Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Wednesday, April 3, 2002
City offering new services for businesses
By LEIA HOLLAND
PECOS, Wed., April 3, 2002 -- Local small business owners now have
the opportunity to receive information on how to better their business
and keep it successful with the new Small Business Resource Center located
in the Community Center on Oak Street.
Pecos Main Street Director Tom Rivera said that the resource center
is open to anyone in the community and surrounding areas that already owns
a small business or wants to open a business.
"It's for any individual that is interest in starting a business," he
Numerous resources are available to the community including Internet
access, a resource library and software, all of which are free of charge.
The city is funding the center with the help of a few area universities,
according to Rivera.
"We're getting some help from the small business development centers
out of Sul Ross (State University) and (University of Texas-Permian Basin),"
Rivera said that City Manager Carlos Yerena is the person who pushed
for this program.
"He's been very supportive of this program," he said.
The resources include many different types of software and several books.
The software includes information on complete business plans, small
business start-up, hiring top performers, business letters and forms, do-it-yourself
advertising, 500 businesses you can start, managing people and customer-focused
Rivera said that anyone wishing to use the software would have the opportunity
to use it at the resource center or sign out a copy to take home.
The library includes approximately 50 different books that address several
of the same and related topics as the software.
Rivera said that along with the resource center, he is planning to host
workshops and already has two planned for the near future.
The first workshop planned will cover business etiquette and will be
held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., on May 9 at the community center.
The second would also be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., on June 6 at the community
center and would cover business planning.
Rivera was named the first director of the Town of Pecos City's Main
Street Project in February. The city is not officially a member of the
state program, which qualifies cities for grants to fix up downtown areas,
but was given the chance to reapply for it after being rejected two years
ago. Rivera is supervising this new application effort.
As part of the Main Street Project, Rivera said that he is focusing
on the small businesses first because he said, "they are the backbone of
"They need to be assisted first and foremost," he said.
Rivera said he believes that the small businesses in Pecos are what
keeps the city going.
"I think it's going to be a very useful tool for the community," he
Rivera said he would open up the resource center by appointment for
now, until he is able to get an assistant and is willing to set up a time
for interested people to come by the center any time of the day including
evenings if there is a need.
Interested community members may call Rivera at 445-9656 or 940-4387
to set up an appointment to use the resource center.
Chamber sponsoring "Entertainers" hoop games
PECOS, Wed., April 3, 2002 -- A fun-filled evening for everyone with the
"Harlem Entertainers" basketball team, sponsored by the Pecos Area Chamber
of Commerce, is planned for Friday, April 19.
"Everyone is invited to come out and join us for a great evening of
fun," said Interim Pecos Area Chamber of Commerce Linda Gholson.
The Harlem Entertainers, the "professional clowns of the court," will
be on hand that evening to perform and to play against four local teams.
The event will begin at 7:30 p.m., at the Pecos High School New Gym.
"We'll have four local teams that will `compete' against them, including
one made up of Lion's Club members, Tino Acosta will be putting together
a high school team, we'll definitely have a team made up of school coaches
and a team is going to be put together by local law enforcement," said
The team made up of Lion's Club members will be coached by Fred Dominguez
and Brian Gibson will be the coach for the coaches team.
"Each team will play one quarter," said Gholson.
The Pecos Eagle Athletic Booster Club will have the concession stand
open and a referee who is not certified will be on hand. "The referee will
one that's not certified, but here for entertainment purposes," said Gholson.
Tickets for the event are in advance, $5 for children 12 and under and
$7 for adults. Tickets at the door will be $7 for children 12 and under
and $10 for adults.
Tickets can be purchased at the chamber office, located at 111 S. Cedar
or call 445-2406 for more information.
"This will be a very entertaining evening for everyone and we want everyone
to come out and join us," said Gholson.
Special entertainment is planned for the halftime show.
The Harlem Entertainers consist of "Wizard" Washington who played for
Goose Tatum; "Showboat" Brannon _ played with the Harlem Wizards; "Badnews"
Hardiman _ played for the Harlem Wizards; "Dr. Dunk" Leroy Harper of Brooklyn,
N.Y.; "T-Bone" Posey of Burnsville, MN; "Razzle Dazzle" Jo Von Singleton
of Los Angeles, Calif.; "Silky" Leroy Hudson _ Atlanta, Ga.; "Youngblood"
Washington _ Milwaukee, WI and "Sidekick" Rhomie Chamberlain _ Portland,
Benefit softball tourney planned for next weekend
PECOS, Wed., April 3, 2002 -- A men's softball tournament will be held
the weekend of April 12-14 at the Pecos softball fields, to benefit youth
attending the World Youth Day in Canada this summer.
Entry fee will be $110.
For more information contact Chap at 445-1772 or Lupe Herrera at Gibson
True Value, 810 W. Walthall St.
Sign-ups starting at rec department for girls' softball
PECOS, Wed., April 3, 2002 -- Registration is underway at the Reeves County
Community Sports and Recreation Department for the summer girls softball
The program is open to girls ages 7-15, with an entry fee of $10 per
child. Forms can be picked up at the RCCRD office at the old Pecos High
A birth certificate and signatures from both parents are needed on the
registration forms. For further information, call 447-9776.
PECOS, Wed., April 3, 2002 -- High Tues. 84. Low this morning 41. Forecast
for tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows 40 to 45. SE winds 5 to 10 mph. Thurs.:
Mostly sunny and warmer. Highs near 80. SE winds 10 to 20 mph. Thurs. night:
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. Fri.: Partly cloudy and breezy. Highs
in the mid 80s. Sat.: Partly cloudy and breezy: With a slight chance of
showers and thunderstorms. Lows 50 to 55. Highs 80 to 85.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
Division of Buckner News Alliance, Inc.
324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
Phone 915-445-5475, FAX 915-445-4321
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