Stalled at Stallworth: Foster quiets WO-S attack

first_img Mustang quarterback Jack Dallas completed 10 of 17 passes in the half for 100 yards with receiver Thomas Wallace hauling in three of them for 57 yards. WO-S could not get their running game going in the half as they had just 10 yards on 12 carries.Dallas finished 21 of 42 for 180 yards with two TD passes, but had four interceptions. He was the leading WO-S rusher with 24 yards on five carries. Wallace finished with five catches for 73 yards.Foster navigated a pair of 58-yard scoring drives in the first quarter. On their first series of the game, it took the Falcons five plays to hit paydirt. Williams had a pair of runs that went for 27 yards and Ramart hit receiver Beau Kingrey on a 29-yard pass that set up a Williams 16-yard touchdown scamper around the right end to give the Falcons the 7-0 edge.The Mustangs answered nicely on the ensuing drive, going 74 yards in 10 plays to tie it up. Dallas passed for 68 yards on the series, the big one coming on a 37-yard connection with receiver Thomas Wallace that got all the way down to the Falcon 27.The score came on a big third-and-goal play from the 13 when Dallas found receiver K.J. Miller streaking over the middle of the end zone for a 13-yard touchdown to even things up with 5:09 left in the first.The Falcons responded with a quick flurry as it took them just four plays to find the end zone again. Ramart tossed a short screen pass to Williams, who turned it into a 40-yard jaunt all the way down to the Mustang 18. Three plays later Ramart teamed up with receiver Chandler Speights on a eight-yard touchdown pitch-and-catch to make it 14-7 with 4:28 left in the first.After getting a nice 27-yard punt return by Miller down the left sideline to set up shop at the Falcon 29 with 9:07 left in the half it looked as if the Mustangs were set to tie the game up again but a turnover proved costly.Dallas found Tokeba Hughey for a 14-yard pass to the Falcon 16. Three plays later the same two hooked again on a screen pass. It looked as if Hughey was going to take it in for the score but he got stripped at 4 and the Falcons fell on the loose leather to take over the ball with 7:17 in the half.Ramart promptly led the Falcons on a time-consuming 18-play, 96-yard scoring drive that chewed up 6:43 off the clock.The big plays on the march included a 23-yard pass to Speights and a 36-yard connection down the right sideline to Lamb. Williams was able to punch it into the end zone on a one-yard plunge off left tackle to push the Falcons’ edge to 21-7 with 0:41 left in the half.The third quarter produced big defensive efforts by both teams as Foster, despite being in WO-S territory for most of the period, could only muster 20 total yards while the Mustangs had just 15.The Falcons were able to cash in on Mustang with 9:37 remaining when linebacker Robert Limas picked off a Dallas pass at the Mustang 23 and returned it to the 14. Williams found the end zone for the third time on the night two plays later when he scored on a 11-yard dart around the right end to up the margin to 28-7 with 8:56 left.The Falcons struck again with a short eight-play, 34-yard drive and Ramart capped it with a one-yard sneak on fourth down to make it 35-7 with 5:32 remaining.The Mustangs kept battling as Dallas engineered a six-play, 52-yard scoring drive. Dallas completed 4 of 6 passes for 52 yards, including a 22-yarder to Malick Phillips that got to the Falcon 10, and then he found Wallace on a 10-yard touchdown strike along the left side of the end zone to trim it to 35-14 with 4:27 left.Foster defensive back Jonathan Carbonell finished the game off with a 26-yard interception return for a score. By Van WadeThe Orange LeaderBAYTOWN — West Orange-Stark could not overcome a offensive blitz by Richmond Foster in the first half, and then turnovers haunted the Mustangs the rest of the way as they dropped a 42-14 decision to the Falcons Saturday night in non-district action at Stallworth Stadium. “Defensively, we did some nice things there in the second half,” said Thompson. “We held them a few times deep in our territory. We just could not get anything going offensively. Their defensive front bothered us all night and we missed a few catches and our running game was nowhere to be found.”The Mustangs finished with just 207 total yards and could not find their running game, finishing with just 27 yards on 21 carries.The Falcons piled up 283 yards in the first half, 197 via their air attack to gain a 21-7 edge at intermission.Quarterback Alex Ramart completed 11 of 16 passes for 197 yards in the first 24 minutes. He finished just 12 of 23 for 197 yards. Cedarian Lamb hauled in four catches for 90 yards while running back Quintonio Williams had 52 yards on 12 totes. Williams ended the night with 100 yards and three touchdowns on 22 totes.center_img Foster (4-1) proved their might with their depth and size and the Mustangs (4-1) could never get anything going on offense, especially their running game. They also coughed up five turnovers.“We simply got beat in all three phases of the game,” said Mustang coach Cornel Thompson. “We had too many costly turnovers and they [Foster] manhandled us pretty well in the trenches on both sides of the ball. We showed our youth at times tonight and we’re still a young football team. I thought we liked some effort there late in the second half. We stressed to them that their is no reason to hold their heads down. They just need to regroup and find a way to dig themselves out of what happened tonight.”Foster finished with 361 total yards, but only had 78 after halftime.last_img read more

