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Antonio and Annie Pacheco are happy to announce the arrival of their son, Antonio Alexander Pacheco, Jr. born November 14, 2009. He weighed 8 pounds and 13 ounces and was 21 1/2 inches long. Antonio joins his parents and proud big sister, Olivia, at their home in Rio Rancho. His grandparents are Paul and Kathy [...]

It ‘was like a dream,’ says train accident victim

Chelle Delaney A Tucumcari man who was hit by a train two weeks ago says he “didn’t see the darn train,” and that he’s a very lucky man. “The doctors and everybody say I am very, very lucky,” said Isaac Pacheco, Jr., 46. Pacheco who is at Northwest Hospital in Amarillo was interviewed by phone [...]

Burleson trial venue changes

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The trial of James Burleson, a Socorro fight promoter accused of slaying Jason Pacheco, will be heard in Fort Sumner in De Baca County, said Quay County prosecutor Kirk Chavez. “It’s been a high profile case. I think the Pacecho family and the victim are well-known in Tucumcari. And [...]

Community Notes: Tucumcari’s 100th, tree sale, Rose Pacheco’s 86th

By QCS Staff Tucumcari’s centennial to be celebrated next year Tucumcari will be celebrating its 100th birthday next year. In preparation for the festivistives, Ron Wilmot, director of the Tucumcari Convention Center, has been appointed chair of the centennial events committee by the city. Wilmot said planning and organizational meetings will be announced in January. [...]

Liberato “Lee” Melquiades Roybal

Services: 9 a.m. today, a funeral mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Las Vegas. Liberato “Lee” Melquiades Roybal, 71, a lifelong resident of Variadero died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007. He was born on Oct. 29, 1936 to the late Reducindo Roybal and Tomasita Tenorio Roybal in Terrero. He was united in [...]

Burleson case bound over to district court

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Criminal charges against Jim Burleson, a fight promoter who has admitted shooting Jason Pacheco, will be bound over to district court, said Magistrate Court Judge Joel Garnett in a statement on Friday. Jason Pacheco died Feb. 1 after he was shot on Main Street. Burleson and Pacheco were both [...]

‘Mock up’ of fatal Pacheco shooting staged on Main Street

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Attorneys and investigators gathered on Tucumcari’s Main Street about 9 p.m. on Tuesday to revisit the scene where Albert “Jason” Pacheco was shot to death on Feb. 1. Jim Burleson, 33, a martial arts fight promoter from Socorro, has pleaded not guilty to criminal charges related to Pacheco’s death. [...]

06-23-2007: Around Town

Pacheco baby arrives… Joshua Darian Pacheco was born at 8:23 a.m., on May 30 in Clovis. He weighed 7 pounds and 11 ounces and was 20 1/4 inches long. His parents are Veronica Baca and Joshua Pacheco of Tucumcari. Tech educator honored… Billy Don Bell, a technology educator, at Dimmitt Middle School in Texas, was [...]

Burleson charged in shooting of Jason Pacheco

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A martial arts fight promoter was arraigned Thursday in Quay County Magistrate Court on charges alleging he killed Albert “Jason” Pacheco, 31, of Tucumcari, on Feb. 1. James Burleson, 33, of Socorro pleaded not guilty to the charges. He was released after posting a $100,000 bond. Burleson, accompanied by [...]

Promoter admits he fired shot

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A Los Lunas fight promoter says he fired the shot that killed Tucumcari’s Jason Pacheco on Feb. 1. Jim Burleson, in Tucumcari for the Desert Xtreme martial-arts fight scheduled last week, said he fired his .45-caliber gun after Pacheco and others jumped him on Main Street. Pacheco, 31, was [...]