Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Tuesday, August 13, 2002
Happy Birthday to Crystal Granado
Happy Birthday to Patrick Ybarra II
Happy Birthday to Lorenza Pando
Ryan named Officer of the Month
Christopher Ryan has been named Correctional Officer of the Month
for the month of August at the Reeves County Detention Center.
Ryan is a 1999 graduate of Pecos High School and attended
Odessa College from 1999-2000.
He is married to Martha Mary, and they are the proud parents of
a beautiful 10-month-old baby daughter.
Officer Ryan began his employment with the Reeves
County Detention Center in October of 2000. He has worked both facilities and
is very aware of the responsibilities needed for success.
"He can work any post assigned to him with ease," said RCDC
Warden Rudy Franco.
Currently, Officer Ryan is posted in Central Control and is doing
an excellent job, according to Franco.
His duties include staff and inmate accountability, relaying
clear communication throughout the facility on the base radio.
Ryan is also responsible for maintaining accurate records of
all aspects that occur within his tour of duty. He provides guidance
and supervision to new staff and has excelled in the performance of
"Officer Ryan has set an excellent example for all new staff,"
Officer Ryan was promoted to C.O. II in October of 2001, and
then promoted again to C.O. III in July of this year.
He is a member of the Disturbance Control Team and shows
a tremendous amount of promise in that department.
The Reeves County detention Center is proud to have Mr. Ryan
as an employee.
" We extend our congratulations to him and his family on this
well deserved award. I am confident he will continue to exert his best efforts
on behalf of this institution," said Franco. "We take pride in
recognizing Mr. Ryan as Correctional Officer of the month for August 2002," he said.
Muniz enrolls in tech program
Omar Muniz of Pecos has enrolled in the Computer
Electronics Engineering Technology program at ITT Technical Institute, located
at 5700 Northwest Parkway, San Antonio.
This institute is one of a nationwide network of 70 ITT Technical
Institutes operated by Indianapolis-based ITT Educational Services, Inc. (ESI).
The eight-quarter program, which begins September 9, will help
Muniz begin to prepare for career opportunities in various
fields involving Computer Electronics Engineering Technology.
Upon successful completion of the program, Muniz will receive an
Established in 1998, the San Antonio ITT Technical
Institute offers educational programs in Computer and
Electronics Engineering Technology, Computer Drafting and Design Technology
and Information Technology/Computer Network Systems Option to
The San Antonio ITT Technical Institute is operated by
ITT Educational Services, Inc. (ESI), a leading private college
system focused on technology-oriented programs of study. ESI operates
70 ITT Technical Institutes in 28 states which provide
career-focused, coursework to approximately 27,500 students. Headquartered
in Indianapolis, Indiana, ESI has been actively involved in the
higher education community in the United States since 1969.
REUNITED _ Former Pecos High School cheerleaders are together
again, cheering at a different location. Kristina Dominguez and Nicole Payne will
be attending Howard College in Big Spring. Payne is a sophomore and
was named to the Howard College National Dean's List for the 2001-2002
school year. She is also the Cheerleading Captain and the Student
Government Association Secretary. This summer they both attended college camp at
South West Texas in San Antonio.
Free Saturdays set at museum
The West of the Pecos Museum will be having "Free Saturdays"
for all residents of Reeves County and the Barstow community during
the month of August.
Community members can tour the museum free of charge during
Children under 16 have to be accompanied by an adult.