Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
April 25, 2001
Cravey named executive director of TCEA
PECOS, April 25, 2001 - Ron Cravey, has been named the new Executive Director
of the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA), a statewide organization
of educators dedicated to furthering the use of technology in classroom
Cravey is the former Director of Instructional Technology for Abilene
ISD. HE assumed his duties as TCEA Executive Director on March 1.
Cravey is originally from Pecos.
Starting out as a science teacher in 1974, Cravey has been with AISD
for 27 years. HE served in various positions, including Computer Literacy
teacher, Computer Specialist, and Coordinator of Instructional Technology.
As Director of Instructional Technology, he oversaw technology staff
development for 2,500 employees; the repair and maintenance of AV equipment,
computers, and peripherals; the maintenance of a Wide Area Network; and
the purchase, installation, and support of all district technology. He
also implemented a Wide Area Network connecting 39 sites, a Union Catalog
for all campus libraries, a new teacher computer access program for 150
teachers, and a new Technology Staff Development Model.
Cravey holds a Bachelor of Science degree from McMurray College and
a Master of Education degree from Tarleton State University. He is certified
as a Superintendent, and holds certification in mid-management, computer
literacy, and composite science.
As a charter member of TCEA, Cravey has been involved in the association
for all 21 years of its existence. He has been active in the organization
through the years, assisting at Area conferences and the TCEA annual statewide
He served as a member of the TCEA Board of Directors for two years,
representing Area 14.
He also served as Vice President of TCEA's Technology Education Coordinators
Special Interest Group (TEC SIG), and was also the group's President-elect.
Headquartered in Austin, TCEA has a membership of about 7,000. TCEA
holds an annual convention and exposition every February at the Austin
Convention Center. TCEA's annual convention is one of the largest held
This year's convention attracted more than 9,000 participants. It featured
450 educational workshops and sessions and an exhibit hall with more than
250 companies or organizations. Exhibitors ranged from large computer makers
such as Dell, Apple, and Compaq to smaller education-related software companies.
Vasquez earns good conduct medal
PECOS, April 25, 2001 - Marine Corps Sgt. Israel N. Vasquez, son of Sally
N. and Arturo N. Vasquez of Pecos, recently received the Marine Corps Good
The medal recognizes the service member's honest and faithful service
during a three-year period. To earn it, Vasquez achieved and maintained
a satisfactory level of performance and an unblemished conduct record for
the entire period.
Vasquez is currently assigned with Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron
11, Marine Air Group, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps
Air Station Miramar, San Diego.
He is a 1994 graduate of Pecos High School and joined the Marine Corps
in September 1994.
Credit by Exam scheduled
PECOS, April 25, 2001 - Credit by Exam (without prior instruction) will
be held at Pecos High School.
Sign up dates are April 23-26 in the counselor's office.
Test dates will be May 14-16, in the counselor's office at 3:30 p.m.,
Credit is granted to students who attain 90 percent or above mastery
on the examination for acceleration.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
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