Seniors take final step

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun On a night honoring 63 graduates, the loudest applause and cheers were for a father. Robert Marquez walked up on stage Friday night to accept a honorary diploma for his son Robert W. Marquez.“To us he was ‘Pillz’,” said Krystal Montano, Tucumcari High School graduate. “We miss Robert and […]

THS Honor Roll: Fourth nine weeks for 2007-2008 school year

Tucumcari High School recently announced the honor roll for the fourth nine weeks forthe 2007-2008 school year. To be listed onthe honor roll, a student must achieve a 3.5 grade point average or higher on a 4 point scale. The following students made all As for the fourth quarter: SeniorsAnchondo, JesusMcKinney, MistyRomero, Caitlyn JuniorsPatel, Roshan […]

Single-vehicle accident claims life of Tucumcari teen

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By Thomas Garcia A Tucumcari teen died Saturday morning in a single-vehicle accident in eastern De Baca County, said State Police Lt. Cleo Baker. Robert Marquez, 15, was driving a 1986 Jeep Cherokee south on State Highway 252 about 10 miles south of House about 8 a.m. when the vehicle left the road and rolled […]

Alfonso C. Marquez

Services: At 7 p.m. Wednesday a rosary will be recited at St. Annes Catholic Church in Tucumcari. At 2 p.m. Thursday a Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at St. Anne’s.     Alfonso C. Marquez, 91, died on Friday, Nov. 10, 2007, in Santa Fe following an extended illness. Mr. Marquez was born  May […]

Santa Rosan pleads guilty

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff A Santa Rosa man prosecutors said contributed to the death of two people by buying alcohol for a drunken driver and accompanying the driver in the vehicle pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide and great bodily injury on Thursday in Quay County district court. “The passenger was prosecuted as if he […]

03-03-2007: Tuck’s Turf

Monday will be the start of the 2007 high school golf season at the Bernalillo Invite at Santa Ana Resort Golf Course in Albuquerque. I feel like our team consists of a assortment of swings and attitude levels. It looks like an up and down year. I have a lot of faith in the kids […]

Richard Roe Simms

Richard Roe Simms Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 114 Carlisle Blvd., S.E., Albuquerque. Richard Roe Simms, 90, a resident of Albuquerque, died Aug. 31, 2006. Mr. Simms, the son of The Rev. J. Denton Simms and May Harper Simms, was born in Dulce on Sept. 27, 1915. After receiving a B.A. degree […]

12/10 Editorial

Phil Marquez is the grandson of Tucumcari residents Alfonso and Dorothy Marquez. His parents are Charles and Delia Marquez of Santa Fe. Phil Marquez is a sergeant first class in the Arizona National Guard and is stationed in Ramadi, Iraq, according to his grandmother. His letter was sent to St. Rose of Lima Church in […]

Construction worker killed near Tucumcari

QCS staff A Santa Rosa construction worker died Jan. 6 near Tucumcari on U.S. Interstate 40 while he was involved in painting stripes on the highway between Santa Rosa and Tucumcari. Chris Marquez was driving a vehicle owned by San Bar Construction, the middle vehicle of three involved with the striping of the highway, about […]

Obits Dec. 20

Norma Gutierrez Norma Gutierrez 56, died Dec.. 14 at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. She was born Jan. 13, 1947 in Tucumcari. Mrs. Gutierrez has been a life time resident of Tucumcari attending and graduating from the Tucumcari School System. She owned and operated the Norma Gutierrez Bail Bonding Company in Tucumcari. She was a member […]