Tuesday, October 6, 1998
PHS homecoming events underway
By ROSIE FLORES
Pecos Eagle fans are gearing up this week for the Pecos High
School's 1998 homecoming events, which will run through
Friday's homecoming football game and dance.
This year's homecoming queen nominees include seniors Erin
The crowning will be held prior to the game this year
The homecoming court consists of the junior duchess, Syra
Homecoming week began with Monday as "Blind the Wildcats"
On Thursday Eagle fans will wear a hat or cap for "Hats off
The homecoming parade will begin at 4:30 p.m., Thursday. A
Lineup will start at Second and Eddy streets instead of at
The theme for this year's parade is "Purple Power, Groovy
At 8 p.m. Thursday a bonfire will be held at the old
Friday will be Purple and Gold Day, everyone is encouraged
Homecoming activities will begin at 9:30 a.m., Friday with a
Officials probe drive-by shots fired at homes
By ROSIE FLORES
Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with drive-by
shootings during the past four weeks - the latest taking
place this past Sunday - and several other incidents are
under investigation by local law enforcement officials.
Pecos Police Department and the Reeves County Sheriff's
The incidents are possibly gang-related, according to police.
"I do believe these incidents might have something to do
The first incident occurred on Saturday, Sept. 5. Ruben
According to police, Martinez and a juvenile used a .22
The incident was done by Martinez and a juvenile in the 600
"A sheriff's deputy was in the area at the time, he heard
More arrests are pending in this incident, according to
"We're working closely with the sheriff's department in
The latest drive-by shooting-related arrests occurred this
Deputy Jenkins noticed the driver was not wearing a seat
Jenkins advised the driver, Ruben Carrasco, 17, why he was
Jenkins then asked the driver and three passengers to exit
Jenkins searched the vehicle and found a baseball bat on the
Jenkins asked who the knife belonged to, and the driver
Carrasco was then placed under arrest for unlawful carrying
The other two juveniles were cited for curfew violation and
While at the Reeves County Jail, Jenkins spoke to Carrasco
Carrasco gave a statement to Jenkins that they had fired at
Two of the juveniles that were with Carrasco were charged
The site of the shootings were not included in the released
Since then, three more reports of shots being fired have
"We're still working on these, but we do have a suspect,"
The latest report of shots being fired was turned into
No one has been hurt as of yet in the shooting incidents,
A Parents Against Gangs meeting has been scheduled for 7
"Some of the parents have come to me, for advice and want to
She stated that they and local law enforcement officials
"We want to get rid of this problem and make this a safer
All parents, civic leaders, community organizations and
Stock show top winners announced
By MARI MALDONADO
"Family and friends, that's what it is all about," said
livestock show judge Miles Dabovich, after complimenting
contestants and their entries from all over West Texas
during the 1998 Reeves County Livestock Show.
``It's good to see that these youngsters recognize that,"
The event started Saturday morning with the Lamb Show.
Overall, Kyle Vaughn received Grand Champion and Taryn
Top finishers in the lamb divisions were:
1. Cody Strube, Big Lake; 2. Ashley Frizzel, Uvalde; 3.
1. Kelli Rankin, Wall; 2. Cody Strube, Big Lake; 3. Cody
1. Kelli Rankin; 2. Cody Strube; 3. Joe Self.
Class 6 - Cross
1. Garrett Cypert; 2. Joe Self; 3. Clay Ashley, Post.
After a 25 minute break the show resumed with the Steer
Only one exhibitor was listed in the Class 1 division,
The Champion Exotic went to Kristy Kester and Reserve
Winners in the divisions were:
Class 4 - Exotic
Class 6 - Exotic
The Heifer category held three categories, with H.D.
In the overall Beef Showmanship, steers and heifers
Class 1 - American
1. Cody Dulaney, Fort Stockton; 2. Matt Elliott, Pecos; 3.
Lightning strike causes brief blackout
Residents on the west side of Pecos lost their electrical
power and television cable for a short time Monday night,
when lightning hit the Texas-New Mexico Power Co.'s main
Tommy Terry of T-NMP said this morning that the lightning
"We had to do a lot of investigating to make sure the
The loss of power also knocked out television channels for
Monday's storm dropped .04 inch of rain in Pecos and was
Committee seeks to keep road system
A campaign has officially begun to get voters to vote "for"
retaining the optional county road system as it exists now
under Reeves County Road Administrator Russ Salcido.
