Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Monday, February 17, 2003
Pecos boys get 5th at class 4A state swim meet
By JON FULBRIGHT
PECOS, Mon., Feb. 17, 2003 -- Quality usually won out over quantity for the
Pecos Eagle boys swimming team during the course of the 2002-03 regular season.
The Eagles took several meet titles despite a shortage of swimmers this
season. So there was a bit of an irony that when the final point totals were
counted at the Class 4A State Swimming and Diving Championships in Austin
on Saturday, numbers ended up working to Pecos' advantage and got them a
spot in the Top 5 in the final team standings.
Junior Will Oglesby had the only medal of the day for Pecos, taking third
in the finals of the 100-yard butterfly, but the Eagles were able to place
enough individuals in the finals, along with all three relays, to claim fifth
place in the final standings, with 144 points, just one behind fourth place
Highland Park and within striking distance of third place Conroe Oak Ridge,
which ended up with 156 points.
Pecos' girls, who had more swimmers to work with during the season, were
unable to advance to the finals from Friday's preliminaries, but did wind
up in 16th place overall with 41 points and had a couple of third
place finishes in Saturday's consolation finals.
The boys' matched their best finish in the state meet from three years
ago, when they took fifth in the inaugural Class 4A and below state championships,
though coach Terri Morse said, "I felt we could have done better. We had
a couple of times that weren't as good as on Friday that hurt us, so we'll
just have to go back to the drawing board and see what we can do better."
"Some of our kids swam their lifetime bests, and some did swim better
today than they did in the preliminaries. For the others, we're just going
to try and fix things," she added.
Oglesby swam the exact same time both days in the 100 fly, 52.53 seconds.
On Friday, that seeded him second behind senior Tiger Christian of Nacogdoches,
but on Saturday he was also beaten out by junior Chris Thornton of Willis,
who had a 51.62 time to Christian's 51.46.
A little while later, Oglesby finished sixth in the 500 yard freestyle
with a 4:57.72 time. It was 2.6 seconds behind his career-best time on Friday,
and he was edged out for fifth place by .01 second by John Quinn of New Braunfels.
Cameron Brooks of Richardson Pierce won the race with a 4:37.99 time.
At the start of the meet, the Eagles 200 yard medley relay team of Oglesby,
Gary Garcia, May Key and K.W. Winkles cut .16 seconds off their prelim time
and placed sixth in that race, with a 1:45.72 time, one spot below Friday's
prelims. The 400 freestyle relay team of Oglesby, Winkles, Key and Daniel
Quintana had a 3:26.31 to finish eighth in the finals, while the 200 freestyle
team of Garcia, Quintana, Matt Elliott and Key were eighth with a 1:35.37
time. Both were slightly slower
Gholson first candidate to file for new term
By ROSIE FLORES
PECOS, Mon., Feb. 17, 2003 -- Filing opened this morning for the Town of
Pecos City, Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD School trustee and Reeves County
Hospital District Board elections on May 3, with one incumbent having
already entered her name this morning for a new term.
Precinct 2 representative and current RCH Board president Linda Gholson
filed to retain her seat on the board today, according to Nadine Smith, Human
Resource Director for the hospital. Gholson's seat is one of two up for election
this May, the other being the seat in Precinct 4, currently held by Hugh
Two positions also will be open during the May election for the P-B-T
school board. David Flores and Steve Valenzuela currently hold the three-year
terms up for election.
In the Town of Pecos City elections, three seats will be up for grabs
this May. Those two-year terms are currently held by Mayor Pro-Tem Gerald
Tellez and councilmen Johnny Terrazas and Frank Sanchez.
Deadline to file an application for a place on the ballot is 5 p.m., Wednesday,
Tuesday, March 4, will be the first day to accept applications to vote
by mail, and early voting by personal appearance will be held at the Pecos
Community Center, 508 S. Oak, from April 16-29.
