Tucumcari student nominated for Rudy Award

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Thomas Garcia Tucumcari Rattler Esteban Martinez III is a semifinalist for a high school football Rudy Award, which celebrates outstanding young athletes. “The youths are selected for their ability to inspire teammates and their support of the local community,” said Sandy Henderson, public information officer for Inspireum, a Bend, Ore., company that is one of […]

Amarillo Venom coach to give talk about drugs

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Thomas Garcia Tucumcari High School will welcome a fellow snake to town on Thursday, when Amarillo Venom’s head coach Julian Reese speaks for Red Ribbon Week. The Tucumcari Rattlers Student Council invited Reese, to speak to the students about the choices of doing drugs and alcohol and what it takes to be at the next […]

Small-town athletics full of tests

At Mt. Vernon High School in east Texas, I played football, basketball and track. Since my twin sister outweighed me until I was a 123-pound senior tailback, baseball or soccer would have been better bets — but we had neither as varsity sports. We didn’t have a track either, so track season was primarily for […]

Sins will eventually catch up with us unless we clear them with God

We cleaned the carpet recently in the basement bedroom where my daughter slept until she graduated from high school and left home, just over a year ago. Carpet cleaning isn’t that bad, especially if there’s no furniture to move, as in this case because she took the furniture with her. Still, it took over a […]

Elk’s Lodge honors teen

Rocio Acosta has been named Teenager or Student of the Month, it was announced today by the Elk’s Lodge. Rocio, 16, is the daughter of Marciano and Marcelina Acosta of Tucumcari. She is a freshman at Tucumcari High School. The program is sponsored by the Elks Lodge in an effort to bring recognition to outstanding […]

Sharing stories family tradition

I had an awesome and busy weekend. Not only was it Labor Day weekend, with temperatures in the high 70’s and rain to boot. It was also the Garcia family reunion. Now, as you may have read in the past, my family means everything to me. So naturally I truly am in heaven when we […]

Sports physicals scheduled

QCS Staff Sports physicals will be given Thursday and Friday at 4 p.m., at the Tucumcari Middle School Gym. The cost is $20 cash. Football practice will begin on Aug. 1 at 7 a.m. Players meet at the high school chorus room. Volleyball and Cross Country practice will begin on Aug. 8th.

Grads go forth

Lynn Moncus This is an exciting time of the year for high school seniors as they end one chapter of their lives and begin another. For twelve years, these young people have been receiving their general education and have been learning to face the future. Despite their remarks, most of them have enjoyed those years […]

Former Tucumcari student gets book published

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QCSun staff Former Tucumcari High School student Max Holman published his first book in April and is currently working on the second of his mutli-trilogy series. “Writing the book was the easy part. Getting published was the painstaking process,” Holman said. Holman’s first book, “The Chronicles of White Raven and the Book of Vanderbolt: The […]

Community briefs — May 11

Scholarship night approaches Tucumcari High School scholarship night takes place at 6 p.m., Thursday at the Tucumcari Auditorium.