The Rio Grande Herald (Rio Grande City, Tex.), No. 5, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 10, 1987 Page: 1 of 8
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THE RIO GRANDE HERAL
Serving Starr County For Five Decades
! Published in Rio Grande City, Texas, Every Thursday By The Rio Grande Publishing Co.
NO. 5 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1987
The five top winners in the Miss Starr County Pageant Saturday night are
pictured above. From left to right are Juliette Bazan, fourth runnerup; Nydia
Sepulveda, Lions Club Queen and first runnerup; Sara Alicia Trevino, Miss Starr
County; Belinda Cantu, second runnerup; and Marissa Barrera, third runnerup.
Sara Alicia Trevino of Roma was
crowned the 1988 Miss Starr County
at Saturday night's pageant, car-
ried out by the Rio Grande City
I ions Club, at the Rio Grande City
High School Auditorium.
The new Miss Starr County won
the coveted honor over 29 other
contestants Sara Alicia Trevino is
the 17-year-old daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Dario G. Trevino of Roma,
and was sponsored by Ladies
Sara's evening gown was a dusty
pink metallic gown with a T-length
long waisted - fitted bodice, ruffled
sleeves that enhance the simplicity
of the dress. She also wore silver
shoes and silver accessories.
Sara is 5 feet, 7 inches tall,
weighs 118 pounds, and has brown
hair and brown eyes Her hobbies
include jogging, dancing, and
reading. After graduating from
high school, she plans to attend
Southwest Texas State University
in San Marcos and major in
Sara is a two-year varsity
cheerleader She has competed in
cross country and track, and is a
flag girl with the Roma Band Her
Student Council activities include
being a S.M I I, E. committee
member and also a P A L. com-
mittee member She is senior
president of the Our Lady of
Refuge Church Youth Group.
Nydia Sepulveda, the 17 vear-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs Napoleon
Sepulveda of Rio Grande City, was
crowned the Lions Club Queen She
is 5 feet, 4 inches tall, weighs 107
pounds, and has blonde hair and
Nydia, who is a senior at Rio
Grande City High School, lists her
favorite hobbies as cheering,
horseback riding, swimming,
cooking, reading, dancing, and
aerobics. She plans to attend
college and pursue a career in the
Nydia serves on the Rio Grande
City High Student Council, is the
Head Raltler varsity cheerleader
and maintains an A&B average.
She is an active 4-H'er where she
serves as secretary on the County
In the evening wear competition,
Nydia selected an emerald green
satin gown with an empire waist
and elegant french puffed sleeves.
The gown was trimmed with in
lays of silver and white brocade
lace. A soft matching bow was
added at her hipline. Diamonds
accented her ears and neckline and
matching satin pumps completed
Finishing second runnerup was
Belinda Cantu, the 17-year-old
daughter of Esmeralda Z. Cantu of
Rio Grande City. She attends Rio
Grande City High School, and her
future plans call for attending the
University of Texas and majoring
in business management
Belinda is 5 feet, 3 inches tall,
weighs 105 pounds, and has dark
auburn hair and light brown eyes.
She lists her hobbies as reading,
swimming, dancing, and cooking.
The third runnerup is Marissa
Barrera. the 17-year-old daughter
of Mr and Mrs Leonel Barrera.
Marissa is a student at Roma High
School. She is 5 feet, 3 inches tall,
weighs 120 pounds, has dark brown
hair and dark brown eyes.
Marissa lists her hobbies as
playing the piano, listening to
music, and reading and writing
poetry. Her future plans are to
graduate from high school and
attend the University of Texas at
Austin to pursue a career in
Juliette Gizette Bazan was
crowned the fourth runnerup She
is the 16-year-old daughter of Mr
(See CROWNED, Page 3)
Chamber Gearing Up For
Parade, Other Festivities
The Rio Grande City Chamber of
Commerce will be, beginning Wed-
nesday, Dec. 9, undertaking
numerous activities as part of the
1987 Christmas Festival
Among the most notable of these
activities is the 1987 Christmas
Parade, which is scheduled for
Saturday morning at 10 a.m. The
parade will start from the County
Courthouse and end at the Fort
Ringgold school grounds. The
School Location Issue
Sara Alicia Trevino is the new 1988 Miss Starr County.
