Family uses teen’s death as warning against texting while driving

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Thomas Garcia A family shared the tragedy of losing a loved one with Tucumcari High School students in hopes of stopping other famillies from suffering the same tragedy. Alex Brown, 17, of Wellman, Texas, died Nov. 10, 2009, in a one-vehicle rollover. Alex was texting friends while driving to school that morning. “I want to […]

Freedom should not be sacrificed despite tragedy

Decent people don’t go on killing sprees to resolve their differences. We continue to be horrified by the mass killings in Norway, allegedly by Anders Behring Breivik. He has confessed that, on July 22, he set off a bomb in Oslo, the country’s capital, killing at least eight people. More than 80 others were killed […]

Crashes raise safe driving concerns

Thomas Garcia With holiday travel just around the corner, practicing safe and sensible driving can help ensure your road trip does not end in tragedy, according to New Mexico State Police Lt. Cleo Baker. “The obvious thing to do is give yourself plenty of time to get where you are going,” Baker said. “Then remember […]

Be prepared should be motto for everyday lives

By Debra Whittington Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27 The recent fires that devastated residents in southern California should serve as a wakeup call for all of […]

Tragedy can teach lessons

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Associate Publishe On May 19, alcohol claimed another victim. But this DWI was different than most we read about. Augustine “Augie” Montiel drowned while intoxicated. And he was only 12 years old. The Tucumcari fifth grader’s body was found in an irrigation canal along Charles Avenue. His blood-alcohol level, Police Chief […]