Runnels County – Ballinger TX http://ballingertx.org/ Sat, 08 Jan 2022 18:31:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://ballingertx.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-150x150.png Runnels County – Ballinger TX http://ballingertx.org/ 32 32 Attendees remember Beaufort County Youth Conference in September – Beaufort, SC The Island News https://ballingertx.org/attendees-remember-beaufort-county-youth-conference-in-september-beaufort-sc-the-island-news/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 18:47:02 +0000 https://ballingertx.org/attendees-remember-beaufort-county-youth-conference-in-september-beaufort-sc-the-island-news/ From staff reports The Beaufort County Youth Conference took place on September 25, marking the 29th year of this unique conference, planned by youth for youth. The conference was held virtually for the second year in a row. It has caught the attention of students from across Beaufort County, other parts of South Carolina, Georgia, […]]]>

From staff reports

The Beaufort County Youth Conference took place on September 25, marking the 29th year of this unique conference, planned by youth for youth.

The conference was held virtually for the second year in a row. It has caught the attention of students from across Beaufort County, other parts of South Carolina, Georgia, North Carolina, and as far away as Virginia.

This year’s theme was “This is America. The quest for the best. The topics for the conference workshop were determined by the young planners during their planning session in April.

The conference was launched with greetings from Beaufort County School District Superintendent Frank Rodriquez, Beaufort County Councilor York Glover, SC State Representative Michael Rivers, Former Port Royal Mayor Samuel Murray and Port Royal Councilor Darryl Owens.

Beaufort County Youth Conference Youth Planners

One of the highlights of the conference was the main message from Dr Aaron Doctor, a native of the island of St. Helena and a former youth conference participant. Dr. Doctor shared vital principles, based on his aspirations and life experiences. He is a third year resident at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta.

The speakers and topics for their workshops are drawn from youth concerns and covered issues of mental health, race and law enforcement. They included:

Korey Bromery, “The Racial Divide, Who’s Next?” (High school session)

Heaven Sammir Allah-Davis, “The Racial Divide, Who’s Next? »(College session)

Shavon Jenkins-Coaxum, COVID 19: Connecting Through Technology, (college session)

Donnie “DC Campbell” Emotions: Why do I feel like this? (High school session)

Tivonna Taylor Vogt and Crystal Boyd, “Unjust / Unequal: Law Enforcement’s Treatment of People of Color, (Middle and High School Sessions Combined).

“The police brutality session had the most impact on me. It was very informative. What stands out most is the instruction to “comply and complain later,” said Joshua Knuckles, Youth Planner and conference attendee, in a statement. “Before the presentation, I would have been scared if I was in a car stopped by the police. After learning from them that the best response is to comply and complain later, I am reassured that not all police officers are unfair, but most are reasonable.

“Given the emotional effects of the pandemic on children, the mental wellness workshop was indispensable and warmly welcomed by the participants,” said Isabella Smalls Runnels.

All the young participants received a conference t-shirt (designed by the young planners), a conference mask and a gift card in the mail. The conference finale was a performance by Danielle Smalls and Dani’s Dance Dynamics.

The Beaufort County Youth Conference is a collaborative effort between Lowcountry Modeling de Carae, businesses, agencies, individuals, parents, fraternities, sororities and other local organizations.

The 30th Beaufort County Youth Conference is scheduled for September 2022.


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Taylor County sees spike in new cases https://ballingertx.org/taylor-county-sees-spike-in-new-cases/ Tue, 04 Jan 2022 21:37:49 +0000 https://ballingertx.org/taylor-county-sees-spike-in-new-cases/ The Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District reported 268 new cases of COVID-19 and 78 recoveries on Monday. Active cases jumped to 1,279 on Monday, from 1,089 on Friday and 784 a week ago. Of the 268 new cases, 111 were confirmed by polymerase chain reaction tests. Hendrick Medical Center reported 50 COVID-19 hospital patients on […]]]>

The Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District reported 268 new cases of COVID-19 and 78 recoveries on Monday.

Active cases jumped to 1,279 on Monday, from 1,089 on Friday and 784 a week ago.

Of the 268 new cases, 111 were confirmed by polymerase chain reaction tests.

Hendrick Medical Center reported 50 COVID-19 hospital patients on Monday, including nine in intensive care. That compares to 40 COVID-19 hospital patients on Friday, including eight in intensive care.

The breakdown by facility was 44 inpatients in Abilene hospitals (six in intensive care) and six inpatients (three in intensive care) at Brownwood Hospital.

Of the 50 Hendrick COVID-19 hospital patients, 37 were not fully immunized.

The percentage of COVID-19 hospital patients in the Abilene trauma service area in the 16 counties was 6.94% of total capacity on Monday, compared to 6.48% on Sunday and 5.05% on Saturday, according to Texas State Department COVID-19 Database.

The Abilene Independent School District reported 52 new cases of COVID-19 (11 students, 41 staff) on Monday to start the new year. The total number of cases in the district since the start of the 2021-22 school year is 1,392, which is higher than last year for the same period.

As of January 7, 2021, days after students returned to school after the 2020 Christmas vacation, the district had 109 active cases (41 students, 68 staff), but a total of 880 cases since the start of the year. school year 2020-21. , according to Reporter-News files.

The coronavirus in figures

Abilene / Taylor County (updated Monday): New cases, 268; PCR cases, 10,243; active PCR cases, 353; total antigen of probable cases, 14,833; total cases of active antigen, 926; total recoveries by PCR, 9,686; total antigen recoveries, 13,537; Total number of deaths, 574.

Texas (updated Tuesday): Total number of cases, 3,978,101; New cases, 44,431; Active cases (estimated), 374,020; Hospitalized, 7,460; Deaths, 74,796; New deaths, 60; Total tests, 51,552,112; Retrieved (estimated), 4,339,018.

Active cases estimated by Big Country (monitored by the State): Erath, 245; Brown, 234; Courage, 203; Howard, 124; Callahan, 111; Jones, 100; Eastland, 96; Comanche, 63 years old; Stephens, 62; Channels, 50; Coleman, 43; Mitchell, 33; Coca, 31; Haskell, 18; Nolan, 18; Knox, 16; Shackelford, 15; Throckmorton, 15; Kent, 12; Fisherman, 10; and Stonewall, 4.

Some counties in West Texas have estimated active cases: Lubbock, 4,766; Ector (Odessa), 1362; Tom Green (San Angelo), 1218; Potter (Amarillo), 1,117; Midland, 976; Randall (Canyon), 966; Wichita (Wichita Falls), 858; Hale (Plainview), 249; and Moore, 102.

Sources: City of Abilene, Texas Department of State Health Services (count PCR cases only)

SELECTED PRISONS (Monday update)

Daniel (Snyder): Staff case – active, 0; Inmates’ case – active, 0, medical isolation, 0.

Havins (Brownwood): Staff case – active, 0; Inmates’ case – active, 0, medical isolation, 0.

Middleton (Abilene): Staff case – active, 12; Inmate cases – active, 5, medical isolation, 5.

Robertson (Abilene): Staff case – active, 14; Case of inmates – active, 1, medical isolation, 1.

Sayle (Breckenridge): Staff case – active, 7; Inmates’ case – active, 1; medical isolation, 2.

Wallace (Colorado City): Staff case – active, 0; Inmate cases – active, 5, medical isolation, 6.

Source: Texas Department of Criminal Justice COVID-19 website.

SCHOOLS, COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

Abilene ISD: 52 new cases (11 students, 41 staff) reported Monday since December 17.

Active cases total 85 (35 students, 50 staff), up from 34 on the last December school day before Christmas vacation. As of August 3, the district has reported 1,392 cases (1,096 students, 296 staff).

Wylie ISD: Three new student cases reported Tuesday, with nine active cases in total – all students.

Active cases by campus: three at East Elementary and six at Wylie High.

Following: COVID-19: Number of new cases in Texas surges Monday, in part due to backlog

Laura Gutschke is a general journalist and food columnist and manages online content for the Reporter-News. If you value local news, you can support local journalists with a digital subscription to ReporterNews.com.

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Causey and Roy will be honored with the Bobby Runnels and Spirit of Petal Business of the Year awards at the chamber banquet https://ballingertx.org/causey-and-roy-will-be-honored-with-the-bobby-runnels-and-spirit-of-petal-business-of-the-year-awards-at-the-chamber-banquet/ Mon, 03 Jan 2022 20:40:04 +0000 https://ballingertx.org/causey-and-roy-will-be-honored-with-the-bobby-runnels-and-spirit-of-petal-business-of-the-year-awards-at-the-chamber-banquet/ Petal Area Chamber of Commerce officials have announced the recipients of the organization’s two most prestigious awards: Jana Causey for the Bobby Runnels Leadership Award and Dr David Roy for the Spirit of Petal Business of the Year Award. The awards will be presented at the chamber’s annual banquet, which will be held Jan. 27 […]]]>

Petal Area Chamber of Commerce officials have announced the recipients of the organization’s two most prestigious awards: Jana Causey for the Bobby Runnels Leadership Award and Dr David Roy for the Spirit of Petal Business of the Year Award.

The awards will be presented at the chamber’s annual banquet, which will be held Jan. 27 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Petal Civic Center on South Main Street. The event is sponsored by Southern Grace Senior Homecare.

“(These recipients) are the heart of Petal, and they are Petal’s face to others,” said Valerie Wilson, executive director of the Petal Area Chamber of Commerce. “We want to recognize these people who have given our city such a beautiful face.

“They really represent the kind of people who live here in Petal and the kind of individuals who contribute to our community. ”

The Bobby Runnels Leadership Award, instituted in 1994, is presented annually to an individual who serves the community through church, family, school, civic clubs or the chamber, and the name of the recipient is kept secret until the banquet of each year. The award is named after Bobby Runnels, who served on Petal’s first elected board of directors and as deputy mayor while then mayor Jack Gay served in Desert Storm.

This year’s recipient, Causey, is Vice President of Forrest County Operations at Pearl River Community College, a position she started in 2015. She had worked at the Forrest County Center at PRCC 10 years previously, including two years in as assistant vice-president.

Causey is a member of the Petal Children’s Task Force and the Petal Youth Sports Association, as well as a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society for Educators.

“She really embodies all the qualities of the Bobby Runnels award; she goes beyond what her job requires her to do and is part of our community wholeheartedly, ”Wilson said. “Jana is involved in her church, she teaches honeymooners, she is very active with youth sports and coaches youth teams, she is part of the Excel By 5 coalition.

“She is so active in so many civic events.”

Previous recipients of the Bobby Runnels Leadership Award include, but are not limited to, Drew Brickson, Brad Eubank, Tom King, Nadine Coleman, Leahne Lightsey, Ione Bond, Jack Gay, Dr. Chuck Harrell and Lynn Cartlidge.

The Spirit of Petal Company of the Year Award, now in its second year, recognizes a company that contributes to economic growth and quality of life in Petal. Recipients must display professional practices and conduct that contribute to a sense of co-operation within the overall business community.

This year’s recipient, Roy, is a dermatologist at the Pine Belt Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center on South Main Street in Petal. He is board certified and a member of the American Society for Mohs Surgery.

Roy received his undergraduate degree from the University of Miami and his MD from NOVA Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort. Lauderdale, Florida. He completed an internship in internal medicine at the Grandview Hospital / Kettering Medical Center network in Dayton, Ohio. Roy completed his dermatology residency at Midwestern University in Phoenix, Arizona, and Kingman Regional Medical Center, where he was chief dermatology resident.

“One of the things (which made Roy worthy of this award) is the immense love his patients and employees have for him, and what he has done for our community,” Wilson said. “He is very philanthropic and is always ready to help any cause in our region.

“He generously supports the Petal Children’s Task Force, Excel By 5, and is a sponsor of the Petal High School Ambassadors.”

In addition, officials will recognize Police Officer of the Year and Firefighter of the Year at the chamber banquet. The Officer of the Year will be awarded to Jeremy Brown of the Petal Police Department, while the Firefighter of the Year will be awarded to Casey Johnson of the Petal Fire Department.

Tickets for the banquet cost $ 35 per person or $ 350 for a company table of eight, and can be purchased on the chamber’s website at www.petalchamber.com. Derrick Tennant, internationally renowned actor, speaker and musician, will host the event.

“Anyone can buy a ticket; you don’t have to be a member of the chamber, ”Wilson said. “If you want to come and support one of the laureates… the public is welcome to help honor them by purchasing a ticket.


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NET players make noise in female college hoops | Sports https://ballingertx.org/net-players-make-noise-in-female-college-hoops-sports/ Sun, 02 Jan 2022 02:00:00 +0000 https://ballingertx.org/net-players-make-noise-in-female-college-hoops-sports/ They’ve gone from starring on local high school basketball courts to making an impact at the college level. Courtney Whitson, Alasia Smith and Jaycie Jenkins are posting big numbers for their teams this season. Courtney Whitson, Middle Tennessee State Whitson, a Dobyns-Bennett alumnus, was named Times News / Johnson City Press Northeast Tennessee Player of […]]]>

They’ve gone from starring on local high school basketball courts to making an impact at the college level.

Courtney Whitson, Alasia Smith and Jaycie Jenkins are posting big numbers for their teams this season.

Courtney Whitson, Middle Tennessee State

Whitson, a Dobyns-Bennett alumnus, was named Times News / Johnson City Press Northeast Tennessee Player of the Year and NET Female Athlete of the Year for her senior season. All-time top scorer (2,456 points) and rebounder (1,476) in school history, she was named a McDonald’s All-American in 2019.

Now a junior for Middle Tennessee State, the 6-foot Whitson lives up to the hype. She had her moments as a freshman averaging 6.9 points and 5.5 rebounds per game while playing for Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame coach Rick Insell.

In sophomore, she scored 10.6 points and led the team with an average of 7.7 rebounds per game. She was named to the Conference USA All Tournament squad after averaging 15.3 points per game and hitting 52.2% out of a 3-point range. She and her Lady Raiders teammates lost to Tennessee in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

Whitson ended the 2021 calendar year on a high note. Shooting 6 for 11 on a 3-point range, she scored a career-high 31 points to lead MTSU to an 85-56 victory over Texas-San Antonio on Thursday night.

Whitson leads the team with 13.7 points per game while averaging 6.5 rebounds while guiding the Lady Raiders to a 9-2 record early in the weekend.

His totals include an effort of 17 points and 10 rebounds in a 62-52 victory over Illinois at the Daytona Beach Invitational on November 27.

Alasia Smith, Gardner Webb

Smith, a Science Hill alumnus, was the 2020 Times News / Johnson City Press NET Player of the Year in his senior season.

The 5-10 forward was the Big South Conference Rookie of the Year after starting a 24-game team record averaging 11.3 points and 8.3 rebounds per game. She had three double-doubles, led the team with 15 blocks and placed second with 65 interceptions.

In his sophomore year, Smith increased his scoring average to 12.3 points per game while grabbing 6.3 rebounds per game. In 12 games, she had already tied the 15 blocks from last season. A quick defender, she is tied for the tag team with 30 interceptions.

Season highs include 21 points against Mercer and 19 rebounds against Austin Peay. She also tied last season’s three double doubles, including a 17-point, 13-rebound performance in the Bulldogs’ 64-50 victory over High Point on December 29.

Jaycie Jenkins, Milligan

Jenkins was the 2020 NET Female Athlete of the Year to Daniel Boone after playing on the volleyball and basketball courts and the softball field. Milligan Hall of Fame inductee Tonya Bailey Jenkins’ daughter is making a name for herself with the Buffs.

Named freshman of the Appalachian Athletic Conference after averaging 17.5 points and 8.8 rebounds per game, Jaycie Jenkins ended her freshman season with career highs 34 points and 17 rebounds in the 93 loss. Milligan’s -78 against CIU in the AAC tournament.

In the first half of the 2021-22 season, Jenkins leads the team with an average of 25 points and 10.2 rebounds per game. She has three games over 30 points this season, including a career-high 36 in an 82-54 win at Montreat on November 6.

Milligan’s roster also includes several other local players, including one of Jenkins’ high school teammates, Madi Runnels.

Former Unicoi County star Hailie Padgett, a 5-11 senior forward, is averaging 10.4 points and 6.5 rebounds per game for the Buffs. Lily Griffith, a 5-6 senior guard from Dobyns-Bennett, comes in with 7.9 points and 4.3 rebounds per game.

Shy Tuelle, Campbell

After an exceptional high school career at Hampton, where Tuelle finished with 1,750 points, 950 rebounds and 705 assists, she is excelling at the college level.

Tuelle, a senior 5-10 goalie, was an All-Big South Conference preseason pick. It was her final honor after being named to the Big South freshman, then averaging 8.9 points per game for the Camels in her sophomore. Last season’s effort was highlighted by a game in which she scored seven 3-pointers in a win over USC Upstate and the team won the regular season conference title. .

She was All-Big South as a junior averaging 11.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game. In the first nine games of her senior season, she is averaging 8.8 points per game with a high of 15 against Norfolk State.

Sullivan Central graduate Bre Yarber wears a red shirt for her first season for Campbell while recovering from a shoulder injury.

Kalee Johnson, Virginia-Wise

Kalee Johnson is Happy Valley’s all-time leading scorer with 2,004 career points. Now a senior red shirt at Virginia-Wise, she is averaging 14.4 points and 6.9 rebounds for the Cavaliers.

The totals include 19 points and five steals against Tusculum and 16 points and 13 rebounds against Limestone. Johnson passed 1,000 points for his college career at the end of last season.

The other players in the area

Another leader for UVA Wise is former Sullivan Central star Meg Crawford, who is averaging 9.4 points and 7.8 rebounds per game.

Former Daniel Boone star Sydney Pearce is finishing his final year at Carson-Newman. NET high school defensive player of the year 6-3 Pearce managed 29 blocks in her freshman year helping the Eagles win the South Athletic Conference regular season title. She is averaging 3.5 points and 4.6 rebounds as a senior.

Abbey Crawford, another former Sullivan Central star, averages three points per game at Wofford. She scored a 12-point effort against Brevard on Dec. 8.


