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Friday, October 4, 1996

Appeal period over in PHA eviction case

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Time has lapsed for Cynthia Montoya's appeal of her eviction from Pecos
Housing Authority, and a forcible detainer will be issued for the
sheriff to move her out, said Nellie Gomez, PHA executive director.

Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Joel Madrid and PHA attorney Scott
Johnson are to draw up the eviction papers, Gomez said.

Madrid held a jury trial Sept. 24, in which PHA officials and Montoya's
neighbors testified that her family had caused problems at the apartment
complex. Testimony covered four hours in the sheriff's department
classroom, and the jury deliberated about 10 minutes before ruling
against Montoya.

Lilly Plummer of Odessa represented Montoya in the civil action.

Stage set for Saturday's concert

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Staff Writer

The stage for Emilio Navaira, the headliner of this weekend's Reeves
County Fall Fair Concert, arrived in Pecos Thursday and hospitality
events are being planned for the big Tejano and country-western star.

Workers were putting things in place this morning at the Buck Jackson
Rodeo Arena, and Emilio and his crew are expected to arrive in Pecos
early Saturday morning for the seven-hour concert, which will feature
four other bands and begin at 6 p.m. Saturday.

The Pecos Chamber of Commerce has been communicating with Emilio, the
popular Tejano Music star who recently made his crossover into
Country-Western music, via Valley Distributors.

"I just spoke to them yesterday and they said they had been talking to
Emilio about his hospitality, the stage and various other things the
music star needed to inform them of," said Capers.

Valley Distributors is the local marketer of Miller Light, which
sponsors the popular star.

Joining Emilio for Saturday's concert will be Stephanie Lynn, newcomer
into the public eye, Bobby Pulido and conjunto band, Los Jinetas.

Stephanie will be at C.R. Anthony's department store on Saturday at 2
p.m. signing autographs and visiting with local fans.

Pecosites The Roman Brothers will be joining the others to make the
evening a success.

"We're hoping to get a big crowd, with Emilio being so popular," said
Chamber of Commerce Secretary Karen Capers.

Capers said the chamber has been working diligently to make the concert
a success, along with the Fall Fair and World's Championship Barbeque
Beef Cookoff, which will be held in conjunction with it.

Local businesses which will be selling advance tickets include Dan's
Music and Video, Lucky Partners, Socorro's Cocina Mexicana, Airlawn
Furniture and the Pecos Chamber of Commerce.

Advance tickets will be $15 and tickets at the door will be $18.

Chamber officials are urging everyone to come join the fun.

Drug informant's identity

to stay secret, Parks rules

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Staff Writer

Pecos Police investigator Paul Deishler will not have to reveal the name
of his confidential informant in a drug possession case against Evigael
Navarette, 143rd District Court Judge Bob Parks ruled this morning.

Navarette's attorney, Roddy Harrison, argued that he needed the
informant's name to prepare his client's defense.

Deishler said he would not reveal the informant's name because he would
be in danger of harm. He said it is his policy to include that statement
in every affidavit he submits to the magistrate for a search warrant.

He admitted he did not check Navarette's background to determine if he
has a record of violence.

Harrison argued that the search warrant was for delivery of cocaine,
and Navarette is charged only with possession.

Judge Parks said that the possession charge is different from an
earlier case where he ordered the name of the confidential informant
revealed, because he was in the rear seat of a car when the delivery
took place in the front seat.

Deishler said that officers searched Navarette's house on March 14,
three days after the warrant was issued. They found a small amount of

Judge Parks said he would reset Harrison's motion to suppress evidence
found in the search for a non-Friday court date because of the press of
cases on Friday.

City relocates departments to single office

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The numbers have changed, but the faces will be the same for two Town of
Pecos City offices.

The new number for animal control will be 445-5921, while the number for
city code enforcement is now 445-6612.

The voice answering both number will also sound familiar.

All calls will be directed to the Sanitation and Health Department
secretary Lupe Nieto.

"Their offices are located in the same building, but I will be answering
the phone for both these offices, in conjunction with the one I already
work for," said Nieto.

She asked that anyone calling any of these numbers be patient, since she
is the only one who will be answering the phone for all three

"Sometimes, I will be busy on long-distance or otherwise and I just want
everyone to please cooperate with me and be patient," she said.

Carmen Mendoza remains as Town of Pecos City Animal Control Officer,
while the Pecos Code Enforcement Officer is Desarae Chavez.

The code enforcement officer is in charge of making sure abandoned cars
are properly disposed of, and that weeds are tended to, Nieto said.

Chavez makes sure that the weeds are cleared off in the appropriate
areas and old, abandoned cars, which are sometimes unsightly, are
properly disposed of within the city limits.

"If anyone has any complaints about either of these things, or other
things such as unsightly messes, they can contact her," said Nieto.


Jesus Ornelas, Jr.

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A rosary will be said for Jesus Q. Ornelas, Jr., 45, today at 7:30 p.m.
at the Pecos Funeral Home Chapel. He died Thursday, Oct 3.
A mass will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Santa Rosa Catholic Church
with burial at Mount Evergreen Cemetery.
He was born Nov. 6, 1950, was a truck driver for Winkles Trucking
Company, an Army veteran, a lifetime Pecos resident and a Catholic.
Survivors include his parents, Jesus A. and Mercy Q. Ornelas of Pecos;
three brothers, Raymundo Q. Ornelas of Odessa, Oscar Q. Ornelas of
Pecos, Ricky Q. Ornelas of Laredo; three sisters, Lupe O. Machuca of
Midland, Angelina O. Sanchez and Lydia O. Prieto of Pecos.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Sally O. Ornelas.
Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Francisca Zepeda

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Francisca Zepeda, 83, died Tuesday, Oct. 1 at Pecos County Hospital in
Fort Stockton.
Mass is scheduled for Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church
in Sanderson with burial at Santa Rita Cemetery.
She was born Oct. 4, 1912, in Sanderson, was a lifetime resident and a
Survivors include one son, Santiago Zepeda, Jr. of Elk City, Okla., one
daughter, Amelia Z. Marquez of Sanderson; one brother, Prajedis
Arredondo, Jr. of Odessa, two sisters, Aurora Barrera of San Antonio,
Elena Calzada of Sanderson; four grandchildren and six
Martinez Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


High Thursday 70, low last night 61.
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