Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Wednesday, May 21, 2003
Ryan completes DPS training academy
Christopher L. Ryan, of Pecos, graduated from the Texas Department of
Public Safety's 124th Training Academy.
"Our graduates today enter a different and more dangerous world in law
enforcement," said Col. Thomas A. Davis, Jr., director of the DPS. "They
will act as the first line of defense for the citizens of Texas against
criminals of all sorts from drunk drivers to terrorists. We expect
them to uphold and even enhance the proud tradition of the Texas Department
of Public Safety."
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott addressed the graduating class at
Riverbend Center in Austin. DPS assistant director Lt. Col. David McEathron
also participated in the ceremony along with DPS training officers.
The 27-week school is the longest continuous training academy offered
by any law enforcement agency in Texas, and one of the longest in the nation.
The cadets entered the Academy in September and completed 1,214 hours of
instruction more than twice the training required by the Texas Commission
on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education. The students received
instruction in criminal law, traffic law, arrest procedures, accident investigation,
first aid and other law enforcement subjects, as well as classes aimed at
developing self-esteem and goal setting skills.
Trooper Ryan will be assigned to the Highway Patrol in Monahans.
He is the son of Wanda and Lee Ryan of Pecos.
Hinojos to receive certificate from culinary school
Antonio Hinojos, Jr., will receive the Associates of Occupation Studies
Certificate from prestigious Western Culinary Institute in Portland, Ore.,
on July 28.
Since attending WCI in April of 2002, he has maintained high honors as
well as flawless attendance.
On May 19, Hinojos will be moving to California to start the school's
Le Cordon Bleu six-week externship program at the Playboy Mansion in Beverly
He is the son of Belzora (the best cook in the world) and Antonio Hinojos
Sr. and his grandmother is Susana Martin. Also providing moral support
are Victor and Flor Munoz and Johnny and Aracely Muniz.
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