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January 2, 1998

No injuries in first accident of 1998

PECOS, January 2, 1998 - The first accident of 1998 in Pecos resulted in a truck turning over at the intersection of Fourth and Park streets, according to police reports.

Isabel Bueno, of Anthony, New Mexico, was traveling southbound in the 300 block of South Park Street in a tan Chevrolet Scottsdale truck at 6:54 p.m. yesterday when she failed to control her speed and to yield right-of-way at the intersection of Fourth and Park, according to police reports. This caused Jerry Lynn Patterson, who was traveling eastbound in the 1000 block of West Forth in a white Chevrolet pickup owned by West Texas Gas Inc., to strike her truck in the middle of the intersection.

Bueno's truck overturned and landed upside down.

According to the report, the accident occurred after dark but in a lighted area. Weather conditions were clear and the roadway was well maintained. No specimens were taken for alcohol/drug analysis.

At least $500 worth of damage was done to at least one of the vehicles, the report showed. No arrests were made as a result of the accident, however, Bueno was ticketed for failing to control the speed of her vehicle and failure to yield right-of-way.

No serious injuries were reported in the accident.

No major accidents occurred in the area during the New Year's holiday, according to Pecos Department of Public Safety officials.

Fountain sales send couple on a cruise

PECOS, January 2, 1998 - Clear blue waters and beaches of white sand, tranquil winds and golden tans - all of this is awaiting Sonic owners Craig and Mary Moore of Pecos (above). As winners in Coca-Cola's 1997 "Cool Fun All Summer Long" manager's incentive contest, the couple will be boarding a Carnival Cruise Jan. 5 for a five-day, four-night vacation with stops in Key West, Playa del Carmen and Cozumel. Contest winners were determined by the increase in each Sonic's fountain drink sales during the hot summer months of June, July and August. Those with the greatest per capita improvement of 1997 summer sales, as compared with 1996, were declared winners. Craig Moore acknowledged that Coca-Cola had good incentives and said that a "pretty decent summer" had led to the vacation package. About 200 other winners, out of Sonic's 1,700 drive-in restaurants, were declared. "They fly you from the closest airport straight to Florida," Craig Moore said.

Gholson files to seek county judge position

PECOS, January 2, 1998 - Linda Gholson has filed her treasurer's designation and has filed with Democratic Chairman Bobby Dean to seek the position of Reeves County Judge in the March 10 Primary Elections.

"I would like to take this opportunity to share the fact that I intend to run a clean campaign, sticking strictly to county issues, not personal issues," said Gholson. "Without hesitation, I have signed the Fair Campaign Practices Agreement. It is important to listen to citizens, share ideas, solutions, concerns and to always keep the public informed," she said.

Gholson said that Reeves County has a serious substance abuse problem. "And I can tell you from personal experience the heartache and helplessness that comes with having loved ones fall victim to substance abuse," Gholson said. "I want the opportunity to help work toward a solution to this problem to keep other residents from feeling the resulting hurt firsthand," she said.

"The finances of the county are one of my primary concerns, and will be discussed at length as the campaign progresses," stated Gholson. "I believe that every cent budgeted should be a county priority, not a personal priority that will help one person or one group somewhere down the line, but benefit the entire county," she said.

Most county offices are headed by an elected official and these elected officials should have the opportunity to run their offices effectively and efficiently using good communication with the county commissioners court, not constant surveillance from the court, according to Gholson.

"Much has been made of illuminating the courthouse for the first time this holiday season, and I agree it is beautiful. But does Reeves County shine only on holidays? Can't we, through unity, make it shine continuously? I believe we can," said Gholson.

"My involvement in working toward the betterment of our community is public knowledge," said Gholson. "I have been heavily involved in the Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD board, the chamber of commerce, Business and Professional Women, the Pecos Economic Development Corporation, Mt. Evergreen Cemetery Association and Pecos Valley Crime Stoppers, to name a few," she said.


PECOS, January 2, 1998 - High Thursday, 66, low this morning, 30. It's going to be more like spring than winter across all of Texas for the first weekend of 1998. Forecasts call for partly cloudy skies and continued warm temperatures across all of Texas tonight and Saturday. Some showers are expected over extreme West Texas on Saturday. The rest of the area will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies. Lows tonight will be in the 30s and 40s in West Texas and highs Saturday will be in the 50s and 60s over most of West Texas, ranging upward into the low 70s in the Big Bend area. Dense fog was reported in low lying areas along the Texas coast early today.

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