The Rio Grande Herald (Rio Grande City, Tex.), Vol. 79, No. 51, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 9, 1989 Page: 1 of 10

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THE RIO GRANDE HERALD
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The Ringgold Jr. High 8th grade volleyball team, coached by Esmeralda Lopez,
finished third at the PSJA tournament on Saturday, Oct. 28, winning victories over
Shary land and Mission. From left to right in the front row are Ana Olivarez,
Familiza Garza, Becky Garza, Elizabeth Trevino, and Mary Ann Garza. In the back
row are Melissa Garza, Ella Lou Benavides, Roxanne Barrera, Cynthia Gonzalez,
Bertha Rodriguez, Sonia Briceno, and Terri Salaz.ar.
Rattlers Win Solid
Victory Over Donna
By KENNETH ROBERTS
Managing Editor
The Rio Grande Ciiy Rauicrs
utilized a solid and consistent
defensive performance and timely
offensive play to win a satisfying
21-9 victory over the Donna
Redskins in a District 31-5A battle
in Donna Friday night
The nicwry by th Ka111 _,
extended their record to 6-3 for the
season and 3-3 in district play. The
Rattlers will attempt to conclude
their most successful 5-A season on
a high note Friday night when they
lace the La Joya Coyotes at Rattler
Stadium.
Bernie Anzuldua was the
offensive standout for the Rattlers
as he scored all three touchdowns,
two of them on passes from
quarterback R.J. Ramirez Dorotco
Juarez was also instrumental in the
victory as he paced the Rattlers
with 69 yards rushing on 15 carries
Ramirez completed 9 ol 16 passes
lor 160 yards.
The Rattlers rode to victory with
a balanced offensive attack that
gained 178 yards rushing, 160 yards
passing, 338 yards total offense and
18 first downs
The Rattler defense held the
Redskins to 264 yards total offense
and 13 first downs. Over 60 yards
ol the Donna offensive output came
in a (utile drive in the game's last
minute that died inches short of the
Rattler goal line as the final gun
sounded.
Alter Donna was stopped without
a first down on their first
posses ion, the Rattlers look over
on their 28. Quarterback R.J.
Ramirez drilled a strike to Luis
Rios on the left side at the Rio 48,
but a Donna defensive back took
the ball away from the receiver at
the Redskin 48 and raced to the Rio
48.
The Redskins, however, were
unable to take advantage of this
opportunity as Ismacl Torres gained
five yards on third down, but was
stopped three yards short of a first
down.
The game continued as a
defensive struggle until late in the
first quarter, when a Carlos Margo
punt from the Rio 32 was blockcd
and rolled forward, with the
Redskins recovering on the Rattler
43.
Julio Alvurado then took a quick
pitch around Iclt end lor an
eight-yard pickup to the 35.
Alvarado then took a short pass by
quarterback Julian Perez in the right
flat and raced to the 24 for an
11-yard gain.
On second and five, Perez was
trapped for a three-yard loss on a
rollout to the left. On third down,
Rocky Guzman caught a short pass
in the middle but was held to a
five-yard gain to the 17, three yards
short of a first down.
With 57 seconds remaining in the
tirst quarter, Julio Alvarado kicked a
34-yard field goal to enable the
Redskins to draw first blood with a
3-0 lead.
The Rattlers struck back on their
next possession when on a second
and 12 play from the Rio 21,
Ramirez hit Fauslino Benavides
with a deep pass near midfield on
the left sideline and the receiver
raced all the way to the Donna 18
for a 61 -yard completion.
Three plays later, Bernie
Anzaldua took a quick pitch around
right end for an eight-yard gain and
a first down at the 7. On second and
goal from the 5, Ramirez was
throttled for a two-yard loss while
(See RATTLERS, Page 7)
One Of Three Juvenile
Girls Still Missing
Two 12-year-old girls missing for
over two weeks were located
Saturday in Monterrey, Mexico
after having been gone for over two
1 weeks, but one girl still remains
missing.
Sheriff Gene Falcon said. The
girl still missing is Rosa Iscla
Perez. One ol the other two
Deer Season
Begins Nov. 11
B Texas Parks and Wildlife
Department Game Warden
Guillcrmo Gonzalez indicates that
the deer hunting season in Starr
County will begin Saturday, Nov.
II.
Gonzalez indicates that the
hunting season lor die South Zone,
which includes all points from the
northern boundary ol LaSalle
} County (county seal is Cotulla)
■,otith The hunting season lor the
North Zone, or area north of that
line, begins Saturday. Nov 4
Gonzalez also indicated that quail
hunting season will begin in Starr
County and throughout Texas on
Saturday, Nov. 4 The quail season
will continue daily until Icb 25
Anyone seeking further
information should call Gonzalez al
487-8952.
juveniles called her parents Saturday
from Mexico. Both girls were
picked up by their parents in
Monterrey."
