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

Dealership donating to youth baseball program

QCS staff Interstate Automotive Complex is one of 1,600 Chevrolet dealers participating in a company program to benefit local youth baseball programs. The Chevrolet Youth Baseball program, which runs through July 15, is in its seventh year nationwide and has helped raise more than $13 million for youth baseball teams. The dealership is providing the […]

Sole incumbent victor wins by one vote

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Thomas Garcia It appears Jimmy Sandoval won’t have to play another game of cards. In a municipal election marked by low turnout — ironically, including Sandoval’s opponent —

Bull riding off my bucket list

Staying aboard a 2,000-pound bovine for eight seconds. Yes sir, I can now scratch that one off my bucket list. OK, I wasn’t exactly aboard a raging bull in a rodeo arena, hell-bent on throwing me off his back. Instead it was a docile Texas Longhorn steer complete with a comfortable Western saddle. It was […]

Lawmakers finally make hay in lifting restrictions

Government legislation seldom accomplishes its stated intention. But one bill approved by New Mexico lawmakers this week is certain to make things better for us all — because it relaxes government oversight. Senate Bill 56, sponsored by Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, and signed by Gov. Susana Martinez, lifts restrictions on hay hauling. Before Tuesday, oversized […]

Our hairs are numbered

During a public prayer recently, the one guiding our thoughts described how great God is in taking care of us, even though the hairs on our head are numbered (Matthew 10:28-31). OK, that’s probably not exactly what he said because he probably didn’t include the word, “though,” and I know that in the context it’s […]

Co-worker known for dedication, service

One more day, one more conversation, one more outburst of laughter and even one more time just to argue with you. These are a few things I and many others wish we could have with Catherine Bugg. I’d like one more chance to speak up and let her know just how much she and her […]

Rattlers bound for state

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Thomas Garcia A dozen Rattlers are set for the state wrestling tournament this weekend in Rio Rancho. Tucumcari is one of two 2A schools that competes in the 3A class, and have trained with 10 pre-tournament meets. “I am proud when you qualify the whole team,” Tucumcari coach Eddie Encinias said. “It is something special.” […]

Family uses teen’s death as warning against texting while driving

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Thomas Garcia A family shared the tragedy of losing a loved one with Tucumcari High School students in hopes of stopping other famillies from suffering the same tragedy. Alex Brown, 17, of Wellman, Texas, died Nov. 10, 2009, in a one-vehicle rollover. Alex was texting friends while driving to school that morning. “I want to […]

Hard to ignore new dog’s antics

A number of you have asked about the new friend who has moved in on this corner. Yes, Prissy, a beautiful black lab has taken up residence here and has been training me for several months. She is three years old and weighs only 110 pounds, thus being active and very noticeable when she lands […]