YOUNG FAN – Taryn Gomez and her mom Tobi cheered on the Sanderson Eagles in their game with the Balmorhea Bears, even though they live in Balmorhea. Tobi is the sister of Kim Dominguez of Sanderson who just happens to be married to Eagle Head Coach Mark Dominguez.
RUNNING ROOM – Sanderson quarterback Jacob Benavidez saw running room ahead last week early in the game at Balmorhea. In pursuit was Bear Gabriel Jurado, 1. The Eagles won 52-36.
TEAM PLAY – Half of the Sanderson Eagles in the game teamed up to bring down an unidentified Balmorhea Bear last week. The Eagles were Darren Seidel, 58, Travis Roberts, 11 and Jimmy Rapp, 5.
IN MEMORY – Esmeralda Werbeck, left, who died of breast cancer in 2005, was shown with her sister Rosalinda Crase at the Gage Restaurant before she died. Esmeralda was the inspiration for “Esmeralda’s Run” for breast cancer in Marathon this month, arranged by Rosalinda and others.
LIONS SALE – Sanderson Lion’s Club President Sheriff Clint McDonald, left, helped with the annual sale of cleaning supplies made by the blind. Assisting was Chief Deputy Kenneth Turner. Strictly volunteer, sir.
FIGHTING NOW – Gary McDonald pointed to a space on an American Cancer Society Bus where he signed to honor his brother Tom McDonald, who is undergoing treatment. The signatures will be peeled off and sent to the government in Washington.
CAMPER AWARD – Terrell County Sheriff Clint McDonald, left, accepted a donation Friday from Fleetwood Travelcade Club for Cactus Health Services in Sanderson. Club Leaders Flo and Harry Brennen presented the check Friday morning after a group of 25 rigs spend the night in the courthouse parking lot. McDonald spoke to the club Thursday evening, Oct. 16. The Brennens said this is the fifth Travelcade trip to the Big Bend area and they always enjoy their stay in the Sanderson area.
PRESENT ARMS – Banner Kerr, left, and brother Ward posed with theirPrecision Smallbore .22-calibre target rifles recently. Ward got a 98 percent and Banner was right behind with 95 percent at the Texas State Rifle Association State Championship in San Antonio last weekend.
OUCH – Lady was a real “lady” about an impending visit from a veterinarian’s needle Saturday. Animal Control Officer Nacho Carrillo held Lady while owner Ray Hernandez looked on. Veterinarian Dr. Paul Weyerts, back to camera, prepared two shots for his canine patient.
SNIP – Sharon Wolfe cut the ribbon on her new RoundHouse Café last week. Looking on were sister Linda Roberts and hubby Terry. Problems common to Sanderson, including a cook out sick, caused to startup hitches but things began smoothing out later in the week.
EAGLE SPIRIT – Junior high cheerleaders from left are Ashley Barron, Meagan Seidel, Abby Carrasco, Danielle Fisher, Kayla Fuéntez, Danae Fisher and Grace Jahn.
ALL FIRED UP – Sanderson Fire Chief Bobby Brotherton, center showed off a brand new fire truck, along with other apparatus at Sanderson Elementary School this week. Assistant Chief Richard Montalvo, left, looked on. Students learned fire prevention and fire safety during Fire Prevention Week.
NOW HEAR THIS – Mike Weir, director of the Texas ChalleNGe Academy in Sheffield, addressed students recently. The campus opened Oct. 6 in the former Texas Youth Commission facility. In spite of some startup problems, Weir told community members things were working more smoothly this week.