Outgoing Precinct 2 County Commissioner Dr. W. J. Bang filed
The campaign papers were filed with the county clerk's
Dr. Bang said that anyone wishing to donate to the effort
The issue is on the Nov. 3 ballot due to a petition which
The county road system, which unified the four precinct road
Dr. Bang was one of the plan's supporters when he was first
AREA NEWS ROUNDUP
The Big Bend Sentinel
MARFA, Oct. 1, 1998 - The state's environmental agency will
meet Thursday, Oct. 22, to consider a license for a proposed
nuclear waste dump near Sierra Blanca. The Texas Natural
Resource Conservation Commission announced the meeting last
Thursday. Two State Office of Administrative Hearings Law
judges - after more than a year of testimony - this summer
recommended that TNRCC commissioners deny the license.
PRESIDIO, Oct. 1, 1998 - A Presidio resident has been named
by Mexican State Judicial Police as the person responsible
for the stabbing death of a young Ojinaga man this weekend.
Police said the killing was the consequence of old problems
between the two men. Mexican police identified the alleged
suspect as Angel Gallegos Sigala of Presidio and previously
of Ojinaga, where he has a long list of delinquent activity.
The victim was identified as Enrique Zeus Dominguez.
The McCamey News
McCAMEY, Oct. 1, 1998 - You could tell things weren't going
right from the beginning. The flag was missing and had to be
tracked down and the wind was so bad that it blew out the
"M" on M Mountain. And things went downhill from there. The
class 3-A Kermit Yellow Jackets blew out the McCamey Badgers
47-6 to spoil McCamey's homecoming. Although the Badgers
played well defensively, big plays by the Jackets ran up the
score and the Badgers never really got untracked on offense.
SANDERSON, Oct. 1, 1998 - Plans are underway for the
organization of a drug task force for the four counties in
the 63rd Judicial District. The four counties are Terrell,
Val Verde, Kinney, and Edwards. The drug task force will be
solely for the purpose of drug interdiction within the
four-county area. It will be financed by grants already
approved and the promised funding of another grant from an
organization in El Paso - High Intensity Drug Interdiction
The Crane News
CRANE, Oct. 1, 1998 - In a string of meetings beginning
Sept. 21, the Crane County Commissioners Court tackled
several tough issues including the FY98-99 budget. The
proposed budget, which shows an increase of $163,000 in ad
valorem taxes and a total balance of $5,402,098 for the
general fund was narrowly passed by a 3-2 vote.
MONAHANS, Sept. , 1998 - Ward Memorial Hospital is expected
to have a new full-time administrator and chief executive
officer "as early as Thanksgiving," reports Interim
Administrator Steve Holmes. Holmes also says Joe Ward, the
hospital's interim chief financial officer, has asked Ward
Memorial's Board of Managers "to consider him for the
position of full time chief financial officer."
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.
Xochitl Armendariz, 20, and Cynthia Montoya, 41, were
arrested at 7:38 p.m., on October 1, each for aggravated
assault. They were transported to Reeves County Jail.
Jose Camacho, 42, was arrested at 7 p.m., on October 1, at
715 Palm St., on a warrant for motion to adjudicate
possession of a controlled substance. He was transported to
Reeves County Jail.
Gabriel Ornelas was arrested at 4 p.m., on October 2, at
Pecos Municipal Court, on a capias pro fine warrant. He paid
the fine and was released.
Juan Perez, 44, and Manuel Florez, 40, were arrested at 6:08
p.m., on October 2, in the 500 block of Locust Street. Perez
on a D.W.I. refusal and Florez for public intoxication. They
were transported to Reeves County Jail.
Joe Daniel Wright, 20, was arrested at 7:31 a.m., on October
3, at the corner of Walnut and Sixth streets, for driving
while intoxicated. He was transported to Reeves County Jail.
John Davis was arrested at 2:33 p.m., on October 3, at Pecos
Police Department, with a capias pro fine warrant. He paid
the fine and was released.
Daniel Sotelo, 24, was arrested at 11:50 p.m., on October 3,
in the 2300 block of Country Club Drive, for public
intoxication/assault under the Family Violence Act. He was
transported to Reeves County Jail.
Angel Montoya, 27, was arrested at 12:18 a.m., on October 4,
near Reeves County Hospital, for public intoxication. He was
transported Reeves County Jail.
Rojelio Minjarez, 41, was arrested at 12:26 a.m., on October
5, for a parole violation. He was transported to Reeves
Reynaldo Sepeda, 41, was arrested at 4:08 p.m., on October
5, in the 2200 block of Hackberry Street, on a warrant for
disorderly conduct/unlawfully displaying a weapon. He was
transported to Reeves County Jail.
High Monday 89. Low this morning 50. Rainfall past 24 hours
.07 inch. Total for month .07 inch. Total for year 4.23
inches. Forecast for tonight: Clear. Lows around 45. Light
east winds. Wednesday, mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s.
Light east winds becoming south 5-15 mph during the
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