Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Monday, June 16, 2003
School announces athletic director candidates
By ROSIE FLORES
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
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
By ROSIE FLORES
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
"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
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
McClendon said that they are non-denominational. "We're all God's children,"
"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,"
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,"
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,"
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
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
By KRISTEN CARREON
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
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,"
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.
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.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
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