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PECOS, Wed., Dec. 19, 2001 --


Pecos Police Chief Clay McKinney (right) takes a look at the new kitchen equipment with one of the construction workers at the new Municipal Law Enforcement Center. The facility, that will house U.S. Marshal's Service inmates, is scheduled to open by Feb. 22.


Light still shines through an open area of the roof onto what will be the new recreation area at the Town of Pecos City's Municipal Law Enforcement Center. Police Chief Clay McKinney said the area was located in the middle of the new jail facility so that exterior fencing at the jail will not be needed.

PECOS, Tues., Dec. 11, 2001 --


Pecos High School freshman Jesus Gomez, Jr., 14, holds a copy of The Incandescent Jungle, the book of poems that contains Gomez' writing effort. Gomez entered a poem contest with his first poem, The Girl, and was published in a book of poems from


Wishing a merry Christmas to a large crowd at the citywide prayer and praise service at the  Reeves County Civic Center Sunday night are members of the Santa Rosa Catholic Church children's choir. Each  participating church presented music, poetry, scripture or prayer. Tommy Williamson of the Wink Church of Christ opened  the meeting with a brief talk and song, and Rey Carreon of West Park Baptist closed by leading the congregation in  the Lord's Prayer. Ministerial Fellowship president Bruce Abbott, First United Methodist Church pastor, organized  the service and led a Christmas carol and responsive reading. 

PECOS, Mon., Dec. 10, 2001 --


A few little angels and young soldiers stand on either side of the American Flag that is displayed on the Reeves County Courthouse float during the Christmas Parade on Friday. The courthouse float won first place in the parade. The floats were judged on creativity, enthusiasm and how well they followed this year's theme of Red, White and Blue.
PECOS, Wed., Nov. 28, 2001 --


Department of Public Safety Sargeant Richard Jacobs, (center), is pictured with his wife, Olga, (left) and his daughter, Candace, during a farewell reception held at the DPS office this morning. Jacobs will be leaving Pecos to work in the Midland office.
PECOS, Mon., Nov. 26, 2001 --


Rudy Carrasco (bottom, left) welds on a  support at the base of the Maxey Park Christmas Tree this morning, in preparation  for Thursday's scheduled lighting ceremony at the park. Leo Hung, who  is supervising the lighting ceremony, said it was scheduled along with  several other events for 7 p.m. on Thursday, however the threat of bad weather  later this week could force postponement.
PECOS, THURS. NOV. 23, 2001 - PLATE PREPARATION - Jean Hargrove and Linda Baeza (center) put dressing on a plate of turkey, dressing and mashed potatoes Thursday morning at the Reeves County Civic Center, during the annual Pecos Christian Home free Thanksgiving dinner. Executive Director Bruce Dury said 330 people took advantage of the service this year, and that another free dinner will be offered on Christmas Day.

PECOS, Thurs., Nov. 15, 2001 --


Pecos Police Investigator Kelly Davis uses a microscope and lighting system that was recently donated to the Pecos Police Department by the FBI. Davis and Investigator Olga Lopez convinced the FBI Pecos' need for the surplus equipment while attending a handwriting comparison class at the agency's training site in Virginia in August.


Volunteers from the West Texas Food Bank unload meat products off of a refrigerated tractor-trailer at Winkles Trucking this morning, as part of the local Thanksgiving food drive. Approximately 600 families were expected to receive 150 pounds of food this morning.
PECOS, Tues., Nov. 13, 2001 --


The parking lot at Anchor Foods was full of cars today, but will be empty by the middle of next year after the company closes its Pecos plant. Anchor's owner, McCain Foods, announced Monday that the company is planning on closing the local plant that employs over 700 people.b>


Town of Pecos City employees work on paving the alleyway between Dan's Music and Video and La Nortena Tortilla Factory this morning in order to make the alley smoother. Southern Union Gas Company employees recently tore up the alleys behind Dan's and Uncle's Convenience Store, in the 200 and 300 blocks between Cedar and Ash streets, in order to repair gas lines under Third Street. The work had blocked access to the drive-thru at the La Nortena Tortilla Factory (rear) for the past several weeks.
PECOS, Thurs., Nov. 8, 2001 --