The two missing girls that have
relumed to their homes are Lydia
Ramirez and Lorena Aguillon.
Sheriff Falcon insisted,
Information is not forthcoming on
ihc whereabouts of the missing
girl. We have asked the County
Court-At Law to interview these
(returning) girls and their families
and issue subpoenas."
Falcon added, "A lot ol lime and
taxpayers money was spent in the
process of searching lor these
young ladies. I am demanding lull
1200 Pounds Of
Marijuana Seized
More than 1200 pounds of
marijuana were seized at a house
located north of Escobares Tuesday
evening in a raid executed by the
Tri-Couniy Task Force and the
U.S. Border Pairol
Task Force Field Commander
' Lalo" Saenz indicated that ihc
search warrant was executed at a
residence located tv o miles north of
Escobarcs on San Julian Road
Saenz said that one person was
arrested in ihc raid, which look
Lady Rattlers Win
Area Playoff Match
cooperation from the girls and their
parents. We're just receiving very
limited cooperation right now.
There was no foul play involved,
that we know of."
Falcon said thai evidence
indicates that there was some kind
of falling oul between the girls and
Rosa. We think Rosa may have
gone to Mexico City, but we don't
know that for sure."
The sheriff said, "We have
information that they were slaying
at a girlfriend's house in Monterrey.
Basically, ihey (the two girls that
relumed) just ran oul of money .'
(See MISSING, Page 6)
The Rio Grande City Lady
Rattlers earned the right to advance
to die regional tournament round of
the state volleyball playoffs when
they defeated San Antonio John Jay
in three games in an area playofl
match in Laredo Tuesday night.
The Lady Rattlers defeated Jay in
the first game 15-13, lost the
second 15-11, and won a smashing
15-0 victory in the third game.
The Lady Rattlers, who are now
26-5 for the season, will advace the
regional tournament in San Marcos
on Saturday to play an opponent
yet to be determined.
Earlier, the Lady Rattlers earned
the right to advance to die regional
round of the suite 5-A volleyball
playoffs by defeating the
Brownsville Pace Lady Vikings in a
three-game match in Donna
Thursday night.
Earlier, the Lady Rattlers won a
playoff for the District 31-5A title
by defeating die McAllen Memorial
Lady Mustangs in a three-game
match in Mission on Tuesday
night, Oct. 31.
The Lady Rattlers were scheduled
to play San Antonio John Jay High
School at Laredo United High
School al 7 p.m. Tuesday nighi,
Nov. 7 in a regional round playoff
game.
About the contest with Jay High
School, Coach Noelia Vasquez
commented on Monday, "Jay is the
champion of their district. They're
not as big a team as McAllen
Memorial."
The Lady Rattlers lost the first
game of the bi-districi match lo
Pace by a score of 15-3, but won
the next two by scores of 15-5 and
15-12.
About the victory over Pace,
Coach Vasquez commented, "Myma
Bazan played a very smart game.
in the last game. Offensively,
Myrna, Rosa Ramirez, and Ana
Solis played outstanding. Valerie
Garcia came off the bench to play
one of her best games."
On Tuesday night, Oct. 31, the
Lady Rattlers defeated the McAllen
Memorial Lady Mustangs in a
three-game match. The Lady
Rattlers won the first game 16-14,
lost the second 16-14 and won the
third game 15-11.
Coach Vasquez commented thai
the Lady Rattlers were victorious
because "we were aggressive at ihe
net. Our serving improved at the
last game. Defensively, thfc icam
played much better in the final
game. Myrna Bazan, Rosa Ramirez,
and Ana Solis did outstanding
offensive work in both games."
Vasquez added, "Memorial played
very well. ]t was a very competitive
match; we were playing point by
Judy Pena had a good serving game point."
Rattler Band Performs Well
As State Competition
The Rio Grande City Rattler
Band performed very well at area
competition al Callalen Saturday
evening, with the average score
given by the five judges coming
out lo 91.
Despite this fact, the Rattler Band
finished fifth out of six bands
competing. Band Director Al
Cortinas said, "This was in spite of
the fact thai our scores were so
high, an average of 91 among the
judges. Our scores were five to six
points higher than at last years
regional."
Cortinas stressed, "We're very
proud of the kids' performance; they
performed very well...I thought that
the kids did a beautiful job; one ol
their best performances this year."
The other 5-A bands competing
from the region were San Antonio
Marshall, Laredo United, San
Antonio Southwest, Edinburg and
Alice.
