Monday, June 29, 1998
Dominguez wins Golden Girl titleGolden Girl Erin Dominguez
Little Miss Cantaloupe Kiara Gutierrez
By ROSIE FLORES
Dominguez was crowned amidst a flurry of cheers at the end
Kiara Rae Gutierrez, 6-year-old, daughter of Hector and
The new "Golden Girl" is the daughter of Tiburcio and
Miss Dominguez was the Junior Duchess for Homecoming and
She is a member of the Varsity Eagle Cheerleading team.
As Golden Girl she will represent Pecos in many activities
Runner-up for the event was 17-year-old Jennifer Martinez,
Miss Martinez is sponsored by Winkles Trucks, Inc. and
The Golden Girl runner-up received a standing ovation for
She states that she wants to attend Oral Roberts University
The girls showed off their western wear and were also on
During the "Little girls say the cutest things," portion of
"What do your parents buy you?" asked Terrazas.
"A bed," said Kiara.
"Wow, I'm going to go stay with you," said Terrazas.
"Okay, but you have to sleep on the floor," said the new
Five-year-old Allison Lea Mendoza was named runner-up. She
Allison told the audience that she wanted to tell her
"What do you like to play at school?" Terrazas asked her.
"I play with my friends and we play the Spice girls," said
So watch out Spice Girls, they may have a new member before
The littlest contestants also entertained the audience with
All the girls had a chance to speak out during the "Little
Special entertainment was provided by Mark Anthony.
Other Golden Girl nominees and their talent presentations
April Ryan netted the 1998 Miss Congeniality and Advertising
County bars fireworks on limited basis
By GREG HARMAN
Reeves County's burn ban may not cover aerial rockets like
near-hydrant-sized "Desert Storm," a gigantic cylinder which
spurts fiery balls into the air, but don't get caught with
any bottle rockets this fourth or you may get slapped with
fine as high as $500.
Due to extremely dry conditions throughout the state, most
As a brief conversation with any fireworks salesperson with
"They (fireworks dealer Texas Giant) sent Roman candles,"
Fireworks like those and the `Desert Storm' are designed to
Just in case of rain, bottle rockets, which were sent down
If any of the dealers' businesses has been hurt by the ban
"Mostly folks have been buying stuff for their kids - little
For the enthusiast, there is always the "Desert Storm" and
She warned Pecosites not to try buying from any of these
Also, shooting fireworks within city limits is illegal, said
School districts facing cutbacks
LUBBOCK (AP) -- West Texas school officials are having to
take a long, hard look at their budgets for the coming
school year because of the oil slump.
But they say job cuts are not in the immediate future.
Although jobs are still intact, Levelland Independent School
``At this point we're not cutting staff, but if the staff
Oil prices have dropped between $8 and $10 a barrel and
``We're praying that it doesn't continue for another year,''
Levelland officials in Hockley County are projecting
``It's much more than (cutting back on) utilities,''
Denver City district is planning a 14 percent decrease in
The shortages might cause fewer teachers, and fewer students
``We might even have to go as far as to close one campus and
Reduced work forces in Yoakum County's oil fields have
``If the oil prices go up in August, if they'd stay up there
A&M looks to straighten out problem
By JOHN MacCORMACK
San Antonio Express-News
SAN ANTONIO -- About to chain-saw that huge old nuisance
Well, hold off adding to the woodpile and think about adding
The wild and crazy folks at Texas A&M-Kingsville have good
``''We are having a contest to find the tallest, straightest
Felker said $100 will be given for the best tree in a
The long-term goal is to establish, through selective
Mesquite is a dense, beautiful wood, suitable for tabletops
''The point is, we want to collect seeds from about 50
''The shape and height of a tree are controlled by
Felker said there is ample evidence that Schwarzenegger-type
``''In Mexico, all the mission and church doors are built
``''With all the bulldozing and root-plowing, I'm afraid
The contest rules are:
All entries must be mailed by July 31 to Peter Felker, Texas
Each entry must contain a photo of the tree showing an
The winning tree will have the longest straight trunk that
For questions about the contest, call Felker at (512)
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
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.
The Department of Public Safety investigate a one vehicle
rollover at 11:08 a.m., on Sunday, June 21, near mile marker
49 on Interstate 20, sent two people to Reeves County
Hospital. The two people, whose names were unavailable, were
treated and released.
The Department of Public Safety was called out Wednesday
afternoon to investigate a one vehicle rollover which sent
five people to Reeves County Hospital. The accident was
reported at 4:31, Wednesday, and took place on Interstate 20
near mile marker 24, just east of Toyah. All five people in
the vehicle were transported to Reeves County Hospital,
where they were treated and released. Names of the five were
not available this morning.
Ruben Martinez, 18, was arrested at 3:59 a.m., on June 23,
at 420 Mulberry Street, for assault under the Family
Violence Act. He was transported to Reeves County Jail.
Kristopher Granado was arrested at 12:34 a.m., on June
25, in the 600 block of Park Street, on DPS warrants. He
paid the fine and was released.
Larry Mosby, 36, and Dana Banister, 24, were arrested at
8:56 p.m., on June 26, at the corner of Lincoln and Cedar
streets. Mosby was arrested on a warrant for a theft
probation violation; Banister was arrested on a warrant for
failure to appear in court after committing a theft. They
were transported to Reeves County Jail.
Grace Ornelas, 26, was arrested at 8:12 a.m., on June 27, in
the 600 block of Peach Street, on three warrants-one for
theft, one for violation of a promise to appear in court,
and one Capias Pro Fine warrant. She was transported to
Reeves County Jail.
Jose Mendoza, 43, was arrested at 1 p.m., on June 27, at
2344 Limpia Road, on a warrant for criminal trespass. He was
transported to Reeves County Jail.
Sotero Navarette, 53, was arrested at 8:04 p.m., on June 27,
at 801 Hickory Street, for public intoxication. He was
transported to Reeves County Jail.
Edward Sanchez, 26, was arrested at 10:18 p.m., on June 28,
at Sonic Drive-Inn in the 500 block of West Third Street, on
a warrant for making alcohol available to a minor. He was
transported to Reeves County Jail.
Emilio Acosta Jr., 17, was arrested at 12:54 a.m., on June
29, at the corner of Ash and `B' streets, on warrants for a
probation violation by failing to appear in court and
driving without a license. He was transported to Reeves
High Sunday 111. Low this morning 78. Forecast for tonight:
Isolated evening thunderstorms over the mountains, Big Bend
and Edwards Plateau areas. Otherwise, mostly clear. Low
around 75. Southeast wind 10-15 mph. Tuesday, partly cloudy
and hot. High 100 105. South to southeast wind 10-20 mph.
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