Trans Pecos Drug Task Force Commander Gary Richards sits by a package of cocaine and $899 in cash that was confiscated from an individual during a bus interdiction operation held Wednesday in Pecos. The California man arrested was also wanted on a warrant out of California.
PECOS, Wed., Nov. 7, 2001 --


Traffic headed to Barstow dips down below the long bridge east of Pecos onto a temporary roadway opened this week by the Texas Department of Transportation. The temporary road will be in place for about a year, while crews remove and replace the 59-year-old long bridge east of the Pecos River. The ¾-mile long bridge is the last one on Business I-20 that has not been widened to include a shoulder area on either side of the lanes, something TxDOT officials said will be included on the new bridge.
PECOS, Tues., Nov. 6, 2001 --


Employees of Allsup's Convenience Store are preparing for a possible rush on gas today since gas at the two stores on Eddy and Cedar Streets was lowered to 99 cents this morning. Gas prices have gone down since September but are not expected to stay at one price for very long, due to the potential instability in the Middle East and possible cutbacks in production of oil by OPEC nations on Wednesday.
PECOS, Wed., Oct. 31, 2001 --


PHS Senior Richard Rodriguez, dressed up as a cheerleader, helps a young ballerina from Pecos Head Start with a blindfold so she can play pin the nose on the pumpkin during the Head Start Halloween Carnival early this afternoon. All the students from Head Start had the opportunity to play numerous games in efforts to win many prizes.
PECOS, Tues., Oct. 30, 2001 --


Christina Orona (left) and Aurora Franco stand next to their new work space in West Texas National Bank with the new drive-thru lanes in teh background. The new drive-thru opened yesterday with four lanes, three retail lanes and one commercial alne. An open house is scheduled for Nov. 16.


Students from Austin Elementary stand with second grade teacher Diana Rodriguez as they take turns reading to a resident of the Pecos Nursing Home this morning. Students from Rodriguez' class as well as from Debra Terry's and Patricia Matthews' classes took turns reading to the residents of the nursing home. Some of the residents also read books to the children as well.


The Town of Pecos City Council pose for a quick picture with Fariss Murphy and Beverly Thomas just after they approved a proclamation recognizing November as National Alzheimer's Disease Month during the regular Council meeting last night in Council Chambers.
PECOS, Tues., Oct. 23, 2001 --


Local pharmacist Leo Hung reads a book to a class of second grade students at Austin Elementary early Monday morning. Hung joined many other community members, including law enforcement, fire fighters, doctors and veterans, who read to the second grade students as part of a Reading Carnival. Second grade Teacher Debra Terry said the purpose of the carnival is to prove to students that everybody reads no matter what field of work you are in.
PECOS, Tues., Oct. 23, 2001 --


Alan Larson, carpenter for Sports Unlimited, tapes of the joints of the tempered glass walls fo rthe new county racquetball facility. The new facility, lcoated West of the Reeves County Recreation Center at Pecos High School, is coming close to completion. Work on the hardwood floors for the courts should begin sometime this week.
PECOS, Tues., Oct. 23, 2001 --


Reeves County Clerk Dianne Florez (left) and Election Clerk Nora Briceno (right) looks over a sample ballot with Crocket Middle School student Carlos Salgado for the constitutional amendment election. Early voting for the proposed amendments began yesterday and will run through November 2. Election day is set for November 6.
PECOS, Mon., Oct. 22, 2001 --


A film crew sets up for a shot inside the old icehouse building on Elm Street. The crew came to town on Wednesday to shoot a portion of a 20-minute thriller. Shooting wrapped up late Sunday afternoon, though the filmmakers plan to do other location shooting in El Paso.
PECOS, Fri., Oct. 19, 2001 --


The Pecos High School Band drum line practice this morning with the rst of the band for the Region 6 UIL Marching Contest. The band will perform at halftime of tonight's football game against FAbens, and then travel to Odessa tomorrow and perform their routine at 7:30 p.m. at Ratliff Stadium.
PECOS, Fri., Oct. 19, 2001 --


Parker (left) and Zachery Johnson sell various popcorn items to U.S. Marshall Court Security Steve Balog (center) and Clifford Adkins at the Lucius D. Bunton Courthouse. Both boys are a part of the local Boy Scout organization that is selling popcorn until November 12. For more information on the popcorn sell contact Yvonna Johnson at 940-4934 or 447-4143 or contact any local boy scout.
PECOS, Thurs., Oct. 18, 2001 --


