Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Thursday, July 30, 1998
Chavez, assistant plead guilty in case
BY PEGGY McCRACKEN
Odessa attorney Tony Chavez and his investigator, Moises
"Boy" Hernandez, pleaded guilty this morning in federal
court to providing relief and assistance to a drug smuggler
Senior Judge Lucius Bunton said the two could be sentenced
to a maximum of 20 years in prison, a $1 million fine and up
to three years supervised release. He set sentencing for
Chavez and Hernandez admitted that, if they went to trial,
the government could prove they accepted money from Raul
Gardea-Luna for their client, Roseann Holmberg, following
her arrest Jan. 24, 1997.
Holmberg was hauling the second of two loads of marijuana
for Gardea when a Ward County Sheriff's deputy arrested her,
said Assistant U.S. Attorney Jim Blankinship.
While investigating Holmberg, government agents monitoring
Gardea's telephone calls with a judge's permission for a
wiretap heard conversations between Gardea and Chavez and/or
Hernandez in which they discussed money for Holmberg.
In one conversation, Chavez told Gardea that Holmberg was
giving him trouble over Gardea's failure to pay her for the
two loads and to help with her expenses.
"Do something for her...to get her off of me," Chavez said,
to which Gardea replied, "Yes."
Chavez: "Because if not, she's going to talk. She says `what
reason do I have to be faithful to them if they don't give a
damn if I am dying' and on and on."
Gardea: "I was in Mexico.."
Chavez: "Just send her something..."
Gardea: "I told Boy to come for that. I have $5,000 in hand
right now. If you don't come for them, they are going to be
gone somewhere else."
"He's on the way," said Chavez. "I'll take three to her."
"Take two for you and send three to her," said Gardea.
Chavez said they would go immediately to Gardea's house to
pick up the money, so a DPS undercover officer who knew both
him and Gardea went to that location and saw Chavez and
Hernandez drive away, Blankinship said.
Gardea later called Chavez's office and talked to his
secretary, Ramona Adame. Adame said that Holmberg got her
share of the money, and "left very happy."
After Holmberg was convicted in May, 1997, she told officers
that she went to Chavez's law office on numerous occasions
and received cash payments, usually from Hernandez. On two
occasions, she received payments from Chavez.
Blankinship said officers learned of purchases of jewelry,
plane tickets and other items Holmberg made at that time,
although she was receiving public assistance through the
food stamp program.
Obviously under emotional strain, Chavez spoke in a low
voice throughout the proceedings, and family members in the
courtroom were tearful.
Several of their co-defendants also pleaded guilty. Trial
for some of the 25 defendants named in the indictment are
set for trial Monday.
House OKs radioactive waste pact
From Staff and Wire Reports
U.S. House approval of a pact allowing Maine and Vermont to
ship irradiated waste to Texas increases the odds state
environmental officials will license a proposed radioactive
dump, dump opponents say.
Wednesday's 305-117 vote ratifying the agreement upped the
pressure on the Texas Natural Resource Conservation
Commission to ignore an earlier non-binding recommendation
against approving the facility planned for the rural
community of Sierra Blanca, environmentalists said.
``There's no doubt in my mind that the House proponents of
this dump want to put as much pressure as possible on these
political appointees, the three commissioners, to open this
dump no matter what the science and the socioeconomic
science says,'' said Erin Rogers of the Sierra Blanca Legal
Added Sierra Blanca area activist Maria Mendez, ``I'm sure
that they're going to look into that and say since Congress
passed it, it's OK to have a license, whether it's safe or
not. I don't think they have a conscience.''
The dump would be located on ranchland seven miles southeast
of Sierra Blanca, in southern Hudspeth County. It would be
about 120 miles southwest of Pecos.
"This is unfortunate news for West Texas," said Congressman
Henry Bonilla, whose 23rd District includes the proposed
dump site., "The compact means there will be a low level
radioactive waste site somewhere in Texas. Congress has
spoken, even though we don't like the answer."
TNRCC officials said the House vote has no bearing on the
dump licensing process.
Opponents said they still stand a chance of ultimately
defeating the compact and the facility, which would hold
low-level radioactive waste from dismantled nuclear power
plants, hospitals and universities.
``I have enough faith in the power of the people to prevent
this. However, it's going to take some action,'' said Diane
D'Arrigo, a project director with the Nuclear Information
and Resource Service.
