(This story first appeared in the jan. 3, 2019 print edition of The Pioneer)
The County Commissioner’s Court met in regular session on Thursday, Dec. 28, which ended with a heartfelt farewell to resigning officials Lupe Dominguez, Commissioner Precinct No. 2 and County Treasurer Barry McCallister.
“It’s been an honor to serve my 16 years with your previous 28 year, and this court has appreciated everything you’ve done for Pecos County,” began County Judge Joe Shuster as he paid homage to Barry McCallister.
“It’s been fun; I’m going to miss all of you,” said McCallister with heavy emotion.
Stepping down from his County seat, Lupe Dominguez was County Commissioner of Precinct No. 2 for a term of May 16, 2003 through March 8, 2010 and January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2018.
“Thank you for your service to Pecos County, you’ve done a great job and it’s your time to buy lunch Lupe,” said Shuster jokingly.
Cracking a smile, Commissioner Precinct No. 3 Mickey Jack Perry said, “If Lupe’s buying then I guess we’re eating lunch at Stripes. The Commissioners shared a laugh around the court table one last time and Dominguez said, “We’ll eat at Subway.”