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Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Monday, November 29, 1999
Bickley says cotton crop good in area
PECOS, Nov. 29, 1999 - Onions are going in the ground, bell peppers have
been harvested and cotton harvest is coming along great, according to farmers
in the Pecos area.
"We got finished with the pepper harvest before the freeze," said A.B.
Peppers are the third of the four main crops harvested annually in the
Trans-Pecos region. Onions are the first picked, beginning in May, followed
by Cantaloupes in July.
Late fall is planting season for onions, while cotton is being removed
from the fields. The area's havest began prior to the first hard freeze
of the fall, last Wednesday and Thursday, when temperatures dropped below
32 degrees outside Pecos.
While the dry conditions that began in 1991 have continued in the Pecos
area for the eighth straight year, rains did fall at times this summer
both in the Davis Mountains area and in northern Reeves County, refilling
reservoirs for farmers in the region.
Combined with warm fall temperatures, the local cotton crop did great
in 1999, according to Bob Bickley, executive director for the Trans Pecos
"We had a great cotton harvest, one of the best crops I've seen in years,"
said Bickley. "The crop is larger," he said.
Bickley stated that not all of the cotton is ginned, some is put in
modules and ginned later. "It's been a real good harvest," he said.
Even though winter has not entirely set in the onions are usually put
in the ground around this time, to be harvested the following year.
Feature writing contest offered by Enterprise
PECOS, Nov. 29, 1999 - Christmas is just around the corner, and the Enterprise
staff has a plan for you to earn extra $ for gifts.
Enter the feature-writing contest and win $100 for first prize, $50
for second or a personalized T-shirt for third.
Winning features will be printed in the Enterprise, along with a photo
of the writer. All entries will become the property of the Enterprise and
may be published at our discretion.
A Benjamin Franklin Awards judge will consider all entries, and his/her
decision will be final.
Entries may be submitted in person, by mail or by e-mail.
Typed copies should be double-spaced on letter size white paper, with
the word count listed in the upper right corner of the first page. Each
page should be numbered. Please do not staple.
E-mail submissions may be by attachment of a document created in Microsoft
Word, Word Perfect, or any text editor. Submit to email@example.com, listing
"Contest" as the subject.
Neatness counts. Correct spelling is a must. Points will be deducted
for poor grammar.
Hint: Choose one topic you are familiar with or can research. Personal
interviews are good. Human-interest stories are always popular. Should
be of continuing interest so publication in December or January would be
Deadline is Dec. 10.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Information contained in the Police Report
is obtained from reports filed by the Pecos Police Department, Reeves County
Sheriff's Office, or other officers of those agencies.
The serving of warrants by an officer for outstanding fines of either
traffic citations, animal control violations or other court costs are considered
arrests and will be printed as such unless indicated that the fines were
paid. In such instances we will indicate payment and release.
Juan Perez, 45, and Sotero Navarette, 54, were arrested at 12:40 a.m.,
on November 8, at the corner of Second and Sycamore streets, for public
A male juvenile was arrested at 2:12 p.m., on November 8, near the Pecos
Police Department on South Oak Street, for possession of marijuana.
Martin Fuentez was arrested at 4:29 a.m., on November 9, at the Interstate
20 at Exit 39 westbound, on DPS warrants. He paid the fines and was released.
Randy Natividad, 17, was arrested at 2:43 p.m., on November 9, near
Pecos High School, on a warrant for theft by appropriation.
Florentino Flores, 45, was arrested at 5:31 p.m., on November 9, in
the 200 block of West Fourth Street, on a warrant for burglary of a habitation.
Hal Pratt, 58, was arrested at 6:26 p.m., on November 9, near the 500
block of South Oak Street, for disorderly conduct and public intoxication.
Geronimo J. Menchaca, 56, was arrested at 10:48 p.m., on November 9,
at the corner of Seventh and Locust streets, for public intoxication.
Pete Morales, 61, was arrested at 4:38 p.m., on November 10, in the
100 block of Sycamore Street, for public intoxication.
Antonio Macias, 38, was arrested at 12:15 a.m., on November 11, at the
corner of Third and Almond streets, for driving while intoxicated.
Bernardino Carrasco, 30, was arrested at 10:51 p.m., on November 11,
at Reeves County Sheriff's Office, on a local warrant.
Patricia Cadena, 25, Jose Reyes, 19, Homero Reyes, 26, Adrian Reyes,
18, and Jose Romo Jr., 20, were arrested at 1:07 a.m., on November 12,
at the Town and Country Motel in the 2300 block of West Third Street. Cadena
was charged with DWI; the others for interfering with a peace officer/resisting
Jesus Reyes, 20, was arrested at 5:32 a.m., on November 12, near the
South I-20 Service Road, for public intoxication/disorderly conduct.
Louie Franco, 21, was arrested at 4:54 p.m., on November 12, in the
600 block of Eddy Street, on DPS warrants.
Luis E. Arevalo, 32, and Avelinda R. Loera, 40, were arrested at 10:18
p.m., on November 12, at La Offecina Club, for public intoxication.
Javiel Hernandez, 23, Jose Duran Villa, 22, and Joe Daniel Wright, 21,
were arrested at 1:08 a.m., on November 14, at the corner of Monroe and
Morris streets for public intoxication. Hernandez was also charged with
making alcohol available to a minor.
