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Flournoy Park skating facility
Flournoy Park skating facility
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Center opening.Gary Kent photo.The first of several new businesses was open this week at a new commercial center at 2400 N. St. Mary's St. Rue 21, a clothing store, will be joined in the near future by a Super Cuts facility and a Pizza Hut To Go, take out restaurant. According to City Buikdong Inspector Albert Vilches, the facility has five spaces for businesses and some are still available for lease.
Center opening.Gary Kent photo.The first of several new businesses was open this week at a new commercial center at 2400 N. St. Mary's St. Rue 21, a clothing store, will be joined in the near future by a Super Cuts facility and a Pizza Hut To Go, take out restaurant. According to City Buikdong Inspector Albert Vilches, the facility has five spaces for businesses and some are still available for lease.
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Many blessings to share
by Chip Latcham
Nov 26, 2014 | 165 views | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Thanksgiving takes on a lot of different meanings for different folks this year. First, we give thanks we are not living in Ferguson, Missouri, where rioting, looting and burning have replaced basic reason, understanding of legal rights and forgiveness. Tragically, many of those causing the chaos and destroying that town and its reputation forever do not even reside there and were incited by the media. Indeed, we are thankful to be living in a quiet South Texas community that looks after and takes care of its own. Some examples: Mary Perales lost her home, a travel trailer on East U.S. Highway 59, that burned on Nov. 17. Yet a friend has offered her a place to stay and a stranger offered her use of a trailer house. The Red Cross has helped with vouchers for food and clothing for her and a child she is trying to adopt. Friends have donated clothing for Lorenzo, who wears a size 5 Toddler, but more is still needed. An account has been set up online at www.gofundme.com/hl2hlo. However, she counts her blessings of friends and family. “I am one of the lucky ones, regardless of what I lost,” she says. Secondly, Pettus held its Thanksgiving Dinner last Wednesday. A savory meal of turkey, dressing and all the trimmings was served to 300 PISD students and nearly 200 community members. “Pettus ISD is one of the last cafeterias in our area that cooks from scratch. We do it all,” explains PISD Food Service Director Mario Monjaras. He and his staff of five began planning for the Thanksgiving dinner in October. The dinner proceeded without a hitch, Monjares says, thanks to coordinated teamwork of his crew, including school nurse Kay Mix. “It was an assembly line,” he says. Also, the Coastal Bend Day of Giving, held on Nov. 18, received an unprecedented amount of support from neighbors and friends. Two local nonprofit organizations were among the 35 in the area which benefited from this outpouring of generosity. The Beeville Vineyard (which assists the city’s needy) received $42,999.40, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Beeville, which includes the clubs of Refugio and Taft, received a total of $10,640.29, which will be split between the three accordingly. “Thank you to our generous community for making this a truly incredible day,” said Karen Selim, president and CEO of the Coastal Bend Community Foundation. Again, we are proud and fortunate to reside in a caring community. Happy Thanksgiving!
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Cougars fall in region debut
by Kevin J. Keller
Nov 26, 2014 | 259 views | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Coastal Bend’s Chelsea Foster, rear, tries to go up for a shot over Panola’s Marianna Duran on Saturday.
Coastal Bend’s Chelsea Foster, rear, tries to go up for a shot over Panola’s Marianna Duran on Saturday.
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Coastal Bend’s Brianna Williams (33) spins around Panola defender Taylor Washington.
Coastal Bend’s Brianna Williams (33) spins around Panola defender Taylor Washington.
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Coastal Bend guard Dezarai Spencer, right, drives around Panola defender Kadesha Barry during their game on Saturday afternoon.
Coastal Bend guard Dezarai Spencer, right, drives around Panola defender Kadesha Barry during their game on Saturday afternoon.
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BEEVILLE – The Coastal Bend women’s basketball team opened Region XIV play with a loss on Saturday afternoon. Panola dumped the Cougars 83-61. “Region XIV is the best women’s basketball region in the nation,” said Cougar coach April Bruene. “The level of competition—Panola isn’t even ranked—is just going to get harder and harder and harder. “This is a good wake-up call.” After the early stages, the Cougars never seriously threatened. Panola led 48-24 by the break, holding CBC to just seven field goals in the half. Coastal Bend won the second half 37-35. “We’ve been working hard on half-court offense, and the things we’ve gotten to work on, we did today,” Bruene said. “But, there’s still a lot more for us to do.” Brianna Williams poured in a game-best 23 points to go with six assists, four rebounds and two steals. Grace Riley was also in double figures with 11. An’Jonae Woodson grabbed a team-best eight boards. “The girls were shocked that our goal is just to make this Region XIV tournament,” Bruene said. “We have to be in the top eight out of 11, and even that’s going to be a struggle. They thought I was aiming a little too low, but after today, .... Hill 79, CBC 53 Hill held Williams to just 3-of-15 shooting and beat the Cougars handily last Wednesday. Hill built a 41-26 halftime lead and won the second half 38-27. Dezarai Spencer paced Coastal Bend with 16 points off the bench. Williams had 15 points, eight of which came at the line. Zandra Emanuel also reached double digits with 10. “That’s what going to happen because we play everybody home and home,” Bruene said about the loss. “We’re going to do really well the first time we play someone, but then they’re going to know our strengths, and they’re going to shut those down. That’s when everybody else has to be able to step up, and that didn’t happen.” Kevin J. Keller is the sports editor at the Bee-Picayune and can be reached at 343-5223, or at sports@mySouTex.com, or follow him on Twitter, @beepicsports.
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Lady Eagles drop home opener
Nov 26, 2014 | 175 views | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Pettus guard Sierra Woleslagle (2) throws a pass to teammate Hana Kruger on the baseline during the Eagles’ loss to visiting London.
Pettus guard Sierra Woleslagle (2) throws a pass to teammate Hana Kruger on the baseline during the Eagles’ loss to visiting London.
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PETTUS – The Pettus girls basketball team dropped its home opener last Tuesday. The visiting London Lady Pirates ran out to a double-digit lead after one en route to a 67-25 victory over the Eagles. “Transition defense, transition defense, transition defense,” said Eagle coach Oscar Vasquez about the loss. “They beat us up the court early and it showed on the scoreboard.” Vasquez did take away two positives in the loss. “Our ball movement was 10 times better than our previous game and we also got the ball into the post which led to us getting to the line 21 times.” London built a 14-4 advantage through the opening quarter and stretched that to 29-12 by the break. The Pirates then won the third 23-7 and the fourth 15-6. Alexi Alsobrook led the Eagles with seven points, while Blanca Prieto chipped in six. Hana Kruger had four points to go with a team-best six rebounds. The loss was the second straight by the Eagles to begin the season. Junior varsity London 18, Pettus 17 The Lady Pirates held off a furious Eagle rally for a one-point win over Pettus. London led 8-2 after one, 11-6 after two and 16-6 going to the fourth before Pettus rallied. The Eagles posted 11 fourth-quarter points, but it wasn’t enough to get the win. Sicily Galindo led Pettus with team bests in points (eight) and rebounds (six).
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