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Tuesday, March 5, 2002

Sculpture first art class work for downtown

Staff Writer

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 and transportation.

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 year."

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 first grade.

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.

Police Report

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  two ounces.

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, heroin.

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 refusal.

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.


Marina Carrasco

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