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.
Steubenville Big Red Finish Perfect Season; Top Clinton-Massie 50-36 to Capture Division IV State Title
NEO HS Staff By Corey PerezCANTON, OHIO – One of the great things about high school football is that they bring communities together, and when you add in a football program that is notoriously known as successful, you get the Steubenville Big Red.A program that was seeking perfection. A perfection that only three other schools (of 719) had the opportunity to seek. That perfection was achieved as the Big Red finished off a perfect 15-0 season with a 50-36 over the Clinton-Massie Falcons Saturday in Canton. Achieving a state title and perfect season weren’t enough, Steubenville also finished a job that they were unable to do the last two seasons when the Big Red finished runners-up. Steubenville went into halftime with a 36-20 lead, and controlling the game, except for two special teams mistakes that allowed the Falcons to hang around. That is all Clinton-Massie needed as they scored the only points in the 3rd quarter to make it a one score game heading into the fourth 36-29.A Big Red senior class led by six All-Ohio performers, came up big this afternoon as one of their own got injured injured in the 2nd quarter, the Steubenville team came together and won the game for running back Jacob Bernard who suffered a lower leg injury after a promising start to the game. One player in particular stepped up, quarterback Javon Davis who accounted for 324 totals yards (111 rushing, 213 passing) and six touchdowns. When the Big Red needed a big play Davis would be the one to make it. Davis rushed for his two touchdowns in the fourth quarter when Steubenville need it most, one 13 yards and the other 44 yards. When the clock hit zero Big Red nation went crazy as they were finally experiencing that familiar championship feeling. A feeling that those Steubenville seniors will cherish for the rest of their lives. Related TopicsClinton-MassieJacob BernardJavon DavisSteubenville Big Red
Death and the paying of taxes are said to be the two inevitable occurrences that await every man and woman. If you are a Jamaican, you can add to that list, listening to, or partaking in, the annual, and seemingly inevitable arguments that surround the staging of the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships. Every year at this time there is great controversy regarding the staging of ‘Champs’. Usually the arguments surround the difficulty of getting grandstand tickets for the Saturday. One year it was about the ‘big three’ schools insisting that they should be given a bigger allocation of tickets than the other schools. Who can forget the big brouhaha surrounding the African Ari Rodgers a few years ago? This year the discussions have been raging on about the new pricing system. ISSA has raised the grandstand prices and are coming under fire from several quarters. For the record, the price of a season ticket for the ‘regular’ areas has gone up from $9,000 to $13,500. The premium package has gone up from $10,000 to $15,000. The cost of the grandstand ticket for Friday remains the same $3,500, but the Saturday grandstand prices have moved from $5,000 to $7,500. The bleachers prices are the same, $500 on Friday and $1,500 for Saturday. A lot of people feel that ISSA is overcharging people to come to witness Champs. On one radio programme, one man said this is a rip-off. The people bashing ISSA need to understand the basic principle of supply and demand. Where demand is exceedingly higher than supply, prices will go up. It’s as simple as that. Grandstand tickets for the Saturday (and to a lesser extent the Friday) at ‘Champs’ are the hardest things to get your hands on every year simply because, as my granny would say, there are far more dogs than bones. ISSA has the right, indeed the duty, to maximise on this demand. As much as some of us would want to think otherwise, the event is not merely a stage where our high-school athletes get a platform to show off their talent. It is also an event that is there to generate income for the governing body of high school sports. No amount of weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth will change the fact that the organisers of ‘Champs’ will continue to capitalise on the popularity of the event by charging more and more to get in. Reasons ISSA has said that one of the reasons for the price increases is that the grandstand patrons will get effectively a greater watching experience with some of the plans they have. For me all of that is so much mumbo jumbo. ISSA is charging as much as 50 per cent more in some instances for one reason. They know, or believe, (it doesn’t matter) that these price hikes will not stop a full grandstand for the final day. People may grumble but that won’t stop the same numbers from coming in. Nobody with an understanding of how business works should blame them. People will argue that the thing is too expensive but that is all relative. As long as people want the product and are willing to pay, then the term ‘expensive’ becomes a very subjective terminology. Spending $30,000 on a pair of sneakers may be deemed expensive while spending the same amount on a plane ticket to England may be deemed cheap. It all depends on your perspective. Maybe ISSA has been underselling ‘Champs’ ticket for years. Maybe the true value of a Saturday grandstand ticket should be $30,000. Maybe that’s when ISSA will arrive at that happy medium where they might eliminate a lot of people, but there would still be enough who are prepared to pay and then the body would quadruple the revenue they now make. So don’t blame ISSA. Blame the market. Blame us as Jamaicans who can’t get enough of ‘Champs’. ISSA is doing nothing wrong.