Single Mom Receives Free Car in the Drive-Through After Being Nominated for a ‘Christmas Wish’

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreA woman near Fort Worth, Texas was surprised with a new car—nominated to receive a Christmas Wish because she always manages to stay friendly and kind, despite her valiant struggles as a single mom.Bridgett works at Chick-fil-A in Benbrook, Texas, and anyone who visits the restaurant knows her by her infectious optimism. She brings smiles to local residents every day;  knows their names and faces, as well as their orders. She’s never shy to give out hugs, hold babies for tired mothers, and everything in between.So when her car was totaled, it’s no surprise that her friends wanted to do everything they could for her. One of those friends was Amy. She wrote a letter to 94.9 KLTY in Dallas/Fort Worth, explaining Bridgett’s situation and the dire circumstances she was under—on top of her car being totaled, Bridgett’s son had been admitted to the hospital. A new car seemed completely out of reach.“With my kids, it’s not ‘can we go to Chick-fil-A’, it’s ‘can we go see Bridget’, so I just felt led, like, someone needs to know about this,” said Amy. “She’s so deserving.”She nominated Bridget for KLTY’s Christmas Wish program and station reporter Bonnie Curry called Dane Minor of Freeman Toyota, who coincidentally had been praying to find the perfect person to give a new car.RELATED: Watch Company Surprise All 198 Awestruck Employees With $10 Million in Holiday BonusesTogether, Dane and Bonnie pulled up to the Chick-fil-A drive-through window to receive their order from a smiling, gracious Bridgett. As she handed them their drinks and food, Dane explained that they had a surprise for her.Bridgett broke down in tears as her coworkers lead her outside and Dane handed over the keys—and 94.9 KLTY shared another surprise: $2,000 to get Bridgett caught up on bills and groceries.Bridgett has been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love. “This is so deserved! Ms. Bridgett is the sweetest!” Nancy Lemons commented. “She’s always giving joy to each person she interacts with.”This heartwarming video might inspire YOU to do more to bless people this holiday season.(WATCH the video below from KLTY radio)Send Someone The Christmas Spirit by Sharing This On Social Media…MORE: Kristen Bell is Using Her Instagram Page to Help Send Thousands of Gifts to Teachers in NeedAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Titans claim share of 22-5A

first_img “Yeah, we were missing him,” Memorial coach Kenny Harrison said. “We just got him back a couple of weeks ago. We’re excited to have him back.”Hull said that he was excited to be back and provide a spark for the offense.“It just feels good to be back,” Hull said. “I just listened to my coaches and let the game flow.”Hull finished the game with three receptions for 129 yards, and his quarterback said he was especially happy to have his receiver back.“I feel like he makes us complete,” Jones said. “He gives us more speed. We already have a lot of speed and he gives us more. He is the fastest player on our team now. He’s back and I feel like we’re even more dangerous.”The Pirates tacked on two late scores, but the Titans already sent their message. Harrison said this game was one of the games he looked forward to all year.“To be honest with you, I’ve been waiting for this game for 365 days,” Harrison said. “To be able to revenge last year’s loss is a good feeling. I’m excited about it. We’ve got a great group of kids. Now we have to put this behind us and move forward.”Vidor finishes up the regular season with a 5-3 record (overall and in district). The Pirates will face New Caney in the first round of the playoffs. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.It was not immediately clear whom Memorial would play next week. “I’m just happy,” senior quarterback Keitha Jones said. “I felt like we deserved to win that PNG game. We worked hard all year and I feel like we earned it and — congratulations, Nederland.”The Titans jumped out to an early lead on the Pirates when Jones connected on a 30-yard pass to senior James Francis to give Memorial a 7-0 advantage with 10:02 left in the first quarter.Following a three-and-out by the Pirates, the Titans pounced once again, capping off a short drive with a four-yard touchdown run by Jones. The Memorial quarterback finished the game completing 14 of 18 passes for 286 yards with one interception and five total touchdowns (four passing).The Titans seemed to tack on another 26 points before Vidor could blink. Jones connected Xavier Hull twice for scores of 34 and 85 yards, respectively. Hull was not listed on the roster for the game because he just returned to Memorial two weeks ago, after evacuating to The Woodlands following Tropical Storm Harvey. As the players and coaches celebrated, the stadium announcer gave the crowd another reason to celebrate.“With the final score of 36-35, the Nederland Bulldogs defeat Port Neches-Groves,” the announcer said.Memorial Stadium erupted in cheers because Memorial (7-1 overall and in 22-5A play) had just earned half of the district championship along with the PNG Indians, whom they lost to 44-36 in mid-October. The Titans led 30-14 at halftime of that game.center_img By Chris MooreSpecial to The NewsAs the final whistle blew, the Port Arthur Memorial Titans began to celebrate their 40-14 revenge win against the Vidor Pirates, who handed the Titans their only loss last season.last_img read more

Judge pleads with counsel for end to 17-year ‘orgy of litigation’

first_imgA High Court judge has pleaded directly with lawyers in a long-running claim to help put an end to the dispute once and for all.  David Stone, sitting as a deputy high court judge, said the issue before him in Popely & Anor v Popely & Ors was the latest salvo in what was described as an ‘orgy of litigation’ between two brothers concerning time share properties in Cyprus. The proceedings began 17 years ago and have made little progress since, with the present dispute seeking to decide who are the proper parties to the £4m claim. In the event, Stone rubber stamped permission to continue the claim as a derivative action, but having given his ruling, he revealed that he had urged counsel and those instructing them to help settle the dispute. Stone added: ’It does seem to be that that is in the interests of all the parties. Whilst the claim is for a substantial sum, 16 years of proceedings in England, St Vincent, France, Ireland and Gibraltar, must have put a significant dent in the sums in dispute.  ‘If settlement cannot be achieved, then steps should be taken to determine this part of the dispute once and for all. Further delay drives up costs, without driving matters forward.’ Stone outlined that proceedings were initially filed by the elder of the two Popely brothers, John, against his younger brother Ronald.Whilst Ronald denies acting in breach of an oral agreement in relation to trusts established in St Vincent and the Grenadines and has filed a defence, there has not been a submission that the claim is hopeless. The court heard little progress has been made in the dispute because of the difficulties arising in different jurisdictions where individuals or companies have an interest. Stone said Ronald’s lawyers had been unable to advance any reason for disputing the original decision of Deputy Master Lloyd, beyond the change of counsel and solicitors. Their case raised no law changes or public interest requirements, and effectively amounted to seeking ‘another bite of the cherry’. Stone added: ’The hearing conducted before me was entirely different from the hearing conducted before Deputy Master Lloyd – five arguments were put to me that were not put to him.  ‘This is not an acceptable way to conduct litigation. If it were, then any hearing before a master would, in effect, be a dry run – an opportunity to test arguments.’ The applicants to the appeal were represented by Timothy Evans, instructed by Drukker Solicitors. The respondents were represented by Christopher Boardman, instructed by Charles Russell Speechlys LLP.last_img read more