Matthew Wade Hughes

first_imgMatthew Wade Hughes, 43, of Orange, Texas passed away Monday, July 18, 2016 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Texas.Matthew was born April 8, 1973 in Port Arthur, Texas to Shelley and Michael Alton Hughes. He was a resident of Orange for 16 years and was employed as a machinist for Gulf Copper. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves with Reverend Freddy Shores officiating. Burial will follow at 4:00 Oaklawn Cemetery in Center, Texas. A visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday evening from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.center_img He was preceded in death by his father, Michael A. Hughes; grandparents, Alton and Betty Hughes, and E.R. and Jo Stone.Survivors include his mother, Shelley McClain and her husband Sammy; wife, Janie Droddy Shackelford of Orange; daughters, Ashley Shackelford of Groves and Kayla Shackelford of Port Neches; brother, Michael S. Hughes and his wife Tonja of Kemp; and granddaughter, Julianna Grace Shackelford.last_img read more

Lamar grad Summons enters Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame

first_imgLamar sports information KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Honoring her life-long achievements in and contributions to the sport of basketball, former Lamar women’s basketball player and current Miami-Dade College head coach Susan Summons was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday.Summons spent the 1978-79 and 1979-80 seasons as a Cardinal after two seasons at Roxbury Community College in the suburbs of Boston, where she was an All-American and helped her team reach the National Junior College Athletic Association championship tournament in consecutive seasons. She averaged 18.0 points and 6.2 rebounds per game while shooting 50 percent from the field for Lamar and set an NCAA single-game scoring record with 43 points against McNeese State that stood for seven years. The current record is 60 points set by Long Beach State’s Cindy Brown against San Jose State on Feb. 16, 1987.While her achievements at Jeremiah E. Burke High School in Dorchester, Massachusetts, the Boston Neighborhood Basketball League, Roxbury Community College, and Lamar University are remarkable, Summons’ induction into the Hall of Fame is due to what she accomplished after her time in Beaumont. Summons was drafted in the third round of the Women’s Basketball League in 1980 by the New Jersey Gems and later played for the New England Gulls in Roxbury. She was the first African-American woman from Boston to play in the WBL. She has been named as one of “Trailblazers of the Game” and will be included in the WBL display at the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.Summons continues to contribute to the sport of basketball as the head coach of Miami-Dade College’s women’s basketball team where she has received numerous Coach of the Year and humanitarian honors including the 2018 Southern Conference Coach of the Year award.last_img read more

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says Senate won’t pass bill to lower penalties for marijuana

first_img texastribune.orgLess than 24 hours after the Texas House gave preliminary approval to a bill reducing the criminal penalties for Texans found to possess small amounts of marijuana, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick declared the measure dead in the Senate.House Bill 63 by state Rep. Joe Moody, D-El Paso, would lower possession of 1 ounce or less from a Class B to a Class C misdemeanor, which is the same classification as a traffic ticket. Those found to possess 2 ounces or less or marijuana but more than 1 ounce would be charged with a Class B misdemeanor — punishable by a fine of up to $2,000, jail time or both. State Sen. John Whitmire, D-Houston, who chairs the Senate Criminal Justice Committee, never gave Moody’s companion bill in the Senate a public hearing and previously told The Texas Observer he didn’t see an appetite for marijuana reform in the upper chamber.In a tweet Tuesday, Patrick confirmed that to be the case.“Criminal Justice Chair @Whitmire_John is right that #HB 63 is dead in the @TexasSenate,” Patrick tweeted Tuesday morning. “I join with those House Republicans who oppose this step toward legalization of marijuana.”Patrick has spoken against bills to relax the state’s marijuana laws in the past. In a previous statement to The Texas Tribune, spokesperson Alejandro Garcia said the lieutenant governor is “strongly opposed to weakening any laws against marijuana [and] remains wary of the various medicinal use proposals that could become a vehicle for expanding access to this drug.” By Alex SamuelsThe Texas Tribunecenter_img To make his bill more palatable to Gov. Greg Abbott — who previously opened the door to reducing the penalty for low-level possession from a Class B to a Class C misdemeanor — Moody introduced a watered-down version of his original bill Monday.As originally proposed by Moody, HB 63 would have replaced the criminal penalties for people caught with an ounce or less of marijuana with a civil fine of up to $250. Only those fined more than three times would face misdemeanor criminal charges.On the House floor Tuesday, just after the lower chamber gave final approval to his bill in a 103-42 vote, Moody said that Patrick was “the odd man out” and that “the ball is in his court.”“Whatever you think about Colorado-style legalization, this isn’t it. It isn’t even a step toward it,” Moody told his colleagues on the House floor. “Mr. Patrick has been tweeting about this bill instead of giving us the courtesy of talking to us here in the House. … Let’s vote this across the hall so they can get to work on the House’s priorities and so we can see how those priorities are respected as we consider Senate bills over here over the next few weeks.”Despite Patrick’s comment, some advocates for marijuana reform said they still hoped to push the bill forward.“Working through the legislative process means overcoming objection that some folks may have and working with them to find common ground,” said Heather Fazio, the director for Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy. “That’s exactly what we did in the House yesterday and what the vote yesterday demonstrates … and we intend to bring that spirit to the Texas Senate.”The Texas Tribune is a nonpartisan, nonprofit media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them – about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.last_img read more

