Mariachi in Tucumcari

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What: The annual Christmas Mariachi concert, headlining Reynaldo Maestas with special guest Romano Enrique, a professional mariachi from Spain who is Reynaldo’s cousin, along with Mariachi Tenampa, New Mexico’s premiere mariachi group, and the Baila, Baila Dancers. The show was sponsored by Quay Council for Arts and Humanities, Mesalands Community College and the Elks’ Lodge. […]

Mariachi music back for navidad

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By Ryn Garguilnski: QCS When Donna Garcia first met Reynaldo Maestas while they were classmates at Mesalands Community College, she said she had no idea she would one day be organizing his annual mariachi Christmas show for Tucumcari. In fact, she said she didn’t even like him. “I was ready to hate him,” Garcia said, […]

11/5 Obituaries

Roberta Edwards Services: 11 a.m. on Monday in the Center Street United Methodist Church in Tucumcari.  Roberta Edwards, 87, died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2005, in Fredericksburg, Texas. She was born Oct. 24, 1918, in Logan. A Tucumcari resident, she had been making her home in Fredericksburg due to illness.  She was a member of the […]

8/24 Obituaries

Rita Weisdorfer Services: 10 a.m. Friday at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Roy, N.M. Rita Claire Weisdorfer, 77, of Roy, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2005, at Alta Vista Hospital in Las Vegas, N.M. She was born on July 10, 1928, in Lyndhurst, N.J. She was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church in […]

Scholarships awarded

Seniors, parents, teachers and organization representatives gathered at Tucumcari High School Auditorium Thursday night to present scholarships to outgoing Rattlers. From teary-eyed presenters giving in memory of family to long lists of graduates given scholarships to state colleges, the senior class was offered a total of $352,808. “It’s a time that we’re able to honor […]

Mariachi group returns to Tucumcari for Christmas

TV Hagenah The same entertainers that packed the Tucumcari High School Auditorium for Cinco de Mayo will be back with a special Christmas performance on Saturday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. “It’s a fantastic show,” said John Mihm president of the Quay County Council for the Arts and Humanities, the group sponsoring the event. “I […]

Police controversy continues

TV Hagenah Complaints against city police dominated Thursday’s Tucumcari City Commission for the third session in a row. And a former Quay County Sheriff’s Department Deputy offered to take citizens’ complaints against police and forward them to the city commission. “I have a bunch of people who are scared of the police,” said Wayne “Charlie” […]

Letter to editor

Letter to the Editor 8-2-04 In last Saturday’s edition of the Quay County Sun City Commissioner Maestas states and I quote from the article, “City Commissioner Chris Maestas said he and fellow Commissioner Antonio Apodaca voted against the utility rate hikes but were outvoted 3-2 by Commissioners Betty Ditto and Jim Witcher and Mayor Mary […]

Area students shine at FCCLA contests

William Thompson Three Tucumcari High School students did well in the Family Career Community Leaders of America competition in Albuquerque recently, and three students from House School will go on to compete in national competition in Chicago. Teresa Araiz, of Tucumcari, won top prize in the cake decorating competition, but students in that category do […]

Cinco de Mayo held May 5

TV Hagenah On May 5, 1862, in the town of Puebla, Mexico, a tired poor and small Mexican army defeated the large, well-armed army supplied to the Emperor Maximilian by the rulers of France, thus driving the French forces out of Mexico. Since then each year a celebration is held on May 5, or Cinco […]