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K Weekend Edition ingsville recor a d n Bishop news Editorial Page Rich Lowry writes… Bulletin Board Upcoming events D Saturday • Sunday • Monday • tueSday Vol 105 • Issue 35 • Oct. 31, 2010 Kingsville • Texas • 78363 Page 10A Turn to Page 2A Turn to Page 4C & 5C Election commission. Kingsville residents can vote “for” or “against” explained that this is something the state proposed a couple Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2- Carmen Cortez (D) electing seven city commission members each representing a of years ago that can help rural communities get extra money Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3- Sam Brown (D), single district. The amendment would do away with citizens for infrasture, parks and emergency services, and the money Christopher “Chris” Lee (Ind) voting for a mayor. The seven-member city commission will be a separate budget from the general funds. Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4- Cheque De La Paz (D) would elect one of its members as mayor and mayor pro-tem. All of the money must be spent in the rural areas. Constable, Precinct 1, Brian Vickers (R), Albert R. The amendment also calls for lowering the minimum age to “In addition to the current sales tax, the merchants (in the Cavazos (D), Roy Mendez, (Ind) run for city office from 21 years to 18 years of age. district) would be collecting an extra one half cents tax,” Bishop, Driscoll and Petronila On the county level, Chuck Schultz, a Republican, and Joe Cantu explained. “Most of the businesses are located along Local and regional races in Bishop, Driscoll, and Petronila G. Hinojosa, a Democrat have been campaigning heavily for the highway in Ricardo and Rivera.” The county assistance are as follows: the Precinct 2 Kleberg County Commissioner office. board would be composed of the commissioners court. U.S Representative, District 27- R. Blake Farenthold (R), Three candidates are vying for the unexpired term of The list of candidates on the ballot reads as follows: Solomon P. Ortiz (D), Ed Mishou (L) Precinct 1 Constable. The candidates are Brian Vickers, U.S Representative, District 27- R. Blake Farenthold (R), State Representative, District 34- Connie Scott (R), Abel Republican; Albert Cavazos, Democrat, and Roy Mendez, Solomon P. Ortiz (D), Ed Mishou (L) Herrero (D) Independent. Governor- Rick Perry (R), Bill White (D), Katie Glass Justice, 13th Court of Appeals District, Place 3- Greg In another Kleberg County contested race, Precinct 3 Justice (L), Deb Shafto (G) Perkes (R), Linda Yanez (D) of the Peace Sam Brown, Democrat, is being challenged by Lietenant Governor- David Dewhearst (R), Linda Chavez- District Judge, 94th Judicial District- Robert Galvan, Jr. Christopher “Chris” Lee, Independent. Thompson (D), Scott Jameson (L), Herb Gonzalez, Jr. (G) (D) In the race for 105th District Court Judge, Angelica Attorney General- Greg Abbott (R), Barbara Ann District Judge, 105th Judicial District- Angelica Hernandez Hernandez, a Republican, is challenging incumbent J. Radnofsky (D), Jon Roland (L) (R), J. Manuel Banales (D) Manuel Banales, a Democrat. Comptroller of Public Accounts-Susan Combs (R), Mary District Judge, 117th Judicial District- Sandra Watts (D) Voters in Kleberg, Kenedy and Nueces County are eligible J. Ruwart (L), Edward Lindsay (G) District Judge, 148th Judicial District- Guy Williams (R), to vote in this District Judge 105th race. Commissioner of the General Land Office- Jerry Patterson Marisela Saldana (D) The Riviera ISD has six at large trustee candidates running (R), Hector Uribe (D), James L. Holdar (L) Family District Judge, 319th Judicial District- Tom for three positions. Candidates are Ty Wayne Hamblin, Teresa Commissioner of Agriculture- Todd Staples (R), Hank Greenwell (R) May, Tomas Longoria Jr.; Wilson Martin; Billy Colston III Gilbert (D), Rick Donaldson (L) District Attorney, 105th Judicial District - Unexpired Term- and Sylvia Arguijo. Railroad Commissioner- David Porter (R), Jeff Weems Anna Jimenez (R), Mark Skurka (D) Voters who live out of the city limits of Kingsville can vote (D), Roger Gary (L), Art Browning (G) County Judge- Loyd Neal (R), Clarissa Gonzalez (D) “for” or “against” authorizing the creation of the Kleberg Justice, Supreme Court, Place 3- Debra Lehrmann (R), Judge, County Court at Law No. 1- Robert J. Vargas (D) County Assistance District and impose a half cent sales and Jim Sharp (D), William Bryan Strange III (L) Judge, County Court at Law No. 2- Lisa Gonzales (D) use tax for the purpose of financing various infrastructure Justice, Supreme Court, Place 5- Paul Green (R), Bill Judge, County Court at Law No. 3- John B. Martinez (D) improvements within the boundaries of the district. Moody (D), Tom Oxford (L) Judge, County Court at Law No. 4- James “Jim” Klager The 80th Texas legislature passed legislation that authorized Justice, Supreme Court, Place 9- Eva Guzman (R), Blake (D) all counties to create county assistance districts and to adopt a Bailey (D), Jack Armstrong (L) Judge, County Court at Law No. 5- Brent Chesney (R), local sales tax if they were elgible. All counties are elgible to Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 2- Lawrence Terry Shamsie (D) create a county assistance districts if the total combined rate “Larry” Myers (R), J. Randell Stevens (L) District Clerk- Patsy Perez (D) of all local sales taxes within