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11/27/18 05:20 PM #4149    


Judy Maxwell (1971)

Just an FYI......I got the following email from Mr. Summers the principal at SAM HOUSTON:

Summers, Alan L

Greetings, Tigers! 

We are excited to hear that you plan to attend Tiger Open House on December 15th from 2:00-7:00 pm! 

As you may be aware, we will begin the Spring semester on January 7th in our new building.  This means that between now and December 21st (the last day of this semester), teachers and staff will be packing for the move.  I mention this because I want you to be aware that the building will likely appear a bit less orderly than usual as we will be in the midst of the sorting and packing process. 

We will have extra yearbooks from some years as well Sam Spirit Wear available to purchase.  It had been our hope that we would have bricks and locker fronts available on December 15th.  However, we were made aware last week by the construction team that getting bricks and locker fronts while the building is still in use is not going to be possible.  Please do not worry.  We WILL have bricks, locker fronts, and mementos from the gym available for sale to support our scholarship fund by mid-January and will publicize the date and times by emailing everyone who has signed up for the December 15th event and posting on our school website and on Twitter. 

My Reply to him:

Mr.. Summers,
Thanks for the information...I also wanted to thank you for stopping in to say Hello to us when we were there touring. There are several who are interested in getting bricks etc......thanks for keeping us up to date on those items. I also want to mention to you there are several who liked the pavers idea that Roy Mudd mentioned while on tour .......If we sold pavers with past alumni name and year graduated that would be a way to pay for sidewalks and walkways.  One company that does this for fundraisers is "Bricks R US" ....Please let me know if the school would be willing to do a fundraiser like this and I will help get the word out there and help get them sold.
Again thank you for the email and information.
Please let me know who I may contact about the fundraiser.

So we know there will be a delay until January on the items they are selling....If you are interested in getting a paver bought with your name and year of graduation please keep an eye on this site for updates to the schools answer to that.





12/13/18 12:34 PM #4150    


Judy Maxwell (1971)

Hey where is everyone??? No topics you want to mull over?? I am heading to Houston this week-end to get the last of my Christmas shopping done and my Brother is having a Birthday on Saturday the 15th,,,he graduated from Sam also.

The Sam Houston "Open House" tour will be going on Saturday from 2-7 PM. I will try and make it by at some point but I am going to the Vereran's Cemetery for the Laying of the Wreaths. I have a couple of family members buried there and Danny and I always sponser 2 wreaths each year for the ceremony. This year I am also participating in laying wreaths on the graves, So it will be a full week-end of celebration.

Maybe I will run into some of you at the Open House

Be Safe




12/13/18 07:04 PM #4151    

Marilyn Green (Lewellen) (1969)

Just this morning I learned of the passing of another of our alumni family, Lynna Kay Shuffield, class of 1975.  Will post funeral arrangements when I hear.

12/14/18 03:57 PM #4152    


Mary DE Lois Finch (Brown) (1960)

Hi Judy,

Both my parents are buried at the VA Cemetary.  They share 1 grave near the memorial on the circular drive.  My grandson's memorial was there but his mom kept his ashes.  I don't know if there is a plaque for him or not. Who did you contact to volunteer to lay wreaths.  I would love to do that perhaps next year.

12/14/18 04:15 PM #4153    

Kathy Culpepper (Gunderson) (1968)

Judy Maxwell, my sister Shirley and I are going to the open house tomorrow. Hope to see you there.

12/14/18 06:41 PM #4154    

Rita Simms (Bane) (1971)


Hello Judy,I have beeN trying to get well think I finally turned the corner.What time do you think you might be at Sam Houston tomorrow?I would like to see you and Shirley both.Try to get back with me please, I'm not going to stay long for I have way to much to do in 10 days.

12/15/18 06:14 PM #4155    


Todd Applegate (1969)

Well, it’s 5:15 on Saturday the 15th and I’m here at SHHS. Seem the tour had been put off as the new building isn’t ready. They were giving tours of the old building, which I’ve already seen. Heard that the tour is going to be  in February.  If anyone hears something, post it.  Happy Holidays, everyone!


12/15/18 10:26 PM #4156    


Joseph Harris (1974)

So great to see my classmates and childhood friends today at the December 15th tour. 

So many good memories! Handshakes and hugs will never be forgotten!

Happy Holidays to all!

Blessing of love, joy, peace and prosperity to all!

12/16/18 12:03 PM #4157    

Tracy Barton (Hudack) (1987)

Todd I saw you outside under the LBJ tree!

12/17/18 11:25 AM #4158    


Judy Maxwell (1971)

Mary #4153

Wreaths across America is who you can contact. You can go online and volunteer. It is a very rewarding thing for me. I have sponsered wreaths with them for a few years now and this year was part of the laying of the wreaths. We layed 45,000 Saturday!!



12/17/18 11:26 AM #4159    


Judy Maxwell (1971)


You should have called me. I would have met up with ya. I had been to the laying of the wreaths that morning and running errands .....SOrry I messd ya.




