Links to News Photos in Enterprise Files for 2002
Thursday, December 26, 2002
SERVING DINNER -- Volunteer Cathy Hurley waits for another plate
to be prepared by other helpers on Wednesday at the Reeves County Civic
Center, as part of the annual Christmas Dinner prepared by the Pecos Christian
Home. Hurley was in charge of handing out dinners to those going to the
Civic Center to either eat or pick up plates to take home, while other volunteers
delivered Christmas dinners to local Meals on Wheels customers.
Wednesday, December 18, 2002
GRANDUATION CEREMONY -- Pecos Citizens Police Academy member
Frances Clinton receives her certificate of completion from Police Chief
Clay McKinney and Community Officer Mike Balog during the academy's ceremony
held yesterday at the Country Club. Nineteen members graduated in yesterday's
ceremony, which was part of a program sponsored by the Police Department.
Tuesday, December 17, 2002
LIGHTING CONTEST WINNER -- The home of Raymundo Martinez
and family won first place in the `Best Christmas Theme' category of
the Pecos Area Chamber of Commerce Women's Division Christmas Lighting Contest,
held last Friday. Members of the Women's Division narrowed their choices
to twelve homes in the three categories but had to disqualify several
homes that make it to the finals because their lights were turned off before
the judging was over at 11 p.m.
Monday, December 16, 2002
CHRISTMAS CHEER -- Children in Irma Jasso' and Sylvia Lujan's
classes at Pecos Head Start are on hand at the Pecos Nursing Home this
morning, singing Christmas carols to the residents and visiting with the
older people in the community. The children entertained the adults
with their singing and laughter.
Monday, December 9, 2002
SIGN OF CHRISTMAS -- A member of the Pecos Youth Advisory Commission
tips his cowboy hat as his float passes by during Friday night's
Christmas Parade. The Christmas parade entry winner this year was the
Abundant Life float, which earned a $100 first prize.
SANTA MEETS CHILDREN -- Santa Claus shakes the hand of 11-month old
Kimberly Garcia, who is being held by a family friend in front of the Reeves
County Courthouse. Santa made his appearance during Friday night's
Christmas Parade and at the courthouse lighting ceremony, which took
place following the parade's conclusion.
Friday, December 6, 2002
FOOD BANK STOCKING -- Yvette Romo stacks packages of mashed potatoes
onto a shelf at the food bank at Santa Rosa Catholic Church this morning.
The food bank at the Catholic Church and the ones at North Temple Baptist
Church and Church of Christ help provide needy people with food produces
during the holidays as well as all year round.
BAKE SALE CUSTOMER -- Citizens Police Academy member Rosa
Portillo looks on as Security State Bank's Chief Executive Officer, Joe Keese
fills out his raffle ticket for a chance to win a DVD player during
this morning's Citizens Police Academy bake sale. The raffle and the
bake sale will go towards a scholarship that will be given to a 2003
Pecos High School graduate. Keese also purchased a pecan pie and several
Thursday, December 5, 2002
WHEEL HAUL -- Trans Pecos Drug Task Force Officer Kevin Roberts
poses with the eight sections of steel coverings containing marijuana
that were recovered on Wednesday from a Ford Explorer. The sections were
cut apart and removed from the inside the four tires on the vehicle, following
an afternoon traffic stop west of Pecos. The 95-pound seizure is one
of several made this year involving drugs hidden inside the wheels
Tuesday, December 3, 2002
CHRISTMAS NOTES -- Several of the Pecos High School Eagle Concert
Band perform to a Christmas song during last night's Christmas concert at
the high school auditorium. Band students from Zavala, Crockett Middle School
and Pecos High School performed a variety of Christmas songs ranging from
Jingle Bells to Sleigh Ride.
Monday, December 2, 2002
CITY CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS -- Town of Pecos City employees Conrado
Saldana and Macario Martinez work on putting Christmas lights and a Santa
up on the awning over the entrance to City Hall this morning. long with
work by the city putting up their decorations, the lighting of the Community
Christmas Tree is Maxey Park is scheduled for Tuesday night, and the lighting
of the Reeves County Courthouse will be Friday night, following the annual
Friday, November 29, 2002
LONG LINES -- Wal-Mart is full of customers early this morning
as customers rushed to find sale items and specials. The store held a special
beginning at 6 a.m. until 11 a.m., and customers were already lined up when
the store opened its doors. Customers also had the opportunity to make lay-aways
in time for Christmas.
Friday, November 22, 2002
TAKES OVER FOOTBALL JOB -- Pecos-Barstow-Toyah Athletic Director
Bubba Williams talks with Jay Hendricks of KWES-Ch. 9 in Midland-Odessa in
this August file photo, as part of a story the station aired on Williams'
fight against muscular dystrophy. On Thursday, Williams stepped down
after 21 seasons as head baseball coach for Pecos in order to take
over as the Eagles' head football coach, following a 2-8 season. He
will remain as P-B-T athletic director.