First, dump critics are pinning their hopes on U.S. Sen.
Paul Wellstone, D-Minn., who has pledged to employ ``every
parliamentary tool available'' to block passage of the
agreement in the Senate.
President Clinton also must sign off on the deal.
Rogers said opponents can also make a strong case for the
Texas Legislature to deny funding based on the findings of
two state hearings examiners who heard several weeks of
testimony from dump critics and supporters.
The examiners recommended earlier this month against
licensing the dump because they said the state's radioactive
waste agency had failed to properly assess possible threats
posed by an underlying earthquake fault and to adequately
review possible negative socioeconomic impacts.
``It's an incredibly huge victory that despite outspending
opponents 3 million to 1 in the hearing, the state could not
buy itself a license, Rogers said.
Compact backers said the proposed site 90 miles southeast of
El Paso is geologically, seismically and environmentally
sound. ``It's not dangerous,'' said Rep. Sam Johnson,
R-Plano, who termed opposition to the dump ``crazy.''
Bonilla, R-San Antonio, disagreed.
"There is still a ray of hope that the state will determine
the earthquake risks near Sierra Blanca are too great and
choose to have the site built in a safer location."
West Texas was struck by a magnitude 5.7 earthquake in April
of 1995. The site is about 120 miles from the dump site,
while a similar earthquake in 1931 struck the area around
Valentine, 75 miles southeast of Sierra Blanca.
"The people of West Texas do not want radioactive waste in
their backyard," Bonilla said. "There are other communities
in Texas that want the site built in their area. This should
not be forced on communities."
Residents in Andrews County have backed a company's effort
to build a radioactive waste dump on the Texas-New Mexico
state line, six miles east of Eunice, N.M., and about 90
miles northeast of Pecos. Licenses were recently granted for
the opening of the federal government's Waste Isolation
Pilot Plant, 75 miles north of Pecos, where low-level
nuclear waste from nine government-run sites across the
United State is scheduled to shipped for permanent storage.
Emergency farm loans OKed for area
While Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman was touring drought
plagued farms and ranches in Central and North Texas on
Wednesday, the farm loan manager for the USDA's Fort
Stockton office said emergency farm loan applications are
being accepted between now and next March for drought damage
incurred over the past 14 months in West Texas.
Reeves County was one of seven area counties added to the
drought designation list on Tuesday. Four other counties
were placed on the list on July 10, USDA Farm Loan Manager
William H. McAnally said.
The loans are for damages and losses caused by drought that
occurred from June 1, 1997, through July 1, 1998.
Applications are being accepted at the Farm Service Agency
(FSA) office in Fort Stockton.
El Paso, Reeves, Brewster, Culberson, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis,
Loving, Ward, Pecos, Winkler, Presidio, Counties are 11 of
252 in Texas that were recently named by Secretary of
Agriculture Dan Glickman eligible for loans to cover part of
actual production losses resulting from the drought that
occurred between June 1, 1997, and July 1, 1998.
McAnally said farmers may be eligible for loans of up to 80
percent of their actual losses of the operating loan needed
to continue in business, whichever is less. For farmers
unable to obtain credit from private commercial lenders, the
interest in 3.75 percent.
"As a general rule, a farmer must have suffered at least a
30 percent loss of production to be eligible for an FSA
emergency loan," McAnally said. Farmers participating in the
Federal Crop Insurance program will have to figure in
proceeds from those programs in determining their loss.
"Applications for loans under this emergency Designation
will be accepted until March 23, 1999 but farmers should
apply as soon as possible," McAnally said, while adding
"Since Brewster, Crockett, Pecos, and Val Verde Counties
were named as contiguous counties on July 10, 1998, for the
same disaster, the termination date for accepting EM loan
applications will remain as March 10, 1999.
"Delays in applying could create backlogs in processing and
possibly over into the new forming season," McAnally said.
FSA is a credit agency of the U.S. Department of
Agriculture. It is authorized to provide disaster emergency
loans to recognized farmers who work at and rely on farming
for a substantial part of their living. Eligibility is
extended to individual farmers who are U.S. citizens and to
farming partnerships, corporations or cooperatives in which
U.S. citizens hold a majority interest.
