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June 19, 1997

Tickets available for rodeo/dance

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Staff Writer

PECOS, June 19, 1997 - West of the Pecos Rodeo ticket sales are picking
up, according to ticket sales coordinator Karen Waters.

"Sales have been slow up till now, but they are picking up," said Waters.

About 1200 tickets (including box seats) have been sold for the annual
event and sales are expected to go up at the end of this week.

"Sales are about the same at this time, that they were last year," said

More tickets are sold as the event draws nearer, according to Waters.

"I expect we'll be selling a lot more as the time for the rodeo nears,"
she said.

Waters is also handling ticket sales for the big dance scheduled for
Saturday, June 5 at the Reeves County Civic Center which will feature

"We already sold about 50 tickets to the dance and expect to sell a lot
more since he is so popular," said Waters.

Tickets for the Emilio dance will be $12 in advance and $15 at the door.
Tables can be reserved at $20 each and are going fast.

"We still have some left, but they are going fast," she said.

A special event is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. during slack on June 1.

"We'll have a special section of bullriding on that evening," said

Tickets for this special event will be $5 and can be purchased at the

To purchase rodeo or dance tickets call 445-4442 or 1-800-588-BULL(2855).

"We're hoping for a big crowd for the dance and it's always better to purchase a ticket early," said Waters.

Entries open for rodeo parade, talent show

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PECOS, June 19, 1997 - Entries are still being sought for the West of
the Pecos Rodeo Parade set for 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 2.

"We need more local entries," said Chamber of Commerce Executive
Director Tom Rivera.

Rivera stated that the chamber currently has listed 17 entries, but the
riding groups arrive on the last day.

"We haven't counted the riding groups on this list, since they usually
arrive on the last day," said Rivera.

"We want to make this one of the best parades ever and encourage anyone
that wants to participate to contact us," said Rivera. "We need more
local participation," he added.

Parade entries will be accepted until the last day, but Rivera stated
that they would like to be contacted if the entries want to be judged.

"In order for the judges to know about them they need to contact us, at
least a day before," he said.

Talent show entries are also being accepted. The cut-off date for
entries is June 26.
For more information on either of the two events call 445-2406.

Hispanic buying power growth

called phenomenal by economist

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Associated Press Writer

ATLANTA (AP) June 19, 1997 - A growth in the buying power of U.S.
Hispanic consumers should propel businesses to advertise and market
products toward Hispanics, according to a new study.

Hispanic purchasing power - the total personal income available after
taxes for spending on goods and services - will be $348 billion this
year, compared with $325 billion last year, according to figures
compiled by the University of Georgia's Selig Center for Economic

"It may mean in the final analysis that we will see more messages and
products relating to their needs," center director Jeff Humphreys said

Buying power of Hispanics is up 65 percent since 1990, when it totaled
$211 billion, Humphreys said. During the same period, inflation was 23
percent, overall U.S. buying power grew 41 percent and black buying
power grew 54 percent, he said.

"The most surprising thing is the phenomenal rate of growth," Humphreys
said. "It's growing at three times the rate of inflation."

Jose Nino, president of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in
Washington, D.C., said the findings are in line with the chamber's
studies that show an overall growth in the Hispanic market. Americans
claiming Hispanic ancestry comprise about 11 percent of the population -
28.6 million people - and have 6.1 percent of the $5.7 trillion in total
buying power, the study said. That is up from 5.2 percent in 1990.

"It shows that the Hispanic community are good consumers and that
Hispanics buy goods and services like non-Hispanics do. We're just like
the general public," Nino said.

Hispanics are also gaining slowly on black buying power, which grew from
7.5 percent of the total in 1990 to 8 percent - $469 billion - this

"The black market is still much larger, but Hispanic clout is
increasing. We have really two markets that are similar and growing much
more rapidly than the overall market," said Humphreys, who published a
study of black buying power in May.

"The great thing about the study is that it shows the Hispanic market is
here and unless corporate America begins to actively cater to the market
... they're going to miss the market," Nino said.

Hispanic buying power is concentrated in just a few states, with more
than two-thirds of it in California ($112 billion), Texas ($56 billion),
New York ($35 billion) and Florida ($33 billion), the study found.

