Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Wednesday, May 20, 1998
Spencer named award winner
The United States Achievement Academy announced that Rebecca
E. Spencer, of Pecos, has been named a United States
National Award Winner in leadership and service.
This award is a prestigious honor very few students can ever
hope to attain. In fact, the Academy recognizes fewer than
10 percent of all American high school students.
Spencer, who attends Incarnate Word High School, was
nominated for this national award by Kathy Zeringue, a
guidance counselor at the school.
Spencer will appear in the United States Achievement Academy
Official Yearbook, which is published nationally.
"Recognizing and supporting our youth is more important than
ever before in America's history. Certainly, United States
Achievement winners should be congratulated and appreciated
for their dedication to excellence and achievement," said
Dr. George Stevens, Executive Director of the United States
The Academy selects USAA winners upon the exclusive
recommendation of teachers, coaches, counselors, and other
qualified sponsors and upon the Standards of Selection set
forth by the Academy. The criteria for selection area
student's academic performance, interest and aptitude,
leadership qualities, responsibility, enthusiasm, motivation
to learn and improve, citizenship, attitude and cooperative
spirit, dependability, and recommendation from a teacher or
She is the daughter of Frank and Becky Spencer of Pecos.
Grandparents are Eliza Tersero of Pecos and Olivia R.
Spencer of Presidio, Tx.
Ulates tell of son's birth
Gabriel Lee and Connie Ulate announce the birth of their
first-born son, Gabriel Lee Ulate II.
Little Gabriel was born May 9, at 7:10 a.m. at Odessa
He weighed seven pounds, 11 ounces and was 20 inches long
Paternal grandparents are Larry and Gloria Aguilar. Paternal
great-grandmother Celia Ulate, and great-grandmother, Maria
Luz Aguilar and also great, great-grandparents are Guadalupe
and Marina Carrasco, all of Pecos.
Maternal grandparents are Sammy and Rosie Nunez. Maternal
great-grandfather Pete Carrasco, all of Odessa.
Rodriguez named officer of month
Efren Rodriguez has been selected as Correctional Officer of
the Month for April.
Rodriguez has been employed at the Reeves County Detention
Center since July 22, 1997.
His job consists of beign responsible for the custody and
control of all inmates within his duty station and is
required to perform other duties which are critical to the
security of the institution.
He was assigned as the Front Lobby Officer where he
exhibited excellent communication skills in dealing with
inmate visitors, the public and representatives of other law
He projected a near professional appearance at all times.
Rodriguez is married to Jennifer Rodriguez of Pecos.
"He is a very dedicated, responsible and hard working
individual and has been an asset to the Reeves County
Detention Center," said warden R.V. Franco.
Mac McKinnon, Publisher
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