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Wednesday, November 17, 1999

RCH land offer not accepted by school

Staff Writer
PECOS, Nov. 17, 1999 - Reeves County Hospital District Board members agreed to donate some land to the Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD and accepted appointments of emergency room physicians at their regular meeting Tuesday evening.

The agenda item was listed as discuss/consider feasibility of conveying Reeves County Hospital interest in Lot 1-6, Block 8, Central Section to PBT-ISD. Hospital board members voted unanimously to donate this land owned by Nash Lamb of Furr's, Inc.

However, Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD board members had rejected the donation at their Oct. 16 regular meeting. At that meeting, the Town of Pecos City had requested that the school accept the donation of the property for a future sports complex.

Jimmy Dutchover, City Manager Kenneth Neal and County Judge Jimmy Galindo have been trying to get grant funds for ball parks, board members were told at their meeting, but so far, their efforts have been unsuccessful.

The property described belongs to Nash Lamb of Furrs, Inc. If the school accepted the property donation, they would have to pay the delinquent taxes to all the entities. The board and superintendent expressed objections to accepting donations of property in order to relieve the owners of delinquent taxes. Board members voted to deny the request.

The property in question is located along Washington Street, where the old Colonial Convenience Store is located, just west of the Pecos High School vocational building.

In other business, hospital board members accepted the resignations of Kai-Wood Ma, MD and Steven Steinbaum, MD. They also approved the appointment to consulting staff and clinical privileges for Kendall H. Wong, MD and Mohammed A. Quadeer, MD in the field of emergency care. The group is also looking for a replacement for Dr. Ma on the hospital staff.

"Everything was pretty routine, and the meeting went smoothly," said board member Marcella Lovett. "We spent many hours before the meeting studying all the issues."

Board members also agreed to move the meeting date and time, starting in January. Board members will now meet at 4:30 p.m., on the fourth Tuesday of each month. "This is to accommodate the medical staff," said Lovett.

School board sets meeting on Crockett consolidation

PECOS, Nov. 17, 1999 - Hiring an architect to design the proposed consolidation project for seventh and eighth grades at Crockett Middle School will be the topic of discussion at a special meeting scheduled by the Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD board Thursday evening.

School board members have discusses moving seventh grade classes currently at Zavala Middle School over to the current eighth grade middle school. They discussed the proposed consolidation/building at last Thursday's meeting, but felt it needed to be looked at further and discussed at length.

Board members will also discuss procurement of construction contracts/services that provides the best value for the district and will discuss the scope of work/project and estimated cost.

In addition the group will discuss and authorize the superintendent to act in behalf of the district to work with the architect on design development of documents and present to to the board at a later date.

Seventh graders have attended Zavala and eighth graders have gone to Crockett for the past 11 years. Prior to that, both schools had seventh and eighth grade classes.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the school board room, at 1304 S. Park St.

Platt accepts federal court guilty pleas

PECOS, Nov. 17, 1999 - Guilty pleas were accepted from several defendants in U.S. District Court on Tuesday, while another man was released on bond following a probation violation in Odessa last month.

Jesus Franco Vega, 35, of Odessa, was on probation release for possession of cocaine when he was arrested on a DWI charge on Oct. 9. He was formally charged in district court with the probation violation, before being released on a $15,000 bond posted by his father.

In other action, U.S. District Judge Royal Furgeson sentenced Jorge Arturo Lechuga Caballero to 12 months plus one day after he pled guilty to one count of importation of marijuana, while sentencing was reset to Dec. 6 for Blanca Mirella DelaRosa. She had pled guilty earlier to one count of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

Guilty pleas were accepted by U.S. Magistrate Stewart Platt on Scott Ellott Brooks on one count of possession of marijuana over 100 kilograms and under 1000 kg, along with Emiliano Candeo, on one count of possession of marijuana, Jose Loarea-Lopez, on one count of transportation of an illegal alien into the United States, and Louis Robert Zambrano, also on a charge of transporting an illegal alien into the U.S.

PHA hearing, meeting set for Thursday

PECOS, Nov. 17, 1999 - The Pecos Housing Authority will hold its regular monthly meeting at their administration office on Thursday at 5 p.m., after the group holds a public hearing at 4 p.m.

The hearing will involve discussion of the PHA's one-year and five-year agency plan. Both it and the meeting will be held at the PHA office, 600 Meadowbrook Drive.

During the regular portion of the meeting, board members will discuss/approve the 1999 CIAP project and budget, resolute/approve the operating budget for fiscal year 2000, update the 1998 CIAP project and budget, and discuss a letter sent to mayor Dot Stafford dated Sept. 24 regarding the appointment of PHA/FLH commissioners to include a resident commissioner.


AUSTIN (AP) - Results of the Cash 5 drawing Tuesday night: Winning numbers drawn: 6-15-18-20-26. Number matching five of five: 0. Prize per winner: $0. Winning ticket(s) sold in: none. Matching four of five: 242. Prize: $800.


AUSTIN (AP) - The winning Pick 3 numbers drawn Tuesday by the Texas Lottery, in order: 4-7-0 (four, seven, zero)


High Tuesday 83. Low this morning 41. Forecast for tonight: Fair with lows near 40. Thursday: Sunny, with highs in the low- to mid-80s. Winds 10-15 mph.

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