The states with the fastest growth in Hispanic buying power are Nevada,
Tennessee, Iowa, Georgia, Utah, Oregon, Nebraska, Arkansas, Montana and

Georgia showed a 100.3 percent increase between 1990 and 1997.

It's "easy to grow a relatively small market, making Georgia a more
attractive place for immigrants to move in," Humphreys said. "Just the
strength in the Georgia economy is luring not just Hispanics but
everyone because we have an abundance of good jobs."

States with the fastest growth rate of Hispanic buying power, 1990-97,
with total for 1997 in parentheses:

1. Nevada, 130.2 percent ($3.17 billion)

2. Tennessee, 104.7 percent ($807 million)

3. Iowa, 104.6 percent ($629 million)

4. Georgia, 100.3 percent ($2.67 billion)

5. Utah, 100 percent ($1.39 billion)

6. Oregon, 99.1 percent ($1.74 billion)

7. Nebraska, 98.5 percent ($662 million)

7. Arkansas, 98.5 percent ($326 million)

9. Montana, 98.3 percent ($167 million)

10. Idaho, 98 percent ($806 million)

States with the largest Hispanic consumer markets for 1997:

1. California, $112.2 billion

2. Texas, $55.9 billion

3. New York $34.9 billion

4. Florida, $33.1 billion

5. Illinois, $14.7 billion

6. New Jersey, $14.4 billion

7. Arizona, $10 billion

8. New Mexico, $8.1 billion

9. Colorado, $6.4 billion

10. Massachusetts, $4.3 billion
Source: University of Georgia's Selig Center for Economic Growth

Golden Girls perform in Odessa

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PECOS, June 19, 1997 - West of the Pecos Golden Girl nominees will be
taking their talent out of town this coming weekend and promoting Pecos.

The girls will be performing from 2-3 p.m. at Music City Mall in Odessa
on Saturday, June 21, on the grand stage.

Most of the girls will be performing their talent routines and talking
to guests about Pecos and the West of the Pecos Rodeo.

Tickets for the Golden Girl Revue, which is scheduled for Friday, June
27, at the Pecos High School Auditorium, are going fast. Tickets can be
purchased at both First National and Security State Banks and the Pecos
Chamber of Commerce.

Tickets are $6 and will also be available at the door, if seats are still available at that time.

Opportunities are now available

to sponsor exchange students

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PECOS, June 19, 1997 - Donna Perkins of Pecos is the local coordinator
for a program called AYA, which is an acronym for Academic Year in
America, a student exchange program.

Students from Germany, the Netherlands, Brazil, Japan, China, Poland and
other countries will be arriving in August to live with local residents
for five or 10 months. Student profiles are now available for local
families to review in order to select a student to host.

The international students will be between the ages of 15 and 18. They
will attend Pecos High School and they arrive with their own medical
insurance and spending money.

Families who might be interested in hosting a foreign student may
contact Perkins at 447-6048 for more information, or the AYA national
office at 1-800-322-4678.

Perkins encourages local families to get involved with the program to
enrich their own lives as well as those of the students.

"Both host parents and students benefit from the hosting experience,"
Perkins said.

She continued, "The host family learns about another culture, makes a
special friend and earns a scholarship toward select international
travel-study programs."

Perkins also said that "international students have the opportunity to
participate in the 'American way of life,' something many of them have always dreamed about."


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PECOS, June 19, 1997 - EDITOR'S NOTE: Information contained in the
Police Report is obtained from reports filed by the Pecos Police
Department, Reeves County Sheriff's Office, Texas Department of Public
Safety, 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 instances we will indicate payment and release.


On May 31, a fire occurred at 105 South Dallas St. in Balmorhea that has
been ruled arson. A burglary also took place at the residence. When the
Balmorhea Fire Department arrived at the scene, the door on the south
side of the residence was found open. A rifle, an automatic pistol, a
pellet pistol and two piggy banks full of money were reported missing
after the fire.


On June 10, the burglary of a building at the Freeport McMoRan warehouse
south of I-20 was reported. Locks were pried off of both a surrounding
fence and the building itself with an unknown tool. Two rectangular 500
watt halogen lamps and a 16 horsepower air compressor were taken.


