'Dinner Tonight' set for Aug. 24


The Pecos County Commissioners met Monday for their bimonthly meeting to proclaim the 10th anniversary of “Pecos County Dinner Tonight.”

Dinner Tonight is a healthy cooking club that showcases how food plays a vital role in overall health and fitness.

The celebration will be Saturday Aug. 24 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. At the large community hall at Rooney Memorial Park.

Guest will have chance to get a 10th anniversary cookbook.

In other news:

• The commissioners voted to continue with the additional vehicle registration fees for 2020. They will continue with the $10 for county road and bridge fund, the fee has been present for at least 20 years. They opted not to add on the $1.50 for child safety fees.

• Commissioners approved Sheriff Cliff Harris and Chief Deputy TJ Perkins to leave the state for the Southwest Border Sheriffs Conference in Tuscon from Sept. 16 to 19.

• The commissioners approved the sheriff and constable fees for 2020. There were several changes including subpoenas went from $75 to $100, summons $60 to $100 and writ of attachment, writ of garnishment, writ of sequestration all went from $125 to $150, orders of sale from $125 to $200 and writ of possession from $150 to $160.

• The commissioners approved the Permian Basin Speleological Society to enter the Comanche Springs Cave for the Middle Pecos Groundwater Conservation District to replace the monitoring equipment for the spring. The equipment that monitors the spring went out last year and needs to be replaced.

• The commissioners approved an inter local agreement between Lubbock County and Pecos County for regional public defender for capital cases. Having the agreement keeps costs down when it comes to court appointed counsel for individuals charged with capital murder.

• The commissioners accepted a $400 check from the Fort Stockton High School class of 1979 to the Pecos County 4-H.

• In the Community Actions small building that has been vacant for the last 5 years will now have a new resident, Court Appointed Special Advocate. The building is at 101 N. Jackson Street and the county will donate the space and CASA will pay the utilities and do minor repairs.

• Going along with CASA occupying the new building, the county will replace the HVAC system for them.

• The commissioners agreed to purchase and install an on-site septic tank system for the justice of the peace/sheriffs office/boy scouts building in Imperial.

The Pecos County Commissioners meet on the second and fourth Monday of every month at 10 a.m. at the county courtroom, 103 W. Callaghan St.