Tuesday, December 1, 1998
Council affirms Pena as new fire chief
By PEGGY McCRACKEN
Roy Pena will take the reins of the Pecos Volunteer Fire
Department in the business meeting Thursday night. His
election as chief by the 38-member department was affirmed
this morning by the Pecos City Council.
On motion by Danny Rodriguez, the council voted to confirm
In that motion, the council directed city attorney Scott
The vote was unanimous, with councilman Randy Graham absent.
With the contract, Pena will not be a city employee, said
Johnson said that because Pena will not be a paid employee
"To be a volunteer, they can't be an employee of the city,"
Pena thanked the council for their support, as well as those
"The people of Reeves County can rest assured that the Pecos
Pena said that he and outgoing chief Jack Brookshire will
"There will be a lot of changes approved by the board and
Pena said he has a good board and "good people behind me. I
Council OKs sewer replacement project
By PEGGY McCRACKEN
Pecos City Council this morning awarded the construction bid
for replacement of sewer pipe along Third Street, with the
proviso that a change order would cut out about $100,000 of
the planned work.
Holloman Corporation of Odessa was the low bidder at
Engineer Frank Spencer said he went over options with
"Knowing the budget was the biggest hurdle, we recommended
With the changes, replacement of the main line, which runs
Spencer said he has allowed for 12 service connections to
He estimated the cost for the line after changes would be
Spencer said all the bids were much higher than his
Holloman will do all the work underneath the street, because
Spencer said the Texas Department of Transportation plans to
"We were ready to go out for bids in July, but the council
"The state postponed their bid opening and extended it to
"If we could have gotten through in July in time for them to
Spencer said the 15-inch main will replace a 12-inch line
"The reasons we have problems with it is because the slopes
That is because the city put in concrete manholes to save
"As much as we would like to get this done, I would like to
Nominees sought for lighting contest
By ROSIE FLORES
Christmas is in the air and activities surrounding the
holiday have already begun.
A Christmas Lighting Contest, sponsored by the Women's
Each Friday a home will be selected as the winner in the
The winner will be awarded a cash prize and a special plaque
Santa Claus will be on hand for picture taking from 4-6
The Annual Christmas Parade is scheduled for 6 p.m., Friday,
A Kids of the Museum holiday program will be held this
`Angel Trees' set up at banks
Angel Trees have been set up at both local banks in an
effort to help underprivileged children this Christmas
The Angel Trees, sponsored by the Community Council of
Individuals are asked to pick a name off the tree, purchase
Gifts will be picked up this Friday and on Friday, Dec. 11,
Distribution of the gifts will be Thursday, Dec. 17.
This is one way a Christmas gift will be provided for less
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.
Enrique T. Cruz, 40, Julio Sanchez, 66, Raul T. Rodriguez,
45, and Luis A.S. Escobar, 34, were arrested at 8:02 p.m.,
on November 24, in the 1200 block of West Fifth Street. Cruz
was charged with a DWI-refusal, while the others were cited
for public intoxication.
Jesus Gochicoa, 51, was arrested at 7:15 p.m., on November
25, at 1925 Nebraska Street, on a grand jury indictment
warrant. He was transported to Reeves County Jail.
Luis Armendariz was arrested at 7:27 p.m., on November 25,
in the 800 block of East Third Street, on DPS warrants. He
paid the fines and was released.
Israel Benavides, 29, and Suzan Tobar, 20, were arrested at
2:07 a.m., on November 26, in the 4000 block of South Cedar
Street, for public intoxication. They were transported to
Reeves County Jail.
Osvaldo Garcia, 35, was arrested at 9:46 p.m., on November
26, in the 500 block of Mesquite Street, for assault under
the Family Violence Act. He was transported to Reeves County
Jaime Soto, 19, was arrested at 1 a.m., on November 28, at
the corner of Eighth and Martinez streets, on a warrant for
a motion to revoke. He was transported to Reeves County Jail.
Sandra Munoz, 33, was arrested at 4:45 p.m., on November 28,
at the corner of Fourth and Locust streets, on capias pro
fine warrants. She was transported to Reeves County Jail.
Rigoberto Perez, 21, was arrested at 10:13 p.m., on November
28, in the 7000 block of Arlington Street, for assault
(under Class A) causing bodily injury. He was transported to
Reeves County Jail.
A male juvenile was arrested at 12:21 a.m., on November 29,
at the corner of Sixth and Locust streets, for a violation
of conditional terms of release. He was transported to
Juvenile Detention Center.
A female juvenile was arrested at 1:03 a.m., on November 29,
at the corner of Eighth and Martinez streets, for a
probation violation. She was transported to Juvenile
A male juvenile was arrested at 1:10 a.m., on November 29,
between Sixth and Seventh streets, for evading detention. He
was transported to Juvenile Detention Center.
Jaime C. Soto, 19, was arrested at 1:12 a.m., on November
29, at the corner of Eighth and Martinez streets, on a
Sheriff's Office warrant. He was transported to Reeves
Gonzalo Armendariz was arrested at 5:57 p.m., on November
29, in the 500 block of Almond Street, on capias pro fine
warrants. He paid the fines and was released.
High Monday 72, low last night 36. Tonight, increasing
cloudiness. Low in the mid 40s. South to southeast wind
around 10 mph. Wednesday, mostly cloudy with a 20 percent
chance of showers or thunderstorms. High around 70. South
wind 10-15 mph.
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