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Month: January 2021

Tigers smack Cardinals

first_imgBy Ronnie HughesLeader CorrespondentBRIDGE CITY — The Dontre’ Thomas show stormed into Larry B. Ward Stadium in Bridge City Friday night to boost the Silsbee Tigers over a hot Cardinals team, 62-42 in a big District 10-4A Division I encounter.Thomas led a potent Tigers offense that garnered 526 yards on the night and kept the Cardinals defense guessing.Thomas contributed 186 yards on 13-of-21 passing and also piled up 143 yards rushing.The win pushes the Tigers to 7-2 overall, 4-1 in 10-4A play while the Cardinals fall to 6-3 overall 3-2 in district)Bridge City got on the board early just a minute into the game. Hunter Denton intercepted Thomas on the second play of the game and returned it to the Silsbee. Cayce Draper polished off the Bridge City possession with an eight-yard touchdown run for an early 7-0 lead. Draper bowled for 114 yards with two touchdowns and now has 1,247 yards for the season.Thomas, though, answered the call. Following his interception he’d go 9-for-12 passing the rest of the first half. He marched the Tigers 65 yards and capped the eight-play drive with an 11-yard touchdown pass to Kalon Barnes.The Cardinals would hang tight to a one-point lead, 7-6. after the two-point conversion was no good for the Tigers.The Tiger defense locked down the Cardinals forcing turnovers and punts the duration of the first half. Bridge City punted on their next possession giving the Tigers excellent field position near midfield. The Tigers didn’t waste time with Adonis Thomas exploding up the middle for a 20 -yard touchdown run while carrying four Cardinal defenders into the end-zone with him.The Cardinals handed the Tigers the ball on the ensuing kickoff. Zack Honeycutt let the ball slip through his hands, giving the Tigers the ball at the 8. Bruce Newton slipped into the end-zone on the following play for a touchdown to give the Tigers early command up 22-7 at the end of the first quarter.Bridge City attempted to turn the momentum at the 6:21 mark when Camden Dubois exploited broken coverage in the Tigers secondary for a 27-yard touchdown pass to Chase Cobb. The excitement was short-lived with Thomas answering the Cardinal touchdown with a pass of his own. Just a minute later he’d hit Kalon Barnes for a 23-yard touchdown pass to extend the Silsbee lead to 28-14 with 5:19 left before halftime.Silsbee notched one more score before the half. Following a Dubois pass that was intercepted by Westin, Thomas would scoot in from six yards out for a 35-14 lead at half-time.Bridge City opened the second half on fire, returning the kickoff 40 yards into Tiger territory at the. Denton followed up a Dubois run with a 23-yard run down to the 7. Draper got his second touchdown of the night rolling over Tiger defenders for a 7-yard touchdown run to move the Cardinals within two scores, 35-21. It took the Cardinals just three plays and 54 seconds to score.The Cardinals caught a brief break on the ensuing Tiger possession after a 73-yard Adonis Thomas touchdown run was negated due to holding on the Silsbee offensive line. Penalties plagued the Tigers early in the second .The two squads exchanged a pair of punts on the following possessions. Silsbee finally broke it open with Thomas hitting Coffee on a 48-yard wheel-route to set up a 8-yard Adonis Thomas touchdown run. Silsbee led 41-21 with 11:20 remaining in the game. Adonis Thomas had 170 yards on 19 carries to lead all rushers with three touchdowns.The Cardinals had a trick of their own with Denton shredding the Silsbee defense for a 71-yard touchdown run just two plays later. Denton finished the night with 106 yards on four carries.Silsbee and Adonis Thomas finished off a tired and weary Cardinals team with just minutes remaining in the fourth. Adonis rumbled for a 37-yard touchdown and Caleb Carey jumped on a fumble in the end zone for back-to-back touchdowns to put the game out of reach for Bridge City, 55-35 with under two minutes remaining.The Cardinals had one last ditch effort with Dubois taking off for a huge 73-yard touchdown run to move within two scores.Dontre Thomas added to the 526 yards of Silsbee offense with just over a minute remaining. Needing just a first down, he’d launch into the secondary for a 53-yard touchdown run to seal the game, 62-42.Bridge City will wrap up its regular season on the road at Splendora before the playoff season cranks up.last_img read more


