Community Invited For Cake At Zia Credit Union Until 2 P.M.

first_imgMember Services Representative II Alicia Morales, left, and Marketing/Business Development Manager Laura Loy invite the community to stop by the lobby for cake until 2 p.m. today and help celebrate Zia Credit Union’s 65th anniversary at 1001 Central Ave. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.comlast_img

Texas deputy constable fatally shot after arriving for work

first_img Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. Author: AP Published: April 3, 2017 5:45 PM EDT Updated: April 3, 2017 6:46 PM EDT BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) A highly regarded Texas law enforcement officer was shot and killed Monday moments after arriving for work in an attack that prompted a massive manhunt for the gunman.The shooting of Harris County Precinct 3 Assistant Chief Deputy Clinton Greenwood did not appear to be random, according to Baytown police Lt. Steve Dorris, but a motive was not immediately clear.“Whether or not he was specifically targeted, or whether this was because of the uniform he was wearing or the place he pulled up to in the morning, we just don’t know that right now,” Dorris said.No arrests had been made as of Monday evening. Dorris said authorities were still “actively investigating” the shooting but declined to offer additional information.Greenwood, a 30-year law enforcement veteran, was shot outside a county courthouse building in Baytown, east of Houston. He suffered a single gunshot wound and was airlifted to a Houston hospital where he died.The attack led to the lockdown of a nearby high school and a broad response by law enforcement as authorities closed intersections as part of their search for the suspect. Access to businesses in the area was limited as law enforcement helicopters searched by air and officers spread into nearby neighborhoods.Montgomery County sheriff’s Lt. Tim Cannon told the Houston Chronicle that he had known Greenwood for decades and was struggling to understand who would harm him.“Clint was absolutely a target, for whatever reason. We don’t know,” he said. “But he didn’t need to be a target. Clint was there to help. And whoever this person was, Clint probably would have reached out to help him as well.”A reward of up to $65,000 has been offered for information that would lead authorities to arrest and charge someone in the case.Greenwood received his law license in the 1980s and worked for the Harris County district attorney’s office. At one point, he oversaw the office’s civil rights division. He also once served as part of the command staff for the Harris County sheriff’s office, one of the busiest in the country.“My heart goes out to the family and friends of Assistant Chief Deputy Greenwood and the Harris County law enforcement community in the wake of this heinous murder,” Gov. Greg Abbott said in a statement. “Texas is taking action to strengthen penalties for those brazen enough to commit crimes against law enforcement, and we will send a message that such vile acts will not be tolerated.”The shooting of Greenwood was reminiscent of the 2013 slaying of a prosecutor as he exited his car and walked into work southeast of Dallas. Authorities say the gunman who killed Mark Hasse outside the Kaufman County courthouse later fatally shot the county’s district attorney and his wife. The deaths were retribution after Hasse and District Attorney Mike McLelland prosecuted gunman Eric Williams for the theft of county equipment, authorities have said.center_img SHARE Texas deputy constable fatally shot after arriving for work last_img read more

Lady Argos Tampa Bound

first_imgLady Argos Tampa Bound PENSACOLA, Fla. — The No. 2 ranked University of West Florida women’s soccer team took down No. 3 Columbus State 1-0 Sunday afternoon in the NCAA Quarterfinal round at the UWF Soccer Complex. The hard fought battle by the Argonauts gave them their first ever birth into the Final Four in program history.Dernelle Mascall netted the only goal in the match coming in the fifth minute.  Jodi Galucci sent a corner kick into the box for Mascall who headed the ball into an open net giving the Argos the 1-0 lead.  Defense was the name of the game today as both teams were evenly matched across the board.  UWF managed to fire off 11 shots to the Cougar’s six.  Columbus St. held the advantage in corner kicks, leading the count 6-5.This is the second time this season that the Argonauts have beat the Cougars when they have been ranked inside the top five.  The first win came a little over a month ago when the No. 5 ranked Cougars came into town and were handed a 5-0 shutout loss by the Argos.The Final Four matches will take place December 4th and 6th at Pepin Stadium on the campus of the University of Tampa.For more information on Argonaut athletics or to follow along with live stats, fans can keep up with the action at www.GoArgos.com. Print Friendly Version Sharecenter_img Junior Kaley Morris (jimhoguephotos.com) last_img read more

