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The driver of a concrete truck that rolled over on Farm-to-Market Road 2678 was taken to Refuigo County Memorial Hospital with non life-threatening injuries Friday, Aug. 28.. The accident was caused by a tire blow out and did not involve any other vehicles.
Tim Delaney photo The driver of a concrete truck that rolled over on Farm-to-Market Road 2678 was taken to Refuigo County Memorial Hospital with non life-threatening injuries Friday, Aug. 28.. The accident was caused by a tire blow out and did not involve any other vehicles.
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Concrete truck rolls over
by Tim Delaney
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The driver of a concrete truck that rolled over on Farm-to-Market Road 2678 was taken to Refuigo County Memorial Hospital with non life-threatening injuries Friday, Aug. 28.. The accident was caused by a tire blow out and did not involve any other vehicles.
Tim Delaney photo The driver of a concrete truck that rolled over on Farm-to-Market Road 2678 was taken to Refuigo County Memorial Hospital with non life-threatening injuries Friday, Aug. 28.. The accident was caused by a tire blow out and did not involve any other vehicles.
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REFUGIO COUNTY – The driver of a concrete truck that rolled over on Farm-to-Market Road 2678 was taken to Refugio County Memorial Hospital with non life-threatening injuries Friday, Aug. 28, according to Department of Public Safety Trooper Mike Perkins. Perkins said the accident was caused by a tire blow out on the driver’s side, fourth axle, and did not involve any other vehicles. The accident happened around 11 a.m. about eight miles south of Refugio. The truck, with a full load, was traveling in the northbound lane when it experienced the blowout. The truck was forced into the southbound lane but was then thrown back into the northbound lane and rolled over, skidding to a halt in the northbound lane. A bystander said the driver was from Aransas Pass. Traffic was stopped on both sides of the highway off an on as the concrete truck was removed from the highway. The road was cleared around 3:15 p.m. More information will be posted as it is received.
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New era begins Friday for Tigers
by Coy Slavik, Advance-Guard Editor
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Members of the 2015 Goliad Tiger varsity football team are, front row from left, trainer LaToya Haste, Keve Franklin-Williams, Justice Gutierrez, Jesus Revilla, Colton Rifenburgh, Trey Ingram, Cody Soto, Fabian Vargas, DJ Taylor, Kamron Boggess, Orion Hosey and student-trainer Shay Kowalik; second row, Tyler Perez, Tangle Johnson, John Dorsett, Colby Zamzow, Rhett Davis, Uyless Bland, Tyler Vaughn, Matthew Haney, Zach Irby, Kassidy Bego, Jaylon Johnson and student-trainer Kyra Williams; third row, Matthew Benavides, Ethan Whaley, Blake Weise, Toby Trevino, Ricky Waer, Steven Koehne, Kyle Tipton, Mac Wimberly, Duncan Mackay and student-trainer Aubrey Williams; fourth row, coaches Patrick Sanchez, Greg Carrera, Tim Collins, Stu Taylor, Kyle Taylor, Jonah Patton, Kevin Salazar, Gordon Jones, Patrick Mackay and Michael Whitehead; and, back row, coaches Stacy Zamzow, Christopher Pustka and Jack Price.
Members of the 2015 Goliad Tiger varsity football team are, front row from left, trainer LaToya Haste, Keve Franklin-Williams, Justice Gutierrez, Jesus Revilla, Colton Rifenburgh, Trey Ingram, Cody Soto, Fabian Vargas, DJ Taylor, Kamron Boggess, Orion Hosey and student-trainer Shay Kowalik; second row, Tyler Perez, Tangle Johnson, John Dorsett, Colby Zamzow, Rhett Davis, Uyless Bland, Tyler Vaughn, Matthew Haney, Zach Irby, Kassidy Bego, Jaylon Johnson and student-trainer Kyra Williams; third row, Matthew Benavides, Ethan Whaley, Blake Weise, Toby Trevino, Ricky Waer, Steven Koehne, Kyle Tipton, Mac Wimberly, Duncan Mackay and student-trainer Aubrey Williams; fourth row, coaches Patrick Sanchez, Greg Carrera, Tim Collins, Stu Taylor, Kyle Taylor, Jonah Patton, Kevin Salazar, Gordon Jones, Patrick Mackay and Michael Whitehead; and, back row, coaches Stacy Zamzow, Christopher Pustka and Jack Price.
