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Madden led Sharyland blanks Calallen, 28-0; Advance to Regionals to face Cedar Park

KINGSVILLE - The Sharyland Rattlers advanced into the third round of the state playoffs for the third year in a row as a result of their 28-0 win over the Corpus Christi Calallen Wildcats Friday night. The win was the third shutout in a row for the Rattlers after their 38-0 district finale win over Rio Grande City and their 29-0 Bi-district round win over Edcouch Elsa.

Even as the Valley’s top team, many wondered if the Rattlers would be able to hold their own against the Wildcats, a team that has routinely quashed the hopes of any Valley team they faced in the playoffs.

Sharyland proved they can play ball at the next level as they scored early and often. The Rattlers kept Calallen off the scoreboard and never allowed the Wildcats to put up much of a scoring threat all night long.

Senior quarterback Lance Madden led off the scoring for the Rattlers as he called his own number with 7:06 remaining in the first quarter and ran a keeper into the end zone to make the score 7-0. Then with 1:23 remaining in the second quarter Sharyland doubled up the score when a Madden pass was deflected into the hands of junior receiver Seth Carter in the end zone who held on to give Sharyland a 14-0 lead.

Read more: Madden led Sharyland blanks Calallen, 28-0; Advance to Regionals to face Cedar Park

Weslaco East runs over La Joya Palmview; Lobos historic season comes to an end

20141121 Palmview v Weslaco East Playoff Football Small 001-DYLA JOYA – Weslaco East quarterback Darren Rivas and the Wildcats defense shut down La Joya Palmview to defeat the Lobos 56-6 in the area round of 6A Division II playoffs on Friday at Pack Stadium.

“It’s a tough loss,” La Joya Palmview Margarito Requenez said. “Once we lost our quarterback our whole offense went. We had to adjust and we just broke down.”

The loss put an end to Palmview’s first-ever playoff run after posting a 7-4-1 record overall, 4-2 in district.

Read more: Weslaco East runs over La Joya Palmview; Lobos historic season comes to an end

SISD employee under investigation

sharyland-logo-copy-1Sharyland ISD is investigating a complaint regarding credentials of one of its employees.

A parent from the school district addressed the board in the public comments at Tuesday’s meeting, stating the head mechanic from the transportation department does not have the proper certifications to be operating on buses. The head mechanic is listed as Prudencio Fernandez on the website.

Mary Alshomaly said she was speaking on behalf of a group of parents that got wind of the matter and are concerned for the students.

Read more: SISD employee under investigation

Three Peñitas sisters honored as Lumen Christi

20141121 Lumen-ChristiThree sisters serving the Peñitas area received a $25,000 grant to benefit their work as 2014 recipients of a Lumen Christi Award through Catholic Extension.

For 37 years, through its Lumen Christi Award, Catholic Extension has recognized a priest, woman religious or layperson whose work is transforming the hearts and lives of the people they serve. As the 2014 honorees under woman religious, the sisters received the $25,000 in support of their ministry and the Diocese of Brownsville, which nominated the sisters, also received $25,000.

The three women, Sister Carolyn Kosub, Sister Emily Jocson and Sister Fatima Santiago, first came to the tornado-stricken colonia of Pueblo de Palmas in Peñitas in 2003 at the request of then-Bishop Raymondo J. Pena. In 2004, they created Proyecto Desarrollo Humano (The Project for Human Development), an outreach center dedicated to health, social services, education and evangelization.

Read more: Three Peñitas sisters honored as Lumen Christi

Lopez takes over Fire Department

20141121 Mission-Fire-Chief-Rene-LopezRene Lopez is ready to take the helm of the Mission Fire Department after 33 years as a career firefighter.

The city named Lopez interim fire chief after Luis Saldaña retired at the end of October. Lopez’s and Saldaña’s career paths have been similar over the past three decades. Lopez was hired to the department in 1981, six months after Saldaña joined the city. Both had volunteered as firemen for two years before taking it on as a career.

And in the 1990s, when the city made the decision to hire its first full-time chief, the decision came down to Saldaña and Lopez. Saldaña got the nod, but Lopez said he never carried any ill will about the incident.

Read more: Lopez takes over Fire Department

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  6. Couple hopes to restore William Jennings Bryan home
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  14. County to honor women from WWII campaign
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  16. From Italy to Mission: Bert Ogden brings in Maserati
  17. Rare butterfly sighted west of La Joya
  18. Alton student lives with diabetes
  19. SISD brings architect on board for ongoing projects
  20. Crunch time for Palmview Lobos!

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