City treasurer fired; lawsuit filed

Thomas Garcia John “Marty” Garcia has been terminated as Tucumcari’s city treasurer and he’s filed a lawsuit alleging the city took action against him in violation of the Whistleblower Protection Act. “The city’s violation of the Whistleblower Protection Act is clearly outlined in the court documents,” said Duff Westbrook, Garcia’s attorney during a telephone interview […]

Lawsuit filed against Tucumcari Police

By Tom Sharpe: Courtesy of the Santa Fe New Mexican Two Kansas residents claim in a lawsuit filed in Santa Fe that police in Tucumcari stole $47,000 in cash from them because they were assumed to be Mexican nationals. “We have not received any documents concerning this suit from the State District Court,” said Tucumcari […]

Cattle guard lawsuit dismissed

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A lawsuit against Quay County over cattle guards was dismissed Thursday in 10th Judicial District Court, according to court reports. “In my opinion, this is a frivolous lawsuit that is costing the county tax payers,” said Quay County Commission Chairman Franklin McCasland on Monday. McCasland said the case brought […]

Lawsuit filed against Clayton Ranch Market

By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit against Clayton Ranch Market in Clayton. Clayton Ranch Market is owned by former District 67 State Rep. Brian Moore, who has entered the race for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor of New Mexico. The lawsuit claims the store […]

Lawsuit winner graduates from academy

By William Thompson Vivian Martinez, the former exotic dancer who won an $80,000 lawsuit settlement against the Tucumcari Police Department in August, has graduated from the Southeastern New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy in Hobbs. Martinez, now a sheriff’s deputy with the Lea County Sheriff’s Department, was previously denied employment by the Tucumcari Police Department. She […]

City schools face lawsuit

By William Thompson Tucumcari public schools have been named in a lawsuit alleging officials failed to properly notify Santa Fe Schools of molestation allegations against a former teacher. Santa Fe attorney Patrick Casey said he represents two elementary school students who claim they were molested at a Santa Fe elementary school by Ernest Dominguez, a […]

Tucumcari schools face lawsuit

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Tucumcari public schools have been named in a lawsuit alleging officials failed to properly notify Santa Fe Schools of molestation allegations against a former teacher. Santa Fe attorney Patrick Casey said he represents two elementary school students who claim they were molested at a Santa Fe elementary school by […]