$178M Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD
$125M Reeves County Hospital
$18M Reeves County Recreation Center “The Rec”
$17.5M PBT-ISD Football Stadium
$15M Town of Pecos Sport Complex
$8M Reeves County Golf Course
$1M Reeves County Library
1.) PECOS-BARSTOW-TOYAH INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD 2021 bond proposal passes “New campuses coming to PBTISD”
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The $178,560,000 bond for district-wide improvements to PBTISD passed on May 1. Of the two proposed propositions, unofficial results show Proposition A passed by 54% (822 FOR and 688 against) and Proposition B passed by three votes (749 FOR and 746 against).
This is the largest bond PBTISD has ever passed and is the beginning of a long-range plan that is dedicated to bringing the district into the 21st century.
The bond will allow for many improvements to be made to the district. Proposition A includes two new elementary schools, the building of a new science and Career & Technological Education wing for the high school, and other needed facility renovations. Proposition B allows for the purchasing of 1-to-1 devices for students and staff of the district.
“I’d like to thank the Pecos-Barstow-Toyah community for their support of this bond,” Superintendent Brent Jaco said. “Additionally, I’d like to thank the 28 community members who structured this bond, analyzing the needs for the district. This could not have been possible without their dedication. The improvements that will come from this bond will bring about tremendous upgrades to our educational facilities providing students with 21st-Century learning spaces.”
The bond will also bring a new facility for the district’s support staff: maintenance, child nutrition, and technology. Additionally, the newest wing of Austin Elementary will be repurposed as a new daycare location and a parent/guardian support center.
The building of the new elementary schools is expected to begin early next year with planned completion in the summer of 2023, opening for school in August of 2023.
Ground Broken on Reeves County Hospital Replacement Facility
Reeves County Hospital District staff members, general contractor Robins & Morton and community members recently gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Reeves County Hospital replacement facility located in Pecos, Texas.
This $125-million project represents the district’s investment in a total replacement of the community’s hospital, which will include 25 all-private inpatient beds, a level four emergency department with at least eight exam rooms and three trauma rooms, a delivery suite, a nursery, women’s imaging department, a physical therapy gym, a 15-bay dialysis unit, surgical services space, an inpatient/outpatient lab, a cardiovascular rehabilitation program and support service spaces.
The design, led by project architect Perkins and Will, is 140,000 square feet and has the goal of LEED certified under LEED for Healthcare’s v4 rating system.
The project is slated for completion in late 2022.
3.) Reeves County Recreation Center - "The Rec"
This brand-spanking new center has been dubbed a modern marvel due to how its main 50-foot dome structure was created.
“Our mission at the Rec is to provide the most comprehensive health, wellness, and recreational sports services to help our members and guests achieve their best potential. With that, our vision is to pioneer a seamless integration of performance and fitness, nutrition, physical therapy, massage, medical, and childcare, along with sports and recreation all under one roof.” Dr. Purdy explained.
“For instance, when members and guests come into our facility, they have the opportunity to go through a full screening and assessment evaluation protocol with our leading team of experts to determine the best course of action as it pertains to their overall health, fitness, and wellness. Based on these results, a comprehensive program is then created for specific individuals that can encompass and include all of our various integrated services. All the while, our members/guests have the opportunity to utilize these services individually or as a part of a package tailored to their specific needs.” Dr. Purdy added.
“What makes the Rec a true, one-of-a-kind facility is its unique overall design, the various integrated services that we offer, and the warm and welcoming environment that we provide to our members and guests. In the main part of the facility, we have our welcome center, offices, childcare, smoothie and nutrition bar with lounge area, racquetball court, on- site sports medicine suite, two group fitness rooms, various cardio equipment, free weights, circuit machines, four locker rooms with on-site sauna and steam rooms, etc. Under the large dome, which also doubles as a catastrophic designation for the county, we have two full basketball courts, four volleyball courts, stadium seating, storage, and 2 privacy lounge areas. Under the small dome, we have our indoor lap pool, kiddie pool, hot tub, and 2 privacy lounge areas. Outside, we currently have covered batting cages, and a multi-sport artificial turf field that can host either a football or soccer game.” Dr. Purdy explained.
