Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Wednesday, May 15, 2002
Acosta is semi-finalist in poetry contest
Alonzo "Spiceman" Acosta was named as semi-finalist in International Open
Poetry Contest sponsored by The International Library of Poetry.
Acosta's poem "Dare I" was certified by the Selection Committee who
stated "…your poem was selected for publication, and as a contest semi-finalist,
on the basis of your unique talent and artistic vision…"
Acosta also writes for "My Casting Call.Com Magazine" out of Houston,
"La Raza" newspaper which originates out of Houston and San Antonio, for
"The Permian Basin Entertainment Guide" out of Odessa, and for a new magazine
that will start publication soon out of McCallen which is headed by Ace
As well as writing for these publications, he also writes children's
stories and is busy on a book entitled, "Why Men Stray," which he hopes
will be out by the end of this year.
He is co-writing a play with his son, Jacob Acosta, who is a drama student
at Odessa College. The play which is entitled, "Just cause I'm your son,"
is about a Hispanic father attempting to guide his family in today's society.
Acosta also maintains a Website where he writes his insight on different
topics. His website is http:www.geocities.com/spicemanbooks.
Carrasco selected Officer of the Month
Officer Angel Carrasco has been selected as Correctional Officer of the
Month for the month of April at the Reeves County Detention Center I.
Officer Carrasco is a graduate of Pecos High School, attended Odessa
College and is working on obtaining an Associate's Degree as an Advanced
He is married to Priscilla, also from Pecos and has two children, Devin
Angel, 9 years old and Kerstin, 15 years of age.
Officer Carrasco is a certified welder, has a Class A Commercial Driver's
License and enjoys working on automotive electrical systems.
He is presently working part-time for Oilfield Phone Service.
Officer Carrasco's part-time employment with the Oilfield Phone Service
has been a definite asset for the Reeves County Detention Center, being
that this company furnishes the facility with services on the inmate phone
He is on hand resolving any problems or complaints that the inmates
might have with the phone system.
Officer Carrasco began his employment with the Reeves County Detention
Center on May 6, 2001.
As a Correctional Officer, Carrasco's primary responsibility is to maintain
security and control of the institution.
He has worked all pertinent posts and is dedicated to the operation
of the Reeves County Detention Center, according to RCDC Warden Rudy Franco.
"Officer Carrasco accepts additional responsibilities and accomplishes
all assigned tasks in minimal time with exceptional results," said Franco.
"He has proven to be a very reliable and dedicated officer," he said.
Officer Carrasco displays all the qualities desired in a correction
officer, according to Franco.
The Reeves County Detention Center congratulates Officer Carrasco and
wishes him a long and happy employment at the facility.
Summer swimming sign-ups scheduled
Pecos High School will be offering summer swimming lessons and registration
has been set for Monday, May 20 and Wednesday, May 22, at the Pecos High
School Swimming Pool.
Registration will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m., and cost will be $25
per session, per child.
Session I will take place from June 3-14 and will run from Monday through
Friday and session II will be from June 17-28, (Monday through Friday).
For more information contact Terri Morse at 447-7242.
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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