Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Tuesday, July 20, 1999
Gutierrez' tell of new son
Hector and Leticia Gutierrez of Pecos announce the birth of their son,
Ethan Dallas Gutierrez.
Little Ethan was born at 6:24 p.m., June 30, at Odessa Regional Hospital.
He weighed seven pounds, 15 ounces and was 18 1/2 inches long at birth.
Grandparents are Petra Gutierrez of Pecos and Elena Villareal of Odessa.
He was welcomed home by his three sisters, Vanessa, Nikki and Kiara
and two brothers, Gonzalo and Aaron Gutierrez.
New grant helps students
High school graduates from the year 1998-1999, enrolling at The University
of Texas of the Permian Basin this fall could find their education practically
paid thanks to a new grant program through the State of Texas.
The TEXAS Grant Program, which stands for Toward Excellence, Access
and Success, rewards graduates of Texas high schools who completed the
recommended or advanced high school curriculum and who demonstrate financial
"There is no reason, with all of the money available, that a student
in this day and age can not afford to attend college, particularly if the
student can demonstrate a financial need," said Pat Jaramillo, UTPB vice
president of student services.
The total financial aid award at UTPB will include the TEXAS grant as
well as other funding sources and could cover all tuition and fees for
qualified students. To be considered for financial aid at UTPB, students
must first submit an application for federal financial aid.
In an effort to help students who have already applied for financial
aid or admissions at UTPB take full advantage of the TEXAS grant, Financial
Aid Director Bob Vasquez is notifying students by mail of the opportunity
to apply for the grant.
"It's important to us at UTPB to go the extra mile in helping our students
capitalize on this opportunity," said Vasquez.
The amount an individual receives through the TEXAS Grant, according
to information from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, will
depend on the number of hours taken by the college student and the type
of institution which the student attends.
Classes at UTPB begin Aug. 26. Students new to the University must be
admitted before enrolling for classes. For more information on admission
or how to take advantage of the financial aid opportunities, call the Office
of Admissions at 915-552-2605.
GED Testing planned
GED testing will be held from 5-9 p.m., Monday, Aug. 9 and Tuesday, Aug.
Registration will be held Friday, Aug. 6, from 6-7:30 p.m., at the Pecos
High School Counselor's Office.
For more information call Michelle Workman at 447-7229, after July 26.
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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