Stacie Scherry LaCombe

first_imgStacie Scherry LaCombe, 52, of Groves, Texas went to her heavenly home to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 6th at Magnolia Manor Nursing Home. Where she resided for the last eight years due to a series of strokes, these strokes dated back to her early 20’s. She had been handicapped all of her adult life. She was truly a hard fighter through all the adversities. Stacie had a strong will to live even though she had a lot to overcome. Stacie was a very passionate Dallas Cowboys fan and cheered for them relentlessly. She also loved Jeff Gordon, the nascar driver. She also loved being in the company of family and friends.Stacie is survived by her son, Lance LaCombe and his father, George LaCombe both of Lake Arthur, Louisiana, her father Curtis Franklin Scherry, Jr. (Buddy) and his wife, Gloria of Warren, Texas, her sister, Shannon Scherry of Groves, her brother, Brad Scherry and his wife, Barbara of Groves. She is also survived by her step-father, Ronald Trahan and step-sister, Suzette Trahan Harper, three nieces, Kacie Scherry, Courtney Bearden and Krista Scherry, one nephew, Chaz Scherry.Stacie was preceded in death by her wonderful mother, Shirley Ann Primeaux Trahan, who passed away two short years ago.Visitation will be on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM  at Clayton Thompson Funeral Home in Groves. Service to honor Stacie’s life will be at 1:00 PM Wednesday with burial to follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park in Groves.last_img read more


Grant funds Spindletop’s mobile clinic

first_img The services provided by the mobile mental health clinic are currently set to be implemented in fall 2019. Special to The NewsBEAUMONT — Spindletop Center has been awarded a $75,000 grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas to employ staff capable of addressing behavioral health crisis services to the community using the center’s mobile mental health clinic.The center was recently awarded a $300,000 grant from The Moody Foundation to purchase and implement the mobile mental health clinic. The projects will provide outreach and treatment services to those experiencing mental health crises, substance use disorders and other behavioral needs. Spindletop Center’s Chief Clinical Officer Scott P. Strang, Ph.D., expressed the center’s appreciation for the Blue Cross Blue Shield funding asserting that “with funding from Blue Cross Blue Shield, the center will be able to recruit, hire and train qualified staff dedicated to serving the community using the mobile mental health clinic.”The mobile mental health clinic will act as a way to provide the community with the help they need in their own neighborhoods and homes, as transportation to treatment facilities is often a challenge to individuals and families. Seeking help is often times the biggest hurdle and by eliminating this barrier and bringing treatment to the individuals, the center will be able to have a more meaningful and lasting impact on the community.During times of non-disasters, the clinic will be available across the community to contribute to a collaborative and on-going culture of health and to help eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health. Schools, nursing homes, churches and other community gathering places can benefit by the educational services afforded by the clinic.center_img See also: Spindletop program extends to Hardinlast_img read more


Lamar State College Port Arthur softball suspends play through April 3

first_img “As we continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation as it impacts our member colleges, the NJCAA has made the decision to suspend all spring competition beginning Saturday, March 14 through Friday, April 3 along with the postponement of basketball championships until April 20,” a release from the national office read.According to the release, the NJCAA is also extending the hardship season completion ruling to 60 percent. The Lamar State College Port Arthur softball team, along with all other NJCAA spring sports, is facing a suspension of activity as a precaution with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, or coronavirus.The Seahawks were scheduled to play Blinn College and San Jacinto College this weekend but as the evolution of the COVID-19 situation became more evident, the NJCAA national office opted to suspend all activity until at least April 3. “Our goal is to look after the safety and security of all involved, while also still providing a pathway to allow opportunities for our student-athletes and the ability to compete for a national championship. The NJCAA will continue to monitor and make adjustments as needed,” according to the release.The Seahawks softball team currently has 13 players, including six sophomores who are playing in their second year of eligibility.center_img Should teams cancel their season before the 60 percent limit is reached, student-athletes will not be charged a year of eligibility. For the 2020-21 season, the NJCAA is also increasing its allowable number of Letters of Intent, which will be vetted by the Eligibility Committee.last_img read more


Three Port Arthur youth football teams win championships

first_img The Titans Flag Black 6-under team won their championship game 25-6 over PNG.The 10-under Junior Titans Black team beat the Nederland White team 20-13 in their final, and the Senior Titans Black team defeated PNG 19-6 for their championship.Both the Junior and Senior Titans teams are known as the “Boom Squad.”Port Arthur Junior Titans Black team Port Arthur Flag Black team Three Port Arthur Titans teams took home Southeast Texas Youth Football League championships following league titles this past weekend at Port Neches-Groves High School.last_img


