Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Thursday, April 29, 1999
Garcia named award winner
The United States Achievement Academy announced that Vanessa
Garcia, of Pecos, has been named a United States National Award Winner in
This award is a prestigious honor very few students can ever hope
to attain. In fact, the Academy recognizes fewer than 10 percent of all
American high school students.
Garcia, who attends Zavala Middle School was nominated for this
national award by Tresselt, a coach at the school.
Garcia will appear in the United States Achievement Academy
Official Yearbook, which is published nationally.
"Recognizing and supporting our youth is more important than ever
before in America's history. Certainly, United States Achievement Academy
winners should be congratulated and appreciated for their dedication to
excellence and achievement," said Dr. George Stevens, Executive Director of the
United States Achievement Academy.
The Academy selects USAA winners upon the exclusive
recommendation of teachers, coaches, counselors,
and other qualified sponsors and upon the Standards of Selection set forth by
The criteria for selection are a student's academic
performance, interest and aptitude, leadership qualities, responsibility,
enthusiasm, motivation to learn and improve, citizenship, attitude and
cooperative spirit, dependability and recommendation from a teacher
Garcia is the daughter of Raul and Isela Garcia of Pecos.
Grandparents are Adan and Manuela Garcia and Adan and
Hela Matta, all of Pecos.
Students attend science symposium
Balmorhea High School students, Doane Tarin and Jennifer Ward
and science teacher, Chris Houy, have been chosen to attend the 39th
Annual Texas Energy Science Symposium at the University of Texas in Austin,
The Symposium is jointly sponsored by the Texas Atomic Energy
Research Foundation and the University of Texas. West Texas Utilities Company is
one of the sponsoring companies in the Foundation and will pay all expenses
for 50 students and teachers from their service area.
Tarin, Ward, and Houy will be among 400 outstanding high school
science and teachers throughout the state attending the sessions in
Austin. Participants will tour some of the finest scientific facilities available and
attend lectures and workshops conducted by leading professionals in the
According to WTU area business manager, Roland Pena, "the
symposium is a chance for WTU to help students and teachers learn more about
science and energy outside the classroom."
Seibert named employee of month
Mark Seibert has been selected as Employee of the Month for April 1999
at the Reeves County Detention Center.
Seibert has been employed at the Reeves County Detention Center
since Aug. 19, 1996.
He started as a correctional officer and was later promoted to
the Maintenance Department.
Seibert is married to Sylvia Seibert and is the proud father of two children.
"He is very dedicated, responsible and punctual," said RCDC
Warden Rudy Franco. "He always meets his deadlines on all important projects
and with his expertise has saved the institution a considerable amount
of money," he said.
Seibert is an exceptional employee and sets high standards for the rest
to follow, according to Franco.
Reunion organizers seek classmates
The Pecos High School graduating class of 1979 is looking for
the following classmates.
If anyone has an address of phone number for any of
these classmates, contact Craig Hill at 445-9000 or 447-9586 or Connie
Levario at 445-2449.
Classmates still being sought include, David Watts,
Bonifacio Natividad, Liz McAmis Mariscal, Jayne Rhodes Allen, Ricky
Bitolas, Greg Wood, Carolina Lara Delgado, David Ormsby, Richard
White, Rachel Kates, Janie Hudson, Thea Torsy Arreguy and Cynthia Heath.
Also, Mary Cook Zamora, David Gomez, Annabel Jimenez,
Danny Juarez, Trey Mitchell, Dale parks, Elizabeth Phillips, Edward
Porras, Carlos Ramirez, Joe Ramon, Ismael Rubio, Kathy Pendleton,
Ymelda Vasquez, Vivian Aguilar, Romelia Ybarra, Tommy Hardwick,
David Watson, Alicia Tucker, Alfred Gomez, Don Lowrance, Brenda
Jaquez, Patsy Chavez, Doug King and Ron Ennis.
Balmorhea High School students Doane Tarin
and Jennifer Ward, and science teacher Chris Houy, will be participants at
the Texas Energy Science Symposium to be held in Austin, June 1-4. The
Balmorhea residents will be sponsored by the West Texas Utilities Company.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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