The FSA office at 2206 W. Dickensen Blvd. in Fort Stockton
is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Ranchers tell Glickman about drought crisis
By CURT ANDERSON
AP Farm Writer
NAVASOTA -- Rancher Matt Moore gestures at the dusty line of
bawling cattle moving across one of his pastures, ground
that should be lush with grass -- but is instead crunchy dry
and woefully short due to drought.
``Basically what they're getting is just a little pickings
off the grass,'' said Moore, 29, whose family has raised
cattle on this land near the Brazos River for five
generations. ``We're not able to feed the cattle we have
Indeed, Moore said Wednesday during a visit by Agriculture
Secretary Dan Glickman that he's only fattening about 250
calves this summer instead of the usual 900, because pasture
is gone and alternative feed is too expensive or cuts into
necessary winter stocks.
Ranchers in the nation's No. 1 cattle state are beginning to
liquidate their herds because of the driest Texas midsummer
``We're only starting to feel the effects of this thing,''
said Curtis Burlin, who runs the Navasota Livestock Auction
Co., where auctions are running 30 percent ahead of last
summer. ``If you have to sell them all, it'll take you five
years to grow new cows.''
A Texas A&M University study released Wednesday estimated a
50 percent loss in the state's crops and cattle forage at a
cost of nearly $1 billion. Cattle losses are projected at
$180 million because of premature sales and added feed
costs. Both numbers are sure to worsen if the drought
persists into August.
``We're sitting on what could be one of the worst natural
disasters in Texas history,'' said state Agriculture
Commissioner Rick Perry, who said some auction houses are
selling 10 times the number of cattle they did last year at
For consumers, this could mean a temporary drop in beef
prices as more cattle are slaughtered. In the long term,
however, beef prices at the supermarket could rise as herds
are thinned out and some ranchers quit altogether.
While the U.S. Agriculture Department projects crop
insurance payouts of up to $700 million in Texas this year
-- enough to cover maybe half of the farmers' actual losses
-- that money won't cover scorched pasture, withered hay or
``The livestock producers are kind of left out right now.
They have no protection,'' Perry said.
Although all 254 Texas counties have been declared federal
disaster areas, the low-interest loans available to
producers are of limited use and available only if they have
been turned down twice by other lenders. And many farmers
can't afford to take on more debt.
Glickman, wrapping up a two-day tour of Texas and Oklahoma,
said the Republican 1996 ``Freedom to Farm'' law ended a
program that allowed USDA to assist farmers with feed costs
and compensate them for dead animals during natural
``I don't have the authority'' to help the ranchers,
Glickman said. ``Congress has to give me the money.''
On Capitol Hill, lawmakers are considering a $500 million
aid package for the Southern drought and chronic wet weather
in the northern Plains. Part of that $500 million -- a total
Glickman said ``is probably not going to be sufficient'' --
would be spent on replenishing the livestock program.
``We need some resources out here immediately,'' Glickman
He said the Clinton administration intends to ask Congress
to reform crop insurance early next year to improve
protection against natural disasters, including a permanent
feed assistance program for livestock.
``Nature should not be the determining factor in whether a
farmer or rancher survives,'' Glickman said.
Lucky 13 in Ohio hold ticket to $295.7 million
By DOUG ALDEN
Associated Press Writer
WESTERVILLE, Ohio -- A group of 13 machine shop workers
calling themselves ``the lucky 13'' hold the single winning
Powerball lottery ticket worth a record $295.7 million,
their lawyer said today.
``They're in a state of shock,'' attorney Larry Sturtz said.
The workers at Automation Tooling Systems, which makes
industrial parts in an office park just north of Columbus,
each kicked in $10 to buy 130 tickets for Wednesday's
drawing, Sturtz said. One worker made the 100-mile trip to
Richmond, Ind., the nearest location where they are sold.
In Indiana, Hoosier Lottery officials could not confirm who
won, but spokeswoman Diane Balk said the winning ticket was
sold at the Richmond Speedway gas station, just over the
state line from Ohio. The buyer chose the $161.5 million
lump-sum payment rather than the larger jackpot spread over
25 years, she said.
At midmorning, workers outside the plant could be seen
joking around, giving each other high-fives and receiving a
cake. Sean Allen, general manager of nearby Allen Computer
Supplies, said he delivered the cake to congratulate the
lucky ATS employees.
The company, which has about 170 employees, let them go to
lunch early so the 13 could blend into the departing crowd
and get past a throng of reporters and photographers.
