Reagan selected director of CAC

first_img Share Laura Lyles Reagan.By ALAN RAMIREZSpecial to the PRESSThe Children’s Advocacy Center of Cameron and Willacy Counties have announced Rio Grande Valley native Laura Lyles Regan as the new Executive Director of their organization. Reagan has been a contributor to the PRESS since last summer, where she’s written parenting columns and reported on South Padre Island. Reagan has an astonishing resume, having graduated with a Masters in sociology from the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley and acquiring an impressive 25 years of experience in grant writing, managing, organizing, consulting, and project development for nonprofits. She’s also worked with children with disabilities in San Antonio as her first non-profit.“My whole career, I’ve been focused on children, and as a sociologist, the greatest disparity that exists is between children and adults,” she said. Reagan has held many careers, from working as a substance abuse counselor in Mexico City to publishing a book titled “How to Raise Respectable Parents” back in 2016. “Believe it or not, it’s actually written for young adults, and the exercises at the end are for both the reader and their parents to come together,” she explained. Monica’s House first opened its doors in Brownsville back in 1998 alongside Maggie’s House in San Benito, which has been providing its services since late 2001. Both agencies work alongside child abuse professionals on the investigation and the prosecution of child abuse cases. Their services were so vastly needed that during 2018, they reported a total of 1337 children as receiving services at the Cameron County Child Advocacy Center. Their forensic team conducts the interviews to allow for a non-leading, non-suggestive conversation and overall promote a child-friendly environment. “It’s important that the interview is only done once as this often causes further trauma and re-victimization,” she said. After the investigation, the organization provides free therapy to children and their non-offending family members by offering family support. “Therapy can usually range from a few weeks to a couple of years, but the support is here for life,” Reagan explained. Reagan has many new and exciting plans as the new Executive Director stating. “We are hoping to move into a new building soon; it’ll allow us to build a new building for Maggie’s House, and Monica’s House is currently getting renovated,” she said.Due to its renovations, Monica’s House is asking for the community’s support in the beautification process. In efforts to raise funds, they are asking for the community support in purchasing an engraved paver to be installed on the grounds of Monica’s House no later than May 2020. Those interested can call (956) 455-3129The organization is also asking for local support in participating, and volunteering, at two events listed below: 3rd Annual Golf Classic: Heart Fore Kids – Saturday, February 22, 202010th Annual: Show the Trail Who’s Boss – Saturday, March 7, 2020For more information, volunteer inquiries, or for donations, the organizations can be reached at their numbers listed below: San Benito: Maggie’s House (956) 361-3313 Brownsville: Monica’s House (956) 986-2770 To report child abuse, call 1-800-252-5400 or go to RelatedKid Power at the Taste Testing ExpoLaura Lyles Reagan Special to the PRESS                   The wonderful smells emanating from the SPI Convention Center signaled delectable delights from 120 vendors. Sounds of happily empowered children and teens filled the air. This was the scene at the School Nutrition Product…October 25, 2019In “News”Native Son, Nolan Perez, MD Named to UT System Board of RegentsBy Laura Lyles Reagan Special to the PRESS   Nolan Perez, M.D., a 1989 Point Isabel High School graduate has been appointed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott and confirmed by the Texas Senate, to join the University of Texas System Board of Regents to a two-year term which will end…October 4, 2019In “Features”Alligators Among Us: Nuisance alligator on SPI finds home in Gator SanctuaryBy Laura Lyles Reagan Special to the PRESS   South Padre Island Birding Nature Center and Alligator Sanctuary (SPI SBNCAS) received a call on the morning of October 27, 2019, from SPI Police Department regarding a four-foot nuisance alligator near the KOA entrance, right off Padre Blvd. Texas Parks &…November 1, 2019In “News”last_img read more

Transfer gossip: Speculation over Lukaku’s future continues

first_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook A round-up of the latest transfer speculation involving Chelsea…Speculation continues over the future of Romelu Lukaku, who has been linked with a possible return to Chelsea this summer.The Daily Express say Everton’s asking price is £65m and that Chelsea have indicated they are unwilling to pay that much.AdChoices广告So too, apparently, have Manchester United and Juventus, who have also been linked with the Belgium striker.The Daily Telegraph say Lukaku, sold to Everton in 2014, has set his heart on a return to Stamford Bridge.Striker Lukaku has been a huge success at EvertonMeanwhile, midfielder Koke, who has also been linked with Chelsea, has told Spanish media he has no intention of leaving Atletico Madrid.And Edinson Cavani’s agent Claudio Anellucci has played down speculation linking the Paris St-Germain forward with a possible move to the Bridge.Anellucci told French radio: “I do not think that it is at all possible for Cavani to quit PSG.“After the departure of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, PSG want to keep their existing squad and reinforce in order to win the Champions League. PSG cannot lose two strikers.” See also:Transfer gossip: Express claim Juve are close to £20m Matic dealTransfer gossip: Charlton tipped to make loan move for Chelsea youngsterTransfer gossip: Real considering making Courtois offer, Mail sayTransfer gossip: Conte wants Saints forward, Sun on Sunday sayTransfer gossip: Matic again linked with Man UtdTransfer gossip: Conte still wants centre-back, Times reportsTransfer gossip: Vidal linked again and Lukaku speculation continuesTransfer gossip: Matic could join Man Utd, Mail sayTransfer gossip: Magpies could move for McCormack, Mail sayGossip: Sun say Mourinho wants Willian, while QPR are linked with defenderTransfer gossip: Chelsea said to be chasing PSG teenagerTransfer gossip: Injured Zouma linked with ArsenalTransfer gossip: Chelsea in talks to sign Marquinhos, reports claimTransfer gossip: Chelsea interested in Benteke, Times sayTransfer gossip: Newcastle and Villa linked with BamfordTransfer gossip: Barca interested in Azpilicueta, Telegraph sayTransfer gossip: Chelsea linked with Man Utd defenderGossip: Chelsea and Fulham among clubs linked with Bees youngsterClubs linked with Phillips and Blues are reportedly eyeing Batshuayilast_img read more

