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San Jose scores 4 in 2nd half to send Austin home with loss
Source:  KXAN
Wednesday, 20 October 2021 22:38

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KXAN) -- After a scoreless first half, San Jose broke through just two minutes into the second half and continued to pressure the Austin FC defense.

Austin couldn't keep up as the Earthquakes scored four goals in the final 45 minutes, handing Verde the 4-0 loss Wednesday night. This is Austin's seventh straight loss on the road.

A total defensive breakdown led to the Javier Lopez's goal, which ultimately proved to be an easy shot through a discombobulated Austin defense and frustrated an out-of-place Brad Stuver.

Six minutes later, Benjamin Kikanovic added to the Quakes' lead.

It was a disastrous start to the second half for the Live Oaks, who surrendered a third goal in the 59th minute when Chris Wondolowski found the back of the net through a disorganized Austin defense.

The Quakes added a fourth goal in the final minutes of the match.

Austin was eliminated from playoff contention over the weekend, but Josh Wolff still has big plans for the final stretch of the season, starting with continuing to develop his team for next season, which also includes more playing time for the younger guys on the squad.

Verde is back home Sunday for a Texas Derby against the Houston Dynamo. ESPN will broadcast the 4 p.m. rivalry game. Austin is 1-1 against Houston with each team winning at home.

Japanese students prepare onigiri for World Food Day campaign
Source:  The Baylor Lariat
Wednesday, 20 October 2021 22:35

By Katelyn Patterson | Reporter

The Baylor Japanese program participated in Onigiri Action on Wednesday. Onigiri Action is an annual campaign that takes place Oct. 5 – Nov. 5, when taking a photo helps feed school children in need.

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Olivia Martin | Photo Editor
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Arlington senior Katlin Nguyen said each photo provides around five meals to children in food insecurity areas.

“We’re making onigiri right now, and it’s a Japanese rice ball,” Nguyen said. “Onigiri Action is an online program where people can come together and take pictures of the different Japanese rice balls that they’re making.”

Japanese lecturer Yuko Prefume said participating in Onigiri Action raises awareness for real-world issues and is a learning experience for students.

“Learning the language is not just about the language,” Prefume said. “Even through an activity like this, students can learn other important things, like social responsibility and social contributions.”

The students participating were in different groups that made their onigiri into various shapes, including bears and “Star Wars” themes.

Onigiri is traditional in Japanese culture. Waco sophomore Andy Arterburn said mothers would often make them for their children.

“They would pack them for their kid’s lunch, and they’re pretty easy to travel around with,” Arterburn said. “Sometimes it would be an easy breakfast food as well.”

Prefume explained it’s also comfort food.

“It’s a portable kind of snack,” Prefume said. “Most [Japanese people], I think we grew up eating onigiri. We all have a favorite filling.”

Onigiri is very versatile and has multiple options for fillings. The orthodox onigiri is rice only, but fillings can include grilled salmon, shrimp tempura, vegetables or tuna.

Japanese lecturer Yoshiko Fujii Gaines said she took onigiri with her every day when she was in graduate school.

“I never had time to go get lunch; it was a nice and easy option,” Gaines said. “You will see different fillings depending on the region you visit. That’s another fun thing about onigiri.”

Hajime Kumahata, Japanese lecturer and director of the Interactive Media and Language Center, said onigiri culture is widespread in Japan.

“If you go to a convenience store, you will see 20-30 different types of onigiri,” Kumahata said. “You may have some with fish, some with pickles and even fish eggs. There are all different types of onigiri that you can find and buy cheaply.”

Kumahata said part of the significance of onigiri is rice.

“Rice is a staple in our culture,” Kumahata said. “We always consider rice as the main dish, not the meat. Therefore, we are eating our main dish along with our sides in a portable way with onigiri. I think that’s a very significant part.”

Nguyen said the Japanese program is a unique experience, especially at Baylor.

“We have three main professors who I think are really cool,” Nguyen said. “They allow us to do cultural things like this. So, we are not only learning the language but also how people interact with each other and how there are certain customs and cultures we can follow.”

Se compromete Estados Unidos a invertir para tratar migración
Source:  El Diario de El Paso
Wednesday, 20 October 2021 22:29

Reconocemos que el gran reto migratorio que enfrentamos en el hemisferio requiere colaboración y cooperación y una responsabilidad compartida, dijo Antony Blinken

Playoff hopes on the line for Pflugerville, Cedar Park Thursday — how to watch on KBVO
Source:  KXAN
Wednesday, 20 October 2021 22:29

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (KXAN) — Cedar Park and Pflugerville meet at The Pfield Thursday night for a district showdown with playoff implications in District 11-5A, Division 1.

You can watch the game live on KBVO and at 7 p.m.

Pflugerville (1-3 in district, 4-3 overall) is in a must-win situation with three games remaining in the regular season. The Panthers, currently in fifth place in the district, need to close out the season with a flurry of wins to have a chance to reach the state playoffs.

The top four teams in the district reach the playoffs.

It all starts with Thursday's home game against Cedar Park. Pflugerville ends the season with games against Georgetown and Hendrickson.

