Rio Grande Herald (Rio Grande City, Tex.), Vol. 84, No. 8, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 20, 1997 Page: 2 of 8
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RIO GRANDE HERALD-Ttaursday, February 20, 1997, Page 2
County Fair to
The Starr County Youth Fair
will be having a Pee-Wee Division
for youth whom are eight years of
age or younger and not in the third
There will bv a Southdown Lamb
and a Junior Meat Goat Division.
The Southdown will require a $3
entry fee and the Junior Meat Goat
a $2 fee.
Pre-registration would most
certainly be appreciated and can be
carried out by contacting George
Requenez (SCFA Chairman) at
487-2306 or 487-3811.
The Rumanian pianist Cella
Delaviancea (1887-1991) gave
her last public recital (receiving
six encores) at the age of 103.
Guy Peterson of Rio Grande City has been named to
the Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets
Commandant's Honor Roll for the Fall of 19^6. Major
General M.T. "Ted" Hopgood, Jr., commandant of the
Corps, made the announcement in a letter to Guy's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Peterson of Rio Grande
Corps Commandant names
Peterson to Honor Roll
Major General M.T. "Ted"
Hopgood, Jr., commandant of the
Texas A&M University Corps of
Cadets, has announced that Guy
Peterson has been named to the
Commandant's Honor Roll for the
Fall of 1996.
In a letter to Guy's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. James Peterson of Rio
Grande City. Hopgood stated, "This
is an honor bestowed upon our
cadets who posted at least a 3.00
GPR for the term while enrolled in
a minimum of 12 hours. Even
while carrying out the obligations
and demands of the Corps, your
student had the tenacity and
management skills to make these
Each cadet that qualified for the
Commandant's Honor Roll will
have his name posted on the Honor
Roll Board in the Corps of Cadets
Center. Hopgood stated, "We feel
that each name will be viewed as an
inspiration of leadership,
determination, and academic
He continued. "We are extremely
proud of these recipients and are
fortunate to have their membership
in the Corps of Cadets. We also
know that most often the success ot
any student is directly related to the
support, love and encouragement
that comes from home. We want to
thank you for your groundwork in
the development of this fine young
Guy, a senior in the corps, is a
Platoon Leader for the Company E-
I "Jocks," winner of the Penberthy-
Tischler Athletic Award. He
participates in intramural football,
volleyball, and basketball.
Pena joins Army
under Delayed Entry
Adrian Pcna has joined the United
States Army under the Delayed
Entry Program at the U.S. Army
Recruiting Station at McAllen.
The program gives young men or
women the opportunity to delay
enlistment into the Army for up to
one year before reporting to basic
The enlistment gives the new
soldier the option to learn a new
skill, travel and become eligible to
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Homing pigeons have been
known to fly more than a thou-
sand miles in two days.
Honor organizations of which he
is a member include the General
O.R. Simpson Corps Honor
Society, Alpha Zeta Agricultural
Honor Fraternity, Phi Eta Sigma
National Honor Fraternity, and the
Golden Key National Honor
Having served as a TAMU Fish
Camp Counselor for 1994, 1995,
and 1996, he has been selected as a
Co-Chair for Fish Camp 1997.
"The Magnolias" Class of 1961 from Rio Grande City recently honored Cynthia
Yvonne Huerta, bride-elect of Robert A. Vale, with a bridal shower at the home of
Miriam S. Vale. Pictured left to right are Imelda Olivarez Cavazos, Cynthia Garza
Guerra, Noelia Huerta, mother of the bride; Cynthia Y. Huerta, bride-elect; Mrs.
Samuel (Linda) Vale, mother of the groom; Miriam S. Vale and Carmen G. Saenz,
grandmothers of the groom; and Mrs. Roel (Frances) Ramirez. Not pictured are
Sandra Cavazos Risner, Ainparo Pena Esparza and Alicia Longoria McFarlin. The
wedding ceremony will take place in San Antonio on March 8, 1997.
