Friday, May 22, 2009

‘Welford Street Miracles’ to tell West Side stories
R. Merial Martin’s book, “Welford Street Miracles,” is about “times, people, miracles” and the West Side of Port Arthur from the ‘30s through the ‘80s.
Christian publisher Tate will release the book in July. The back cover reads that it’s a story of Richard, who is “brainwashed into believing that the president of a Christian-operated insurance company is second to God. He becomes the company’s top producer, even though he is secretly being treated for cancer that is scheduled to take his life. Will he learn that a false idol should not be thought of as God-like?”
Martin is a bowler and golfer. He and his wife, Catherine, have been members of Fellowship of the Woodlands Church for 14 years.
Family friend Harry Essex, a Hollywood writer/producer, wrote the foreword.

Clem Webb Ministries
Local photographer Clem T. Webb is a pleasure to visit. He’s often snapping famous faces in the area, and mine, too.
He has note cards of amazing images that benefit his ministry work, which includes photography training so missionaries can better share the message of their work.
To learn more, visit

Back in the saddle
Mid-County author Kent Conwell has released two new books.
“Llano River Valley” tells the story of J.D. Thornton, who is wrongly kicked out of the Confederate Army for dereliction of duty. He helps newlyweds attempting safe passage to the valley. He finds himself the target of Comanche attacks and finally confronts the man who destroyed his reputation.
“The Puzzle of Piri Reis” is a Tony Boudreaux mystery involving catacombs of a New Orleans Cemetery, gators at Bayou Teche, an ancient crystal skull and even clubs on Austin’s Sixth Street.

Golden Triangle Sertoma Club promotes safe ears
Golden Triangle Sertoma Club’s Dr. Vickie B. Dionne, an audiologist and assistant professor at Lamar University, will present the Sertoma Safe Ears program at 8 a.m. Thursday, May 21 at Central Middle School and at 2 p.m. Thursday at C.O. Wilson Middle School. She’ll explain the best way to listen to ipods, radios and TVs and how unsafe use can damage hearing.
Member Linda Hebert reports Sertoma’s primary service project is helping the more than 50 million people with hearing health issues. Sertoma also sponsors community projects to promote freedom and democracy.
She also says the Golden Triangle Sertoma Club would “like to give a huge thanks You to the TOTAL refinery for donating 800 pairs of ear plugs to help with the demonstration. As always TOTAL gives to non -profit organizations and that helps  to make a difference.”

1 comment:

  1. Port Arthur resident readers.......Did you enjoy reading Welford Street Miracles? Let's see your comments.