Feds revoking U.S. citizenship unconstitutional

U.S. citizenship is a right protected by the Constitution; it is not a privilege that can be taken away at will. That truth needs to be maintained. Several members of Congress have sponsored a bill that would allow the government to take away citizenship and kick certain people out of the country. The Terrorist Expatriation […]

Fight promoter found innocent

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Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer

Easter sunrise services in Tucumcari – slideshow

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Chelle Delaney Members of several churches in Tucumcari gathered at sunrise on Easter Sunday for services. Jason Bruce, minister to students from First Baptist, Margaret Koontz, pastor of First Presbyterian and Tom Broom, pastor of Center Street Methodist, each delivered a short sermon.

06-14-08 Around Town

Baby born…Jason and Theresa Lafferty of Tucumcari are the parents of an 8 lb., 3 oz. baby boy who was born on May 5 in Amarillo, Texas, at St. Anthony’s Hospital. Named Logan Jason Wilbur Lafferty, he has one sister, July, who is 19 months old. His grandparents are Ted and Rose Chavez, Ed and […]

Burleson charged in shooting of Jason Pacheco

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A martial arts fight promoter was arraigned Thursday in Quay County Magistrate Court on charges alleging he killed Albert “Jason” Pacheco, 31, of Tucumcari, on Feb. 1. James Burleson, 33, of Socorro pleaded not guilty to the charges. He was released after posting a $100,000 bond. Burleson, accompanied by […]

Promoter admits he fired shot

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A Los Lunas fight promoter says he fired the shot that killed Tucumcari’s Jason Pacheco on Feb. 1. Jim Burleson, in Tucumcari for the Desert Xtreme martial-arts fight scheduled last week, said he fired his .45-caliber gun after Pacheco and others jumped him on Main Street. Pacheco, 31, was […]

Albert R. Jason Pacheco

Services: 7 p.m., today a rosary service will be held at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Tucumcari. At 10 a.m. on Tuesday, a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Anne’s Church. Burial will follow at Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery. Albert R. Jason Pacheco, 31, died Feb. 1, 2007 in Tucumcari. Mr. Pacheco […]

Jason Pacheco’s relatives remember happiness

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Jason Pacheco Jr. enjoyed a good joke and he was passionate about martial arts fighting. His involvement in the competitions and, recently, coaching his own team, “brought a lot of happiness to his life,” said Esperanza Madrid, Pacheco’s cousin. Pacheco, 31, was shot to death on Thursday night, outside […]

Southwest Mercantile to shut down

William Thompson Area shoppers will soon have one less place to shop for western wear, gifts and supplies. Main Street landmark Southwest Mercantile is going out of business. Heather Duba, co-owner with her brother Jason and parents David and Kathy, said the Duba family is beset with health issues. “The store is not closing due […]