Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Friday, July 30, 1999
Williamson takes first place
Artist Margie Williamson, of Pecos, was recently notified by Francis Dunn,
Western District President of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs, that
she was the recipient of two first place honors in the Fine Arts Division
of the Arts and Crafts Show held in conjunction with the 102nd Annual Spring
Convention held in Lubbock.
These first place works of art, which are both color photography, have
advanced to national competition. Williamson also received a second place
award in the state competition. She also had an entry of a watercolor landscape.
The artist had received nine awards for paintings, color photography
and calligraphy in the Western District of TFWC Arts and Crafts competition
at the annual Spring Convention held in Monahans recetly.
Williamson won third place in national competition in 1992 with a watercolor
landscape and was also the recipient of the "Bright of America" award for
color photography in the National show previously.
Williamson has had numerous "Best of Show" awards but she is perhaps
the most pleased with the one she won in the Odessa Art Association Show
several years ago because not only was the competition very stiff but she
was extremely pleased with her rendering of the painting and it's subject
matter. The landscape featured an old structure of a country church done
in pastels and was entitled, "God's Foundation."
Following the family move to Pecos, Williamson became friends with Erma
Leigh, who continued to urge her to "find time to paint" in amongst the
business of raising four sons and time with her husband, Tommy. The artist,
at one time, took a few oil painting classes with Leigh as instructor.
Pecos residents since 1970, the Williamsons, were former 16-year residents
of Ralls. Tommy is a Ralls native and Margie grew up in the Big Four community
north of Crosbyton. Their four sons, Mark, Matthew, Mace and Miles are
all graduates of Pecos High School.
Chabarria ends basic training
Air Force Airman Amanda S. Chabarria has graduated from basic military
training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.
During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission,
organization, and customs and received special training in human relations.
In addition, airmen who complete basic training earn credits toward
an associate degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Chabarria is the daughter of Robert R. and Linda S. Chabarria of Pecos.
She is a 1998 graduate of Pecos High School.
Early registration planned
Early registration will be held at the Pecos Kindergarten from 8:30 a.m.
until 3:30 p.m., August 4th and 5th.
Please bring your child, child's birth certificate, social security
card, and immunization records.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
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