Legendary Sabinal football statistician and Yellowjacket gridiron historian, Ross Burris, and his son Randy have co-authored a book, “Sabinal Yellowjacket Football History, 1919-2014.”
It’s a lifetime labor of love for the senior Burris, who was the Yellowjacket statistician for 42 years.
A few copies of the publication have been sold at Gabriel’s Loft (the old Ross Theater) in Sabinal, and there will be a table at the homecoming football game Oct. 16. The book will also be available at Gabriel’s Loft on Saturday morning, Oct. 17, during the homecoming parade. In the afternoon, there will also be a booth set up at Sabinal High School during homecoming activities.
Copies may also be obtained by accessing the website www.sabinalfootball.com. The book will remain on sale at Gabriel’s Loft when it is open.
Governor Greg Abbott recently presented the Texas Purple Heart to four members of the United States military, including Uvalde native Sgt. Michael Cantu.
The presentation took place at the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio.
Cantu, along with Specialist James Burkett, Private First Class Jose Romo, and Staff Sgt. Guadalupe Chapa, were injured by an improvised explosive device (IED) blast while serving on an Multinational Force of Observers mission in the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt on Sept. 3, 2015.
The men were members of A Troop, 1-112 Cavalry Squadron, 72nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team and the 36th Infantry Division of the Texas Army National Guard.
Each service member involved sustained non-life threatening injuries.