Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Monday, March 17, 2003
Few candidates filing for May's area elections
By ROSIE FLORES
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
Division of Buckner News Alliance, Inc.
324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
Phone 915-445-5475, FAX 915-445-4321
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