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Monday, January 20, 1997

PHA raises apartment rental rates

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Staff Writer

PECOS, January 20, 1997 - Noting that expenses exceeded income during
December for the farm labor housing units, the Pecos Housing Authority
board on Friday increased the rent on each apartment by $20 per month.

The increase brings rental on a two-bedroom apartment to $250 and on a
one-bedroom to $185 per month.

"That will help to try to recoup water and sanitation," said Nellie
Gomez, executive director.

While the sanitation charge in the past has been only on rented
apartments, chairman Frank Perea said that will change under the private
trash pick-up contract with Wes Tex Waste.

"Armando Gil said with this new company taking over, it is going to be a
flat rate. Whether a unit is vacant or not, they are going to charge
you," he said.

The new rental rates will take effect March 1.

Gomez said December collections were down because a number of tenants
who work for Anchor West Inc. were laid off for two or three weeks, and
they got behind in their rent.

Gomez said that HUD does not allow PHA to charge for water usage.

"If we do, we have to set up a separate meter for each unit," she said.
"They say that's just too much expense. We get refunded on our subsidy
for water usage."

Ray Golden said water costs are half as much as renters pay.

"It is ridiculous," he said.

Ken Winkles asked if a separate charge could be made for garbage pickup,
even though it is billed on the city's water bill.

"We could charge $10 or $15 for trash, especially if they start charging
us for each apartment," Winkles said. He asked Gomez to check with HUD
to determine if that would be allowed.

Gomez reported that she has received preliminary drawings by Vaughn
Architects for the CIAP renovation.

Their estimate to renovate the old Airbase administration building for
use as a 4,000-sq. ft. warehouse and community room is $187,000, Gomez

"That is probably more than we can do with this CIAP," Gomez said. "If
we build a new one, we will only get 2,000 square feet."

A new wooden frame building would cost $113,000, she said. It would
include a two-car garage, bathroom, parking lot, sidewalks and community
room but no storage.

"A metal building would cost more - $124,000," she said.

"He's not only not in the ballpark, he's not even in the same county,"
Winkles said.

Gomez said that a local contractor made an estimate to renovate the
fire-damaged building for $80,000.

Perea suggested the board consider hiring Tony Palencia, who does
maintenance for farm labor housing, to do the work.

"He is a hell of a bricklayer, and he can build us a building out of
cinderblock," Perea said.

Gomez said a 2,000-square foot building will not be enough, because they
will still need storage.

"We need a shop, not a community building," Perea said. "If we can build
a shop for that amount, we can forego that community building."

Architects will be here in two weeks to do a walk-through of the
project, and Gomez said she will sit down with them and discuss it.

Perea said the last CIAP contractor took the whole $798,000 grant and
did about half the work.

"We are going to have to monitor it real close and get a full-time
inspector to be there all the time," he said.

Clark's steer wins Stock Show's top prize

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Staff Writer

PECOS, January 20, 1997 - Courtney Clark showed the grand champion steer
at the Reeves-Loving County Junior Livestock Show and Sale Friday, a
mediumweight Simmental that sold for $2,000 to Security State Bank.

Total bids for the 82 lots in the premium sale was $61,400.

Will Haws showed the reserve grand champion steer, and Kristen Stewart
was a repeat winner of the showmanship banner. Nineteen steers were

Kelli Rankin showed the grand champion hog for the third year in a row.
She chose a Yorkshire, which placed first in the heavyweight OPB class
and was champion OPB. The buyers pool paid $1,600 at auction.

Kevin Bates' crossbred was named reserve grand champion hog, and Jaime
Urias won the showmanship title.

Hog judge Robbie Phillips of Levelland said that any one of the four
breed champions in the running for grand champion of show "could have
played at any of the county shows I judged," which includes shows with
300-700 hogs each.

"I judged some of the more premier shows in the state," Phillips said.
"Money spent on them is tremendously high. You need to be appreciative
of what you have."

Taryn McNeil had the grand champion lamb, a heavyweight mediumwool that
fetched $1,650 from the championship club, who donated it back. Lyndall
Elkins showed the reserve grand champion lamb and took the showmanship

In the goat division, Amanda Orozco took grand champion goat honors.
Roswell Livestock Auction paid $700 for the champ. Chase Laurence showed
the reserve grand champion. Adriel Roman won showmanship from among the
20 entries in the goat division.

Placings in each weight class are:


Lightweight Steers - 1. William Haws. 2. Stephanie Armstrong. 3. Clayton

Mediumweight Steers - 1. Courtney Clark. 2. Courtney Clark. 3. Stephanie

Heavyweight Steers - 1. Stephanie Armstrong. 2. Clayton Haws. 3. Salem


Duroc champion, John Elliott, reserve champion, James Ward.

