Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Tuesday, March 5, 2002
Sculpture first art class work for downtown
By LEIA HOLLAND
PECOS, Tues., March 5, 2002 -- A group of Pecos High School students kicked
off a series of projects they will be doing in efforts to renovate
the downtown area of Pecos today as they hung a metal sculpture in
the drive through area of West Texas National Bank.
High School Art Teacher Walter Holland said that he and his students have
been working on the metal hanging sculpture for about six weeks.
Holland explained that WTNB President John Grant had asked him to come
up with a design for a sculpture before Christmas.
"This sculpture will kick off the downtown area renovation," he said.
According to Holland, the Town of Pecos City has pledged $3,000 for use
in the numerous projects that would be set in the downtown area.
He also said that the school district has pledged $1,800 for use in materials
Grant said was not aware that the sculpture at his bank was the start
on a renovation process. He said that he was just hoping to fill a blank
space on the wall of the new drive-through area.
"I thought it is a great place to hang something that would show off West
Texas and the West Texas theme," he said.
Grant said that when he decided he would like to have something hanging
in that spot he immediately thought about using the students' talent.
"We wanted to involve the students and their class and give them the experience
of working with this kind of project," he said.
Students in Holland's 3-D sculpture class mainly worked on the project,
however all of his students, including those in elementary school, helped
with the project.
"We were all kind of involved in one way or another," he said.
Holland and his students worked together in designing the nine-foot by
nine-foot sculpture that depicts cowboys herding steer.
The sculpture also features prickly cacti and a giant setting sun and
took the students six weeks to complete.
The sculpture is made out of chrome-plated aluminum, steel and copper
rivets and stands at least one-foot from the wall.
Grant was excited about the sculpture being completed and hung this morning
and plans to use the students' talent again in the future.
"We'd like to have this up for about a year and then auction it off,"
he said. "We'd then donate the money from the auction back to the class
and ask them to build a new sculpture. We hope to have a new sculpture every
Holland said he appreciates the interest that has been shown for the students'
work and is looking forward to working on more projects in the future.
The students will now go back to work with their next project, which would
be designing and building a gate for the West of the Pecos Museum.
Now Grant and the staff are enjoying their new sculpture and are thankful
to Holland's classes and the school.
"We appreciate the school and the kids who worked on it," he said.
Grant would also like to invite the community to come by the bank and
take a look at their new sculpture, the first of many for Holland and the
students at Pecos High School.
Tickets for NRA banquet on sale
PECOS, Tues., March 5, 2002 -- Tickets for the Pecos Valley Friend of
the NRA banquet coming up Saturday night March 23 are now on sale at Security
State Bank and the Pecos Enterprise. Chicken fried steak catered by The Bear's
Den is the main course. Tickets cost $25 each or $40 per couple. Children
4-14 are $5 and children under 4 are free. For more information call Bobby
Clark at Security State Bank or Smokey Briggs at the Pecos Enterprise (445-5475).
Cantaloupe Pageant sign-ups starting at Chamber office
PECOS, Tues., March 5, 2002 -- Interested participants in this year's
Little Miss Cantaloupe contest may sign up starting today at the Pecos Area
Chamber of Commerce.
Little Miss Cantaloupe organizer Priscilla Cook said that the girls may
pick up the information packets from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., each day.
The contest in open to girls that are now enrolled in Kindergarten or
The deadline to enter is Tuesday, March 19.
PECOS, Tues., March 5, 2002 -- High Monday 63. Low this morning 19. Forecast
for tonight: Mostly clear. Lows around 35. South winds 5 to 15 mph.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny and warmer. Highs 75 to 80. Southwest winds
10 to 20 mph. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. Lows 40 to 45. Thursday:
Considerable high cloudiness and breezy. Highs 75 to 80. Friday: Considerable
high cloudiness and breezy. Lows around 40. Highs 75 to 80.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Information contained in the Police Report
is obtained from reports filed by the Pecos Police Department, Reeves
County Sheriff's Office, or other officers of those agencies.
The serving of warrants by an officer for outstanding fines of either
traffic citations, animal control violations or other court costs are considered
arrests and will be printed as such unless indicated that the fines were
paid. In such instanced we will indicate payment and release.