the proposed district does not Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 5- Cheryl County Clerk- Diana Barrera (D) exceed 2 percent. Johnson (R), Dave Howard (L) County Commissioner, Precinct 2- Gil Hernandez (R), Joe Counties must hold an election to authorize the creation of Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 6- Michael E. A. Gonzalez (JAG) (D) the district and imposition of the sales tax. Keasler (R), Keith Hampton (D), Robert Ravee Virasin (L) *These candidates are not included in Driscoll election. Roy Cantu, Precinct 3 Kleberg county commissioner, was State Representative, District 43- J.M. Lozano (D), Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3- Adolfo G. Contreras (D) instrumental in getting this proposition on the ballot. Cantu Richard W. Shuey (Lib) Kenedy County Contested Races Alan Justice, 13th Court of Appeals District, Place 3- Greg Local and regional contested races are as follows: Perkes (R), Linda Yanez (D) U.S Representative, District 27- R. Blake Farenthold (R), mates. District Judge, 105th Judicial District- Angelica Solomon P. Ortiz (D), Ed Mishou (L) “At first, I only let the coaches know, then as it kind of set Hernandez (R), J. Manuel Banales (D) State Representative, District 43- J.M. Lozano (D), in and I became a little more comfortable, I opened up to my County Judge- Juan Escobar (D) Richard W. Shuey (Lib) friends,” Alan said. “Some of my friends were a bit scared for Judge, County Court at Law-Lupita Mendoza (D) Justice, 13th Court of Appeals District, Place 3- Greg me at first but they eventually understood and felt better the District Clerk- Melissa Ruiz Salinas (D) Perkes (R), Linda Yanez (D) more I explained the details about my cancer.” County Clerk- Leo Alarcon (D) District Judge, 105th Judicial District- Angelica Alan’s family (Father Jay, Mother Elsa and sisters Andriah County Treasurer-Priscilla Alaniz Cantu (D) Hernandez (R), J. Manuel Banales (D) and Ashlin) have stood by him since the diagnosis. County Commissioner, Precinct 2- Chuck Schultz (R), Joe County Judge, Mitchell Harl “Mitch” Thomas (R) and “My folks have done so much for me especially after my G. Hinojosa (D) Louis E. “Bud” Turcotte (D). surgery on September 27,” Alan said. “My mom cooks all of County Commissioner, Precinct 4- Romeo Lomas (D) Precinct 1, Justice of the Peace my meals, my parents take me to my appointments and are Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1- Andy Gonzalez (D) Jana B. Norrell and write in candidate Andy Turcotte always willing to sit down and talk to me while trying to keep me positive.” In turn, the 16-year old is advising people to seek profes- sional help should they notice anything abnormal with their bodies. “Don’t be afraid to examine yourself, if you feel that some- thing is wrong you need to speak up because holding it back could cause future damage to your body,” Alan said. Refusing to throw in the towel, Alan plans on making a full recovery and once again don a Badger football jersey next year as a senior. “I see myself coming back next season, as normal as I was before all of this, healthy and ready to go,” Alan said. “I just have to remain positive and I have a good feeling that this chemotherapy is going to get me through all this.” All in all, coming down with cancer has taught Alan one big life lesson. “Don’t take anything for granted and live every day to the fullest,” Alan said. Alan’s heartbreaking diagnosis was also a punch in the gut to his father. “I was shocked at first, we all had a very hard time keep- ing our composure while with the doctor,” Jay said. “I just couldn’t believe it was my son, this had always happened to someone else, and it was just overwhelming.” Along with his wife and two daughters, Jay has had to stomach watching his son go through surgery and the difficult treatments, but remains optimistic about Alan‘s chances. “You never want to see one of your kids hurting or sick,” Jay said. “From researching this beforehand, knowing the necessary steps he would have to go through, it is not going to be easy for him but his cancer is definitely something that’s curable and not just controllable. My son stands a ninety-to- ninety-five percent chance of beating this and we are just so proud of the way he has gone through it.” Alan’s situation has taught the Scott family how to circle the wagons. “It has drawn us closer for sure, no doubt,” Jay said. “Peo- ple need to spend quality time with the family, they need to incorporate that as a general way of thinking and living each day because there is no sure thing as far as living to see to- morrow.” Jay is also very appreciative of Alan’s friends who have not forgotten about their ailing comrade. “He has some very good friends who have been very sup- portive,” Jay said. “Alan was a little out of commission for a while and not able to drive, so his friends from school would come pick him up and take him to go get a slushie or some- thing, just to get him out of the house, which meant a lot to all of us. I know my son is going to stand up to this cancer and beat it and seeing him suit up for football next year…there will be nothing better than that.” (A Barbeque Chicken Plate benefit for Alan will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the cafeteria of the old Bishop High School campus - the current Luehrs Junior High School - on November 21).
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