Xcel seeking rate increase in Texas

Freedom New Mexico Xcel Energy is requesting a 5.9 percent base rate increase in Texas to offset increasing infrastructure costs. Xcel filed a proposal of a base rate increase with the Public Utility Commission of Texas and area municipalities served by the company, according to Wes Reeves of Xcel Energy. He said Xcel also included […]

Engagement announcement, birthdays, scholarship awarded

Ready to wed…Del and Beverly Choate of Tucumcari are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Choate of Canyon, Texas, to Miles Zachary, also of Canyon.The bride-to-be is a graduate of San Jon High School and plans to complete her master’s degree in accounting from West Texas A&M University in 2009. She is […]

April 26, 2008 Around Town

Tres arrives …J.W. and Joni Norris of Lubbock, Texas, celebrated the birth of their son, Tres Norris, on March 17. The proud grandparents of Tres are Cindy and Craig Brashear of San Jon, Kenn Romero of Dallas and Jim and Sarah Norris of Tucumcari. The great-grandparents delighting in Tres’s arrival are Tom and Pat Meier […]

03-08-08: Wedding announcement, birthdays

Just married…Ellen Martin and Charles Dunn of Tucumcari were married Feb. 16 at Storybook Cabins in Ruidoso. Jim Witcher officiated at the wedding. In the bridal party were: Jessica Martin-Ortiz, matron of honor; Cathy Tapia, bridesmaid; Samual Dunn, bestman; and Jacob Martin, groomsman. The Dunns own and operate Dunn Funeral Home and live in Tucumcari. […]

February 1955

An empty, truck-mounted gasoline tank exploded in a lot on the west side of Sanitary Laundry and Dry Cleaners, and injured a workman and shattered windows in the laundry and the city power plant across the street. The blast ripped out one end of the tank as Bebe Carson, a welder for Franck Hicks, welded […]

Wedding vows, fundraiser, blood drive set, Newman’s back

Vows to be exchanged… Ed and Donna Lafferty of Tucumcari announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Jennifer Lafferty, to Jeffrey W. Jinks, son of Tom and Dana Jinks of Burkburnett, Texas. Jennifer Lafferty is a 2001 graduate of Tucumcari High School and a 2007 graduate of Amarillo College. She is employed by […]

K-9 helps sniff cache of marijuana

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By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun With the help of a police dog, local police were able to seize 342 pounds of marijuana, police officials said. The dog sniffed out marijuana that was hidden in a pontoon boat, said Tucumcari Police consultant Daniel Lopez. The marijuana was found last month during a routine traffic stop […]

Playas exhibit set to open Thursday

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By QCS Staff A special exhibit, featuring the playas of the High Plains opens on Thursday at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Playas are a unique natural feature of the High Plains region, and 96 percent of the world’s playas are found right here. There are over 20,000 playas in the Texas Panhandle and South Plains […]

Phillip Foster

Services: At 7 p.m. Tuesday a rosary will be recited at Rix Funeral Chapel in Hereford, Texas. At 2 p.m. Wednesday a funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Hereford. Philip Foster, 39, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007, at Northwest Texas Healthcare System in Amarillo, Texas. He was born Aug. 19, […]

Jack E. Ready

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Services: Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Mora Valley Baptist Church in Cleveland. Jack E. Ready, 82, died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2007, at the Taos Living Center in Taos. Mr. Ready was a resident of Tres Ritos Valley for the past 10 years and a former resident of Pendaries Valley and […]