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Tuesday, July 1, 2003

Rodeo Parade to mark museum's 40th year

Staff Writer

PECOS, Tues., July1, 2003 -- Horses, floats, 4-wheelers and more horses will all be a part of the Annual West of the Pecos Rodeo Parade scheduled for Wednesday morning in Pecos.

The parade will mark the 40th anniversary of the West of the Pecos Museum, and will again pass by the museum at First and Oak Streets and will coincide with the Old Timer's Reunion, held every year at the former Orient Hotel.

West of the Pecos Parade chairman Kathy Hurley said that the parade judges for this year's event will be Jay Hendricks and Jessica Garate from KWES-Ch. 9 News and Sam Conn from KOSA-Ch. 7 News.

The Pecos Chamber of Commerce has a list of 25 entries and are expecting more. "Some of them have called and said they don't want to be judged, they just want to participate," said Chamber secretary Lupe Davis.

She said that they have received numerous inquiries about the parade and that some of those callers said that they would just show up in time for line-up.

"We welcome everyone and hope to have a lot of entries," said Davis. "It sounds like it's going to be a great parade."

Toyah will be bringing in their antique fire trucks; representatives from Fort Bliss in El Paso will be on hand; the Golden Girl Nominees will each have a float; Little Miss Cantaloupe contestants will ride in the parade; the West Texas Cattlewomen will be represented and the Honor Guard from the Reeves County Detention Center will be on hand.

Davis said that a lot of local civic organizations have already signed up along with a lot of riding groups. The Gaines County Sheriff's Posse, Madera Valley Riding Club and the Border Patrol out of Santa Teresa, N.M., will be here.

"We've had a lot of calls from individuals who said they would be bringing their four-wheelers," said Davis. "These are just some of the people who signed up, others will join at the last minute, during lineup, which will be held early Wednesday."

Line-up will begin at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of West Third Street and the Balmorhea Highway. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. and travel east on Third Street to Cypress, then south to Sixth Street. It will then travel one block east before turning back north on Oak to the museum, which it will pass in front of before turning north again on Cedar Street and traveling the final half mile to the Reeves County Sheriff's Posse Barn.

A barbecue plate sale will be held at the posse barn along with the announcement of the winner's of the parade.

The parade is held annually on the opening night of the West of the Pecos Rodeo. The rodeo's official opening is Wednesday, but a special kids' rodeo, along with the opening night of bull riding and slack competition, will be held this evening at the Buck Jackson Rodeo Arena, beginning at 6 p.m.

Ex-museum president to be parade's grand marshall

Staff Writer

PECOS, Tues., July1, 2003 -- As the West of the Pecos Museum celebrates its 40th Anniversary and the theme of this year's West of the Pecos Rodeo Parade theme, its only proper that one of its founders be the Grand Marshal of tomorrow's event.

Archie B. Scott is this year's designated parade Grand Marshal, and is the past president of West of the Pecos Museum Board of Directors

However, Scott said that he also believed that he was chosen as the Grand Marshal because he served as Director of the Rodeo Association in the 1950s.

"I moved to Pecos in 1928 from Las Cruz, N.M.," Scott said.

Scott was only 10 years old when his parents, Harold and Lina Brownlee Scott, his sister Phyllis and two brothers, Paul and Everett Scott moved to Pecos.

Ten years later Scott was working for Security State Bank.

"I served in every position while working at the bank," Scott said. "Including President and Chairman of the Board. I also served on the Board of Directors after I retired."

It was as a businessman that Scott along other businessmen, such as Barney Hubbs and Byron Lackey, decided to establish the museum.

"The museum started in 1963," Scott said. "In the first go round we had the first and second floor."

He said that it was not hard to decide where to build the museum because through the help of the city, they were able to purchase the Orient Hotel.

"The building was available," Scott said. "I think that there was only one or two people living in it when we took it over."

He said that they began rebuilding the building from the outside by adding the fire escape and replacing over 100 windows.

According to Scott, the hotel was run down and in terrible shape.

Now it is by far one of the best museums in Texas, Scott said.

"It is known from coast to coast," Scott said. "It has served the city well."

While serving on the board of the West of the Pecos Museum, Scott was named Vice President and upon the retirement of Hubbs as acting President, Scott became the new President.

"During my term of President, we raised half of a million dollars to help refurbish the museum," Scott said.

With that money they were then able to open the third floor of the museum, Scott said.

He added that the history of Pecos makes it mandatory for the city and county as time goes on.

Walls glad to be at work after tumor removal

Staff Writer

PECOS, Tues., July1, 2003 -- Terry Walls would much rather talk about the West of the Pecos Rodeo than himself. Walls, who is serving as stock contractor and producer of the Pecos rodeo for the second year in a row, underwent brain surgery May 27, the day after Memorial Day, to remove a benign tumor.

Unlike most people who may have spent a lot of time recovering, Walls was out and about three or four days after his surgery.

"I don't do well just sitting, I had someone to drive me, but five or six days after the surgery I was driving myself," Walls said.

Walls says that he is still having a bit of difficulty walking and says that he stumbles at times. He does not spend much time dwelling on this, though, and says that he is feeling well, and is glad to be here.

"I had a really good doctor. He caught it early and did a good job. It's going to take some time to get back to normal. Some people may not have made it, but I did and I'm thankful," Walls said.

Walls is quick to tell about the support he has received from his family that has helped him through this difficult time, specifically, his wife Delia, his son Trent, and his daughter Shelli.

His son, Trent, a calf roper, has been a great help in helping him run things, including this rodeo. Walls says that there is a lot of work that has to be done to get things put together.