On June 11 at approximately 11:15 p.m., Norman Gurule, 1005 Martinez
St., was arrested in the 1300 block of West "F" St., on two outstanding
Municipal Court warrants on the charges of Speeding and Violate Promise
to Appear.


Alonzo G. Archuleta, 35, 412 Bois D'Arc, was arrested on June 12 at 2:04
p.m. on a warrant service. He paid fines of $532 and was released.


Eric Bradley, 27, 1114 S. Walnut, was arrested on June 12 at 4:08 p.m.
and served two warrants. He was released after paying the fines.


On June 12 at 8:35 p.m. at Town & Country Food Store #100 on Cedar St.,
there was a report made of a theft of over $50. The theft was a gas


Leticia Romero Rodriguez was arrested on June 13 at 12:23 a.m. for
public intoxication. She paid a fine of $150 and was released.


Victor Fierro was arrested June 13 at 3:51 p.m. on a warrant service. He
paid fines of $215 and was released.


On June 13 at 4 p.m., a report was made that Leon Mosby of Fort Stockton
had made threats on the lives of Judge Parks, Judge Green, and members
of the Attorney General's office after becoming upset at the outcome of
a child support hearing.


Fabian Dominguez, 30, 805 N. Elm St., was arrested on June 13 at 5:25
p.m. on a warrant service and was released after paying the fine.


Guadalupe Rodriguez was arrested on a charge of no driver's license,
second offense, on June 14, at 2:33 a.m. during a traffic stop at 2nd
and Cypress. He paid a $100 fine and was released.


On June 14 at 7:45 a.m., a criminal mischief report was made to Pecos
Police. Someone broke the glass front door to the Super Lube building at
702 W. 3rd St., causing an estimated $200 worth of damage.


On June 14, there was a report made that between 1 p.m. on June 13 and
10:30 a.m. on June 14, a storage shed at 1318 E. 5th St. was burglarized
and $1,500 in cash was stolen.


On June 14 at 12:55 p.m., an employee of Cravey Brothers Inc. reported
that the windshield of his work truck, a 1997 Chevrolet, had been broken
while the truck was parked in front of his residence.


Marcos Licon was arrested on June 14 at 4:27 p.m. for failure to stop an
render aid, a felony, after an accident at 4th and Mesquite. A $10,000
bond was set.


Gary Alan Garcia, 31, 1914 Nebraska St., was arrested for assault
causing bodily injury under the Family Violence Act on June 14 at 5:42
p.m. and taken to the Reeves County Jail. A $1,500 bond was set.


On June 14, a theft report was made to the Reeves County Sheriff's
Department on the theft of a license plate from a vehicle located at
2213 Sandia Road.


Kenneth J. Emrich was arrested on June 15 at 5:21 p.m. for public
intoxication and transported to the Reeves County Jail.


Francisco Medrano, 308 E. 8th St., was arrested on June 16 at 2:18 p.m.
for public intoxication in the 600 block of North Ash and transported to
the Reeves County Jail.


Rudy Minjarez was arrested on June 17 at 12:49 p.m. for a Class "B"
theft and transported to the Reeves County Jail. A $1,500 bond was set.


Tony Earl McGrew, 38, 811 E. 11th St., was arrested on June 17 at 2:21
for resisting arrest, a Class "A" misdemeanor, at the Circle M Bar, 802
E. 2nd St., and taken to the Reeves County Jail.


On June 17 at 11 p.m., a burglary of a habitation was reported at 717 S.
Walnut St. An unknown person entered through a bedroom window and took a
compact disc.


On June 18 at 12:14 a.m., a guest at Laura Lodge reported that an
unknown female, wearing a white shirt with multi-colored dots and blue shorts, took his wallet from the dresser in his room.


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PECOS, June 19, 1997 - High Wednesday, 101, low this morning, 67. Skies
were clear to partly cloudy. There were patches of high clouds in the
extreme northern panhandle and in the southwest Big Bend area. Winds
were southerly at 10 to 15 mph, gusting to almost 25 mph in the Borger
area. Overnight temperatures ranged from 57 at Marfa to 73 at El Paso,
Fort Stockton and Midland.

Pecos Enterprise
Mac McKinnon, 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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