Thursday, November 21, 2002
INSPECTING NEW WATER FIELD PROJECT -- Town of Pecos City Mayor
Dot Stafford, Frank X. Spencer and Associate employee Edgardo Madrid
(center), and Gil Gillespie of Water Wells of Odessa talk about the well
structure Stafford is standing on, during a tour of the new South Worsham
Water Field project by the mayor and city council members this morning.
The 18 wells involved in the South Worsham project will be connected to a
large tank off of FM 1450. Roy Alvarado, with Frank X. Spencer and
Associates, said the tank will hold up to two million gallons of water.
The project is designed to supplement the city's current Worsham and Ward
County water fields, which engineers said could only provide enough
water for Pecos through the year 2008.
Wednesday, November 20, 2002
TREE LIGHTING PREPARATION -- American Home Health employees
Rodolfo Carrasco and George Dominguez are busy working on the pole
that holds the big star on the Christmas tree located inside the old swimming
pool at Maxey Park. A Community Christmas Tree lighting ceremony will be
held at the part at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3.
Friday, November 15, 2002
DISTRICT CHAMPS -- Pecos High School Coach Rudy Jurado (left)
along with cross country runners Jason Sanchez, Jay Dannelley and Leslie
Rodriguez, were among the members recognized during the regular Pecos-Barstow-Toyah
ISD board meeting held Thursday evening. The team placed first at the boys
District 4-3A meet last month, while Rodriguez also qualified for regionals
on the girls' side.
Thursday, November 14, 2002
SPECIAL PROGRAM -- "The Kids on the Block," a puppet show
presented by the Volunteers in Public Schools, program wais held at Austin
Elementary School today. "The Kids on the Block" is a troupe of disabled
and non-disabled puppets created by special educator, Barbara Aiello.
They have performed all over the world, entertaining adults and children
and informing them about disability and difference. Through the use
of disabled puppets, children gain knowledge about what it is like to
be disabled and develop an increased awareness and sensitivity toward
disabilities. The program was sponsored by the Pecos-Barstow-Toyah
ISD Guidance Counseling Department and the Special Education Department.
Thursday, November 7, 2002
COMES BACK FOR VICTORY -- U.S. Congressman Henry Bonilla (right)
talks with Town of Pecos City Mayor Dot Stafford (left) and Security
State Bank President Bill Oglesby on Oct. 29, during Bonilla's only visit
to Pecos this year. On Wednesday, a delayed count of votes in Bonilla's
hometown of San Antonio gave the five-term Republican a victory over
Democratic challenger Henry Cuellar of Laredo. Cuellar won his home town
with over 80 percent of the vote and won Reeves County by a 52-42 percent
Monday, November 4, 2002
SMILING PRETTY -- Pecos Police Officer Armando Granado takes
a digital picture of first grade student Alexa Machuca during the SKID (Safe
Kid Identification Disk Presentation) program held at Austin Elementary
School this morning. The students were photographed with a digital camera
and their fingerprints taken in conjunction with safety lessons sponsored
by the Guidance Counselors. Granado, along with Pecos Police Officer Mike
Balog and members of the citizens academy, will be going through all the
schools all the way up to junior high and providing this service with the
parent's consent. About 2,000 students will be photographed and fingerprinted.
The group will be at Pecos Kindergarten next week and at Bessie Haynes the
Friday, November 1, 2002
BOOKWORMS -- Several students at Bessie Haynes Elementary
School line-up to purchase a book from librarian Debra Goff, during the
Scholastic Book Fair held at the school this week. Other schools in the
Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD will be sponsoring book fairs. Parents and guardians
are urged to attend the book fairs and purchase great learning tools
for their children.
Thursday, October 31, 2002
KEEPING THE PAST ALIVE -- Gerry Clay Allison poses next to a picture
frame of his great-great uncle Clay Allison, which is located in the Saloon
of the West of the Pecos Museum. Clay Allison was a considered a Cattleman,
Gunfighter, and family man but never a liar, cheat, or a thief. His great-great
nephew will be recreating Allison's history this weekend in shows at Fort
TRICK OR TREAT -- Odessa College employees dressed up today for Halloween
and treated local daycare children to candies. Although the Town of
Pecos City Council designated last Saturday as the official Trick or Treat
day for local residents, some in town have said they will be giving out
candies to children going door to door for Halloween tonight.
Tuesday, October 28, 2002
SNACK TIME -- U.S. Congressman Henry Bonilla, receives a sample
of the different types of products TransPecos Foods has to offer During
his stop at the company's plant this morning. Chairman of the Board
of TransPecos Foods Patrick Kennedy, Jr., points to the variety of
fried vegetables his company has to offer. Bonilla was in Pecos as
part of a three-day campaign swing through West Texas.
