06-02-2007: Community Notes

Top Dem to visit Tucumcari for listening session on Friday Brian Colon, the newly elected chairman of the Democratic Party of New Mexico, will be in Tucumcari next week for a luncheon as part of his Chairman’s Listening Tour. The luncheon will be at noon Friday at K-Bob’s Restaurant, Estrella Street. Trio competes at Greater […]

Area schools begin mandatory federal testing with mixed feelings

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun It’s testing time again for area public school students: Time to put the books away, take a deep breath and attempt to show education officials in Santa Fe and Washington, D. C. how well students are learning math, science, English and social studies. Students will be taking the Standards […]

Mesalands awards Hispanic grants to three students

Three students at Mesalands Community College have been awarded the Hispanic Opportunity Grant for tuition and/or fees while enrolled at Mesalands. Recipients of the grant include John P. Garcia, Eric Mascarenas, and Josephine Sena. The grant has been established as a result of the Mesalands Community College Foundation Annual Hispanic Scholarship Fund raiser held each […]

School test scores show racial gap

William Thompson The New Mexico Public Education Department recently released the 2004 Standards-Based Assessment scores. Although the scores show marked improvement overall by fourth and eighth-grade students, Hispanic students continue to lag behind Caucasian students statewide in language arts and mathematics. Veronica Garcia, Phd., New Mexico’s Secretary of Education, said the differences in performance can […]

Garcia running for commission seat

Daniel Garcia !. What is it that makes Quay County uniquely Quay County? First, its history. You find here evidence of prehistoric times, dinosaur bones, seashells, petrified wood, etc; evidence of when Quay County lay under a shallow sea. Then there is its cultural diversity; evidence of when Native Americans dominated here. You can find […]