Jenny Bixler told WCMH-TV that her brother, who has three
children, was among the winners. She spoke to reporters near
her brother's modest home.
``They're moving, I'm sure,'' she said. The station said the
winners were stockroom workers.
Hoosier Lottery Director James Maguire said nobody had
officially claimed the prize. He said they would have 180
days to do so.
The Lucky 13, who dubbed themselves that when they began
playing lotteries years ago, decided as a group to remain
anonymous for as long as they can and not say anything
publicly, Sturtz said. He advised them to meet with lawyers
and financial advisers and to ``learn how to say no.'' He
said the ticket was in a safe-deposit box and would be taken
to Indiana by armored vehicle.
In Richmond, Ind., Debbie Person, manager of the Speedway
gas-station-convenience store, said she didn't believe it at
first when a customer told her her store had sold the
winning ticket. The store gets $100,000 for having done so.
``I didn't know about it at 5 a.m. when I came in. At seven,
the police came by and asked if we needed help,'' said
The previous record jackpot for a single ticket was $195
million, also in the Powerball game, won by an Illinois
couple in May.
The huge jackpot in Wednesday's drawing, swelled by repeated
drawings in which no one won the top prize, created a
sensation in the 20 states and in Washington, D.C., where
Powerball tickets are sold.
So many tickets were sold, lottery officials had said there
was a 90 percent chance there would be more than one winner.
``We certainly expected two or three (tickets). But this
stuff happens,'' said Chuck Strutt, executive director of
the Des Moines, Iowa-based Multi-State Lottery Association,
which oversees the game.
Strutt said the winning numbers drawn Wednesday night -- 8,
39, 43, 45, 49, and Powerball 13 -- were less likely to be
``Human beings tend to pick numbers that mean something to
them -- birthdays, which would of course be 31 or less --
and things like that,'' he said today.
Henry Johnson drove 70 miles from his home in Crystal
Springs, Miss., to Kentwood, La., to buy 200 tickets in
hopes of striking it rich.
``If I win, I'm going to lie down like a roach and scream at
the world,'' he said.
Lottery players snapped up $210.8 million worth of tickets
for the drawing. That had Powerball's inventor questioning
whether it had gotten too big.
``It's not appropriate that we allow people to spend six
hours or 10 hours in line to buy a ticket,'' said Ed Stanek,
executive director of the Iowa Lottery. ``It's not
appropriate that we have traffic jams in any city in the
country waiting to buy tickets.''
With 80.1 million possible combinations, a player's chance
of winning was remote. The odds only fanned the frenzy of
would-be multimillionaires who wagered $1 per ticket.
Hours-long lines snaked outside many of the 45,000 retailers
selling Powerball tickets, particularly in towns near state
lines bombarded by players from non-Powerball states.
By the time the winning numbers were drawn, the jackpot that
earlier had been estimated at $250 million rose to $292
million. After Missouri updated its sales total, the jackpot
grew to $295.7 million.
``We knew that we met our $250 million mark toward the end
of business on Tuesday and we were actually thinking it
might break $300 million, but it looks like it didn't quite
do it,'' Strutt said.
Only one other lottery game has come close to the Powerball
record. Last year's Christmas lottery drawing in Spain --
named ``El Gordo,'' or ``the Fat One'' -- had a $270 million
purse, but the grand prize was only $2 million.
In Connecticut, which set a record for any state by selling
$32 million in tickets, Gov. John G. Rowland said the state
would reimburse Greenwich for police overtime and the costs
related to the Powerball mania that nearly overran the town.
The tony suburb is near New York City, and neither New York
nor New Jersey participates in Powerball.
Each state keeps a percentage of the ticket sales from their
Even busy stock traders on Wall Street in New York made time
for a precious commodity hours before the Powerball drawing,
when illegal tickets were selling faster than hot stocks.
Amanda, a stockbroker who wouldn't give her last name or
reveal her employer, bought eight tickets for $20 from a
couple holding cardboard signs that read ``Powerball
tickets. 2 for $10, 8 for $20.''
``So the price is inflated a bit,'' she said. ``Everything
in the city is higher priced than anywhere else anyway.''
Budget woes force Presidio to shut school
EDITOR'S NOTE: Cost-cutting measures that close schools
bring protests from parents, students and teachers -- as
with the Barstow campus in the Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD. The
same scenario is being played out now in Candelaria and
Presidio, as the following story from The International,
Presidio Paper, explains.