TRUNK-OR-TREAT --DesaRay Goff
aims for the head pin in this fun night booth at West Park Baptist
Church. Three churches will pool their games and treats for a free
parking lot/lawn treat Wednesday.
Monday, October 28, 2002
FOUNDER'S CELEBRATION -- Brownie Troop #69 participates in the
Girl Scouts Founder's Day celebration held Sunday afternoon at the
Pecos Girl Scout Hut. Junior Scout Troop #188 also participated by doing
the flag presentation and singing songs. Refreshments were served to
parents and guests.
Thursday, October 24, 2002
SMELLY DRUGS -- Trans Pecos Drug Task Force Officer Kevin Roberts kneels by bundles of marijuana that were confiscated Wednesday, during a routine traffic stop on I-20. The bundles smelled more of gasoline than marijuana, after they were found bound with duct tape and hidden in
the gas tank of a Ford Explorer the El Paso man was driving.
FOOD BANK DONATIONS -- Zavala Middle School student council president
Erick Salcido (left), vice-president Brian Carraso (center) and secretary
Bailey Hernandez pose in front of cans the sixth grade classes collected
as part of a food bank drive. Not pictured is student council treasurer
Claire Weinacht. A total of 705 cans had been collected as of Wednesday
afternoon for local food banks.
Wednesday, October 23, 2002
OLD MURAL -- A mural depicting several businesses in Pecos in
1957 and painted by local artist Bill Leftwich, was found at the site
of the old First National Bank in Pecos, the corner of Second and Oak
streets. The mural has since been transferred to West Texas National
Bank and the community is invited to go see it.
ARTSY COUPLE -- Mary Alice and Bill Leftwich pose at the West
Texas National Bank where the mural he painted 45 years ago has been placed.
The mural was discovered at the site of the old bank and is now in the break
room of the bank's current building, which was constructed 10 years after
the mural was painted.
Tuesday, October 22, 2002
DONATIONS TO SCIENCE DEPARTMENT -- Crockett Middle School students
pose with some of the items donated to the school's science department
by the Pecos Wal-Mart store on Friday. Science teacher Jim Workman said
the items donated would help him, along with Jerry Parent and Gaston Tarango,
teach seventh and eighth graders about horticultural practices, soil
and water conservation, and plant propogation. Workman said Wal-Mart has
made other donations to the school in the past.
Thursday, October 17, 2002
RCRD WORK CONTINUING -- A construction worker at the Reeves County
Detention Center works on measuring the lining metal that will be used to
place the ceiling into one of the newly built jail. Work on the 960-bed addition
to the 2,000-bed jail is continuing, and is scheduled to be completed sometime
early next year.
Tuesday, October 15, 2002
BACK FROM COMBAT ZONE -- Sgt. Eddie Lujan (second from right)
poses with (left to right) Cpl. Ernie Perez, Cpl. George Morlet and
Cpl. James Whitlock for a picture during their time at the U.S. Marines'
base in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Lujan is a Pecos resident who has served
in the U.S. Marines Corp for almost seven years, and recently returned
from Afghanistan following a six-month tour of duty in the combat zone,
where U.S. forces have battled al-Qaida and Taliban troops since last
Wednesday, October 9, 2002
FIRE PREVENTION WEEK DISPLAY -- Pecos Volunteer Fireman Billy
Jack Brookshire shows students at Zavala Elementary how a fire hose
distributes water onto a burning object this morning. Students also got to
sound the sirens of the fire engine, as part of visits to school campuses
by firemen as part of Fire Prevention Week. Some campus visits were
delayed until to day due to rains in the area on Monday and Tuesday.
NEW VIDEO CAMERAS ARRIVING SOON -- Pecos Police Officer Oscar Machuca
demonstrates how the department's video cameras work during a traffic
stop. Machuca is one of the three officers who have had cameras in
their marked cars for about a year now, but Police Chief Clay McKinney said
the department's 11 other marked cars would be equipped with the video/audio
system by the end of March 2003.
Tuesday, October 8, 2002
REWARD FOR CLASS' WORK -- Jasmine Mendoza is helped by one
of her Pecos Head Start teachers, Mrs. Hernandez, to cut her pizza today
during a party at Pizza Hut. The Head Start class was given a pizza party
by Southern Union Gas Company for raising the most canned foods during
a competition held by the company leading up to the start of its canned
food drive, from October 14 through October 24. The class raised a
498 pounds of canned food, and total of 1,230 pounds have been collected
so far. People wanting to donate any canned foods can go by Southern
Union Gas Company's Pecos office between Oct. 14 and Oct. 24.
Monday, October 7, 2002
HOMECOMING QUEEN FOR BALMORHEA -- Delila Nuniz smiles as she
is announced as the Balmorhea Bears' 2002 Homecoming Queen Friday night.
Nunez is escorted by Balmorhea football player Josue Carrasco. The
ceremony was held at halftime of the Bears' 45-0 win over the Grandfalls
Cowboys, in a game that was also Balmorhea's first at home, after four
road games to open the 2002 season.