Troopers: Suspect on run crashes into trees, dies in fiery crash

first_img The impact of the collision sparked a small vehicle fire, but was quickly extinguished by troopers.The suspect, a 25-year-old Houston resident, was pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace Ken Jobe at the scene. The driver of the Dodge was reportedly fleeing from Woodville Police Department officers after the vehicle was confirmed stolen out of Houston.In an attempt to allude police officers, the suspect tried to pass a vehicle to the right and lost control in the grass. The suspect was unable to regain control of the vehicle and skid across both the east and westbound traffic lanes of U.S. 190.The vehicle continued off the roadway and struck several large trees before coming to rest. Police identified the victim as 25-year-old Mark Anthony Johnson of Houston.All information is preliminary as troopers continue investigate this fatal crash.center_img At approximately 1 p.m. Friday , Texas Department of Public Safety troopers received a report of a single vehicle crash on U.S. 190 in Tyler County.The crash occurred just east of CR 3550 and involved a stolen vehicle.The preliminary DPS crash investigation indicates a 2007 Dodge pickup truck was traveling eastbound on U.S 190 at a high rate of speed.last_img read more


Parks

first_imgCheck your community’s parks and recreation listings to see more of what your local area has to offer.Bryant Commons438 W. Oglethorpe HighwayHinesville, GA 31313 912-877-4332www.hinesvilledowntown.com/bryant_commons.aspxBryant Commons is Hinesville’s newest passive park. The beautiful, 150-acre site, formerly the homestead of Georgia State Sen. Glenn E. Bryant, is an ideal setting for events such as wedding receptions, reunions, festivals and more. The park opened to the public in March 2015, and each year, a number of community events and celebrations are hosted there. The park, open from dawn until dusk daily, offers walking trails, fishing ponds, open fields for recreation and sports, an amphitheater and pavilion, and the International Telephone Pioneer Association Museum.Forsyth Park10 Whitaker St.Savannah, GA 31401 912-644-6435http://visithistoricsavannah.com/forsyth-parkForsyth Park is the largest park in Savannah’s historic district. The park covers 30 acres of land just south of Gaston Street and north of Park Avenue. The east border of Forsyth Park is Drayton Street, and on the west is Whitaker. For locals and tourists, Forsyth Park is a hub of social interaction. Concerts, recreation, sports, people-watching, sunbathing, reading and relaxing can all be seen going on in Forsyth Park, depending on when you are there.Savannah Botanical Gardens1388 Eisenhower DriveSavannah, GA 31406 912-355-3883www.savannahbotanical.orgThe garden includes both formal and naturalistic plantings as well as a two-acre pond, an amphitheater, nature trails, an archaeological exhibit and the historic Reinhard House. Full of roses, herbs, perennials and seasonal blossoms, the garden center is a farmhouse that dates back to the 1840s. Access to all public areas of the garden is free; however, a small fee may be required for groups of 10 or more.Savannah-Ogeechee Canal Museum and Nature Center681 Fort Argyle RoadSavannah, GA 31419 912-748-8068www.georgiawildlife.com/node/1353Visit the Savannah Ogeechee Canal Museum and Nature Center to learn about the natural and cultural history of the area. This site contains remnants of an extensive canal system that linked the Savannah and Ogeechee rivers during the 1800s. Today, the area is a recreational facility that highlights the natural history of this rich floodplain forest while preserving the historic relics. Pick up checklists for wildflowers, reptiles and amphibians. Examine the old locks constructed along the banks of the canal. Watch the skies during spring and summer for Mississippi and swallow-tailed kites, and look for warblers during the spring and fall migrations.last_img read more


Phone Information

first_imgBase Operator and Information:661-277-1110 or DSN 527-1110The area code for Edwards and the surrounding area — Rosamond, Lancaster, Palmdale, Mojave, Tehachapi, Bakersfield and Gorman — is 661. For California City and Boron it’s 760. Phone prefixes for Edwards include 277 and 275 for work centers, 276 for NASA Armstrong and 258 for the housing areas and dormitories. The Defense Switched Network, or DSN, prefix is 527 for commercial 277 numbers and 525 for commercial 275 numbers. When dialing from base phones established with a 277 or 275 prefix, you can dial 7 or 5 digits (i.e., 275 or 5, 277 or 7) and the last four digits of the destination number.last_img


Buying Versus Renting

first_imgThe decision to buy or rent is the most important step in your relocation process. Purchasing a home entails a long-term financial and emotional commitment with various pluses and minuses. Advantages include the possibility of building equity and the freedom to design and decorate your property or landscape. And don’t forget the tax benefits. Disadvantages include upkeep, property taxes and fluctuating property values.Renting, on the other hand, makes moving easier and someone else maintains the property. Amenities such as laundry rooms, exercise rooms, swimming pools and tennis courts vary from one rental complex to another. The main disadvantage is a loss of control over the residence. Some complexes, for example, restrict or prohibit pets and personal touches such as painting. And the landlord or property managers can also raise the rent with proper notice.To determine your best choice, account for all of your needs, review your financial situation and research your options thoroughly.last_img read more


