Brownsville Herald in Brownsville, Texas
30 Nov 2007

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30 Nov 2007

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Brownsville Herald (Newspaper) - November 30, 2007, Brownsville, Texas Pfc game of the year the cowboys and packers Battle it out for pfc supremacy in a game sparked by Cable system controversy. A a Page by world Caribbean earthquake Roseau dominican a powerful earthquake rocked the Eastern Caribbean thursday. Minor injuries were reported on the Island of Martinique. A a Page to nation father Speaks out new York a a Man believed to be the father of Quot baby Grace Quot a 2-year-old girl whose body washed ashore in Texas said in an interview broadcast thursday that the girls Mother loved her and he did t believe she was capable of harming the Little girl. The girl s Mother Kimberly Dawn Trenor and Stepfather Royce Clyde Zeigler la were arrested saturday and charged with injury to a child and tampering with evidence. According to court documents Trenor 19, told police she and her husband killed the girl in july and hid her body in a shed before dumping it in Galveston . In jul Perale fight Sergio Perales has waited a Long time for this moment. Tonight the 19-year-old Brownsville native and 2006 los Fresno High school graduate makes his pro debut in one of the featured bouts on the Quot when worlds collide Quot boxing card at Jacob Brown Gloria Maldonado Jose i. Briseno or. Elvira s. Andreu Lasara t. Arredondo Carmen c. Schnurbusch sister Mary c. Pulido Celestine Hernandez most viewed on the web a a Burns investigation a a pigskin plight a a where to watch game Stern message Osama bin Laden Calls on the europeans to Stop helping the United states in the War in Afghanistan Page b9 o vol. 116 i no. 141good morning thank you for Reading today a edition of he Brownsville Herald 3815300001 Brownsville Friday november 30,2007 born on the fourth of july 1892 50 cents tsp Board approves $25.2 million music Hall by Gary Long the Brownsville Herald the Texas South most College District Board of trustees on thursday approved construction of a showcase $25.2 million music Hall that tub tsp officials expect to bring the University into the forefront of music education. Trustees approved a $21.1 million construction budget that is $6.74 million Short of the total Cost of the project a an 800 seat performance Hall that will be a was intimate As Shakespeare a Globe theatre itself a architect Pete de Garrett of studio red architects told the Board. The Hall can be a Fine tuned to support anything from an oratory performance to choir orchestra jazz mariachi musical theater or a full blown opera Garrett said. The Board had originally budgeted $18.47 million for a 600-seat auditorium with far less capability. The 57,673 Square foot facility will be built Between Gorgas Hall and the Jacob Brown auditorium in front of the fort Brown Resaca complementing the Jacob Brown Garrett said. Tub tsp president Juliet Garcia expressed Confidence the University would be Able to raise funds to make up for the Cost overrun by Selling sponsorships for seats and other features of the new building to patrons of the arts. She said it is common practice for such facilities. A Large number of music students who packed the Gorgas Hall Board room in support of the new Hall Rose in a lengthy applause once the facility was approved. A this will put us in the forefront of All facilities from Austin southward a band director Allen Clark said. A we believe this will help tub tsp become one of the major music schools in the state. In other business trustees appointed Jose Herrera to fill out the term of place i trustee Dino Esparza who resigned. Herrera will serve until the next regular trustee election in May 2008, when he can run for a full term. Herrera is the president of the greater Brownsville incentives corp., a past Board member and chairman of the Valley regional medical Center Board and owner of Herr Industrial metals in Brownsville. Gong Browns Vil etheral i. Coni Vav re Elk Quot hrs Brad Doherty the Brownsville Herald above a suspect is led to a patrol car by a Cameron county sheriff s Deputy on thursday. Below a suspect is placed in a patrol car by a Cameron county sheriff s deputies on thursday in san Benito. The names of the suspects have not yet been released. Organized crime culprit comes clean swat team raids pm 803 Home by Jose Borjon the Brownsville Herald san Benito a the sky was Clear and the wind blew swiftly thursday morning As members of the Cameron county sheriffs department swat team in full gear made their Way into a suspected drug Den where stolen items were allegedly being traded for drugs. Israel Galvan 19, led sheriffs deputies to at least 18 Homes in and around the i is Fresno Laureles san Benito area after his nov. 20 arrest on charges of burglary of a habitation sheriff Omar Lucio said. Shortly after Galvani a arrests he admitted to being part of an organized burglary ring operating out of a san Benito Home. A the told investigators he wanted to come clean. He said he wanted to Tell us where the