Father, mother & son plead guilty to running illegal sports gambling operation

first_img She structured these cash deposits in amounts under $10,000 to evade federal currency transaction reporting requirements.Brian Tillery, Larry Tillery’s son, aided the bookmaking enterprise by collecting money from sports bettors and making payments to bettors on behalf of his father; checking the online wagers on a regular basis to keep Larry Tillery aware of what bets were placed on which games; accepting illegal gambling funds from Larry Tillery, making wire transfers to pay illegal gambling debts for Larry Tillery; and mailing packages of currency in excess of $10,000 via the Postal Service at the request of Larry Tillery, which was derived from illegal gambling activities.Larry Tillery knew that despite the fact he was violating Texas state and federal law, federal law nonetheless required him to register as a bookmaker with the Internal Revenue Service and to file monthly excise tax returns to report total wagers he accepted during the month. Tillery also knew he was required to pay gross wagering excise taxes of 2% on wagers he accepted each month. But, Tillery failed to report or pay any taxes to the IRS based on the wagers he accepted each month.During September through November 2016, Larry Tillery accepted at least 450 wagers totaling $5,060,150. These wagers are subject to the 2 percent federal gross wagering excise tax and Larry Tillery evaded gross excise wagering taxes of $29,717 in September 2016, $34,423 in October 2016 and $37,063 in November 2016 for a three month total of $101,203. BEAUMONT – A Beaumont businessman, his wife and son pleaded guilty to federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown said Tuesday.Larry Earnest Tillery, 69; Judy Kay Tillery, 62; and Brian Tillery, 46, appeared in federal court before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith F. Giblin to enter their pleas:Larry Tillery pleaded guilty to engaging in monetary transactions in property derived from specified unlawful activity and tax evasion.Judy Tillery pleaded guilty to structuring of financial transactions to evade reporting requirements.Brian Tillery pleaded guilty to engaging in monetary transactions in property derived from specified unlawful activity.Information presented in court revealed Larry Tillery was engaged in the business of accepting illegal wagers on sporting events from 1985 until April 2017. It was his primary occupation during that time. Tillery owned and operated Daylight Motors, a used car dealership, and Lamar Capital, a holding company for Daylight Motors, and used these two companies as a front to launder illicit proceeds from his illegal gambling enterprise.Tillery used a website to receive and track wagers from his betting clients, allowing his bettors to place wagers on sporting events, including professional and collegiate basketball, baseball and football games.Judy Tillery assisted her husband in laundering cash proceeds of his illegal bookmaking activities by depositing cash into her personal bank account at Beaumont Community Credit Union and then writing checks to bank accounts controlled by her husband.center_img Between 2011 and 2016, Tillery accepted at least $52 million in illegal wagers on sporting events. Tillery did not report these wagers to the IRS or pay gross excise taxes.The gross wagering taxes that resulted from wagers Larry Tillery accepted between 2011 and 2016 total $1,040,000. This tax due figure includes $101,203 in gross wagering excise taxes listed above in this document for wagers accepted in September-November 2016.The investigation traced 125 financial transactions in excess of $10,000 derived from illegal gambling that utilized the federal banking system. These financial transactions totaled more than $32 million between 2010 and 2016.As part of the plea agreement, Larry and Judy Tillery are agreeing to forfeit $1,738,455 in cash seized during the investigation; numerous luxury watches and pieces of jewelry; and several professional sports memorabilia items. They have also agreed to a money judgment of  $32,758,541, representative of illegal wagers the Tillery sports gambling enterprise during the relevant time period.“The Tillerys ignored state and federal gambling laws, and profited tremendously from a criminal enterprise,” Brown said. “We intend to collect every bit of the money judgment that will be issued against them, and we expect Larry Tillery’s prison sentence to send a message to those who profit from illegal bookmaking.”“For more than 30 years this family operated one of the largest illegal sports gambling and money laundering operations in the U.S.,” said Assistant Special Agent in Charge Mary Magness, Homeland Security Investigations Houston. “Today’s pleas underscore HSI’s commitment to aggressively investigate financial crimes and bring offenders to justice.”As part of his plea agreement, Brian Tillery agrees to forfeit $241,176 in U.S. currency seized during the investigation and a residence valued at about $600,000 located on Christina Court in Beaumont. He has also agreed to a money judgment of $700,000.Under federal statutes, Larry Tillery faces up to 10 years in federal prison. Judy Tillery and Brian Tillery each face up to five years in federal prison.last_img read more

