Monday, June 8, 1998
Booths available for Night In Old Pecos
By ROSIE FLORES
Booths are still available for any organization or
individuals who would like to show off their wares at the
Annual Night In Old Pecos and Cantaloupe Festival.
"Non-profit organizations can get a booth space free," said
The festivities are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m., Saturday,
Activities planned for the evening include a dunking booth,
Anyone interested in participating in the talent show for a
A 40' Kiddie Train will be providing rides to the younger
Music will be provided throughout the evening by Cat the
There is no admission to any of the events and the public is
For more information contact the Pecos Chamber of Commerce.
In conjunction with the Night in Old Pecos activities,
The parade will be held at 10 a.m., July 1.
"We would appreciate entries as soon as possible, but we
"It would help us to know who wants to participate in this
Gross increased slightly in final quarter
Gross sales in Reeves County increased slightly in the final
quarter of 1997, despite a drop of 44 reporting outlets,
State Comptroller John Sharp said.
In his analysis of sales for all industries during
Despite the drop in outlets, gross sales for the fourth
Use tax purchases totaled $195,876, while sales subject to
Tiny Loving County gained reporting outlets, jumping from
West Texas counties with fewer outlets but bigger sales
Pecos County had 446 outlets, down from 495, with 3.9
Ward County lost both outlets and gross sales, reporting
Across the state, outlets dropped from 634,597 to 540,595,
Retail sales were up 3.5 percent, while the number of
The only industries reporting a drop in gross sales were
Jurors favored plaintiff in sexual suit
BY PEGGY McCRACKEN
Federal court jurors on Friday found in favor of the
plaintiff in a sexual harassment suit filed against Dollar
General Stores Inc.
Melissa Barnett is due $50,000 for mental anguish, $63,000
Crawford assaulted Barnett while both were employed by the
The jury also found that Dollar General retaliated against
Fifth Circuit Court Judge Emilio Garza from San Antonio
Bill Weinacht represented Barnett, while Denis Dennis
Accident sends driver to hospital
An early morning accident that happened Sunday sent one
person to the hospital.
Police and ambulance personnel were dispatched to the 1600
The accident occured when the driver, Jose Alberto Adame, of
The van was travelling south on Eddy Street, when it veered
Failure to control speed, no driver's license and no
Pecos Police Department Officer Ishmael Gamboa investigated
Adame was transported to Reeves County Hospital by Pecos
Services are incomplete for Simon Patino, 58, who died
Saturday, June 6, 1998 at Midland Memorial Hospital.
Martinez Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Edward "Dub" Wall
Mr. Wall was born March 16, 1922 in Sonora and was a
Survivors include his wife, Jean Johnson Wall of Sonora;
Widespread showers and thunderstorms are expected
across much of the northern half of Texas tonight and
Tuesday. There will be some showers and thunderstorms in
South Texas. It will be partly to mostly cloudy in West
Texas through Tuesday with showers and thunderstorms
expected in the areas east of the mountains tonight and
across the entire region on Tuesday. It will be mostly
cloudy across North Texas tonight with a chance of
thunderstorms in the northwestern two-thirds. It will be
windy in western sections. There will be a chance of
thunderstorms on Tuesday in northeastern areas of North
Texas and a slight chance elsewhere. It will be windy in
western and central areas. It will be mostly cloudy to
overcast across South Texas through tuesday. Lows tonight
will be in the 50s in the Panhandle and in the 60s and 70s
over the rest of West Texas, the 70s across North Texas and
in the 70s and 80s in South Texas. Highs Tuesday will be in
the 80s and 90s except in the Big Bend area of Southwest
Texas where readings will approach 105. Showers and isolated
thunderstorms were reported before dawn today in the
Panhandle, Big Country and Edwards Plateau of West Texas.
Thunderstorms moved across northwest, northern and
northeastern areas of North Texas Sunday afternoon and
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