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March 12, 2004 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Stacy Stephens made a short fadeaway to seal the game with 35 seconds left, and second-ranked Texas (28-3) beat No. 14 Baylor (24-8) by 63-59 last night in Dallas to earn a second straight appearance in the Big Twelve Conference tournament championship game. Stephens finished with 16 points for the Longhorns. She got into foul trouble early in the second half and took just two shots after the break, but the last one, a twisting shot in the paint, put Texas up, 61-57. Texas also got 19 points from Nina Norman, who was 8 for 12 from the field.
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June 23, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
Chance Wheeless homered leading off the bottom of the ninth inning to give Texas a 4-3 victory over Baylor last night and send the Longhorns into the championship round of the College World Series, which begins Saturday. Wheeless, who had made an error that helped Baylor take a 3-2 lead in the seventh, sent a long drive to right off reliever Ryan LaMotta. The Longhorns, unbeaten in three CWS games, tied the game at 3-all in the eighth when Nick Peoples ran over Baylor catcher Josh Ford in a violent collision at the plate to score on a sacrifice fly. J. Brent Cox was the winner in relief for Texas, which is in the CWS for the 32nd time, a record.
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March 31, 1986 | By Mel Greenberg, Special to The Inquirer
Last year, it was the Villanova men's basketball team that performed magic here at Rupp Arena. Yesterday, the artistry belonged to the University of Texas women. Unlike the Wildcats, the new NCAA champions are no miracle bunch. You simply do not say that about a team that was ranked No. 1 ever since the first preseason story was written. But the Longhorns, who completed a perfect 34-0 season with a 97-81 victory over No. 3 Southern California (31-5), still must be called special.
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October 17, 2010 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
ARLINGTON, Texas - Less than 24 hours after a disheartening defeat in which Texas squandered a five-run lead, the Rangers made a statement that the American League Championship Series may be competitive after all. Jumping to a 5-0 advantage for the second straight game, Texas evened the best-of-seven ALCS with a 7-2 win Saturday over the Yankees at Rangers Ballpark here. The Rangers now head to New York for Game 3 on Monday with their pitching ace - former Phillies lefthander Cliff Lee - taking the mound.
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October 3, 2008
I LOVED Signe Wilkinson's "Red Square 2008" cartoon about the bailout turning us all into Marxists. I double extra loved it - like I often do with your cartoons. Thank you for all the scribbling and coloring you do. Your life has meaning if it's measured in how many people say, "Oh, that's it, that's so good!" when they see your cartoons. My dad always looks at your cartoons every day or so on GoComics.com. This campaign year seems to be following the storyline of Mel Brooks' "Blazing Saddles.
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July 18, 1988 | By Tom Fiedler, Inquirer Convention Bureau
Leave it to Ann Richards, the treasurer of the state of Texas, to cut to the core of the matter when asked what she thinks about being asked to speak to countless millions on prime-time television on the first day of the Democratic National Convention. "I think about the time I threw up at my first dance," she said. When, at a little bit before 9:30 tonight, Americans tune in for the keynote address - traditionally the image-setting act of a national convention - they will meet a drawling "good ol' gal" from Waco, Texas, with the wit of a stand-up comic and, depending on the side she wants to show, the bite of an adder or a heart as big as her native state.
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May 4, 1987 | By Fawn Vrazo, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ennis seems for all the world like your typical small Texas town. It has a one-story shopping district full of old brick storefronts, a smattering of pit-cooked barbecue places and fast-food outlets, and homey grocery stores where the locals linger to chat while buying the fixings for that night's chicken-fried steak. But on the first weekend of every May, Ennis throws off its Texas camouflage to reveal its true soul. Country-and-western is out, and Main Street throbs with loud oom-pah-pahs from polka bands.
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May 12, 1998 | Daily News Wire Services
Texas has been hitting all season. Now the Rangers are getting some pitching, too. Rusty Greer, Kevin Elster and Ivan Rodriguez homered to back seven strong innings from Bobby Witt, and the Rangers beat the visiting Boston Red Sox, 8-2, last night for their fourth straight victory. Pitching on his 34th birthday, Witt overcame a two-run first and allowed only five hits. In his previous start against the New York Yankees, he gave up seven runs and four hits in 1 1/3 innings.
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September 29, 1994 | by Bernard Fernandez, Daily News Sports Writer
It's still early, but the widely held perception is that this season's national championship race will be decided among a four-team field of Florida, Nebraska, Florida State and Penn State. Lesser teams need not apply. But try telling that to No. 5 Colorado (3-0), which has a look of destiny about it after shocking Michigan, 27-26, in Ann Arbor on a final-play, 64-yard scoring pass from Kordell Stewart to Michael Westbrook, via Blake Anderson. The general idea was that Westbrook would tip the ball to Anderson or Ray Carruth, but, hey, destiny does not always go according to script.
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July 23, 1986 | By Desmond Ryan, Inquirer Movie Critic
No writer for the screen has seen deeper into the heart of Texas than Horton Foote. Any time he returns to his roots, there's almost a guarantee that the trip will be bountiful. Foote's eloquent and precise script for The Trip to Bountiful proved a worthy vehicle for Geraldine Page last year, and she rode it triumphantly to a long-overdue Oscar as best actress. One advantage of Page's victory over the prestige studio entries was that it made a wider audience aware of Foote's skills.