Ross Grant of DeSoto High
School, one of the judges, gave the
Rattler Band a score of 86. Some of
his comments are as follows:
"Good horns. 1 feel that (for me),
some of the musical arrangements
didn't quite come off, but you had
many nice moments. Good overall
marching...Very original show (to
me, anyway)...Distinctive show -
enjoyed it."
Tom Shine ol Duncanvilie High
School awarded the band a score of
lhe Rio Grande City Rattler
Band performed very well at area
competition at Callalen Saturday
evening, with the average score
given by the five judges coming
oul lo 91.
Despite this fact, lhe Rattler Band
finished fifth out of six bands
competing. Band Director Al
Cortinas said, "This was in spile of
the faci thai our scores were so
high, an average of 91 among the
judges. Our scores were five to six
points higher than at last year s
regional."
Cortinas stressed, "We're very
proud of the kids' performance; they
performed very well...I thought that
the kids did a beautiful job; one ol
their best performances this year."
The other 5-A bands competing
from the region were San Antonio
Marshall, Laredo United, San
Antonio Southwest, Edinburg and
Alice.
Ross Grant ol DeSoto High
School, one of the judges, gave the
Rattler Band a score ol 86. Some of
his comments are as follows:
"Good horns. I feel that (for me),
some of the musical arrangements
didn't quite come off, but you had
many nice moments Good overall
marching...Very original show (to
me, anyway)...Distinctive show -
enjoyed it."
Tom Shine of Duncanvilie High
School awarded the band a score of
(See BAND, Page 6)
Three More Rabies
Cases Confirmed In County
place at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday
evening. Saenz said lhat the man
arrested is pending arraignment at
this time.
Saenz said, "The marijuana was
neady stored under the rims of tires,
with approximately 60 pounds
stored in each tire. There were 20
ures mounted."
Saenz said thai the raid was
carried oul by 10 officers of the
Task Force and Border Pauol.'
The rabies epidemic in Starr
C'ouniy continued to spread late last
week wiih three additional
confirmed cases ol the deadly
disease, one involving a coyote near
El Sauz, one involving a puppy on
the far western side ol Rio Grande
City, and the other involving an
adult dogs on ihe western outskirts
of Rio Grande City.
Veterinarian Dr R berto S.
Margo said, "One young puppy
three to four months old bit his
owner. The puppy died on his own.
The dog was acting abnormally, noi
that much so, but mainly
abnormally in that he bit the man."
Margo noted that the puppy lived
on Old El Sau/ Road on U tar
western end ol Rio Grande City
Margo indicated, "I senl m ihe
head of the dog and the coyote < n
Tuesday night, Oci. 31."
Margo said that a coyote was
roaming the El Sauz area and
moved onto the carport of a house
there The veterinarian indicated,
"The coyote, according to the
residents, was trying to gel into the
house. The coyoles was shot by the
residents of die house."
Margo said. "It's possible, but
not certain, thai the coyote goi iruo
fights with other dogs It was an
abnormally acung animal."
Margo noted on Tuesday that an
adull dog in far western Rio Grande
City had been confirmed as being
rabid. Margo said, "This was an
adult dog that apparently didn't bite
anyone ."
He added, "They just said the dog,
a family pel, was very sickly
According to the evidence, no
humans were exposed. The dog was
sent in Friday."
The "hree cases confirmed last
week brings to 28 the total number
of cases of rabies since September
1988, with 19 having been
confirmed since Jan. 1, 1989.
Margo stressed, "People need lo
slay away from strangc-acling
animals.. 1 hear thai the sirays are
being pi- ked up and eliminated.
This needs to be continued becausc
the situaiion is not casing up by
any means
Margo concluded, "I urge deer
hunters to aim at the first coyote
they see. This would help the
situation by allowing us to not
depend solely on the irappcr."
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The Lady Rattler volleyball team is advancing to
regional state tournament competition after their
victory over San Antonio Jay in area competition
Tuesday night. Pictured above from left to right in the
front row are Maria Gutierrez, Yolanda Cortez and Judy
Pena; in the second row are Rosa Ramirez, Maribel
Bazan, Veronica Gutierrez and Valerie Garcia; in the top
row are Myrna Bazan, Hermelinda Ayaia, and Ana Soli.s.
Not pictured are Patsy Elizondo and Sandra Garza.

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Roberts, Kenneth. The Rio Grande Herald (Rio Grande City, Tex.), Vol. 79, No. 51, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 9, 1989, newspaper, November 9, 1989; Edinburg, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth195210/m1/1/ocr/: accessed November 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Rio Grande City Public Library.