Friday, October 4, 2002
FOUND IN COMPARTMENT -- Trans Pecos Task Force Officer Kevin Roberts
sits by the load of marijuana he discovered during a routine traffic
stop on I-20 on Thursday morning. Roberts, with the help of Pecos Police
Department Officer Oscar Machuca and his drug-sniffing canine discovered
a fake compartment in the rear passenger side of the vehicle, where
Roberts said 38.2 pounds of marijuana was hidden.
Thursday, October 3, 2002
GETTING THINGS READY -- Barbara Creager and Christie Blake
are busy decorating the new addition at the Reeves County Civic Center,
getting it ready for the Annual Reeves County Fall Fair. The center is being
decorated with pumpkins, scarecrows and farm animals.
Thursday, September 26, 2002
FUNDRAISER FOR INJURED CLASSMATE -- Matthew Montanez, a former
Pecos High School classmate of Jaime Herrera, cleans the tires of a
vehicle during a car wash held at Gibson True Value store this morning.
Herrera's classmates are raising money to help with his hospital expenses.
Herrera was injured in a one-vehicle rollover last Friday when he and
Jae Ewing were returning to Pecos for the PHS Homecoming Game. Both Herrera
and Ewing graduated from high school this past May. The class of 2002
had washed about 25 cars by 11:30 this morning. An enchilada plate
sale will also be held as a fundraiser on Friday, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
at Santa Rosa Hall to benefit the family. Red enchiladas will be served
with rice, beans, salad and tea and individuals can dine in, carry out, or
call for delivery at 445-2302.
Wednesday, September 25, 2002
RAINBOW EFFECT -- Local resident Robert Gooding took this photo
of a rainbow to the northwest, framing an American flag at the Wes
Harpham residence at 2343 S. Eddy Street following one of the evening rainstorms
that passed by Pecos last week. The rainy weather from late August and
early September has ended in the Trans-Pecos area, but rains could be back
in the Texas forecast by early next week, depending on the path of
Tropical Storm Lili across the Gulf of Mexico.
Friday, September 20, 2002
FLAG WORK -- Workers at Eagle Stadium prepare to paint the flagpole
on the field after finishing the drawing of the Texas flag and Pecos
Eagle logo for tonight's homecoming game between the Eagles and the Brownfield
Cubs. Danny Reyes was in charge of the project, and was helped by Saul
Mendoza, Moises Orona, Frank Rodriguez, Paul Deishler, Lupe Rede and
Christopher Reese. Reyes said Wal-Mart and Duke Outdoors donated the paint
for the flag and the eagle, but that they would need donations to buy
more paint to redo the flag for the Eagles' final two home games of
the 2002 season, on Oct. 4 and Nov. 1.
PECOS RAPPERS -- Ruben Ramirez and Robert Chavez are in Pecos
for a concert and dance scheduled for Saturday at the Riverside Ballroom.
The two are former Pecos residents who are promoting their own
brand of music and will be joined by other rappers, a singer and a
D.J. from Austin.
Thursday, September 19, 2002
SENIOR NOMINEES -- Homecoming Queen and King nominees will be
presented and two individuals crowned during the half-time show at
the Pecos Eagle Homecoming Game, scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Friday at Eagle
Stadium. Nominees include king nominees, back row, left to right: Matthew
Levario, Tony Trujillo and Freddy Torres. Front row, left to right
are queen nominees: Adriana Mendoza, Abby Romo and Lara Weinacht.
Friday, September 13, 2002
GETTING READY FOR THE FIESTAS -- Saul Ramirez of Pecos stir some
`tripitas' this morning at his booth, number 15, at the 16th
of September Fiestas. Ramirez and his wife, Jesse, have been cooking at
the `16 de septiembre fiestas' for 12 years now. The Ramirez booth
is just one of the many food booths located at the Santa Rosa de Lima
Catholic Church parking lot. The Fiestas begins this evening at 6 p.m. and
continues with the fiestas parade Saturday morning and more events
Saturday afternoon and evening (See Section B).
Thursday, September 12, 2002
RETURNED TO JAIL -- Escaped convict Steven Carrasco Perez,
31, is brought into Reeves County Jail by Sheriff's Deputy Arturo Granado
and Jail Supervisor Alfonso Esparza from Ector County Jail early this afternoon.
Perez escaped from the Reeves County Jail in March.
Friday, September 6, 2002
PREPARING FOR THE OPENER - Pecos Eagle cheerleaders form one of
several pyramids during their routine this morning at a pep rally for
the Eagle football team at the old Pecos High School gym. The Eagles open
their 2002 season with a 7:30 p.m. game tonight at Jackson Field in
Alpine against the Bucks. The Eagles will play their home opener next
Friday night against Lamesa.
