Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Thursday, January 11, 2001
Porras completes basic training
Jimmy Nichols Porras completed basic training in the United States
Marines on Dec. 29.
He was meritoriously given promotion for Series High PFT most physically
Porras is the son of Lupe Nichols and has a sister, Regina and a brother,
Carlos. He is also the grandson of Carlos and Jesus Nichols.
Sanders' car featured in a newsletter recently
A former Pecos' resident's car was recently featured in a newsletter recently
Thomas Sanders' 1966 Mustang, which he and his son has been restoring
was featured in the Trinity River Authority of Texas, in Arlington.
Adam Sanders, son of Thomas Sanders, Manager of TRA's Construction Services,
purchased a 1966 Mustang for restoration more than two years ago. Father
and son rebuilted the 289 V8 engine and a three speed standard transmission.
The car color is 2000 Performance Red and the interior is all original Mustang
The car was originally purchased in 1966 at Texas Motor Ford in Ft. Worth
as a graduation present for Kathryn Gardner when she graduated from Texas
Christian University. Garner kept the original window sticker showing the
new car price of $2,742.58.
Sanders now has the original window sticker matted and framed.
He was 14 years old when he and his father purchased the car in 1998 and
is now nearly 17 years old. He is a junior at Trinity High School in Euless
where he plays offensive guard on the football team. He is enrolled in the
academic honors program and plans to major in Criminal Justice at Sam Houston
State University when he graduates.
Thomas Sanders is the son of Clara Frazier of Pecos and Adam is her grandson.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
Division of Buckner News Alliance, Inc.
324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
Phone 915-445-5475, FAX 915-445-4321
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