State class 1A basketball champs get warm welcome home

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Thomas Garcia QCS senior writer Days after winning the Class 1A state basketball title the Logan Longhorns have had time to reflect on a coaching recognition, a win to remember and a dream fulfilled. “I was very fortunate to step into this program,” said Longhorns head coach Arnold Peralez. “Coach Billy Burns had everything in […]

God gives us the desires of our hearts

I like to eat, and there were several days between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day that my tummy got tight as a tick, almost to the point of misery. It should be noted that this condition is not exclusive to the holidays. Although it wasn’t a holiday meal, I know of one young person who […]

Legislative tidbits — Jan. 18

Days remaining in session: 29

Police blotter —

A sampling of reports taken from the last few days at the Tucumcari Police Department: Thursday • At 6:34 a.m., a call was received for loose cattle N.M. 552 and the Canadian River bridge. A member of the family that owned the cattle was contacted. • At 9 a.m., a welfare check was requested at […]

Reunion chance to renew friendships

This weekend, Aug. 4-6, is one of the most special weekends of the year for Tucumcari High School Alumni, our friends, and relatives. Yes, we will be enjoying Rattler Reunion and recalling the great times we had at THS. The Class of 1981 will be hosting the affair and will see that all activities go […]

President needs Congress’ approval to declare war

Freedom New Mexico In olden days in foreign lands, the king only had to say, “Attack!” and the nation went to war, for whatever reason he desired. President Barack Obama’s military engagement in Libya’s ongoing war looks more like royal sovereignty than American constitutional government. Our founders constitutionally curbed executive power, requiring presidents to first […]

Dream highlights days gone by

Thomas Garcia Once again one of my dreams will be the topic of this week’s column. Sometimes I wonder what creates dreams or sparks the unconscious mind to produce said dream. I dreamt I was driving to my parents’ house in Nara Visa. Now I have made this trip many times before. The route seldom […]

Racing license up for grabs

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QCSun staff Tucumcari may be back in the running for a race track. The New Mexico Racing Commission announced Thursday that a license granted La Mesa Racetrack in Raton has expired and the commission plans to consider applications from other interested communities across the state. The La Mesa license is the last non-reservation racing license […]

New reading material brings friend to mind

Lynn Moncus Because of the dearth of newspapers in our town, several friends have come to the rescue of the woman from Ima and have provided papers from many other areas. One friend comes from Las Vegas at least once a week and brings several copies of the Albuquerque Journal, thus giving me a few […]

Christmas brings back memories

Lynn Moncus By the time this is printed, we should have most of the major Christmas tasks completed and should be thinking about plans for Christmas Day. Remember when we were children and these last days went by so very slowly? Our excitement would build as those seconds ticked by, and we would be so […]