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HDT Talks Trucking: Top Podcast Episodes of 2021 – Fleet Management https://ballingertx.org/hdt-talks-trucking-top-podcast-episodes-of-2021-fleet-management/ Wed, 29 Dec 2021 23:46:14 +0000 https://ballingertx.org/hdt-talks-trucking-top-podcast-episodes-of-2021-fleet-management/ Rising insurance costs, the 2021 forecast, and fossil fuel-free trucking were all topics to top HDT Talks Trucking’s list of most watched podcast episodes. Graphics: HDT Heavy Duty Trucking’s HDT Talks Trucking podcast takes listeners behind the scenes with the industry’s most seasoned trucking journalists as they bring you expert insights and interview industry professionals. […]]]>

Rising insurance costs, the 2021 forecast, and fossil fuel-free trucking were all topics to top HDT Talks Trucking’s list of most watched podcast episodes.

Graphics: HDT

Heavy Duty Trucking’s HDT Talks Trucking podcast takes listeners behind the scenes with the industry’s most seasoned trucking journalists as they bring you expert insights and interview industry professionals. industry. Find out which episodes were watched the most in 2021:

At the top of the list, the most watched episode in 2021: the fight against soaring insurance costs. HDT Gear Editor and HDT Talks Trucking host Jim Park called on Reliance Partners Founder and CEO Andrew Ladebauche and Company Security Director Brian Runnels. The pair offer advice on how fleets can reduce the impact of rising insurance premiums.

Rising insurance costs have been a hot topic this year. The HDT cover article “How Truck Fleets Can Escape the Insurance Crisis” also landed in HDT’s Top 10 Articles in 2021.

This time, HDT’s editorial team joined Jim Park: Deborah Lockridge, David Cullen and Jack Roberts. Together they took a look at 2020 and offered their thoughts on the year through the lens of trucking. Did they predict what would happen in 2021…?

In this May episode, Lars Stenqvist, Volvo Group Chief Technology Officer, explains how Volvo plans to achieve fossil fuel free by 2050 by using hydrogen fuel cells alongside battery-powered electric vehicles and internal combustion engines running on biofuels or possibly hydrogen. The Volvo Group views battery and fuel cell electric trucks as complementary rather than competitive, depending on each customer’s use case.

Earlier this year, Halvor Lines chief risk officer and winner of the 2020 HDT Safety & Compliance Award, Adam Lang sat down with Jim Park to discuss the state of the industry. Listen to find out if he was right about the issues he thought trucking would face in 2021.

In April, experts from Dana joined Jim Park to talk about the road to an electric future. The market for electric battery or fuel cell trucks is still in its infancy. It could be another 10 to 15 years before production and deployment numbers reach critical mass where scale begins to deliver significant cost reduction. In the meantime, the subsidies and incentives will keep the industry moving forward as the electrical infrastructure is built and new efficiencies are realized in battery design and execution.


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Runnels County Sheriff’s Office makes multiple arrests in 2 cases https://ballingertx.org/runnels-county-sheriffs-office-makes-multiple-arrests-in-2-cases/ Mon, 20 Dec 2021 21:12:23 +0000 https://ballingertx.org/runnels-county-sheriffs-office-makes-multiple-arrests-in-2-cases/ Runnels County Sheriff’s Office | Runnels County Register The following are press releases from the Runnels County Sheriff’s Office. Two people arrested for burglary and possession of a controlled substance On December 7, 2021, the Runnels County Sheriff’s Office received reports that a wanted subject was living in an empty residence on Block 900 4th […]]]>

The following are press releases from the Runnels County Sheriff’s Office.

Two people arrested for burglary and possession of a controlled substance

On December 7, 2021, the Runnels County Sheriff’s Office received reports that a wanted subject was living in an empty residence on Block 900 4th Street in Ballinger. The sheriff’s office has contacted the owner of the property in the DFW area. The owner has stated that there should be no one in the residence and has given permission to search the property.

Runnels County MPs, with the help of Ballinger’s PD, entered the residence and found the back door had been slammed in.

Bradley Wayne Horton and Amber Phelps were inside the residence. During a search of the home, a quantity of methamphetamine was also located.

Bradley Wayne Horton was arrested on the following charges.

Runnels County Exceptional Arrest Warrant for Bail Fixed at $ 2,000.00

Possession of a controlled substance PG1 1 <4g a bond for 3rd degree crime set at $ 3000.00

Burglary of a residential deposit set at $ 10,000.00

Amber Phelps was arrested on the following charges.

Possession of a controlled substance PG1 1 <4g a bond for 3rd degree crime set at $ 4000.00

Burglary of a residential deposit set at $ 10,000.00

Continuing narcotics investigation leads to more arrests

Continuation of our investigation into drug trafficking in Runnels County. On December 14, 2021, the Runnels County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant in the 300 block of Strong Ave. at Ballinger.

