Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Tuesday, February 2, 1999
Nieto has fourth birthday
Desi Alfredo Nieto recently celebrated his fourth birthday
with lots of family and friends. Desi was also joined by his
new baby brother, Joab.
Theme for the part was "Small Soldiers." Several streamers,
balloons and party favors were enjoyed by all.
Desi received several gifts including clothes, money, and a
new color Gameboy. His favorite gift was an Orange Kawasaki
Guitar, given to him by his uncle Joe.
Desi is the son of Alfredo Jr. and DesaRae Nieto of Pecos.
Maternal grandparents are Joe R. and Isabel Chavez of Pecos.
Paternal grandparents are Alfredo Nieto Sr. of New Braunfels
and Lupe Nieto of Pecos.
Great-grandmother is Antonia Zermeno of Pecos.
Great-grandfather is Pedro G. Rodriguez of Pecos.
Brown among TCU graduates
Jayme Reagan Brown of Pecos was among 600 Texas Christian
University students who completed degree requirements at the
close of the fall semester in December. The University
conferred 383 baccalaureate, 54 master's and eight doctoral
degrees. The University also conferred 145 degrees to
individuals who graduated last August. Brite Divinity School
conferred 14 degrees.
The class included 11 summa cum laude, 11 magna cum laude
and 25 cum laude undergraduate honorees with one 4.0
grade-point average students.
Those not choosing to take part in that combined
baccalaureate-commencement event will receive their diplomas
Brown, who is the daughter of Mrs. Ellen Lee of Pecos,
received a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in
Guest speaker tells about year in Mexico City
Ramona Sterling, Pecos Postmaster, was guest speaker at the
noon meeting of the Pecos Business and Professional Women's
Club, Inc., Jan. 26, at Quality Inn.
Sterling spoke about the year she spent recently, in Mexico
City. She was chosen to teach standard operating procedures
to employees of the Mexico Postal Service regarding
She noted that it was dangerous to wear expensive jewelry on
the streets and that when out for the day to take only what
money you needed. That you could not always rely on the
police or taxi drivers for protection. These problems have
become common in every big city and presently Mexico City is
the largest city of the world.
Commenting on the country, she said that Mexico City was
very cosmopolitan and the countryside was beautiful with
blooming fruit trees and many flowers. She recalled that to
some working women that the way they look is more important
than comfort. The people have no sense of urgency - manana
will do. Actually, once you understand the culture you
realize the people in Mexico are very warm, helpful and
Mailhandlers make about $40 a month, an average salary,
which might account for so much theft. Security guards were
everywhere with rifles. The citizens love to demonstrate
which vents some of their frustrations.
While she was there she experienced an earthquake which
registered six on the Richter Scale.
Overall she stated it was a very nice experience, because
she met some wonderful friends.
Nell Maddux, treasurer, conducted the meeting in the absence
of president Lucilla Valenzuela and vice-president Gretchen
Treasurer report was passed out.
There were eleven members present and four guests: Celia
Nazaroff, Lupe Montoya, Janet Martinez and Bessie Osborn.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
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