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Monday, Jun 5, 2000

Rain hurts onions, cantaloupes okay

Staff Writer

PECOS, June 5, 2000 - Recent rainfall didn't affect the cantaloupe crops, but a couple of onion fields will not be harvested.

"The cantaloupes were not affected at all, because they're a month behind," said Jerry Hartley. "They won't be harvested until the first part of July," he said.

However, a couple of onion fields in Coyanosa will not be harvested due to the heavy rainfall in that area.

"We won't be harvesting those because they received too much rain," said Hartley.

The rest of the fields fared well and received a good, needed irrigation, according to Hartley.

"Everything else is doing great, that rain was very much needed," he said.

The Trans-Pecos area received some much needed rain, last week as thunderstorms moved through Pecos Friday, about 4:15 a.m., after parts of town received light showers on Wednesday.

KIUN studios reported that downtown Pecos received half an inch, while .45 fell in the area near Crockett Middle School and the west part of town received 9/10 of an inch of rain.

Coyanosa, which received up to 10 inches of rain Wednesday, did not get anymore rain, while to the west, Toyah only had sprinkling. Reports show that up to one inch of rain fell in Barstow and to the south, Fort Davis had three inches last week within two days.

Friday's rainfall finally brought the year-to-date total to over one inch, according to figures at the A&M Experiment Station. Pecos received just 4.02 inches of rain in 1999 and only 6 1/2 inches in 1998.

Summer swim lessons begin

Staff Writer

PECOS, June 5, 2000 - The Pecos High School Natatorium was busy today with the first day of swimming lessons.

There are two sessions of lessons offered this summer, the first session started today and ends on June 16. The second session will begin on June 19 and run through June 30.

Terri Morse, PHS swimming coach, said the first session is pretty full.

"If they want to sign up for the second session there are plenty of openings," Morse said.

Current and former PHS swim team members as well as swimmers from out of town teach lessons.

Former PHS swimmer Megan Freeman is a currant Water Safety Instructor and has taught swimming lessons for six years and believes the classes are very beneficial.

"We're providing a wonderful service to the community," Freeman said. "The skills (the kids) learn here will benefit them in the future."

Current PHS swimmer and currant WSI Leroy Rodriguez has worked with the children for two years.

"I like working with the kids," Rodriguez said.

Morse said children from ages three and up can join swimming lessons. Classes are divided into levels beginning with preschool through level seven, each lasting about 40 minutes.

This year a new junior life guarding class is being offered. Morse said Guard Start is for 11-14 year old children who have passed level six.

"They have to be able to do certain things," Morse said.

In this class the junior lifeguards learn about the responsibilities and requirements of life guarding and even intern with currant Pecos lifeguards.

Registration for the second session can be done any day from 10:15-11 a.m., at the natatorium.

Cost for each child per class is $25.

The pool will be open for Family Night every Tuesday and Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m., starting tomorrow. All swimmers 14 years and under must be accompanied by a parent.

For more information call 447-7242.

The team is coming

PECOS, June 5, 2000 - A team of Professionals will be coming to Pecos to make recommendations for addressing community needs and utilizing community strengths.

You are invited and strongly encouraged to attend one of the scheduled interviews. Your input definitely counts!

Contact Pecos City Hall at 445-2421 for additional information.

Police Report

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 instanced we will indication payment and release.

Manuel Rivera, 49, was arrested at 6:12 p.m., on May 30 in the 400 block of North Hickory on a warrant for theft by check-Class B misdemeanor.

Dolores Renteria Machuca, 25, was arrested at 5:10 p.m., on May 31 at 630 W. First street in Toyah for assault under the Family Violence Act.

Sandra Ronquillo, 36, Miguel Ortega, 40, and Jose Ramos Garcia, 61, were arrested at 9:15 p.m., on May 31 in the 900 block of South Orange Street on a search warrant. Ronquillo was arrested on a warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia-Class C misdemeanor and a warrant for possession of dangerous drugs-Class A misdemeanor. Ortega was arrested for theft by appropriation-Class B misdemeanor. Garcia was arrested for possession of prohibited weapons-3rd degree felony, theft by appropriation-State Jail felony and possession of drug paraphernalia-Class C misdemeanor.

Rosalinda Villescas Munoz, 52, was arrested at 10:34 p.m., on June 1 in the 700 block of South Ash Street for public intoxication-Class B enhanced.

Frank S. Abila, 38, was arrested at 11:23 p.m., on June 1 in the 1600 block of Morris Street for family violence-Class C.

Jose R. Machuca, 24, was arrested at 11:50 p.m., on June 1 in the 2200 block of Wyoming Street for family violence-Class C, expired registration, no liability insurance and no drivers license.

Adrian Carrasco, 34, was arrested on a traffic stop at 2:09 a.m., on June 2 in the 700 block of South Cedar Street for driving while intoxicated refusal-Class B.

Jacob Rene Rayos, 23, was arrested at 1:50 p.m., on June 3 in the 2400 block of Seminole Street on a warrant for aggravated assault.

Manuel Ortiz, 50, was arrested at 4:53 p.m., on June 4 on 8th and Mesquite Streets for public intoxication.

Willie Rayos, 47, was arrested at 12:47 a.m., on June 4 in the 1000 block of South Elm Street for public intoxication.

Enrique Pena, 17, and Samuel Mata, 17, were arrested at 5:37 p.m., on June 3 at Flying J, both for theft of service and giving a false report to a peace officer.

Kenneth E. Hinson, 32, was arrested at 9:59 a.m., on June 3 at Flying J for theft (class C) and evading (class A).

Samuel Curtis Metcalf, 31, was arrested at 2:17 a.m., on June 3 in the 2400 block of Eddy Street for assault under the Family Violence Act.

Fabiola Trujillo, 30, and Guadalupe Rodriguez, 29, were arrested at 3:01 p.m., on June 1 in the 1500 block of South Alamo Street, both for assault under the Family Violence Act.


Brenda Gallego

Services are incomplete for Brenda Gallego, 27, of Pecos, who died this morning.

Martinez Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jewell Duncan

Ola Jewell Duncan, 84, of Deer Park, Tx., formerly of Pecos, died May 23, 2000, after a short illness.

She was buried at White Cemetery in Highlands, Tx., outside of Houston.

Duncan had moved to Deer Park, on June 20, 1992, and resided at San Jacinto Manor Nursing Home, was a member of West Park Baptist Church and the Rebecca Lodge of Pecos.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clay Duncan, two sisters and six brothers.

Survivors include two daughters, LaVerne Wise of Freedom, Okla., Gurtha Campbell of La Porte, Tx.; one son, Vincent Duncan of Kerrville; one brother, Delmer Jackson of Pocahontas, Ark; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


Today mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms. High in the mid 80s. East wind 10-20 mph. Tonight mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms. Low near 60. South wind 5-15 mph. Tuesday partly cloudy with a less than 20 percent chance of thunderstorms. High 85-90. Southeast wind 10-20 mph. Tuesday night partly cloudy with a slight chance of thunderstorms. Low 60-65.

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