Tucumcari man jailed on seven criminal counts

A Tucumcari man was jailed on seven criminal counts, including two felonies, after he was accused of trying to choke a woman and threatened to stab her dog and burn down her house. Nicolas Garcia,...

Teen sentenced to 16 years in prison

Rejecting a defense attorney’s pleas for a conditional discharge so his client could join the military, a Tucumcari district court judge on Oct. 15 sentenced an Albuquerque teen to 16 years behind...

Man sentenced to three years probation

A district judge on Wednesday sentenced a Tucumcari man to three years of probation and other conditions after he was convicted of stabbing another man at a convenience store. Judge Albert Mitchell...

Police blotter - Oct. 23

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Oct. 14 to Oct. 20: Monday • 8:14 a.m.: Domestic disturbance in 500 block of South Eighth Street,...

Mesalands changes test policy

The Mesalands Community College board of trustees on Oct. 15 unanimously changed its admissions policy so non-graduates of high schools no longer are required to take aptitude tests. College...

Jail log - Oct. 23

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Oct. 15 to Oct. 19: • Audria Maxine Hammonds, 41, Tucumcari, municipal charge (not listed). • Craig Allen Snider, 60,...

Tax board resolves shortfall concerns

Concerns last month by the Tucumcari Lodgers Tax Board over a sudden shortfall in lodgers tax revenue were resolved Wednesday when it was revealed the mail service had lost a tax-revenue check by...

Restaurant sets tentative opening for December

Mama T’s restaurant of Logan has set a tentative reopening date of early December in the historic Whiskey: The Road to Ruin building. Mama T’s general manager Brian Cox said Friday during a...

More than 180 attend screening

More than 180 people attended a Route 66 documentary screening Thursday night at Tucumcari’s Odeon Theatre that served as a fundraiser to help...

Pages past - Oct. 23

On this date ... 1969: Rain contributed to at least four traffic accidents in Tucumcari. A crash west of San Jon also injured a woman from Beloit, Wisconsin. She was traveling 2.6 miles west of San...

Disc golf tourney draws 41

Noah Baker of Amarillo knew he had the talent to excel at Robert Lumpkin Memorial Disc Golf Course in Tucumcari's Five Mile Park. But he didn't play...

Tularosa overwhelms Rattlers

A depleted Tucumcari team found itself overwhelmed 53-0 Friday night by a top-ranked Tularosa squad in a District 4 opener that was shortened in the third quarter by the mercy rule. Tucumcari fell...

Grady/San Jon ends season with loss

Grady/San Jon ended its season with a 60-18 loss at home Friday against Floyd in six-man football action. The Coyotes trailed only 22-18 after the first quarter against visiting Floyd, but the...

Melrose defeats Logan

LOGAN - Logan beating Melrose would be tough enough. Logan beating Melrose without two Lady Longhorn starters would be tougher. As a result, it...

Self-government is the Biblical model

Founding statesman John Adams wrote, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious People. It is wholly inadequate to the government of...

Dark humor won't encourage violence

My introduction to “black humor” was a book called “Catch-22” by Joseph Heller. I fell in love with it and enjoy this guilt-inducing brand of humor even now, a half-century later. In...

Impeachment should be fully authorized

President Trump can be expected to denounce the House’s impeachment inquiry as a “witch hunt” or a “coup” attempt no matter how fair and transparent the process is. But House Speaker Nancy...

Trump winner of Dems' debate

Twelve presidential wannabes standing in a row on stage for three hours. Three friendly liberal journalists under-handing softball questions to them. Tons of BS about free government healthcare and...

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