Lightweight Duroc - 1. Savannah Matta. 2. Laci Maynard. 3. Jack Bradley.

Mediumweight Duroc - 1. John M. Elliott. 2. Salem Mitchell. 3. Teddie

Heavyweight Duroc - 1. James Ward. 2. Randa Taylor. 3. Cheyenne Taylor.

Hamphsire champion, Rocky Urias. Reserve champion, Shelly Martinez.

Lightweight Hampshire - 1. Kelli Rankin. 2. Kelli Rankin. 3. Brandi

Light-mediumweight Hampshire - 1. Jack Bradley. 2. Kevin Bates. 3. Naomi

Mediumweight Hampshire - 1. Rocky Urias. 2. Shelley Martinez. 3. Dana

Heavyweight Hampshire - 1. Levon Barragan. 2. Stephanie Armstrong. 3.
Teddie Salcido.

Crossbred champion, Kevin Bates. Reserve champion crossbred, David Davis.

Lightweight Cross - 1. Kelli Rankin. 2. Kristin Stewart. 3. Imari

Light-mediumweight Cross - 1. David Bradley. 2. Chris Cook. 3. Salem

Mediumweight Cross - 1. Kevin Bates. 2. David Davis. 3. Michelle

Heavyweight Cross - 1. Tayrn McNeil. 2. Taryn McNeil. 3. Chance Cook.

Other Pure Breeds champion, Kelli Rankin. Reserve champion, Stephanie

Lightweight OPB - 1. Stephanie Armstrong. 2. Amanda Stickels. 3. Aurelio

Heavyweight OPB - 1. Kelli Rankin. 2. Randa Taylor. 3. Jack Bradley.


Finewool champion, Kelli Rankin. Reserve champion, Kelli Rankin. 3.
Kellee Bagley.

Crossbred champion, Shawn Fowlkes. Reserve champion cross, Kellee Bagley.

Lightweight Cross - 1. Kellee Bagley. 2. Nina Gonzales. 3. Tye Graham.

Mediumweight Cross - 1. Kellee Bagley. 2. Lyndall Elkins. 3. Lauren

Heavyweight Cross - 1. Shawn Fowlkes. 2. Taryn McNeil. 3. J.W. Fisher.

Southdown champion, Kellee Bagley. Reserve champion Southdown, Brandi
Harrison. 3. Jake McKinney.

Mediumwool champion, Taryn McNeil. Reserve champion mediumwool, Lyndall

Lightweight Mediumwool - 1. Courtney Clark. 2. Brandi Bradley. 3. Kaci

Light-mediumweight Mediumwool. 1. Taryn McNeil. 2. Adriel Roman. 3.
Adriel Roman.

Mediumweight Mediumwool. - 1. Kellee Bagley. 2. Sarah McKinney. 3.
Adriel Roman.

Light Heavyweight Mediumwool - 1. Lyndall Elkins. 2. J.W. Fisher. 3.
Kelli Rankin.

Medium Heavyweight Mediumwool - 1. Taryn McNeil. 2. Kelli Rankin. 3.
Kelli Rankin.

Heavy Heavyweight Mediumwool. 1. Kellee Bagley. 2. Sarah McKinney. 3.
Taryn McNeil.


Lightweight Goats - 1. Chase Laurence. 2. H.D. Laurence. 3. Nikki

Heavyweight Goats - 1. Amanda Orozco. 2. Adriel Roman. 3. H.D. Laurence.


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Christine Brown

Christine Mora Brown, 77, died Saturday, Jan. 18 at Reeves County
Rosary will be held today at 7:30 p.m. at Pecos Funeral Home Chapel.
Mass is scheduled for Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Santa Rosa Catholic Church
with Father Juan Narres officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery.
She was born Oct. 25, 1919, was a lifelong Pecos resident and a
She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Brown in 1986.
Survivors include two sons, William and Lee Roy Brown of Pecos; one
brother, Basilio Mora of Pecos; five grandchildren and six
Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Beatrice Dill

Beatrice E. Dill, 98, died Wednesday, Jan. 15 in Pecos.
Services were held Saturday, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church with
Brother Robert Rowley officiating. Burial was a Highland Cemetery in
Okemah, Okla.
She was born March 20, 1898 in Anna, Ill., was involved in many civic
clubs and organizations.
Dill was preceded in death by her husband of over 60 years, Glenn E.
Dill, Sr., and one son, Glenn E. Dill, Jr.
Survivors include one daughter, Dorothy Dill Barrett Pearce; seven
grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

Juan Rodriguez

Juan Evaro Rodriguez, 69, died Sunday, Jan. 19 at his residence.

