Rio Grande Herald (Rio Grande City, Tex.), Vol. 88, No. 8, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 22, 2001 Page: 3 of 6
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The Rio Grande Herald-Thursday, February 22, 2001, Page 3
Iman group motivates Roque Guerra students
1 he Iman Musical Group is pictured above as they perform to motivate Roque Gucrra Elementary students
and encourage 'hem to do well during TA AS Week, which is currently taking place. The group was under
the direction ol Honorio Garza, who has been very cooperative in enabling this group to perform at many
Roque Gucrra events. (RGCCISD photo)
Adult Arts and Crafts to he
judged at 2001 County Fair
The Adult Arts and Crafts
Division will once again be a part of
the Starr County Fair. This event
will continue to be made up of two
categories, one for adults arid
another for adults at Senior Citizen
Centers. All participants must
reside in Starr County, be 18 years
of age and up and be out of school.
( here will be a Grand Champion
and a Reserve Champion in each of
these two divisions, and all four
individuals will participate in the
Parade of Champions on Sunday,
where they will receive trophy
plaques. Entries will not be
auctioned on Sunday, but may be
bach division will have thirteen
Category 2-Crocheting and
Category 3-Quilts and quilled
Category 4 -Garments (items of
Category 5- Machine Sewn Items
Category 6 Hand Sewn Items
Category 7 Accessories for the
Category 8 Wall and Door
Category 9 Plastic Canvas Craft
Category 10 Dolls
RGC St. Mary's student
recognized by 'Who's Who'
Sixty three St. Mary's University
students, including one Rio Grande
City native, will be included in the
2001 edition of "Who's Who
Among American Universities and
Eduardo R. Ramirez of Rio
Grande City will be included in the
Twenty eight of die students are
from the San Antonio area.
Selections are based on students'
acadcmic achievement, service to
the community, leadership in
extracurricular acti "ities and
potential for continued success. The
editors of this annual directory, first
published in 1934, selected the elite
students from more than 1900
institutions of higher learning in all
scheduled March 8
The Rio Grande City CISD
Parental Involvement Program will
be holding its ninth annual Parent
Conference on March 8, 2001 at the
District Multipurpose Center,
located in the Fort Ringgold school
Registration will begin at 7.30
a.m. Efrain Guerrero, Jr., better
known as Happy the Clown, will
be the keynote speaker. His
diversity allows him to give
motivational presentations, drug
awareness seminars, and self-esteem
lectures to groups.
Parents and the community are
invited to attend. For further
information, call the Tarental
Involvement Office at 716-6801.
Co mpos g radua tes
Army logistical course
Army Reserve Pvt. Raul R.
Campos has graduated from the
automated logistical specialist
advanced individual training (AIT)
course at Fort Lee, Petersburg,
The soldier was trained in the
skills and knowledge required to
receive, store, issue, ship, and
account for subsistence supplies.
The training included ration
breakdown and commissary
functions such as price changes,
inventory, displays, and security.
Campos is the son of Roberto
and Rebccca Campos of N. Garcia
St. in Roma.
50 states, the District of Columbia
and several foreign nations.
Founded in 1852 by Marianist
brothers and priests, St. Mary's, as
the oldest and largest Catholic
university in Texas and the
Southwest, provides students a firm
foundation of value-oriented liberal-
arts education. The University
consists of five schools, each
offering specialized education that
prepares students l or career success.
Schools of the University arc:
Humanities and Social Sciences;
Science, Engineering and
Technology; Business and
Administration; Graduate; and Law.
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2001 County Fair to feature
Educational Poster Contest
Category 11 Woven baskets;
Plastic Craft baskets/purses
Category 12-Popsicle Stick
A person may enter as many
categories as they wish but may only
have one entry in each category
(maximum 13). For example, only
one plastic canvas craft entry. There
will be a $1.00 fee charged for each
c r a f t n t e r e d.
Entries must have a card attached
to the lower left hand corner of the
article with the name of the person
entering, the name of the center (if
applicable), and the category
entered. All entries must be entirely
the work of the person entering the
exhibit, and items entered mast have
been made during the past year
since the previous fair and never
All Adult Arts and Crafts projects
should be brought to the enclosed
room of the Starr County
Fairgrounds coliseum on Thursday,
March 1, between the hours of 4:00
p.m. and 6:00 p.m. so that they b
may be categorized and arranged for
ludging and display. Judging will
be on Thursday evening at 6:00.