Wednesday, September 4, 2002
SECOND DAY IN NEW HOME -- Iris Mendoza and Marlaina Cordona,
both 3-years-old, get their hand traced by Mrs. Gloria Jones at the Pecos
Head Start this morning. The head start opened its doors Tuesday for its
first time in its new location in the former Pecos Elementary building.
Head Start moved there from the Carver Center on the east side, due to overcrowding
in that building. The program has been at two other locations, both in Pecos
and Barstow, over the past six years, as Head Start has taken over building
left vacant by the consolidation of Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD campuses.
LIFE-SAVING TRAINING -- Christina Winfrey performs CPR on a dummy
while Cpt. Tim Quintana demonstrates how to do chest compressions and Joe
Gonzales looks on during the Reeves County Sheriff's Intermediate Use of
Force training this morning outside the Reeves County Sheriff's Office. Three
members of the Tech 3 Training out of McKinney, Texas taught the program
to law enforcement officers from the TransPecos Drug Task Force and the
Tuesday, September 3, 2002
FATAL ACCIDENT -- Department of Public
Safety troopers Terry Gilcrest and Amanda Hellinger and Pecos Police
officer Melissa Roberts and Lt. Paul Dieshler look over the area around the
body of 61-year-old Hal Pratt, Sr., who was killed Saturday night after
being struck by a pickup on U.S. 285 near Interstate 20. Pratt was struck
while in the southbound lanes of Cedar Street near the Quality Inn
and suffered fatal head injuries.
Friday, August 30, 2002
PEACEFUL OPENING -- Mark Zuniga wields the scissors this
morning to kick off the open house for Peaceful Garden Funeral Home.
Since purchasing the funera home from Tommy Martinez, Zuniga has decorated
both the interior and exterior of the plant at 116 W. Fourth St.
Thursday, August 29, 2002
INTERVIEW DONE ON ILLNESS -- Pecos Eagles' head baseball coach
and P-B-T Athletic Director Bubba Williams moves his motorized scooter through
a practice session of the Eagles' varsity football team during Wednesday
afternoon workouts. KWES-Ch. 9 interviewed Williams on Wednesday for segments
on the affects of his muscular dystrophy. The two segments are scheduled
to air on NewsWest 9 at 6 p.m. on Friday, and then three days later, during
the Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Labor Day Telethon that will be broadcast
locally by Ch. 9.
Monday, August 26, 2002
CARRIER OF THE MONTH -- Kimberlie Bazan receives a $25 check
for being the Pecos Enterprise's Star Carrier of the Month for June. Bazan
is presented her check by Enterprise circulation manager Lorna Navarette.
Friday, August 23, 2002
CANDIDATE'S SONS MAKE PECOS STOP -- Eduardo Sanchez, (second
from left) talks with area community members during a luncheon held at
the Quality Inn Restaurant, during a stop made by campaign workers for
the election of Democrat Tony Sanchez for Governor. Eduardo is the third
child of Sanchez' and is helping out his father in campaigning. He
is in Pecos to greet community members, meet with elected officials
and listen to the voter's concerns. Another Sanchez son, Tony Sanchez
III, will be in Pecos at 6 p.m. today for a barbecue at the Reeves
County Civic Center. Pictured with Sanchez are Reeves County Democratic
Party Chairman Bobby Dean, Oscar Saenz and District Attorney Randy
YAYA SISTERHOOD -- Dressed as royalty in the YaYa Sisterhood, Carol
Fowlkes (from left), Tracey Shaw and Gail Box enjoy a pre-movie cocktail
at the home of Emily and Doug Fernandes Thursday. Emily hosted the movie,
"The Divine Secrets of the YaYa Sisterhood," at the State Theatre for about
70 of her closest friends. Theater owner Richard Creasey presented
Fernandes a movie poster, signed by each guest as they arrived.
Tuesday, August 20, 2002
SPLISH, SPLASH -- Cars splashed through a puddle left after last
night's rain at the corner of Eddy and 7th Streets this
morning. The intersection was one of several in the central part of
Pecos that were flooded by heavy rains just before sunset on Monday.
Overall Pecos received seventh tenths of an inch, and other areas received
an equal or greater amounts. A slight chance of thunderstorms and wind
is predicted for the next few days.
Monday, August 19, 2002
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL -- Pecos Kindergarten student Samantha Chacon
looks and waits as her mother, Debra Chacon registers her for school on the
first day of kindergarten. Today was the first day of school for all
Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD students and things went smoothly. Renovations at
all the schools were completed just in time for the new school year.
UNDER PRESSURE -- Pecos Eagle players and coaches watch from behind
as quarterback Jose Reyes releases a pass just before getting hit by
an El Paso Riverside lineman during Saturday evening's scrimmage at Eagle
Stadium. Riverside, which moved into Pecos' old District 2-4A this year,
scored a 4-0 scrimmage win over the Eagles, who will be in Class 3A
this fall. Pecos will scrimmage former 2-4A rival Fabens this coming Friday
in Van Horn (see story, Page 5).