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GOLIAD – Kyle Taylor is pleased with what he has seen from the Goliad Tigers heading into Friday night’s season opener against the Victoria St. Joseph Flyers. The Tigers dominated Taft and Karnes City in a pair of scrimmages, scoring a combined 11 touchdowns while allowing only one. “We’re farther ahead than what I thought we would be,” Taylor said Monday as the Tigers prepared for their 7:30 p.m. Friday matchup at Victoria’s Patti Welder Stadium. “I thought we were going to take a lot more rebuilding, but the kids really worked hard in the offseason. That’s built their confidence.” Taylor will begin his second stint as the Tigers’ head coach Friday night. He compiled a 41-15 record during the 1994-98 seasons. After serving two seasons as Goliad’s offensive coordinator, Taylor was named the head coach in February to replace retiring John Mares. Goliad blanked St. Joseph 52-0 in last season’s opener at Tiger Field. Taylor said he expects a tougher contest Friday night against the Flyers, whose head coach is Goliad alum Dustin Meaux. “You can definitely tell that their bigger and stronger than what they were last year,” Taylor said of the Flyers, who went 2-9 in 2014. “They’re better and I know they’re fired up about playing us. It ought to be a fun game to watch.” The Tigers’ offense, led by Taylor’s son, DJ Taylor, at quarterback, displayed its big-play potential in both scrimmages. Taylor hopes to see the offense and defense even more dominant than they were against Taft and Karnes City. “I just want to make sure we’re better Friday night than we were at our last scrimmage,” Taylor said. “I’ve been nothing but happy with the kids’ work habits.” Starting running back Orion Hosey will miss Friday’s game with a foot injury. Taylor said several of his players have experienced nagging injuries during the preseason. “If we can get healthy, we’ll be in good shape,” Taylor said. “Right now, we have some kids having to play both ways.” Taylor said he promoted two freshmen – defensive end/running back Logan Bland and defensive end Angel Hernandez – to the varsity after last week’s scrimmage. “We just want to make sure they are playing somewhere,” Taylor said. “We don’t want them standing on the sidelines. “I would rather them stay down, but the staff really believes physically they are ready.” Goliad and St. Joseph will meet in a junior varsity contest Thursday at 5 p.m. at Tiger Field. The Goliad White freshman team will play against the Yorktown freshmen at Yorktown on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Check mySouTex.com and follow The Advance-Guard on Twitter and Facebook for scores and updates.
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Friends, family in disbelief after killings
by Jason Collins
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The family of Maria Lucia Martinez Ramirez create a memorial to her Monday.
The family of Maria Lucia Martinez Ramirez create a memorial to her Monday.
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Mirenda Caudillo straightens the memorial for Emilee Barrera Monday.
Mirenda Caudillo straightens the memorial for Emilee Barrera Monday.
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BEEVILLE – White stones form the shapes of hearts. Crosses hold reminders that these two spots on Garfield Street are where two women were killed during a party Saturday. The two were run over when a fight broke out about 3:30 a.m. “It didn’t matter what happened. These two girls didn’t have to die,” said Micaela Martinez, one of those who visited the spot this week. The two killed were Emilee Barrera, 21, who was pronounced dead once arriving at the hospital, and Maria Lucia Martinez Ramirez, 26, who died at the scene. Martinez, the grandmother of Maria, watched as her family created this tribute, the second to go up in so many days. “It tears you up inside,” the grandmother said. “The pain is unbearable.” Maria’s aunt, Amanda Martinez, stood staring at the newly anchored yellow cross. “This is unreal,” she said. “It hurts. “I hope nobody has to go through something like that.” Sandra Lee Martinez, Maria’s mother, stood holding a small white cross—the first marker that went up this week. Her composure collapsed quickly as she cried, “My daughter is gone. My baby.” For the past few days, visitors have been coming to this spot. It’s an unassuming spot in the bend of the road just west of Moreno Middle School. Some stopped. Others would slow and turn around at the dead end. Mirenda Caudillo was one of those who stopped to pay respects Monday. “It is a horrible tragedy,” she said. She knew both Maria and Emilee socially as they had similar friends. Both, she said, were compassionate mothers who would do anything for their children. Like so many who passed and stopped, the reality of the situation was difficult to grasp. Detective Sgt. Greg Baron was one of the first to be called the night the two women died. His description was one of “chaos” as 50 or more people were fighting outside in the grass. Arriving quickly were deputies, troopers and ambulances. “It took 15 minutes to get control of the scene,” Baron said. Even by then, the man accused of killing the two women and injuring a third had left the scene. Details of what transpired during the minutes before are still being sorted out. “The suspect was involved in an altercation with another subject,” Baron said. Monday afternoon, details of what transpired were still being told by those there that night. Some talked about the fight. Others about the driver and the skid marks left on the roadway still visible. Baron said that with so many people involved, it will take time to sort through the details. A reconstruction team from the Texas Rangers is assisting in determining what happened. This doesn’t provide the comfort so many long for. Shortly after the investigation of the deaths, the police department issued a statement asking for patience and civility. In an online post, the department writes, “We ask that the citizens of Beeville remain calm and let law enforcement and the judicial system do our jobs. “Let’s not make matters worse by continuing violence.” Jason Collins is the editor at the Bee-Picayune and can be reached at 343-5221, or at editor@mySouTex.com.
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