J. Clint Roberson

Services: Have been held. J. Clint Roberson, 66, died on Monday, July 23, 2007 at the Convenant Hospital in Lubbock, Texas. He was born March 8, 1941 in Northeastern Oklahoma, the son of J. Clint and Thelma Roberson. He attended and was a graduate of Oklahoma State University with Master’s degrees in mechanical and electrical [...]

Musician leads children in upbeat program

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Ninety-six children and adults from the city’s library program enjoyed musical story telling by folk music singer Andy Mason of Portales Thursday at the Elks Club. Mason’s appearance was part of the Tucumcari Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. “The children really enjoyed this show a lot,” said assistant librarian [...]

Lions hold Rattlers without district win; Logan Longhorns take two

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers can- not seem to get over district hump. With four straight losses since the beginning of their district play, the Rattlers are still in search of a mark in the winning column after Friday night’s losses Girls The Lady Rattlers faded fast during Friday night’s 61-22 [...]

Clayton Yellow Jackets overtake Rattlers

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Rattlers district record dropped to 0-3 Tuesday night after the Lady Rattlers fell 51-28 and the Rattlers lost 89-70 to the Clayton Yellow Jackets. Boys The Yellow Jackets had the Rattlers seeing threes as they made 14 3-pointers during Tuesday night’s 89-70 win. Going into half-time with a [...]

01-20-2007: Letters to Editor

On the afternoon of Dec. 30, the two of us were sailing along on Highway 54, when we came to the intersection of 54 and I-40 at Tucumcari, and we came upon the blocked road, from snow. The motels were all full and we were directed to the Baptist Church fellowship hall. They were so [...]

12-30-2006: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department, during the last few days. According to reports: Tuesday • At 11:20 a.m., an alarm was reported at a residence on South Fourth Street. The alarm company called and told officers that the [...]

Yuletide has Christmas oddities

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Christmas does have a few oddities. For example, say these words out loud: Jesus. Christ. OK. Now say, Christmas. What’s that? Did you say Crissmuss? Well, everybody does, probably because that was the pronunciation of this Old English contraction: Christes Maese. Or mass of Christ. Now, consider some of [...]

Violin maker straddling two centuries

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Rudy Gonzales is known locally as a sign painter. But here in the 21st century, Gonzales is really a 17th century artist and craftsman. When he paints signs, he does it the old-fashioned way. You won’t find Gonzales hunched over a computer screen. There are no computer print-outs, no [...]

Two coyote packs meet : Girls and Boy’s Basketball

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun SAN JON – Friday night was the battle of the packs. The San Jon Coyotes played the Dora Coyotes in the first boys and girls basketball games in 2A action. The San Jon Lady Coyotes started the season 1-0 with a win over the Dora Coyotes. “It took us [...]

11-15-2005: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department, during the last few days. According to reports: Friday • At 12:49 p.m., a female reported a juvenile with a knife at a recreation center on East Laughlin. Officers made contact with juvenile [...]