Western shows full of cliches

I think one of the reasons I love Westerns of both the big screen and television variety is that they’re so predictable and loaded with clich

Redistricting shuffles state lawmakers

Alisa Boswell Local state representatives say big changes are in store for state House districts under a new redistricting plan declared law Tuesday by Santa Fe Judge James Hall. “My district currently stretches from Portales to the Colorado state line, but in the new map, I would take on a bigger portion of Portales, almost […]

Mother of Confusion: Jim Henson’s ‘Dinosaur Train’ kick-starts second season with movie

Genevieve Hinson Hey, there’s big news for Jim Henson Company’s “Dinosaur Train” fans. The second season on PBS Kids is launching with the premiere of “Dinosaur Big City,” a one-hour movie airing on Aug. 22. (Check for your local listing at www.pbs.org/tv_schedules/.) After that each of the episodes will focus on the outdoors and other […]

Celebrity Baby Scoop: Nia Vardalos on her adoption journey: ‘A peacefulness came over me when I met our daughter’

Nia Vardalos

Jenny Schafer Actress Nia Vardalos stole our hearts in the sleeper hit “My Big Fat Greek Wedding.” The Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and her good friend Tom Hanks co-wrote “Larry Crowne” which is in theaters this weekend. Nia opens up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about her adoption journey while shattering myths about the American foster care […]

Logan elementary holiday program creates big buzz

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Thomas Garcia “Christmas is a time meant for sharing” was the message the Logan Elementary students kept bugging their parents about during Monday night’s program. Bumblebees, lady bugs, fireflies and termites joined together to spread the message of “A Bug’s Christmas.” The preschool, kindergarten and first grade students opened the program with a few bug-themed […]

Football: Rattlers seek third win

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Thomas Garcia Logan (1-2) has a bye week, Tucumcari (2-1) preps for an old foe, House (0-3) searches for its first win and San Jon (2-1) tries to continue after a big win.

Quay County 4-H member wins big at rodeo finals.

Drive uncomfortable for couple, piglet

Baxter Black I worked for a big cattle company in the northwest and we kept “cookhouse pigs” for the crew. Every spring, 30 or so little weaner pigs were brought from the sale barn and put in our pig facility, a long steel Quonset hut. I knew enough to vaccinate them for Erysipelas, but I […]

Town bustles with big-city energy

This sure is a fascinating town we live in. From the population marker I saw on the way in from Lubbock, I did not expect to see the bustle of activity that I have seen every day. I would hardly call Tucumcari a “small town.” In fact, on my way to work this very Monday […]

Focusing on big picture shows possible obstructions

By Leonard Lauriault: Religion columnist While driving home from church recently, my co-pilot pointed out the dirty windshield and the torn driver’s side windshield wiper. When I nonchalantly responded that I’d swap it out with the good one on the passenger side, she looked at me incredulously just in time to see an oncoming car […]