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Articles from the July 31, 2019 edition

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 By Ron Warnick    News    July 31, 2019

Racing commission to meet on Thursday

The New Mexico Racing Commission — minus one commissioner fired last week — will reconvene Thursday to hold its first regular meeting in more than two months, including discussing the possibility...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 31, 2019

Parade route changing for Rattler Reunion

A few new wrinkles, including a change in the parade route, were added to the 48th edition of the Rattler Reunion set for Thursday through Saturday. Kathy Segura, director of the Tucumcari Alumni...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 31, 2019

Career in community

Brenda Bishop, who's retiring this week after 32 years with the Quay County Cooperative Extension Service, said an assignment by a professor long ago...

 
 By Gordan Runyan    Opinion    July 31, 2019

Preaching should move us to maturity

The preaching you imbibe is either moving you toward Christian maturity, or it is not. You are either being stretched to grow, or you are being kept i...

 

Calendar - July 31

• Thursday-Saturday — Rattler Reunion. The reunion hosts will be the Class of 1989. Events include a golf tournament, pancake breakfast, parade of classes, luncheons and the big Saturday night...

 

Jail log - July 31

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from July 22 to July 28: • Mark Vernon Lawrence, 37, Logan, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle (first offense) and larceny ($250 o...

 

Menus - July 31

Tucumcari Senior Center Wednesday — Oven fried chicken, braised onions, green beans and potatoes, carrot raisin salad, whole-wheat bread, mandarin orange, peanut butter cookie. Thursday — King...

 

Pages past - July 31

On this date ... 1969: Pete Sisneros of Tucumcari reported his car stolen from his home between 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. yesterday. A man who called city police today said he saw skid marks leading...

 

Prime minister big figure in UK relations

Looking at the United Kingdom from this side of the Atlantic, it’s fair to say that who becomes prime minister isn’t always a crucial development. The “special relationship” is solid — so...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    July 31, 2019

Hearing narrative work of fiction

The GOP narrative that came out of the Mueller hearings on July 23 could have been written by Clive Cussler, John Le Carre or Ian Fleming. It was compelling fiction and, like much good fiction, it...

 
 By Tom McDonald    Opinion    July 31, 2019

America can still do great things

Like a lot of Americans, I got caught up in the 50th anniversary of our first moon landing. My moment was on CSpan3, where I channel-surfed into Reel America’s Moonwalk One, a dated NASA documentary...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 31, 2019

Logan and San Jon school districts improve proficiencies

The Logan and San Jon school districts showed higher proficiency rates in mathematics and reading compared to state averages according to spring data released Friday by the New Mexico Department of...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    July 31, 2019

Rodeo draws 72 from around state

A total of 72 participants from all over New Mexico competed for saddles, buckles and prizes during the Quay County 4-H Rodeo on Friday and Saturday...

 
 By Staff report    Sports    July 31, 2019

Logan boy wins wakesurfing division

About 25 people participated in the Beck's Boats second annual wakesurf competition Saturday at Ute Lake, with a Logan boy winning his division....

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    July 31, 2019

Records receive high marks

The state’s official review of the city of Tucumcari’s fiscal year 2018 financial records resulted in a rating of “unmodified,” the best rating the New Mexico Office of the State Auditor can...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 31, 2019

Tucumcari bulk-water dispenser vandalized

Some rural Quay County customers were forced to find other water sources for almost 36 hours after a burglary last week rendered inoperable a...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    July 31, 2019

Woman faces three felony charges in drug, child abuse case

A Tucumcari woman faces three felony charges after being accused of possessing methamphetamine and powerful painkiller with a child next to the narcotics in the front seat of her car. Monica Marie...

 
 By Karl Terry    Opinion    July 31, 2019

Timmy's tell-all ruined more than 'Lassie'

Turns out Timmy is not stuck in a well and, furthermore, he never has been stuck in a well. What deception! I caught a Fox News interview with Jon Provost, better known as Timmy Martin, where he...

 

Police blotter - July 31

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from July 22 to July 28: Monday • 6:53 a.m.: Breaking and entering at Main and Third streets, Tucumcari. ...

 

Logan mayor reaches plea deal

The mayor of Logan was fined $800, given a suspended 90-day jail sentence and put on unsupervised probation for illegally working and bidding as an electrical contractor without a license during a...

 

RaciNO: Racing commission won't award new license

The New Mexico Racing Commission issued a big "no" on awarding a sixth racing license — not just to Tucumcari, but to everyone else who'd applied for one. A principal member of an investment group...

 

Presbyterian reports patient database breach

About 183,000 patients and health-plan members for Albuquerque-based Presbyterian Healthcare Services may have been affected by database breach in early May that came to light Thursday. Presbyterian...

 

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