Texas 2 - - -
The Texans have outgrown their web page and are now on "Round 2".
To see the 1st Texas page covering two years of events, click here: Texas
Summer 2010 - Congrats to George & Janice Matar, Al Mukhtar & Mukhtara bil Mahjar,
for reaffirming their wedding vows 32 years after their first "I DO"
Ceremony took place at Dayr Mar Elias and reception at Alsad Restaurant in Shweir
You are an inspiration to us all.
Many more pictures on FaceBook at:
Sent: Sunday, June 07, 2009 6:17 AM
Subject: Family Graduations
I have been fortunate and very happy this year.
Couple of weeks ago my older grandson Mathew ( Ziad's son) graduated from college with Honors and Yesterday My older granddaughter Azlyn (Lina's daughter) graduated from high school.
congratulation to both and 3a'abal al Jamee3
Habib Nacol [mailto: cvnacol at aol dotcom]
Sent: Monday, December 10, 2007 7:10 AM
week was a particularly happy one for me because I had a chance to go see my
daughter's graduation and visit with my son David and his fiancee Katie. George
told me that he sent to you a couple of pictures of the envent and wanted me to
give you a brief educational resume on Emily Catherine so that we can share our
joy with you and with our Shweir family.
She has a BA from Wellesley College, Master of Philosophy from Cambridge, England, another MA from U. of Chicago as well as a PhD. Currently she is teaching at Brown University where she has a post graduate fellowship. Her mom, brother and I are so very proud of her!
Hope you are doing well and God bless you for all you do,
Congratulations to Sarah & Michael Matar on their marriage
on June 24, 2006 in Houston TX. To view picture album, click here.
From: Matar, Nabil [mailto: Nabil.Matar (at) premcor dot
Sent: Monday, October 17, 2005 6:44 AM
Here some pictures about the aftermath of Sit Rita. Some of these pictures were taken around my house, also there is two pictures of My daughter Nadia's and My Sister Nora's houses. Over all we were so lucky that our houses still standing.
Any way, we are very thankful to all of our friends who either called or email us. In particularly the Shweir. com family and the friends who contacted us from back home and they were many. As for my dear friends and classmates who contacted us, Ma3ali Alwazeer Bechara Merhij, Dr Wajih Sawaya, Mr. Rafic Saliba, Mr. Habeeb Sawaya and last but not least my big buddy Mr. Riad Khuneiser. , I would say to them; Guys you are the greatest classmates a person could ever have
Also a special thank to our new and great friend Mrs Nadia Benab who was so generous with here support.
Ya Nadia words are not enough to express our appreciation. you really are a special and classy lady. I hope one day soon we get to meet you in person. Again thanks and god bless you all.
picture 48 in front of my house before
picture 72 and 74 after
picture 82 my sister Nora's house
picture 85 my daughter Nadia's
Nabil E. Matar
Thank you Nabil Matar for sending the pictures...
Congratulations to Deacon Habeeb M. Nacol,
on his Ordination as Abouna Elias in Beaumont, Texas
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Deacon Habeeb "Elias", on behalf of the people of Shweir, in Shweir and all around the world and
the Shweir.com family,
we extend our heartfelt congratulations to you and your family and congregation on this momentous occasion.
Happy Thanksgiving 2003
I think it is an American Tradition, but it is a great one. Tomorrow we
celebrate Thanksgiving in the USA. This is one of my favorite Holidays.
You can think of it as a Holy occasion, or any way you want to perceive it, fact we all have a lot to be thank for.
I am thankful for Lebanon the place I was born and raised I am thankful for
the parents that deprived themselves from so many things to afford raising the
I am thankful for my brothers and sister, they are the best
I am thankful for the USA for opening its arms and offering me the Chance to make something out of myself.
I am thankful for Crystal Beach, where I first layed eyes on my Wife :D :D she was so cute in that pink Bikini :D
I am thankful for my wife and the great 27 + 2 years of being my love and closest friend
I am thankful for my Children they truly are the apples of my eyes
I am thankful for all the friends I have accumulated over the years they truly have made my life so much richer... Alfred, you know you are my very special friend
I am thankful for the person that took my Wallet last summer. The Compassion I received was overwhelming, it proved to me that I was indeed among great family and friends in Lebanon.
