Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Tuesday, February 9, 1999
Gardners tell of new daughter
Melissa and Alton Gardner of Houston are pleased to announce
the birth of their daughter, Shelby Peyton Gardner.
She was born Jan. 26, at 11:25 a.m., and weighed seven
pounds, eight ounces and was 20 inches long.
Proud grandparents are Barbara and James Smith of O'Fallon,
Mo., formerly of Pecos and Janis and Lewis Gardner of
Also welcoming the baby is proud aunt, Lana Smith of Houston.
Welch, Wilcox announce March wedding plans
Mr. and Mrs. Doak D. Welch, of New Braunfels, announce the
engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Misti
Lee Welch to Cory Russell Wilcox.
The future groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Dyer,
Montezuma, Iowa. He graduated from Johnston High School in
Johnston, Iowa in 1994 and is currently employed with
Southern Datacom, Inc. in Austin.
The bride to be is the granddaughter of Nettie Chisum and
the late Roy Chisum formerly of Pecos and Cleo Welch of
Pecos. She is a 1988 graduate of Pecos High School and a
1993 graduate of Southewest Texas State University. She is
currently employed with Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Austin.
The couple plan to marry at 2 p.m., March 27, at Aquarena
Springs in San Marcos and make their home in Austin
following the wedding.
Chavez joins U.S. Air Force
Jacob Chavez, son of Joe and Isabel Chavez, of Pecos,
enlisted in the U.S. Air Force's Delayed Enlistment Program
on Feb. 3, according to Sgt. Escobedo, Air Force Recruiter.
Chavez graduated from Pecos High School last May, and is
scheduled for enlistment in the regular Air Force on March
Upon successfully completing the Air Force's six week basic
military training at Lackland Air Force Base, near San
Antonio, Chavez is scheduled to receive technical training
in the security career field.
In conjunction with the vocational skill, he will be earning
college credits towards an Associate Degree through the
Community College of the Air Force while attending Basic and
other Air Force technical training schools.
Bessie Haynes Elementary holds science fair
Bessie Haynes Elementary School sponsored their Annual
Science Fair recently with a total of 121 projects submitted.
The entries were judged in six areas including: Life
Sciences, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Environmental
Sciences, Earth and Space Sciences, Chemistry and Physics.
Students have been working on these projecs since November.
Judges for the annual event were: Carolyn McNeil, Dr. Chet
Sample, of Sul Ross University in Alpine, Laura Boswell,
Alicia Perez, Charlene Pry, Ann Segulia and Joyce Stewart.
Sponsoring teachers were Diane Paz, Raynell Wein and Socorro
Barbara Scown and 18 advanced biology student winners from
Pecos High School will compete at the Regional Science Fair,
at the U.T.P.B., on March 27.
Bessie Haynes Science Fair winners included in the Physics
portion of the contest, first place, Savannah Ewing; second
place, John Elliot who tied with Jeffrey Seman and third
place Alonzo Garcia who also tied with Michelle Wein.
In the Chemistry category of the contest first place went to
Bianca Guerrero; second place to Mark Lyles; third place was
a tie with K'Dee Guliher and Luis Nunez and Thomas Paz.
Earth and Space Sciences winners were Ashley Mendoza first
place; second place went to Deannady Herrera and Bianca
Espudo; third place was Josie Fuentez and Adriana Gonzales
and also in third place were Francisca Gonzales and Bianca
Edwina Lara placed first in the Life Sciences part of the
science fair, with second place Lindsey Shaw and third place
Casandra Madril and Malerie Morales.
Environmental Sciences winners were first place, Isaac
Gutierrez and Albert Lira; second place John Bagley and
Johnny Morales and third place went to Tarin Rodriguez,
Amanda Contreras and Raven Jenkins.
Behavioral and Social Sciences first place winners were
Roxxie Mendoza and Soraida Samaguey, also in first place
were Roger Quintana and Alex Morales; second place Junior
Navarette and Joe Rodriguez; third place winners were Ashley
Jasso and Mari Jasso and Jacqlyn Escovedo.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
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