2021 Bianchi Specialissima CV goes lightweight in modern disc brake road race update

first_imgThe Bianchi Specialissima CV has long been the Italian bikemaker’s most premium lightweight road racing bike. Yet while their pro team riders are still winning on rim brakes, the light carbon road bike finally gets its disc brake upgrade, dropping to 750g for the new frame without compromising on race-ready stiffness or handling…Bianchi Specialissima CV gets lightweight carbon update & disc brakesc. BianchiEven while Bianchis remain some of the few rim brake bikes being raced to World Tour wins – thanks in large part to impressive Jumbo Visma rides by Wout Van Aert & Primož Roglič – the Italians are still shifting all road bikes towards disc brakes, for pros and amateurs alike. The rim brake Specialissima had been around effectively unchanged since 2015. And while it was light at 780g then, beyond a couple of cool retro Il Pirata editions, it was due for a real update.And the new 2021 Bianchi Specialissima CV Disc looks to hit on all you could really want. It maintains the Countervail vibration-damping carbon of the original, gets upgraded to disc brakes, thru-axles, integrated cable routing and a low-profile seatpost clamp, while dropping even more weight and still giving you the option for a classic Celeste paintjob.Tech detailsBianchi calls the new Specialissima a “totally re-engineered” all-rounder race bike. Not meant to be confined to mountain racing stages by its 750g weight claim (size 55, painted black), the bike is said to be stiffer than ever for efficient power transfer and takes in a few subtle aero cues so it can on flat days, too.The overall look of the new bike looks a lot like the old Specialissima, but takes a few new aerodynamic cues from the Oltre aero road bikes. Bianchi says the new lightweight bike gets subtle shaping improvements like “sharper lines and aero-shaped tubes”, in addition to the fully internal cable routing with the FSA ACR cockpit system and flush-mounted seatpost binder clamp. The frame also includes regular modular cable port in the top of the downtube for riders looking for a conventional routing solution.The new bike uses a straight 1.5″ headset for internal routing, flat mount disc brakes, 12mm thru-axles with replaceable alloy thread inserts in the full carbon frame & fork, a 27.2mm round seatpost, replaceable braze-on front derailleur tab, and a full-carbon PressFit BB86 bottom bracket. Frame weight is claimed at just 750g, plus another 370g for the new disc brake fork.New disc brake Specialissima GeometryThe new race bike is still available in a wide seven size range (47-61cm) with pro-proven geometry, and a couple uniquely small steps in the middle of the size range. Two pairings in the middle essentially share the same frame reach figures, but differ slightly in stack and/or angles for racers looking to precisely dial in their ideal fit.The geo is mostly unchanged from the previous rim brake version, although the new Specialissima does get 5mm reduced stack height across the range. Plus, chainstays are from 2-10mm longer depending on size, to fit in bigger tires and revised chainline to the wider new 12mm thru-axle spacing. Tire clearance both front & rear is decidedly conservative at 28mm, but still manages what most of the top pro riders are currently racing.2021 Bianchi Specialissima – Options & availability2021 Bianchi Specialissima CV Disc frame kitThe new disc brake Specialissima is offered in three standard paint schemes – classic Celeste for the full Bianchi experience, a new “greenish blue that gets some celeste details, and the “ultra light black” that was actually developed for their World Tour racers and shaves 80g off the other paintjobs. Additionally, Bianchi’s “Colour Configurator” tool lets you further customize your frame, and adds five more “Signature Collection” finishes hand-painted in Italy and finished off with iridescent & holographic decals.The new  Specialissima is available on its own as a frame and fork kit for 4590€, or in one of five complete builds.2021 Bianchi Specialissima CV Disc Shimano Ultegra mechanicalPick from a mechanical Ultegra kit for the most affordable complete bike staring at 5490€…2021 Bianchi Specialissima CV Disc Campagnolo Super Record EPSOr top off your new Specialissima with a SRAM Red eTap AXS 10,790€, Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 10,490€ , or a fully-Italian Campagnolo Super Record EPS build kit 11,900€.The new 2021 race bike is available to order yours now from your local Bianchi dealer. The Specialissima will be arriving in shops in the next few days, and will become the lightweight race bike of the GreenEdge team next season.Bianchi.comlast_img read more