Friday, Aug, 16, 2002
Getting Things Back in Place
The chairs are in place in the classroom of Pecos High
School science teacher Carry Hannsz, but he said other items still have to
be put back in place following the summer renovation of the
52-year-old main building.
Unpacking Unpacking work also needs to
be done in the school's new testing center room, which has
been connected directly to the PHS guidance office.
Library Boxes cover a section of
the floor in the high school library, while workers this morning were
also putting finishing touches on the library's new computer
system. Almost everything is scheduled to be in place by Monday
morning, when the first day of school begins for all Pecos-Barstow-Toyah
Eagle BoostersPecos High School football players line up to get hamburgers, chips and drinks from Pecos Eagle Athletic Booster Club members following Thursday evening's workout at Eagle Stadium. The booster club will be selling burgers fof $2 apiece to fans, along with drinks and chips, during Saturday evening's scrimmage against El Paso Riverside at Eagle Stadium. They will be selling individual and family club memberships for $10 and $15 each, along with Eagle flags and %-shirts. Play is schedfuled to begin Saturday with the freshman and junior varsity teams at 45 p.m., followed by the varsity scrimmage.
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2002HARVEST OVER FOR SEASON-- Pecos resident and employee of Pecos Farmers Produce Freddy Martinez boxes some of the last Pecos cantaloupes that are still available. The boxes will be sold through this week for those still wanting to purchase the famous sweet cantaloupes. A 40-pound box sells for %6.
MAC MCKINNON - Former Enterprise editor and publisher Mac McKinnon has purchased a weekly newspaper in his hometown of Dublin.
Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2002
SIGNS OF SCHOOL--Town of Pecos City employee Eleuterio Morales paints new crossing stripes this morning at Eighth and Willow Sts. this morning while signs detour motorists away from the work. The school crossing lines are being painted on the north side of Pecos Elementary, which was closed last year, but will be reopened next week to serve as the new home for Pecos Head Start. The Pecos Kindergarten campus is also in the area.
Monday, Aug. 12, 2002
OFFICER HONORED-- Reeves County Sheriff Andy Gomez and the family of slain officer Jaime Rodriguez listen to a prayer at the start of Monday's regular meeting of the Reeves County Commissioners Court. The Rodriguez family, Jessica, left, Jayme and Diana Rodribuez, accepted a special plaque and medal in honor of Rodriguez, who was killed in the line of duty on May 16 and was honored and placed in the Policeman Hall of Fame for his heroic actions.
COACHING HELP-- Pecos Eagles junior high football coach Keith Windham serves as a quarterback while new defensive coach Ronnie Molina handles a blocking assignment in place of the Eagles' regular players during practice last Thursday night. The Eagles began workouts in full pads on Friday and had picture day on Saturday before practice. A total of 40 varsity players were suited up on Saturday for the team photo, but only 18 junior varsity players and 15 freshmen players showed up.
Friday, August 9, 2002
STUDENTS RECOGNIZED -- Pecos High School FFA members are recognized
for their outstanding achievements throughout the school year, during the
regular Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD Board meeting. Pecos High School cheerleaders
were also recognized during the meeting and the sponsor outlined the many
awards the group brought home from summer camp, which they attended at Texas
ON THE WAY -- Pecos Eagles' assistant coach Jerry Parent watches
junior varsity receivers and quarterbacks work on a timing pattern during
passing drills Thursday evening at the Pecos High School practice field.
The Eagles held their first full-pad workouts this morning and will continue
this evening at the PHS field. Their first scrimmage is scheduled for Eagle
Stadium next Saturday, against the El Paso Riverside Rangers.
Thursday, August 1, 2002
SEWER REPAIRS -- Michael Orona, an employee of Town of Pecos
City works in a manhole early this morning in the ally behind the Senior
Citizen Center on East Second Street. Orona and four other employees are
working on preparing a damaged main sewer line that had caved in. The work
closed Second Street between Cedar and Oak streets.
OPEN HOUSE -- Odessa College President Dr. Vance Gipson (left)
talks with Pecos residents Oscar and Mary Saenz during the Open House
held at Odessa College's Pecos Technical Training Center on Wednesday.
The Open House was held by OC prior to the start of the Fall 2002 semester.
DRUG TIRES -- Trans Pecos Drug Task Officers Kevin Roberts and
Joe Gonzales pose with the `housing' of tires that were filled with
marijuana which were on a white Cherokee Laredo driven by a Mexican national
who was arrested after a search uncovered over 90 pounds of the drugs inside
the tires. The tires were taken to a secure location where they were taken
apart and the marijuana unlodged from the tires.
Wednesday, July 31, 2002
TALKIN' ABOUT WRESTLING -- Co-owner of WTCW Terry Pantera talks
about the upcoming wrestling matches that will be held this weekend
in Pecos to KIUN-KPTX Station Manager Bill Randall Cole this morning on
Pecos Talkin'. Pantera, along with fellow co-owner Kathy Montgomery and wrestler
"The Equalizer" signed autographs at various stores in Pecos today
in the efforts of attracting more wrestling fans to the show this weekend.
