Crosby County News (Ralls, Tex.), Vol. 126, No. 15, Ed. 1 Friday, April 12, 2013 Page: 3 of 12
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Friday, April 12, 2013
Crosby County News
State Budget passes in the House - - -
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$5.4 billion. The budget also
fails to fund Medicaid expan-
sion, an opportunity that
chambers of commerce, faith
leaders and Texas hospitals
all agree is necessary for our
Turner, chair of the House
Democratic Caucus, said,
“There is no greater invest-
ment in our future than doing
everything we can to help the
nearly five million school chil-
dren of Texas realize their full
God-given potential by provid-
ing the very best public edu-
cation for each and every one
of them. This budget falls well
short of that basic values test,
Senate OKs CPRIT bill
Voters approved a consti-
tutional amendment in 2007 es-
tablishing the Cancer Preven-
tion and Research Institute of
Texas and authorizing the state
to issue $3 billion in bonds to
fund groundbreaking cancer
research and prevention pro-
grams and services in Texas.
On April 3 the Texas Sen-
ate unanimously approved SB
149, legislation to tighten over-
sight of the agency under fire
for awarding tens of millions
of dollars in grants to research-
ers with ties to agency officials.
Jane Nelson, R-Flower
Mound, chair of the Senate
Health and Human Services
“establishes an ironclad sys-
tem of checks and balances
that will make it impossible for
the agency to run without 100
percent transparency and ac-
An example of what the
bill does is it prohibits individu-
als or entities that make do-
nations to CPRIT or the
CPRIT Foundation from re-
ceiving grants. The bill has
moved to the Texas House for
Listed as coauthors of SB
149 are Sens. Kevin Eltife, R-
Tyler; Charles Schwertner, R-
Bryan; and Judith Zaffirini, D-
Leases help school fund
state lands earned Texas
schools more than $9.2 million
on April 2 at the quarterly Per-
manent School Fund lease
sale, the General Land Office
reported last week.
Private oil companies
competitively bid more than
$11.5 million to explore for oil
and gas on land owned by the
state, Land Commissioner
Jerry Patterson reported.
Twelve leases were
awarded for tracts of sub-
merged state land in the Gulf
of Mexico, showing renewed
interest in an area that has
seen diminishing activity since
the Macondo well blowout
three years ago, Patterson
which is why I voted no.” Committee said the legislation Oil and gas exploration on added.
Ralls High School District Track Results
The Ralls track team
competed this past Friday and
Saturday at the District Track
meet in Crosbyton. ALL of
the boys on the track team
really competed well and
made a great showing.
The JV Boys consisting
of only 8 athletes earned 5th
place team at the meet. High-
lighted by the following ath-
JT Cavazos 5th in Triple
Jump, 4th in 100m Dash
Jadon Tullis 2nd in High
Joe Arredondo 3rd in
3200m mn, 4 th in 1600m mn
Devon Garcia 5th in 400m
The Varsity Boys earned
2nd behind only New Deal in
the meet had 131 total points
for the meet.
The Varsity Boys were
highlighted by the following
athletes’ accomplishments and
are area qualifiers:
Kaleb Reese: 2nd Triple
Jump, 1 st 400m Dash (51.26)
Samuel Wing: 1st 300m
Hurdles (41.9), 1st place
3200m Run (11:07.65), 1st
1600m Run (4:47.87)
Jesus Villarreal: 4th 110
High Hurdles (18.45)
Emmanuel Rosales: 4th
Joseph Salinas: 3rd 1600m
Joshua Velasquez: 2nd
Demitrius Romero: 3rd
Juan Ordonez: 1st 100m
Dash (11.67), 2nd 200m Dash
4x100 Relay: 3rd place:
(Joshua Velasquez, Matthew
Casias, Braxton Jones, Juan
Mile Relay: 2nd Place:
3:37.36 (Braxton Jones,
Joshua Velasquez, Demitrius
Romero, Kaleb Reese
Many of these young men
set personal best at their re-
We hope to build upon
these results at the Area Track
Meet in Abernathy on Friday,
Ralls Jackrabbits take
win over Hermleigh 15-2
The Ralls Jackrabbits fin-
ished the first round of District
with a 15-2 win over Hermleigh
on March 25th. Matthew Casias
got the win; he pitched 3 score-
less innings and struck out 6.
Emmanuel Rosales and Jonathan
Van Gundy both pitched an in-
ning to finish the win. Matthew
was 1-3 from the plate scoring
three times. Michael Owen had 2
hits and 3 RBI’s. Emmanuel
Rosales also had 3 RBI’s. The
win gives the Jackrabbits a 3-3
Jackrabbits lose to Ira 11-5
The Ralls Jackrabbits lost to
Ira 11-5 on March 29th. Matthew
Casias took the bump and only
gave up 2 earned runs over 5 in-
nings striking out 3. Michael
Owen came and finished the
game giving up 2 earned runs and
striking out 3. Jonathan Van
Gundy went 1-4 with 2 RBI’s and
Kaleb Reese went 1-3 also with 2
RBI’s. Jackrabbits that doubled
include Huntor Watson, Kaleb
Reese and Michael Owen. The
loss brings the Jackrabbits Dis-
trict Record to 3-4.
