Weslaco’s Figueroa scores 6th-round TKO against Castro
SAN ANTONIO — Weslaco’s Brandon “The Heartbreaker” Figueroa scored a sixth-round TKO against Carlos Castro in his debut at 126 pounds Saturday night at the Alamodome in San Antonio in a World Boxing Council featherweight title eliminator bout on SHOWTIME. Figueroa proceeded to land a string of unanswered punches to Castro’s head and body, forcing the referee to stop the fight. Two of the three judges had Figueroa ahead 49-45 and 48-46 on their cards, with one judge with Castro in the lead 48-46. Figueroa, who landed 149 of 485 punches, knocked Castro down during the third round after a flurry of punches against the ropes. The knockdown by Figueroa was only the second time Castro has touched the canvas in his career.myrgv.com
Weslaco’s Figueroa eyes title shot in new weight class
The younger Figueroa still hopes for a rematch against Fulton at 126 pounds. “I learned a lot from the Fulton fight and grew a lot because of it,” Figueroa said. Castro’s journey to fight night mirrors that of Figueroa in that they’re both coming off their first career defeats and are moving up in weight. I know he’s going to come to fight with a lot to prove. We’re both coming off fresh losses and moving up in weight, so I know we’re stepping into that ring to make a statement.”[email protected]itor.commyrgv.com
H-E-B stores remove limits on bread, milk, meat items following winter storm crisis
H-E-B partner confirmed positive for COVID-19, store officials saySAN ANTONIO – All H-E-B stores have returned to normal operating hours and product purchasing limits have been reduced following the dangerous wintry conditions that spread across the region just weeks ago. Items such as bakery bread, tortillas, milk, and all meat items are no longer being limited for customers, according to the grocery chain’s website. Listed below are H-E-B’s current product purchasing limits:Food items (all H-E-B stores, does not apply to Joe V’s Smart Shop stores in Houston)Water Gallons – Limit 2Water multipack – Limit 2Baby Water Gallons – Limit 2Baby Water multipack – Limit 2Ice – Limit 2Food items (only for H-E-B stores in the Border area)Eggs (smaller than 30 count) – Limit 2Eggs (count 30 or larger) – Limit 1Non-food items (all H-E-B stores)Paper towels – Limit 2 (does not apply to Joe V’s Smart Shop stores in Houston)Propane Tanks – Limit 2Aerosol disinfectant sprays – 2 items(Isopropyl) Alcohol swabs – 2 itemsFirst Aid and Cleaning Gloves – 2 itemsTrial & Travel Size Disinfectant Wipes/Sprays – Limit 2Charcoal – Limit 2Real-time updates to store hours and operations can be found on H-E-B Newsroom at heb.com/newsroom. This article will be continuously updated. Check back for the latest information.
Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona dies at 60
Argentine soccer superstar Diego Armando Maradona cheers after the Napoli team clinched its first Italian major league title in Naples, Italy, on May 10, 1987. The Argentine soccer great was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity. The office of Argentina's president said it will decree three days of national mourning, and the Argentine soccer association expressed its sorrow on Twitter. “Maradona inspires us,” said then-Argentina striker Carlos Tevez, explaining his country’s everyman fascination with Maradona at the 2006 World Cup in Germany. He failed another doping test for stimulants and was thrown out of the 1994 World Cup in the United States.