Pecos Area Chamber of Commerce Director Linda Gholsen (far back) said
that the show is set to begin at 8 p.m., on Saturday at the Reeves
County Civic Center.
Tuesday, July 30, 2002
CLIMBING TO NEW HEIGHTS -- KPTX employee Cody West takes a climb
on the current radio tower for the local station, which is located
on North Hickory Street. The station will be moving its transmitter
to a new taller antenna on the hill east of Barstow within the next
month. The new tower will be at a higher elevation and will allow
listeners not only from Pecos but also Monahans, Kermit and Fort Stockton
to pick up 98X FM.
Monday, July 29, 2002
SALE FINALIZED -- Vice President of Corporate Development
in North and South America for McCain Foods, Harold Durost (center)
and Chairman of TransPecos Foods, Patrick Kennedy, Jr., (right) shake hands
Thursday afternoon as the new sign is being held up behind them. The two
companies came to terms for the plant.
Friday, July 26, 2002
NEW COMPANY LOGO IN PLACE -- Trans-Pecos Foods Production
Supervisor Jesus Franco puts up the new sign at the former Anchor Foods plant
Thursday afternoon. The news sign comes six weeks after Security State Bank
Chairman Patrick Kennedy agreed to buy the plant from McCain Foods. McCain
had acquired the plant when it bought Anchor Foods last August, and announced
it would shut the facility in November. The plant, which under Anchor employed
as many as 700 workers, will resume production and distribution of onions
rings and other vegetable appetizers that come directly from Texas farmers
in the TransPecos and Rio Grande growing regions.
Thursday, July 25, 2002
FUTURE PRIEST -- Andy Martinez stands inside the Santa Rosa
Church, the parish he has been a member throughout his life. Martinez will
be leaving next Wednesday to attend the Novitiate in Indiana, a St.
Monday, July 22, 2002
THEME SONG -- Marcos Williams, left, and Brittney Alligood learn
motions to the West Park Baptist Church Vacation Bible School theme song
this morning. Brian Williams of St. James Baptist Church is music leader.
West Park pastor, Rey Carreon, is worship leader and preschool teacher.
Carreon invites preschool through junior high students to atttend what
may be the last VBS of the summer. Hours are 8:30-11:30 a.m. through Friday,
with a Bible story video at 8 a.m. for early birds.
Friday, July 19, 2002
DOGGED FOR A COMMENT- KWES-TV's meterologist, George Kanuck, tries to get a comment from one of the nine contestants in the hot-dog eating contest. The KWES news team was at the West of the Pecos Museum Thursday, broadcasting their 'Under West Texas Skies' segment. The team will finish their week-long series of broadcasts across their viewing area in Alpine today.
Thursday, July 18, 2002
THERE IT IS -- Air Force personnel from Holloman Air Force Base
in New Mexico, point and view the hole that was being made in order
to retrieve a dummy bomb that was accidentally dropped out of a F117 stealth
fighter. The Air Force was being assisted by some of the employees
of the Town of Pecos City. Both teams worked together for about an
hour when the dummy bomb was finally located.
BOMB RECOVERED -- An Air Force enlisted man digs a dummy bomb out
of the bucket of a backhoe yesterday afternoon. The dummy bomb had
fallen 6-feet 8-inches into the front yard of Evarista Mora's front yard.
The `fins' of the dummy bomb were later found in some of the remaining
Wednesday, July 17, 2002
MORNING FATALITY ACCIDENT -- The driver's side of this truck-trailor
cab is heavily damaged, following this morning's accident on Interstate
20 that left a 65-year-old El Paso man dead. Emergency Medical Service
personnel and volunteer firemen had to use the Jaws of Life to free the man
from this tractor trailer after an accident this morning in front of
the Swiss Clock Inn. The man and his son were on their way to Michigan
when the accident occurred. The father died at the scene and the son
was treated at Reeves County Hospital.
MONAHANS BOMBING -- A hole in the roof of this bathroom in a
Monahans home was made Tuesday by a dummy bomb accidentally dropped from
a U.S. Air Force jet. No one was injured in the afternoon incident,
and Air Force officials said other bombs were accidentally dropped
from the fighter jet in the area around Pecos and Maljamar, N.M., between
Hobbs and Artesia.
Tuesday, July 16, 2002
NEW FLOORS -- Pecos High School Principal Danny Rodriguez and Reeves
County Recreation Center Director Nora Geron take a look at the first coat
of the new finish for the Rec Center's gym floor. P-B-T ISD is paying for
new finishes on the new gym's floor as well as the one in the Rec Center
as a part of the summer maintenance project. Geron said the recreation
center is closed until Monday, July 22.
