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The Mo-Dels

The Mo-Dels


Story & pictures by Joseph Martinez

Feel good music is what the Mo-Dels are about.

From the Monkey’s Last Train To Clarksville to Elvis Presley’s  Jail House Rock, this band gets the blood pumping and people to the dance floor.

The Mo-Dels play a variety of music to match the mood. Always on the go the band travels all throughout South Texas to play gigs.

 Private parties, weddings, night clubs the band has played together for quite a while.

Guitar player “Dave “ and the bass player Keith Owens are good friends and enjoy making music together since the seventies to present.

Spurs roll over Heat to claim NBA title


Bob Donavan/USA SPORTS

SAN ANTONIO — Those basketball purists who despised how the Miami Heat were assembled were able to watch in pleasure Sunday night as they were embarrassed by a team that has been built through the draft, with its players accepting pay reductions to remain in San Antonio.

After blowing Game 6 of the NBA Finals and a chance at a championship a year ago, the Spurs took full advantage of their second chance with a brilliant display of teamwork and perimeter shooting, reducing the Heat to a group of aging or unprepared cohorts that surrounded four-time MVP LeBron James.

Spurs again rout Heat, take 3-1 lead in NBA Finals


Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard dunked while being defended by the Heat’s Chris Bosh                     Steve Mitchell/USA Sports                                                      Steve Mitchell/USA Sports

MIAMI — If there was any doubt about the mastery and brilliance of the San Antonio Spurs or whether they are improved from the team that was seconds from a championship a year ago, they erased any skepticism with their stellar performance Thursday night at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Two days after overwhelming the Miami Heat to take the series lead, the Spurs did it again with much of the same defensive execution and offensive prowess, using the passing of Boris Diaw, playmaking of Tony Parker, and strength of Kawhi Leonard to race to a 107-86 victory in Game 4 of the NBA Finals.

Spurs beat Heat, take 2-1 Finals lead


Leonard’s 29 leads the way

MIAMI — Tuesday night was typical of the San Antonio Spurs, who have remained an NBA staple of consistency and dominance by ignoring outside elements and sticking to their philosophy the past 15 years.

It appeared the Miami Heat were entering Game 3 of the NBA Finals with all the momentum, a healthy LeBron James and a return to their comfortable home, but the Spurs erased that with 16 minutes of brilliant basketball that essentially was the key to their victory.

10-Year-Old Graduates High School


Tanishq Abraham has accomplished more at age 10 than many students twice his age.

The Sacramento, California, native received his high school diploma last weekend, becoming one of the youngest ever to graduate high school in the United States.

Home schooled since the age of 7, Tanishq passed a state exam in March that certified he had met the appropriate academic standards to receive his diploma.

“It wasn’t easy because of the bureaucracy, but I have put a lot of hard work into this and I am very happy that I am finally graduating high school,” Tanishq told ABC News.