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San Antonio Set to Play Host to USA Rugby in the Opening Match of the Americas Rugby Championship on February 4 at 3 p.m.

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At a glance:

  • USA Rugby Eagles will play Uruguay in the opening match of Americas Rugby Championship on Saturday, February 4, at 3:00 p.m. at Toyota Field
  • This marks the first time in our team’s history that the Eagles will play international competition in San Antonio
  • Tickets are available on Ticketmaster, with more information at usarugby.org

SAN ANTONIO (January 17, 2017) – The USA Rugby Men’s National Team will play Uruguay in the opening match of the Americas Rugby Championship, the competition between North and South America rugby teams, on Saturday, February 4. Kickoff is set for 3:00 p.m. at Toyota Field.

 

This marks the first time in USA Rugby history that the Eagles will play international competition in the Alamo City. Uruguay is the U.S.’s third-most-played opponent in international rugby history, and this game will be the debut of international rugby on the TifSport Bermuda Grass surface at Toyota Field. Last year, in the inaugural championship series, the Eagles traveled to Uruguay to take on Los Teros, and came up just short of a victory. Team USA is ready to avenge the loss and kick off the Championship with a victory.

 

Tickets for the game are now available through Ticketmaster.

 

There will be a number of activities for fans and media in the week leading up to the match including:

  • Media access at team training sessions for interviews, video, and photography
  • Girls Texas high school and middle school rugby tournament at STAR Complex from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 4
  • Tailgating and Fan Festival at Toyota Field in advance of the game

 

Each of the five Eagles fixtures during the Americas Rugby Championship competition will be broadcast live on The Rugby Channel (subscription required).

 

About USA Rugby
Founded in 1975, USA Rugby is the national governing body for the sport of rugby in America, and a Full Sport Member of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and World Rugby. Currently headquartered in Lafayette, Colorado, USA Rugby is charged with developing the game on all levels and has over 115,000 active members. USA Rugby oversees four national teams, multiple collegiate and high school All-American sides, and an emerging Olympic development pathway for elite athletes. USA Rugby is governed by a nine-member Board of Directors, a Congress representing the membership and a professional staff headed by a CEO. To learn more, visit www.usarugby.org.

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January Magazine Issue 2018

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What’s inside: Diana Barrios Trevino and Roland Trevino serves as the executive chairs for 2018 Khaki and Plaid, Diana also shares her story, learn how to get more out of your smartphone, tips for taking care of your winter wardrobe, Randy Adams learn to buy and sell cars, More students are going to grad school, and more!

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Episode 21 | Live Oak Mayor Mary M. Dennis

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Today’s guest is Live Oak Mayor Mary M. Dennis!

Bio

Mary M. Dennis was born in Newton, Mississippi. Mary’s father served in the United States Army and the family traveled throughout Europe and the United States. The family moved to San Antonio, Texas when Mary was 15. Mary, also known as “Little Mary” is the daughter of Mary Wyatt, the former owner of “Flowers by Mary”.

She is a Sam Houston High School graduate, a paraprofessional with the San Antonio Independent School District and completed a Mortuary Science Associate Degree at San Antonio College. Mary is passionate about the education and safety of our children. Mary is also a licensed Funeral Director having worked for both Sutton & Sutton Mortuary and Lewis Funeral Home. She helps wonderful people make difficult decisions and provide assistance during one of the most difficult times in their lives. Mary has found both of these professions to be very rewarding.

Mary has received numerous awards, but her most noteworthy accomplishment is being chosen to serve as Mayor for the City of Live Oak in the June 12, 2010 run-off election. She is the First African American to serve the City of Live Oak in this capacity. Prior to her Mayoral election, she ran twice for council seats in Live Oak and was defeated each time by a few votes. As destiny would have it, Mary was given the opportunity to complete the council place terms both times as the elected council person resigned. Mary Dennis says “It is about not giving up and being determined. This is something she learned from her parents – to never ever give up. Whatever your dream is – go for it!” Currently Mayor Dennis is serving her second term as Mayor of Live Oak, Mary desires to bring the city closer together across varied backgrounds. Mary believes that government is about helping people, being a good steward of tax dollars and making City government more efficient.

Her additional civic activities includes service as the Vice President to the Northeast Partnership, member of Randolph Metro Chamber, City of Live Oak Economic Development Corporation, City of Live Oak Planning and Zoning Commission, Bowden Charter of Business and Professional Women, San Antonio Commission of Literacy and Mary is a charter member of National Council of Negro Women – Ruth Jones McClendon Chapter. Ms. Dennis also served as Commissioner on the Mayor’s Commission for the Status of Women, San Antonio Livestock and Rodeo Public Affairs Committee, the Martin Luther King Jr. Commission and President of Pearls (Professional Business Women). She is a member of Livingway Christian Church.

Mary epitomizes the power of persistence as well as the incomparable power of an abiding faith in God.

 

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Episode 18 | Armando Acosta Founder of Immanuel Motorcycle Prison Ministry

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Armando Acosta Founder of Immanuel Motorcycle Prison Ministry tells his story about his life and the assistance of Chaplain Fernando Charles II as they both visit prisons to share the Gospel.

About Free By The Truth Ministry

Mission

We exist specifically to provide a compassionate recovery community for returning residents (men & women coming out of prison) who are willing to take responsibility for themselves and to learn to make good choices while striving for success.

Vision

The vision of Free By The Truth Ministry, Inc. is to be part of God’s plan to reconcile the world to Himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. II Corinthians 5:19 Our mission is to create a community here in San Antonio of the formerly incarcerated and their families who will help each other to lead abundant lives in Christ. Our plan is to help men and women by showing them how to Love God, Love People, and Disciple Others.

What We Believe

It is through my own experience with my encounter with God, how His truth has been revealed to me and has Set Me Free! I have seen the same experience in others who have come to know God in their life. How does this happen? I have been asked when I talk about our main verse for our ministry name. “How does John 8:31-32 apply to me? I say it this way, I’m a christian but i am still afflicted with the sin in my life”, I still struggle and wrestle with sin every single day. The bible tell me that I am a sinner. (Romans 3:23) But I strive to live my life to follow Jesus everyday. We can do this through the power of God.

John 8:31-32, “Jesus said to the people who believed in him, “You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings”. “And you will know the TRUTH, and the TRUTH will set you FREE”.

The reason why people are going through so much in their lives is because they are not adding both verses together in their life. Jesus was talking to believers, Christians or followers of Christ, that if they remained faithful to his teaching, they were truly Jesus’ disciples. In verse 31 Jesus used the big word, “IF”, this is huge because we have to make a choice in our life if we are going to follow Jesus or we are not.

This goes for us as well, if we remain faithful to God he will remain faithful to us. We must choose to follow Jesus and when we do the truth of his word becomes real in our lives.

John 15:5, “I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing”.

When we know the Truth of God’s Word, our mind is open to understand what God’s will is for our life. And we are changed and no longer want to be the same, but live a changed life.

Romans 12:2, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of our mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will”.

When we choose to follow God, he changes us from the inside out. This ministry is so important. I have seen how God has changed the lives of men on the Prison Unit. Because of this relationship with God, They no longer want to go back to their old life of crime, drugs, sin, and things they used to do. So please join me and let’s together share the love of God with others, so that God can change lives, save families, and mend broken relationships and keep them from going back to prison.

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