Archives: Feb '14

Eight new inductees to be honored July 12, 2014

The Board of Directors approved eight names for the Class of 2014, as presented by the Selection Committee at the board meeting last night, Dec. 4, 2013. Once the eight men & women have been contacted and agree to be honored next July 12th, we will post their names on this website.

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February 24, 2014

The Date & Location For The 2014 Class Induction Banquet Has Been Confirmed!

The Board of Directors approved the date of Saturday, July 12, 2014 for the 27th annual induction banquet. This will be the first time the banquet has ever been held in July. For the third consecutive year, the banquet will return to the city of Pharr and the spacious Pharr Event Center. Eight finalist were…

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February 23, 2014

2014 Class Finalist Being Selected Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The RGV Sports Hall of Fame selection committee will be meeting September 25th to decide what nominees from the pool of 74 names will be included as finalist for the 2014 Class election ballots. The ballots are expected to be mailed to all past inductees (130 plus surviving) by late October 2013. The results of…

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February 21, 2014

Class of 2013 Photo

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February 20, 2014

AS LONG AS IT NEEDS TO BE: LATEST HALL BANQUET SETS RECORD FOR ATTENDANCE

BY GREG SELBER   PHARR – In the 1850s, someone asked Abraham Lincoln what the ideal height for a man would be. The 6-foot-4 president, after his ponderous manner, thought for a time and then responded with a deft dodge shrouded in wisdom: “A man’s legs should be long enough to reach the ground.” We…

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February 20, 2014

Seven To Be Inducted into RGV Sports Hall of Fame June 30

A diverse group of five men and two women will be honored at the 2012 Induction Ceremony of the Rio Grande Valley Sports Hall of Fame at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at the Pharr Events Center.   The group includes Cathy Beene of Harlingen (tennis), Mike Brisky of Brownsville (golf), Iris Iglesias of Mission…

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February 20, 2014

PLAY IT BACK, PAY IT FORWARD

LATEST HALL BANQUET GIVES OFF LIGHT TO SHOW CHAIN OF LOCAL EXCELLENCE   BY GREG SELBER   BROWNSVILLE – Always the stories, some humorous, others poignant, some a bit of both. Always the soulful smiles, the glances at those precious few who really know, who have been there all along. And always the realization, codified…

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February 20, 2014

Class of 2011 Photo

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February 20, 2014

2011 Induction Banquet

Rio Grande Valley Sports Hall of Fame 2011 Induction Banquet honoring Bob Brumley† (Edinburg, football) Bruce Bush (PSJA, football) Sammy Garza (Harlingen, football) Donald Guillot (Port Isabel, baseball and football) Travis Sanders (Port Isabel, football) Carlos Vela (PSJA, football and track/field) Ronnie Zamora (Brownsville, sports journalist) 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 18, 2011 Holiday Inn Hotel…

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February 20, 2014

Memorial services held for Coach Charles Lloyd Parker

Charles Lloyd Parker was born in Brownsville, Texas on October 1, 1925 and died on April 19, 2011. His parents were Rachel Cavazos and Fred William Parker. He was preceded in death by his twin brother Larry and a younger brother Carlisle. Lloyd graduated from Raymondville High School in 1943. He was all-district in football…

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February 20, 2014