New Deputy Police Chief retuns home

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff On Oct. 6, Ron Haley joined the Tucumcari Police Department as Deputy Chief of Police. A Tucumcari native, Haley is the department’s second in command under Police Chief Larry Ham. Ham was named chief in June 2005 and had previously served with the Silver City Police Department. Where did you […]

Henry B. Blair

Henry B. Blair Services: 2 p.m. on Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Tucumcari. Henry B. Blair, 73, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006 at the Baptist St. Anthony Hospital in Amarillo, Texas.   Mr. Blair was born May 4, 1933 in Hildon, Okla. He was a member of the First Baptist Church […]

Stella Mae Creech

Stella Mae Creech Services: 10 a.m. Monday at the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery. Stella Mae Creech, 90, died at her home in Tucumcari on Oct. 18, 2006 following and extended illness. She was born April 7, 1916 in Chillicothe, Texas. She had been a home maker. Mrs. Creech was preceded in death by her husband, […]

Hale McClure

Hale McClure Services: Will be announced at a later date. Hale McClure, 83, died Monday, June 26, 2006. Mr. McClure was born July 8, 1922 in Tucumcari. He attended the Tucumcari School System and graduated from Tucumcari High School in 1941. He loved the out doors, artifact hunting and making Jewelry. He was retired from […]

Former law enforcement officials square off

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series of stories about the upcoming Quay County primary elections. Today’s story focuses on the Democratic primary for the county’s magistrate judge position between Joel Garnett, Wayne Thibodeaux and Dennis Townsend. A history in law enforcement and a determination to be […]

Sheriff race features experience

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Editor’s Note: This is one in a series related to the June 6 primary elections. This story focuses on the Democratic primary for county sheriff between Joe Schallert and John Barreras. John Barreras wants another chance as the Quay County Sheriff. Joe Schallert wants his first. The two men, […]

Act restriction better late than never

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist That huge gasp, clutching at the chest, and cracking of a big smile that was heard across the US of A this fall was farmers and ranchers reading the headline, “U.S. House of Representatives Pass Bill to Restrict Endangered Species Act!” Even though we know the Senate may not sign […]

High court needs morality, not legality

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist The latest bone thrown to the voracious mad dogs of the media, including this columnist, is the all-important, job-eternal Supreme Court nomination. The question that has the least influence on confirmation, yet receives the most polarized press coverage is this: “Is the nominee qualified to be a Supreme Court judge?” […]

11/5 Editorial

Well, you certainly can’t say that Judge Samuel Alito, with 15 years experience on the federal appellate bench and stints as a U.S. attorney and an assistant solicitor general, is not qualified to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. If he seems to be reasonable and likable during Senate hearings — and by all accounts […]

9/24 Quay personality

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Who: Brian Haines, new preacher at Tucumcari’s Church of Christ. Claim to fame: Well, maybe not a claim to fame, but certainly a notable fact — Haines used to work in homicide. “I worked law enforcement in Arizona, in the gang and repeat offender bureau,” Haines said, adding he was also a case worker in […]