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Wednesday, September 30, 1998

Monahans' vote expands Pecos' calling area

Staff Writer
Pecos residents may soon be able to chat with friends or
business associates in Monahans without paying the current
stiff long-distance charge.

That's because more than 90 percent of the telephone
subscribers in Monahans favor extending the city's local
call network to four regions -- Fort Stockton, Kermit, Pecos
and Terminal, which includes Odessa Medical Center and
Midland Airport.

The areas officially were approved in an expanded local
calling election conducted by the state's Public Utility
Commission and certified on Sept. 14, says Linda Hymans, the
Texas coordinator for extended local calling. Odessa's
exchanges, along with those in Grandfalls, Crane and
Imperial already are part of the Monahans local call net.

Suzi Blair, project manager for Monahans Main Street and
coordinator of the campaign to approve the extended calling,
said the four areas approved will be added to the Monahans
toll free grid sometime after Jan. 1. Blair emphasizes there
is no additional charge for adding Fort Stockton, Kermit,
Pecos and Terminal. Monahans telephone subscribers already
were paying an extra $3.50 a month on residential bills and
$7 for business lines for the right to make Odessa a local

Pecos telephone customers will not have to pay anything
except the 73-cent surcharge already assessed all telephone
customers in Texas, said Charles Watkins, GTE public
relations office.

Balmorhea, Toyah and Coyanosa have already approved extended
calling to Pecos. With the addition of Monahans, that gives
Pecos residents free access to most area towns, without
having to pay the added monthly fee.

The more than 90 percent approval rate in the extended
calling election rectifies a mistake Monahans voters made
two years ago in a comparable mail ballot. They voted then
only to allow Odessa into the Monahans local net, apparently
not realizing Odessa and four additional areas could be
added for the same basic monthly charge, in effect, five for
the price of one. That is why, Blair notes, the four areas
added in the latest local net ballot are free.

Hymans's staff conducted the election by mail between Aug.
12 and Aug. 28. Ballots were mailed to the city's telephone
subscribers who then returned them to the Public Utility
Commission. In her certification to the commission's office
of policy development, Hymans wrote: "The percentage
of the total responses which were affirmative was greater
than the required 70 percent (for all proposed exchanges)."

Air Field reunion set for weekend

Staff Writer
Veterans who were stationed in Pecos during World War II
will have their Third Pecos Army Air Field Reunion this

The event has been held bi-annually since 1994, and this
year's activities will begin on Thursday with a welcome
reception scheduled from 3-5 p.m., at the Swiss Clock Inn.

Thursday's schedule also includes registration and will
offer a hospitality room open all afternoon at the Swiss
Clock Inn. Everyone is encouraged to find friends and get

At 6:30 that evening a cocktail party will be held at the
Pecos Valley Country Club.

On Friday registration and coffee and donuts will be held at
the inn from 8-10 a.m. A tour of Anchor West Foods will be
offered at 10:30 a.m. for those who would like to join.

A noon luncheon is scheduled at the West of the Pecos
Museum. Lunch will be sponsored by the Friends of the

At 2 p.m., a gathering will be held at Swiss Clock Inn.
Everyone is invited to bring their memories with them and
talk about Pecos and the Pecos Air Field as it is remembered.

A hamburger supper will be held at 6 p.m., at the West of
the Pecos Museum and sponsored by the Pecos Lion's Club.

A pancake breakfast will kick off events on Saturday. The
breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m., at the Reeves County
Civic Center and will be sponsored by the Pecos Rotary Club.

From 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., a business meeting will be held in
the banquet room, at the Swiss Clock Inn.

From noon until late afternoon, Airfield reunion
participants are invited to visit the Reeves County Fall
Fair and World Championship Barbecue Cookoff.

A closing banquet will be held at 6 p.m., Saturday at the
Pecos Valley Country Club.

Kids get in costume for annual Goose parade

Staff Writer
Aladdin, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, witches and ghosts
paraded through downtown Pecos Tuesday afternoon during the
Annual Mother Goose and Friends Parade.

Children from birth through 10 years of age were invited to
dress up in costume and participate in the parade, which is
sponsored annually by the Women's Division of the Pecos
Chamber of Commerce.

First, second and third place ribbons were awarded in the
following divisions: individual, birth through four years of
age; individual, five through seven years old; individual,
eight to 10 years of age; groups and decorated bicycle.

