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Monday, December 9, 2002

Commissioners award medical service contracts

Staff Writer

PECOS, Mon., Dec. 9, 2002 -- Medical contracts for the Reeves County Detention Center and  the Reeves County Sheriff's Department were awarded this morning by  Reeves County Commissioners, who also approved payments to the  different contractors working at the site of the new Reeves County Detention  Center III during their regular meeting this morning.

Several local vendors fared well during the regular meeting, receiving the bids for the services for the 2003 fiscal year.

Medical lab and X-ray services went to Trans Pecos Lab of Pecos. "We advertised this one for the sheriff's department only," said county auditor Lynn Owens.

Owens said that it had been a couple of years since this particular item had been bid out. "The bid was the same as the last time it was bid out," said Owens.

Dental services for the sheriff's department only were awarded to Dr. David Lovett and the physician's services contract went to Dr. Hiram Jifi.

RCDC employee Tommy Duncan told the court that Physicians Network Associated is currently working on a method that will allow them to have a consultation with a doctor and have the equipment located at the RCDC.

Duncan said that the new method would be through a "television" and that PNA had said that any other equipment needed by them, they would purchase.

Professional Pharmacy owner Leo Hung told the court that through PNA a lot of tests had been eliminated. "This new company cut out a lot of tests, including urinary and blood tests," said Hung. "That tele-radiologist machine your talking about costs anywhere from $50,000-$60,000," he said.

Hung explained to the court how the machine would operate and that a radiologist elsewhere would view the X-ray and make the interpretation.

"PNA had said that any equipment that we don't have at the RCDC they would purchase," said Duncan.

"This is also for security reasons, so that the inmates will not need to be transported outside the facility," said Galindo. "This will help the community feel safer," he said.

Pharmaceutical services were awarded to Professional Pharmacy, which won out in bidding over Rediger's Pharmacy.

"This is advertised for county-wide," said Galindo, who added that the award was made without respect to any set bids by the two pharmacies.

"The award comes first, and then the negotiation of prices," he said.

Duncan said that the pharmacy, which is the current provider, has cooperated with PNA.

"PNA said they could help reduce costs and has many times recommended to get generic drugs to help lower costs," said Duncan.

Other bids included for janitor supplies at the RCDC, with bid awards going to Triple I, Waggoner and AA Chemical Supplies.

Kitchen item bids went to U.S. Foods, Ben and Keith Foods, El Paso Baking, Gandy's, DeCoty, La Nortena of Pecos and CSB Sales of Florida.

Asphalt and emulsions bid was awarded to Coate Materials of Lubbock; motor fuel and oil, included three items, motor fuel, gas, motor oil and anti-freeze.

Desert Distributors was awarded the item for motor oil and anti-freeze and West Texas Gas the item for the gas card.

Payments were approved for Frank Spencer and Associates and LMD Architect.

Other payments approved were to: West Laundry, in the amount of $78,850; ABCO Fire Protection in the amount of $17,101; N.C. Sturgeon in the amount of $304,115; R.W. Jones and Sons, $2,850; Strategic Equipment, $30,400; Acme Electric, $340,194; Texas Commercial Fence, $55,387; SamCorp General Contractors, $273,265; Howard's Mechanical, $347,418; ISI Detention Contracting Group, $273,348; Tank Builders, Inc., $3,420 and Carother's Construction, $127,861.

Austin's Book Fair set for this week

PECOS, Mon., Dec. 9, 2002 -- Austin Elementary School is sponsoring a Scholastic Book Fair throughout this week.

The book fair will be open from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m., on Monday through Thursday, and from 8:30 a.m. until noon on Friday.

Parents and guardians can build the classroom libraries by donating a book to their child's classroom teacher.

Visit the book fair for more details.

Seminar for mothers scheduled Tuesday

PECOS, Mon., Dec. 9, 2002 -- A Mother Power Meeting is scheduled for noon, Tuesday at the Pecos Head Start Center, 901 S. Willow St.

The meeting is designed to enhance the mother's ability to create a positive environment with their children.

The theme for the event will be "Motherhood." This meeting is for women only.

Guest speaker will be Dr. George E. Smith, executive director, Management Planning Institutes, Inc. of Chicago, Ill.

Hosts will be Greater Opportunities of the Permian Basin, Inc., Project Head Start.


PECOS, Mon., Dec. 9, 2002 -- High Sunday 44. Low this morning 39. Weekend rainfall at the  Texas A&M Experiment Station .04 inch. Forecast for tonight: Mostly  cloudy. Lows 25 to 30. Light and variable winds. Tuesday: Becoming  partly cloudy. Highs 55 to 60. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday night:  Partly cloudy. Lows 30 to 35. Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Highs 55 to  60. Thursday: Partly cloudy. Lows 30 to 35. Highs 50 to 55.

Police Report

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.
Hilario Cylaya III, 21, was arrested at 12:50 p.m. on Dec. 8 in the 400  block of Ross Blvd., for a warrant for theft by check a class B.
Samuel Valencia Jr., 23, was arrested at 1:28 p.m. on Dec. 8 in the 2200  block of Hackberry, for a Class C, assault under the family violence act.
Luis Rojas Arranda, 57 and Daniel Arevelo Sotelo, 28 were arrested  at 9:24 p.m. on Dec. 7, at La Cantina for public intoxication.
Raul Rodriquez Pando, 36, was arrested at 9:44 p.m. on Dec. 7, in  the 200 block of Sycamore Street for public intoxication.
Israel Lara, 19, was arrested at 10:44 p.m. on Dec. 7 in the parking lot  of Uncles at Third and Cedar streets for warrant for theft over $50 and  under $500 and warrants for forgery, minor in possession, violation promise  to appear and military desertion.
James Michael Worsham, 17 and Roy Lynn Foster Jr., 17, were  arrested at 1:43 a.m. on Dec.8 at the intersection of Eddy and  Walthall streets. Worsham was arrested for public intoxication other than  alcohol, possession of marijuana under 2 oz. and possession of  drug paraphernalia. Foster was arrested for public intoxication other than alcohol.
Ernest Wright 18, Abraham Rodriguez, 18, Robbyn Ochoa, 17, and  Esmeralda Rubio, 17 were arrested at 8:42 p.m. on Dec. 6 at Pecos Nursing Home, all  for possession of marijuana under 2 oz.
Raul Salgado 22, was arrested at 11:16 p.m. on Dec 6 in the 300  block of Third Street for DPS warrants
Jose Silva Jr., 22 was arrested at 6:55 p.m. on Dec. 5 for warrant capias  default payment for a fine related to an assault under the family violence act.
Annette Ybarra, 22, was arrested at 8:45 a.m. on Dec 4 in the 1200  block of Martinez Street for theft, a state jail felony.
Raymond Franklin Hoffman, 42, was arrested at 12:16 p.m. on Dec.  3 at Wal-Mart for public intoxication.
Jadson Earl Ephriam, 27 was arrested at 3:03 a.m. on Dec. 3 at Reeves  County Hospital for a Reeves County warrant for criminal non-support.
Raul Barrera, 34, was arrested at 8:11 p.m. on Dec. 1 in the 400 block  of S. Sycamore Street for possession of drug paraphernalia.
Terry Klienberg, 44 was arrested at 11:32 a.m. on Dec 1 at mile marker 32  on Interstate 20 for disorderly conduct.
Thomas Caromona, 53, was arrested at 10:55 p.m. on Nov. 30 at the Flying  J Truck Stop for public intoxication.
Ruben Levario, 38, was arrested at 7:15 on Nov. 30 at the Saragosa Hall  on East Sixth Street for public intoxication.

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