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Tuesday, Sept. 2, 1997

Parent awarded scholarship

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Mikel Forrest Parent, a graduate of Pecos High School, has been awarded a scholarship by the Texas Interscholastic League Foundation.

Parent received an Abell-Hanger Foundation Scholarship in the amount of $3,000, payable $750 each semester for the first two years. The Abell-Hanger Foundation, at its June meeting, voted to award 25 additional scholarships to students in 1997, for a total of 50 scholarships. The grants were awarded to students who have participated in the University Interscholastic League Academic State Meet and who have compiled an oustanding record of academic and extracurricular achievement.

This year the TLIF awarded 312 new awards and will renew about 216 awards for a total of 528 scholarships for 1997-98 with an approximate value of $754,000. Recipients may attend any approved college or university in Texas.

Parent plans to attend Texas A&M University-College Station and major in English.

Perea completes training course

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Hector Perea, a Pecos native, recently completed a 2½ month U.S. Custom Inspector Basic Training Course at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Ga.

He successfully completed all required written examinations, physical training tests, graded practical exercises and firearms training.

Written examinations included: USCS Law Exam, Chief Counsel Law Course, Passenger Enforcement and Facilitation among others.

Hector and his wife, Irma and son, Joseph currently reside in El Paso where he is stationed as a U.S. Customs Inspector.

He is the son of Anita and Tom Rivera and Flor and Frank Perea all of Pecos.

Former resident named principal in San Angelo

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Gloria G. Garza of San Angelo and formerly of Barstow has been assigned Principal at Rio Vista Elementary for the San Angelo Independent School District.

Garza has spent 23 years teaching, including three years teaching, including three years as a junior high tennis coach for the Sweetwater Independent School District.

She has also taught first, fourth, and fifth grades for the San Angelo Independent School District.

Garza also has a brother and sister in the education field. Her brother Joe Garcia is an assistant principal at Monahans High School and her sister Irene Lujan teaches bilingual kindergarten at Pecos Kindergarten.

Garza is a graduate of Barstow High School and Angelo State University. She is the daughter of Joe and Mary Lou Garcia of Barstow and is married to Fermin Garza.

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