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Volunteers needed for grass-roots projects
by Jenifer Jordan
Sep 05, 2015 | 26 views | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Contributed photo.Members of the UTSA EFSCDP, LOCAL, and LOC Judge Jim Huff (center, seated) met for the last economic development workshop in Three Rivers on Thursday. Huff also proclaimed Aug. 27 as LOCAL Day in the county.
Contributed photo.Members of the UTSA EFSCDP, LOCAL, and LOC Judge Jim Huff (center, seated) met for the last economic development workshop in Three Rivers on Thursday. Huff also proclaimed Aug. 27 as LOCAL Day in the county.
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LIVE OAK COUNTY – The Live Oak County Advancement League recently completed a three-month workshop series in Community Development and Capacity Building, facilitated by UTSA’s Eagle Ford Shale Community Development Program. The group met every two weeks for a four-hour class on topics such as trust, future search, scenario planning and several of the many ways and intricacies for grant writing and proposal submission. LOCAL is looking for volunteers who would like to meet once a month for about an hour at a time and pursue local grass-roots projects. They have completed a 12-page strategic action plan laying out some of the priorities and identifying five projects that the workshop participants want to see completed in the community of Live Oak County. “It was a pleasure to be welcomed into Live Oak County by the local leadership and, throughout the three-month workshop series, by the residents of Three Rivers and George West,” said Mario Neira, project manager. “Kind people like (these) make our job more enjoyable.” The next meeting will take place in Three Rivers at the Dairy Queen Community Room at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 8. “The idea is to have a short meeting to discuss progress every second Tuesday of the month,” Neira said. “The meetings will be held in TR one month and GW the next.” Judge Jim Huff attended the final workshop meeting and signed a proclamation recognizing the group for its efforts in identifying community needs and dedicating Aug. 27 of every year as LOCAL Day in Live Oak County.
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All - Tourney Lady Horns
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Lady Horn all-tournament winners are: (from left) Christina Sok – chosen at Yorktown Tournament; Kylie Wallace – selected at Goliad Tournament; and Taylor Thompson – named at the Sinton Classic Tournament.
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‘Old’ but not Forgotten
by Paul Gonzales
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The view from Farm to Market road 666 as you enter southbound in to ‘Old’ San Patricio. There are numerous historical markers in the town, but if you want to read them all in place you can. In front of the replica courthouse they are all on display for your reading enjoyment.
The view from Farm to Market road 666 as you enter southbound in to ‘Old’ San Patricio. There are numerous historical markers in the town, but if you want to read them all in place you can. In front of the replica courthouse they are all on display for your reading enjoyment.
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Some of the items at the Old San Patricio Museum seen here include some vintage typewriters, old cameras and a very ornate cash register from the local store that burned down a few years ago.
Some of the items at the Old San Patricio Museum seen here include some vintage typewriters, old cameras and a very ornate cash register from the local store that burned down a few years ago.
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Drive south on Farm to Market road 666, and you’ll see a few old houses, a museum and a replica courthouse between Mathis and Calallen. And by the time the sign welcoming visitors is visible, it’s already passed. This quaint little place is San Patricio. Or ‘Old’ San Patricio as it’s affectionately known by most locals. The story of the old town started in 1824 when Mexico gained it’s independence from Spain. Texas was still part of Mexico, so in order to try and maintain control of the huge chunk of land, they encouraged colonization and granted large tracts of land to empresarios, a person who has been granted the right to settle on land in exchange for recruiting and taking responsibility for new settlers. It was the Irish that chose to colonize the area which ran from San Patricio, Live Oak, Atascosa, Bee and part of Bexar counties. Eventually, Empresario James McGloin decided that San Patricio was a good place to settle and named it San Patricio de Hibernia in honor of St. Patrick. The town currently has a population of 395, which will seem like a lot once you visit the town. “A lot of the people that live here are the dependents of the original founders,” City of San Patricio chairperson Margo Byerley said. “It was the county seat at first, then when the courthouse burned they moved the county seat to Sinton. “When they did that, this town just died.” The decision for the railroad to bypass San Patricio didn’t help either. In 1893, it ceased to be incorporated until 1971 when a Corpus Christi dam threatened to flood San Patricio. A lawsuit finally protected the historic town which spurred interest to renovate and restore some of the town’s landmarks. San Patricio is also the home of the World Championship Rattlesnake Races, which Byerley is the president of. More than 20,000 spectators from all over the world visit the town for the annual event. One of San Patricio’s most notable residents was Chepita Rodriguez. At the age of 63, she was the first woman to be put to death by the state of Texas. Not something you’d see on the welcoming sign. And it is perhaps due to her tragic death and the death of the many soldiers who died in battles around the area that the town has been visited by many professional paranormal investigators. And some not-so-professional investigators. “Every Halloween we have to stay in town and watch stuff,” Byerley said. “When the family still owned the Dougherty house, kid’s would break in there on Halloween night.” So one Halloween night Byerley decided to stay on the balcony above the front porch. She called the sheriff to let him know, and he quickly grew concerned about her being up there all alone. “He said, ‘What if you see – ’, and I said ‘if I see a ghost I’ll let you know,” she added with a laugh. Byerley said that as soon as the sun went down and it began to grow dark, her first set of visitors drove up in their Jeep to check out the old, spooky house. “One said, ‘Ooo, the fog’s moving in!’ and I said, ‘Can I help y’all?’ “You should have seen those kids. “That was kind of fun.” Right in the middle of town sits the San Patricio museum which is chock full of historic items from the area such as rifles, toys, photos and not to mention prehistoric fossils. Even though San Patricio seems small and lackluster, it has a rich history and a visit to the old site and museum is something passersby may want to finally stop and enjoy. The museum is open the first Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. until noon and 1:30 until 2:30 p.m. You can call 361-547-5351 to make an appointment or for any questions.
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Beeville triumphs; Pettus, S-T fall
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Beeville 34, Ingleside 27 INGLESIDE – Beeville outscored host Ingleside 20-7 over the middle two quarters to pick up its first victory of the season on Friday night at Mustang Stadium. The win marked the first road victory for Beeville under Jimmie Mitchell. The Trojans' last road victory was a 41-13 triumph over Tuloso-Midway in Week 11 of the 2012 season. Beeville improved to 1-1 with the win and faces Orange Grove in its home opener next week at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Louise 41, Pettus 2 PETTUS – The visiting Hornets scored 28 first-quarter points to run away from Pettus on Friday night at James V. Beauchamp Stadium. The loss dropped the Eagles to 0-2 on the year. They will face Bloomington on the road next week. Woodsboro 30, Skidmore-Tynan 10 WOODSBORO – The Eagles handed the visitors their first loss of the season on Friday night at Eagle Stadium. Woodsboro led 10-0 after one and tacked on a pair of scores in the second for a 24-0 halftime lead on its way to the victory. Skidmore fell to 1-1 on the year. The Bobcats host Kenedy at Bobcat Stadium next week.
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September 04, 2015
No disrespect to Mr. Rodriguez, I agree with the letter to the editor. I believe we should try to get someone with fresh ideas. Thank you Mr. Rodriguez for helping BISD get the new school year started. Hope your good health continues.