A boy, Gabriel Xavier Cortez, was born on May 30, 2007, to Josiah and Kristi Cortez of Stephenville at Harris Methodist Erath County Hospital.

He weighed 6 pounds and 7 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long.

Welcoming him home are two brothers, Dillon and Elijah.

Grandparents are Sabino and Richey Cortez, Neldia Fowler, and the late Lloyd Fowler.

Great-grandparents are Sabino and Romona Cortez.


A girl, Allyson Susan Foster, was born on April 2, 2007, to Jason and Christi Foster of Stephenville at Harris Methodist Erath County Hospital.

She weighed 7 pounds and 12 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.

Welcoming her home are two brothers, Jacob Matthew Foster, 4, and Christopher Andrew Foster, 2.

Grandparents are Marty and Pat Wrinkle of Stephenville, Mark and Eileen Foster of Granbury, and the late Susan Foster.


A girl, Gracelyn Kay Melton, was born on May 24, 2007, to Mike and Ronda Melton at St. Davidís Medical Center in Austin.

She weighed 9 pounds and 3 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long.

Welcoming her home are Ashton, Colton, Hunter, and Tristan.

Grandparents are Cisco and Nita Kay Brown of Austin, and the late Jewle Edward and Ula Mae Melton of Anton.

Great-grandparents are Utah and Thelma Dickerson of Weslaco.


A girl, Christi Lynn Parrish, was born on April 29, 2007, to Josh Parrish of Austin and Misty Kilcrease of Stephenville at Lake Granbury Medical Center.

She weighed 6 pounds and 7 ounces and was 19 inches long.

Grandparents are Eugene and Dawna Battenfield, Doug and Jodi Kilcrease, David and Sandy Springer, Lance Parrish, and Faith Zimmerman.

Great-grandparents are Louise Steele and the late James O. Steele, the late Alex and Marilyn Kilcrease, Yvonne Russell and the late Lowell Russell, Beverly Morrow, and Harry Parrish.

Aunts are Krystal and Marilyn Kilcrease, Kasey and Cheyenne Parrish, and Sarah Cannons.

Uncles are the late Christopher M. Zimmerman and Joe Cannons.

Cousins are Jacob and Dylan Blanken and Abby Cannons.


A girl, Caitlyn Emily Willis, was born on May, 23, 2007, to Dr. Ray and Letitia Willis of Lubbock at Covenant Lakeside Medical Center in Lubbock.

She weighed 7 pounds and 14 ounces and was 22 inches long.

Grandmothers are Noel Martin of Hico and Martha Spoonts of Dublin.

Great-grandmothers are Eva Thomas and Ruth Martin both of Hico.