In the first division, ages birth through four years of age,
Josie Paz as Jasmine from `Aladdin' netted first place; Desi
Chavez, dressed up as Fred Flintstone and driving a
caveman's car placed second, and fireman John Terrazas
placed third.

In Division 5-7 years of age, little Janette Perea placed
first as Cruella DeVille from ~`101 Dalmations'; clown girl
Kylie Owen took second and a ferocious lion, Josh Jackson,
netted third.

Jessica Perea took first place as Raggedy Ann in the
division for 8-10 year-olds; Elenor Mason, dressed up in a
50's outfit with her "bad dog" took second place and a
scarecrow, Shanna Goode placed third.

In the bicycles division Eric Salcido was first; Cassandra
Terrazas second and Dina Ortiz placed third.

In the Groups Division, `Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs'
placed first. The group consisted of Marissa Tarango, Mysela
Alvarez, Miranda Alvarez, Gabby Levario, Christian Trujillo,
Jessica Trujillo, Alejandro Varela, Sam Pruitt and Jaylen

Second place winners in this division was the `Wizard of Oz'
group. The group included Paige Daniels as Dorothy; Derek
Teague as the Tin Man; Clay Teague, the Scarecrow and Mac
Teague dressed up as the Lion.

`Aladdin' took third place with Montgomery Miller decked out
as Aladdin; Ryann Box was Princess Jasmine; Nathan Box, the
Genie; Steven Miller dressed up as Aber and Timmy Miller,

The parade traveled from the First National Bank down Oak
Street to the West of the Pecos Museum. Little Miss
Cantaloupe Kiara Gutierrez and runner-up Allison Mendoza led
the way.

Golden Girl Erin Dominguez handed out ribbons to the winners
and participated in the annual event.

Other participants included the Pecos Eighth Grade Band and
the Pecos Eagle Cheerleaders.

The Sonic Cherry Lime and Hot Dog along with Ronald McDonald
also joined in the fun.

Border Patrol apprehensions reportedly up

Unndocumented immigrants and narcotics seizures have shown a
notable increase in the U.S. Border Patrol's Marfa Sector,
which includes Pecos.

The rise in apprehensions comes as a direct result of
Operation "Rio Grande," according to a press release from
the office of the chief patrol agent.

Operation "Rio Grande" is an ongoing operation throughout
the U.S. Border Patrol's area of operation in Texas. This is
an effort to gain control of the border one segment at a
time until the entire southwestern border of the United
States is under control.

A total of 14,177 undocumented aliens were located and
removed from the country. This is up from 12,658 last year.

During Fiscal Year 1998, which ends Sept. 30, 41,149 pounds
of marijuana valued at $32,919,200 was seized in the Marfa
sector, up from 36,345 pounds last year.

Cocaine seizures totaled 59.736 pounds. The street value is
estimated at $1.9 million in several different cases.

The sharp increase in alien apprehensions and narcotics
seizures can be attributed to the increased Border Patrol
presence in El Paso, Del Rio, Laredo and McAllen sectors.
Illegal immigrant and narcotics smugglers are being forced
to move their operations to the remote, inhospitable terrain
such as that found in the Marfa sector.

If you have any questions, comments or information
concerning the Border Patrol mission, call the new toll-free
number, 888-537-6204.


On March 15, at approximately 1:24 a.m., Pecos Police
responded to a burglary of a motor vehicle which had
occurred in a parking lot in the 500 block of East Second
Street. Upon arrival officers met with complainant who
stated that a person or persons had shattered the passenger
side window to her 1996 Mercury 4-door by throwing a small
vehicle jack through the window.
Taken from inside the vehicle was a Minolta 35mm camera, a
black lizard purse with an undetermined amount of cash. The
complainant stated that the person or persons had gone
through another purse in the vehicle and taken approximately
$7 in cash. Total value of stolen property was placed at
Anyone with information on this crime or any other crime
call "Crime Stoppers" at 445-9898 and you will remain will


