‘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. […]

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 […]

Former Rattler plays Pistol Pete

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A couple of years ago, the cowboy with twirling six-shooters, who’d been the Aggies’ mascot for 40 years, suddenly disappeared. A foam-head replacement called Lasso Larry just didn’t seem able to fill Pistol Pete’s capacious boots. Fans at NMSU’s games felt a sense of loss, there was mourning among […]

Pistol Pete should keep his arms

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist New Mexico State, one of my alma maters, called the Aggies, uses the symbol of Pistol Pete as a mascot. He’s also the same character used by Oklahoma State and University of Wyoming. As the mincing tip-toe of political correctness creeps across college campuses it leaves in its Gerber baby […]

Former students from cow college proud to be Aggies

By Lynn Moncus:QCS columnist Many of us from Quay are proud graduates of New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts and were rather disturbed when that august name was changed to New Mexico State University. Nonetheless, we all remained Aggies and were even pleased to collect degrees from the same “Cow College” under a […]