Monday, July 15, 2002
MELON PROCESSING -- Felipe Nino, a resident of Pecos, selects
some of Pecos' famous cantaloupes this afternoon at the Pecos Cantaloupe
Shed. Due to the amount of rain Pecos has received this year, the amount
of cantaloupes distributed in other parts of Texas has been low. Dallas is
one of the many places where residents have not been able to buy any
cantaloupes this year.
Friday, July 12, 2002
DONATING FOR CO-WORKER -- Texas Department of Public Safety's
Trooper Amanda Hellinger waits patiently as blood is being taken from her
arm during Thursday afternoon's blood drive. The event was held as a replacement
blood drive for DPS Corporal Emmit Moore, who underwent a heart transplant
this past Sunday. Cpl. Moore will be staying in Dallas for three more months
before returning to Pecos.
SAYS WATER TO BE KEY ISSUE BEFORE COURT -- Texas Supreme
Court candidate William Moody (middle) stands in the virtually dry
bed of the Pecos River on Thursday with his wife Maggie (middle left) and
their two daughters Melissa (left) and Emily (right) just before heading
to Monahans. Moody and his family stopped in Pecos to talk about
his candidacy in the November elections. He hopes to be elected to
the Supreme Court in order to help West Texans be heard with various
issues, including water rights.
Thursday, July 11, 2002
OPEN DOORS -- Town of Pecos City Manager Carlos Yerena holds open
the door that leads to the offices in City Hall while a city employee unfastens
the door spring this morning. The Town of Pecos City Council decided
to prop the doors open after some debate on whether to leave the doors
up or take them down completely during the regular meeting this morning.
DOOR `KNOCKER' -- James Saurage tells the council his opinion of
the controversial doors between the lobby and department offices at
City Hall. Numerous community members expressed their opinion of the
doors during the meeting this morning. Saurage told council members
they needed to solve the problem, and favored keeping the doors open.
Council members voted to keep the doors up, but open, during regular business
Wednesday, July 10, 2002
ACCIDENT AFTERMATH -- A Department of Public Safety car sits parked
in front of the remains of a 2001 Lincoln Navigator on the main eastbound
lanes of Interstate 20 on Tuesday morning. Four persons from Dallas were
killed and three others injured in the rollover, which forced eastbound traffic
onto the I-20 service road between Pyote and the Frontage Road exit east
Tuesday, July 9, 2002
BETTER THAN NOTHING -- A small stream of water winds its way under
a passing Union Pacific freight train along the Pecos River just east of
Pecos this morning. Five days of rains in the area have put some flow back
into the river, which had gone dry at the railroad and Business I-20
crossing over a month ago, but the recent rains are still not enough
to allow for irrigation to resume for farmers along the river.
Monday, July 8, 2002
MUDDY FINISH - Bull rider Memo Chavez is about to get a
lot dirtier after being thrown towards the mud by `Hannibal Lector'
during the final section of bull riding on Saturday at the West of
the Pecos Rodeo.
21-GUN SALUTE - The local honor guard participated in a special
ceremony held at the Pecos Dairy Queen, Saturday, July 6. The ceremony
was held in a show of patriotism and gratitude for our nation's military
and veterans. The crowd also sang the National Anthem and all veterans
received a free sundae.
Friday, July 5, 2002
HEAD-BANGER -- Two time West of the Pecos Rodeo bareback
riding champion Jon Brockway is back on his back, while "Teasipper" heads
for the north wall of the Buck Jackson Rodeo Arena during Thursday
night's performance. Brockway was given a re-ride after "Teasipper" collided
with the north wall, but was unable to score high enough on his second
attempt to have a shot at a third title in Pecos. The final two nights of
the rodeo are today and Saturday, both starting at 8 p.m.
Wednesday, July 3, 2002
WINNING FLOAT -- Golden Girl Lara Weinacht waves to the crowd
along Cedar Street during this morning's West of the Pecos Rodeo Parade.
Weinacht's float was named the winner in the Golden Girl Division, while
the Little Miss Cantaloupe contestants float won first place in the
Civic Clubs category.
UNWANTED RIDE -- Bull rider Dominic Benedet keeps moving even
while "Marshmallow" seems to be standing still during Tuesday's bull
riding competition at the West of the Pecos Rodeo. But Benedet was being
whipped backwards by the bull after getting hung up during his ride, and
had to be rescued by rodeo clowns Mark Callahan and Clint Long. Only
three riders Tuesday were able to stay on for eight seconds to earn
scores. More will try tonight, when the rodeo officially opens at the
Buck Jackson Rodeo Arena.
Monday, July 1, 2002
CLOSING IN -- John McDaniel has his target in sight during slack
competition in steer roping this morning at the West of the Pecos Rodeo.
Slack will continue tonight and Tuesday, with a special bull riding session
as part of Tuesday night's events. The official start of the rodeo, along
with the West of the Pecos Rodeo parade, is Wednesday.
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