Edinburg CISD says UIL would have removed football team from playoffs if district did not forfeit
District officials said even if they had decided not to remove the football team from the playoffs, the University Interscholastic League would have still taken the same course of action. The UIL has made it clear to Interim Superintendent Gilbert Garza Jr. that UIL would have removed the football team from the playoffs if the district did not withdraw the team. In connection with the incident, the UIL released the following statement: The UIL strongly condemns the unsportsmanlike behavior displayed in the Edinburg vs. PSJA high school football game on December 3, 2020. In 2015, two John Jay High School football players hit a referee in the middle of a play. READ MORE FROM KSAT.COM:South Texas high school football player booked in jail after blindsiding refereeSouth Texas high school football player attacks referee after being ejected from game
Mexican man kills self on border bridge
CIUDAD VICTORIA – A Mexican man killed himself on a bridge connecting Reynosa, Mexico and Pharr, Texas, temporarily shutting down a portion of the bridge, Mexican officials said Thursday. U.S. Customs and Border Protection confirmed only that a man had collapsed and died on the Mexican side of the bridge on Wednesday evening. Mexico's National Immigration Institute confirmed that the man was Mexican. U.S. officials at bridges open to pedestrians have been limiting how many people can cross to request asylum on a given day. The U.S. confirmed this week that it planned to begin sending Mexican asylum seekers to Guatemala under a bilateral agreement with that country.