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.
Martin Garcia, 27, was arrested at 2:39 p.m., on September
22, on Highway 17 in Brogado, on a warrant service. He was
transported to Reeves County Jail.
Christopher Ephriam, 26, was arrested at 2:41 p.m., on
September 23, at Pecos Municipal Court, on a warrant for a
simple assault. He was transported to Reeves County Jail.
Christopher Granado was arrested at 3:15 p.m., on September
23, at Pecos Municipal Court, on a Capias Pro Fine warrant.
He paid the fine and was released and was released.
Jose Reyes, 30, was arrested at 11:44 p.m., on September 23,
in the 100 block of South Sycamore Street, for a DWI
refusal. He was transported to Reeves County Jail.
Frederico Jaquez, 33, was arrested at 2:59 p.m., on
September 24, at Bob's Thriftway, on DPS warrants. He was
transported to Reeves County Jail.
Hal Pratt, 57, was arrested at 3:10 a.m., on September 25,
in the 1400 block of South Eddy Street, for evading arrest.
He was transported to Reeves County Jail.
Manuel Lopez, 53, was arrested at 2:08 p.m., on September
25, in the 1100 block of South Cedar Street, for possession
of cocaine. He was transported to Reeves County Jail.
A juvenile was arrested at 2:09 p.m., on September 25, at
the Carver Learning Center on East 12th Street for causing
problems. The juvenile was transported to Reeves County
Juvenile Detention Center.
Josiah Espy, 22, and Stephen Holmes, 42, were arrested at
10:48 p.m., on September 25, at the Zoo Club, each for
disorderly conduct. They were transported to Reeves County
Ridessa Jenkins, 18, and Erica Tarin, 18, were arrested at
2:23 a.m., on September 26, at La Tienda Thriftway parking
lot, each on an minor in possession charge. They were
transported to Reeves County Jail.
Santiago Ancira Jr. was arrested at 2:30 a.m., on September
26, in the 1400 block of South Cedar Street, on DPS
warrants. He paid the fine and was released.
James Worsham, 30, was arrested at 9:12 a.m., on September
26, in the 1700 block of South Park Street, on a warrant for
theft. He was transported to Reeves County Jail.
Nancy Rodriguez, 28, was arrested at 9:23 p.m., on September
26, at the corner of Seventh and Cedar streets, on DPS
warrants. She paid the fine and was released.
Jody Urias, 23, Anival Pando, 24, Ariel Pando, 22, and
Benjamin Montano, 19, were arrested at 1:30 a.m., on
September 27, at the corner of Fifth and Peach streets, all
for disorderly conduct. They were transported to Reeves
County Jail.
Ramon Ybarra, 19, was arrested at 1:53 a.m., on September
27, at Saragosa Hall, for public intoxication and resisting
arrest. He was transported to Reeves County Jail.
Ernest Wright, 39, was arrested at 3:38 a.m., on September
27, in the 100 block of East `A' Street, for driving while
license suspended. He was transported to Reeves County Jail.
A female juvenile was reported missing at 8:11 a.m., on
September 27, in the 1000 block of South Walnut Street. She
was located in the 1500 block of Morris Street, then
transported to Juvenile Detention Center as a runaway.
Jose Adame, 18, Lorena Adame, 25, and Guillermina Adame, 20,
were arrested at 3 p.m., on September 27, in the 300 block
of West County Road. All were arrested for criminal trespass
of a habitation. Jose was also charged with assault causing
bodily injury. They were transported to Reeves County Jail.
Nicholas Hernandez, 17, two male juveniles, and a female
juvenile were arrested at 6:51 p.m., on September 27, in the
1000 block of Monroe Street, for possession of a prohibited
weapon and possession of drug paraphernalia. The juveniles
were transported to Reeves County Juvenile Detention Center;
Hernandez to Reeves County Jail.
Zenon Casarez, 46, was arrested at 7:34 p.m., on September
27, in the 800 block of Jackson Street, for assault under
the Family Violence Act. He was transported to Reeves County
A male juvenile was arrested at 7:49 p.m., on September 28,
in the 700 block of West Fifth Street, for deadly conduct.
He was transported to the juvenile detention center.
Jody Millan, 33, was arrested at 1:59 p.m., on September 29,
at Wal-Mart, for theft under $50. He was transported to
Reeves County Jail.


High Tuesday 97. Low this morning 67. Forecast for tonight:
Partly cloudy. Low in the mid 60s. Southeast wind 5-10 mph.
Thursday, partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of
thunderstorms. high in the upper 80s. Southeast wind 10-15

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