Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Tuesday, September 17, 2002
Hospital board to discuss pact for administrator
PECOS, Tues., Sept. 17, 2002 -- The Reeves County Hospital Board of Directors
will continue discussion on the status of the hospital's administrator's
position, during their regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. today in the
Board members voted 3-2 on Sept. 4 not to renew an agreement with the
hospital's management contractor Richard Murphy, and to buy it out before
the contract expires next year.
The contract, which expires after January 15, 2003, provides the board
with Administrator Robert Vernor through the services of Murphy. However,
the board said it would seek to retain Vernor's services as administrator
under a deal outside the current contract.
Board members voted against the contract with CRM Management they said,
because it gave control over hiring and firing of the hospital's administrator
to Murphy, not to the board.
The administrator/CEO contract is to be discussed during an executive
session during this evening's meeting.
Before going into executive session, the board will hear the medical staff
report. Other actions scheduled for this evening include discuss, consider
and take action on setting a tax rate, adopting the 2003 operating and capital
budget after a budget hearing. Hospital district exemptions, plans for expansion
of the hospital and the district's investment report will also be updated
during the meeting.
The board will review the minutes of its last meeting before hearing any
public comments, which will then be followed by a report from the Hospital
In its consent agenda the board will review its monthly tax report, financial
statements and budget amendments, and the payment of bills.
The board will then discuss, consider and take action on the sale of foreclosed
property located on 1102 E. 3rd, 310 W. 13th, and tract
1 abstract 304 block 13, section 189, out of NW/4, Reeves County & Tract
2 Abstract 304, block 13, section 189, H&GN, Reeves County.
The bank and TexPool Resolutions, the Reeves County Hospital by-laws,
the organizational chart and the 2003 budget hearing will also be discussed,
considered and then the board will take any action.
After the executive session, final item on the agenda is the administrator's
report from Vernor.
City hopes for success with new Main Street application
By JENNIFER GALVAN
PECOS, Tues., Sept. 17, 2002 -- For the second time in three years, the Town
of Pecos City has formally applied for acceptance in the state's Main
According to Pecos Main Street Director, Tom Rivera, the city has re-applied
for the project at the end of last month.
"The deadline was the 31st of August," Rivera said.
Rivera stated that because this will be the second time in a couple of
years that Pecos has applied for this project they did not have to go through
the whole application process again.
"We just updated some of the thing," Rivera said.
Some of the things that were updated on the application filing were the
city's demographics, the closure of business and the opening of new businesses.
According to Rivera the new detention center is one of the things that
was added to the application as part of a community improvement project.
"We have to send in 12 copies (of the application) along with a slide
presentation that goes with it," Rivera said.
The project focuses on the improvement of downtown areas that are at the
point of disappearing, Rivera added.
"Its focuses on the revitalization of downtown areas," Rivera said.
When Pecos was turned down after their original application in 2000, Main
Street Program officials asked the city to work on cleaning up the look of
the downtown area before it reapplied.
During a tour of the downtown area last year, Kay Harvey-Mosley, State
Coordinator of the Texas Main Street Program, said it was open to cities
with populations under 50,000, and that those approved would receive heavy
technical assistance for three years, "but the services continue thereafter,"
As of now there are 11 other towns that have applied for the project.
One of the 11 is Van Horn in neighboring Culberson County.
"I think that this is the first time they have applied," Rivera said.
"However they are not self initiated (as a main street project) like we are
Rivera added that because Pecos is a self initiated main street project
town, he thinks that will help be an advantage over some of these other communities.
In looking at a map most of the towns that are considered as main street
project towns, are mostly on the eastern part of the state, Rivera said.
"There are not many in West Texas," Rivera said. "Alpine, Fort Stockton,
Monahans and Odessa are the only ones in this area."
Though the application has been sent in for review, Rivera said that all
they could do right now is sit and wait to hear a response.
During the Texas Downtown Association meeting scheduled for November 4
_6 in Denton a town will be chosen.
"They will send someone, no one will know who or when to come and look
around the town," Rivera said. "They will get an idea about the community
According to Rivera, a City Clean-up is scheduled for September 28.
"They want to see the community doing something for themselves," Rivera
said. "And for the improvement of the community.
Rec board holding Wednesday meeting
PECOS, Tues., Sept. 17, 2002 -- A recreational board meeting will be held
at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
The meeting will be held at the Pecos Recreational Department located
at the Pecos High School.
Softball tourney for men planned for mid-October
PECOS, Tues., Sept. 17, 2002 -- The seventh annual Cash Shootout men's
softball tournament will be held in Pecos on Oct. 12-13.
Awards will include a first prize of $500 to the winning team. For further
information, contact Edwin Jaquez at 1-694-4310 or 1-528-5191.
PECOS, Tues., Sept. 17, 2002 -- High Monday 83. Low this morning 62. Forecast
for tonight: Mostly clear. Lows near 65. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny: Warm: And breezy. Highs 95 to
100. West winds 15 to 25 mph. Wednesday night: Mostly clear.
Lows near 65. Thursday: Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. Friday:
Partly cloudy. Lows 60 to 65. Highs near 95.
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 instances we will indicate
payment and release.
Jaime Natividad, 19, was arrested at 10: 29 p.m., on Sept. 11, in the1500
block of Cowan Street for a Reeves County warrant for public intoxication.
Manuel Reyes, 22, was arrested at 11:08 p.m., on Sept. 11, in the 900
block of Cherry Street for public intoxication and evading arrest.
Oscar Hernandez, 31, was arrested at 4:09 p.m., on Sept. 12, in the
300 block of Eddy Street, for warrant for no drivers license and warrant
for violation promise to appear.
Florencio Garcia, 33, was arrested at 5:42 p.m., on Sept. 12 in the
700 block of West Sixth Street for warrant for theft, warrant for violation
promise to appear, warrant for no drivers license.
Ismeal Menchaca, 26, was arrested at 11:56 p.m., on Sept. 12, at Sixth
and Ash streets, for warrant for failure to appear theft by check out of
Christopher Michael Cisneros, 24, was arrested at 8:45 p.m., on Sept.
12 at 1228 S. Cherry St., for assault under the family violence act.
Benjamin Ortiz, 23, was arrested at 12:50 a.m., on Sept. 12, at the
Northside Park on U.S. 285, on outstanding DPS warrants for speeding
and failure to appear.
David Lee Lecario, 19, was arrested at 5:39 p.m., on Sept. 13, in the
1400 block of South Eddy Street for warrant capias minor in possession,
warrant capias driving under the influence, and warrant capias speeding.
Abel Zuniga, 24, and Christina C. Benavidas, 20, were arrested at 9:28
p.m., on Sept. 13, at 421 E. 14th street, For assault under
the family violence act.
A male juvenile was arrested at 2:07 a.m. on Sept. 14 in the 1500 block
of Johnson Street for resisting arrest.
Jason Thomas Rios, 21 was arrested at 12:23 p.m., on Sept. 14 at the
Criminal Justice Center for a warrant out of Pecos County for burglary
of a habitation.
Jeffery Patino, 24, was arrested at 5:07 p.m., on Sept. 14, in the 100
block of North Pecan Street for family violence (assault by contact, class
Apolonio Rubio Jr., 44, was arrested at 1:30 p.m., on Sept. 15 at the
Flying J for public intoxication.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
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