Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Friday, May 24, 2002
Happy Birthday to Jose Homero Cardona
Happy 18th Birthday to Trina Mena
Saturday, May 25, 2002
Happy Birthday to Amy Leonard Barreno
Happy Birthday to Caristabel M. Ybarra
Sunday, May 26, 2002
Happy 10th Birthday to Donovan Rodriguez, Jr.
Happy Birthday to Felipa Zamarripa
Monday, May 27, 2002
Orona, Burke announce June wedding plans
Monica E. Orona and Corby L. Burke announce their engagement and approaching
The bride to be is the daughter of Ramon G. Orona, of Odessa and Claudia
Evaro of Pecos. She is a 1987 graduate of Pecos High School and is currently
employed at the Reeves County Detention Center.
The future groom is the son of Ann Marie Burke of Pecos. He is a 1987
graduate of Pecos High School and is employed with U.S. Filter.
The couple plan to wed at 6:30 p.m., June 15, at the West of the Pecos
Jaso earns degree At UT Arlington
Jesse Jaso graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington at 1 p.m.,
Sunday, May 12.
Jaso earned a Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude in Microbiology.
He plans to attend the University of Texas Medical branch and pursue a
career in the medical field.
Jaso is a 1995 graduate of Pecos High School.
He is the son of Sabina and Lionel Jaso of Pecos.
TxDOT employees set example
The people who build and maintain Texas highways are very careful in how
they drive on and off the job. They want to set a good example for the motorists
who use the roads they build.
Several Pecos and Balmorhea residents who work for the Texas Department
of Transportation have continued to achieve an admirable record on that score,
according to a TxDOT spokesman in the Odessa District.
The Reeves County employees were among the nearly 300 TxDOT workers from
throughout the 12-county West Texas district who were cited for their on-the-job
safe driving habits at an annual safety awards presentation April 26. This
year's event was held at the Civic Center in Iraan.
Local employees singled out for safe driving records with the Texas Department
of Transportation included Pecos Area Office Manager Lily Talamantez, whose
37 years without an accident is the district's longest active mark; Balmorhea
Maintenance Supervisor Jose Rodriguez, 27 years; Tommy Dominguez and Rosendo
Galindo, 22 years; Manuel Gonzales 21 years; William Brown 20 years; Pecos
Maintenance Supervisor Larry Levario, Manuel Muniz Jr., and Israel Rubio,
19 years; John Salcido, 17 years; Gary Rumbaugh, Jr. and Guadalupe Rede,
15 years; Daniel Reyes, Benjamin Hinojos, Victor Mondragon, and Samuel Natividad,
14 years; Gilberto Gonzales, 12 years; and Pecos Area Assistant Engineer
Kelli Revennaugh and Jesus Matta, 11 years.
Others receiving awards with less than 10 years of safe driving on the
job were Jesse Anchondo, Alfredo Herrera, Gilbert Herrera, Oscar Martinez,
Marcelino Munoz, Jr., Hector Tarango, Mario Tarin, Arturo Vasquez, Javier
Lozano, Manuel Mendoza, David Portillo, Joe Rodriguez, Miguel Matta, Juan
Muniz, Cijifredo Zuniga and Jaime Mendoza.
Lauren D. Garduno, who heads up the Odessa District, presented the safe
driving awards and praised the Pecos and Balmorhea employees for their commitment
to driving safety.
"Highway safety is at the heart of everything the Texas Department of
Transportation does," said Garduno. "We know that building safe roads and
driving safely go hand-in-hand," he said.
"And one of the best ways we can emphasize safe driving on Texas highways
is to set a good example outselves," he added. "That's why we salute these
employees for year-after-year of accident-free driving while on the job,"
Pecos and Balmorhea are in the Texas Department of Transportation's Odessa
District, which includes 12 counties: Andrews, Crane, Ector, Loving, Martin,
Midland, Pecos, Reeves, Terrell, Upton, Ward and Winkler.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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