Pinterest GOOD NEWS: Texas Bar Foundation gives James M. Alsup statewide recognition Twitter Facebook Previous articleWith a balanced diet, vitamins aren’t usually neededNext articleTEXAS VIEW: Facebook’s privacy woes are a good reminder nothing comes free — even online admin Pinterest Facebook Local News WhatsApp Twitter By admin – April 9, 2018 MIDLAND James M. Alsup of Midland has been selected as one of four 2018 recipients of the Texas Bar Foundation’s Outstanding 50 Year Lawyer Award. The award recognizes attorneys whose practice has spanned 50 years or more and who adhere to the highest principles and traditions of the legal profession and service to the public.James Morris “Jim” Alsup was born in Patton, in 1937. He grew up in Valley Mills, where he developed an affinity for hard work and a love for the outdoors. He served in the United States Army and thereafter attended the University of Texas. While working his way through law school in Austin, Alsup met the love of his life, Sandra. Jim and Sandy were soon married and, upon Alsup’s graduation in 1964, moved to Midland where Alsup took a position as an assistant city attorney.Alsup soon involved himself in service to others through community groups and church. Alsup joined Lynch, Chappell & Alsup in 1967. He grew in influence professionally and in service to others, becoming a leader in the legal community, in the community at large and in his church.Alsup served the profession tirelessly in multiple capacities. Alsup’s leadership in community service is unparalleled in Midland – a city known for its volunteer spirit. Alsup has served on boards of service organizations too many to name; however, a few include Schreiner University Midland Memorial Hospital and Medical Center, Midland/Odessa Area AIDS Support, Inc., the Scharbauer Foundation and as President of the Midland Petroleum Club.Sandy passed away in February after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. Alsup’s sons, Devin and Jeff along with his wife, Lynn, have blessed Alsup with five grandchildren. Devin practices law in Midland and Jeff is the executive director of the Fasken Foundation, also located in Midland.Alsup is now of counsel to the firm that bears his name and continues a life of service in the community and through his church.The Bar Foundation commissioned an oral history to recognize and preserve the accomplishments of Alsup’s legal career. Additionally, he will be publicly recognized at the Texas Bar Foundation Annual Dinner held on June 22 at the Marriott Marquis in Houston.Founded in 1965 by attorneys determined to assist the public and improve the profession, the Texas Bar Foundation has become the largest charitably-funded bar foundation in the country. The Texas Bar Foundation relies on the contributions of its Fellows to improve the lives of Texans. To date, through the generosity of the Fellows, the Texas Bar Foundation has awarded more than $18 million in grants to numerous organizations across the state.Election to the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation is one of the highest honors that can be bestowed upon a member of the State Bar of Texas, representing the top one-third of one percent of Texas attorneys. Selection is based on an outstanding record in the legal profession as well as proven commitment to support the community at large. For more information about the Texas Bar Foundation, please visit www.txbf.org. WhatsApp
BACOLOD City – A heated argument betweena truck driver and his helper turned bloody in Barangay 1, Sipalay City, NegrosOccidental. Zamora was rushed to the Sipalay City Infirmarywhere the attending physician declared him “dead on arrival.” His helper 30-year-old Maxie Asiro of Barangay Maaslom, Ayungon, NegrosOriental was tagged suspect. According to police investigation, Zamora was in an argument with Asiro when the latter attacked the victim using a bladed weapon around 11 a.m. on Nov. 12. It was not immediately established what triggered the altercation. Asiro, meanwhile, was arrested and nowdetained in the lockup cell of the Sipalay police station. Charges will befiled against him./PN The 40-year-old Gilbert Abrasaldo Zamora – who temporarily resides in Barangay 2, Sipalay City – died of a stab wound on the neck, police said.
Ghana midfielder Mubarak Wakaso could not hold back his tears during his receipt of the Man of the Match award after their Round of 16 shootout loss to Tunisia at the Africa Cup of Nations(Afcon) on Monday night.The Deportivo Alaves man put up an outstanding display at Ismailia Stadium but it was ultimately not enough as the Black Stars crashed out of the tournament 5-4 on penalties, the match having ended 1-1 after extra-time.In normal time, Taha Yassine Khenissi broke the deadlock for Tunisia in the 73rd minute before Rami Bedoui’s own goal in injury time levelled the score for Ghana.“I can’t even describe how we are feeling but the only thing I have is I need to thank my colleagues the whole time for their support,” a sobbing Wakaso said at the presser after receiving his award.“It’s part of the game. I think we need to think about our future – that’s the only thing we can do.“My reason [for being so emotional and weeping in the press conference] was that I thought this tournament was for us due to the hard work we’ve been putting in in every match. “That is the reason why I’m like this right now but still have a future so we need to think ahead.”It was Wakaso’s second Man of the Match award at the tournament after picking up the prize in the last group fixture against Guinea-Bissau too.Ghana will now have to wait until Cameroon 2021 to possibly end what will be a 39-year trophy drought.The Black Stars reached the semi-final at Afcon between 2008 and 2017, making the final in 2010 and 2015.