Jose R. Silva, 21, was arrested at 9:48 p.m., on February 11 in the
1900 block of South Park Street on a warrant for intentionally and
knowingly commit an offense of terroristic threat under the Family
Violence Act and an outstanding DPS-Amarillo warrant for speeding.
Rudy Renteria, 30, was arrested at 8:22 p.m., on February 9 in the
300 block of Almond Street for public intoxication.
Edward Garcia, 61, Eric Garcia, 30, Rolando Ybarra, 45, and Jaime Gomez,
35, were arrested at 4:07 a.m., on February 10 in the 1100 block of
East Third Street all for disorderly conduct-fighting.
Jacob R. Rodriguez, 21, and Daniel L. Paredez, 22, were arrested at
11:14 p.m., on February 8 in the 1200 block of South Cedar Street.
Rodriguez was arrested for a Reeves County Sheriff's Office warrant
for motion to adjudicate on burglary and possession of marijuana under
two ounces while Paredez was arrested for possession of marijuana under
Willie Rayos, 48, was arrested at 2:43 p.m., on February 7 in the 1000
block of South Elm Street for possession of a controlled substance,
Juan Gonzales, 19, and Arnulfo Miranda, 36, were arrested at 2:44 p.m.,
on February 7 at 12th and Ash streets both for assault a
Class A Misdemeanor.
Jaime Cazares, 19, was arrested at 4:26 a.m., on February 17, at Fifth
and Palm streets on DPS warrants for minor in possession.
Luis Aranda, 56, was arrested at 8:57 p.m., on February 15 in the 800
block of South Cedar Street for public intoxication and resisting.
Alberto Prieto, Jr., 20, was arrested at 11:38 p.m., on February 15 in
the 500 block of Hackberry Street on a Reeves County warrant for probation
violation for original charge of aggravated assault.
Benjamin Chavez, 57, was arrested at 11:54 p.m., on February 14 at
10th and Ash streets for driving while intoxicated and DWI test
Mary Ann Sandoval, 30, was arrested at 9:20 a.m., on February 13 at
the Pecos Police Department on a warrant for no insurance and a warrant
for violation of promise to appear.
Katrina Bell, 17, was arrested at 7:45 a.m., on February 25 in the 1000
block of South Cypress Street for assault under the Family Violence Act
and resisting arrest.
Daniel Campos, 33, was arrested at 4:42 p.m., on February 23 at Gibson
True Value for theft over $50.
Barbara Herrera, 33, was arrested at 9:26 p.m., on February 22 at the
Pecos Police Department on a warrant for assault causing bodily injury.
Anival Pando, 27, was arrested 10:21 a.m., on February 22 on Highway
17 for failure to display a driver's license.
A male juvenile was arrested at 11:58 p.m., on February 18 at the Pecos
Police Department for assault causing bodily injury.
A female juvenile was arrested at 11:50 a.m., on March 3 in the 400
block of North Willow Street as a runaway juvenile.
Paul Diaz, 25, was arrested at 12:06 a.m., on March 3 in the 700 block
of Palm Street for DWI refusal and furnishing alcohol to minors.
Richard Cherry, 43, was arrested at 2:21 a.m., on March 3 in the 1900
block of Iowa Street for assault under the Family Violence Act.
George Myoung Park, 61, was arrested at 4:25 p.m., on March 2 at Flying
J Truck Stop for theft.
Donna Spivey, 18, was arrested at 8:08 p.m., on March 1 in the 500
block of South Oak Street on warrants for no seat belt, no liability
insurance and violation of promise to appear.
Rosalinda Munoz, 53, was arrested at 10:41 p.m., on March 1 at Third
and Mulberry Streets for public intoxication.
Rodolfo Lujan, 32, was arrested at 7:14 p.m., on February 28 in the
400 block of East B Street for assault under the Family Violence Act.
Javier Navarette, 22, was arrested at 9:26 p.m., on February 28, in
the 1900 block of Iowa Street on a warrant for theft or tampering with a
multi-channel video or information service.
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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