Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Wednesday, November 20, 2002
Community members briefed on program's needs
By JENNIFER GALVAN
PECOS, Wed., Nov. 20, 2002 -- The Town of Pecos City and its residents will
have to wait one more year to find out if Pecos will then become an
official Main Street city.
Kay Harvey-Mosley with the Texas Historical Commission, was in Pecos yesterday
afternoon hosting a workshop at the Council Chambers in City Hall, where
she discussed how the city can improve its chances of qualifying for the
program, after being passed over for the second time in the past three years.
"It is not usual for a city to get passed over," said Mosley, who also
said during the workshop that the people in attendance had a lot to offer
on how to make Pecos a Main Street city.
"I was very impressed with the great ideas the group had," Mosley said.
"They contributed a lot and there is a lot of wisdom within the group."
She also said that the workshop focused on how to plan for a Main Street
program, challenges and goals that might come across.
"The workshop stated the plans for a Main Street program, challenges that
Pecos has to face and goals of how Pecos is seen in the future," Mosley said.
"It also focused on the advantages of being a resident of Pecos."
Though the Town of Pecos City is currently a self-initiated Main Street
city, Mosley said that the city must then be invited into the program. It
also means that Pecos does not receive all the benefits that come with being
an official Main Street city.
Some of the benefits Pecos does receive at this time are architecture
and interior consulting. The city is put on an electronic list that serves
82 Main Street cities and board training, Mosley said.
"The training comes from our office and all free," Mosley said. "We come
Out of the 82 cities of which she represents, Mosley said that some of
the cities within the Pecos area she works with are Monahans, Fort Stockton
and Odessa. She also added that beginning in January she will also be working
with Van Horn.
Mosley said that it is not unusual for a city to apply several times
before it finally is accepted into the program.
"Several cities have applied several times," Mosley said.
She also added that there has been stiff competition and that each year
only five cities across Texas are picked.
"The competition has hurt them the most," Mosley said.
Mosley said that it is also important to have the support of the community.
"They must contain excellent city support and fill some of the empty store
fronts," Mosley said.
Mosley also said that residents should also join committees that focus
on the Main Street program.
"Call Tom Rivera and ask him how they can help," Mosley said. Rivera is
in charge of the program for the Town of Pecos City.
She added that it is also important to show that Pecos City has a stake
in the downtown area.
In comparing the Main Street area from what it looked like two years ago
when she last toured the area, Mosley said that it now looks better.
"If you look down Main Street you will see that all of dangerous awnings
have been removed," Mosley said. "Some but not all of the broken glass has
Mosley added that the clean-up committee has also done a good job of improving
areas around Pecos.
"You (Town of Pecos City) are heading into the right direction," Mosley
Knowing that the majority of the 100-year old buildings are in need of
major reconstruction, Mosley said that they are thick and sound buildings
as well as historical buildings.
"You can always build a new building but you can't build a historical
building," Mosley said.
PHA makes up missed meeting this afternoon
PECOS, Wed., Nov. 20, 2002 -- The Pecos Housing Authority and Farm Labor
Housing Board of Commissioners has rescheduled and combined their October
and November meetings for this afternoon at 5 p.m. at the Administration
Office at Starley and Meadowbrook drives.
During the FLH portion of the meeting the Commissioners will resolve and
approve the minutes for the September meeting and handle two new business
The two items that the commissioners will discuss and approve are the
2003 budget draft and the monthly report for the month of October and November
The commissioners have more to discuss during the PHA portion of their
They will begin by reviewing and approving the minutes of the September
Under unfinished business the commissioners will receive an update on
the 2001 Capital Funds regarding the landscaping project, dryer vents, splash
blocks, interior paint and playground equipment.
They will also receive an update on the 2002 Capital Funds in reference
to the paving of alleys at the East Side Apartments, the fencing on East
10th and 11th streets, the sidewalk and parking at
the South Side Apartments and the landscaping.
Under new business the commissioners will resolve, discuss and approve
the 2001 financial statement as prepared by Mike Estes, the 2002 budget revisions
and 2003 budget draft, the PHAS score report for the fiscal year of 2001
and the revised 2002 investment policy.
The commissioners will continue under new business to discuss the investment
of the general accounts funds, update the authorization signature cards for
all bank accounts, advertise the Pecos Day Care building for lease, the annual
inspection reports or evictions for failing inspections reports and the monthly
reports for the month of October and November 2002.
Rotary seeks funds to help buy lighting for tree
PECOS, Wed., Nov. 20, 2002 -- The Pecos Club Rotary members are asking
for donations of $10 for a string of lights to be placed on the Community
Christmas Tree in Maxey Park.
Donations and forms may be obtained through the following Rotary members,
Jean Badders at Sunday House, 447-2215, Leo Hung at Professional Pharmacy,
447-2266, Bobby Clark at Security State Bank, 445-9000, Ken Winkles at Winkles
Trucking, 447-2108, Jim Lofton at Pecos Nursing Home, 447-2183 and John Grant
at West Texas National Bank, 445-9444.
The donations and forms are due back by Thursday, December 12, to the
club members listed above. The name of each donor will appear on Classic
Cable Ch. 6 and the Pecos Enterprise.
PECOS, Wed., Nov. 20, 2002 -- High Tuesday 67. Low this morning 38. Forecast
for tonight: Clear. Lows around 35. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
Thursday: Partly cloudy. Highs 65 to 70. Light and variable winds:
Becoming northwest 5 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Thursday night: Mostly
clear. Lows around 35. Friday: Mostly sunny. Highs around 70. Saturday:
Mostly clear. Lows 35 to 40. Highs around 75.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
Phone 915-445-5475, FAX 915-445-4321
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