City commissioners table tax proposals

Russell Anglin By Russell Anglin Quay County Sun Robert Lumpkin’s message to Tucumcari residents on Thursday included a number of talking points, but one underlying theme. “The City of Tucumcari is now in need to cut spending, cut services, or increase revenue,” Lumpkin said. The Tucumcari City Commission tabled two tax ordinances at their regular […]

Piercings puncture preconceptions

Russell Anglin By day, my name is Russell Anglin. I stand 5 feet, 11 inches tall (6 feet if you believe my driver’s license), I’m not really sure how much I weigh and I have hazel eyes. I pride myself with a professional demeanor and try to be as friendly and helpful towards folks as […]

DWI arrests continue downard trend

Russell Anglin By Russell Anglin Quay County Sun Monday’s Quay County Commission meeting brought quarterly reports from the county DWI compliance office and Quay County Detention Center, as well as a discussion about the status of U.S. Air Force Low Altitude Tactical Navigation (LATN) flights over Quay County. Bryan Rinestine of the county DWI compliance […]

Letter to the editor: Marriage laws protect morality

Regarding Russell Anglin’s Jan. 12 column on gay marriage that a constitutional amendment defined marriage in the traditional sense was contrary to “our freedom as individuals,” and an attempt to “legislate morality” and create a “second-class citizenry”: I respectfully disagree. Morality is the basis of all legislation and law; whether it is the codified condemnation […]

Death notice: Russell King

Russell “Red” King, 45, of Tucumcari, died Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, in Albuquerque. He was born Aug. 19, 1963, in Oklahoma City, Okla. He was a truck driver. Survivors include one daughter, Twyla Deshazo; and his father, Howard King. Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery. Information: 461-3815.

Birthdays, weddings and military training completed

Turning two…Payson Ray Nials will turn 2 years old on Saturday. Payson is the son of Dustin and Relissa Nials. He’s the grandson of Robin and Aleta Smith and Ray and Jo Ann Nials. His big sister is Rilee Jo Nials. Payson will share his birthday with his aunt, Tina Smith, as she ties the […]

Quinn McKinney

Services: At 6 p.m. Thursday a rosary will be recited at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Clovis. At noon on Friday a Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Tucumcari. Quinn McKinney, 21 of Clovis died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Mr. […]

Russell’ s grab ‘em at the Texas border

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A truck stop plaza developer plans to round up those semis in Quay County before they leave New Mexico and right after they cross the Texas border. New Mexico businessman and entrepreneur, Emory Russell, is building a truck stop and plaza at Endee, said an official of Russell’s company […]

Russell L. Martin

Russell L. Martin Services: Have been held. Russell L. Martin, 91, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006, at the Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari. Mr. Martin was born April 29, 1915 in Arlington, Texas. He was married to Clara E. Beeson on March 2, 1947 in Winfield, Kan. For many years he farmed in […]

Rattlers crush Clayton in doubleheader

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Dustin Russell found a way to break out of a slump. So, too, did the Tucumcari Rattlers. Russell went 3-for-3 with two runs scored and hit a two-run double in a five-run second inning as Tucumcari finished off a Monday doubleheader sweep by beating District 3-2A rival Clayton 13-3 […]