By ARTHUR SPRAGG
and MARION HUGHES
PRESIDIO, CANDELARIA - The cost of operating a remote
school, combined with an elementary teacher shortage in
Presidio have forced the trial closure of Candelaria School
for one year.
And when school begins in less than two weeks, the 38
pre-kindergarten through eight-grade students will be making
a daily round-trip bus ride of 100 miles.
In a move that surprised Candelaria parents, students and
teachers, Presidio school board members last week voted 6-1
to shut the school's doors, at least for this school year.
Trustee Eliza Mills cast the only vote against the school's
Presidio elementary principals Bill Williams and Elizabeth
Saenz met with about 30 Candelaria parents, students and
concerned citizens Wednesday morning at the school to
explain by trustees decided to shutter the school and plans
for busing students to Presidio campuses.
Williams' explanation was that the board had based its
decision on three key items: federal funding cuts, a
certified teacher shortage at Presidio elementary and lower
TAAS test scores by Candelaria students in grades four
"We have more kids to serve and less money to serve them
with," Williams said.
Surprised at the apparent lack of communication with the
community and speed of the decision by the board with just
under two weeks before the start of the new school year,
those present at the meeting could only express anger,
frustration and questions about how the trial closure came
Williams said there were not meetings or special notices
required on a temporary closure situation.
Former Candelaria school teacher Tip Chesney called the
temporary closure a "euphemistic lie."
"You've tried to close the school before. Why do you think
it's going to work now?" said rancher Boyd Chambers, whose
wife, Candelaria teacher and school matriarch Johnnie
Chambers, has presided over the remote campus the past 24
Williams' reply was simply that, "We're going to really try
Johnnie Chambers said that in the 27 years she's taught at
Candelaria and at a former school in nearby Ruidosa, she's
seen many attempts fail to close the school.
"It's been the yo-yo if anything's amiss," she said. "I'd
really like to see a permanent solution to all of this."
Johnnie Chambers is scheduled to be on medical leave for
most of the fall semester for back surgery and recovery.
"Why didn't the school board (members) come to this meeting
if they are the ones who want the school closed?" said a
Candelaria middle school student.
"They should have talked to the parents before they shut
down the school," a Candelaria high school student pointed
Though not present at the meeting, Supt. Dr. Sharon Morrow
said Monday that the decision was one that "was not a long
time in coming" and that it had been under consideration
since the end of June.
Yearly costs for operating the school come to right around
$175,000, Morrow said.
Williams gave the per pupil cost comparison to those
attending the meeting, placing the expenditure of educating
an elementary school student in Presidio at $3,141 per year
compared to $4,785 at the Candelaria campus.
Morrow said the plan for the coming school year means a
two-hour bus ride for Candelaria students.
Candelaria is about 50 miles northwest of Presidio on the
river road, FM 170. It takes about one hour to make the
drive on account of winding curves and hills on the narrow,
The district won't be out the expense on the running a bus
route to the area since high school students already are
bused to Presidio, Morrow explained.
Out of the many concerns addressed at the meeting, the
busing of the "little ones," as one resident described them
-- pre-kindergarten through third-grade students -- seemed
to be the most emotional and oft discussed.
Candelaria teacher Theresa Chambers would drive the school
bus, and teacher Jane McKenna and aide Rosa Lozano would
provide supervision for all the students on the bus.
Chesney described the road between Candelaria as "very
dangerous" and called the decision to bus young children ad
"purely political:" and having "no compassion for kids or
"Fifteen hours (on the bus) a week has an effect on little
ones," he said by telephone Wednesday. "Taking three or four
hours a day from pre-k to grade four is criminal."
Middle school student Kim Baeza pointed out that the time
taken up by a daily bus ride leaves no time for her or other
students to have a life.
"We have a two-hour bus ride, two hours of homework and our
chores and no time of our own," Baeza said.
"Our little ones getting up at five a.m. would hurt the
benefit of an education," one parent said.
Chesney suggested a compromise, allowing students in grades
pre-K through four to stay on the remote campus.
Morrow said that she was checking with the Texas Education
Agency on the legality of busing young children for such a
long distance and time period.
"Of course, we're not going to break the law," Morrow said.