burglaries had taken place a Lucio said. A the was willing to cooperate with authorities a he said. A the took our investigators to different Homes around the area where he and others participated in their method of operation was simple Lucio explained. They would break into Homes looking for jewelry rifles and other weapons. The loot would be traded for cocaine marijuana and other drugs at the Home on pm 803. A they would melt the Gold so there would be no Trace of it a he said. A they would then make other items with that melted Gold. We found some rifles at the although the investigation was still Well underway thursday afternoon Lucio said he was in the process of identifying to whom the stolen items belonged and hopefully return them to their owners. Items being removed from the pm 803 Home included weapons Yard equipment tools and Bat screen tvs among other items Lucio said. Five others including Oscar Rodriguez who resided at the raided House were taken into custody. They were being detained at the Carrizalez Rucker detention Center in Olmito. If you think you Are a victim of this burglary ring Call the Cameron county sheriffs department at 956 554-6700. Immigration English grows with each generation by Frank Greve Mcclatchy newspapers Washington a just like previous immigrant groups hispanic immigrants in the United states speak Little English in the first generation but English dominates in the lives of the second generation and Spanish fades in the third according to a study released thursday. The study found that hispanics of mexican origin a who predominate in the largest . Immigrant influx in a Century a Are the slowest to adopt English in succeeding generations. The study also offered no estimate of How Long assimilation might take. Among the findings it a a Only 23 percent of first generation hispanic immigrants say they re fluent in English. That rises to 88 percent in the second generation and 94 percent in the third. Reading English with ease follows the same pattern but the percentages Are slightly lower. It half of the adult children of latino immigrants speak some Spanish at Home. That Falls to a Quarter or less in subsequent generations. It a among mexican immigrants 71 percent say they speak English Only a Little or not at All. For South american born immigrants the figures 44 percent for cubans 57 percent for Central americans 62 percent for dominicans 64 percent. It half of mexican immigrants report that they speak Only Spanish on their jobs the highest rate of any hispanic group. speak englis foreign borr speak Little o place of birth Mexico Dom. Rep. Ing Little h i hispanics who r no English by i 71%h Wmma Mumm. Cent. Amer. Shah i Cuba a Mhz s. America i Jimmu puerto Rico Bah c 2007 Mot source Pew hispanic Center graphic Judy Treible one in five repeat 5th Grade after failing tars report shows the associated press Austin a new state data on student retentions show that Only about one in five fifth graders who fail the Texas assessment of knowledge and skills repeat the Grade even though it is required under the state program to curb social promotion. State Law says those students should pass math and Reading portions of the Jaks to move to the next Grade. But most Are being promoted under the Laws waiver provision in which the student can be promoted if the teacher parents and principal agree the Dallas morning news reported in thursday editions. Last year nearly 45 percent of third graders who failed the Laks were retained a compared with just 20 percent of fifth graders according to the newspaper. Overall 5 percent of Texas students were held Back for the 2006-07 school year based on grades and test scores in the Spring of 2006. Highest retention rates in the elementary grades were 6.4 percent in first Grade. Hie highest rate in secondary grades was 16.5 percent in ninth Grade. Hie retention rate was 2.9 percent in third Grade and 2.7 percent in fifth Grade. In their report a Grade i it Evel retention in Texas labile sch oils a state education Agency researchers noted the relatively Low percentage of fifth graders who had to repeat the Grade after failing the taks. Students were Given three chances to pass. Debbie Ratcliffe of the Texas education Agency said the numbers probably reflect a reluctance in Many school districts to retain fifth graders because of their unique social situation. Most elementary schools in Texas cover kindergarten through fifth Grade. A if you retain a fifth grader he is not just failing his Grade but he is also being left behind in his elementary school by his classmates who Are moving on to Middle school a she said. A in the third Grade the student is still attending the same school As his or her attention has been focused on third and fifth graders because they Are the Only students who have been required to pass the j aks to gain promotion under a 1999 Law passed by the legislature. Abby.b8 amusements.b8 calendar.a5 2 community.a5 editorial.a10 entertainment. The scoop the scoop. o ass or blown will hmm Al no to Ltd High 78� Low 68 t

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