Gwen and Jonna Thompson didn't know if they could afford another mortgage, so a Habitat for Humanity home was not just a home. It was an answer to prayer.Gwen Thompson, a Fort Worth resident who became a Habitat for Humanity homeowner in 2001, said Habitat for Humanity provided an opportunity for a fresh start.
"We needed affordable decent housing, and Habitat gave it to us," Thompson said, "and we are very grateful for it."
Thompson said the house was built by a group of volunteers from Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in Bedford.
Since her graduation from TCU more than 26 years ago, Terri Cain has continued a Horned Frog tradition with her children.Cain, a secretary for the athletics department in the Justin Athletic Center, is part of a household where purple is the color of choice. Cain has three children: a daughter who graduated from TCU's nursing program in December 2004, a son who is a senior business major and a daughter who will attend TCU in fall 2006.
A sunrise service sponsored by University Ministries will be held Easter morning on the Sadler Hall lawn, said an administrative assistant for University Ministries.Ann Smith, worship and spiritual life intern for University Ministries, said the service has been a tradition in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) for more than 20 years.
"In our environment here at TCU, we don't do a (Holy) Thursday or a Good Friday because we don't have evening services typically," Smith said. "But it has been a tradition to have a Sunday morning Easter sunrise service," Smith said.
The first Gary Patterson 5K Run/Walk will be held Saturday at Amon Carter Stadium in an effort to help the children of the community and introduce them to TCU, said the secretary treasurer of the Gary Patterson Foundation.Kelsey Patterson, wife of head football coach Gary Patterson and secretary treasurer of the foundation, said the Gary Patterson Foundation was founded in 2005 benefiting children's organizations that include life skills programs, health and family services, and educational programs.
What do political observers on campus think will be the political upshot for former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's pending resignation? It just depends on who you ask.DeLay, who is fighting felony money laundering and conspiracy charges in Texas stemming from contributions made to GOP legislative candidates in 2002, told The Associated Press Tuesday that he will resign sometime before the middle of June.
A judge is ready to dismiss the case of a former TCU track athlete in his attempt to sue the university for a release to transfer to the University of Texas at Austin, the athlete's attorney said.Tom Phillips, an attorney for former TCU athlete Jacob Hernandez, who filed against the university for a release to transfer in May, said an order of dismissal in the case has been passed on to the judge but said he is not sure if the judge has signed it yet.
Phillips said he and J. Shelby Sharpe, another attorney for Hernandez, have exhausted all appeals on Hernandez's behalf.
Service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega is sponsoring a blood drive along with Carter BloodCare this week, giving students a chance to give blood and be screened for bone marrow donorship.APO member Mary Bauman, a junior English major, said APO is sponsoring the drive as one of the fraternity's service projects.
"We get people to donate blood," Bauman said, "because we figure college students are healthy and we have a large base of people to choose from."
Diuedonne Kazabukeye and his family received the keys to their new Trinity Habitat for Humanity home Saturday at the FrogHouse dedication - and when the home is finished, he can use them.Habitat Construction Manager Jamie MacCammond introduced the family to a crowd of volunteers and Habitat personnel.
MacCammond said Kazabukeye and his family are originally from Burundi in Africa. In 1993, they left Burundi because of civil war in the region and went to Tanzania. In May 2004, Kazabukeye and his family left Tanzania to come to the United States.
All the sweat TCU volunteers poured into building a house will pay off Saturday as a family of eight political refugees from Africa receive the keys to their new Habitat for Humanity home.FrogHouse, the official class of 2007 project, has been under construction for the last six weeks and will be dedicated Saturday.
Sumer Jordan, FrogHouse adviser, said Habitat for Humanity wants to commemorate the occasion in the family's life with dedication festivities.
Theatre TCU will stage its first performance of "Misalliance," a comedy by George Bernard Shaw that examines the relationship between children and their parents, tonight at Buschman Theatre.Play director T.J. Walsh said "Misalliance," which was originally written in 1909, remains relevant to the student body today because it illustrates the conflict between generations.
"One of the overriding ideas was the gulf between parents and children, particularly parents and their adult children," Walsh said.
Walsh said he hopes students listen to the ideas in the play.