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Monday, November 29, 1999

Bickley says cotton crop good in area

PECOS, Nov. 29, 1999 - Onions are going in the ground, bell peppers have been harvested and cotton harvest is coming along great, according to farmers in the Pecos area.

"We got finished with the pepper harvest before the freeze," said A.B. Foster.

Peppers are the third of the four main crops harvested annually in the Trans-Pecos region. Onions are the first picked, beginning in May, followed by Cantaloupes in July.

Late fall is planting season for onions, while cotton is being removed from the fields. The area's havest began prior to the first hard freeze of the fall, last Wednesday and Thursday, when temperatures dropped below 32 degrees outside Pecos.

While the dry conditions that began in 1991 have continued in the Pecos area for the eighth straight year, rains did fall at times this summer both in the Davis Mountains area and in northern Reeves County, refilling reservoirs for farmers in the region.

Combined with warm fall temperatures, the local cotton crop did great in 1999, according to Bob Bickley, executive director for the Trans Pecos Cotton Association.

"We had a great cotton harvest, one of the best crops I've seen in years," said Bickley. "The crop is larger," he said.

Bickley stated that not all of the cotton is ginned, some is put in modules and ginned later. "It's been a real good harvest," he said.

Even though winter has not entirely set in the onions are usually put in the ground around this time, to be harvested the following year.

Feature writing contest offered by Enterprise

PECOS, Nov. 29, 1999 - Christmas is just around the corner, and the Enterprise staff has a plan for you to earn extra $ for gifts.

Enter the feature-writing contest and win $100 for first prize, $50 for second or a personalized T-shirt for third.

Winning features will be printed in the Enterprise, along with a photo of the writer. All entries will become the property of the Enterprise and may be published at our discretion.

A Benjamin Franklin Awards judge will consider all entries, and his/her decision will be final.

Entries may be submitted in person, by mail or by e-mail.

Typed copies should be double-spaced on letter size white paper, with the word count listed in the upper right corner of the first page. Each page should be numbered. Please do not staple.

E-mail submissions may be by attachment of a document created in Microsoft Word, Word Perfect, or any text editor. Submit to, listing "Contest" as the subject.

Neatness counts. Correct spelling is a must. Points will be deducted for poor grammar.

Hint: Choose one topic you are familiar with or can research. Personal interviews are good. Human-interest stories are always popular. Should be of continuing interest so publication in December or January would be timely.

Deadline is Dec. 10.

Police Report

EDITOR'S NOTE: Information contained in the Police Report is obtained from reports filed by the Pecos Police Department, Reeves County Sheriff's Office, or other officers of those agencies.

The serving of warrants by an officer for outstanding fines of either traffic citations, animal control violations or other court costs are considered arrests and will be printed as such unless indicated that the fines were paid. In such instances we will indicate payment and release.


Juan Perez, 45, and Sotero Navarette, 54, were arrested at 12:40 a.m., on November 8, at the corner of Second and Sycamore streets, for public intoxication.


A male juvenile was arrested at 2:12 p.m., on November 8, near the Pecos Police Department on South Oak Street, for possession of marijuana.


Martin Fuentez was arrested at 4:29 a.m., on November 9, at the Interstate 20 at Exit 39 westbound, on DPS warrants. He paid the fines and was released.


Randy Natividad, 17, was arrested at 2:43 p.m., on November 9, near Pecos High School, on a warrant for theft by appropriation.


Florentino Flores, 45, was arrested at 5:31 p.m., on November 9, in the 200 block of West Fourth Street, on a warrant for burglary of a habitation.


Hal Pratt, 58, was arrested at 6:26 p.m., on November 9, near the 500 block of South Oak Street, for disorderly conduct and public intoxication.


Geronimo J. Menchaca, 56, was arrested at 10:48 p.m., on November 9, at the corner of Seventh and Locust streets, for public intoxication.


Pete Morales, 61, was arrested at 4:38 p.m., on November 10, in the 100 block of Sycamore Street, for public intoxication.


Antonio Macias, 38, was arrested at 12:15 a.m., on November 11, at the corner of Third and Almond streets, for driving while intoxicated.


Bernardino Carrasco, 30, was arrested at 10:51 p.m., on November 11, at Reeves County Sheriff's Office, on a local warrant.


Patricia Cadena, 25, Jose Reyes, 19, Homero Reyes, 26, Adrian Reyes, 18, and Jose Romo Jr., 20, were arrested at 1:07 a.m., on November 12, at the Town and Country Motel in the 2300 block of West Third Street. Cadena was charged with DWI; the others for interfering with a peace officer/resisting arrest.


Jesus Reyes, 20, was arrested at 5:32 a.m., on November 12, near the South I-20 Service Road, for public intoxication/disorderly conduct.


Louie Franco, 21, was arrested at 4:54 p.m., on November 12, in the 600 block of Eddy Street, on DPS warrants.


Luis E. Arevalo, 32, and Avelinda R. Loera, 40, were arrested at 10:18 p.m., on November 12, at La Offecina Club, for public intoxication.


Javiel Hernandez, 23, Jose Duran Villa, 22, and Joe Daniel Wright, 21, were arrested at 1:08 a.m., on November 14, at the corner of Monroe and Morris streets for public intoxication. Hernandez was also charged with making alcohol available to a minor.


