December 1954

Connie Srote, daughter of Opal Srote, was named a princess for the 1954-55 Sun Carnival in El Paso, Texas. … W. P. “Ham” Hamilton announced his run for City Police Judge. …The Tucumcari High School Band left to march in the Sun Bowl Parade in El Paso. … Some 2,406 bales of cotton were ginned […]

October 1953

American Legion Post, No. 20, conducted a membership drive to attract Korean War veterans. … Mayor Tito Trujillo of Mosquero proclaimed an 8:30 p.m. curfew for all persons under 21. … Gov. Ed Mecham missed a Conchas Dam hearing because of a delay in receiving an invite. … The Amateur Radio Emergency Corps had a […]

August 1960

Ed Potter of McAlister was accidentally shot through the wrist while he and his bother, Frank, and Deeway Beavers were shooting at birds. … Mrs. N. C. Jordan, owner of the Tucumcari Motel, was appointed chairman of the Tucumcari chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business. … The county bought a motor grader with […]

04-28-2007: Letters to Editor

Support appreciated As we – players on the seventh and eighth-grade girls basketball traveling team – return from the 17th annual spring basketball tournament in Albuquerque, we would like to take this opportunity to thank the following: The Elks Lodge, Frank Gillard, VFW Ladies Auxiliary, (Lydia Fazekas, Donna Madrid, Rita Pacheco and Mary Marquez), Jerry […]

Services held for Terry Turner

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by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Quay County Manager Terry Norman Turner is remembered by family and friends as an outstanding high school and college athlete, as a good friend with a positive outlook, and as a passionate supporter of Tucumcari. Turner, 60, died Wednesday after suffering a massive heart attack at the Quay County […]

Man stabbed, three men charged

William Thompson A Tucumcari man stabbed on Sunday may have been targeted for revenge after his assailants believed he had reported a crime, court records show. Dustin Raines on Sunday was visiting a resident at 318 E. Turner when the incident occurred, police said. Raines told police that Frank Salas, Jr. confronted him inside the […]

Anna Allen, Frank Wagner

Anna Allen Anna Allen, 83, died at her residence on Saturday, June 12, 2004. Anna Allen had been a long-time resident of Tucumcari. She was a member of the San Jon Assembly of God Church. She had been a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ruben B.J. Allen in 2000. She is […]

Local couple heads to Washington D.C. for memorial dedication

TV Hagenah The last time Frank Garcia was in Washington D.C. World War II had just ended and he was returning to the United States after a number of years with the Army in Europe. Now he is returning to the nation’s capital and that very war he was returning from 60 years earlier, is […]