|612 East 7th Street Weslaco, Texas 78596
|Branding||KWES TV 17 (general)|
|Slogan||There for the moments|
|Channels||Digital: 17 Time Warner Cable|
|Owner||Weslaco Independent School District|
KWES-TV, 17, is own by Weslaco Independent School District located in Weslaco, Texas. Its a Television channel that showcases different stuff that happens within the district and showcases accomplishments of students in Weslaco ISD. The channel is available in standard definition and high definition on Time Warner Cable on channel 17 and as well as streaming video.
Bobby Lackey Stadium
From 1973 to 1989 the football stadium was named Barbee Nehaus Stadium until 1990 when a new Weslaco High stadium was build and named Panther Stadium. In recognition of one of Weslaco High’s students, the stadium was renamed as Bobby Lackey Stadium in the summer of 2002. From 2002 onward, the Stadium serves both the Weslaco High School and Weslaco East High School.
In May 2009, renovation of the Stadium began to increase seating capacity as well as adding various new features to the Stadium costing an estimate of $7 Million . Upfront and close tours of the stadium give you a feel for the enormity of the three story steel structure. With a seating capacity of approximately 13,300 and a press box floor space of 4,222 sq ft, one can feel the excitement during game day, especially when two rival teams play. The home side seating serves 7,100 fans with approximately 1,000 seats with purple VIP backrest seating accommodations. The visitor side bleacher seating serves approximately 6,300 fans. The floor plan on the top floor serves as the focal point of the stadium with a VIP meeting room for community guest, administration, handicap fans, WISD coaching and coaching scouts and security staff. The press box also has state of the art accommodations for the in-house KWES TV broadcasting capability for all avenues of media such as TV, Radio, and newspaper for live reporting. The control room also is the hub for the play-by play forecast and the control of the “Jumbotron” score board on the field. The lower level of the press box incorporates home and visitor independent ticket booth sales. The same floor level also accommodates local football fans of their favorite team store shops. The exterior façade has distinct arches spanning the over the first floor thus also serving as protection to the fans from the elements.
- Steven Michael. Valdez - Station Manager
- Guillermina A. Garcia - Secretary
- Julian Olivarez - Chief Videographer
- Jose Leal - PAC Production Specialist
- Rafael J. Cavazos - Videographer
- Alma Rosa. Franklin - Master Control
- Darline Gracia - Graphic Artist
- Don Ramirez - Videographer
- Val G. Zamora - Videographer