Jaime Lynn Wade, 42, was arrested at 5:49 p.m., on November 14, in the 600 block of Hickory Street, for interfering with a peace officer.


Dagoberto Rodriguez, 41, was arrested at 3 p.m., on November 16, at Reeves County Hospital, on a local warrant.


Eugene Erwin Sader, 64, was arrested at 2:30 p.m., on November 17, at the intersection of County Road 424 and FM 1216, on a warrant for terroristic threat.


Victor Cruz, 19, was arrested at 11:17 p.m., on November 17, at the Circle `M' Bar, for public intoxication.


Eunice O. Patterson, 28, was arrested at 1:58 a.m., on November 19, at the intersection of U.S. 285 and I-20, on a warrant for theft by check (over $20, under $500).


Bruce Collins Fox, 42, was arrested at 4:04 p.m., on November 19, on a warrant for burglary of a building.


Ruben R. Hernandez, 19, was arrested at 4:59 p.m., on November 19, on a Capias Pro Fine warrant and a warrant for a motion to revoke.


Pedro Rentaria Castillo, 33, was arrested at 5:10 p.m., on November 19, at the corner of FM 1216 and FM 3398 north of Pecos, for public intoxication.


Alberto Prieto, 18, was arrested at 7:30 p.m., on November 19, at 122 North Pecan Street, on a warrant for aggravated assault.


A male juvenile was arrested at 11:25 p.m., on November 19, in the 200 block of Cedar Street, for a curfew violation/evading arrest.


Jerry Olivas, 18, was arrested at 12:18 a.m., on November 20, in the 200 block of Cedar Street, for public intoxication.


Luis E. Arevalo, 32, was arrested at 1:09 a.m., on November 20, at La Offecina Club, on a Capias Pro Fine warrant.


Robert Smart Jr., 39, was arrested at 10:07 p.m., on November 20, for public intoxication.


Jose H. Vasquez, 19, was arrested at 10:53 p.m., on November 20, in the 600 block of Locust Street, for public intoxication.


Geronimo Menchaca, 56, was arrested at 12:37 a.m., on November 21, in the 900 block of Second Street, for public intoxication.


Howard F. Helfer, 49, was arrested at 7:32 a.m., on November 21, at Flying J, for theft under $50.


Rene Flores, 32, was arrested at 10:26 p.m., on November 21, in the 200 block of East 13th Street, for public intoxication.


Mario E. Salazar, 21, was arrested at 10:39 a.m., on November 23, in the 200 block of West `F' Street, on a warrant for theft of service.


AUSTIN (AP) - Results of the Lotto Texas drawing Saturday night: Winning numbers drawn: 24-49-13-39-26-31. Estimated jackpot: $10 million. Number matching six of six: zero. Matching five of six: 71. Prize: $1,908. Matching four of six: 4,650. Prize: $105.


AUSTIN (AP) - Results of the Texas Million drawing Friday night: Winning numbers drawn: 3-35-44-90. Number matching four of four in Group One: none. Number matching four of four in Group Two: none. Number matching four of four in Group Three: one. Prize: $10,000. Number matching three of four in any group: 350. Prize: $300.


AUSTIN (AP) - Results of the Cash 5 drawing Friday night: Winning numbers drawn: 01-08-20-34-35 Number matching five of five: 1 Prize per winner: $79,435 Winning ticket(s) sold in: San Angelo. Matching four of five: 171. Prize: $697.


AUSTIN (AP) - The winning Pick 3 numbers drawn Friday by the Texas Lottery, in order: 3-6-0 (three, six, zero)


AUSTIN (AP) - The winning Pick 3 numbers drawn Saturday by the Texas Lottery, in order: 2-0-1 (two, zero, one)


Bettye Ivey

Bettye Louise Weaver Ivey, 76, died Sunday, Nov. 28, 1999, at her home after a long battle with cancer.

Funeral services are pending in Cedar Park.

She was born Nov. 14, 1923, to Frank Arthur Weaver and Florence Eileen Darr Weaver, in Langtry. She married Paul Ivey and adopted three children, Shawn, Veronica and Deborah.

Survivors include one son, Shawn Ivey; two daughters, Viki Cate and Debbie Boone and five grandchildren.

Charles T. Spence

Charles T. Spence, 89, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 1999, at his residence.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m., today, at the Pecos Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Greer Willis officiating.

He was born Aug. 12, 1910, in San Diego, Calif., was a veteran of the United States Air Force, and had lived in Pecos since 1951. He was a retired farmer and a Presbyterian, and was a graduate of College of Mines of El Paso, now called UTEP.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Spence of Pecos; four daughters, Mary T. Spence of London, England, Elizabeth Carpenter of San Diego, Calif., Carolyn Tegeler of San Angelo and Jacalyn Lowrance of Snyder; one son, Ray Gunther of Garland and seven grandchildren.

Pecos Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


High Sunday 80. Low this morning 37. Forecast for tonight: Mostly sunny. High around 65. East wind 5-15 mph. Tonight: Fair. Low in the upper 30s. South wind 5-15 mph. Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High near 70. Southwest wind 10-20 mph. Tuesday night: Partly cloudy. Lows 40-45.

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