Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Wednesday, May 19, 1999
Hathorn nets scholarship
Pecos resident Linsey S. Hathorn has been awarded a $9,600 scholarship
to attend The University of Texas of the Permian Basin.
Her major will be English.
Hathorn is the daughter of Doug and Beverly Hathorn of Pecos.
The Dunagan Foundation of Monahans and the E.J. and Ruby Wheeler Cleveland
Charitable Trust are her sponsors.
Zamarripa elected as president of Hispanic club
Sandra Zamarripa, of Pecos, has been elected president of the Hispanic
Business Student Association of Southwest Texas Sate University.
The newly elected executive council for the upcoming school year was
announced at the Annual Spring Banquet held by the association.
Zamarripa will run the organization for the 1999-2000 school year. Along
with this, she was also presented the Member of the Year Award for the
1998-1999 school year.
Since HBSA is chartered off the National Hispanic Business Association
(NHBA), as the upcoming president Zamarripa will be attending their national
meeting this summer where she will meet with representatives from around
This meeting will be held during August in California at California
She will also be doing a summer internship with the Marriott, Inc. in
Austin. She competed for this internship at the Hispanic Business Student
Leadership Conference that HBSA attended in February. Corporate representatives
and employers from around the nation were on site recruiting for interns
and for graduates as well.
Zamarripa is a 1996 graduate from Pecos High School. She will be a senior
at SWT majoring in business Management.
She is the daughter of Carlos and Felipa Zamarripa of Pecos.
In addition she was initiated into Delta Gamma, this semester, one of
the main sororities on campus and was also recognized by the Student Volunteer
Connection for her outstanding community service.
Herrera participates in combat exercise in Navy
Editor's Note: This story was by Jason Emerson and photo by Aaron
Ansarov of the Navy Public Affairs Center.
To prepare their troops for a new century, the Navy and Marine Corps
continually employ new weapons and tactics.
Such was the rationale behind the "Urban Warrior" combat exercise, staged
recently in the Northern California cities of Oakland and Alameda.
Theresa J. Herrera, the 21-year-old daughter-in-law of Eloy and Mary
Herrera of Pecos, played a direct role in the exercise's success.
Navy Seaman Herrera was aboard when Marines sped from the warship USS
Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) in amphibious landing craft. Crossing San Francisco's
East Bay in minutes, the Marines landed and took control of simulated combat
situations in each city.
Herrera understands the importance of realistic training scenarios.
"Exercises like this give Sailors and Marines and opportunity to sharpen
skills and gain experience in an urban combat environment without actual
casualties," said Herrera, who is married to the Herreras' son Eloy.
Herrera is a cryptologist who uses high-tech equipment to collect and
transmit sensitive data. The two-year Navy veteran used these skills and
others during the exercise.
The combat scenarios in the exercise mimicked those which Marines, Soldiers,
and Sailors faced in Somalia and Haiti. Many military strategists believe
that small-scale urban conflict will be the rule vice the exception in
the 21st century.
Participants in Urban Warrior focused on three operational areas: humanitarian
and disaster relief, peacekeeping, and combat amid a city.
Sailors and Marines also took the opportunity to test new weapons. The
Navy patrolled in the ultramodern Sea Shadow, a warship virtually undetectable
by radar. Marines deployed from the landing craft carrying such unconventional
weapons as laptop computers, digital radios, and acoustical anti-sniper
weapons that automatically home in on the sound of a sniper's rifle.
Throughout the exercise, Herrera's support of a high-tech, globally
present Navy and Marine Corps only strengthened.
"The deployment of naval forces overseas shows that the U.S. is capable
of defending our assets and active in keeping worldwide peace," Herrera
As a world leader, the United States faces a host of challenges as we
enter the new century. Exercises like Urban Warrior will continue to ensure
that Herrera and other military personnel are up to those challenges.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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