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August 8, 1996

Eagles start grid season ticket sales

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Aug. 8 - Reserve seats went on sale this morning at the
Pecos-Barstow-Toyah school business office for 1995 Pecos Eagles
football season ticket holders wanting to retain their seats for the
1996 season, and will continue for the next two weeks.
Tickets for the five regular season home games can be purchased
weekdays between 8:15 a.m. and 12 noon and from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at the
business office, 1302 S. Park St., until Aug. 23. New season ticket
holders can buy their tickets between Aug. 26 and Sept. 6 at the
business office.
Season tickets are $25 apiece. Individual tickets can be bought for $5
each until 12 noon the week of each home game.
Home games this season are Sept. 13, Alpine; Sept. 20, Monahans; Sept.
27, Fabens (homecoming); Oct. 18, Andrews; and Nov. 8, Fort Stockton.
Starting times are 8 p.m. for the Alpine and Fabens games and 7:30 p.m.
for the home games against Monahans, Andrews and Fort Stockton.
Pecos' road games this season are on Sept. 6 at Lamesa; Oct. 4 at
Kermit; Oct. 11 at Big Spring; Oct. 25 at Sweetwater and Nov. 1 at San
Angelo Lake View. The Lamesa game is an 8 p.m. start, while the others
begin at 7:30 p.m.

Ex-Pecosites' sons on All-Star squads

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Aug. 8 - The grandsons of several Pecos residents played for All-Star
teams representing the Hobbs National Little League last month.
Daniel "Junin" Rodriguez was named to the 11-12 year-old Little League
All-Star squad which won the District 6 Championship and earned a berth
in the New Mexico State Tournament last week. He is the son of former
Pecos residents Danie and Prissy Rodriguez, while his grandparents;
Justo and Librada Rodriguez and Josie Rayos, and step-gradparent Ernest
Vargas, are current Pecos residents. The late Pete Rayos was Rodriguez'
other grandparent.
In the 9-10 yeard-old division, Javier Villalobos was named to the
All-Star squad. his parents, Harvey and Delia Villalobos, live in Hobbs,
while grandparents Pedro "Pelon" and Trine Villalobos, and Trine Garcia
still live in Pecos. Luis Reyes of Pecos was Villalobos' other

Dallas-Houston fill Sun Bowl for scrimmage

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EL PASO, Aug. 8 (AP) - The Super Bowl of scrimmages?

At least 50,000 spectators are expected to pack themselves into the Sun
Bowl tonight to watch the Dallas Cowboys-Houston Oilers scrimmage.

The crowd could very well be the largest ever gathered to watch a
practice game, said Wes Jurey, president of the Greater El Paso Chamber
of Commerce, which helped bring the game to West Texas.

``We certainly expected a great deal of enthusiasm,'' said Jurey. ``The
community has certainly at least met our expectations and frankly may
have exceeded our expectations.''

As of late Wednesday, all but about 600 of the 51,118 available tickets
had been sold. If they're all gone by game time, it would the first Sun
Bowl sellout since the stadium was expanded from 31,000 seats in the
early 1980s.

Not even the annual Sun Bowl football game has ever accomplished that.

The chamber projects the game will generate up to $1.3 million in total
gross revenues. Contrary to some speculation, the money will not end up
in Cowboys owner Jerry Jones' pocket.

``That is inaccurate and incorrect,'' Jurey said.

After expenses have been met, 35 percent of the net revenues will be
donated to the University of Texas-El Paso athletic department. The
other 65 percent will go to a chamber foundation, which will distribute
the money to area charities, primarily the United Way, Jurey said.

United Way campaign director Deborah Zuloaga declined to speculate on
how much money the organization will take in.

``We would be pleased with any amount,'' Zuloaga said.

Jurey emphasized that the game has never really been about money.
Rather, it was part of efforts to bring big-time entertainment events to
El Paso and to show the city can and will support NFL events.

``I think we've got the NFL's attention,'' he said.

He said the city will likely pursue a preseason game in the future and
would contemplate bringing in teams other than the Cowboys, who have a
large fan base in El Paso.

At least one other team may already be looking this way.

Jurey said that when he visited the Cowboys' training camp in Austin
recently, Jones introduced him to Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis.

``In passing, he said, `Perhaps the silver and black can be in your
stadium someday,''' Jurey said.

Super Scrimmage II?
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