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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 Hills.

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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