The only concession made during the meeting was that since
the school is the "heart of the community," computer and
library access would be granted so that students and
teachers could do homework after returning from Presidio.
Williams said that other than removing the computers for use
in Presidio, the school would be left intact this year.
Theresa Chambers said earlier this week that she was
"concerned about the well-being of my students" but that she
would help them make the transition this year.
She also had an explanation for lowered TAAS results by
Preparation for TAAS testing at the school was going on at
the height of the marine's building of the Chispa Road and
constructing a new building just across campus from the
school building, she said.
There was a lot of movement, machinery and noise with the
construction that distracted students, she said.
"The Marines thought they were doing their best for the
students, but it hurt them in the long run," Theresa
Chesney said that the argument for low test scores being a
reason for the move is a "weak ex facto excuse" that is
unfair since in a small population of students, one student
having a bad day can skew the results for an entire campus.
Last week's decision by the school board represents the
latest attempt to close the school that just several years
ago was recognized by the TEA as an "exemplary" campus, that
is, one of the best campuses in the state.
During the meeting, a student asked for a show of hands to
indicate that if everyone had a vote to keep the school
open, how many would choose to? All hands in the room went
up in affirmation.
"We;re still hoping desperately that the closure is a
temporary one," Johnnie Chambers said after the meeting.
"I'm tired of fighting it."
Butterfield events open in Monahans
Butterfield Overland Stagecoach will begin their covered
wagon trek Friday morning in Barstow, as they make their way
to Monahans for this weekend's events.
The trail ride will kick off at 8 a.m. in Barstow and travel
the 32 miles to Monahans for the Butterfield Overland
Festival, which gets underway this evening with a pre-ride
party for the bull rides at the north end of the arena at 6
p.m. in Monahans.
A kick-off parade is also planned along with a barbecue at 7
p.m., at Hill Park and ALBRA All Kids Rodeo, at 8 p.m., at
the Ward County Coliseum.
At 10 p.m., tonight a dance sponsored by Ward County 4-H,
will be held at the coliseum.
"Way Out West" Bull rides are scheduled for 7:30 p.m., at
the Ward County Coliseum, on Friday, and a dance will be
held following featuring Jerry Dugan, at the Million Barrel
On Saturday, events will kick off with an arts and crafts
show from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., a pre-ride party for the bull
riders at the North end of the arena at 6 p.m., "Way Out
West" bull rides at 7:30 p.m.
Emilio will be the featured star attraction that evening at
9 p.m., at the Million Barrel Museum.
Arts and crafts will begin at noon on Sunday with children's
games at Hill Park.
Marriages for June 1998, as reported by the Reeves County
William Jenkins Jr. and Rebecca J. Cole
Ricardo Martinez and Barbara Mae Tarango
Rolando Franco Garcia and Amy Marie Barreno
Damion Duane Arreguy and Christina Dianne Akins
Marriages for July 1998, as reported by the Reeves County
Juan Cadena and Mariada Jesus L. Cadena
Michael Joe Mendoza and Julie Ann Brijalba
Jesus Vargas Galindo and Magdalena Medina Galindo
Nicasio Dominguez and Norma Jean Wilson
Oscar Garcia and Anna Marie Jimenez
Donald Lee Alligood and Cara Elaine Alligood
Jose Guadalupe Hernandez and Emelia Hernandez Hernandez
Eric Daniel Carrasco and Edith Muniz Bordayo
Adam Granado Chabarria and Jessica Calanche
Garry Ray Harrison and Jana Beauchamp Taylor
Duane Jackson William and Ellen Sheckles Deanna
Joel Bravo Rubio and Martha Helen Leonard
Victor Hugo Munoz and Margarita Rodriguez Armendariz
Santiago Valdez Ortiz and Melissa Acosta Garcia
Divorces for July 1998, as reported by the Reeves County
Norma Jean Perez Jimenez and Gonzalo Rubio Jimenez
Monica O. Crawford and Tracy Allen Crawford
Joe Moreno Fuentez and Maria Ramos Fuentez
Judy Gayle Tipton and David Allen Tipton
Rosemary Ortiz Lara and Ruben Armendariz Lara
Frances Brown and Leeroy Brown, Sr.
High Wednesday 105. Low this morning 72. Forecast for
tonight: fair. Low 70 75. Southeast wind 5-15 mph. Friday,
partly cloudy. High around 100. Southeast wind 10-20 mph.
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