Tuyen Thi Dang

first_img She is survived by her children Linda Phan, Lisa Phan, and Lewis Phan; her son-in-laws Aaron Blanchet and Caleb Fenton; and two granddaughters Harper Blanchet and Grace Blanchet.Buddhist Ceremony of Passing will be held on Wednesday, July 17th, at 1:00pm at Cook-Walden Funeral Home at 6100 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78752 with final internment at Austin Memorial Park Cemetery. Next UpShe loved to travel the world, dance and enjoyed a good Huong Lan song. She is most beloved for her intrepid spirit, generosity and kindness.With an entrepreneurial spirit, she built a successful real estate business.However, she taught her children that money and ambition have no worth if you have no family to share it with. These lessons have been taken to heart. Tuyen Thi Dang, 67, of Port Arthur, TX passed away on July 10, 2019 at her children’s home in Austin Texas.She was born in Binh Dinh, Vietnam on October 7, 1952 and later made her home in the Golden Triangle.She spent her life nurturing all that she loved – her family, community, and her backyard orchard.last_img read more

Port Arthur reports 2nd coronavirus-related death in as many days

first_img Monday’s victim was an African American male between 55 and 60 years old.It has been determined, according to health officials, that both men had underlying health conditions.Also on Monday, the Port Arthur Health Department confirmed the city received 26 new cases of confirmed COVID-19 for Port Arthur residents. The previous Port Arthur seven-day jump (July 6-13) was 122 cases, equaling a 48 percent increase.Coronavirus-related deaths in Port Arthur and Nederland(NOTE: Port Neches and Groves have not recorded any deaths due to COVID-19; date reflects the day local health officials reported the death.)April 6: Port Arthur white male, aged 45-50, had underlying conditions. Family identified victim as John Kirk Veillon, 47.April 18: Port Arthur African American female, aged 65-70, had underlying conditions.April 21: Port Arthur Hispanic male, aged 65-70, had underlying conditions.April 21: Nederland white female, aged 85-90, had underlying conditions.May 3: Port Arthur white male, aged 65-70, was previously reported as COVID-19 positive and had underlying conditions. Family identified victim as Chris Dwayne Stewts, 68.June 5: Port Arthur African American female, aged 80-85, underlying conditions not known.June 29: Port Arthur African American female, aged 60-65, underlying conditions not known.July 3: Port Arthur African American female, aged 85-90, underlying conditions unknown.July 9: Nederland white female, aged 65-70, had underlying conditions.July 14: Port Arthur African American female, aged 50-55, had underlying conditions.July 15: Nederland white female, aged 60-65, had underlying conditions.July 17: Nederland white female, aged 80-85, had underlying conditions.July 20: Port Arthur African American male, aged 55-60, had underlying conditions.July 21: Port Arthur African American male, aged 60-65, had underlying conditions. This brought the total to 539 Port Arthur residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 since testing started in Port Arthur.On Tuesday, the Port Arthur Health Department received confirmation of 40 additional Port Arthur residents who tested positive for coronavirus. This brings the total to 579 Port Arthur residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 since testing started in the City of Port Arthur.The week-over-week jump has been significant, according to health officials, who noted the city’s total count for residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 at 375 on July 13.That seven-day jump of 164 cases equals a 30 percent increase.center_img The ninth and 10th Port Arthur residents to die as a result of the coronavirus were announced this week by health officials, one on Monday and one on Tuesday.“It is with great sadness” that the City of Port Arthur Health Department confirmed the news in releases Monday and Tuesday.Officials said Tuesday’s victim is an African American male between 60 and 65 years old.last_img read more

