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Monday, March 4, 2002

Deishler seeking to gain back school board spot

Staff Writer

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 board elections.

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.

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