Tucumcari Schools cited for compliance issues

Russell Anglin The New Mexico Public Education Department cited Tucumcari Public Schools for “major compliance issues” based on an audit of school state funding and enrollment reports. Other state school districts cited for major compliance issues are Dulce, Santa Fe and Cimarron. “In addition to minor compliance issues, these districts also may have misidentified special […]

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Shanyn West and Alejandro Velasquez were married Dec. 11 in McKinney, TX with Rev. Susan Gary officiating.

Assistant superintendent: AYP distracting

Russell Anglin Dave Johnson has replaced State Rep. Dennis Roch as assistant superintendent of Tucumcari schools this year. Johnson comes from Adrian, Texas where he served as superintendent of the Adrian Independent School District. Superintendent Aaron Mckinney said he and his new colleague will continue to approach academic performance goals with the same administrative strategy […]

Resident keeps smoke shop alive

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun An effort to keep business alive in Tucumcari is the reason Roy McKinney said he bought Route 66 Smoke Shack. “I have looked around town and seen so many businesses have closed,” McKinney said. “This town can not afford to lose businesses left and right.” The business, formerly known […]

Tucumcari schools set for $15 million budget for 2010

Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Public Schools Board of Education discussed a preliminary budget of $15 million for the 2010 school year. “Thanks to $560,000 in stimulus funds the budget will be about the same as last year’s,” said Trudy Bauler, TPS Business Manager at Tuesday night’s meeting. Bauler said that the stimulus funds helped to […]

School board selects contractor for phase one new THS

Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Public Schools Board of Education awarded a $4 million contract for the construction of the first phase of the new Tucumcari High School to Gerald Martin Ltd. of Albuquerque. The contract was awarded at a special meeting on Thursday. Before the vote, school superintendent Aaron McKinney advised the board that Gerald […]

Fireworks reign over storm

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By QCS Staff Mother Nature launched the first strikes at Friday’s Fourth of July fireworks display in Tucumcari. Lighting crisscrossed the sky from the north and west as dark thunderheads rolled in before the display began. The storm and its eventual rain, however, didn’t dampen any spirits. What two-year-old Harley Ray McKinney said she liked […]

Newborn, Birthday, ’08 THS grad recognized

Newly born…Truitt Gene Everett was born April 3, 2008 in Amarillo, Texas. His parents are Carl and Rhonda Everett; and his brother is Julian, 4.His grandparents are Floyd and Nancy Ayler of Tucumcari, and Carlene Everett and his great-grandmother is Janell McCoy of San Jon. First birthday…Avery McKinney of Tucumcari celebrated his first birthday with […]

School board OKs raise for superintendent

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Associate Editor The six-figure salary of Tucumcari Schools Superintendent Aaron McKinney inched up a little higher Monday night. The majority of Tucumcari School Board members approved a $4,000 increase, raising McKinney’s salary to $104,000 and extending his contract through the 2009-2010 school year. School board members have said in the past […]

School officials select new high school design

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By Thomas Garcia After months of planning, work sessions and meetings with the school board officials and the public, a final design for the new Tucumcari High School has been selected, said Tucumcari Schools Superintendent Aaron McKinney. “It has been a long hard three months,” McKinney said. “We have had the teachers, school board and […]