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

Barbosa and Guerrero, Jr. newest UTPA Athletic Hall of Fame inductees.

Congratulations Tony Barbosa (Left, RGV Hall of Fame Class of 2005) and Oton “Tony” Guerrero, Jr. (RGV Hall of Fame Class of 1995) on your induction into the UTPA Athletic Hall of Fame TONY BARBOSA —From the UTPA Athletic Hall of Fame 2011 Induction Program Tony Barbosa enters the UTPA Hall of Fame as one…

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February 20, 2014

Class of 2011 Hall of Fame Inductee Bob Brumley

RGV Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2011 Bob Brumley He was one of the few Valley natives to make it to the NFL, after an incredible college career in which he made All-Conference at two different schools. Bob Brumley grew up in Edinburg, earning All-Valley twice in high school and starring in basketball and…

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February 20, 2014

Class of 2011 Hall of Fame Inductee Bruce Bush

RGV SPORTS HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2011 Bruce Bush One of the winningest coaches in state history, his innovative offensive genius, attention to detail, and motivational talents are legendary. Bush has won 259 games through 2010 at a number of schools, having spent 19 of 41 seasons in South Texas. He went to the…

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February 20, 2014

Class of 2011 Hall of Fame Inductee Donald Guillot

RGV SPORTS HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2011 Donald Guillot One of the great athletes ever, he starred at Port Isabel and then became a record-setting baseball standout in college. Donald Guillot was tough and extremely fast, an All-State quarterback and safety who led the Tarpons to the state semifinals (1981). He snared 17 season…

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February 20, 2014