"Trent's been doing a lot of the things I usually do. He sorts and feeds the cattle, and he runs the roping chute. He has taken over some, so I don't have to do so much. He's doing a real good job," Walls said.

Walls has been putting on rodeos for 35 years, and he loves doing it. This is his second time to put a rodeo together in Pecos. He is extremely excited to be back here and is happy to be working.

"This is one of the biggest rodeos in the country, and there are a lot more contestants than there were last year. This is going to be one of the best rodeos we've had in a long time. We have some really good contestants," Walls said.

He also commented on the rodeo committee saying that Pecos has one of the best rodeo committee's he has ever been around.

Walls often said how good he was feeling, not only about his health, but also about this year's rodeo.

"I'm feeling really good, and I'm really glad to be out here again. We're going to have a real good rodeo this year," Walls said.

Cerna to provide physicals July 17 to students

PECOS, Tues., July1, 2003 -- Physicals will be given to all Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD high school and junior high students planning to participate in athletics during the 2003-04 school year by Dr. Orville Cerna on Thursday, July 17.

The physicals will be given to students whose last names begin with the letters A through M on July 17 from 8 a.m. until 12 noon, while those with last names beginning with the letters N through Z will have their physicals between 1 and 5 p.m.

The cost of the physicals will be $15 apiece and will be paid at the time the exam is given. Physical forms can be picked up between now and July 17 at either the Pecos High School field house or at Dr. Cerna's office at 925 Daggett St.

All students must have physical forms completed before they can participate in athletics during the upcoming school year. For further information, either call the PHS field house at 447-7220 or Dr. Cerna's office at 447-2030.

Police Report

EDITOR'S NOTE: Information contained in the Police Report is obtained from reports filed by the Pecos Police Department, Reeves County Sheriff's Office, or other officers of those agencies. The serving of warrants by an officer for outstanding fines of either traffic citations, animal control violations or other court costs are considered arrests and will be printed as such unless indicated that the fines were paid. In such instances we will indicate payment and release.


Edgar Alcarcon, 22, was arrested at 1:10 a.m., on June 30, at the corner of Seventh and Mulberry streets for two Ector County warrants for failure to appear - theft by check.


Damaso Holgiun, 28, Jesus Escontias, 25, Antonio Gardea, 27, Albaro Aranda, 29 and a male juvenile were arrest at 10:08 p.m., on June 28, on the corner of Fifth and Eddy streets for unlawfully carrying a weapon - a Class A offense. Gardea was also arrested on a Rockwall County warrant for motion to revoke - driving while intoxicated, second offense and a Oklahoma County warrant for failure to appear.


David Chavez, 19, was arrest at 4:04 a.m., on June 29, in the 200 block of East Third Street on a warrant for no operative license and a warrant for violation promise to appear.


Kevin Lewis Hayles, 19 and Jajuan Desha Doakes, 20, were arrested at 8:16 a.m., on Interstate 20, westbound, mile maker 351/2 for possession of marijuana.


Miguel Jurado, 18, and Rosalio Carmona, 20 were arrest at 3:55 a.m., on June 25, in the 2200 block of Missouri for criminal conspiracy - state jail felony and deadly conduct. Carmona was also arrested on a Reeves County warrant for motion to revoke - probation violation.


Leonardo Marquez, 29, was arrested at 10:14 p.m., on June 22, at the corner of Monroe and Park on a Dallas warrant for possession of marijuana.


Antonio Rodriguez, 44 and Victor Castillo, 37 were arrested at 1:51 a.m., on June 23, at the 3000 block of Stanford for family violation act.


Maria Hernandez was arrested at 8:29 p.m., on June 21, in the 900 block of South Pecan Street for violation of the family violence act.


Jennifer Hernandez was arrested at 8:53 p.m., on June 21, in the 900 block of South Pecan Street for violation of the family violence act.


Margarito Vargas, 17, was arrest at 11:52 a.m., on June 21, in the 600 block of South Alamo Street on a warrant for possession of a prohibited weapon - 3rd Degree Felony and a warrant for tampering with physical evidence also a 3rd Degree Felony.


Terry Wayne Bonner, 39, was arrest at 12:29 a.m., on June 21, in the 200 block of South Almond Street for public intoxication.


Mark Tod Polzin, 34, was arrest at 3:55 a.m., on June 21, in the 1200 block of South Elm Street for public intoxication.


Osvaldo Rodriguez Garcia, 39, was arrested at 3:15 p.m., on June 20, in the 500 block of South Mesquite Street for public intoxication.


Rosalba Navarrette, 35, was arrest at 8:18 p.m., on June 19, in the 900 block of North Hickory Street for possession of a controlled substance - cocaine.


Joe Angel Hernandez, 18, was arrested at 10:04 p.m., on June 19, in the 700 block of East Eighth Street for possession of marijuana.


Jose Martinez, 18, was arrested at 12:45 a.m., on June 20, at La Tienda for public intoxication.


Terry Wayne Bonner, 39, was arrested at 5:07 p.m., on June 19, in the 1100 block of South Oak Street for public intoxication.


Manuel Martinez, 25, was arrested at 8:48 p.m., on June 18, a the Criminal Justice Center on a Dallas County Sheriff's warrant for theft by check.


Danny Luna Hernandez, 18, was arrested at 10:49 a.m., on June 17, in the 400 block of Magnolia Street for possession of marijuana - a Class B offense.


PECOS, Tues., July1, 2003 -- High Monday 96. Low this morning 67. Forecast for tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s. South winds 5 to 15 mph. Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Highs near 100. Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. Lows near 70. Thursday: Partly cloudy. Highs near 101. Independence day: Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s. Highs in the upper 90s.


Aurelia Garcia

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