Road Trip! Tickets Now Available for Little Miss Sunshine, Starring Will Swenson & Stephanie J. Block

first_img View Comments Put on your red cowboy boots and grab a seat in the big yellow van! Tickets are now on sale for the new musical adaptation of Little Miss Sunshine, beginning performances October 15 at off-Broadway’s Second Stage Theatre. The production stars Broadway alums Will Swenson, Stephanie J. Block and Rory O’Malley, with nine-year-old Hannah Rose Nordberg making her off-Broadway debut. Directed by James Lapine, Little Miss Sunshine will open on November 14. Little Miss Sunshine features music by William Finn and a book by Lapine. The musical stars Nordberg as Olive Hoover, Block as Sheryl Hoover, Swenson as Richard Hoover, O’Malley as Frank Hoover, Wesley Taylor as Joshua Rose, Logan Rowland as Dwayne Hoover, Josh Lamon as Buddy, David Rasche as Grandpa Hoover, Jennifer Sanchez as Miss California. Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 15, 2013 Rory O’Malley Related Shows Get your tickets and climb on board!center_img Based on the 2006 movie of the same name, Little Miss Sunshine tells the story of an idealistic young girl (Nordberg) who convinces her family to climb into an old VW bus and drive 800 miles to a pre-teen beauty pageant. As they make their journey, a series of mishaps threaten to derail the group’s entire trip. Star Files Stephanie J. Block Little Miss Sunshine Will Swensonlast_img read more

Tony Winners Alexander Fraser & Robyn Goodman to Assume Leadership Roles at Bucks County Playhouse

first_img In a statement, Bernstein said that having “Alex and Robyn as the new artistic leadership of the Bucks County Playhouse is like adding Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig to your team at the same time. I leave the Playhouse in the best new hands possible.” Fraser and Goodman said that they “look forward to serving the people of the Delaware River Valley by presenting the highest quality entertainment and providing a nurturing home for plays and musicals bound for Broadway and beyond.” Fraser‘s Broadway, off-Broadway, West End and touring productions credits as a theatrical producer, general manager and nonprofit executive include Kinky Boots, The Normal Heart, Love, Loss and What I Wore, The Divine Sister, Bombay Dreams, Topdog/Underdog, Crazy for You, Jitney, Saturday Night, Jar the Floor, This is Our Youth and Ricky Jay & His 52 Assistants.   View Comments Tony winning producers Alexander Fraser and Robyn Goodman will assume the leadership roles of Producing Director and Executive Producer respectively at the Bucks County Playhouse from January 2014. They will be replacing outgoing Producing Director Jed Bernstein, who announced earlier this year that he will be joining Lincoln Center For The Performing Arts as its next President.center_img Sherri and Kevin Daugherty, through their family foundation Bridge Street Foundation, provided the funding to acquire and renovate the New Hope, Pennsylvania property in December 2011. This 75 year old historic theatre, which had been sitting empty since late 2010, re-opened July 2, 2012 and now operates twelve months per year, hosting over 50,000 audience members in 2013.  2014 will see the Broadway transfer of the BCP production of Terrence McNally’s Mothers and Sons, starring Tyne Daly. Goodman’s Broadway and off-Broadway producing credits include Cinderella,  Avenue Q , In the Heights, Metamorphoses, West Side Story, Steel Magnolias, in the Park, The Performers, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, American Idiot, A Class Act, High Fidelity, Bat Boy, tick, tick…Boom!, Our Lady of 121st Street, Red Light Winter and Altar Boyz. last_img read more

Soldier for Life-Transition Assistance Program (SFL-TAP)

first_img5661 Screaming Eagle Blvd.270-798-5000/4163Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday.This office provides timely and effective transition assistance to all transitioning service members, retirees and their family members. SFL-TAP’s mission is to educate, prepare and connect Soldiers and families transitioning from active duty on/with continuing their service in the National Guard and Reserves; state and federal Veterans benefits, and educational and employment opportunities by providing veterans’ benefit information and job assistance training and connection.Career Skills Programs (CSP)5668 Wickham Ave. East Wing270-798-4974/7005/6511Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.This office provides transitioning Soldiers and veterans training programs during the last six months of active duty service. Career Skills Programs are available to accommodate a variety of career interests that include: Welding, Mechatronics, Advanced Manufacturing, Machining, IT, Fellowship and Internship opportunities, CDL, Telecommunications Tower, HVAC, Electrical and Plumbing, Onward to Opportunity (O2O). Soldiers must have battalion command approval to participate in Career Skills Programs.last_img read more