Construction workers work on an interior wall of the new Municipal Law Enforcement Center on Interstate 20 this morning. The new jail facility that will house city inmates and U.S. Marshal's Service inmates is scheduled for completion at the end of March.
PECOS, Wed., Oct. 17, 2001 --


Inez Hinojos holds up her $25,000 Texas Lottery scratch-off ticket that she bought Friday night a few blocks from the Clint High School football stadium.
PECOS, Tues., Oct. 16, 2001 --


Pecos Volunteer firemen continue to spray water on the remains of the building about 45 minutes after it collapsed Monday night. Firemen were called back shortly before 4 a.m. and around 8:30 a.m. to hose down the remains after it re-ignited, and Town of Pecos City crews were also called to the site to fix a water leak which was believed to be connected with the fire.
PECOS, Fri., Oct. 5, 2001 --


Town of Pecos City Health and Sanitation  Director Armando Gill (center) talks with Mary Lou Corrales of Uncle's  Convenience Store at Third and Cedar streets about how to clean up the pool of  gasoline that sits along the curb of the street, following a tanker spill this morning.  The spill occurred when a hose refilling one of the store's underground  tanks came loose, and sprayed gasoline onto the parking area and into the  street. Police and sheriff's deputies redirected traffic away from the gasoline  for about an hour until the fuel could be absorbed using both dirt and cat  litter, and then removed from the area.
PECOS, Thurs., Oct. 4, 2001 --


Career and Technology Director Larry  Sloan (right) looks over the plans for the new Career and Technology center  with Jay Haney of Midtex of Midland this morning while inside the building.   The construction workers have been finishing up the outside of the  building and started working on the inside.  


The staff of the Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD's Career  and Technology department takes a look this morning at their new  building, which has been under construction since July.  The staff hopes to  start moving their offices into the building as early as next week.
PECOS, Tues., Oct. 2, 2001 --


John and Bernice Kilough of Arkansas are currently remodeling the old Pecos Inn on West  Third Street and turning them into apartments.  The couple became interested in buying the Inn and property after  seeing it on a trip to Fort Davis.  The Kiloughs hope to open the apartments early next year.

PECOS, Fri., Sept. 28, 2001 --


An American flag was added to the Pecos Eagle football logo at  midfield of Eagle Stadium Thursday night, both for the homecoming game  tonight against Monahans and to show support for the United States in the  wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington.

TOYAH, September 27, 2001 -


One person was killed late this morning when their car was hit by a train at the FM 2903 crossing in Toyah. Pecos EMS and Toyah Fire personnel responded to the accident and Department of Public Safety troopers are investigating. The accident is the second car-train fatality in the Pecos area in the past 2½ months. The name of the victim was not released this afternoon, pending notification of next-of-kin.


- PHS students watch Texas New Mexico Power Company employees raising support poles for a second bonfire after someone torched the big pile of wood 24 hours before the homecoming bonfire was to start. The students and community members worked today to rebuild the bonfire in time for the lighting tonight at 9 p.m.

JV football team
9th grade team
8th grade purple team
8th grade gold team
7th grade purple team
7th grade gold team
Preparing for Chamber Banquet January
Michael Benavides puts up red, white and blue, September
Ray Diaz, Danny Rodriguez, Mayor Ray Ortega City Council, January
Band performs at drug rally September
Second graders make patriotic ribbons September
SHOWING SUPPORT _Austin Elementary School third grade teacher Heather Scheier shows her students how to cut out ribbons from material she purchased to make ribbons in support of America during this time of crisis. The class is making ribbons for school board members and others out of red, white and blue material, to be placed on their shirts, their car antennas or some other prominent place. Pictured left to right are students: Tiffany Hunter, Becky Benitez, Dominic Bejarano, Valeria Ybarra and Cyra Natividad.
Lion at Maxey Park Zoo
Amelia Earhart flight recreation September
Community prayer for terrorist victims September
Dr. Elvia Reynolds and memento of terrorism September
Patriots pray at Reeves County Courthouse September
Little girl and big snowman January
Rosie Florez and Peggy McCracken with awards January

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