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Storm rolls in
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Bill Clough photo.An unexpected thunderstorm causes drivers on Washington St. Thursday afternoon to turn on their headlines at rain streaks on windshield, windows and mirrors.
Bill Clough photo.An unexpected thunderstorm causes drivers on Washington St. Thursday afternoon to turn on their headlines at rain streaks on windshield, windows and mirrors.
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A brief thunderstorm rolled through the western portion of Bee County Thursday afternoon. With it came another brief bout of showers. Rain chances are minimal this weekend as the clouds part, letting through some spring sunshine.
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Lady Cat brings home a state medal
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Skidmore-Tynan's Cassandra Soto sets a personal record in the dead lift with a pull of 425 pounds on her third attempt at the state powerlifting meet on Saturday. Soto finished fifth in the 220-plus class.
Skidmore-Tynan's Cassandra Soto sets a personal record in the dead lift with a pull of 425 pounds on her third attempt at the state powerlifting meet on Saturday. Soto finished fifth in the 220-plus class.
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CORPUS CHRISTI – Cassandra Soto set two personal bests and brought home a state medal for the Skidmore-Tynan Lady Cat powerlifting team on Saturday afternoon. Soto finished fifth on a tiebreaker in the 3A 220-plus class at the Texas High School Women’s Powerlifting Association State Championships at the American Bank Center. Soto opened with a personal-best squat of 405 but found herself well back in the pack after the first discipline. She climbed into medal contention in the second discipline, the bench press, after pressing 225 pounds. Then, in the dead lift, she successfully pulled on her first two lifts, putting herself into contention for the final medal in the class. Hebbronville’s Claudia Avila went three lifters ahead of Soto with a chance to lock up the fifth spot, but she missed at 400. That opened the door for Soto to bump up from the 410 she originally called for to 425, which would tie her with Avila. Soto successfully pulled the 425 pounds—a new personal best for her—and she secured the fifth-place finish on the body-weight tiebreaker with Avila. Both Soto and Avila finished with a total weight of 1,055 pounds. Soto’s younger sister, Catrina, also qualified for and competed at the state meet for the Lady Cats. Catrina finished 17th in the 165-pound class, posting a total weight of 740 pounds. She posted a squat of 310 pounds, bench pressed 125 pounds and dead lifted 305 pounds. The Lady Cats finished 35th in the team standings with one point. Hebbronville won the team title with 26 points. Ballinger was second with 17, San Diego was third with 16, and Bishop was fourth with 13 points.
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Eagles clipped by Wildcats 13-10
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Matthew Gonzales allowed 12 runs in the 13-10 loss to Yorktown last Tuesday.
Matthew Gonzales allowed 12 runs in the 13-10 loss to Yorktown last Tuesday.
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YORKTOWN – It was a scoring spree from both varsity baseball squads, but the Yorktown Wildcats got the upper hand over the visiting Pettus Eagles, 13-10, last Tuesday. Throughout the contest, one team would score and the other would respond quickly. The Wildcats got started first, scoring two in the first inning. The Eagles responded, scoring three of their own at the top of the second, taking the lead. The back-and-forth affair continued in the second as Yorktown scored four runs, retaking the lead at 6-3. The Eagles scored three to tie the game in the their half of the fourth, but by the inning’s end, the Wildcats scored three of their own, maintaining a three-run lead at 9-6. In the fifth, Pettus’ Kyle Camden stole home and a Diego Delgado RBI single led to a Jose Cruz score, narrowing the gap to one. The Wildcats matched the pair of runs and tacked on two more runs, giving them a 13-8 cushion heading into the seventh. The Eagles scored a pair of runs in the seventh, with Cruz scoring the 10th run courtesy of a Wesley Sharp single to cut the deficit to three. However, Lucas Boyd grounded out to end the game. Matthew Gonzales took the loss for the Eagles, allowing 12 runs in five innings. The Eagles now stand at 2-9 on the season.
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New park features on horizon
by Tim Delaney
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REFUGIO – A splash park, bleachers for Little League, lighting for the girls softball field, playground equipment, multi-purpose court, jogging and bike trail, horse shoes/washer area and a covered pavilion were all on the Refugio City Council’s wish list Tuesday night, March 24. The wish list came together during a public hearing with public input what to ask for in a Texas Parks and Wildlife grant that would benefit Refugio’s Heritage Park’s recreation needs. In a related item, the council approved a resolution to apply for the grant. “It’s an extremely competitive grant,” said Donna Johnson, representative from Grant Works Inc., the Austin company that will help with the application and the administration of the grant. Johnson added the grant had limited funds available statewide. She said the city would be required to match funds from the state, but could do so over two annual budget periods. She added that the Refugio Little League committed $2,000 and a scoreboard toward the match, the Refugio Boys and Girls Club also has intentions to contribute as well as some Refugio families. Johnson said those commitments shows community involvement, another requirement of the grant. Another requirement was to introduce three new things to the park. She said the horseshoes, butterfly garden and splash park would satisfy that point. “The big bulk would be the lights for the field and the pavilion near the Boys and Girls Club,” she said. “If dollars are left over, then we can look into other activities.” She estimated that the grant would mean about $150,000 to $180,000, and that the city would have to commit $30,000 to match the funds ($15,000 a year for two years). Johnson said she has to turn in the application Friday, but said it was doable. “It will be nine months to a year for awards,” she said. She added it would be two years before the projects were completed. “Once we get the contract, then we’ll have to go through the whole process – competitive bids on this stuff,” she said.
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New park features on horizon
by Tim Delaney
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REFUGIO – A splash park, bleachers for Little League, lighting for the girls softball field, playground equipment, multi-purpose court, jogging and bike trail, horse shoes/washer area and a covered pavilion were all on the Refugio City Council’s wish list Tuesday night, March 24. The wish list came together during a public hearing with public input what to ask for in a Texas Parks and Wildlife grant that would benefit Refugio’s Heritage Park’s recreation needs. In a related item, the council approved a resolution to apply for the grant. “It’s an extremely competitive grant,” said Donna Johnson, representative from Grant Works Inc., the Austin company that will help with the application and the administration of the grant. Johnson added the grant had limited funds available statewide. She said the city would be required to match funds from the state, but could do so over two annual budget periods. She added that the Refugio Little League committed $2,000 and a scoreboard toward the match, the Refugio Boys and Girls Club also has intentions to contribute as well as some Refugio families. Johnson said those commitments shows community involvement, another requirement of the grant. Another requirement was to introduce three new things to the park. She said the horseshoes, butterfly garden and splash park would satisfy that point. “The big bulk would be the lights for the field and the pavilion near the Boys and Girls Club,” she said. “If dollars are left over, then we can look into other activities.” She estimated that the grant would mean about $150,000 to $180,000, and that the city would have to commit $30,000 to match the funds ($15,000 a year for two years). Johnson said she has to turn in the application Friday, but said it was doable. “It will be nine months to a year for awards,” she said. She added it would be two years before the projects were completed. “Once we get the contract, then we’ll have to go through the whole process – competitive bids on this stuff,” she said.
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