Texas Sports

Dr. Charles West to be Inducted into Rose Bowl Hall of Fame

18 12 2017

Charles “Pruner” West, Class of 1924, was the first black quarterback to play in the Rose Bowl Game. Washington & Jefferson College played in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 2, 1922. WASHINGTON, Pa. December 18, 2017 As the 2018 Tournament of Roses approaches, Washington & Jefferson College celebrates its historic 1922 appearance and the induction of Dr. Charles “Pruner” West ’24 into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame. The story of the 1922 Rose Bowl has reached legendary status: the improbable tale of a small school from western Pennsylvania that overcame obstacles, made it to Pasadena, and made history in the process. The game remains the only scoreless tie in Rose Bowl game history, an accomplishment likely to remain with the implementation of overtime to settle ties in college football. Unique to W&J that day was that despite traveling across the country with 17 players, the Presidents played just 11, meaning that those 11 played every snap on both sides of the ball....

Collectible Card Club Offers Limited Edition Shirt For Next 100 Subscribers

16 12 2017

DALLAS December 16, 2017 The Collectible Card Club has announced that the next one hundred subscribers will also receive a limited edition t-shirt with their first box. Through their new sports card subscription service, Collectible Card Club is providing sports fans the opportunity to relive some of their most cherished childhood memories or making way for new cherished traditions. This new subscription service offers a variety of box options. You can specify which sports to include, as well as a choice of modern (current players), vintage (past players) or both for a surprise experience every month. The subscriptions will include card packs from Topps®, Upper Deck™, Panini, Donruss, Fleer and other well-known brands. “We have quickly seen a community of sports fans and card collectors come together and share their memories with us on social media,” said Robert Smith, CEO and founder of the Collectible Card Club, headquartered in Dallas. “To celebrate our rapidly growing Collectible...

LGI Homes Opens New Community in Houston

14 12 2017

HOUSTON, Dec. 14, 2017 -- LGI Homes, Inc. (Nasdaq:LGIH) announces it is now selling in its newest community in Houston, Villa North. Conveniently located just west of I-45 in the heart of north Houston, Villa North presents a rare opportunity to buyers looking for affordable new homes with easy access to downtown.Homeowners in Villa North are positioned for reduced commutes to Houston’s most sought-after employment centers, shopping, dining and recreation. For outdoor activities, several nearby parks offer playgrounds, sports fields and walking trails, including Sylvester Turner Park, Lincoln Park and Stuebner Airline Park. Additionally, Villa North is just a short drive from many of north Houston’s most popular attractions, including Willowbrook Mall, Wet ‘N’ Wild Splashtown, and Sam Houston Race Park.With homes priced from the $160s, Villa North offers spacious floor plans designed for today’s active families. These one- and two-story homes feature...

Lucy's Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant Announces Global Growth Plans

14 12 2017

Kirkendoll Management is particularly excited to diversify from the oversaturated, ultra-competitive U.S. market to international locations where Lucy’s brand will resonate with customers. We see international markets as an important growth engine for Kirkendoll Management’s Restaurant Division. NEW ORLEANS December 14, 2017 Costa Rica and Aruba residents and visitors will soon have a new sports bar and dining option. Kirkendoll Management, the New Orleans-based boutique hospitality investment firm, today announced plans to open two new Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurants (Lucy’s) in Costa Rica and Aruba. The two international locations will join Kirkendoll Management’s roster of restaurants, including Lucy’s restaurants in New Orleans and Key West, as well as a French Bistro-inspired American diner in Austin named Bonhomie. Lucy’s opening in Costa Rica marks the brand’s first international location. The Costa Rican location will open December 15, 2017....

Aramark Chefs Earn Prestigious ProChef Certification from The Culinary Institute of America

14 12 2017

PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), a global leader in food, facilities management and uniforms, is pleased to announce the graduation of 18 chefs from the distinguished ProChef® Certification program at The Culinary Institute of America. These Aramark chefs create the menus for and serve colleges, universities and preparatory schools across the United States and Canada, and join the 250 Aramark chefs who have already received their ProChef certification. “These chefs are dedicated to honing their craft. The CIA’s ProChef Certification gives them a way to benchmark their accomplishments,” says Certified Master Chef Brad Barnes, director of CIA Consulting and Industry Programs. “We applaud Aramark for continuing its commitment to chefs, food, and our profession.” The CIA ProChef Certification is a three-tiered, comprehensive professional development and culinary proficiency program which measures core culinary, managerial and financial acumen, including a chef's...

