Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Tuesday, April 14, 1998
Florez nets second in competition in Odessa
Jeremy Florez, a member of the American Jr. Bull-Riding
Association placed second in competition held at the West
Texas Horse Center in Odessa recently.
The six-year-old is in the calf riding division.
Jeremy is the son of Isabel and Danny Florez of Pecos.
The AJBRA will be coming to Pecos on April 25, rodeo
starting at 2 p.m. at the Buck Jackson Rodeo Arena.
Jeremy's two sponsors are Andy Hannah of the Reeves County
Sheriff's Posse and Mike Molinar of Raul's Easy Stop.
Essay contest open to students in Pecos area
Don Love, Superintendent of schools in the
Pecos-Barstow-Toyah Independent School District and Mike
Harrison, a former resident and Reeves County Judge,
announced that the Pecos-Barstow-Toyah Independent School
District has been selected to participate in The Natural
Resource Foundation of Texas - Nolan Ryan Essay Contest. The
contest is open to all students in the P-B-T ISD who were
10-14 years old at the beginning of the 1997 school year.
Only four school districts throughout the state of Texas
were selected by The Natural Resource Foundation of Texas to
participate. Each school district selected will have at
least one winner from their district and possibly two. The
winner and his or her parents will be guests of The Natural
Resource Foundation of Texas at a Texas Rangers baseball
game at the ballpark in Arlington and will have dinner and
view the game with Mr. and Mrs. Nolan Ryan in the Ryan
The Harrisons' involvement in the area is well-known. Brenda
Harrison was the driving force behind Kid's City Playground
in Maxey Park. She was instrumental in the Rotary Club
starting the Wild West Youth Golf Tournament at the Reeves
County Golf Course.
Mike and Brenda Harrison were given the opportunity to
choose a school district because of their long-term
friendship with Mike Bradford, Executive Director of The
Natural Resources Foundation of Texas. Since transportation
is the responsibility of each winner, the Harrisons have
agreed to cover expenses up to $500 for each winner from the
The Natural Resource Foundation of Texas is headquartered in
Midland. Members of the Board include former Governor Dolph
Briscoe of Uvalde, Dr. "Red" Duke of Houston, The Honorable
Rick Perry, Commissioner of Agriculture and Mr. Nolan Ryan
of Alvin, Texas.
The question for the essay is "Why is Private Natural
Resource Ownership Important?" Each essay must be an
original piece of work and no longer than two typed or
handwritten pages. Each essay must contain the name, phone
number and dress of the student and or parent, and teacher's
name. Judging for the contest will be done by board members
of The Natural Resource Foundation of Texas.
Mac McKinnon, Publisher
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324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
Phone 915-445-5475, FAX 915-445-4321
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