Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Friday, September 20, 2002
Pecos students make Dean's list
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin has announced students who
qualified for the President's and Dean's honor roll list in the Summer 2002.
Students who have a semester Grade Point Average (GPA) of a 3.50 to 3.99
are listed on the Dean's Honor List. Students who have achieved a 4.0 GPA
are listed on the President's Honor List. Students seeking their first bachelor's
degree only are eligible once they have earned at least 12 credit hours at
U.T. Permian Basin.
Pecos students named to the Dean's List include: Delia Dominguez, Linsey
Hathorn and Dalila Valenzuela.
Venegas named employee of month
Alvaro Venegas has been selected as Employee of the Month for the month
of September at the Reeves County Detention Center.
Venegas is a Recreation Specialist III at the facility.
He is the father of two children and a former president and member of
the Pecos Evening Optimist Clubs. He enjoys riding motorcycles in his spare
Venegas began his career with the Reeves County Detention Center on May
19, 1999. He was promoted on Nov. 8, 2001, to his current rank.
"He is a veteran officer who has proven himself to be both extremely reliable
and professional," said RCDC Warden Rudy Franco. "His work ethics and attitude
are of the highest level and he is a prime example of the officers employed
at the Reeves County Detention Center," he said.
Officer Venegas is dedicated to the operation of the Reeves County Detention
Center, according to Franco. He is a heavy equipment operator and on several
occasions has used his skills in our department saving the facility money.
"He accepts additional responsibilities and accomplishes all assigned
tasks in minimal time," said Franco.
As a Recreation Specialist, Venegas' primary responsibilities are to maintain
security and control in the Recreation Department, making sure the inmates
are conducting their recreational activities in a safe manner, and in general
always keeping an eye out for anything that might hinder the program, according
"Officer Venegas has continuously executed his responsibilities in the
highest professional manner, and has always taken pride as an officer of
the Reeves County Detention Center," said Franco.
The Reeves County Detention Center is proud to recognize Recreation Specialist
III, Alvaro Venegas as Employee of the Month.
"His high standards, quality of work performance, and self-motivation
have earned him this honor," said Franco. "We wish him continued success
in his career with the Reeves County Detention Center," he said.
PHS Eagle band having a fundraiser
The Pecos Eagle Band will be having their annual fundraiser, Saturday,
Sept. 21, at both Wal-Mart and Gibson's Parking lots.
This will be a free car wash and students will be going out into the community
and asking everyone to make a pledge for each car the band washes. After
the car wash they will return to collect the pledge.
When the students sell a product to the community, 60 percent of the profits
go to the fundraising company that supplied the products. This project allows
the students to earn their profits by working instead of selling and 100
percent of the money the community invests in stays with the band.
The goal this year is to wash 100 cars during the six hour car wash.
If the band were to have a regular car wash the fee would probably be
$7.50 for a car and $10 for a truck or van. If you bring one of your vehicles
to be washed you will have almost made back the amount of a 10 cent per car
Because the actual car wash is free the only way for the students to reach
their goal is through your pledges.
Support their work by pledging and by bringing in your cars.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
Division of Buckner News Alliance, Inc.
324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
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