Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Monday, March 4, 2002
Deishler seeking to gain back school board spot
By ROSIE FLORES
A former Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD board member, defeated last
May in a bid for a full term on the school board, has filed to run again for
a three-year position on the board in this year's election.
Paul Deishler has filed to run in the May 4 elections. Deishler
was appointed to the board two years ago to fill an unexpired term left by
the resignation of Frank "Kokie" Apolinar. Last May, Deishler ran
for a full three-term position, but was defeated in that election.
His seat was won by Michelle Galindo in last year's election.
The one-year unexpired term comes up again this May and is one of two
seats on the Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD board that will be contested
Billie Sadler holds the other seat, and has already filed for a new
two-year position on the board.
Along with the P-B-T ISD board, voters will go to the polls on May
4 in the Balmorhea ISD election, along with city elections in Pecos,
Barstow, Toyah and Balmorhea and in the Reeves County Hospital
Two of the three incumbents have filed for new two-year terms on
the RCH board. Chel Flores has filed to retain his position on the
board representing Precinct 1, while Leo Hung filed to retain his at-large
seat on the board.
All county voters are eligible to go to the polls to cast ballots for
the at-large seat, while along with Precinct 1, voters will go to the
polls in the Precinct 3 election, where incumbent Jesse Preito has yet to
file for re-election.
Two weeks into the current filing period, only the Town of Pecos
City elections have contested races, both for mayor and the two
available council posts.
Former Town of Pecos City mayor Dot Stafford filed last week to
run against incumbent Ray Ortega, who defeated Stafford in the 2000
mayoral election, while in the council election, incumbent Danny Rodriguez
has filed to retain his position and will be challenged by Angelica
Valenzuela and Michael Benavides. The other position up for election is
currently held by Ricky Herrera.
Individuals wanting to file for a position in the Town of Pecos
City election can pick up an application at city hall with Levario. The
deadline to file in the election is March 20, according to Levario.
Other city races include mayor and council positions in
Balmorhea, Barstow and Toyah, along with the Balmorhea ISD board. So far,
no filings have been reported in those races.
March 5 is the first day to accept applications to vote by mail
and March 17 if a candidate dies on or before this date, his or her name
is not placed on the ballot.
The deadline to file to run in the May elections for all local races is
5 p.m. on March 20, while the last day a person may register to vote in the
May 4, election is April 4.
Early voting by personal appearance begins on April 17, at
the Pecos Community Center, 508 S. Oak and April 26, is the last day to
receive applications for early voting ballots to be voted by mail.
The last day to vote early by personal appearance is April 30.
Sign-ups at PHS for GED testing today, Tuesday
Registration is being held for GED testing at the Pecos
High School Counselors office.
Registration to take the GED test, is being held from 1-5 p.m., today
and tomorrow March 5, in the school counselor's office.
GED testing is scheduled for 4:45 p.m., Monday, March 18
and Tuesday, March 19, at the Pecos High School.
Examinees must present a Texas Driver's license or Texas
Department of Public Safety ID Card.
For more information contact Pat Cobos or Eva Arriola, Pecos
High School Counselors at 447-7229.
High Sunday 44. Low this morning 18. Forecast for
tonight: Clear. Lows 20 to 25. Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph. Tuesday:
Partly cloudy. Highs around 75. South winds 5 to 15 mph. Tuesday
night: Partly cloudy. Lows 30 to 35. Wednesday: Partly cloudy.
Highs around 75. Thursday: Partly cloudy and breezy. Lows 35 to 40. Highs
75 to 80.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
Phone 915-445-5475, FAX 915-445-4321
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