City treasurer fired; lawsuit filed

Thomas Garcia John “Marty” Garcia has been terminated as Tucumcari’s city treasurer and he’s filed a lawsuit alleging the city took action against him in violation of the Whistleblower Protection Act. “The city’s violation of the Whistleblower Protection Act is clearly outlined in the court documents,” said Duff Westbrook, Garcia’s attorney during a telephone interview [...]

Primary election results

County Commissioner District 3 Republican •

Police blotter — April 14

QC Sun staff The following is a sampling of calls recently received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Thursday • At 6:19 a.m., a woman reported a man sleeping on top of a garage at a residence in the 900 block of South Adams Street. An officer [...]

Our Page — April 7

Wrestling champ Tucumcari native John C. Pacheco, my son who lives now in Houston and attends Westside High School, recently won his second state wrestling championship in Austin, Texas. John will be attending college at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., were he received a nomination as a blue chip athlete [...]

Police blotter — April 7

QC Sun staff The following is a sampling of calls recently received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Thursday • At 1:34 p.m., a woman was arrested at an office on the 100 block of East Main Street for an outstanding warrant. The woman was taken to [...]

Library

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For more information call 461-0295. Fiction Worst Case by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. A New York detective raising 10 children alone investigates a string of kidnappings and killings of teenagers by a villain with unusual motives. The Burning Land by Bernard Cornwell. The ninth-century [...]

Community calendar

Thursday City Commission Meeting at 6 p.m., City Hall 215 East Center Street. Friday Mardi Gras Canjun Shrimp Boil at 6:30 p.m., Tucumcari Convention Center at Call 461-4413 for information March 19 Library Advisory Board at noon, Tucumcari Public Library 602 South Second Street. March 22 Quay County Commission Meeting at 9 a.m., the Quay [...]

Area basketball capsules

By Chris Schmaedeke and Thomas Garcia, Quay County Sun Boys Tucumcari Last season: 7-17 overall Coach: John Span Returning starters: Juniors Jakus Martinez and Dalton Wood; sophomore Travis Garcia Outlook: The Rattlers have a lot of speed but are lacking in size. Tucumcari has the athletes to run opponents up and down the court. Quote: [...]

Rattlers lose 53-7 at home against the Lions

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Thomas Garcia A last second touchdown by Rattlers quarterback Alex Hutchins prevented a shut out victory by the visiting Santa Rosa Lions Friday night at Rattler Stadium. Seven seconds left on the clock and down 53-0, it seemed all but lost. From the 20-yard line Hutchins took the snap and rolled left looking for an [...]

A game of cowboy letter association

By Baxter Black: FNM columnist There are globally astute, politically tuned, conscientiously correct people who watch C-Span and write letters to the editor. When the letter “A” is flashed before their eyes they immediately think Ahmadinejad (president of Iran), ambassador or Al Gore. Whereas when I see the letter “A,” my mind brings up anteater, [...]