Wedspire Partners With Celebrity Bride Rachel Lindsay for Launch of New Feature

14 12 2017

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 14, 2017 -- The premiere of Wedspiration is coupled with the announcement of a partnership between Wedspire and Rachel Lindsay, 2017's "The Bachelorette." On Jan. 20, Rachel will be presenting the newest features at Wedspiration 2018, the interactive wedding showcase at the Ebell of Los Angeles.In addition to Lindsay sharing her wedding planning journey through the platform, Wedspire's top local wedding pros will showcase their work through interactive stylized displays. For the first time, newly engaged couples can have a unique opportunity to experience different wedding day elements, from the ceremony and cocktails to the reception and dancing, all while sipping champagne and enjoying a selection of decadent hors d'oeuvres. Wedspiration 2018 will allow these engaged couples to visualize their upcoming celebration while browsing through these design spaces that demonstrate how wedding day inspiration is shoppable.Wedspire is a curated marketplace for all...

Lucy's Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant Announces Global Growth Plans

14 12 2017

“Kirkendoll Management is particularly excited to diversify from the oversaturated, ultra-competitive U.S. market to international locations where Lucy’s brand will resonate with customers. We see international markets as an important growth engine for Kirkendoll Management’s Restaurant Division." NEW ORLEANS December 13, 2017 Costa Rica and Aruba residents and visitors will soon have a new sports bar and dining option. Kirkendoll Management, the New Orleans-based boutique hospitality investment firm, today announced plans to open two new Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurants (Lucy’s) in Costa Rica and Aruba. The two international locations will join Kirkendoll Management’s roster of restaurants, including Lucy’s restaurants in New Orleans and Key West, as well as a French Bistro-inspired American diner in Austin named Bonhomie. Lucy’s opening in Costa Rica marks the brand’s first international location. The Costa Rican location will open December 15, 2017....

Grand Opening of 3rd Street Bar & Grill

13 12 2017

FORT WORTH, Tex. December 13, 2017 A truly unique and eventful dining experience is coming to the Sundance Square area of Fort Worth in January of 2018 with the grand opening of 3rd Street Bar & Grill. The new eatery, which is the brainchild of Fort Worth-based owner Al Abbood and locally acclaimed executive chef Steve Mitchell, will feature a special twist on traditional southwestern cuisine. The restaurant will feature an extensive menu that boasts appetizers, salads, burgers, sandwiches and entrees, while the bar will offer a robust portfolio of beer, wine and spirits, including many locally-crafted favorites. Aside from its truly one-of-a-kind food offering, 3rd Street Bar & Grill is poised to serve as a versatile and welcoming entertainment hub in Sundance Square, proving to be the perfect venue for everything from sports viewing, happy hour and live music. In fact, Abbood’s decades of experience as an executive in the food and hospitality industry has allowed him to create...

American Heart Association Announces 2017 Paul "Bear" Bryant Coach Of The Year Finalists

13 12 2017

HOUSTON, Dec. 13, 2017 -- American Heart Association (AHA) and 2017 Paul "Bear" Bryant title sponsor Marathon Oil Corporation announced today a powerhouse lineup of finalists for the 2017 Paul "Bear" Bryant Coach of the Year Award – the nation's top award for college football coaches. The winner will be announced live Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 during the awards dinner and ceremony at the Hilton Americas-Houston. Representing the country's finest college football coaches, 2017 award finalists are: Paul Chryst - University of Wisconsin Clay Helton - University of Southern California Scott Frost – formerly with the University of Central Florida now with the University of Nebraska Gus Malzahn - Auburn University Jeff Monken - Army Kirby Smart - University of Georgia Dabo Swinney - Clemson University Coaching legend Steve Spurrier is the recipient of the Bear Bryant 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award and will also attend the dinner in January. Spurrier was the head coach...

Newly Formed Professional Football League (PFL) Launching Spring 2018

13 12 2017

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Dec. 13, 2017 -- The "Professional Football League" is pleased to announce its inaugural season for Spring 2018. Football teams from franchise cities throughout the United States will be led onto the field of battle by eight renowned, highly decorated and legendary head coaches, including Dave Campo: "Three Time NFL Champion & National College Champion"; Ted Cottrell: MAC's 2012 Inaugural Hall of Fame Class Inductee, Inaugural Honoree of MAC "ALL-Century" Team, 1969 HOF Inductee Delaware Valley University & Innovator of the "3-4 Defense"; University of Florida & Penn State Living legend Galen Hall: Two-Time National Champion as OC and National Championship Head Coach, recently enshrined into Florida-Georgia Football Hall of Fame; Darren Arbet: Four-time Arena League Champion & 2011 HOF inductee; Norm Chow: Two Time National Champion Offense Coordinator & Coach of four Heisman Trophy winners...

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