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May 14-25 for Primary Races
Election Day, Tues, May 29

Precinct 7 Constable Cesar Diaz and Justice of the Peace Adam Gonzales got caught up in the Cameron County Commissioners Court action of eliminating and changing constable positions, putting them in Precinct 5.

La Feria, Santa Maria and Santa Rosa voters will most likely be voting for Precinct 5 candidates along with a lot of Harlingen voters. Without precinct 7, it is still understood at this point that the office on Industrial Way will house some deputies and the justice of the peace office will remain. The newly elected constable will office on Wilson Road in Harlingen.

Constable Diaz will be be running against Reynaldo Gonzalez, Sr., Joe Frias, and Angela Ramirez-Gonzalez and then will face a Republican candidate in the November election.

JP Adam Gonzales will run against Mike Trejo in the Precinct 5, Place 3 position. Candidates for Justice of the Peace Precinct 5, Place 1 are Ernesto “El Gallito” Gonzales, Rachel Menchaca and Sallie Gonzalez.

Much of the publicized activity has been in the newly created Congressional District 34, where eight Democrats and three Republicans are involved in their primaries.

Running in the Democratic primary are Ramiro Garza Jr., Denise Saenz Blanchard, Salomon Torres, Filemon Vela, Elmo M. Aycock, Anthony P. Troiani, Juan Angel Guerra and Armando R. Villalobos.

In the GOP primary are Paul. B. Haring, Adela Garza and Jessica Puente Bradshaw.

Other county Democratic lineups include binarycom :

State House District 35 -- Oscar Longoria and Gustavo Ruiz

State House District 37 -- Rene Oliveira and Alejandro Dominguez

138th state District Court judge -- Arturo Cisneros Nelson and Veronica Farias

404th state District Court judge -- Rebecca E. Rubane and Elia Cornejo Lopez

Cameron County District Attorney -- Carlos R. Masso, Luis V. Saenz and Maria Urbina DeFord

Cameron County Sheriff -- Joe Cisneros, Terry Vinson and Omar Lucio

Cameron County Commissioner Pct 1 -- Fausto”Pato” Martinez and Sofia C. Benevides

Cameron County Commissioner Pct 3 -- Jose Luis Salazar and David A. Garza

Justice of the Peace Pct 2 Place 2 --Yolanda Teran Begum, Javier Hernandez, Erin Hernandez Garcia, Refugio “Cookie” Covarrubias and Israel Tapia Jr.

Justice of the Peace Pct 5 Place 1 -- Ernesto Gonzales, Rachal Menchaca snd Dora “Sallie” Gonzalez

Justice of the Peace Pct 5 Place 3 -- Mike Trejo and Adam Gonzales

Constable Pct 1 -- Horacio Zamora and Pedro Angonio “Pete” Collazo

Constable Pct 2 -- Juan Torres, Roel Arreola, Pedro “Pete” Avila Jr. and Abelardo “Abel” Gomez Jr.

Constable Pct 3 -- Joe Cavazos and Frank Robles Jr.

Constable Pct 4 -- Benito “Benny” Errisuriz, Juan Munoz and Merced Burnias Jr.

Constable Pct 5 -- Reynaldo Gonzalez Sr., Joe Frias, Cesar Rene Diaz and Agela Ramirez-Gonzalez

State Board of Education District 2 -- Celeste Zepeda, Larry E. Garza and Ruben Cortez Jr.

Republican lineups include:

Cameron County District Attorney -- Charles “Chuck” Mattingly and Gus Garza

State Board of Education District 2 -- Veronica Anzuldua and Laurie Turner

Races where there is no Democratic or Republican opposition includes 38th District state Rep. Eddie Lucio III. However, in the November general election, he has a challenger in Republican Alex Torres.

Also the Democratic winner for sheriff will face binary. com broker Republican Santiago “Jimmy” Manrique in the general election and the Precinct 5 Demo winner will need to run against Republican Don Duncan for constable.

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State House District 37 -- Rene Oliveira and Alejandro Dominguez

138th state District Court judge -- Arturo Cisneros Nelson and Veronica Farias

404th state District Court judge -- Rebecca E. Rubane and Elia Cornejo Lopez

Cameron County District Attorney -- Carlos R. Masso, Luis V. Saenz and Maria Urbina DeFord Cameron County Sheriff -- Joe Cisneros, Terry Vinson and Omar Lucio

Cameron County Commissioner Pct 1 -- Fausto”Pato” Martinez and Sofia C. Benevides

Cameron County Commissioner Pct 3 -- Jose Luis Salazar and David A. Garza

Justice of the Peace Pct 2 Place 2 --Yolanda Teran Begum, Javier Hernandez, Erin Hernandez Garcia, Refugio “Cookie” Covarrubias and Israel Tapia Jr.