Cynthia Huerta honored
with special bridal shower
"The Magnolias" Class of 1961
from Rio Grande City honored
Cynthia Yvonne Huerta of San
Antonio, bride-elect of Robert A.
Vale, with a bridal shower on
Sunday, Feb. 2 at the home of
Miriam S. Vale.
friends were Imelda Olivarez
Cavazos of McAllen, Cynthia
Garza Guerra of San Antonio,
Noelia Huerta, mother of the bride;
Mrs. Samuel (Linda) Vale, mother
of the groom; Miriam S. Vale and
Carmen G. Saenz, grandmothers of
Hosting the event for family and the groom; and Mrs. Roel (Frances)
Ramirez of Roma.
Also present for the event were
Sandra Cavazos Risner of
California, Arnparo Pcna Esparza of
San Antonio, and Alicia Longoria
McFarlin of Singapore.
The wedding ceremony will take
place in San Antonio on March 8,
Three mayors speak at Starr
Retired Teachers meeting
receive as much as $30,000 toward
a college education. After
completion of basic training,
soldiers receive advanced individual
training in their career specialty.
Pena, a 1995 graduate of Roma
High School, will report to Fort
Jackson, South Carolina for
military basic training on May 29,
He is the son of Nicandro and
Maria S. Pena of Roma.
For the first time ever, three Starr
County mayors were able to speak
recently at the same function about
The Starr County Retired
Teachers Association met at the
Parish Hall in Grulla on Jan. 16 for
their first meeting of 1997 with
Mrs. Olga Saenz, president,
The September minutes were read
and approved as corrected. Mrs. Inez
Carrera, treasurer, reported that there
were 51 paid members. She also
gave the financial report for
September 1996 through December
1996. In order to help finance the
state building to house the Retired
Teachers Association in Austin, the
organization will take up S1.00 per
member each meeting to help meet
the local association goal of SI500.
Mrs. Inez Carrera introduced the
three mayors: Mr. Fernando Pena,
mayor of Roma; Mr. Baldemar
Garza, mayor of Rio Grande City;
and Mr. Heraclio Florcs, mayor of
Each mayor presented
information about the activities of
their city and their goals for 1997,
as well as discussing the problems
facing each of their cities in
attempting to serve every citizen of
their community. It was noted by
one of the mayors that this was the
first time that all three mayors had
had the opportunity to speak at the
Refreshments were served by
hosts Aldonza Ruclas, Rosita
Solis, Leonel Solis, Narciso
Guerra, Silvina Hinojosa and
Josefina Vera to the large group
The next meeting will be held
Feb. 20 at 3 p.m. at the
Multipurpose Center in Rio Grande
City. All retired teachers are invited
to attend. a
In November, the Retired
Teachers visited the Christmas
House in Falfurrias with 18
members present. In December, the
Retired Teachers enjoyed a
Christmas sing-a-long, meal, and
gift exchange on Dec. 9, with 33
scheduled for Feb. 22
The 5tli- Annual Rio Grande City
District-Wide Parent Conferenccis
scheduled lor Saturday, Feb. 22 at
the Fort Ringgold Auditorium.
HOP ON IN!
Registration for the annual event
will be from 7:30-8:15 a.m. The
conference will be from 8:15 a.m.-
The topics of this year's parent
conference are self-esteem,!
prevention of gang activities,
behavior management tips and test
Las temas son respecto de si
mismo, inlormacion tocante la d'
las pandillas, manejando el
comportamiento de los niflos y
destresas para tornar una prueba.
According to Rio Grande City
school district Parental^
Involvement Specialist Estela
Hernandez it is important for
parents to be involved with their
"Parental involvement raises
student achievement, so we hope to
see all parents," said Hernandez,in
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Roberts, Kenneth. Rio Grande Herald (Rio Grande City, Tex.), Vol. 84, No. 8, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 20, 1997, newspaper, February 20, 1997; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth195588/m1/2/: accessed June 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Rio Grande City Public Library.