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Monday, June 16, 2003

School announces athletic director candidates

Staff Writer

PECOS, Mon., June 16, 2003 -- Five applicants will be interviewed for the Athletic Director's position at Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD and board members will meet during a special meeting on Friday for the final selection.

"We had six, but one called and withdrew his application," said PBT-ISD Assistant Superintendent Gome Olibas. "He would have been a really good candidate, not only because he was formerly from Pecos, but because of his record," said Olibas.

Olibas said that all the applicants that were to be interviewed were "good candidates," as well.

"We have a really good group to choose from and we want to pick the best man for the job," said Olibas. "We want to pick someone that will be really good for our kids," he said.

The applicant that withdrew is former Pecos resident and Pecos High School graduate Robert Rayos, who is currently in Bay City, a school that went to state this year.

The remaining five will be interviewed this week.

Gaylon B. Doan is currenty a coach in Pecos and has experience as varsity line coach at Spur ISD, varsity backfield and secondary at La Vega ISD, varsity assistant at Bremond ISD, and varsity assistant at Merkel ISD.

Gary Jack, is presently the head football and baseball coach in Thorndale. Thorndale made the quarterfinals in the playoffs this year.

Mark White is currently the Athletic Director/Head Football Coach at (3A) Early and was Athletic Director/Head Football Coach at Bowie.

Ty Robinson is currently Athletic Director/Head Football Coach at (1A) Agua Dulce. Before taking the position with Agua Dulce he served as Defensive Coordinator and Head Track Coach at Rains High School (3A) in Emory, Tx and served for three years as a Varsity Assistant coach and Head Power Lifting coach at Navasota High School (4A) and Bangs High School (2A).

Patrick Willis is co-defensive coordinator and linebacker coach at (5A) Abilene Cooper High School in Abilene and has been for the past three years under Coach Randy Quisenberry. He served as defensive coordinator and assistant head coach at Rice Consolidated High (Class 3A) for three years; served as Varsity linebacker coach for Kerens ISD (class 2A) for one year and also has one year experience at Munday ISD as varsity defensive end and running back coach.

Gaylon Doan will be interviewed at 9 a.m, Thursday; Mark White's interview will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday; Ty Robinson will be interviewed at 8 a.m., Friday; Gary Jack at 10 a.m. Friday and Patrick Willis at 1:30 p.m., Friday.

Board members will meet at 6 p.m., Friday in the Technology Center, 1301 S. Eddy in closed session to discuss applicants for the Athletic Director/Head Football Coach: qualifications, references and salary.

The group will return to open session and consider and take possible action on hiring an Athletic Director/Head Football coach and setting a salary.

Board members will also discuss and take action on selling school owned Meadowbrook property; a change order for softball field competitive sealed proposal and professional personnel appointments.

Trucker's church to make home in Toyah

Staff Writer

PECOS, Mon., June 16, 2003 -- An ordained minister, who also happens to be a truck driver, has found herself in Toyah wanting to open a church in the little community.

"We moved to Toyah in March and bought acreage there to build a trucker's church," said Elizabeth McClendon.

The church McClendon plans to build will be called the "Sister's Truckers Ministries, Inc."

McClendon is originally from the Tyler area and was passing through the area when she felt the "calling" to stop in Toyah and build something there. "I heard the Lord talk to me and tell me that this was where he wanted me to preach and I said, 'but, Lord, there's nothing here,'" said McClendon. "And I heard him answer that's why you're going to come here," she said.

McClendon started preaching in the Tyler area two years ago and was ordained as a minister last year.

She has already preached at a local church and was featured Sunday in Midland through the Christian channel sponsored there.

"I witnessed and sang at St. James Baptist Church here in Pecos and would enjoy doing it at other churches," said McClendon.

McClendon has a CD out with gospel music that is for sale for a $15 donation. "The proceeds will go towards the building," said McClendon. "The acreage has already been bought, but now we just have to build the church," she said.

