Tucumcari police officer arrested

Freedom New Mexico A Tucumcari Police officer was arrested Saturday morning for aggravated assault and battery of a household member. “Robert Vargas was placed on paid administrative leave, effective Monday,” said Tucumcari Police Chief Jason Braziel. New Mexico State Police officers responded to a domestic dispute call at 11:35 p.m., Friday at a residence on [...]

School closings

The following schools are closed today due to weather: Melrose Schools San Jon Schools Tucumcari Schools The start of classes are delayed today at the following schools due to weather: Farwell Schools — 2 hour delay Portales Schools — 2 hour delay Texico Schools – Classes delayed until 10 a.m. The following schools have confirmed [...]

Tucumcari man arraigned on child porn charges

Freedom New Mexico A Tucumcari man arrested in a New Mexico State Police Internet sting is facing four federal felony charges of child pornography. The charges against Stephen Hensley, 41, follow a four-count indictment returned by a grand jury on Dec. 15, according to Elizabeth M. Martinez, assistant U.S. Attorney for public affairs. Hensley pleaded [...]

Club notes —

Quilt Guild The Llano Estacado Quilt Guilt met Nov. 20 at Trinity Lutheran Church with 22 members attending. President Amy Armenta welcomed three guests: Ann Hall of Tucumcari, June Rielly of Portales and Casey “Kay” McGee of Claude, Texas. Kay became new vice president/parliamentarian of the club. Jeanette Biddle gave the secretary’s report and Leigh [...]

Friday morning briefing: Science, local money and King Tut’s tomb

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Science Eastern New Mexico University is hosting the 53rd annual Southeastern New Mexico Regional Science Fair Feb. 26. Its open to students in grades 6-12 attending schools in southeastern New Mexico counties of Chaves, Curry, DeBaca, Eddy, Lea, Lincoln and Roosevelt, and the cities [...]

Prep football scoreboard — Oct. 22

District 4-5A Clovis 54, Hobbs 14 District 4-3A Lovington 61, Portales 22 District 2-2A Texico 22, Tucumcari 21 8-man District 3 Melrose 44, Gateway Christian 26 8-man District 1 Logan 62, Springer 26 6-man District 1 Clovis Christian 56, Roy 22 Vaughn 64, San Jon 16 6-man District 2 Elida 44, Dora 25 State West [...]

Tucumcari standoff ends in man’s death

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico A six-hour standoff with police ended with the death of a Tucumcari man Monday night. Officers initially responded to a domestic dispute report that ended when Daniel Gonzales, 56, prompted the use of deadly force, according to a press release from New Mexico State Police Lt. Eric Garcia. No [...]

Their view: Congressman delighted by progress in district

This letter to the editor comes from U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M.: I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all for welcoming me to your community this past weekend. Speaking with New Mexicans from Portales, Clovis, Melrose, San Jon and Tucumcari, I was honored that you welcomed me into your communities and [...]

Prep football scoreboard — Oct. 1

Elida 47, House-Grady 0 Clovis Christian 61, Vaughn 6 Goddard 21, Clovis 0 Hagerman 26, Texico 14 Fort Sumner 20, Loving 7 Melrose 46, Springer 6 Hondo 52, Dora 6 Logan 52, Floyd 0 Elida 47, House-Grady 0 Clovis Christian 61, Vaughn 6 Goddard 21, Clovis 0 Texico 0, Hagerman 0, 1st quarter Fort Sumner [...]

Prep football scoreboard, Sept. 17

Elida 46, Vaughn 18 San Jon 53, Dora 41 Raton 38, Portales 34 Cleveland 28, Clovis 17 Farwell 33, Tucumcari 10 Dimmitt 25, Bovina 18