Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Friday, March 19, 1999
Gonzales, Castillo exchange wedding vows
Miss Traci Dawn Gonzales became the bride of Mr. Victor
Castillo, Jr. on Feb. 13. The double ring ceremony was
celebrated at Saint Catherine's Catholic Church and was
officiating by Father Rick Zamorano of San Elizario,
formerly of Pecos.
The bride is the daughter of Rudy and Becky Gonzales of
Pecos and the groom is the son of Victor, Sr. and Francisca
Castillo Midkiff, Tx.
The bride was given away in marriage by her father.
"Butterfly Kisses" was sung by Sudden Impact, of Pecos, as
she and her father were walking down the aisle. Music was
also provided by Saint Catherine's choir.
She wore a white gown of taffeta and veil with white pearl
appliques. It had long puff sleeves of clear veil and
featured a detachable 12-foot train and balloon skirt. Her
veil was three tiered and made of the white clear veil with
small pearls sewed along the hem. It was gathered at the
back calling attention to the crown of white pearls.
She carried a cascading bouquet of white roses mixed with
pearls and baby's breath.
The bride's something old and borrowed was a pair of pearl
earrings belonging to her late maternal grandmother, Trini
Rivera; her something new was her gown and her something
blue was the traditional garter.
The groom wore a black tuxedo with white accessories and a
white rose boutonniere.
Maid of honor was Ana Lisa Gonzales, sister of the bride,
and best man was Geraldo Bermea, best friend of the groom.
Honor attendants were Crissy Lujan, Sara Dominguez, Amanda
Valdez, Marisa Esquibel, sister of the groom, Jacque
Levario, Thomas Castillo, brother of the groom, Eric
Medrano, Juan Bautista, Jose Garcia and Freddy Esquibel.
The maid of honor and bridesmaids wore silk floor length
dresses with matching transculent shawls. The maid of honor
wore a white gown while the other female attendants wore red
gowns and carried a single fresh red rose.
The groomsmen wore black tuxedos with red rose boutonniere.
Flower girls were Kara Castillo, niece of the groom and
Andrea Castillo. Ring bearer was John Paul Salcido, cousin
of the bride.
The couple was honored with a reception at the Riverside
Ballroom. Providing the music was Pepe Franco of Midland.
The bride's cake was made by Socorro Ontiveros and was
decorated with red roses and greenery and featured two
staircases going down from the top cake to four smaller
cakes on either side. The top of the cake was adored with a
white glass bride and groom with two other large cakes and a
fountain at the base.
Cutting the cakes were Bertha Natividad, Lily Dominguez and
Sherry Hamilton of Comanche, Tx.
Music for the evening dance was provided by "Increibles Del
Norte of Odessa.
The bride is a 1995 graduate of Pecos High School and is
employed in Midland with Wurster, Armstrong and Wiliamson,
CPA. She attended Texas Tech University and is currently
enrolled in Midland College.
The groom is a 1996 graduate of Rankin High School and is
employed by City of Midland. He is also enrolled at Midland
The couple took their honeymoon trip to Cancun, Mexico and
are residing in Midland.
The bride was feted with a bridal shower at the Plaza Inn
Banquet Room on Jan. 24.
Hostesses were Rosie Salcido, Brenda McKinney, Mae Martinez,
Ana Lisa Gonzales and Yvonne Martin.
She was also honored with a shower in Midland. Hostess was
the groom's sister, Marisa Esquibel.
Ortega named employee of month
Anna Ortega has been selected as Employee of the Month for
March at the Reeves County Detention Center.
Ortega has been employed at the Reeves County Detention
Center since Jan. 28, 1991. She started as a correctional
officer and later was promoted to case management.
Ortega is the proud mother of two children.
"Her attitude is very professional while performing her
duties," said RCDC Warden Rudy Franco. "She readily
interprets and translates policy in a manner which the
inmates can understand," he said.
"She should be commended for using her bilingual ability to
assist her fellow employees," said Franco.
Ms. Ortega continously shares her knowledge and expertise
with other staff members of the Case Management team,
according to Franco. "Her expertise in the case management
field was very evident in that all critical deadlines were
met and routine matters were dealt with efficiently and in a
professional manner," said Franco.
"I would like to take this opportunity to wish her continued
success in her career with the Reeves County Detention
Center," he said.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
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