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Monday, March 17, 2003

Few candidates filing for May's area elections

Staff Writer

PECOS, Mon., March 17, 2003 -- No new candidates have filed to run in any of the Pecos area elections during the past week, while one new candidate have entered the city and school races in Balmorhea with just two days left before the filing deadline for the May 3 elections.

Incumbent Tommy Rey Dominguez has joined Sharon Oates and filed for a seat on the Balmorhea ISD school board. Two three-year terms on the board are up for election this May, those currently held by Dominguez and Paul Matta.

Earlier, Ike Ward filed to retain his seat on the Balmorhea City Council, one of three seats up for election this year. Sammy Baeza currently holds another seat up for election, and the third seat is vacant.

Wednesday at 5 p.m. is the deadline to file an application for a place on the ballot in all local elections in Pecos, Balmorhea, Barstow and Toyah.

As of this morning, the only contested race in any area election is for the Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD board. Four candidates currently are entered in that race, where two seats are up for election.

Amy Montgomery Miller was the last candidate to add her name to list of those seeking a position on the local school board, filing two weeks ago. Randy Baeza is the other challenger, and incumbents David Flores and Steve Valenzuela filed for new three-year terms on the board.

Three candidates have filed for the three available seats in the Town of Pecos City election, and three also have filed for full terms in Barstow, along with a fourth candidate who is seeking an unexpired term.

In Barstow, incumbents Olga Abila, Dora Villanueva and Ted Porras have filed for new two-year terms on the city council and Angel Abila has filed for the one-year unexpired term.

In Pecos, Mayor Pro-tem Gerald Tellez And councilman Frank Sanchez have filed to retain their seats, while Danny Rodriguez is seeking to return to the council after a one-year absence. The other council member whose term is up in May is Johnny Terrazas.

In the Reeves County Hospital District board election, Precinct 2 incumbent and current RCH Board president Linda Gholson filed for a new two-year term on the board. Gholson's seat is one of two up for election this May, the other being the seat in Precinct 4, currently held by Hugh Box, who cannot run for re-election after redistricting moved his residence into a different precinct.

Applications to vote by mail are currently being accepted. Early voting by personal appearance for Pecos voters will be held at the Pecos Community Center, 508 S. Oak St., from April 16-29.

The last day a person may register to vote in the elections is April 3, and the last day to receive applications for early voting ballots to be voted by mail is April 25.

Gordita plate sale scheduled Friday

PECOS, Mon., March 17, 2003 -- A Gordita Plate Sale will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. this Friday.

Plates will consist of gorditas made of potato and cheese or chili and cheese, with all the trimmings, including rice and beans.

For orders call on Friday, at 445-2302.

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.


Edna Rubio was arrested at 2:32 a.m., on March 17, at the 1100 block of South Orange Street on a warrant for violate fireworks law and for violation written promise to appear.


Eric Florez, 24, was arrested at 4:43 p.m., on March 16, at the 2200 block of Cactus Street on a warrant for public intoxication.


Hilda Miranda was arrested at 3:07 a.m., on March 16, at Mulberry and Mesquite streets on a warrant service for capias - public intoxication.


Anhura Galvan Sanchez was arrested at 2:49 a.m., on March 16, at the Laura Lodge for public intoxication.


Ernesto Baca was arrested at 5:29 a.m., on March 16, at the 800 block of South Orange Street for public intoxication.


Jack Benjamin Stickles, 17, was arrested at 8:27 a.m., on March 14, at the Criminal Justice Center on a warrant for credit card abuse - state jail felony.


Martha Leonard Rubio, 35, was arrested at 8:44 a.m., on March 14, at the Criminal Justice Center on a warrant for credit card abuse - state jail felony.


Jason Rodriguez, 17, was arrested at 9:34 a.m., on March 13, at the Criminal Justice Center on a warrant for credit card abuse - state jail felony.


Fernando Rios, 22, was arrested at 9:49 a.m., on March 13, at the Criminal Justice Center on a warrant for tampering with evidence - a 3rd degree felony, a warrant for no driver's license and a warrant for no seat belt.


Mario Rayos, 33, was arrested at 10:13 p.m., on March 12, at the 1200 block of East Fourth Street for public intoxication.


Justin Evans, 19 and Jae Ewing, 19, were arrested at 7:28 p.m., on March 12, at the 500 block of Ross Boulevard. Evans and Ewing were both arrested on a warrant for credit card abuse - state jail felony.


Joe Robert Lara Jr., 20, was arrested at 1:50 p.m., on March 12, at the 100 block of Raul Flores for tampering with/or fabricating physical evidence.


Vickie Bivins, 28, was arrested at 5:23 p.m., on March 11, at the Criminal Justice Center on a warrant for assault causing bodily injury - class A misdemeanor.


Francisco Ortiz, 22, was arrested at 7:57 p.m., on March 10, at the 2400 block of Teague for possession of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a playground.


Arnulfo Miranda, 37, was arrested at 8:20 p.m., on March 15, at the 600 block of West F for family violence.


Osvaldo Garcia Rodriguez, 39, was arrested at 9:15 p.m., on March 15, at the 600 block of West F for public intoxication.


Ernest Dominguez, 32, was arrested at 3:27 p.m., on March 10, at the Reeves County Sheriff's Department on two counts of aggravated sexual assault on a child.


PECOS, Mon., March 17, 2003 -- High Sun. 85. Low this morning 56. Weekend rainfall at Texas A&M Experiment Station .14 inch. Forecast for tonight: Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. West winds 10 to 20 Mph. .Tues.: Partly cloudy and windy. Highs in the lower 70s. West Winds 20 to 30 mph. .Tues. night: Windy. Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. .Wed.: Windy. Partly cloudy in the morning then clearing. Highs in the lower 70s. .Thurs.: Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs near 70.


Trinidad Vasquez

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