Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Tuesday, May 11, 1999
Gibson named Man of Year at Sul Ross
Caneel Troxclair, Knippa, and Brian Gibson, Toyah, were recognized as the
Sul Ross State University Woman and Man of the Year during the annual Honors
Convocation April 19, in Marshall Auditorium.
A number of outstanding student leaders wre cited at the annual ceremony,
with awards presented in each academic division.
Troxclari is a communication major and Gibson is a kinesiology major.
The Woman and Man of the Year awards are presented to seniors who have
compiled grade point averages of 3.0 or better and demonstrate qualities
of good citizenship and leadership.
Other award recipients included Pecos resident, Criss Dominguez, National
Business Education Association Award of Merit and Diana Keeper, of Balmorhea,
Outstanding Senior English Major Award.
Futures forum scheduled for today in Pecos
By MARIE I. CARDENAS
County Extension Agent-F&CS
Everybody is talking about the changing face of Texas and the communities
in which we live. For every issue and concern, there is a long list of
ideas for solving the problems that a community faces.
The fact is, concerned citizens, agencies, state and local governments,
nonprofit organizations and associations often work at cross purposes or
duplicate efforts to address these issues.
The Texas Agricultural Extension Service hosted an Open Forum in every
county of the state, and has listened to more than 12,000 citizens regarding
their needs and concerns. Rather than just identify the needs that will
affect our agency in the next 3-5 years, we decided to add value by encourating
other organizations to become involved to tackle the challenges presented
at the Open Forum.
The issues identified at the Open Forum Meeting are designed to stimulate
thinking, discussion and action among leaders in this county. You will
seem many of the needs and concerns directly impact your organization and
What we found fascinated us, challenged us and inspired us to go far
beyond our initial scope of work that is the mission of the Texas Agricultural
Extension Service - and ask for your help.
The community is invited to participate in the Focus Forum, hosted by
the Texas Agricultural Extension Service in Reeves-Loving Counties on Tuesday,
May 11, at 7 p.m., in the Pecos Community Center, 508 S. Oak in Pecos.
As part of the Texas Community Futures Forum, this event is the first
step towards action. Recognizing the demands on your time and attention,
we have planned an intense, working session conducted by trained facilitators.
At the end of the Focus Forum we will have goals, objectives and action
plans for responding to the issues identified in this report.
We sincerely hope you and/or you representatives cna attend and share
your thoughts and expertise. The forces of change are merging to create
a different world. Here is an opportunity to take stock and redefine what
we can do and how we can do it together more effectively.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
Division of Buckner News Alliance, Inc.
324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
Phone 915-445-5475, FAX 915-445-4321
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