Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Wednesday, October 3, 2001
Band Boosters plan enchilada plate sale at Fall Fair
PECOS, Wed., Oct. 3, 2001 -- Pecos Eagle Band Boosters will be having
their Annual Enchilada Dinner fundraiser during the Reeves County Fall
Fair in the Reeves County Civic Center.
The plate sale will be held from 3-9 p.m., on Friday and from noon until
9 p.m., on Saturday.
Plates are $3.50 and will include all the trimmings. A 50 cent extra charge
will be added for those that would like to include an egg on top of their
Individuals can eat there or take out.
Everyone is invited to join the boosters at the Fall Fair.
Three-gun match set at Alpine range
PECOS, Wed., Oct. 3, 2001 -- The Alpine Shooting Club will hold a Three-Gun
Match this Saturday, October 6 at the Alpine Range. Registration begins at
7:30 a.m. sharp.
For more information contact Wynn Anderson at 915-837-3063.
Commissioners to discuss plans for RCDC addition
PECOS, Wed., Oct. 3, 2001 -- Reeves County Commissioners have scheduled
a "special meeting" to discuss several issues pertaining to the Reeves County
Detention Center III project, which has been approved for construction.
The group will meet at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the third floor courtroom,
and the public is invited to attend.
Commissioners have already approved preliminary plans for the latest addition
to the county-run detention center. The 960-bed addition will bring the facility's
capacity up to 2,960 inmates, most of whom would come from the U.S. Bureau
of Prisons under a contract with Reeves County.
Commissioners will discuss and take action Friday on earthwork bid package
#1 for RCDC III; RCDC III construction contract change order #1 between Reeves
County and Carothers Construction, Inc. regarding construction completion
date and liquidated damages enforcement; construction contract change order
#2 between Reeves County and Carothers Construction, Inc., regarding security
upgrade to meet BOP low security correctional facility requirements and award
professional services contract for materials testing services.
The group will also discuss and take action on contracting authority under
section 271.000 of the Texas Local Government Code.
Task force makes Midland, VH drug busts
By ROSIE FLORES
PECOS, Wed., Oct. 3, 2001 -- Trans Pecos Drug Task Force officials were busy
last week in two West Texas counties, taking a large amount of marijuana
off the streets and arresting four people riding through the area on
buses and a dozen others as part of an ongoing investigation in Van
At about 2 a.m. Sunday task force officers, along with Midland County
Sheriff's Department officers arrested two people who were hauling a large
amount of marijuana on a Greyhound bus.
Arrested were Nadia Johnson, 24, and Tamaru Fuller, 30, for possession
of marijuana, a third-degree felony. The couple were traveling from El Paso
to New York and were attempting to transport 46 pounds of marijuana, task
force officials said.
Both are still in the Midland County Jail.
Also on Sunday around 4 a.m., officers arrested two men who were carrying
a large amount of cash on another bus passing through Midland County.
Francisco Del Toro, 19 and Antonio Ceniceros, 28, were arrested for money
laundering, a third-degree felony. The individuals allegedly had $8,888 in
cash on their bodies and were traveling in an Americano Commercial bus heading
from Dallas to Mexico, according to the task force.
The arrests in Van Horn occurred last Monday, Sept. 24, and came as the
result of an eight-month investigation that involved several members of one
family in Culberson County.
"This is an investigation that we have been working diligently on," said
task force lieutenant Larry Arredondo.
That investigation was concluded on Sept. 24 and Trans Pecos Drug Task
Force officers were assisted by Culberson County Sheriff's Department in
making the arrests.
Arrested were Julian Quintana, 49, for delivery of a controlled substance-cocaine,
third-degree felony; Marisela Saenz Quintana, 43, will be arrested at a later
date for two 2nd-degree felonies of delivery of a controlled substance-cocaine;
Olga Saenz Quintana, 23, will be arrested at a later date, for one 2
nd-degree felony, delivery of a controlled substance-cocaine; Sesario
Saenz Quintana, 21, will be arrested at a later date for two 2nd
-degree felonies, possession of a controlled substance-cocaine and one State
Felony, possession of a controlled substance-cocaine; Saul Urias, 34, was
arrested for two 2nd-degree felonies, delivery of a controlled
substance-cocaine; Eloy Tarin, 37, was arrested for one State Jail felony,
delivery of a controlled substance-cocaine; Mia Lee Balcazar, 19, was arrested
on four 2nd-degree felony charges for delivery of a controlled
substance-cocaine; Ruben Hinojos, Jr. 37, will be arrested at a later date
for two 2nd-degree felonies for delivery of a controlled substance
and Sonia Franco Corrales, 30, was arrested for one 2nd-degree
felony, delivery of a controlled substance-cocaine.
Officers then executed a search warrant at a home located on First and
Reagan streets in Van Horn and arrested three individuals for possession
of a controlled substance which the task force said was, 23 grams of cocaine.
Arrested were Bernice Rojo, 24, Sonia Franco Corrales, 30 and Lindsay
Tarango, 20. Also seized was $807 in cash that officials believed had been
used in drug transactions.
