Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Tuesday, July 23, 2002
Commissioners study adding space for offices, golf course
By JENNIFER GALVAN
PECOS, Tues., July 23, 2002 -- Reeves County Commissioners discussed expanding
space at the courthouse for employees and expanding space on the south
side of Pecos for golfers during their regularly scheduled meeting
on Monday at the Reeves County Courthouse.
Commissioners met in executive session on Monday to discuss property
acquisitions by Reeves County.
County Auditor Lynn Owens said the members discussed coming into agreement
with the Pecos Valley Country Club about a price for the their land that
is adjacent to the Reeves County Golf Course.
If the two parties come to agreement, the land, which is about four acres,
would be used by the golf course to create additional holes for the course.
The course, which is now an 11-hole golf course, would then come closer in
becoming an 18-hole golf course, Owens said.
The commissioners were presented with plans last year for expanding the
course to a full 18-holes, and an agreement was signed at that time with
the Pecos Housing Authority to create two new holes on the north side of
the course, where the PHA's former Airbase Apartments were once located.
Commissioners took no action on expanding the areas for several departments
inside the courthouse.
"They also discussed about providing us with more space, but a decision
was not made," Owens said.
He said the discussion was on additional space for the County Court at
Law, the County Treasurer and the County Auditor. The District Clerk's office
using the County Auditor's room for storage, while the other offices would
be moved to new locations.
Finishing up with their regular session the members went on to approve
reports from various departments, budget amendments and line-item transfers,
personnel and salary changes for Reeves County Detention Center, the minutes
from previous meetings and the semi-monthly bills.
P-B-T campus renovations going well, Love says
By LEIA HOLLAND
PECOS, Tues., July 23, 2002 -- Renovations of Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD schools
are coming along nicely according to Superintendent Don Love.
Several repairs, alterations and additions are being made to the local
schools, including installing new air conditioning units and increasing the
Last year the school district budgeted over $2 million for repairs and
renovations to the campuses and also received $780,000 of grant money the
district received from the state.
According to the project superintendent, the renovations should be complete
by the start of the 2002-03 school year.
Love is proud to show off all the changes that have come about since the
renovations started with asbestos removal in the PHS auditorium last December.
"This is where all the money has gone," he said.
At the high school, all the asbestos has been removed in the main building
including the auditorium, hallways and classrooms. Approximately $40,000
of it has gone into asbestos removal at PHS and other campuses.
The ceiling has been dropped and new lights have been placed in the classrooms
and hallways making the environment brighter, according to Love.
The asbestos tile has also been removed in the classrooms, which would
be replaced with carpeting.
"They should start putting in the carpet soon," Love said.
He explained that they were expecting the carpet to go in by the end of
this week or the beginning of next week.
New windows and doors are being installed in the high school's main building,
all of which has been deeply tinted to help fight the heat.
One of the biggest projects the school district has tackled is installing
new individual air conditioning units in all the classrooms at PHS and Zavala
Middle School, both of which were built in the early 1950s.
Love said that each classroom has air conditioning controls as well as
six new electrical plugs.
The hallways and lockers have been painted and one wall in each room has
been painted with an accent color.
Also, 200 new lockers were purchased and installed in Senior and Freshmen
halls at PHS.
Love said that he as well as the teachers and staff are excited about
the renovations to the schools and he is looking forward to them being complete.
The first day of school for the 2002-03 school year is on August 19.
PHS, Crockett physicals forms deadlines near
PECOS, Tues., July 23, 2002 -- Pecos High School students planning to
participate in fall sports for the 2002-2003 school year need to have their
physical forms filled out and returned to their coaches by Aug. 5, the first
day of practice for most fall activities.
Trainer Joel Birch said along with the Aug. 5 deadline for students entering
Grades 9-12, students going into Grades 7-8 at Crockett Middle School have
to have their forms returned by the time practice begins on the opening day
of school, Aug. 19.
The opening scrimmage for Pecos High School volleyball players will be
Friday, Aug., 16, with their season beginning the following Tuesday, Aug.
20, while Pecos' first football scrimmage will be Saturday, Aug. 17, and
regular season play starts on Friday, Sept. 6.
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.
Roberto Valdez, 48, was arrested at 7:35 p.m., on July 8 at Fourth and
Elliot Streets in Toyah for public intoxication.
Randy L. Kaberlein, 47, was arrested at 5:31 p.m., on July 5 at the
Buck Jackson Rodeo Arena for public intoxication.
A female juvenile and a male juvenile were arrested at 12:26 a.m., on
July 23 at 12th and Ash streets. The female was arrested as a
runaway while the male was arrested for curfew violation.
Freddie Rosalez, 26, was arrested at 8:12 p.m., on July 22 at Fifth
and Eddy streets on a warrant for probation violation, an outstanding DPS
warrant for over the registered weight and another outstanding DPS warrant
for no CDL.
Miguel Chavez III, 19, was arrested at 10:38 p.m., on July 22 in the
500 block of Hickory Street on two Capias Pro Fine warrants for default in
payment on running a stop sign, a Capias Pro Fine warrant for default in
payment on failure to display a driver's license and a Capias Pro Fine warrant
for default in payment on a minor in possession of alcohol.
Rudy Renteria, 31, Benjamin Maldonado, 43, and Rona Davis, 36, were
arrested at 4:39 p.m., on July 21 on Pecan and C Streets all for evading
arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Jose Cutberto Perez, 38, was arrested at 12:47 a.m., on July 21 at Laura
Lodge for public intoxication and assault under the Family Violence Act.
PECOS, Tues., July 23, 2002 -- High Monday 96. Low this morning 72.
Forecast for tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows around 70. Southeast winds
5 to 15 mph. Wednesday: Partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Highs 95 to 100. Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph. Wednesday night: Partly
cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms. Lows 70 to 75. Thursday:
Partly cloudy. Highs around 100. Friday: Partly cloudy. Lows 70 to 75.
Highs around 100.
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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