Marcelle and Ruby Go Shopping: A mother and daughter buy back-to-school duds that aren’t duds at all

Tricia Romano If there’s one thing about the new school year that kids love and parents don’t, it’s shopping for clothes. As children get into their tweens and teens, fashion and trends play a bigger part in their lives. But single mom Marcelle Karp, of New York City, satisfies her child’s sense of style without […]

Kid’s pardon should be left by wayside

Karl Terry Some want to see Billy the Kid exonerated of his crimes and riding the trail as a hero. Some, like Billy the Governor Richardson, might want to steal a little of his fame not unlike the Kid used to rustle cattle on the High Plains. I’ve kept silent for the last few months […]

Pool closed Friday

Freedom New Mexico The kid’s pool at the Tucumcari City Pool is closed today for maintenance.

Elementary kid power turns on Energy Day

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Thomas Garcia It was not an ordinary day for the students at Tucumcari Elementary School. Students were outside Wednesday blowing bubbles while those inside were playing with socks and making pinwheels. It was all part of Energy Day and

Curbing underage drinking takes more than changing city code, offiicals say

Thomas Garcia The parent of a drowned 12-year-old boy, a local attorney and a police chief all agree more needs to be done than just change Tucumcari’s Municipal Code to have an effect on underage drinking in Tucumcari. Attorney Donald Schutte presented “Augie’s Law” to the Tucumcari City Commission last Thursday. The proposed law suggests […]

Cowboy hats were made for…everything

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist When I’m in the airport, I always wave at a cowboy hat — a real cowboy hat. Somehow you can spot ’em. They inevitably turn out to be some bull rider on the way to a rodeo, a state cattlemen’s association representative on the way to Washington, D.C., or a […]

Climate makes plant parenting tougher

By Ryn Gargulinski Having your garden thrashed by a summer storm is not a pleasant thing. It actually hurts to awake and find a group of ripped roots, a fleet of mashed beets and torn rows of corn. It’s not like losing a kid — unless, of course, your kid is green and stringy and […]

From one generation to another

Baxter Black Grandpas have a special job and have since days of yore To teach his children’s children things his parents might ignore. Like how to spit and whistle, carve initials on a tree The value of an empty can and why some things aren’t free. Why dogs get stuck, how birds can fly, why […]