12/17/18 12:58 PM #4160    

Rita Simms (Bane) (1971)

Judy it seemed as there was not that much to see or do on this tour.I see you next month at the Happy Hour.Hope Shirley is doing well.

12/19/18 05:28 PM #4161    


Judy Maxwell (1971)


Yes it was the old school tour again and I have been there twice in the last few months. I know with all the bad weather the work is behind schedule and when I got the email about the delay in the sale of items.....Saturday was Bubba's birthday and I also had volunteered to go lay the wreaths at the Veterans Cemetery.....I helped lay 45,000 it was a great program and ceremony and when I finished with that Shirely and I had some running to do.....getting ready for Christmas...I went by the school around 6 and it was pretty much over with then.

Any time you want to meet up with us just call one of us ....I am not always looking at this site or FB....We could have run with you last week-end.

I am coming back on Friday night and we will get with Martha and her family Saturday to do Christmas and them we will be at Shirleys' son's in-laws on Christmas Eve. then Mom's Christmas Day....Give us a shout if you wnat to join us Friday night for supper (Shirley, Bubba and me) Shirley is getting some better.,,, thanks for asking. I wore her out on Saturday.....goinmg from one store to another. We started around Noon and ended up around Midnight.

Looking forward to starting off the new year with the Happy Hour in January.....See you then Rita if not before!!




12/23/18 02:35 PM #4162    


Ruben Garza (1967)

I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year!!! :)

12/24/18 10:33 AM #4163    


Lynda L. Voswinkel (Boehm) (1962)

Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year!

12/25/18 08:24 AM #4164    

Kathy Culpepper (Gunderson) (1968)

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all the Sam Houston Alumni. May you all have a healthy and prosperous new year.

12/25/18 11:59 AM #4165    


Beverly McNease (Boudar Reed) (1968)

MERRY CHRISMAS!!! All praise be to Jesus, Who lowered Himself to be born into this world (which, by the way, He created!) as a mere human... for the sole final purpose of being humiliated and tortured unmercifully and then dying as a sacrifice... IN OUR PLACE... on a cruel rugged cross so that He could offer us the free gift of having our sins forgiven and the promise of life eternal in heaven with Him... if we only believe. Thank you, Lord Jesus!

12/25/18 12:05 PM #4166    

Glenna Chandler (Banano) (1969)

Merry Christmas to all. My home room teacher was Mrs. Alger. Anyone from her class.?

12/26/18 10:50 AM #4167    

Rusty Koch (1971)

Looking for any of you that have a better memory than I do. I went to Fonville prior to Sam so the years would have been around 1965-1968. During that time I took drafting for three years from a man whose name that I just cannot remember. He had a dark room set up in the front part of the room and an old timey printing press in the back. He also had another class out in the shacks where we did ceramics, leather working, jewelry, glass, copper, etc. My wife and I were watching PBS this morning about craftsman type schools around the country and memories of the things I got to learn in his class.

Any of you remember him or the things you got to learn from him that few kids get to learn nowadays?

12/26/18 03:44 PM #4168    

Robert Woodall (1967)

TO Rusty Koch, I remember a drafting teacher named R.D. Latham. Could that be him.

12/26/18 04:01 PM #4169    


Caren Reynolds (Cates) (1965)


Thank you for the beautiful Christmas greeting and the reminder that Jesus is the Reason for the Season!!

Merry Christmas, Tigers, and blessings to you in 2019!


12/26/18 04:33 PM #4170    

Rusty Koch (1971)

Thanks Robert but Mr. Lathom isn't the guy I'm trying to remember. 

12/26/18 04:54 PM #4171    

Nancy Harantcavage (1969)

Latham was at Sam Houston Fall1966-Spring1969.  He was my homeroom teacher during that time.

12/26/18 06:27 PM #4172    


Ruben Garza (1967)

Rusty I had the same teacher in Fonville. I took his drafting class and you describe the room perfectly. I developed pictures in that dark room and made business cards for my Dad on the printing press. He was right down the hall from my Homeroom teacher, Mr. McCullers and across the hall from Mr. Fuller who was my english teacher. Unfortunately there are no yearbooks in Junior High school or we could look up his name. I don't recall it right now but it may come to me later. Good luck!

12/26/18 08:48 PM #4173    

Carole Carson (1967)

Hi Beverly,

Re post 4166

Your sweet words remind us He is the LIGHT OF THE WORLD. That is why we celebrate Christmas using so many lights. On trees, inside and outside our homes, around windows, on roof tops. IN HIM THERE IS NO DARKNESS. Your words describe  Him so accurately. He has been our HEALER, OUR PROVIDER, OUR GUIDE  AND THE LIFTER OF OUR HEADS.   

We can praise and thank Him for allowing us to be born in a great free country where we received such an excellent free public education at SHHS. So many inspiring , kind and dedicated teachers helped me and many others to achieve goals in life by guiding us through some turbulent teenage years. And many friends who espoused His ways have remained in my heart over time. You were/are His hands and feet here on this earth. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you!

Because of Grace,

Carole Carson ‘67


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