The Rio Grande Herald (Rio Grande City, Tex.), Vol. 80, No. 13, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 15, 1990 Page: 4 of 8
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RIO GRANDE HERALD . Thursday, February 15,1990, Page 4
Food Pantry Report
The Starr County Food Paniry
has issued its financial and
operating report for January 1990.
The Starr County Food Pantry is
composed of a group of federal
volunteers, community volunteers,
and a volunteer director. The
group's purpose is to feed families
in emergency situations. The
Pantry houses the emergency food
box program, FEMA (Federal
Emergency Management Agency
Service), VISTA (Volunteers in
Scrvice to America), the Salvation
Army, and the second-hand store.
The Food Paniry received the
following financial donations:
Primcra Iglesia Baulisla, SI5; First
Baptist Church, $30; Iglesia
Cristiana, $5; Roma Nutrition
Center, S15.50; Rio Nutrition
Center, S24.25; Salineno Nutrition
Center, S10; El Cenizo
Community Center, $7; La Grulla
Nutrition Center, $7; Individual
donation Norma Garza, SI5;
Individual donation, $40; Individual
donation, $2.76; Creation Jewelers,
$50; Individual donation cow
drinking water tub, $25; furniture
sale, $31; Clothes sale, $356.02.
Total income for the month came
to $633.53. The previous balance
of $373.59, combined with
expenses of 818.96, leaves a
present checkbook balance of
The Rio Grande Valley Food
Bank donated $890.60 of food and
$1255.60 of bread for a combined
total of $2146.20.
Valley Mart donated 4 cases of
tomato sauce valued at $67.20. El
Chaparral donated 4 cases of fideo
valued at $64.
The following gas stations
donated $10 each: Rio Shamrock.
L.F. Garza Exxon, Basic Food
Store, Gonzalez Shamrock.
The grand total donated for the
month came to $2317.40.
Alicia Gonzalez is the Food
Annual Fund Raiser
Starr County Youth Fair
Starr County Fair Association
FUND RAISING DINNER
Friday, February 16,1990 at 7 p.m.
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Pantry's Volunteer of the Month.
Pantry Volunteer Director Gigi
Gutierrez said, "Alicia Gonzalez is a
part-time volunteer and has been
with us since October 1989. Alicia
helps clean the office, the
second-hand store and the patio. She
also made a full size bedspread for
one of our fundraisers. We
appreciate Alicia coming and
donating her time to help the less
fortunate in Starr County."
Clothes donations were made by
the following: Mr. and Mrs. L.T.
Guzman, Richard Ceballos, Julie
Olivarez, Iglesia Cristiana, Alberto
and Leonarda Dominguez, Martha
R. Pena, Winn's, Gloria Charles,
Irene Doyle, Rosa C. Lopez, Mrs.
Brown, Roma Immigration Officers
(cans), Mrs. Dominga Rios,
Dreumont Refrigeration, Luz E.
Aleman, Mrs. Alfredo Garcia, Elmo
Special thanks were issued to
Grande Garbage for their regular
pickup of the garbage.
A total of 117 were served by the
Stan County Food Pantry with five
days of food. Maria Guadalupe
Cantu, Irene Doyle, Martha E.
Santos, and Baldemar Lara are
currently serving as federal
volunteers for the VISTA program.
A total of 1145.5 hours were
worked by the Pantry as follows:
Gigi Gutierrez, 90; Maria
Romero, 164.5; Martha R. Pena,
145.5; Julia Olivarez, 94; Rosa
Cansino, 78; Rosalia Ruiz, 69;
Alicia Gonzalez, 53; Ketita Gomez,
50; Mary Gomez, 50; Hortencia
Lopez, 49; Blanca Cuevas, 47;
Americo Montemayor, 37.5; Juana
Ramirez, 32; Esther Gomez, 32;
Martha Rios, 27.5; Aracely
Sandoval, 17; Andrew T. Glover,
16.5; Odilia Lopez, 15; Sandra
Irigoy, 14; Higinia Marqucz, 13;
Imelda Crosby, 10; Blanca Santos,
10; Jose E. Espinoza, 10; Norma
Aranda, 7.5; Maria Davila, 5;
Imelda Puente, ..4-5; Carmen
Gutierrez said that any resident in
Starr County who has cleaned
closets or sheds and doesn't know
what to do with the items should
call the Pantry, who will pick up
is published weekly for $15.70 per
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Rose Dalia Cantu
Yolanda (Yoli) Pena
The Starr County ASCS Office will accept job applications through
close of business February 16, 1990, for a permanent position.
Computer, basic bookkeeping and secretarial experience preferred.
Must be a citizen of the United States and be able to work under
pressure since deadlines must be met. Must be able to work with the
Applications may be obtained at the Starr County ASCS Office located
at 4400 East Hwy 83, Rio Grande City, Texas between the hours of
8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except
Wednesdays. Business phone is (512) 487-2511.
"Candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion,
national origin, sex, political affiliation, personal sponsorship, physical
or mental handicap, marital status or nonmerit factors."
"USDA-ASCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer."