Orioles announce 2018 promotions and special events

first_imgThe Baltimore Orioles are nearing spring training and they have just released their promotions and special events.Here is the press release from the Orioles.The Orioles today released their 2018 promotional schedule highlighted by many new items, including DYLAN BUNDY and TREY MANCINI Bobbleheads, a BUCK ‘SNOW’ALTERSnow Globe, an Orioles Garden Gnome, as well as several exclusive giveaway items for children including a Retro Oriole Bird Bank presented by Weis Markets and a Retro Talking Alarm Clock presented by United Concordia Dental. Several family-friendly events will once again return this season, including Kids’ Opening Day, an expanded eight-game “Friday Fireworks at America’s Ballpark” series, and Kids Run the Bases every Sunday, presented by Weis Markets.This season’s promotional list features a variety of apparel for fans of all ages including the return of the fan-favorite Birdland Hawaiian Shirt featuring a new design, five T-Shirts, an Orioles Lightweight Hoodie, an Orioles Puffy Vest, an Orioles Floppy Hat presented by Miller Lite, and an Orioles Cap presented by DAP. The Orioles will also celebrate parents with a Mother’s Day Pashmina Scarf and a Father’s Day Neck Tie, each given to the first 20,000 fans 18 and over.Additionally, fans will have an opportunity to showcase their Maryland pride on July 14 with the return of the second annual Celebrate Maryland Day at Oriole Park. The first 35,000 fans 15 and over will receive a black Orioles Maryland Flag Script Replica Jersey featuring the Maryland state flag. During the game, Orioles players and coaches will also wear Orioles Maryland flag script jerseys and caps, which will be authenticated and auctioned for charity. More details about this event will be available at a later date.Parts of Oriole Park at Camden Yards will transform into a winter wonderland on June 25, six months before Christmas, when the Orioles debut a new “Halfway to Christmas” promotion complete with a unique Buck “Snow”alter Snow Globe. The snow globe, which will feature the three-time Manager of the Year, will be distributed to the first 25,000 fans 15 and over.Two new Orioles bobbleheads and a new garden gnome will be unveiled in 2018. The first bobblehead will feature Orioles pitcher Dylan Bundy on June 12, and the second will depict 2017 American League Rookie of the Year Finalist Trey Mancini on July 28. Each bobblehead will be given to the first 25,000 fans 15 and over. Another season highlight will be an Orioles Garden Gnome giveaway on July 29 for the first 25,000 fans 15 and over.Also new this year, the “Friday Fireworks at America’s Ballpark” series will take place every Friday from May through August, allowing fans the opportunity to enjoy the popular postgame activity following eight games this season.The Orioles will begin the 2018 season on Opening Day, Thursday, March 29, when all fans in attendance at Oriole Park will receive an Orioles Schedule Magnet presented by Long Fence. The Orioles will wrap up the first homestand on Sunday, April 1, with the fourth annual Kids’ Opening Day, as all fans 14 and under will receive a Retro Oriole Bird Bank presented by Weis Markets. A variety of unique activities will be offered to randomly-selected children, such as delivering the lineup card before the game and serving as a guest public address announcer. Following the game, kids ages 4 to 14 can run the bases like their favorite Orioles players during the first of 13 Kids Run the Bases opportunities, presented by Weis Markets, taking place after every Sunday home game in 2018.Additional kids-exclusive events this season include two Youth Baseball and Softball Days, presented by Maryland 529, for pre-registered youth teams (April 29 and May 13) and Field Trip Day, presented by WJZ-TV, for pre-registered school groups on May 16. Additionally, on August 12, all fans 14 and under receive a Retro Talking Alarm Clock, presented by United Concordia Dental, with a prerecorded message from the longtime voice of the Orioles Radio Network JOE ANGEL.On April 22, the Orioles will recognize Earth Day when the first 20,000 fans 15 and over will receive an Earth Day Tote Bag presented by MLB Network. The reusable bags will feature a green Orioles script logo. Additional details about Earth Day activities will be available at a later date.The Battle of the Beltways series between the Orioles and Washington Nationals, presented by Maryland 529, will take place at Oriole Park on May 28-30. On May 28, all fans will receive a Memorial Day T-Shirt, and on May 30, the first 20,000 fans 15 and over will receive an Orioles Cooler Backpack, presented by Visit Sarasota.Fan Appreciation Weekend will take place September 28-30 and will include three giveaways: an Orioles Coaster Set for the first 20,000 fans 15 and over on September 28; an Orioles Puffy Vest for the first 35,000 fans 15 and over on September 29; and an Orioles Duffle Bag for the first 20,000 fans 15 and over for the regular season home finale on September 30.A current list of 2018 promotions and ticket discount offers follows. Individual game tickets will go on sale to the general public on January 25 beginning at 2:00 p.m. Season Plan Members and Warehouse Wire subscribers will receive special pre-sale opportunities today. For more information, fans may call 1-888-848-BIRD or visit follow and like us:last_img read more