Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Friday, June 27, 2003
Riley attends Justice of the Peace seminar
Judge Jim Riley was certified at the recent Justice of the Peace Twenty
Hour Follow-up Seminar held June 8-11, 2003 in Austin, Texas.
The seminar was sponsored by the Texas Justice Court Training Center,
a division of Southwest Texas State University, with offices in Austin,
Texas. The seminar is the final seminar of three held for newly elected
Justices of the Peace so they can fulfill their Continuing Judicial Education
Requirements of "obtaining eighty (80) hours of training within one year
of taking office" as set forth in Article 27.005 of the Texas Government
The seminar addressed topics such as: Chapter 45 and Traffic Laws, Civil
Procedure and Evictions, Juvenile Law and Truancy, and Property Code.
Garcia returns from deployment
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Jesus Garcia, son of Hilario C. Garcia of
Pecos, recently returned from a nine-month deployment while assigned to
the amphibious assault ship USS Nassau, based in Norfolk, Va.
Garcia was one of more than 4,000 Atlantic Fleet Sailors and Marines
deployed aboard the ships of the USS Nassau Amphibious Ready Group who participated
in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
During this deployment, Garcia's ship supported the 24th Marine Expeditionary
Unit and participated in training humanitarian assistance and peace support
operation in Spain, Italy, Kosovo, Kenya and Djibouti, Africa before patrolling
the seas in the U.S. Forces Central Command area of responsibility.
USS Nassau supports amphibious operations using Landing Craft Air Cushions,
which are specially designed hovercraft that deliver vehicles and equipments
to the beach. The ship also has conventional landing craft and helicopters
embarked, and is equipped with medical facilities staffed by Navy doctors,
dentists, nurses and corpsmen.
Garcia is a 1999 graduate of Madison County High School of Madison, Fla.
and joined the Navy in March 2000.
Class reunion planned
The class of 1993 is having their 10-year reunion which will take place
during the Fourth of July weekend. They are inviting classmates who attended
with them throughout the years, whether you graduated with them or not!
The class would also like to invite classmates from previous years and
the year after to the Saturday night dance.
For more information call them (432)940-1303 or visit at www.phs93.com.
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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