Next UpSalvador retired from PPG in Beaumont as an operator with over 30 years of service.He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, where he was also a member of the Senior Club. Salvador was a member of the American Legion Post #7 in Port Arthur. Salvador “Chava” Fernandez, 86, of Port Arthur, Texas passed away on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas in Port Arthur.He was born on December 18, 1929 to Angela Fernandez Ybarra and Salvador Ybarra in Mexico City, Mexico. Salvador was three years old when he came to this area, he graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1950. He served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War. Salvador is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Carmen Barbosa Fernandez of Port Arthur, his two sons, Ricky Fernandez and his wife, Shirleen of Nederland, George Fernandez and his wife, Denise of Nederland, his two daughters, Belinda Gongora and her husband, Joe of Port Arthur, Debbie Theriot and her husband, Keith of Port Arthur, eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.Visitation for family and friends will be on Monday, October 3, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM with a rosary to be prayed at 6:00 PM at Clayton Thompson Funeral Home in Groves. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2:00 PM Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Port Arthur with Rev. Urbano Sáenz Ramírez, serving as celebrant. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. He was preceded in death by his parents.
DRAG-racing action is back this weekend at the South Dakota Circuit with the King of the Strip 2 and it is expected that the competition will be bigger than ever.One man has his eyes set on the 11-second class. His name is Raymond Seebarran and along with his Nissan Pulsar and his team of sponsors in Ray’s One Stop Auto Parts, Clearview Windscreen Repair and Big Kahuna Hot Dogs, he is looking to dominate that class.Speaking to Chronicle Sport, he predicted that this meet will be one of the largest and as such, he is going all out to get that elusive crown.“This time around, I plan to lift that 11-second crown. This is my third event (drag racing) and the first time, I made it to the final and lost and the second was cancelled on account of the incident. I was in the final then as well,” he said.This time around, I want that trophy,” he added, saying, “I feel great. I had an awesome time circuit-racing just over a month ago where I picked up three podiums in my class and three more in a class higher than mine so I want to translate that form come Sunday.”He noted that the competition on Sunday will be stiff but that does not faze him from remaining confident of the title.“I know of the Trinidadians and Surinamese but to tell you the truth, I am focused on myself on race day. I’m looking to take every race as it comes and not over-pressure myself. I am confident in myself.”The King of the Strip 2 is sponsored by the Trans Pacific Motor Spares, BM Soat, Prem’s Electrical, Mohamed’s Enterprise, JAPARTS, E-Networks, STAG and Tropical Shipping.Admission is $500 for children and $1 000 for adults.
Photo by Scott Clarke / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Former Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant would choose to kneel during the national anthem, if he were still active, Bryant has said.Appearing on The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast, Bryant was asked how he would handle the anthem during a rapid-fire segment. The five-time NBA champion responded simply “kneel.”The question comes after President Donald Trump criticized NFL players for choosing to kneel in protest of injustice in the United States. Bryant was also asked what he would say to the commander in chief, if he could speak directly to him right now. “Focus on serving, not leading,” Bryant said.The Lakers have decided to lock arms during the national anthem, something they have done for their first three preseason games. “We are in this together,” head coach Luke Walton said. “I think they chose to show that we are united in this and that obviously they have a ton of respect…well, I will let them speak for themselves, but I have a ton of respect for the country, the flag, the military.”Bryant, an 18-time All-Star in 20 seasons with the Lakers, will have both of his jersey numbers (8 and 24) retired at halftime of the team’s December 18 game against the Golden State Warriors. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Related
Spanish champions Atletico Madrid have beaten Liverpool and Sunderland to the signing of Belgian wonderkid Zakaria Bakkali.Both English clubs were on a long list of admirers for Bakkali, who hit the headlines after becoming the youngest player in Eredivisie history to score a hat-trick last year.PSV had hoped to keep hold of the forward for longer and sell him for a greater fee once he had established himself in the first team.But now, according to reports in Holland, Atletico have reached an agreement to sign the 18-year-old for around £1.5m.Despite being of Moroccan origin, the Liege-born starlet has chosen to play for Belgium and he has been hailed as the next big thing to come off the country’s production line.Atletico, who have already signed Mario Mandzukic and Antoine Griezmann to help replace Diego Costa in attack, are expected to use him sparingly this season and instead see him as a star of the future. 1 Zakaria Bakkali