Letter to the editor: extending Bush tax cuts unwise

The Tea Party’s objective is to come across as a non elite grass roots movement. They supposedly are against government spending and deficits. They and conservatives are against Democrats for that reason. The unanswered question is where were they when the deficits were created and financial meltdown was occurring, under conservative administration. It is informative […]

D.C. Tea Party protesters more normal than not

Freedom New Mexico Some have characterized those attending Tea Party protests recently in Washington, D.C., as a dangerous, violence-prone fringe group of haters. Most (not all) of the “mainstream” media seem to suspect these people have unaccountably come to dislike President Barack Obama and all his works, or have been manipulated by Fox News, and […]

Civility: Manners do matter at the dinner table

As many of you are aware, I spend a lot of time over coffee or iced tea at Del’s and Kix on 66. You also know I have been a “people watcher” forever and have learned much although I’d rather not see a lot of what can be seen today. At one time, people were […]

Tax Day Tea Party highlights April 15

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By Thomas Garcia

8/6 Library Books

Tucumcari Public Library – new arrivals Fiction The Right Address by Carrie Karasyov. A flight attendant snares a billionaire divorcee, and is catapulted into the crème de la crème of Park Avenue society. 44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith. Residents of an Edinburgh apartment building are put under the microscope in McCall Smith’s latest […]

Tucumcari seniors enjoy Pioneer Center

William Thompson Social events occur regularly at the Pioneer Senior Center on South Third Street. The center holds a dance almost every month. Recently, the center held a tea social. The response was more than the center staff had expected according to Tara Martinez, volunteer activities director for the center. “We had about twenty people […]

Girl Scouts hold tea

Girl Scout Neighborhood 55 took part in a “Tasting Tea” which was held Saturday, Feb. 21. According to Neighbood Chair Donna Lauriault, a Tasting Tea is an annual event where the girls of the Girl Scouts learn about different countries or areas of the world. Lauriault said this year the girls and leaders had a […]