All entries will be on display
throughout the day on Friday and
should be picked up promptly at
4:00 on F riday so that the room may
be used for the Baking Division.
Grand and Reserve Champions will
be displayed throughout the fair,
featured in the parade of
Champions, and may be removed on
The 2001 Starr County Fair will
feature an Educational Poster
Con'est to be held on Tuesday,
February 27, at the Starr County
1 he contest is divided into three
divisions: senior division, grades 7-
12; junior division, grades 3-6; and
clover division, Pre-K through 2nd
grade. All participants must be
students in Starr County schools.
Entries will be in six categories,
which are the same for all age
groups: Category ENutrition;
Category 2-Drugs or Alcohol
Category 4-Conservation of the
5-Citizenship and Patriotism
(America or Texas); Category
The following information should
be on the back of the poster: name of
exhibitor, name of school, 4-H club,
FFA or FHA chapter, or
organization (scouts, etc.); town
where exhibitor goes to school;
grade exhibitor is in at school;
division (sr., jr., clover); category
(one of the six above). None of this
information should be on the front
of the poster. Entries not labeled
properly may be disqualified.
Schools, 4-H clubs, and other
organizations need to have their
own poster contest in advance of the
contest date. They can award prizes
and have their own display of
winners. They should then bring
their top ten winners in each of the
age divisions to the fairgrounds
coliseum between 10:30 a.m. and
12:30 noon on Tuesday, February
27, for participation in the county
fa i r.
A school with grades spanning
two age divisions may bring ten
posters for each age division. For
example, middle schools may bring
ten sixth grade posters (junior
division) and ten combined from
seventh and eighth grades ( senior
division). Elementary schools may
bring ten from the clover division
(PK-2) and ten from the junior
division (grades 3-6).
Posters should be no bigger than a
standard size poster 28" x 22", but
they may be smaller, including half-
poster size. Minimum poster size is
8 Vi x 11 inches (construction paper
Registration of the entries will be
done by members of the committee
as they are brought to the fairground
building. A SI.00 entry fee will be
collected for each entry. Entries will
be tagged, and entry numbers will be
issued to each participant. No
entries will be accepted after the
designated acceptance hours unless
they were already waiting in line.
Each poster will receive a ribbon,
and the judges will select a fop
Winner and Runner Up in each
category of each division. They will
then select the Grand Champion
from the Top Winners. The Reserve
Champion will be selected from the
remaining Top Winners as well as
the Runner Up in the Grand
Champion's category. Some posters
from each division will be selected
to be displayed throughout the fair
The committee will decide which
posters will be displayed, as space
allows. All other posters will need
to be picked up at 4:00 p.m.
Youth Fair three-day
passes now on sale
The Starr County Fair Association
has announced its advance ticket
sales for the 2001 fair to the public,
according to Board of Directors
member Luis E. Garza, Roma High
These tickets, which still cost $10
each, provide entry into the fair-
grounds all three days, March 2-4,
for a savings of $5.00 per person.
Each person must have a ticket.
Couple passes are no longer
They will be sold only through
T hursday, March, and are available
from Mr. Garza, as well as at
H.E.B., 487-5502; I.B.C. Bank in
Roma, 849-1047; I.B.C. Bank in Rio
Grande City, 487-5531; Lone Star
National Bank; Rio Motor Co. in
RGC, 487-2596; Starr Banking
Center in RGC, 487-3634; Starr
Banking in Roma, 849-4434; the
Starr County Teachers Federal
Credit Union. 487-4044; Texas
State Bank in RGC, 487-5681; and
Texas State Bank in Roma, 849-
Membership tickets will also be
available at the door during the
Wild Game Dinner set for this
Saturday at the fairgrounds
A&M student receives
scholarship to study abroad
More than 50 Texas A&M
University students, including one
Rio Grande City native, have
received scholarships and
fellowships to study abroad this
The 51 students will spend the
Spring 2001 semester in Italy,
England, Spain, Vietnam, France
Alberto Chapa of Rio Grande
City is the recipient of a $300 SAF
Fr.ch year, more than 800 Texas
A&M University students travel to
foreign countries as part of
These include group and individual
study programs, student exchanges,
More than 250 Texas A&M
University students have received
university scholarships and
fellowships to study abroad this
summer. The 252 students are
studying in Italy, France, Mexico,
Spain, Singapore, Costa Rica,
Australia and England.
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