"This was a very fruitful, cooperative effort," said Arredondo. "The officers
work paid off and we took a substantial amount of drugs off the streets,"
Arredondo credited teamwork for the arrests. "We had some really good
help and we appreciate the officers from the other departments," he said.
Stabbing death suspects' bonds set at $75,000
By LEIA HOLLAND
PECOS, Wed., Oct. 3, 2001 -- Pecos police are continuing to investigate the
weekend stabbing death of a man at an east side bar, which led to the
arrest of three other local residents.
Albino Tarango, 44, of Pecos died at Reeves County Hospital after being
stabbed during a fight at La Oficina Bar early Saturday morning.
Three men were arrested in connection to the fight and charged with murder-a
first degree felony, according to the Pecos Police blotter.
Manuel M. Salcido, 51, Raul F. Martinez, 48, and Esquiel Ornelas, 45,
are still being held in the Reeves County Jail each with a $75,000 bond.
No other information has been released regarding the investigation.
Reeves County Fall Fair events beginning tonight
By LEIA HOLLAND
PECOS, Wed., Oct. 3, 2001 -- The 2001 Reeves-Loving County Fall Fair is set
to provide fun and entertainment for the community this weekend.
Pecos Area Chamber of Commerce Director Tom Rivera said that this year's
fair is going well and could be more successful than last year's event, which
was plagued by weekend temperatures in the lower 40s.
"So far it's looking good," he said.
Rivera said that more people and civic organizations are participating
and volunteering in this year's fair, which is what he said makes it successful.
"That's what success is all about, getting people involved," he said.
The Fair kicks off with the opening of the carnival at 6 p.m. this evening
in the Reeves County Civic Center south parking lot.
The carnival will be open each night of the fair and close the weekend
of festivities on Sunday at midnight.
Participants in the art and craft show must turn in all entries between
1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday at the Civic Center.
All entries will be taken at that time except for the culinary items,
herbs: cut stems/live plants, which will be taken from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.,
Participants in the livestock show must have all entry forms turned in
by 5 p.m. Thursday at the Reeves County Extension Office.
Judging for the entries in the home economics and art exhibits is scheduled
for 10 a.m., on Friday.
Rivera said that the fair would officially open for the public at 1 p.m.,
on Friday with a flag raising ceremony performed by the Catholic War Veterans.
After the ceremony community members could check out all the vendor and
food booths as well as the school displays inside the civic center.
Rivera said that this year the Chamber sold out of booth space. The center
section of the Civic Center will have a variety of booths including toys,
jewelry and clothing.
"There'll be a little bit of everything," he said.
The Pecos EMS is sponsoring the CakeWalk while the Pecos Band Boosters
will sell enchilada plates starting at 4 p.m., on Friday.
Cat the DJ will be providing the community members visiting the fair with
musical entertainment on Friday and Saturday, according to Rivera.
"We'll be having a DJ out there both days to entertain the crowd," he
A specially equipped GMC Yukon will also be at the Civic Center to provide
music at times on Friday and Saturday at the Laser-Tek West booth. Owner
Robin Lindsey said the vehicle is equipped with special Logic Sound Lab speakers,
and "I've gotten approval to run it at short intervals," during the Fall
Also on Friday, weigh-in for the livestock show will begin at 4:30 p.m.,
while the barbecue beef cook-off gets underway at 6 p.m., on Friday in the
Reeves County Sheriff's Posse Arena.
A total of 37 teams were entered in the cook off as of today, and Rivera
said that participants in the cook-off need to bring their own brisket and
"We do really want to recognize the Sheriff's Posse itself for taking
over the cook off," he said.
Rivera said that sponsoring the cook off is a lot of hard work and that
the posse has done a good job. The event was not held last year due to a
lack of entries, after being part of the Fall Fair for 24 of the previous
Rivera said that spaces for the cook off are still available and anyone
interested should call the Sheriff's Posse.
The Rotary Club starts the day off right, Saturday morning with a pancake
breakfast from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
The Livestock show is set to begin at 9 a.m., on Saturday followed by
the pet show immediately following.
Judging for the cook off will begin at 3 p.m. and ribbon presentation
for the art show will be at 4 p.m.
The Stick Horse Rodeo will begin at 5 p.m., followed by the Ranch Rodeo
at 6 p.m. and there will also be a Tae Kwon Do presentation at 7 p.m., all
The Fall Fair will officially conclude at 10 p.m., on Saturday but participants
in the art, crafts and home economics show may pick up all entries between
2 p.m. and 4 p.m., on Sunday.
PECOS, Wed., Oct. 3, 2001 -- High Tuesday 86. Low this morning 54. Forecast
for tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows around 55. South winds 5 to 15 mph.
Thursday: Partly cloudy. Highs 85 to 90. Southwest winds 10 to 20
mph. Thursday night: .Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers
or thunderstorms. Lows 55 to 60. Friday: Cloudy and cooler. A
40 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms. Highs 65 to 70. Saturday:
Mostly cloudy. Lows 45 to 50. Highs around 70. Sunday: Partly
cloudy. Lows around 50. Highs around 80.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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