Parker Kate Smith, Beatrice Lyon

Beatrice (Barreras) Lyon Beatrice (Barreras) Lyon, 68, died July 9 in Fresno, Calif. Lyon was born June 14, 1936 in Tucumcari where she was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church. Lyon is survived by five sons, Rudy Garcia, Ricardo Martinez, Raynaldo Martinez, Ronald Martinez and Raymond Martinez. Lyon is also survived by four brothers, […]

City kennel offers last hope for strays

William Thompson Mike Martinez, Tucumcari’s Animal Control Supervisor, said that as long as there is enough space in the city’s dog kennel, dogs and cats that reside there are not in danger of being euthanized. Right now, according to Martinez, the kennel houses only one dog and one cat. “It’s a really slow period right […]

Moore, Sandoval

Ben Frank Moore Ben Frank Moore, 97, a former Tucumcari resident, died Wednesday, June 16, in his home in Port Isabel, Texas. Ben Moore was born November 25, 1907 in Utopia, Texas, the son of Lewis G. Moore and Ollie Stone. He graduated high school in Alpine, Texas. After high school, he moved with his […]

Former Rattler coach heads to NMAA

David Wagner A former Tucumcari coach, Mario Martinez recently accepted a position as assistant director of men’s athletics for the New Mexico Activities Association. The NMAA is expected to formally approve the hiring Wednesday. The 49-year-old Martinez has spent more than 27 years coaching in New Mexico high schools, the last 12 at Fort Sumner […]

Rabies clinic set to start

TV Hagenah According to Mike Martinez, Animal Control Supervisor for the Tucumcari Police Department, it is time once again for the annual Quay County Rabies Clinics and he expects a good number of the pet population of Quay County to be there for a number of reasons. “Well,” said Martinez, “it’s important that it gets […]

Theresa M. Martinez

Theresa M. Martinez Theresa M. “Tere” Martinez, 94, died at her home in Tucumcari on Tuesday, March 30, 2004. Theresa Martinez was born November 3, 1909 at San Rafael (Montoya) in the Territory of New Mexico. She had lived in Tucumcari since 1958. She was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church and was active […]

Middle school releases honor rolls

Tucumcari Middle School recently released its third nine weeks honor roll and A/B honor roll. Third nine weeks All “A” honor roll Eighth grade students receiving all”A’s” were Samuel Cantwell, Ariel Crocker, Kenton Perkins and Caitlyn Romero. Seventh grade students receiving all “A’s” were Johnny Barreras, Richie Encinias, Lacy Kimbrell, Kaitlin Lopez, Rebecca Lopez, Roshan […]

Man gives injured boy bicycle

TV Hagenah The police report was cut and dried. A child riding his bicycle and a sports utility vehicle met at the intersection of Lake St. and Heman Ave. and the child was injured, the driver of the SUV called the police and the child was taken to the hospital and the bicycle was a […]

Tucumcari seniors enjoy Pioneer Center

William Thompson Social events occur regularly at the Pioneer Senior Center on South Third Street. The center holds a dance almost every month. Recently, the center held a tea social. The response was more than the center staff had expected according to Tara Martinez, volunteer activities director for the center. “We had about twenty people […]

Martinez places at spelling bee

TV Hagenah This year Michael Martinez did not make it to the finals in Washington D.C. in spelling, but he got about as close as it is possible to get without actually making it. In the regional spelling bee in Clovis which determined who would move on to the next level in spelling, the National […]