Author tells landmarks’ stories

One more time, we have a native writer who has published a book to entice readers who enjoy glimpses into the past. Gene L. Duke has compiled a unique look at scenes along the roads in this area of the nation — “Route ‘66’: May They Rust in Peace.” This volume is about the many […]

Rattlers to take on Wolverines

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Kevin Wilson Based on the numbers, Friday’s District 5-2A showdown is going to be like night and day for the Tucumcari Rattlers. But the more Tucumcari looks at Texico, the more they see themselves. “They’ve won some games where they didn’t look great, and we’ve won some games where we didn’t look great,” Tucumcari coach […]

Directories shed light on past

If we take the time to read some of the early day city directories, we learn a lot about our history. For instance, while reading the 1909-1910 directory, I learned that we already had 5080 residents and were planning for more because of the many opportunities available here. According to the John F. Worley Directory […]

Rattlers, Coyotes host games

Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers and San Jon Coyotes look forward to home field advantage as the Logan Longhorns travel across the state to Reserve. The 4-2 Rattlers are happy to be back in front of a hometown crowd after three games on the road, said Rattlers head coach Wayne Ferguson. The Rattlers will play […]

Rattlers look to stay perfect

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Thomas Garcia The 2-0 Rattlers look to stay perfect for homecoming Friday against the West Las Vegas Dons. “We know it is homecoming, but we are going to have to stay focused on the game as much as possible,” said Rattlers head coach Wayne Ferguson. Ferguson said the Rattlers will have their handful with the […]

Better to look forward to future

Thomas Garcia “Another day older and deeper in debt, Saint Peter don’t call me cause I can’t go I owe my soul to the company store.” OK, so maybe it isn’t that bad that I turned 31 years old on Monday. It has long been the truth and still is that I’m the youngest amongst […]

Listening to child builds self esteem

Today we hear a lot about self esteem as people look at a child or teen who is struggling. It seems to be a common deficiency among kids who are under-achieving or getting in trouble. What can parents do to help their child with esteem issues? Many times we equate self esteem with the ability […]

City officials look to save cash

Russell Anglin Tucumcari officials discussed a number of cost-saving and revenue-generating measures at the Tucumcari City Commission’s regular Thursday meeting. City Clerk Christine Daugherty said the city was able to refinance bonds used to build the Tucumcari Convention Center. “Bobbye (Rose, city manager) worked with the New Mexico Financing Authority and found a lower interest […]

Reunion nears again

Lynn Moncus The “Rattler Reunion Annual,” the favorite publication of Rattler Alumni, faculty,and friends, is now in our hands to remind us of the approaching Rattler Reunion and to allow us to look back at last year’s reunion. When we receive this publication, all other activities cease until we peruse the pages. We savor each […]

Rattlers, Longhorns look for football coaches

Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers and Logan Longhorns are in the process of hiring new football coaches for their 2011 seasons. Rattlers head coach Daniel Hutchins submitted his resignation and is taking the head football coaching position for Eunice. “I have nothing against the Rattlers and wish them success,” Hutchins said. Hutchins said he had […]