School seeks volunteers for steering committee

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari School system is looking for a few good men and women. “We would like them to serve on the Facilities Steering Committee,” said acting school Superintendent Aaron McKinney. “Ideally, we would have 10 to 14 people,” McKinney said. “You don’t want it too small or large. But, […]

Tucumcari schools review AYP ratings

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Tucumcari Municipal Schools principals and acting superintendent Aaron McKinney are reviewing the district’s Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) report from the New Mexico Public Education Department and awaiting more information. More detailed scores regarding AYP subgroups, such as those defined by ethnicity, and AYP scores for districts will be released […]

School Superintendent Reents fired from post

By Quay County Staff Superintendent William Reents, who has been on paid administrative since June 6, was given a termination letter on Wednesday by Tucumcari Schools Board of Education. Reents declined to elaborate on his situation, saying only that, “I found it interesting.” Reents said he has hired an attorney, Edward Hollington of Albuquerque. In […]

Best friends share Homecoming court

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari High School seniors Kevin Garza and McKayla McKinney said they have been best friends for years. Now, in addition to sharing snickers, sodas and secrets, they get a chance to share the glory of being Tucumcari’s Homecoming King and Queen for Friday’s game and parade. In addition to the Rattler […]

Jan. 15, 2005

Herbert Williams Jr. Herbert Lee Williams Jr., of Wynne, Ark., died Dec. 31, 2004, in Memphis at Memorial Hospital East. He was born Nov. 11, 1943, in East Prairie, Mo., to Herbert L. Williams Sr. and Tessie Johnson Williams. He was a retired truck driver having worked for the ABF trucking company. He was a […]

Science fair commences

TV Hagenah Tucumcari Municipal School’s annual Science Fair has convened at the Tucumcari Convention Center and budding scientists from fourth through 12th grades are displaying their scientific knowledge ranging from growing plants to making thermometers, to discussing magnetic fields. This year’s fair even has active volcanoes and baking soda in bottles blowing up balloons. According […]