Sports Mailbag

Published 5:00 pm Saturday, November 26, 2016

Editor’s note: This letter was submitted before this weekend’s high school football playoff games.


Dear Sports Editor,

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I will be 72 years of age Friday, November 25. May I say I’m very elated and thrilled with PA Memorial and PN-Groves. Their wins over the Fort Bend schools. Now for my birthday, may they both PAM and PNG continue to win and wish them the success over and continue to “Telstar” and “Woo Boo Boo” until they claim the top, then return to PAM and PNG.

Meanwhile, a few words/verbs and the one noun in español:

Vaya! Vaya! Vaya! PAM y PNG hasta ustedes … TOUCHDOWN! (Go! Go! Go! PAM and PNG until y’all … TOUCHDOWN!) TOUCHDOWN es el mismo, the same.

If PAM and PNG go all the way, then how about a grand parade. Call it the PNG-PAM parade on streets and avenues, Twin City Highway, 25th Street-39th Street, the bordering boundaries of PAISD/PNGISD? How about the pedestrian factor? This would involve the two cities of Port Arthur and, like to say, the Groves.

Do it together (“juntos”).


Richard L. Nelson


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About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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