Loses Two Close Games
The Rio Grande City Rattler
basketball team lost both of their
games by close margins this past
On Thursday night on the road,
the Rattlers lost a 58-55 decision to
the McAllen High Bulldogs. The
Rattlers led by 7 points with three
minutes remaining in the game.
The Bulldogs led 14-13 after one
quarter and 26-25 at halftime, but
the Rattlers jumped out to a 37-32
advantage by the end of three
Rattler Head Coach Ed
Messbarger commented, "Theii
press forced us to commit a lot of
turnovers late in the game. McHi
took the lead for good with 90
seconds left, but we still had
opportunities to win or tie the
game. A three-point shot by us
went in and out of the basket as the
Messbarger said, "The kids played
hard, but made a lot of mental
mistakes. We had two turnovers in
the first half and 14 in the second
half...In the third quarter, we had
many opportunities to put them
away, but we couldn't do it. We
missed a lot of easy shots inside."
Messbarger took satisfaction in
the fact that "we held their best
player, Carlo Cantu, to 2 points."
The coach noted, "Most of our
scores came when we got the ball
inside, although we did have a few
fast breaks and outside shots...We
held our own on the boards, but we
didn't hold a decisive advantage.
McAllen's success came from
posting the ball in to Scott Crippen
(who is 6 feet, 8 inches) in the
paint, and he would just bank the
ball off the glass."
Messbarger concluded, "We
played poorly, but we were still
capable of winning the game."
The Rattlers hit 36 percent, or 23
of 63, from the field, including 2 of
9 from three-point range. J.P.
Baldcras and Santos Ortiz each sank
a three-point basket. Kio was 7 of
12 from the free throw line, while
the Bulldops were 13 of 19 from
the charity stripe.
Hector Juarez led the Rattlers in
scoring with 16 points, and Jaime
Garza and Benny Carmona also
reached double figures with 15 and
10 points, respectively. The
remainder of Rio's scoring went as
follows: J.P. Balderas, 7; Gino
Gonzalez, 4; Santos Ortiz, 3.
Sophomore Scott Crippen led the
Bulldogs in scoring with 19 points,
and Matthew Scirto and Mike
Herrera also reached double figures
with 15 and 12 points.
Jaime Garza led the Rattlers on
the boards with 18 rebounds.
Carmona was the pacesetter in
assists with 4 and in steals with 5.
The Rattlers returned home
Saturday night and came out on the
short end of a 77-73 decision at the
hands of the Mission Eagles. Rio
led 15-12 after one quarter, but
Mission held a 32-29 halftime
advantage and moved out to a 58-50
lead by the end of the third quarter.
Messbarger said, "We gave a
good effort. To beat Mission, you
have to be at the top of your game
and we were very close to that...It
was a great game to watch."
Messbarger noted, "We had a few
fast breaks. Most of our offensive
success came from good half-court
power basketball. That's where
most of their success came from.
Mission shot extremely well.
Marco Soto of Mission hit five
three-pointers, all in the first half."
Messbarger added, "We just traded
baskets with them for too long.
They shot especially well in the
The Rattlers led throughout most
of the first quarter, but Mission
held the advantage after that lor the
most part. On several occasions in
the fourth quarter, the Rattlers cut
Mission's lead to 2 points.
The Rattlers hit 43 percent, or 26
of 60, of their shots from the field,
including 1 of 7 in three-point
attempts. Rio was 20 ol 31 from
the free throw line, while Mission
sank 17 of their 31 free throw
Jaime Garza paced Rio in scoring
with 29 points and J.P. Balderas
added 20. J.J. Trevino also reached
double figures with 11 points. The
rest of Rio's scoring went as
follows: Hecior Juarez, 7; Benny
Carmona, 4; Santos Ortiz, 2.
Marco Solo led the Eagles with
27 points, and Steve Salinas and
Billy Joe Jackson added 19 and 17,
Juarez and Garza each hauled
down 11 rebounds to lead the
Rattlers in that department.
Messbarger commented, "We
outrcbounded them, but not
Baldcras was the leader in boih
assists and steals, achieving 6
assists and 4 steals.
The Rattlers, now 4-8 in district
play and 14-15 on the season, were
scheduled to play Donna at home
Tuesday night, Feb. 13. They will
conclude their season friday night
on the road against the I a Joya
Pet. 4 J.P.'s
Precinct Four Justice of the Peace
Hector "Ivo" Perez has issued the
financial report for his office tor
A total of S14.959.66 with check
number 2999 on Feb. 5, broken
down as follows: Fines, $8581.66;
Department of Public Safety, $413:
Operator's and Chauffeur's Fund,
$1125; Constable Precinct Four.
$150; Game Warden Fees, S35:
Judges and Court Personnel
Training Fund, $287; Criminal
Juslicc Fund, $1470; Law
Enforcement Fund, $430; Crime
Victim's Fund, $1493.
A total of $677.84 in Game
Warden's Fines was paid to
Guillcrmo Gonzalez wiili check
number 3000 on Feb. 5.
The grand total lor the month
came to $15,637.50.
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Roberts, Kenneth. The Rio Grande Herald (Rio Grande City, Tex.), Vol. 80, No. 13, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 15, 1990, newspaper, February 15, 1990; Edinburg, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth195224/m1/4/: accessed October 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Rio Grande City Public Library.