VOLLEYBALL HIGHLIGHTS: Steele knocks off East Central in five-set thriller, Randolph sweeps Marion, La Vernia defeats Cuero
Week 9 of the high school volleyball season features a dramatic, five-set thriller, as Steele tops East Central in a crucial District 27-6A matchup, Randolph sweeps Marion to remain undefeated in 26-3A and La Vernia takes on Cuero in 27-4A.
Defense lifts Reagan past Madison in 28-6A; Highlands QB Gutierrez throws 6 TDs in win over Burbank; Jourdanton hands Marion first loss
Week 6 of the high school football season featured a defensive battle between Reagan and Madison, an offensive shootout between Highlands and Burbank, and upsets like Edison defeating Lanier.
Indiana woman who strangled stepdaughter gets life sentence
A northern Indiana woman convicted of murder in the strangulation death of her 10-year-old stepdaughter was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Amanda Carmack, of Gas City, was sentenced during a hearing Wednesday. A jury convicted her last month on murder, strangulation, neglect and battery charges in the killing of Skylea Carmack.news.yahoo.com
Somerset stuns Southside in Battle of 1604; Steele’s defense shuts down Reagan; Holmes, McCollum, Kennedy still undefeated
The Somerset Bulldogs are just one of several area teams piecing together impressive starts to the 2021 high school football season, alongside the likes of Steele, Holmes and Kennedy.
HIGHLIGHTS: Smithson Valley baseball takes game 1, Navarro, Marion start Regional Semifinal series
Smithson Valley scores three runs in the top of the 6th to defeat Eagle Pass in game one of their best-of-three Class 6A Regional Semifinal, while Navarro takes on Calallen in Class 4A and Marion comes up short in a pair of close contests with London in Class 3A.
Schuchart’s late shot lifts Jourdanton boys to dramatic comeback victory over Marion
DEVINE – Clyde Schuchart hit the game-winning three with 4 seconds left in regulation, and Jourdanton erased a 12-point halftime deficit to defeat Marion and clinch the program’s first trip to the Regional Semifinals.
Grandson of Harding and lover wants president's body exhumed
FILE - In this April 13, 1921, file photo, President Warren G. Harding throws out the first ball to open the Washington Senators' baseball season. The illegitimate grandson of U.S. President Warren G. Harding has gone to court seeking to dig up the Republican's remains from the presidential memorial where they have lain since 1927. (AP Photo/FIle)COLUMBUS, Ohio – The grandson of U.S. President Warren G. Harding and his lover, Nan Britton, went to court in an effort to get the Republican’s remains exhumed from the presidential memorial where they have lain since 1927. James Blaesing told an Ohio court that he is seeking Harding’s disinterment as a way “to establish with scientific certainty” that he is the 29th president’s blood relation. The openings of the renovated historic sites in Marion and of the Warren G. Harding Presidential Center have been indefinitely delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Beach said.
