Tucumcari police chief placed on administrative leave

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By Thomas Garcia and Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Tucumcari Police Chief Roger Hatcher has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation into last week’s Taser shooting of a teenage girl. Tucumcari City Manager Bobbye Rose issued a brief press release stating the leave is by “mutual agreement.” Rose said […]

Board and super come to agreement

By Quay County Sun William Reents, Tucumcari School Superintendent, and the Tucumcari Public Schools have come to a resignation and settlement agreement. Reents has been on administrative leave since June 6 and was given a termination letter by the Tucumcari Board of Education in July. Reents had appealed the board’s decision. Before coming to the […]

Superintendent questions go unanswered

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Associate Publisher Tucumcari school board Chairman Rex E. Kirksey on Friday declined to explain why Superintendent William Reents has been placed on paid administrative leave. “It’s related to personnel matters and we are not at liberty to discuss them in public,” Kirksey said Thursday. Reents, superintendent since July 2002, declined comment […]

Superintendent put on paid leave by board

QCS Staff Tucumcari Schools Superintendent William Reents, who has been with the school system nearly four years, was placed on paid administrative leave during Tuesday’s special meeting of the Tucumcari Schools Board of Education. School board members declined comment after the meeting on why Reents was placed on leave. The board met in executive session […]

April 12, 2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: Friday • At 5:38 p.m., a female reported a suspicious subject at a gas station. There was a woman reported to be asking people for money and making statements about al-Qaida. An officer told […]

Holidays as hard for dogs as for humans

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist I, Aggie am writing this column because the slave claims to have frost bitten hands and says her cold fingers won’t work on this computer. Well, I think her mind is iced over also as she has been trying to tell me that Santa Claus won’t be coming this year. […]

Aggie speaks on parks and photos

By Lynn Moncus I, Aggie, am writing the column this week even though the slave won’t let me use my own byline anymore because she thinks it causes too much confusion and probably because she knows people would rather read what I have to say than to look at her ramblings. She told me she […]

Hospital administrator to leave city

TV Hagenah When Hoyt Skabelund came to Tucumcari three and a half years ago in 2001, he was an unknown quantity. But most people in the city knew that the hospital needed someone. It had reached a point where something need to be done. And because of that, the townspeople were willing to give the […]

World War II hero is never on time; his wife hates to be late

By Angela Peacock Whenever the Reynolds travel Shirley does all the driving due to her husband Homer’s vision disability. While Homer sits in the passenger seat observing the highways for any potential road hazards he has learned how much better off he’ll be if he remains silent instead of trying to navigate for the woman […]