Proudly Supports Our Hometown Heroes: Joy Haley

Memorial resident Joy Haley recalls with vividness her childhood growing up in a working-class family with parents, who although had “minimal education,” were persevering providers. Still, times were hard. “Our only safety net was my grandfather, who fortunately swooped in with financial help when...

Proudly Supports Our Hometown Heroes: Kristin Abello

By M.G. Angulo – There is a moment in her life that Kristin Abello cannot recall, and it was a moment that changed her life in ways most people will never experience. Abello does not remember the devastating impact of the car that hit her at 30 miles per hour in September 2002 while she was out running...

Proudly Supports Our Hometown Heroes: Linda Meriwether

By M.G. Angulo – For most of her career, Linda Meriwether dedicated her life to educating children and training other teachers, and her retirement has done nothing to quell 70 year-old Meriwether’s desire to guide others. “We can serve God in our paid work, but we are also expected to work for God...

Proudly Supports Our Hometown Heroes: Shelley Barineau

By M.G. Angulo – Memorial native Shelley Barineau is the embodiment of hope. She is a wife, mother of four children, a professional, and she is a determined volunteer for the Texas Children’s Cancer Center in Houston. Since 2007, she and her father, who was the president of the Ronald McDonald House...

Proudly Supports Our Hometown Heroes: Wendy Sicola

By M.G. Angulo – Wendy Sicola, a former lawyer who became a stay at home mother – with an up-to-date law license in case she decides to practice law again – does not like idle hands, especially when they belong to her sons. “A few summers ago, I realized my boys were spending way too much time on...

Proudly Supports Our Hometown Heroes: Annie Jones

By M.G. Angulo – When  Annie Jones lost her grandfather to cancer, she made a promise to the open air: She would work diligently to ensure no one else felt the pain she did, that no one else’s life had a hole ripped in it by cancer. Jones’ promise did not contain empty words uttered in a moment of...