Friday, December 4, 1998
County backs program to aid victims
By ROSIE FLORES
A Victim's Assistance Plan proposal was approved along with
a resolution in support of the project, during an emergency
meeting of the Reeves County Commissioners Court meeting at
noon on Thursday.
District Attorney Randall Reynolds outlined the proposal and
He told the court that the Crime Victim's Compensation Fund
The 143rd Judicial District of Texas serves the counties of
"If we have this staff person, she or he can come out and
Reynolds stated that at present there is a deficiency in the
According to the Texas Crime Victim's Compensation fund is
Reynolds said his office would create a full time position
According to Reynolds, the position will enhance services to
"A lot of the times, the victims think our office isn't
This program is designed to serve all victims as defined by
The total cost of this project will be $36,815.69 with
"This is right in line in what we're trying to do," said
"I feel this is very important, we applaud you for applying
"I feel we have a great benefit for this," said Precinct 1
"We want to let people know of the services available out
Galindo will be the authorized officer, Reeves County
`Christmas' looks to aid 112 families
By PEGGY McCRACKEN
As of this morning, 112 families are targeted for gifts
from "Christmas for Kids," with applications from needy
families still coming in.
Sophia Baeza, coordinator of the annual drive, said that
"We have collected $4,418 as of this morning, but our goal
Christmas lights are also needed to decorate two trailers
"If anyone has a string they are not using, we would like
Gifts consist of coats, shoes or other clothing that
Baeza said last year over 410 children were helped by the
Quick decisions shorten stay for visiting judge
By PEGGY McCRACKEN
Visiting Judge C.W. Milburn of Odessa zipped through civil
and criminal dockets this morning in 143rd District Court,
informally calling each case by the name of the party(s)
involved and dispensing with them quickly.
First on the docket was a child custody case in which the
"Do you have the child?" the elderly judge asked the mother.
"O.K., that's all," said the judge, calling the next case.
District Attorney Randy Reynolds responded to the docket
Robert Anchondo Abila and his attorney approached the bench
"What is it, marijuana or cocaine?" asked Judge Milburn.
Told it was marijuana, Judge Milburn said, "How do you
"Not guilty," said Abila.
"You've been arraigned," said Milburn, calling the next case.
Several cases were continued, but some were awaiting
"When you get ready to so something, let me know," said the
Donations to victims total 1,270 pounds
Citizens in the storm-ravaged countries of Honduras,
The items will come from both local and area efforts
About 1,270 pounds of food items were collected in Pecos,
The supplies, which have been collected for the past few
Felix Chavez stated that he was concerned for the storm's
Chavez and the local INS office had been collecting canned
Bottled water donations were also accepted, along with the
The local INS office will now help transport those items to
Anyone still wanting to help with the effort can do so
For more information they can contact Chavez or any of the
"We just want to thank everyone that donated something,
Chavez stated that most donations remained anonymous, but he
PECOS VALLEY CRIME STOPPERS
Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 in reward for
information leading to the arrest and Grand Jury Indictment
of person(s) responsible for the incident described below.
On July 8, Pecos Police responded to the State Theater
located at 421 S. Oak Street in reference to the back doors
being opened. Upon arrival officers noticed that the back
doors were unsecured. Entry was gained into the building by
removing two 2-by-4's that were securing the doors.
The officers met with the owner of the building who advised
that the only thing taken from inside the building was a 4
foot long weed eater green and yellow in color.
Anyone with information on this crime or any other crime
call "Crime Stoppers" at 445-9898 and you will remain
Maria Asucena P. Fuentes, 59, died Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998 at
her home in Balmorhea.
Rosary will be at 7:30 p.m., today, at Memorial Funeral Home
Mass is scheduled for 10 a.m., Saturday, at St. Mary's
She was born May 24, 1939 in Marfa, graduating from high
She was preceded in death by her stepfather, Serapio
Survivors include her husband, Ruben Fuentes of Pecos;
The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be
High Thursday 67, low last night 51. Tonight, partly cloudy.
Low in the mid to upper 40s. South wind 10-15 mph. Saturday,
partly cloudy and breezy. High in the mid 70s. Southwest
wind increasing to 15-25 mph and gusty.
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