“This is all just wrapping-up phase 1 of this project. We are hoping to begin phase 2 and 3 soon, which will include: a tropical landscaping theme throughout; an 18-hole mini-golf course; a large outdoor recreational pool with slides of various sizes; an outdoor multi-sport court that will allow tennis, volleyball, and basketball; a little league/softball field; and a stand-alone childcare center with an on-site pre-school that focuses on health and education.” Dr. Purdy further explained.
“Despite all of the delays we have experienced with construction, the Covid-19 pandemic, the slight downturn in the economy, etc., we achieved a successful soft opening in July of 2021 and a grand opening in September of 2021. In a matter of 6 months after our initial opening, we have already reached almost 5,000 members here at the Rec, and this is truly an attestment to my exceptional staff and the wonderful people of Reeves County.” Dr. Purdy concluded.
4). Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD to celebrate breaking ground on the construction of Eagle Stadium at Rotary Field
On February 15, 2022, VLK Architects joined Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD to celebrate breaking ground on the construction of Eagle Stadium at Rotary Field. Eagle Stadium at Rotary Field will be the home to the Pecos High School Eagles and serve as a premier event stadium.
"We're absolutely thrilled about this new stadium and getting it up," PBTISD Superintendent Brent Jaco said. "We're going to be the envy of West Texas with this new stadium and it's going to be exciting for our kids to play in this stadium but we're also going to host other events. We're looking forward to football season, marching band contests, soccer, track and field events taking place here."
The new stadium will be a multi-purpose facility that will host football and soccer games as well as band competitions and track meets.
Additionally, the current track and turf will be resurfaced and made purple.
The new stadium is expected to cost around $17.5 million. The project includes a new pressbox, home and visitor seating, concession stands, and restrooms. Along with the stadium’s reconstruction, there will be new turf, a resurfaced track, and state-of-the-art lighting.
"We'll have aluminum bleachers but we'll also have a state-of-the-art press box," Jaco said. "It'll be a two-story press box that'll be the centerpiece of the stadium and new restrooms and concessions. We'll also have an emergency first aid area too. It's going to be better all around. It'll be more modernized."
The construction and design of the new stadium are also being done by PBTISD partners VLK Architects and BTC Construction.
Jaco says they hope to have the construction of the new stadium completed by August in time for the 2022 football season.
Members of the Pecos High School football team take part in the groundbreaking ceremony.
5.) Town of Pecos City Sports Complex “Pecos Cyclone Ballpark”
Residents and visitors enjoy our NEW multi-level, multi-million dollar sports complex.
“Cyclone Ballparks is a state-of-the-art outdoor baseball and softball complex featuring six diamond fields. Located in Pecos, TX, the facility is situated on Highway 118 and hosts youth and amateur tournaments, competitions, and events from all over West Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico. The venue features concessions, batting cages, a press box, and shade structures for a premium baseball experience. At our ballparks, you will find premium turf fields, excellent hospitality, and a premium experience at any event. To learn more about us, visit playpecos.com
Full remodel of Reeves County Golf Course
The 18-hole "Reeves" course at the Reeves County Golf Course facility in Pecos, Texas features 6,761 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. Reeves new golf course opened in 2021.
Lush greens and fairways are certain to call your name whether you're a golf pro or just starting out. Formerly a military course of the Pecos Army Air Field, this experience is a hole-in-one!
Enjoy this eighteen-hole course, which was part of the original Pecos Army Air Field. Pay one price and play all day or pop over for the evening to use our lighted driving range with an automated dispenser.
No matter how you play, it’s guaranteed to be a good time for individuals, couples, and families alike; you’re sure to appreciate the lush fairways and manicured greens, and enjoy the great Pecos outdoors.
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