UWF Baseball Earns Sweep In Saturday Doubleheader vs. UAH

first_imgNext Game: Game 2: Argos 3, Chargers 2Tony Kucera got the start for UWF in Game 2 and pitched very effectively for six innings. He allowed just two runs (two earned) on six hits. He struck out two and walked two in moving to 4-1 on the 2018 season.”Kucera did a nice job. He battled and worked out of some jams,” said Jeffcoat. “And then it was a huge situation save for Alex Knight.”Matt Jones led the Argo offense off with a double in the first vs. UAH starter Hunter Hood. He would score later in the frame on a double play to make it 1-0 Argos.The Chargers evened the score at 1-1 in the third on an RBI single by Tanner Burns before briefly assuming the lead in the fourth when Jay Copeland smacked one of his three doubles to score Nolan Ramsey and make it 2-1.The Argos stole the lead back in the bottom of the fourth. Matthew Estrada and Trevor Payne reached to start the inning. Estrada scored on an infield single by Brandon Harmon, and Payne came home in the same sequence on a throwaway by the second baseman Copeland. The critical error was one of three in the game for the Charger defense.The Argo defense prevented the Chargers from tying the game in the sixth, with a relay by Matt Sullivan, Mason Dinesen and Payne catching Ramsey at the plate trying to score on another double by Copeland.Alex Knight picked up his second save of the season by working around a leadoff single and stranding pinch runner Zach Duvall on third to end the game.The teams close the series tomorrow with a single game beginning at 1:00 p.m. LHP Kirk Maddox (2-3, 3.68 ERA) is expected to start for the Argos.”We’ve got to come out and play hard. They’re not going to give in,” said Jeffcoat. “The wind’s blowing in, making it a small ball game. We’ve got to have a little more competitive at-bats, force them to make plays instead of the weak fly ball outs. Tomorrow’s a new day. We want to try to finish this thing up the right way.”For the latest news on the Argos, follow the team on Twitter @UWF_Baseball.#ARGOS# Print Friendly Version Full Schedule Roster Preview Watch Livecenter_img Alabama Huntsville 3/25/2018 – 1 pm Live Stats PENSACOLA, Fla. – UWF baseball (20-9, 10-3 GSC) swept a doubleheader vs. Alabama Huntsville (14-12, 8-6 GSC) Saturday at Jim Spooner Field. The Argos used a five-run eighth inning to break a 2-2 tie and win Game 1 7-2. UWF won a close battle the whole way 3-2 in Game 2.”Give Alabama Huntsville a lot of credit,” said UWF head coach Mike Jeffcoat. “They threw the ball great. Both their starters did a really nice job.”Mason Dinesen proved vital to the Argos’ success. With Nic Strasser out with an injury, Dinesen filled in admirably at second base. He finished the day with three hits, including his first home run at UWF, a three-run blast in the eighth inning of Game 1 that helped cement the win.”Defense and pitching won the day,” said Jeffcoat. “Hits were at a premium… It’s great to sweep at home. We’ll take them anyway we can get them.”UWF has now won 15 of its last 16 games. The teams will close the series tomorrow afternoon at 1:00 p.m. Game 1: Argos 7, Chargers 2Dylan Mills-Derouen got the start for the Argos in Game 1 and went seven innings while scattering seven hits and allowing just two runs (two earned). He struck out seven and threw 104 pitches, keeping UWF in the game and ultimately taking the no-decision.”Mills did a great job,” said Jeffcoat. “He threw a great game… Josh Pahlad came in there and did what he’s been doing: filling the zone up and getting ground ball outs.”The southpaw allowed a second inning RBI single to Jay Copeland that put the Argos behind 1-0 but worked out of a bases loaded jam to limit the damage. The Argos quickly bounced back to tie the game. Nick Kerkmann began the fourth with a double to the left field corner and would score later in the frame on a sacrifice fly by Matt Sullivan.AJ Walden tagged Mills-Derouen for a solo homer in the fifth to regain the single-tally advantage for the Chargers. The Argo lefty settled down from there, retiring eight straight before exiting after seven frames.An RBI walk by Matthew Estrada tied the game at 2-2 in the bottom of the sixth. The Argos left the bases loaded in both the sixth and seventh. After Josh Pahlad induced a key double play to work around a leadoff walk in the eighth, the Argos exploded for five runs vs. the UAH bullpen. The five-run frame was highlighted by Dinesen’s blast.”Mason did a nice job for us. He had quality at-bats there in the first game, made all the plays he’s supposed to make at second base, turned a big double play for us [in the second game],” said Jeffcoat. “I think our guys were tip-toeing a little bit with Strasser not in the lineup, leading off the game like he’s been doing all year for us. It’s been an adjustment.”Pahlad (3-0) picked up the win. UAH starter Jake Bracewell dueled with Mills-Derouen all day, allowing four hits and two runs while lasting into the seventh. Like Mills-Derouen, he took the no-decision. Dustin Sharp, who walked Robert Lopez to begin the eighth inning, suffered the loss. He dropped to 0-1. Brooks Brophy allowed four runs after Sharp exited the game.Each team finished with seven hits. UAH, which entered play with the top fielding percentage in the GSC, committed four errors, including two in the crucial eighth frame.last_img read more