High school football game south of San Antonio canceled due to COVID-19
KENEDY A high school football game scheduled for week one of the 2020 season has been canceled. Kenedy Independent School District, located just an hour south of San Antonio, announced on their Facebook page late Tuesday night that another member of their coaching staff has tested positive for the coronavirus, forcing the Lions to cancel Fridays season-opener against Karnes City. This most recent result brings the schools total number of positive cases up to four, including three coaches and one player. With this new information, we feel the virus is still active, and we have come to a decision to cancel this Saturdays football game with Karnes City, the announcement detailed. MORE HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL COVERAGE
Trump campaign Iowa staffer found dead
A Trump campaign staffer, James Xing, died in Marion, Iowa, on Thursday night, the Republican party said. Xing served as Trump campaign Regional Field Director in the Cedar Rapids area. Xing's Twitter feed shows that he had previously worked for the Trump campaign in Nevada. James Xing. Twitter / James XingAccording to Xing's LinkedIn page, he moved to Iowa in October after spending the previous four months working in Las Vegas.cbsnews.com
Lobos play Lytle in hoops action
UHS girls vie in Kinchlow TuesdayThe Uvalde Lobos will host the Lytle Pirates in non-district basketball competition Tuesday. Varsity tip-off time in Uvalde High Schools Harvey Kinchlow Gym is set for 6:30 p.m. Some of the leading players for Lytle this season include forward Kiara Nixon, a 5-foot-7 senior, and guards Autumn Farias, a 5-foot-5 senior, Kylie Mask, a 5-foot-4 junior, and Adriana Rios, a 5-foot-4 junior. Nixon scored 18 points in Lytles 62-38 win over Marion, while Farias netted 17 points and Mask totaled 10 points. Fowards Abby Moreno, a 5-foot-8 junior, and Clarissia Ramos, a 5-foot-7 junior, each pulled down seven rebounds in the Marion game.uvaldeleadernews.com
As poll numbers slide, Warren wrestles with Medicare for All dilemma
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren holds a town hall event in West Des Moines, Iowa, U.S. November 25, 2019. Now that Warren has put her $20.5-trillion Medicare For All plan on the table, they want the candidate to try harder to win over doubting voters. In three Iowa town halls, Warren mentioned Medicare for All only after asked or fleetingly at the end of her stump speeches. Iowa state Senator Clair Celsi, who endorsed Warren, has suggested the campaign produce explanatory videos to persuade people leery of the proposal, just as she used to be. Krupa plans to caucus for Warren but fears not making an overt case for Medicare for All could hurt her chances.feeds.reuters.com
Philanthropist, Film Industry Veteran Eye San Antonio for Special Effects Academy
The issue struck a chord with Mark Marion, a retired telecom executive and philanthropist who moved to San Antonio last year. Marion partnered with film industry veteran Carlos Arguello, whom he had met at a tech conference, to bring ACCE Academy to San Antonio. Arguello and Marion are looking to open the nonprofit ACCE Academy in San Antonio and train 150 students in its first year, and 300 the next. Another source of revenue for the academy could come from an ACCE commercial production studio, which would operate in San Antonio as a for-profit entity sharing in box-office profits. An invitation to operate at Port San Antonio is on hold, Marion said, until the program grows larger and additional space is needed.therivardreport.com
Jose B. Amaya Sr.
Jose B. Amaya Sr.Jose B. Amaya Sr., 95, of Sabinal died on July 29, 2019, in Marion, Illinois. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 10:00 am at St. Patricks Catholic Church in Sabinal with interment to follow at St. Patricks Catholic Cemetery. Amaya was preceded in death by two sons, Ray Amaya and James Amaya; his parents; two sisters, Emma Amaya and Isabel A. Puente; and seven brothers, Maximo Amaya, Isidro Amaya, Pablo Amaya, Juan Amaya, Demetrio Amaya Jr., Pablo Amaya and Vicente Amaya. Pallbearers will be Jermaine Amaya, Provat Amaya Jr., Isaiah Amaya, Andrew Amaya, Xavier Amaya and Giovanni Amaya. Honorary pallbearers are LeeRoy Amaya and Frank Amaya.uvaldeleadernews.com
Pickup truck driver killed in crash with Amtrak train in Guadalupe County
MARION, Texas - The driver of a dually pickup truck died after his vehicle crashed into an Amtrak train Friday morning in Guadalupe County, officials said. According to the Guadalupe County Sheriff's Office, the pickup truck crossed the tracks and didn't yield to the train around 9:30 a.m. in the 1000 block of FM 78 east of Marion. Witnesses said the train sounded its horn and it didn't appear the truck driver acknowleged the train, a news release said. The train left the crash scene around 1:20 p.m., leaving one railcar that was damaged by debris from the crash, Amtrak Public Relations Manager Marc Magliari said. Each year, about 2,000 people are killed or injured in grade crossing and trespassing incidents nationwide.