There was a quantity of methamphetamine and other drug related paraphernalia inside the residence. The following people were placed under arrest.

Amber Phelps – Possession of a controlled substance pg1 1 <4 grams 3rd degree felony - bail $ 40,000.00

Sergio Rangel – Possession of a controlled substance pg1 1 <4 grams a 3rd degree felony - bail $ 40,000.00

Gabriel Alfaro – Possession of a controlled substance pg1 1 <4 grams a 3rd degree felony - bail $ 15,000.00

Michael Martinez – Possession of a controlled substance pg1 1 <4 grams 3rd degree felony - $ 10,000.00 bond.

Following the search warrant, we also interviewed several people at a residence on Block 200 of Strong Avenue in Ballinger. During this investigation, one person was arrested on the following charge.

René Flores – Illegal possession of a firearm by a criminal a 3rd degree felony – bail $ 7000.00

The Runnels County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Ballinger and Winters Police Department for their assistance in executing the search warrant.


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FTP: recharge your batteries https://ballingertx.org/ftp-recharge-your-batteries/ Mon, 20 Dec 2021 21:12:09 +0000 https://ballingertx.org/ftp-recharge-your-batteries/ Gary Karschner | Runnels County Register This past weekend Red, Cody, and I did something that I rarely do. I took a Sunday off. Taking a Sunday is one thing, but taking a Sunday in December is virtually unheard of in clergy circles. I’ve never done this before but needed to recharge my battery and […]]]>

This past weekend Red, Cody, and I did something that I rarely do. I took a Sunday off. Taking a Sunday is one thing, but taking a Sunday in December is virtually unheard of in clergy circles. I’ve never done this before but needed to recharge my battery and everything was back to normal so I took the weekend. We went to Fredricksburg to visit some of my German high school mates, see a Chicago tribute band in concert, and eat some great German food. We also found West Texas’ finest auto museum. Sweet Dreams is a must see. It was a decadent weekend. I thank the members of the larger Methodist Church in Miles for giving us this pleasure. We watched the people shop and enjoyed the many amenities Fredericksburg has to offer.

I did not know that the region could accommodate so many vineyards. We haven’t visited any, but we might consider it on our next trip. There is also a very large new brewery. Maybe I should try some of their so-called German beers and see how they stack up against the German beers I remember.

With Christmas right over the hill, my wish is that you all get back that old-fashioned Christmas spirit of your youth. Do you remember the spirit that accompanied the smells and images that struck you when you walked into your grandparents’ house? I want you to experience these feelings. I want you to find the perfect gift for a loved one. The gift that brings smiles and tears from the recipient is what I’m talking about here. Hope you meet some lost, but not forgotten friends this Christmas. Call the person you thought about, but just couldn’t find the time to make that call. Do it and it will make two people happy. Relax and take the time to enjoy the holidays without expecting anything in return. Tip your waiter with cash and smile at a stranger.

KCSA radio station will broadcast a special edition of the Miles Circuit Rider for the holidays. It will be a New Years Eve program of Word and Music at 5:00 p.m. and again at midnight. It will air again at 10:00 a.m. on Christmas morning. Hope you listen to our special program and tell us what you think about it. I am proud of what we put on the airways. I wish you all a very special and peaceful Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year.

With recharged batteries I offer you these words. Remember what we’re celebrating this weekend and keep that spirit in your heart throughout the year. Do you well, Gary K.


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And now you know: Mauriceville Panthers beat Orange West Chiefs in Orange Invitational – Orange Leader https://ballingertx.org/and-now-you-know-mauriceville-panthers-beat-orange-west-chiefs-in-orange-invitational-orange-leader/ Sat, 18 Dec 2021 06:41:11 +0000 https://ballingertx.org/and-now-you-know-mauriceville-panthers-beat-orange-west-chiefs-in-orange-invitational-orange-leader/ Mike LouviereAnd now you know In the past, a basketball tournament was held in Orange for Orange County schools. In 1960 it was held in the gymnasium at Cove School. Sixty-one years later, the tournament is no longer taking place, the gymnasium has been demolished and the schools that played the championship game no longer […]]]>

Mike Louviere
And now you know

In the past, a basketball tournament was held in Orange for Orange County schools. In 1960 it was held in the gymnasium at Cove School.

Sixty-one years later, the tournament is no longer taking place, the gymnasium has been demolished and the schools that played the championship game no longer exist.

On December 17, 1960, the Mauriceville Panthers faced the West Orange Chiefs for the Orange Invitational Tournament championship. The game was played in the Cove School gymnasium and the Panthers won 51-37. The match was reported by Orange Leader sports editor George Pharr.