A rosary will be held today and Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Martinez
Funeral Home Chapel.

Mass is scheduled for Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Santa Rosa Catholic
Church with burial at Mt. Evergreen Cemetery.

He was born Feb. 8, 1927 in Barstow, had been a carpenter all his life,
a lifetime Pecos resident and a Catholic.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Aguedo and Luz Evaro Rodriguez.

Survivors include his wife, Eva P. Rodriguez; four sons, Juan
Rodriguez, Jr. of Monahans, Jenaro Rodriguez of San Angelo, Joel
Rodriguez of Midland and Jaime Rodriguez of Oceanside, Calif.; six
daughters, Elisa Rodriguez, Irma Martinez, Eva Lyles of Pecos, Esmerelda
Valenzuela of Odessa, Rosalinda Chavarria of Fort Stockton and Emelda
Arredondo of San Angelo; four brothers, Edward, Eusebio and Efren
Rodriguez of Pecos, Alfredo Rodriguez of Odessa; two sisters, Manuela
Rodriguez and Maria Rubio of Pecos and 27 grandchildren.
Martinez Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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Fort Stockton Pioneer

FORT STOCKTON, Jan. 16, 1996 - A new structural study of Pecos County
Memorial Hospital has raised new concerns over the building's integrity.
Engineers who crawled underneath the building found cracks in the beams
they had not seen before. Damage was noted in the front lobby area and
as far back as the nursery at the back of the hospital. And the damage
appears to be accelerating, said hospital CEO David Shaw. After an
ultrasound analysis to provide a more detailed assessment of damage,
hospital and county officials will hold a town hall meeting to gather
input on whether to build a new hospital or attempt to repair this one.

Jeff Davis County Mountain Dispatch

FORT DAVIS, Jan. 16, 1996 - Although no formal charges have been filed,
Terry and Diana Taylor learned this week that federal authorities plan
to charge them with violations of the Lacey Act, smuggling, conspiracy,
money laundering and unlawful money transfers. The Lacey act of 1907
says the U.S. will honor fish and wildlife laws of other nations. The
Taylors are well known at universities, museums and research institutes
around the world as a leading source for insects, whether for
collections or for research. They deny all the charges.

The Big Bend Sentinel

MARFA, Jan. 16, 1996 - A University of Arkansas English professor has
pleaded "no contest" to stealing historic documents and old photographs
from the Marfa Public Library and Presidio County Courthouse. Dwain
Edgar Manske, 63, paid a $4,813 fine on theft and tampering with
government document convictions in Presidio County Court. Similar
criminal action was taken in Navarro and Clay counties. When arrested he
had more than 100 documents in his car from several counties in the
state who didn't know they had been stolen. He reportedly operated a
rare documents and book shop out of his Fayetteville, Ark. home and was
a regular at rare books and papers shows in Texas and Arkansas.

The Alpine Avalanche

ALPINE, Jan. 16, 1996 - Longtime Alpine resident Jim Francois was named
1996 Citizen of the Year at the Alpine Chamber of Commerce's annual
member banquet Friday night. Rep. Pete Gallego was keynote speaker. Bill
Ivey received the Paul Forchheimer Business and Professional Leader

The International, Presidio Paper

PRESIDIO, Jan. 16, 1996 - Presidio school board last week voted to offer
a three-year superintendent's contract to Dr. Sharon Morrow. Morrow is
assistant superintendent for the Crandall ISD near Dallas. She was
runner-up when the board hired former superintendent David Simmons. If
Crandall ISD releases her from her contract, she will accept the
position as of Feb. 15, with a yearly salary of $70,000 plus a housing

The Monahans News

MONAHANS, Jan. 16, 1996 - Local telephone calls from Monahans to Odessa
will start on April 16. Monahans subscribers can add the four cities it
rejected in the extended local calling vote without an additional
monthly charge by asking for a second election. Voters rejected the deal
offering local calls to Pecos, Terminal, Grandfalls, Fort Stockton and
Odessa at $3.50 per month ($7 for businesses), approving only Odessa.
Randal Johnson of Southwestern Bell said he believes subscribers thought
the charge was $3.50 each.


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High Sunday 47, low last night 36. Tonight, partly cloudy. Low around
40. Southwest wind 5-15 mph. Tuesday, partly cloudy and breezy. High in
the upper 60s. Southwest wind increasing to 15-25 mph and gusty.
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