Jaime Lynn Wade, 42, was arrested at 5:49 p.m., on November 14, in the
600 block of Hickory Street, for interfering with a peace officer.
Dagoberto Rodriguez, 41, was arrested at 3 p.m., on November 16, at
Reeves County Hospital, on a local warrant.
Eugene Erwin Sader, 64, was arrested at 2:30 p.m., on November 17, at
the intersection of County Road 424 and FM 1216, on a warrant for terroristic
Victor Cruz, 19, was arrested at 11:17 p.m., on November 17, at the
Circle `M' Bar, for public intoxication.
Eunice O. Patterson, 28, was arrested at 1:58 a.m., on November 19,
at the intersection of U.S. 285 and I-20, on a warrant for theft by check
(over $20, under $500).
Bruce Collins Fox, 42, was arrested at 4:04 p.m., on November 19, on
a warrant for burglary of a building.
Ruben R. Hernandez, 19, was arrested at 4:59 p.m., on November 19, on
a Capias Pro Fine warrant and a warrant for a motion to revoke.
Pedro Rentaria Castillo, 33, was arrested at 5:10 p.m., on November
19, at the corner of FM 1216 and FM 3398 north of Pecos, for public intoxication.
Alberto Prieto, 18, was arrested at 7:30 p.m., on November 19, at 122
North Pecan Street, on a warrant for aggravated assault.
A male juvenile was arrested at 11:25 p.m., on November 19, in the 200
block of Cedar Street, for a curfew violation/evading arrest.
Jerry Olivas, 18, was arrested at 12:18 a.m., on November 20, in the
200 block of Cedar Street, for public intoxication.
Luis E. Arevalo, 32, was arrested at 1:09 a.m., on November 20, at La
Offecina Club, on a Capias Pro Fine warrant.
Robert Smart Jr., 39, was arrested at 10:07 p.m., on November 20, for
Jose H. Vasquez, 19, was arrested at 10:53 p.m., on November 20, in
the 600 block of Locust Street, for public intoxication.
Geronimo Menchaca, 56, was arrested at 12:37 a.m., on November 21, in
the 900 block of Second Street, for public intoxication.
Howard F. Helfer, 49, was arrested at 7:32 a.m., on November 21, at
Flying J, for theft under $50.
Rene Flores, 32, was arrested at 10:26 p.m., on November 21, in the
200 block of East 13th Street, for public intoxication.
Mario E. Salazar, 21, was arrested at 10:39 a.m., on November 23, in
the 200 block of West `F' Street, on a warrant for theft of service.
AUSTIN (AP) - Results of the Lotto Texas drawing Saturday night: Winning
numbers drawn: 24-49-13-39-26-31. Estimated jackpot: $10 million. Number
matching six of six: zero. Matching five of six: 71. Prize: $1,908. Matching
four of six: 4,650. Prize: $105.
AUSTIN (AP) - Results of the Texas Million drawing Friday night: Winning
numbers drawn: 3-35-44-90. Number matching four of four in Group One: none.
Number matching four of four in Group Two: none. Number matching four of
four in Group Three: one. Prize: $10,000. Number matching three of four
in any group: 350. Prize: $300.
AUSTIN (AP) - Results of the Cash 5 drawing Friday night: Winning numbers
drawn: 01-08-20-34-35 Number matching five of five: 1 Prize per winner:
$79,435 Winning ticket(s) sold in: San Angelo. Matching four of five: 171.
AUSTIN (AP) - The winning Pick 3 numbers drawn Friday by the Texas Lottery,
in order: 3-6-0 (three, six, zero)
AUSTIN (AP) - The winning Pick 3 numbers drawn Saturday by the Texas
Lottery, in order: 2-0-1 (two, zero, one)
Bettye Louise Weaver Ivey, 76, died Sunday, Nov. 28, 1999, at her home
after a long battle with cancer.
Funeral services are pending in Cedar Park.
She was born Nov. 14, 1923, to Frank Arthur Weaver and Florence Eileen
Darr Weaver, in Langtry. She married Paul Ivey and adopted three children,
Shawn, Veronica and Deborah.
Survivors include one son, Shawn Ivey; two daughters, Viki Cate and
Debbie Boone and five grandchildren.
Charles T. Spence
Charles T. Spence, 89, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 1999, at his residence.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m., today, at the Pecos Funeral
Home Chapel, with Rev. Greer Willis officiating.
He was born Aug. 12, 1910, in San Diego, Calif., was a veteran of the
United States Air Force, and had lived in Pecos since 1951. He was a retired
farmer and a Presbyterian, and was a graduate of College of Mines of El
Paso, now called UTEP.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Spence of Pecos; four daughters,
Mary T. Spence of London, England, Elizabeth Carpenter of San Diego, Calif.,
Carolyn Tegeler of San Angelo and Jacalyn Lowrance of Snyder; one son,
Ray Gunther of Garland and seven grandchildren.
Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
High Sunday 80. Low this morning 37. Forecast for tonight: Mostly sunny.
High around 65. East wind 5-15 mph. Tonight: Fair. Low in the upper 30s.
South wind 5-15 mph. Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High near 70. Southwest wind
10-20 mph. Tuesday night: Partly cloudy. Lows 40-45.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
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