She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dario G. Trevino of
theme for this year's parade will
be "Christmas on the Border."
There will be cash prizes for
first, second and third place
winners. The entry fee for floats
will be $15, and the fee for cars will
The events planned are listed as
WEDNESDAY. DEC. 9- lighting
of tree and Christmas caroling with
the High School Band at the Kiosco
on Britton Avenue (across from
First National Bank), 7 p.m.
THURSDAY, DEC. 10- Chamber
prayer breakfast at Immaculate
Conception School on Britton
Avenue, 7 a.m.; Noche Interna-
|S. «- PARADE REGISTR ATION
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cional in Camargo. Tamps, at the
Club De Leones Hall, 7 p.m ,
tickets can be purchased from any
Rio Grande City or Camargo
FRIDAY. DEC 11- Annual
spaghetti supper sponsored by the
Rio Grande City Rotary Club, 6
p.m,, will be held at the High
SATURDAY. DEC 12 Abrazo
Internacional, 8 a.m.. Starr-
Camargo Bridge; Starr County
Lamb and Steer Prospect Show,
sponsored by Beef Syndicate at
Starr County Youth Fair grounds
(all day), judging for lambs at
10:30a.m. andsteersat l:30p m
Christmas on the Border Parade,
10 a.m., starts from First National
Bank to Fort Ringgold school
grounds, judging for floats at 9
Wild game/chili cookoff and beer
garden sponsored by Chamber of
Commerce, 12 noon, will be held at
Starr County Youth Fair grounds,
(Registration at $10 per category),
judging at 1 p m.
Anyone seeking further informa-
tion about the Christmas festivities
should call the Rio Grande City
Chamber of Commerce at 487-3024
By KENNETH ROBERTS
The regular meeting of the Rio
Grande City CISD board of trustees
Tuesday night was highlighted by
debate concerning the status of the
planned elementary school east of
Rio Grande City and negotiations
about the sale of land with the
Superintendent Dr. A.E. Garcia
led off the discussion by saying,
"They are ready to sell if we want
to buy." Attorney Glenn Ramey
said, "We need to know what the
cost of leveling will be."
Board president Rafael Carrera
contended, "I think we should wait
for their grant money (from
EDA)." Trustee Leonel "Nene"
Lopez said, "The grant money is
not a certainty, but whether they
get their grant or not, we need to
do what we have to do."
Trustee vice-president Dr. Tony
Falcon contended, "If they (the
Foundation) don't get the grant,
that changes the complexion of the
whole project." He then suggested
the possibility of the new school
being located on the Fort Ringgold
Lopez countered, "The sewer
system here would not hold another
elementary school." The superin-
tendent stressed, "We're
overcrowded in the fort, no ques-
tion about it." Falcon contended,
"I think we have plenty of land
Trustee Eloy R. Garcia insisted,
"I don't agree with the Foundation
site, but it (construction of the
school) needs to be done in that
area (east of Rio)." Lopez argued,
"The infrastructure has to be done,
with or without the grant.''
Trustee Francisco "Paco
Zarate concluded, "We need to
have a complete picture of the total
cost." Lopez contended, "We've
been working on it for six months,
and we haven't gotten anywhere.
What we're concerned about is the
water and sewer systems. We
should act one way or another.
We're losing too much time."
The superintendent said, "Mr
Ramey said it will be about a week
before estimates can be obtained "
Eloy Garcia expressed his concern
that "we're going out of our way to
accommodate the Industrial
Foundation " Lopez contended that
going this route would ultimately
save taxpayer dollars, arguing that
"we still have to buy the property.