McClendon said that they are non-denominational. "We're all God's children," she said.

"I witness about how great God is and how he can change your life if you just let him," she said.

McClendon's husband, Richard is a truck driver, something she had been doing as well for a number of years. "That's how I met him through the radio," she said. "Right now, he's still trucking, to help with our personal finances," she said.

McClendon said that there was also a need for a truck stop in Toyah. "We have to have a place for the driver's not just a church," said McClendon. "We hope to help or to open the truck stop for them to have a place to stop," she said.

McClendon said that two and a half years ago God had shown them Toyah and that they had moved there in March. "I love it out there," said McClendon. "I minister to anybody, anybody that needs a listening ear, a healing hand," she said.

McClendon has two children and five grandchildren and enjoys visiting with them whenever she can. "I come out of a family of 11, with eight brothers and two sisters, so it's no wonder my profession is truck driving," said McClendon. "I've been doing that for eight years and really enjoy it," she said.

To order a copy of the McClendon's CD, individuals can call 432-259-0037 or write to P.O. Box 28, Toyah, Tx. 79785.

Railroad Commission penalizes 11 companies

Staff Writer

PECOS, Mon., June 16, 2003 -- The Texas Railroad Commission issued penalties to eleven companies last weekl for violating Commission environmental and public safety rules.

The rules being violated were

state-wide rules, and have been around for quite some time. There were five violations of SWR 3 (identification of properties, well and tanks), three violations of SWR 8 (water protection), two violations of SWR 13 (casing, cementing, drilling, and completion requirements), ten violations of SWR 14 (well plugging), and one violation of SWR 16 (log and completion or plugging reports).

Jennifer Garrison, communications director for Commission chairman Michael Williams, said that none of the rules were of greater importance than another.

"We don't differentiate between the rules. There are no misdemeanors or things like that. They are handled the same way," Garrison said.

The penalties ranged from $500 to $64,000 and totaled over $103,285.

"Most of the cases were agreed orders. This means that the companies and the Commission agreed on the case. The fine was also agreed upon between both parties," Garrison said.

Garrison said that the prices were determined according to how many of a company's wells were in violation of the rules.

"Some companies had quite a few wells in violation, and others had fewer. The cost was determined depending on the number of wells in violation and the number of violations," Garrison said.

Texas Camwest was penalized $3, 750 for one well in violation of SWR 14, 8, 3, and 16 in Reeves County. When asked for a reaction from the company, Camwest had no comment.

The companies have 20 days to file a Motion for Rehearing if the Commission denies their case. If the motion is denied, the company has 30 days to appeal to the Travis County District Court.

"Since most cases were agreed orders, the companies won't contest what happens. I believe only two of the companies contested the penalties,"

Garrison said.

TAAS test scheduled

PECOS, Mon., June 16, 2003 -- The TAAS Test will be administered at the Pecos High School in room #2, on the following dates: Tuesday, July 8 - Writing; Wednesday, July 9 - Math and Thursday, July 10 - Reading.

LL Championship

PECOS, Mon., June 16, 2003 -- A Little League Game will be held at 7 p.m., featuring the "A" Team who will be playing for the first place position.

Teams that will play are the Cubs and Dodgers. If the Cubs beat the Dodgers, they will play again Thursday and if the Dodger's win, it's over.

The "A" Team All-Stars will also be announced following the game tonight.


PECOS, Mon., June 16, 2003 -- Sunday's high 96, lows 65. Today partly cloudy with isolated thunderstorms. Highs near 90. East winds 5 to 15 mph. Tonight clear. Lows in the mid 60s. Light and variable winds. Tuesday partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 80s. East winds 5 to 15 mph. Tuesday night partly cloudy with isolated thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s. Wednesday partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 80s. Thursday mostly clear. Lows in the mid 60s. Highs near 90. Fridayclear. Lows in the upper 60s. Highs in the mid 90s.

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