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Tucumcari man avoids animal cruelty conviction

A Tucumcari man avoided a conviction on a felony animal-abuse charge after a Quay County jury deadlocked and failed to reach a verdict Wednesday...

TV show crew asking for leads in Quay

The crew from the History Channel's "American Pickers" is asking for leads in Quay County for its reality-television show when it comes to New Mexico...

Two dead in Friday night shooting

Police cars and ambulances swarmed to the Pizza Hut in Tucumcari after a shooting there Friday night that left two Tucumcari men dead in an apparent...

Neon sign ordinance rejected

An ordinance designed to encourage preservation of Tucumcari’s neon-lit Route 66 history was rejected before it could receive further consideration Thursday as Tucumcari City Commissioners voted...

Jail log - Dec. 11

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Dec. 3 to Dec. 9: • Bernadine Gutierrez, 57, Logan, felony contempt of court. • Jose Juan Quintero-Garcia, 44, Tucumcari,...

New and old

A new Christmas event - if a horse-drawn carriage can be called new - mixed with an old favorite, the annual Parade of Lights, over the weekend in...

Police blotter - Dec. 11

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Dec. 2 to Dec. 8: Monday • 12:23 p.m.: Drug or narcotic paraphernalia at Eighth Street and Laughlin...

Tax board fund reallocation proposed

Tucumcari Lodgers Tax Advisory Board vice president and secretary Al Patel made a formal proposal during its meeting Wednesday to reallocate the board's promotion and executive funds that would free... Full story

Tucumcari graduate dies at 81

Bill Maddox, a Tucumcari graduate who became a longtime news anchor in the Lubbock, Texas, television market, died Dec. 3. He was 81. According to a story by his longtime employer, KAMC-TV in... Full story

County approves mental health agreement

The Quay County Commission on Monday approved an agreement with the county’s adult detention center and Mental Health Resources Inc. of Tucumcari that likely will add thousands of dollars in costs...

Lady Rattlers hold their own against Texico

TEXICO - As opening nights go, Tuesday's could have gone better for the Texico girls basketball team. And yet, head coach Richard Luscombe wasn't...

Logan girls triumph over Lordsburg

The Logan girls basketball team rallied from behind to defeat Lordsburg 44-40 Saturday in the championship game at the Dora Tournament. Coach Glynna Strand said her Lady Longhorns (4-0) were down 15...

Wolverines defeat Rattlers

TEXICO - Opening night is always a special time for any sports team. Fresh start, 0-0 record, all that. For the Texico boys basketball team, with a...

Wrestling team 3-2 in season-opening duals

The Tucumcari wrestling team went 3-2 in season-opening dual matches against much larger schools Saturday at Los Lunas, and those losses might have been victories if not for forfeits at two weight...

Melrose prevails over Grady/San Jon

Defending Class 1A champion Melrose prevailed in a 70-59 battle against Grady / San Jon during the championship game Saturday of the Melrose Tournament. Bronchos coach Jonathan Langan said the...

Two Logan players make all-state

Two Logan players made the all-state team in eight-man football, including one at three positions. Park Strong made the first team as a punter, placekicker and outside linebacker. Teammate Nick...

Outside help needed for streets

At the workshop before the Thursday meeting of the Tucumcari City Commission, Ralph Lopez, a project manager in the city’s Community Development Department, announced it costs $138,835 per city...

Education reforms moving forward

Impeach! Impeach! Impeach! Removing Donald Trump from office before he can get re-elected is the only thing in Washington that Democrats and the national media really care about. But while Thelma...

Medical data sharing is a privacy violation

Few things are more private than a person’s medical history. Yet without the consent of patients or their doctors, America’s second-largest health care system and Google are cooperating to share...

Be ready for Jesus' coming

There are fewer than 14 shopping days left before Christmas! Are you ready? I am — that is, if a replacement present arrives in time. You see, I had my wife’s present delivered well ahead of...

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