Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Wednesday, November 17, 1999
RCH land offer not accepted by school
By ROSIE FLORES
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
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.
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
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:
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
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