Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country
of West Texas
Tuesday, December 19, 2000
By Peggy McCracken
Unity Christmas feast
draws churches together
Twas a week before Christmas,
And all through the Civic Center
Roamed Baptists and Catholics
And all who would enter.
Turkey and dressing rubbed shoulders
With tamales and beans,
Sweet potato pie smeared
Velvet dresses and jeans.
A unity celebration
The banquet was called;
Eight churches joined hands
And all had a ball.
Rey Carreon opened the show
And introduced each act
Of singing, poetry and sermon;
Gave out prizes, in fact.
Prayers by First Baptist,
Iglesia Bautista Primera and Mt. Zion,
Set the tone for for a season
Of praise to Judah's Lion.
"Jesus is the reason for the season"
Christina Sonnen's invite proclaimed.
And Jesus was glorified
When two sinners who came
Repented and turned
To Him for salvation
In response to Good News
Told in tongues of two nations.
New friendships were formed
In the unity fest.
Of Christmas gatherings,
This was the best.
"Gloria a Dios en las alturas!
"Paz en la tierra entre los hombres
"Que gozan de su favor!"
San Lucas 2, Dios Llega Al Hombre
"Glory to God in the highest heaven,
"And peace on earth to those
"With whom He is pleased."
Luke 2, Good News New Testament
Editor's note: Peggy McCracken is business manager and webmaster
for the Enterprise. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
School board needs to make the call
The Pecos-Barstow-Toyah school board needs to step up to the plate on
the high school scheduling issue.
Last week the board heard arguments from teachers supporting the current
schedule and from administrators arguing for a different type of schedule.
After hearing the arguments, the board opted for a hands-off policy and
left the matter in the hands of the administration.
"The chair feels that the consensus of the board is this is an administration
matter," board president Louis Matta said.
That is the wrong answer.
The correct answer involves a decision by the school board. Leaving this
to the administration is unfair to the administration and to the teachers.
While a school board should not micro-manage the administration, it is
the job of the board to settle an earnest dispute between the two principal
power groups within any school system _ and that was what was before the
Disputes like this are what a school board is for.
Balmorhea residents thankful for all the help
On Friday afternoon, on of our gasoline storage tanks ruptured causing
4000 gallons of gasoline to fall over. If not for the quick response
of all those involved we could have had a fatal situation.
Please allow us this opportunity to thank all the fire people involved
in helping us avoid a potentially dangerous situation.
Special thanks to Luis Contreras and the Balmorhea Fire Department, Deputy
Joe Gonzales of the Sheriff Department, David Matta of WTU, Armando Gil and
Fire Marshall Jack Brookshire, Hector Rodriguez of the RCDC, West Texas Gas,
Barry Lewis from Desert Distributors, Norman Roman of Sierra Supro, the TxDot
and any others that helped avoid a catastrophe. Your hard work, professionalism,
and quick response will not be forgotten. God Bless you all.
ROSENDO CARRASCO AND ALL THE STAFF
AT CARRASCO'S MERCANTILE