As for our departed friends and relatives,
I thank the lord for having them in my life, even for the shortest time the impressions they left will always be with me. May they all rest in peace.
And finally I am thankful for this Web page for it has introduced me to so many warm and wonderful people through out our small planet. We maybe far apart but we are united by a click of mouse...Does it get any better than that?
You have the best and Happiest Thanksgiving Ever
Matars and Habibs at Cafe Lili in Houston Texas
That is the encore after meeting in Dhour Shweir last August...
Thank you George for sending the pictures.
BY SHERRI GERTZMAN
There's something strange about watching Highland Park junior Jeff Schechtman on the tennis court, and it has nothing to do with his moves or the way his opponents show frustration as his lead grows.
It's the racket that's causing a lot of the racket.
Schechtman is the No. 2 seed for the state meet that begins today at sites through the northwest suburbs.
The racket in question is The Handler, a two-handled racket created by physicist/mechanical engineer/tennis professional Elie BouKheir.
BouKheir, who is ranked No. 1 in Texas for players 50 and over, was playing for the Davis Cup team in the late 1970s when he developed severe tennis elbow and left the game. BouKheir went to graduate school for physics and engineering.
"Companies are making rackets at lower weight, but you need mass and counterbalance,'' BouKheir said. "With a single shaft, if you have any off-center hits, you need to use a force grip and your own power.''
So with this theory, BouKheir developed a racket that reduces the energy that goes into the hand and arm, making it easier on the body, because it forces you to face the target instead of having to twist. The end result is a racket that will most likely prolong a player's ability to play and reduce the threat of back injuries and tendinitis.
The Handler passed Inter-national Tennis Federation regulations, and Schechtman brings a letter with him everywhere he plays.
With Schechtman's 26-2 record and sectional title so far this season, it's hard to argue with the success it has brought him. He began playing regularly with it just before the start of this season. His coach, however, is not sold.
"He ended the summer ranked No. 3 in the Midwest 16-under,'' Highland Park coach Steve Rud-man said. "He's getting stronger and he's becoming tougher, his confidence is very high and he's become a dangerous player--I think the racket is more an oddity, and I think what's changed is he's hitting the ball harder.''
The racket is manufactured by Enotek.
Already this season, Schechtman has defeated the players seeded 3-4: Glenbrook North's Ryan Heller, the defending state champion, and New Trier's Ryan Preston. He beat neither last season.
West Aurora senior Joey McWil-liams is the No. 1 seed. Glenbrook South's Nik Cromydas, Lake Forest's Drew Eberly, Palatine's Brian Hanus and Wheaton South's Jeremy Sonkin are seeded 5-8.
In doubles, Bloomington's Tim Link and Oscar Beich are the No. 1 seeds, and Hinsdale Central's Andy Lockhart and J.T. Newlin are No. 2.
Lake Forest, the favored team, is led by sophomores Matt Bruch and Alex Lambropoulos
Easter - Palm Sunday - 2003
From: Matar, Nabil
Sent: Monday, April 28, 2003 12:50 PM
To: 'Kenicer, Anwar'; 'Matar George';
Here some pictures taking of our the Easter in South East Texas.
We are not talking of an Easter in Dayr Mar Elias but for the time being it will do.
George, would you like to add to what I said?
From: Nabil Matar [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Sunday, April 20, 2003 1:49 PM
Anwar, Here some pictures of our Palm Sunday
Crayfish Fest in Texas
It is with pleasure that we start the New "Texas 2" web page with a very happy and special occasion:
Leila, daughter of
George & Janice Matar,
Weds Chris, son of Alfred & Maria Moujaes
FYI - Leila designed our Shweir.com logo above and is the daughter of Al Mukhtar & Al Mukhtara bil Mahjar;
Chris is the son of Maria & Alfred Moujaes who is Al Mukhtar's best friend since childhood...
Chris started a successful IT company with many employees while at the University...
Leila and Chris and the Matar and Moujaes families.
See you in Shweir this Summer? :-)
Below are some communications before and after the wedding: Enjoy
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