The last day a person may register to vote in the elections is April 3.
The last day to receive applications for early voting ballots to be voted
by mail is April 25 and the last day to vote early by personal appearance
is April 29.
Balmorhea ISD and the city council seats in Balmorhea, Toyah and Barstow
will also have positions up for election on May 4.
Balmorhea City Council has three seats that will be open and Balmorhea
School Board has two positions currently held by Paul Matta and Tommy Ray
Overnight fire destroys home on Seventh St.
By JENNIFER GALVAN
PECOS, Mon., Feb. 17, 2003 -- Officials are seeking the cause of a fire early
this morning that destroyed a home at the corner of Seventh and Bois
According to Fire Marshall Jack Brookshire, the call came in to the Pecos
Volunteer Fire Department of a structure fire at 3:01 a.m. this morning.
"A lady lived in the home," Brookshire said. "She was in the process of
Beverly Bold-Warrior, an employee of the Reeves County Hospital is the
resident of the home.
Brookshire said that Bold-Warrior still had her furniture in the house
when the fire broke out. However at the time of the fire, she was out of
Brookshire said that the building was engulfed in flames by the time fire
trucks arrived on the scene and the home was a total loss.
"We had everything out there," Brookshire said. "Which is seven trucks."
He added that they had a large number of firemen did respond to the early
morning alarm, but the department is always shorthanded when dealing with
a fire that big.
Brookshire said he would have to do further investigation before he could
determine the cause of the fire.
Fundraising dance for PHS senior trip
PECOS, Mon., Feb. 17, 2003 -- A `Three D.J. Dance' is scheduled from 8
p.m. until 2 a.m. this Saturday at the Riverside Ballroom.
The dance will feature three different D.J.'s, including two from Odessa
and Ricky Barreno of Pecos. A cover charge of $5 will be assessed.
The dance is being held as a fundraiser for the Pecos High School senior
trip, scheduled for after graduation.
High Sunday 58. Low this morning 32. Forecast for tonight: Partly
cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Southeast
winds 5 to 15 mph. Tuesday: Partly cloudy.
Highs in the upper 70s. South winds
5 to 15 mph shifting to the west
15 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Tuesday
night: Partly cloudy. Lows in the
lower 40s. Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Highs
in the mid 60s. Thursday: Mostly cloudy
then clearing. Slight chance of thunderstorms.
Lows near 40. Highs in the lower
70s. Friday: Partly cloudy. Lows in the
upper 30s. Highs in the mid 60s.
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.
Philbert Kee Francher was arrested at 2:26 a.m. on Feb. 16 in the 1100
block of East Third Street for public intoxication.
Fortino Jacob Sandoval, 22, was arrested at 7:23 a.m. on Feb. 15 at the
Cedar Street railroad crossing for public intoxication.
Alexander Portillo, 31, was arrested at 1:35 p.m. on Feb. 14 in the 1200
block of South Plum Street for public intoxication.
Luis Orona, was arrested at 6:38 p.m. on Feb. 13 at Veterans Boulevard
and Eddy Street for warrants for default payment of public intoxication and
default payment of dog fighting.
Harry James Tackett, was arrested at 5:38 p.m. on Feb.13 at the Greyhound
bus station for public intoxication.
Raul Garcia, 30, was arrested at 10:49 a.m. on Feb. 12 in the 800 block
of South Cypress Street for warrants for speeding and violation promise to
appear issued out of Yoakum County.
Ernest Baca, 19, was arrested at 10:11 a.m. on Feb. 13 in the 900 block
of Elm Street for ward county warrants for failure to appear (DWI).
Mario Rayos, 34, was arrested at 7 p.m. on Feb. 12 in the 600 block of
South Walnut Street for warrants for theft under $50 and violation failure
Hector Garcia, was arrested at 10:10 p.m. on Feb. 11 at the Criminal Justice
Center for warrant for graffiti.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
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