Swimming lessons end

William Thompson Dozens of Tucumcari youths recently completed swimming lessons at the municipal pool. Six lifeguards were on hand to teach swimming fundamentals. Lifeguard Andrea Garcia said that for many of the preschool children, the first task was to get them comfortable with the water. “The first day we showed the kids the pool rules […]

Roads diverging at the pool hall

TV Hagenah Today’s column is a true one (or at least as true as anything dealing with memory can be). When I am asked to speak at graduations or affairs honoring fathers, I often pull this story out and share it with my audience. In fact, it happened in late July more years ago than […]

Because we’re shallow, that’s why

TV Hagenah The other day I was visiting with a woman and she said something to the effect that she didn’t understand men. At first I thought I was mumbling again, but then I realized that she wasn’t talking about me specifically but my gender in general. I just shook my head. She is another […]

Children go to drive-in from pool

William Thompson According to workers at Tucumcari Municipal Pool, young children unaccompanied by adults, are walking to the Sonic restaurant or other nearby establishments during the daily 3 p.m. break time at the pool. Sonic is a full two blocks away from the city’s pool. Amber Martin, head lifeguard at the pool, noted that this […]

Pool open for summer

William Thompson Tucumcari Municipal Pool opened June 2, and will be open seven days a week from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. until school starts again in late August. Amber Martin, the head lifeguard at the pool, said the first week of the pool’s operation was especially busy. “It’s always busy the first week because […]

Developer search continues

QCS Reports A candidate for a top position with the Greater Tucucmari Economic Development Corporation withdrew his application last week. Wayne Boling from Lubbock, Texas was being considered for the Economic Development Director position with the GTEDC. He was scheduled to appear at a public meeting Thursday but withdrew his application prior to the engagement. […]

House native loved billiards

Freedom Newspapers Lucille Powell proved it’s never too late to take up a new hobby. Powell’s hobby was playing pool and her billiards home was the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Clovis. She took up the game in 1966, when she was 55 years old. Powell, a native of House, died Aug. 13 at age […]