Cinco de Mayo held May 5

TV Hagenah On May 5, 1862, in the town of Puebla, Mexico, a tired poor and small Mexican army defeated the large, well-armed army supplied to the Emperor Maximilian by the rulers of France, thus driving the French forces out of Mexico. Since then each year a celebration is held on May 5, or Cinco […]

Tracksters shine at district meet

William Thompson The 2004 District 6AA track meet was held at Tucumcari High School this past weekend, and a number of Rattlers qualified to go to Albuquerque this weekend for state competition. Two freshman girls will be going to Albuquerque. Jamie Jones will be competing in the javelin and discus events. Jones won the district […]

Activities fight against drinking and driving

TV Hagenah With prom on their horizons (today) and with after-prom parties also an interest, Thursday, students at Tucumcari High School had something else to think about. Because the DWI program in Tucumcari staged, with the help of city emergency personnel, a mock-fatal crash to instill a sense of sober reality into the minds of […]

Pacheco named NIE ‘Teacher of the Year’

TV Hagenah Tucumcari High School marketing instructor Antonio Pacheco has been named Freedom Newspapers Teachers of the year for Tucumcari this year according to Bernice Ortega of Freedom Newspapers Clovis office. Ortega, who is in charge of Freedom’s “Newspaper in Education” program said Pacheco was chosen from all the other teachers in the city because […]

FCCLA students excel at districts

TV Hagenah By TV Hagenah Quay County Sun The Family, Career and Community Leaders of America had their district competition on Saturday, March 20 at Melrose High School at which 41 middle and high school students competed in 12 events. In the competition the students compete against a set of standards and are awarded stars […]

Faux accident helps teach

TV Hagenah A potentially deadly accident and people with life-threatening injuries are rushed to the emergency room. ER personnel step into trauma mode, but when it is all over, it is not real. In fact, it was an exercise put on by the administrators of Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital and the area’s emergency services […]

Local youth excels in science know-how

TV Hagenah Nikki Harman,a freshman at Tucumcari High School, competed in the Southeastern New Mexico Regional Science and Engineering Fair in Portales, March 6. As she has done before, for that matter as most of her family has done before, she did well. The 15 year old received second place in her division of Environmental […]

Computers — not for everyone

TV Hagenah I am not good with computers. For heaven’s sake, the only web I know anything about is Charlotte’s. I admit it. I am not computer literate. I’m still trying to figure out how to work the little paddles in Pong. When it comes to using my fingers on a keyboard, my wife says […]

Wrestlers place in Tournaments

Tucumcari High School wrestlers placed well in the district tournament, but did not place as well as expected in the recent state tournament, according to Coach Eddie Encinias. “Michael Baca finished fourth in the state tournament which began Feb. 19,” said Encinias. “John Sewell placed sixth, but other than that no one else on our […]

Art contest set

Rep. Udall seeks art contest entries U.S. Representative Tom Udall, D-N.M., is asking Third Congressional District high school students to submit entries for the annual Congressional Arts Competition. The Third Congressional District includes Tucumcari and Quay County. The winning entry from New Mexico will be displayed on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. beginning in June. […]