Race To Be
One of three Rio Grande City
CISD trustee positions up for
election on Saturday, Jan. 16, will
involve a contested race.
In Place Three, orie-term in
cumbent Eloy Ruben Garcia will
be opposed by Noe Ricardo
Place One incumbent Rafael
Carrera, president of the board of
trustees, and Place Two incumbent
Dr Roberto Gonzalez will both be
grantor no grant."
In response to a question from
Zarate, Business Manager Romeo
Lopez indicated that a total of $1.7
million is budgeted for the entire
elementary school project, with
nothing specifically budgeted for
land. "Nene" Lopez contended,
"The money's there; if we wait,
the cost will go up."
Falcon then moved that funds be
appropriated for a study on the
matter. The motion then passed,
with Eloy Garcia voting to abstain.
Carrera then commented, "The
whole board realizes that this Land
• Committee is worthwhile."
At the beginning of the meeting,
architect Luis Figueroa discussed
the status of various construction
projects, especially the new gym.
He told the trustees, "The gym is
substantially complete. The one
area that is not complete is the
floor. The floor is already down,
and the striping is done The
cement people are done, and the
floor people came and did their
work. They need to come and put
the final finish on the floor."
Figueroa said, "There's 228
items on the punch list, but many
of them are repetitive. They're
very little items. They should be
done by the end of next week,
before the Christmas holidays."
Eloy Garcia commented, "On
paper, it's a lot of work." Carrera
said, "I think we should grant the
extension, but no more." Dr.
Roberto Gonzalez moved and Car-
rera seconded that the 30-day
extension to Jan, 25 be granted.
Figueroa expressed confidence that
all work would be done before
(See SCHOOL, Page 4|
Annual Football Banquet
The Rio Grande City
Quarterback Club will be honoring
the varsity football players with
their annual football banquet on
Thursday, Dec. 10 at, 7 p.m. at the
The featured speaker will be Roy
Frederick Jonas, presently an
assistant football coach at Angelo
State University in San Angelo.
Coach Jonas has served 28 years
in the coaching profession, during
which he has coached four un-
defeated teams and five national
champions at Texas A&I
Jonas also has the distinction of
having coached 34 All-America
players, of which 26 were drafted
into professional football.
The banquet will get underway at
The banquet is in honor of the
1987 Rio Grande City football team,
which achieved a 4-3 District 31-5A
record that was good for a third
place tie. The Rattlers were in
serious playoff contention until
Mission defeated them 35-14 in the
season's ninth contest, a game that
was much closer than the score
Trustee Garcia Announces
Eloy Ruben Garcia of Rio
Grande City has filed for re-
election to the Rio Grande City
CISD board of trustees, which will
be holding their election on Jan. 16,
Garcia was first elected to the
board of trustees in April 1985.
Garcia was born and raised in El
Refugio Ranch, and graduated
from Rio Grande City High School
in 1969 and from Texas A&I
University in 1974. He has 10 years
of experience with migrant health
programs as a counselor, social
worker, and administrator
Garcia said, "I feel that I have
been a strong and independent
voice in the board of trustees
advocating quality education at all
levels of our school system."
Garcia added, "I am proud of
our new physical education com-
plex for the high school and plan to
continue working towards much-
needed physical education facilities
and equipment at the elementary
campuses. Additionally, I will
continue my efforts towards the
building of a new elementary
school in the Arroyo-La Puerta
Garcia added that the school
personnel are the key element to
providing quality education, and he
said he will continue to support all
efforts to recruit and retain quali-
fied teachers and personnel.
Garcia is a rancher, and is the
owner of E.R Garcia, Co. He is
married to hte former Priscilla
Salinas and they have three chil-
dren: Eloy. Jr., 10, Lucy, 8; and
Eloy Ruben Garcia
Christmas Treasures Gift Shop in Rio Grande City held their grand opening on
Friday. The owners of the store arc Maria I.ydia Gar^a, Maria del Socorro de la
Garza, and Flora Ozuna.
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