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2008-06-25 12:02:33

By Mary Perez, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jun. 25--Commercial construction booms in May Commercial building on the Coast surged in May, with $57 million in new contracts signed in the Gulfport-Biloxi reporting area last month and $55 million in the Pascagoula region. Residential construction continues to slow from last year. The latest figures from McGraw-Hill Construction show combined commercial and residential building is down 21 percent in Gulfport-Biloxi for the first five...

2008-06-24 09:02:46

By Karen Nelson, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jun. 24--PASCAGOULA -- The Pascagoula River Audubon Center, two years in existence, is growing as the gateway to the largest, free-flowing river in the continental United States. Mark LaSalle, center director, gave the county Board of Supervisors an update Monday on Audubon's progress in Moss Point along the river. Established near the city's popular Pelican Landing and the river exit off Interstate 10, the center is utilizing a small...

2008-06-22 12:00:16

By Doug Barber, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jun. 22--David Scarborough and friends were swimming with the fishes early in the week. And having a rousing good time. Scarborough, a Gulfport firefighter, was spear fishing Monday with James Caldwell, Alan Agent and John Self. Two of their sons were also involved in the deepwater fishing trip. And they had quite a haul in amberjack, snapper and grouper in deep water below the rigs off the 225 Block, the 265 Block and the 165 Block....

2008-06-22 09:00:23

By Jay Hughes, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jun. 22--PASCAGOULA -- Question: How many elementary school students, lying head-to-foot, does it take to equal the length of a 100-foot blue whale? Answer: 20, including 13 5th-graders and seven kids from fourth grade. Fun math problems like this one worked out Friday are the point of Summer Exploration, a Pascagoula School District program for students who can benefit from a little remedial work before moving on to the next grade in the...

2008-06-21 21:00:08

GULFPORT, Miss. _ Some legislators say "quick take" is a dirty phrase. The governing board of a massive post-Katrina water and sewer project wants legal authority to require South Mississippi property owners to turn over rights of way in an effort to speed up the project. But Mississippi House Bill 6, sponsored by House Speaker Pro Tem J.P. Compretta, D-Bay St. Louis, which would give the board that power, is stalled in a House committee in an ongoing special session. The measure has an...

2008-06-21 12:00:11

By Michael Newsom, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jun. 21--GULFPORT -- Some legislators say "quick take" is a dirty phrase. The governing board of a massive post-Katrina water and sewer project wants legal authority to require South Mississippi property owners to turn over rights of way in an effort to speed up the project. But House Bill 6, sponsored by House Speaker Pro Tem J.P. Compretta, D-Bay St. Louis, which would give the board that power, is stalled in a House committee in an...

2008-06-21 09:00:00

By Maria Recio, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jun. 21--WASHINGTON -- A group of 12 House members, including powerful committee Homeland Security Committee chair Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., and Financial Institutions Committee chair Barney Frank, D-Mass., are trying to block Mississippi's diversion of $600 million in federal Katrina housing funds to Gulfport port improvements. But Rep. Gene Taylor, D-Bay St. Louis, stands in the way. Responding to questions about a letter the 12 sent this...

2008-06-18 09:00:35

By Justin Hooks, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jun. 18--GULFPORT -- Starting today, residents don't need to drive to Jackson County to get a heaping helping of barbecue and blues. The Shed Barbeque and Blues Joint opens its first franchise today in Lyman, one mile west of U.S. 49 on Mississippi 53, on five acres of land previously held by Smiley Tubb's Marine and Repair. Allyson Brewer of Gulfport is the principal franchisee. Brewer is the former accounting manager for the...

2008-06-15 15:00:22

By Mary Perez, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jun. 15--BILOXI -- Elected leaders from across the state will converge on the Coast for the Mississippi Association of Supervisors Annual Conference this week and the Mississippi Municipal League Conference that begins on June 23. Ways to stretch municipal budgets will be a hot topic at the meetings, both of which will be held at the Coast Coliseum & Convention Center in Biloxi. The 79th Supervisors conference starts tomorrow and runs...

2007-11-07 09:00:32

By Doug Barber, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Nov. 7--Biloxi and Gulfport renew their football rivalry for the 84th time Friday night, and more than bragging rights is on the line for the Indians. Biloxi (3-6, 3-3 in region) has a shot at taking fourth place in Region 4-5A but needs a victory at Biloxi Stadium to stay in contention. Gulfport (1-8, 1-5) is out of the playoff race but would like to maintain its supremacy in the series. Gulfport leads the series 48-31-4, and has won 20...


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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin