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Monday, December 2, 1996

Five treated after weekend accidents

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Staff Writer

PECOS, December 2, 1996 - Five persons, three from San Antonio and two
from Arizona, were treated and released from Reeves County Hospital
following two separate car accidents during the Thanksgiving Day Weekend.

In an early-morning accident Sunday, Claudia Garza, 23, and Chloe Garza,
2, both of Fort Huachuca, Ariz., were transported by Balmorhea ambulance
after the 1996 Honda Passport, driven by Ricardo Garza, 20, turned over
one-half time on Interstate 10, according to Department of Public Safety

The four-door vehicle came to rest on its roof top, according to
investigating DPS Trooper John Henley, who reported that both mother and
child were asleep in the back seat and sustained minor injuries.

Henley was dispatched about 3:07 a.m., Sunday, to the accident site, at
mile marker 207 on I-10. He said that Ricardo allowed the vehicle to
leave the roadway to the right, corrected to the left and overcorrected
to right. The vehicle went into a broadside skid and entered the bar
ditch before rolling over.

The driver was not wearing a seat belt said Henley.

The trooper was also the investigating officer on Friday afternoon at
2:10 p.m., when he went to the scene of an accident involving one
vehicle and a metal light post.

According to Henley's report, Ricardo Trevino, 20, of San Antonio, who
was driving a 1987 Nissan Sentra in an easterly direction, entered the
Barstow exit ramp heading onto Business I-20 at a rate of speed too high
to negotiate the curve.

He allowed the car to leave the roadway and struck a metal light pole,
said Henley.

Trevino and passengers, Danielle Hernandez, 17, of San Antonio, and
Michael Alvarez, 17, of Carlsbad, N.M., were all treated and released
from Reeves County Hospital.

No citations were issued reported Henley.

Ag commissioner to dedicate

41½ acre tomato greenhouse

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FORT DAVIS, December 2, 1996 - The grand opening of the nation's largest
tomato greenhouse will take place Tuesday just outside of Fort Davis.

Agro Power Development Inc. will dedicate the 41.5-acre tomato
production greenhouse, named Village Farms of Texas, just to the south
of the Davis Mountains community. The hydroponics facility is the
largest of its kind in the United States and will boost the production
of Texas-grown tomatoes by nearly two-thirds.

Rick Perry, commissioner of the Texas Department of Agriculture, will
attend the grand opening as guest of honor, along with company and
supermarket industry guests.

The building of the greenhouse created controversy among some local
residents, who were worried the amount of water needed would threaten
the overall underground supply in the Fort Davis-Marfa area. But state
officials have said the facility will not overextend the water supply.

Albert vanZeyst, executive vice president and Chief Operating Officer,
said West Texas Utilities and the Texas Department of Agriculture helped
develop the greenhouse.

"Agro Power Development has recognized what we have known for a long
time: that Texas is an excellent location for high-tech, high-production
agriculture," said Perry. "Technology like that to be used at the Fort
Davis greenhouses will be the key to future national and global
competitiveness in agriculture because such science enables us to become
more efficient producers while minimizing our use of natural resources
needed to grow food."

The all-glass greenhouse will produce about 18 million pounds per year
of premium beefsteak and "on-the-vine" tomatoes to be marketed by
Village Farms LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of APD, under the same
brand name.

The climate at Fort Davis will allow the company to grow throughout the
year and provide high-quality tomatoes to customers 52 weeks a year. It
will complement the existing 62 acres of tomatoes marketed from March
through November in the northeastern United States.

Greenhouse grown fresh tomatoes have become increasingly popular with
customers who prefer the superior taste and true vine-ripened flavor
characteristic of greenhouse grown tomatoes, said Michael A. DeGiglio,
president and CEO of APD.

"This facility will provide a year-round supply to those customers," he

Pecos police assist in arrest

of five in Winkler drug case

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Staff Writer
PECOS, December 2, 1996 - Cooperation between West Texas law enforcement
agencies has led to the arrest of five persons in Winkler County on drug
delivery charges.

Pecos Police Chief Troy Moore said his department cooperated with the
Winkler County Sheriff's Department in providing an undercover officer.

Winkler County Sheriff Robert Roberts said the Reeves County Sheriff's
Office also cooperated in the three-month investigation.

"We especially targeted dealers selling to children under age 20,"
Roberts said. "They made several buys and we made five arrests."

Suspects were indicted for alleged delivery of marijuana and delivery of
cocaine, Roberts said.

Asked if Winkler County has a big drug problems, Roberts said it is no
more of a problem than in any other community.

"It is there, everywhere you go," he said. "If you have a school system,
you have narcotics."

Moore said his department is glad to cooperate with others in fighting
drug trafficking.


Albert C. Rickman

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Albert C. Rickman, 69, died Friday, Nov. 29, 1996 in Greenville.
Services were at 2 p.m. Sunday in First Baptist Church, Josephine.
Burial was in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Farmersville.

He was born Feb. 20, 1927, was a retired pilot, a Navy veteran and a

Survivors include his wife, Ethel L. Rickman of Josephine; one daughter,
Tamara Kay James of Josephine; two stepsons, John Mooneyham of Bonham
and Richard Mooneyham of Reno, Nev.; one sister, Aline Fogerson of
Redford; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Helen M. Nixon

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Graveside services for Helen Maxene Ross Nixon were held Saturday in the
Clyde Cemetery. She died Friday, Nov. 29, 1996 in Midland Memorial

She was born June 18, 1926 in Baird, later moving to Pecos with her
husband, James, a Department of Public Safety trooper now retired. She
was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include her husband, James H. Nixon of Pecos; one son, James
L. Nixon of Pecos; one daughter, Shannon N. Busby of Pecos; and one

Carroll Lee "Dock" Jones

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Services for Carroll Lee "Dock" Jones, 71, of Monahans, were Wednesday
at Immanuel Baptist Church. Pastor Robert Mitchell officiated.

Burial was in Monahans Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Harkey
Funeral Home.

Jones was born Aug. 12, 1925 in Coleman County. His parents were William
Layfette and Oddie Martha (Snedgor) Jones. He died Nov. 25.

A resident of Monahans since 1976, Jones was a U.S. Navy veteran of
World War II and retiree of Atlantic-Richfield. Jones was a family man,
gardener and craftsman.

He married Thelma Lavern Love Dec. 12, 1943 in Spur.

Survivors include his wife; a son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs.
Garlon Jones, of Perryton; three daughters and their husbands, LaJuana
Thames of Canyon, Jayne Grametbaur and Doronna Langston, of Odessa; 14
grandchildren and their spouses and 14 great-grandchildren; a sister,
Callie Newcomb, of Luders; three brothers, Sam Jones and Vernon "Cowboy"
Jones, of Hobbs, N.M. and Elgin "Punk" Jones, of Mentone.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Bill Jones of Albany and Speck
Jones of Florida.


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PECOS, Dec. 2, 1996 - High Sunday 63, low last night 29. Tonight, clear.
Low 25-30. Light wind. Tuesday, mostly sunny. High 55-60. Variable wind
5-10 mph.
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