Makayla Arthur had a big
day at the plate, going 4-4, but it
was not enough as the Lady Rab-
bits fell to 12-5 to Sundown, last
Thursday. Ralls could not capi-
talize on the 12 hits they earned
over the couse of the game.
The scoreboard operators
were busy on Tuesday as Ralls
and Lockney combined for 38
runs. The Lady Rabbits eventu-
ally won the offensive battle af-
ter five innings by way of run-
The Lady Rabbits opened
the game by scoring nine runs in
the first inning, then added 6 in
the second and two more in the
third to make the score 17-2 after
2 1/2 innings. Then Lockney ral-
lied in the bottom of the third to
close the gap to six runs. The
Lady Rabbits quickly responded
by scoring eight more in the next
inning which gave them a com-
fortable, 25-11 lead at that point.
Mari Castro and KayLynn
Rubalcado each had 5 RBIs for
the game which included a
grand-slam home run for
Rubalcado in the first inning.
Other offensive leaders for the
game included Allie Calderon,
going 3-4 with 3 RBIs and
Audrey Velasquez who drove in
Jadon Tullis finishes 2nd in District Golf Tournament
Ralls High School student Jadon Tullis played in the District Golf Tournament on Tuesday, April
9th, at Stoney Ridge Golf Course in Childress. After a cold, windy day he was tied for 1st at the
end of regulation. He managed to take it to two holes and finished 2nd. He has advanced to the
Regional Golf Tournament held at Lakeridge Country Club in Lubbock on Monday and Tuesday,
April 15th and 16th. Jadon had a great round shooting an 83. He bogeyed the first hole, then
reeled off 7 straight pars. He also played the back nine very well making one birdie and several
pars. Jadon represented Ralls very well, and will have a chance to continue his season next week.
Time: 10:00 —10:30 a.m.
Location: Ralls Elementary
Child abuse is a hidden epidemic
that affects millions of children
in the United States yearly.
All parents and community
members are invited to join the
students and faculty in this walk.
This walk is sponsored by Ralls
I.S.D. Parent Involvement in an
effort to bring awareness to child
**ALL visitors will need to enter
and sign in at the front entrance
of the elementary building.**
Jonathan VanGundy has been
selected to play in the 9th annual
ASGO West Texas Football Classic
The game will be played on Saturday, June 8th in Lubbock, Texas.
He will be playing running back on the Blue team. His team will
be coached by Bryan Wood, the head coach at Canyon Randall
High School. Jonathan has been a three year starter on the
Ralls High School football team. We are very proud of him for
getting this opportunity. This is a great honor for him and he is
well deserving of it. Here are his 2012 Football Honors: District
4-1A MVP, Academic All District, AP Class 1A Honorable Mention
All-State Running Back, TSWA Class 1A Honorable Mention All-
State Running Back, All South Plains 1A Offensive Player of the
Sheriff’s Report - - -
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Caller reported a control burn on the 900 Block of FM 378. Infor-
Caller requested a welfare check. Crosbyton PD responded.
Caller reported an animal complaint on the 200 Block of 11th. Ralls
Caller requested call for service on the 200 Block of Harrison.
Crosbyton PD responded.
Caller reported a civil standby on Filmore. Deputy responded.
Caller requested call for service. Deputy responded.
A 911 caller reported a civil standby on the 400 Block of 10th. Ralls
A 911 caller reported a disturbance on the 900 Block of Ave F.
Ralls PD & Deputy responded.
Caller requested call for service on the 500 Block of FM 1471.
Caller reported vandalism on the 1300 Block of Ave F. Ralls PD
Caller reported theft on the 1200 Block of Ave N. Deputy re-
Caller reported theft on the 100 Block of Berkshire, Crosbyton
PD & Ralls PD responded.
Caller reported suspicious person on the 500 Block of Main.
Crosbyton PD responded.
A 911 caller reported a wreck. Deputy & Crosbyton EMS re-
A 911 caller reported vandalism on the 1100 Block of Ave G, Ralls
Caller reported vandalism on the 1300 Block of Ave N. Ralls PD
Caller reported vandalism on the 600 Block of Main. Crosbyton
A 911 caller requested an ambulance on the 1400 Block of Ave G.
Ralls EMS responded.
A 911 caller reported a fire on CR 235. CFD & Deputy responded.
A 911 caller reported a water leak on the 300 Block of Farmer.
Crosbyton PD & City responded
A 911 caller reported vehicle fire on the 200 Block of Monroe.
LFD & Deputy responded.
A 911 caller reported a disturbance on the 200 Block of Durham.
Crosbyton PD & Ralls PD responded.
Caller reported animal complaint. Deputy responded.
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