Reports from the Oasis of West Texas
Friday, Dec. 18, 1998By DEBBIE MEREDITH
The winners have been announced for the City of Balmorhea Christmas home decorating contest. First place went to Mr. and Mrs. Porfirio Iniguez, second place was awarded to Mr. and Mrs. David Matta and third place was Mr. and Mrs. Doug Maynard. All are encouraged to go out in the evening and see these beautifully done homes.
The prisoners from the Fort Stockton Unit of the TDC will be back in town starting Monday. They will first be helping clear the limbs that were knocked down last Friday from the heavy snow fall. And once again they will be working on rocking the canal that runs through town. They are doing a good job at sprucing up the downtown area.
The student drug testing policy was adopted at the BISD School Boarding meeting on Tuesday night. Parents of students in grades 7-12 should recieve a letter before Christmas explaining this policy. The testing will be done shortly after the students return from the holidays. The board members and teachers have also stated their interest in particapating in being tested. And all bus drivers are already randomly tested for drugs and alcohol.
The Cubs girls and boys basketball team will be off until after the holidays. Their games will resume here on Jan. 7, 1999 against the Sanderson teams.
The Varsity teams will play in the Van Horn Tournament today and Saturday and they will be off until the Jan. 8. That day they will face the Marfa Shorthorns teams.
Fonville celebrates 90th
John Fonville celebrated his 90th birthday on Dec. 5 at Guiseppe's Restaurant in Denton with 41 family members and friends.
A long time Pecos resident, Fonville and his wife Tene now live in Denton. Their children are Jo Cooksey of Pecos and John C. Fonville of Denton.
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