Laurie Foster | Bold move by Champs organisers

first_imgThe organisers of the annual ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletic Championships have pulled the plug on its 2020 staging. In their minds, and despite all the efforts, energy and expenditure which have already been expressed, the health risks inherent in its execution were simply not worth it. The cancellation came after the announcement that Jamaica had recorded its first positive test for the new coronavirus. The reaction from the coaches who have been preparing the athletes for competition is varied. According to published reports, David Riley, their spokesperson, has lashed out on the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA), saying that the five-day event should have been allowed to go on but without the type of crowds which are known to flock to the National Stadium every year to witness what has been called the most prestigious high-school track meet in the world.One can understand the disappointment, or even disgust, of the dissenting coaches as well as the athletes themselves, especially those who were due to perform at this level for the last time. What has been cited as the main cause for disagreement with the ISSA ruling is that the event serves as an opportunity for athletes’ skills to be showcased with the hope of securing scholarships for USA-based institutions. With the Government’s advisory to schools not to participate in the now-cancelled 2020 Penn Relays for similar reasons, this makes the concerns appear more valid. However, Foster’s Fairplay does not totally concur with the views of these athletes and their coaches. More options In recent times, the locally based options for athletes who seek to further their education and progress in the sport are just as active as they have ever been. There is nothing to suggest that the Racers Track Club and MVPs of this world are about to disappear anytime soon. Plus, one will agree that these entities decide long before the high-school extravaganza which athletes they wish to bring under their umbrella. Similarly, the foreign-based institutions who are into the offering of scholarships would have been targeting their prospects over a longer period of time, and basically know who are to be the recipients of scholarship offers. Also, with the focus of the athletes on their competition, local coaches would not necessarily welcome the distraction that active recruitment can cause. They, too, would have knowledge as in whom this or that college from abroad has interest. In that case, they should be more interested in having the athlete perform at maximum efficiency to make his or her case for acceptance that more secure.With that in mind, Foster’s Fairplay is tempted to conclude that the question of recruitment at this stellar event is overrated. It should not be viewed as a mitigating circumstance to drive a national resolve to protect an entire country from the possibility of serious health endangerment.Let us therefore accept that the cancellation of Champs 2020 was one of those occasions which simply had to happen. It was a bold move by the organisers, and they should be commended for acting swiftly when the situation took the ominous turn which it did when a local diagnosis was revealed. For feedback, email: [email protected]last_img read more