December 1954

Connie Srote, daughter of Opal Srote, was named a princess for the 1954-55 Sun Carnival in El Paso, Texas. … W. P. “Ham” Hamilton announced his run for City Police Judge. …The Tucumcari High School Band left to march in the Sun Bowl Parade in El Paso. … Some 2,406 bales of cotton were ginned […]

Phyllis Davis Collins

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Services: A memorial service will be held later. Phyllis Davis Collins, 86, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007. She was born on Sept. 23, 1920 in Mauldin, Wash., to the late Calvin Orville and Georgia Leona Foreman Davis. At the age of 16, she migrated with her family to the Southwest. She lived in Tucumcari for […]

Lucy Vigil

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Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church, Tucumcari. Lucy Vigil age 46, died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2007, in Tucumcari. .   Lucy Vigil was born Aug. 18, 1961 in Carrizozo, New Mexico. to Jose and Geneva Lueras. She has been an active member of the First Baptist Church in Tucumcari and participated in the Church […]

Lucretia A. Wells

Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Royal Estates, El Paso, Texas. Lucretia A. Wells, 94, died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2007. She was a long time El Paso resident after moving here from Tucumcari. She was preceded in death by husbands, Josh Babers and Clyde L. Wells and son Charles T. Babers. She is her survived by […]

Newborns, Anniversary, Gas Watch, Crime stats

Azalea’s a pretty flower .. Azalea Isabel Mascarenas was born on May 21, 2007 at Clovis. She was 7 pounds, 6 ounces. She’s the daughter of Tony and Miriam Mascarenas from Tucumcari and joins twin brothers, Omart and Oscar. Azalea’s grandparents are Danny and Edith Moralez of Tucumcari and Eloy and Maria Gardea of El […]

8/6 Obituaries

Effie Terrill Services: 10 a.m. today at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens in Clovis. Effie Belle Terrill, 91, of El Paso, Texas, died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2005, at her home. She was born on July 12, 1914, in Quail, Texas, to J.W. and Myrtle Jewel Crowley. She married Buster Terrill on Nov. 28, 1935, in Santa […]

Plaza holds memories of times gone by

By Lyn Moncus: Comments from the Canyon Not long ago, Mrs. Donah Cooper and I read an article about the San Jacinto Plaza in El Paso and exchanged some of our memories of what to us had been a very exciting place. Most of us just referred to it as The Plaza and often spent […]

Fact vs. fiction, how wild west really was

By Angela Peacock Dressed in 18th century attire with a gun holster strapped to his waist Ted Pearce suddenly transformed into Tom Sears to perform a wild west skit during the 10th Annual New Mexico Archaeology Fair Friday afternoon at the Tucumcari Historical Museum. More than 20 archaeologist and exhibits for the statewide event will […]