It was a difficult and exciting game. With 6:55 remaining in the game, the score was tied. The Panthers’ Bennie Williams scored with a jump shot that gave the Panthers a 33-31 lead.

Then, over the next two minutes, the Panthers broke what had been a close duel when they scored five straight baskets, giving them a nine-point lead over the Chiefs.

Chiefs player Ernie Runnels scored with 3:57 on the clock, but the Panthers’ lead was wide and late in the game their lead could not be overcome. From Runnels’ shot to the end of the game, the Chiefs only scored two more baskets as the Panthers continued to “spice up the net.”

There had been questions about who would win the Championship trophy until the Panthers beat the Chiefs in the final quarter. The game was sold out with people standing and sitting on the floor. Nobody cared because it was a great game and very exciting no matter which teams they were supporting.

There was a lot of screaming and screaming as the excitement built up and the excitement stayed high until the last quarter. By this time, the Panthers’ lead was so great that some people started to leave the gym.

The game’s lead changed five times until Mauriceville took the lead in the fourth quarter and held it by a wide margin.

West Orange fought with determination with a team they had split wins with twice before in the season. Before the championship game, it could have gone to either team. This time the game started to move away from the Chiefs in the third quarter. After the tie was broken and the Chiefs started following the Panthers, they were never able to reverse the lead.

In the first quarter the lead had changed four times and by halftime the Chiefs were leading 15-9. Some thought at the time that the chefs would stay ahead. But in the third quarter, the Panthers began to fight back. The score was tied 23-23. West Orange scored, then the Panthers’ Derry Dunn hit the net to make it 25-24.

The Chiefs’ defense was played so hard that Panthers leading scorer Andy Dunn was limited to just seven points for the game. Dunn was named tournament MVP after scoring 63 points in three games.

The Chiefs were credited with 25 rebounds compared to the Panthers’ 30. The Chiefs scored with 15 for 50 attempts giving them 30%. The Panthers scored 20 of 53 attempts to gain 30.7%.

Little Cypress beat Deweyville 68-36 for third place. Bridge City defeated Warren 48-36 for the Consolation Trophy.

“And now you know.”


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Ballad sees hospitalizations increase after Thanksgiving holiday | Local news https://ballingertx.org/ballad-sees-hospitalizations-increase-after-thanksgiving-holiday-local-news/ Thu, 16 Dec 2021 10:30:00 +0000 https://ballingertx.org/ballad-sees-hospitalizations-increase-after-thanksgiving-holiday-local-news/ “It’s hard to say where that push ends, but we never really got out of the last push that peaked in September. We fell to about 131 inpatients at some point just over a month ago, ”Runnells said. “We continue to monitor this and see where that peak will maximize and then hopefully we’ll see […]]]>

“It’s hard to say where that push ends, but we never really got out of the last push that peaked in September. We fell to about 131 inpatients at some point just over a month ago, ”Runnells said. “We continue to monitor this and see where that peak will maximize and then hopefully we’ll see a decline follow soon.

“We kind of expected to see these peaks and valleys over the last few months – and over the next few months – until at some point we came to the end of the pandemic, no matter what. moment, ”Runnells said.

A year ago, this region suffered its first major wave of cases which peaked at just over 300 in early January. This current increase could presage similar totals. Ballad’s short-term forecast calls for around 260, possibly up to 306 inpatients, by Christmas week.

“It is worrying. I don’t expect us to hit those numbers, but we could, in the first two weeks of January in the worst-case scenario, hit total numbers like last year, ”Runnells said. “A lot will depend on the extent of our holiday-related spread and there’s the omicron variant wildcard, which we don’t yet – to our knowledge – have in this region. If it continues to spread as it has, we can expect to see it in the region as well. “


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These fishermen recorded record catches in 2021 https://ballingertx.org/these-fishermen-recorded-record-catches-in-2021/ Wed, 15 Dec 2021 13:19:34 +0000 https://ballingertx.org/these-fishermen-recorded-record-catches-in-2021/ Read more stories from 2021 here. No need to stick to the rivers and lakes you’re used to if you’re looking for record-breaking fish. From the Gulf of Mexico to the heart of Texas, there has been a ton of record catches this year by Texas anglers and we’ve compiled a list of a few […]]]>

Read more stories from 2021 here.

No need to stick to the rivers and lakes you’re used to if you’re looking for record-breaking fish.

From the Gulf of Mexico to the heart of Texas, there has been a ton of record catches this year by Texas anglers and we’ve compiled a list of a few of our favorites.

Speaking of the heart of Texas, this is where you’ll find OH Ivie Lake, who produced eight bass records in just seven days earlier this year.

