Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Monday, Jun 5, 2000
Rain hurts onions, cantaloupes okay
By ROSIE FLORES
PECOS, June 5, 2000 - Recent rainfall didn't affect the cantaloupe crops,
but a couple of onion fields will not be harvested.
"The cantaloupes were not affected at all, because they're a month behind,"
said Jerry Hartley. "They won't be harvested until the first part of July,"
However, a couple of onion fields in Coyanosa will not be harvested
due to the heavy rainfall in that area.
"We won't be harvesting those because they received too much rain,"
The rest of the fields fared well and received a good, needed irrigation,
according to Hartley.
"Everything else is doing great, that rain was very much needed," he
The Trans-Pecos area received some much needed rain, last week as thunderstorms
moved through Pecos Friday, about 4:15 a.m., after parts of town received
light showers on Wednesday.
KIUN studios reported that downtown Pecos received half an inch, while
.45 fell in the area near Crockett Middle School and the west part of town
received 9/10 of an inch of rain.
Coyanosa, which received up to 10 inches of rain Wednesday, did not
get anymore rain, while to the west, Toyah only had sprinkling. Reports
show that up to one inch of rain fell in Barstow and to the south, Fort
Davis had three inches last week within two days.
Friday's rainfall finally brought the year-to-date total to over one
inch, according to figures at the A&M Experiment Station. Pecos received
just 4.02 inches of rain in 1999 and only 6 1/2 inches in 1998.
Summer swim lessons begin
By LEIA HOLLAND
PECOS, June 5, 2000 - The Pecos High School Natatorium was busy today
with the first day of swimming lessons.
There are two sessions of lessons offered this summer, the first session
started today and ends on June 16. The second session will begin on June
19 and run through June 30.
Terri Morse, PHS swimming coach, said the first session is pretty full.
"If they want to sign up for the second session there are plenty of
openings," Morse said.
Current and former PHS swim team members as well as swimmers from out
of town teach lessons.
Former PHS swimmer Megan Freeman is a currant Water Safety Instructor
and has taught swimming lessons for six years and believes the classes
are very beneficial.
"We're providing a wonderful service to the community," Freeman said.
"The skills (the kids) learn here will benefit them in the future."
Current PHS swimmer and currant WSI Leroy Rodriguez has worked with
the children for two years.
"I like working with the kids," Rodriguez said.
Morse said children from ages three and up can join swimming lessons.
Classes are divided into levels beginning with preschool through level
seven, each lasting about 40 minutes.
This year a new junior life guarding class is being offered. Morse said
Guard Start is for 11-14 year old children who have passed level six.
"They have to be able to do certain things," Morse said.
In this class the junior lifeguards learn about the responsibilities
and requirements of life guarding and even intern with currant Pecos lifeguards.
Registration for the second session can be done any day from 10:15-11
a.m., at the natatorium.
Cost for each child per class is $25.
The pool will be open for Family Night every Tuesday and Thursday from
7-8:30 p.m., starting tomorrow. All swimmers 14 years and under must be
accompanied by a parent.
For more information call 447-7242.
The team is coming
PECOS, June 5, 2000 - A team of Professionals will be coming to Pecos to
make recommendations for addressing community needs and utilizing community
You are invited and strongly encouraged to attend one of the scheduled
interviews. Your input definitely counts!
Contact Pecos City Hall at 445-2421 for additional information.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Information contained in the Police Report
is obtained from reports filed by the Pecos Police Department, Reeves County
Sheriff's Office, or other officers of those agencies.
Manuel Rivera, 49, was arrested at 6:12 p.m., on May 30 in the 400 block
of North Hickory on a warrant for theft by check-Class B misdemeanor.
The serving of warrants by an officer for outstanding fines of either
traffic citations, animal control violations or other court costs are considered
arrests and will be printed as such unless indicated that the fines were
paid. In such instanced we will indication payment and release.
Dolores Renteria Machuca, 25, was arrested at 5:10 p.m., on May 31 at
630 W. First street in Toyah for assault under the Family Violence Act.
Sandra Ronquillo, 36, Miguel Ortega, 40, and Jose Ramos Garcia, 61,
were arrested at 9:15 p.m., on May 31 in the 900 block of South Orange
Street on a search warrant. Ronquillo was arrested on a warrant for possession
of drug paraphernalia-Class C misdemeanor and a warrant for possession
of dangerous drugs-Class A misdemeanor. Ortega was arrested for theft by
appropriation-Class B misdemeanor. Garcia was arrested for possession of
prohibited weapons-3rd degree felony, theft by appropriation-State
Jail felony and possession of drug paraphernalia-Class C misdemeanor.
Rosalinda Villescas Munoz, 52, was arrested at 10:34 p.m., on June 1
in the 700 block of South Ash Street for public intoxication-Class B enhanced.
Frank S. Abila, 38, was arrested at 11:23 p.m., on June 1 in the 1600
block of Morris Street for family violence-Class C.
Jose R. Machuca, 24, was arrested at 11:50 p.m., on June 1 in the 2200
block of Wyoming Street for family violence-Class C, expired registration,
no liability insurance and no drivers license.
Adrian Carrasco, 34, was arrested on a traffic stop at 2:09 a.m., on
June 2 in the 700 block of South Cedar Street for driving while intoxicated
Jacob Rene Rayos, 23, was arrested at 1:50 p.m., on June 3 in the 2400
block of Seminole Street on a warrant for aggravated assault.
Manuel Ortiz, 50, was arrested at 4:53 p.m., on June 4 on 8th
and Mesquite Streets for public intoxication.
Willie Rayos, 47, was arrested at 12:47 a.m., on June 4 in the 1000
block of South Elm Street for public intoxication.
Enrique Pena, 17, and Samuel Mata, 17, were arrested at 5:37 p.m., on
June 3 at Flying J, both for theft of service and giving a false report
to a peace officer.
Kenneth E. Hinson, 32, was arrested at 9:59 a.m., on June 3 at Flying
J for theft (class C) and evading (class A).
Samuel Curtis Metcalf, 31, was arrested at 2:17 a.m., on June 3 in the
2400 block of Eddy Street for assault under the Family Violence Act.
Fabiola Trujillo, 30, and Guadalupe Rodriguez, 29, were arrested at
3:01 p.m., on June 1 in the 1500 block of South Alamo Street, both for
assault under the Family Violence Act.
Services are incomplete for Brenda Gallego, 27, of Pecos, who died this
Martinez Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ola Jewell Duncan, 84, of Deer Park, Tx., formerly of Pecos, died May 23,
2000, after a short illness.
She was buried at White Cemetery in Highlands, Tx., outside of Houston.
Duncan had moved to Deer Park, on June 20, 1992, and resided at San
Jacinto Manor Nursing Home, was a member of West Park Baptist Church and
the Rebecca Lodge of Pecos.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clay Duncan, two sisters and
Survivors include two daughters, LaVerne Wise of Freedom, Okla., Gurtha
Campbell of La Porte, Tx.; one son, Vincent Duncan of Kerrville; one brother,
Delmer Jackson of Pocahontas, Ark; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren;
seven great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives
Today mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms. High in
the mid 80s. East wind 10-20 mph. Tonight mostly cloudy with a 20 percent
chance of thunderstorms. Low near 60. South wind 5-15 mph. Tuesday partly
cloudy with a less than 20 percent chance of thunderstorms. High 85-90.
Southeast wind 10-20 mph. Tuesday night partly cloudy with a slight chance
of thunderstorms. Low 60-65.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
Division of Buckner News Alliance, Inc.
324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
Phone 915-445-5475, FAX 915-445-4321
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