Justice of the Peace Pct 5 Place 1 -- Ernesto Gonzales, Rachal Menchaca snd Dora “Sallie” Gonzalez

Justice of the Peace Pct 5 Place 3 -- Mike Trejo and Adam Gonzales

Constable Pct 1 -- Horacio Zamora and Pedro Angonio “Pete” Collazo

Constable Pct 2 -- Juan Torres, Roel Arreola, Pedro “Pete” Avila Jr. and Abelardo “Abel” Gomez Jr.

Constable Pct 3 -- Joe Cavazos and Frank Robles Jr.

Constable Pct 4 -- Benito “Benny” Errisuriz, Juan Munoz and Merced Burnias Jr.

Constable Pct 5 -- Reynaldo Gonzalez Sr., Joe Frias, Cesar Rene Diaz and Agela Ramirez-Gonzalez

State Board of Education District 2 -- Celeste Zepeda, Larry E. Garza and Ruben Cortez Jr.

Republican lineups include:

Cameron County District Attorney -- Charles “Chuck” Mattingly and Gus Garza

State Board of Education District 2 -- Veronica Anzuldua and Laurie Turner

Races where there is no Democratic or Republican opposition includes 38th District state Rep. Eddie Lucio III. However, in the November general election, he has a challenger in Republican Alex Torres.

Also the Democratic winner for sheriff will face Republican Santiago “Jimmy” Manrique in the general election.

Winton to State in High Jump

Tyler Winton (center) is shown with his coaches at the recent regional meet. Shown (l-r) are Coaches Ruben Zambrano, Head Coach Evie Sanchez, Tyler, Pete Martinez, Joe Martinez and La Feria Athletic Director Oscar Salinas.

Tyler Winton, Senior Class of 2012 from La Feria Texas repeats as 32-3ATrack & Field High Jump State Qualifier. In 2010, as a Sophomore in La Feria, Tyler Winton took 2nd at the Regional Track Meet in CalAllen (Corpus Christi) Region 4 32 3A Regional Meet, surprising everyone including his coaches by jumping 6’ 4”. Tyler went on to compete at the State Meet in Austin that year and qualified as 6th overall in the High Jump.

In 2011, after winning first in nearly every High Jump event for that Track & Field season, and clearing 6’ 8” at the La Feria Track & Field Meet, Tyler fell just short when competing at the Regional Meet, again in CalAllen by taking 3rd place in High Jump. It was miserably cool that day and the pressure of overwhelming success that season must have taken its toll. However, Tyler was recognized that year for his successes in the RGV Sports Magazine and was invited to participate in the 1st Annual Charles Austin High Jump competition in San Marcos, TX, where Olympic and United States High Jump Champion Charles Austin operates a weightlifting and track and field training facility. Tyler also qualified for Regional competition in 2011 in the Triple Jump and Long Jump events, although he opted to compete only in High Jump that year.

On Friday morning, April 27, 2012, Tyler cleared all his jumps on his first attempt up until 6’6” when all four eligible athletes failed at all 3 attempts. After competing in a jump-off with the only other athlete to clear all previous jumps on the first attempt, Tyler fell slightly short but still finished 2nd overall at the CalAllen Regional, thereby again qualifying for a trip to Austin on May12 , 2012 to compete in the State Competition. Tyler also qualified for Regional competition in the 1600 relay, 400 dash, and Triple-Jump.

Tyler qualified for Regionals in 4 of 5 events he competed in at the District meet in La Feria this year. While he did not qualify for state in any of the other Track & Field events except High Jump, his opportunity to repeat as State Qualifier in High Jump for the City of La Feria remains a noteworthy accomplishment. “We are thrilled for Tyler to repeat as High Jump State of Texas qualifier in 3A and for his many track and field accomplishments over the past 3 years. We are surprised with his many accomplishments and hopeful the community will cheer him on in the coming week as he prepares for State competition.

If you would like more background information on Tyler’s accomplishments to summarize what he has done in La Feria Track and Field over the previous 3 years, please contact me or the coaches at La Feria High School Track and Field Department. I’m certain they can elaborate on other noteable achievements he has made in track and provide some times, heights, or other information that would improve the quality of a news article. Also, I have more recent photos of Tyler’s high jumps from the Regional meet this past weekend and would be happy to provide you with other photo’s to consider including along with an article.-submitted by Bryan Winton

LFHS UIL Science Team
has Done it Again!


The La Feria High School Science Team, once again, has won the Regional Championship at Texas A&M Corpus Christi. This is the binary.com withdrawal time fourth consecutive time they accomplished this feat. Individual Results were: (out of 54 contestants), Gabriel Perez 1st Place, TOP CHEMISTRY AND TOP PHYSICS Awards, second best Biology, Ricardo Ibarra 4th Place, second best Chemistry, Sam McCall 7th Place, Chris De Los Santos 14th Place. The team has advanced to compete at the UIL State Academic Meet at UT, Austin. They will have a chance to go for an amazing third straight
State Science Championship. Good Luck!

 

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