According to Runnels County Register, the fishing fever began on February 19 when Joe McKay of Bussey, Iowa landed a 16.4 largemouth bass.

Texas Parks and Wildlife officials posted a photo of McKay on Facebook and congratulated him on the lake’s new record. (Turns out the monster fish was also the 16th largest largemouth bass ever to be caught in Texas.)

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Another record-breaking largemouth bass caught by 15-year-old fisherman Trace Jansen in February. He set a new body of water record for Lake Travis with a fish of 15.32 pounds, breaking the previous body of water record set in 1993 of over one pound.

Jansen wasn’t the only junior angler with a big catch this year, Colt Franke pulled off a 33.5in, 24.5lb. Blue catfish at Lake Calaveras in November. The catch broke the previous junior angler record for a blue catfish caught in Calaveras Lake over two pounds, set by Braedon Brown a month earlier.

Calaveras Lake Youth Blue Catfish Record – captured by Colt Franke in November 2021. (San Antonio Inland Fishing District – Texas Parks & Wildlife)

This next angler fell into a potential world record blue catfish. Johnson City’s Ben Christensen caught the 31.55-pound monster fish on Oct. 11 in the River Pedernales and posted a photo of his possible record on his Instagram account. fly fishing.

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“This catfish is definitely a personal best,” Christensen told KSAT. “The tip of the cane was bent almost double the entire fight.”

Christensen used a 4-weight fly rod to reel in the blue catfish, which he says is generally unsuitable for catching fish over five pounds.

Angler Ben Christensen caught a 31.55 pound blue catfish on a size 10 Gamakatsu hook, with a weight of 12 pounds. Tippet Rio Bass and Scott Flex 4 weight fly rod. (Ben Christensen)

And finally, the Texas state’s heaviest saltwater record for 2021 was set by Troy Lancaster who landed a massive 876-pound bluefin tuna off the coast of Port Aransas, breaking a state record. nearly 40 years old. .

Lancaster caught the 121-inch female tuna on April 13 using skipjack as bait. He said he was trying to catch a marlin but ended up with a 19 year old tuna instead.

A south Texas fisherman landed an 876-pound bluefin tuna on April 13 about 140 miles off the coast of Port Aransas, breaking a state record of nearly 40 years. (Courtesy, Port Aransas Fisherman’s Wharf)

Freshwater Records Rod and Reel:

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  • Bass, Largemouth Bass x Smallmouth Bass – Caught March 1st at OH Ivie Lake by Wyatt Frankens. Weighed 7.6 pounds.

  • Largemouth Bass x spotted – Caught on March 14 in Houston County Lake by David Daniel. Weighed 4.69 pounds.

  • Common carp – Caught on March 28 at Lady Bird Lake by Kevin Olivier. Weighed 44.25 pounds.

  • Longnose Gar – Taken June 22 at Clear Fork Brazos River by Amanda Martin. Weighed 30.3 pounds.

  • River Carpsucker – Caught June 20 at Denton Creek by John Paul Hays. Weighed 5.1 pounds.

  • Tilapia Hybrid – Taken May 25 at Lake Travis by Keller Colton Shaw. Weighed 5.78 pounds.

Rod and Reel Saltwater Records:

  • Atlantic Cutlassfish – Fished January 2nd at Upper Laguna Madre by Jeffrey Mills. Weighed 5.13 pounds.

  • Obese – Caught August 12 in Gulf of Mexico by Cody Dunn. Weighed 2.7 pounds.

  • Bluefin tuna – Fished April 13 in the Gulf of Mexico by Troy Lancaster. Weighed 876 pounds.

  • Buffalo Smallmouth – Taken February 26 in the Sabine River by Robert Vail. Weighed 28.13 pounds.

  • Goldface Tilefish – Taken April 19 in the Gulf of Mexico by David Shane Ranking. Weighed 4.85 pounds.

  • Queen Snapper – Taken August 25 in the Gulf of Mexico by James Christopher Dean. Weighed 19.4 pounds.

  • Scalloped Hammerhead Shark – Caught October 4 in the Gulf of Mexico by Derrick Bonner. Weighed 300.5 pounds.

  • Vermilion Snapper – Taken October 15 in the Gulf of Mexico by Troy Stephens. Weighed 5.81 pounds.

  • Yellow grouper – Caught on August 1 in the Gulf of Mexico by Hal Kennedy. Weighed 37.9 pounds.

  • Yellowfin Grouper – Caught on October 1 in the Gulf of Mexico by Dylan Becherer. Weighed 47 pounds.

For a complete list of the current condition and records of water bodies, visit Texas Parks and Wildlife website.

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