Cedar Park (3-1 in district, 4-3 overall) will close out the regular season with a make-or-break stretch of games against the teams at the top of the district. The Timberwolves, currently third in the standings, play first-place Manor and second-place Weiss after Thursday's game against Pflugerville.

Last week, Cedar Park defeated Leander 37-14 while Pflugerville lost 28-19 to Weiss.

How to find KBVO

  • AT&T U-Verse: Channel 1007 (HD) – Channel 7 (SD)
  • DirecTV: Channel 51 (HD) – Channel 909 (SD)
  • Dish Network: Channel 51 (HD/SD)
  • Grande Communications: Channel 818 (HD) – Channel 18 (SD)
  • Northland Cable: Channel 101 (HD) – Channel 10 (SD)
  • Over the Air: Channel 14
  • Suddenlink: Channel 107 (HD) – Channel 7 (SD)
  • Spectrum Cable: Channel 1215 (HD) – Channel 7 (SD)

Constitutional Amendments - Early voting runs through Oct. 29
Source:  The Rockport Pilot
Wednesday, 20 October 2021 22:29

Early voting for the Nov. 2 Special Election began Monday, Oct. 18, and continues through Friday, Oct. 29. Voters will adopt or reject the proposed Constitutional Amendments as submitted by the 87th Legislature.

Bait stand operator asks ACND for repairs around boat ramp
Source:  The Rockport Pilot
Wednesday, 20 October 2021 22:29

Charlie Muse, co-owner of the bait stand at Cove Harbor North, addressed Aransas County Navigation District (ACND) commissioners at their regular meeting Monday, Oct. 18 regarding hazardous conditions in the parking lot surrounding the boat ramp, as well as areas…

‘Rockport Kind of Guy’ - Pictorial presentation of Guy Clark songs
Source:  The Rockport Pilot
Wednesday, 20 October 2021 22:28

The Guy Clark Festival kicks off Thursday, Oct. 21 with an exhibition at the Rockport Center for the Arts (RCA) showcasing new, original paintings by Steve Russell, Rockport artist and personal friend of Clark’s.

Homecoming king and queen
Source:  The Rockport Pilot
Wednesday, 20 October 2021 22:27

RPD, ACSO partner with ER 24/7 Rockport to ‘Crush the (opioid) Crisis’
Source:  The Rockport Pilot
Wednesday, 20 October 2021 22:27

Corpus Christi Medical Center (CCMC), in conjunction with the Rockport Police Department (RPD) and Aransas County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO), is hosting a “Crush the Crisisâ€� program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 at the ER 24/7 Rockport…

You need to take more risks
Source:  The Baylor Lariat
Wednesday, 20 October 2021 22:26

By Lakesyn Melia | Assistant News Editor

At 5,000 feet up in the air, there are a lot of things going through your mind as you look down and notice the intensity of the world around you. How many things are happening in so many people’s lives in that exact moment? The idea of falling to your death is high on the list, but the vibrance of the sky and the way roads with hundreds of cars look insignificant are a close second. You wouldn’t know what life looked like from this high up if you didn’t put yourself in this position.

Last weekend, I decided to go skydiving. It’s always been a bucket list item for me, but I imagined myself doing it while on vacation. However, when one of my friends came to me and said she wanted to go skydiving in Temple, the location seemed unimportant, and I immediately decided to go.

I booked my appointment a week before, so I had plenty of time to dwell on the fact that I was going to jump out of a plane. Seven nights of going to bed and remembering that it was getting closer and closer. For some reason, the idea of doing it didn’t scare me, but the anticipation crept up on me overnight.


When I arrived at the skydiving facility, I didn’t exactly feel safe about what I was doing. I decided to push that hesitation to the back of my head while I paid for the experience. At that point, there was no turning back without having to get a refund. As I suited up and got help putting my harness on, I was starting to get excited about what I was doing. I mean, I was actually going through with it — something I had thought about doing for years.

I’m not sure if you’ve ever seen the inside of a plane used for skydiving trips, but I was amazed with how tiny it was. It just barely fit the pilot, two tandem instructors and two tandem skydivers. I quickly came to the conclusion that I’d probably be more safe jumping out of the plane than staying in it.

It wasn’t until my instructor’s hands started shaking when we reached our maximum elevation that I realized I wasn’t sure how to feel about the person who was technically experienced in this activity possibly being scared. In that instant, I accepted the fact that I could actually die, and before I knew it, we were jumping out of the plane.

And it was one of the best things I’ve ever done.

I wouldn’t call myself a risk taker. As a pretty anxious person, I need to be certain things will go well before I do anything. I second guess everything. The one time I didn’t let myself get in my own head, I experienced something amazing. I had a smooth landing, and I have a hundred pictures to look back on to remember it.

In another life, maybe it wasn’t the smoothest landing, or it went much differently. However, in the past few months, I’ve learned that nothing good will happen if you don’t take a leap and put yourself on the line. Maybe saying ‘Hi’ to a stranger or starting a new project is your skydiving. Maybe you will physically go skydiving yourself.

Whatever it is, stop living in fear of the unknown and let yourself enjoy what’s right in front of you. You never know what can come out of that one decision.

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