Tiger Cubs (from left) Sebastian Harkey, Kolby Beyer, Dominic Tomanek and Jackson Fluitt react as their pinewood deby cars cross the finish line Saturday morning. Fluitt's car was the winner of that round.
Jacob Decker, 6, perches on the bench near the table of Tiger Cub's cars Saturday at the 2011 Deleon District Pinewood Derby. Decker was there to keep an eye on his car, which was decorated as a firebird.
Kolby Beyer, a Tiger Cub, places his car for the first round at the 2011 Deleon District Pinewood Derby Saturday.
Dillan Sievers holds his pinewood deby car, a colorful frog, at the 2011 Deleon District Pinewood Derby Saturday.
Alexis Tabora, 10, gets her baseball signed by Astros Pitcher Bud Norris at the Boys and Girls Club of Victoria Friday.
Melinda Serna, 9, laughs as Hall of Fame broadcaster Milo Hamilton compliments her bow whlie he signs her baseball at the Boys and Girls Club of Victoria Friday. Daevian Yanes, 9, gets his signed by Pitcher Bud Norris at the next table.
Children of all ages line up with their baseballs to have them signed by Astros Manager Brad Mills, Pitcher Bud Norris, Doug Brocail, Hall of Fame broadcaster Milo Hamilton and Fred Nelson at the Boys and Girls Club of Victoria Friday.
I did a portrait of Mary Hackett for today’s paper, we only ran one but I had quite a few favorites so I wanted to post a few of them.
The one we ran (which i picked for the expression and I felt it was the best fit for the story) :
Mary E. Hackett speaks about her and her husband Marion A. Hackett's involvement with the NAACP during the civil rights movement at her home Friday. She has been a member for 73 years, since she was 5-years-old. She said Martin Luther King Jr. and the NAACP had the same goals but they tried to achieve them through different means. "We worked with the NAACP because we wanted to achieve equal rights within the frame of the law, not through civil disobedience." KATHLEEN DUNCAN / KDUNCAN@VICAD.COM