Judge dispute a ditracting issue

first_img Share By MARTHA McCLAINSpecial to the PRESSNoteworthy positive improvements and progress of Laguna Vista are being diminished by a timeworn call by a minority of residents for removal of the municipal court judge here who has served more than one year in his appointed position, local leaders say.Letters to the editor, public comments and news articles have routinely dominated the stage, seeking corrective action for what is called a violation of the town’s charter.This is the latest in a long-running, heated controversy of the Council’s appointment of Roberto Rodriguez, a non-attorney, who is a former police chief and law enforcement officer with more than 30 years of experience, to serve as municipal court judge.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the September 20 edition of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedNew judge may be named TuesdayBY MARTHA MCCLAIN Special to the PRESS A new judge could be appointed by Laguna Vista officials here at Tuesday’s special Town Council meeting. Matters pertaining to selection of the new judge will dominate activity at the meeting slated at 5 p.m. at City Hall. Four candidates have applied for…June 20, 2013In “News”Laguna Vista joins warrant roundupBy MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS More than 800 notices of outstanding  citations will be mailed out to people with unpaid tickets in Laguna Vista during the month of February as part of the Great Texas Warrant Roundup. With $1.3 million in outstanding debt from tickets issued here, the Town…January 29, 2016In “News”Hernandez selected as Laguna Vista judgeBy MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Luis Hernandez will serve as the new municipal court judge in the Town of Laguna Vista effective Nov. 1. He was selected from a field of five candidates who applied for the position as the term of current judge Charles Mattingly Jr. is winding…September 29, 2017In “News”last_img read more

South Carolina’s Mitchell AP’s SEC women’s player of year

first_imgATLANTA (AP) — After leading South Carolina to a top seed in the NCAA Tournament, Tiffany Mitchell was selected Tuesday as the Southeastern Conference women’s player of the year by The Associated Press.She was joined by plenty of familiar faces on the All-SEC team.The first team also included South Carolina’s A’ja Wilson, who picked up the award as the top freshman. Alaina Coates and Aleighsa Welch of the Gamecocks claimed spots on the second team.Vic Schaefer of Mississippi State was voted coach of the year.Mitchell, a 5-foot-9 junior guard, leads the Gamecocks in scoring at 14.4 points per game and was one of just two qualifying players in the conference to make more than half her shots (50.5 percent).No. 3 South Carolina (30-2) shared its second straight regular-season title with Tennessee, captured the SEC Tournament for the first time, and will host 16th-seeded Savannah State on Friday in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.“I think my years have their own stories, from my freshman year to my sophomore year to now. All three have been completely different seasons on how people played me and how game plans were (developed) for our team,” said Mitchell, who earlier won the coaches’ player of the year award for the second season in a row. “Coach (Dawn) Staley’s done a great job of telling me to stay the course again and stay true to our team. Don’t do anything different. She said my shots are going to come, just stay within what we do and it’s going to come.”Also making the first team were Mississippi’s Tia Faleru, the only unanimous selection, along with Kentucky’s Makayla Epps and Texas AM’s Courtney Walker.The league’s top scorer, Mississippi State’s Victoria Vivians, was a second-teamer.Wilson, a 6-5 forward, made quite an impact in her college debut after picking the Gamecocks over Connecticut, Tennessee and North Carolina. She is averaging 13.3 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game.“Last year I was home on my couch, sitting and watching,” she said after celebrating the team landing a top seed Monday night. “Now, being here with my girls at South Carolina and all the fans, it’s a great feeling.”In his third season at Mississippi State, Schaefer guided his team to school records for overall wins (26-6) and league victories (11-5). A third-place finish in the conference matched the best in school history.The Lady Bulldogs are seeded fifth as they make their first NCAA appearance since 2010, facing Tulane in the opening round Friday at Durham, North Carolina.“I’m certainly thrilled for my players and my staff and my university for being able to go to the NCAA Tournament, to go 26-6 in year three,” Schaefer said. “In most games, with two freshmen, two sophomores and a senior on the floor, we’re a really young team.”Faleru, a 6-1 forward and lone senior on the first team, leads the SEC in rebounding (10.3) while averaging 14.7 points. Epps, a 5-10 sophomore guard, is among the league leaders in scoring (14.5) and assists (3.0). Walker, a 5-8 junior guard, is averaging 14.4 points a game.Mitchell, Faleru and Walker were repeat selections to the first team.The second team included a pair of Tennessee players, center Isabelle Harrison and forward Cierra Burdick, along with LSU guard Danielle Ballard and Arkansas forward Jessica Jackson. Harrison was a first-teamer in 2014.The 19th annual AP All-SEC women’s team was selected by a regional media panel.___AP Sports Writer Pete Iacobelli in Columbia, South Carolina contributed to this report.___Follow Paul Newberry on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/pnewberry1963last_img read more

TREVOR BREEN WINS QUEEN ELIZABETH CUP AT HICKSTEAD WITH ONE-EYED “WONDER HORSE”

first_img 2 August 2014, 21:54 19 June 2015, 12:29 Hickstead to auction off Adventure de Kannan portrait for charity TREVOR BREEN WINS QUEEN ELIZABETH CUP AT HICKSTEAD WITH ONE-EYED “WONDER HORSE” Related news stories 29 June 2014, 18:36 TREVOR BREEN WINS HICKSTEAD DERBY WITH ONE-EYED ADVENTURE DE KANNAN Home  »  Disciplines News  »  Showjumping News  »  TREVOR BREEN WINS QUEEN ELIZABETH CUP AT HICKSTEAD WITH ONE-EYED “WONDER HORSE” 10 October 2014, 23:17 BREEN MAKES IT AN IRISH DOUBLE WITH WIN AT BIRMINGHAM TIPPERARY’S Trevor Breen kept it in the family today (Saturday) when he took the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Cup at Hickstead, repeating his brother Shane’s 2013 win in the same competition.Riding Adventure de Kannan, who has overcome the loss of an eye to continue competing at the very top level of show jumping, Breen added today’s win to a list of triumphs at the English five star arena.Last month Trevor Breen and Adventure de Kannan won the Equestrian.com Derby at Hickstead, a class he’d repeatedly come very close to winning, and the pair has also been victorious in the British Speed Derby (2009), the Amlin Plus Eventing Grand Prix (2012), the All England Grand Prix (2012) and now the Templant Events Queen Elizabeth II Cup. It is a record that no other horse has come close to matching at Hickstead.“He’s a phenomenal horse, he loves this place and the International Arena,” said Trevor, who lives in Buckinghamshire with his wife Caroline and their daughter Mia.The only one of Hickstead’s premier classes that the pair has yet to win is the Longines King George V Gold Cup, which Trevor and Adventure de Kannan have only been able to compete in once, when they were part of Ireland’s FEI Nations Cup team in 2013 (they finished 12th). But now there’s a new ambition on Trevor’s wishlist. “If he does manage to win the King’s Cup, that would just be the final piece of the puzzle. Hopefully we’ll be back for the King’s next year,” he added.Shane Breen won the Queen Elizabeth II Cup in 2013 on Zarnita.At the European Pony Eventing Championships in Millstreet, Cork, the Irish Eventing team dropped one place after the cross country phase today, holding overnight seventh on 245.30 faults, with France in the lead on 128.20. Highest placed Irish individual is Alex Power and Keredern Little Heather, who went clear today to finish in 18th. Trevor Breen and Adventure de Kannan winning at Hickstead today Tags: adventure de kannan, hickstead, queen elizabeth cup, trevor breen last_img read more