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August 6, 2015 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
TRENTON - Jake Thompson spent five hours of his Tuesday afternoon on a chartered bus in a traffic jam. Double-A Reading's usual 90-minute trip to Trenton's Arm & Hammer Park was delayed by an accident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The righthander's first outing after being acquired from Texas as part of the Cole Hamels trade was off to a great start. "It was one of those typical minor-league days. Everyone grabbed a bag off the bus and we said, 'Let's go get 'em, boys,' " said manager Dusty Wathan after Thompson pitched seven strong innings in Reading's 7-1 win over the Thunder.
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August 5, 2015 | BY JORI EPSTEIN, Daily News Staff Writer
WHEN JORDAN HICKS was drafted by the Eagles this spring, he knew he'd be greeted by a familiar face. As the top outside linebacker and No. 4 recruit in the Class of 2010 was deciding where to play in college, then-Texas linebacker Emmanuel Acho received a message from his coaches about Hicks: Make sure we get this guy. The two never imagined they'd end up on the same NFL roster. "I'm texting this high school kid, being like, 'Hey, come to Texas, it'll be good,' " remembers Acho, now an Eagles linebacker who's played in 20 games for the Birds the past two seasons.
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August 1, 2015 | By Barbara Boyer, Inquirer Staff Writer
An executive and a lawyer who participated in the takeover of a Texas financial firm and a $14 million fraud that benefited the Scarfo and Lucchese crime families were sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Camden. First Plus Financial CEO John Maxwell, 63, of Houston, was sentenced to 10 years in prison. His brother, attorney William Maxwell, 56, of Dallas, was sentenced to 20 years. Both were convicted of racketeering, conspiracy, and related offenses during a six-month trial last year that detailed a sophisticated crime operation led by Nicodemo S. Scarfo Jr., whose father is a former Philadelphia crime boss.
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July 31, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
TORONTO - The Phillies agreed to a trade late Wednesday that would send Cole Hamels, the franchise's best homegrown pitcher since Robin Roberts, to the Texas Rangers, baseball sources confirmed. Five prospects, including three of the Rangers' most touted, and 29-year-old lefthander Matt Harrison are coming to the Phillies in the deal, according to multiple reports. The Phillies are also reportedly sending lefthanded reliever Jake Diekman and cash to Texas. Neither club announced the deal Wednesday night.
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Nomar Mazara. The lefthanded hitting outfielder is the Rangers' second-best prospect, according to Baseball America. He boasts a .799 on-base plus slugging percentage in his first full season in double A. Alex "Chi Chi" Gonzalez. The 23-year-old righthander (23d overall pick in 2013) has a fastball with movement, a slider, and change-up. Jorge Alfaro. Considered one of the best catching prospects in baseball. An ankle injury has sidelined the 22-year-old Colombian slugger since June 10. Nick Williams.
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July 21, 2015 | BY JOE BRANDT, Daily News Staff Writer brandtj@phillynews.com, 215-854-4890
WEARING A T-SHIRT emblazoned with the words "Black Lives Matter," the Rev. Mark Tyler wiped his brow at the pulpit, waiting as a few parishioners walked out of Mother Bethel AME church's air-conditioned basement chapel into the steaming summer air. After church services ended yesterday, about 100 who remained settled back into their seats to hear about Sandra Bland, a Chicago-area AME churchgoer who died in a Texas county jail cell July 12. ...
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July 21, 2015 | By Sarai Flores, Inquirer Staff Writer
More than 100 congregants of Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in South Philadelphia marched in Sunday's swelter to the church's former burial ground to protest the arrest and subsequent death of Sandra Bland in a Texas jail. Bland, 28, of Naperville, a suburb of Chicago, was driving through Wallace County, Texas, to begin a new job as a student ambassador at Prairie View A&M University, from which she graduated in 2009. She was arrested and jailed, police say, after she assaulted an officer during a traffic stop.
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June 16, 2015 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
Jason Peters watched the NFC divisional playoff game with his family in Texas. He was not happy to be watching it because he felt the Eagles were good enough to be playing in the game at Green Bay. The veteran offensive tackle was still not over the fact that his team had let a 9-3 start dissolve into a disastrous ending that included three straight losses to Seattle, Dallas, and Washington. "I felt like if we had made the playoffs we could have contended for the ring," Peters said last week after a long and hot Eagles workout.
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May 22, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
There's no reason to beat around the bush: Texas Rising , History's five-part mini-series about the Texas Revolution, has to be one of the strangest, most idiosyncratic dramas on TV since Twin Peaks . An odd hybrid between the western and the historical saga, the dramatic and the comedic, Texas Rising is about the bloody war waged in 1835 and 1836 by Texians (as they referred to themselves) to free the territory from the Mexican Empire. Richly textured and enjoyable if wildly uneven, the star-studded series tries to marry the hard-nosed, brutally violent realism of modern TV     to an antique - some would say antiquated - aesthetic of genteel mannerisms and off-the-wall humor prevalent during the first golden age of TV in the 1950s and '60s.
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May 3, 2015 | By Michael Matza, Inquirer Staff Writer
A national day of protest against confining undocumented-immigrant mothers and children is expected to draw busloads of activists to rallies in Leesport, Berks County, and two towns in Texas on Saturday, organizers say. The target of local activists' ire is the 85-bed Berks County Residential Center. Along with the family detention facilities in Dilley and Karnes, Texas, the Berks center is maintained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The coordinated protests are designed to raise consciousness about the plight of immigrant families incarcerated together.
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