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05/14/19 12:57 PM #4377    


Dolores Loocke (Ross) (1959)

Does anyone have a good picture of the front of SHHS, before it was remodeled, that shows the front porch? I have searched the web, but have not found one.  I spent many an hour on that front porch, waiting for the bell to ring to begin the day. The photos in the yearbooks (I have1956-1960) do not show a good shot of the front porch. If you have one, would you be so kind as to scan and share it on this forum?  I would much appreciate it.

I am sorry to hear of Jerry Evans' death.  He was such an integral part of the activities at Sam during my years there.    .


05/14/19 10:25 PM #4378    


Sherri Cosgrove (Drake) (1964)

#4377      In response to Delores Locke (Ross) Don't know if this will post or not.   I haven't tried to post a photo in the forum/messages here.   but her goes I will try.  this was from the 1962 annual ...I looked in the '62 and the '63....and this was the only thing I could find that I think you might be talking about. 



05/14/19 10:58 PM #4379    


Dolores Loocke (Ross) (1959)

Sherri, You are so sweet to take the time to research this  I have saved the photo in my album  Thank you so much  Dolores


05/15/19 07:33 AM #4380    


Sherri Cosgrove (Drake) (1964)

#4379  Delores, You're welcome... wish I could have found others...but that was all I found.  that showed that part the best. 

05/15/19 09:34 AM #4381    


Eugene Knox (1972)

Delores #4377

I did look at my yearbooks, and the '71 book has two color photos, that are almost what you are looking for, but kinda misses the mark.   I do want to add, that you can view most yearbooks from 1959, 60s and 70s yearbooks on  I think you might have to joint that site to view yearbooks, but maybe not.  Open the link and find yearbooks.   you have to select TX, then "H" Houston, the school by selecting "S", then you can look at all the years that they have copied.  Again, they don't have all of them, but you can spend a lot of time looking up old friends before you realize how much time has gone by!  lol

05/15/19 03:26 PM #4382    


Judy Maxwell (1971) does have a copy of the past yearbooks. If you go to and look at yearbooks. The 1958 yearbook has some pictures of the old front of SAM.  I was just on there and could see the pictures and there was no charge to look.....


05/15/19 04:00 PM #4383    


Dolores Loocke (Ross) (1959)

Judy,  Thanks.  I have the '58 yearbook, which does have shots of the building, but not quite what I am hoping to find.  I would love to have a frontal shot of the front porch and entry.  I will check out classmates.  I was a  member, at one time, but did not renew my membership. Thank you for looking for me.

Anyone happen to have a snapshot that you can share?  Thanks in advance. 


05/15/19 05:42 PM #4384    


Dolores Loocke (Ross) (1959)

Thanks for all of the help.  I have been searching the yearbooks on Classmates.  Success!  Here are the best ones. 

05/16/19 01:13 PM #4385    


Linda Downey (McKnight) (1967)

Yay! I found these last night when I was going through the 1967 yearbook. I couldn’t figure out how to upload these pictures but was going to tell you where to find them! Glad you found them❣️

05/16/19 03:50 PM #4386    


Dolores Loocke (Ross) (1959)


Thank you, Linda. I am sure there is a better way, but I just took a picture, with my iphone, of the computer screen to get the picture into my files. I don’t think classmates will let you print it off of their site. 

I do want to thank everyone for their suggestions. With your help, Mission accomplished! 

05/16/19 05:55 PM #4387    


Judy Maxwell (1971)

This is a picture I found when searching for the fron of the old SAM. See anyone you know?

05/16/19 07:55 PM #4388    


Denise Woodyard (1969)

Calling all Sam Houston '69'ers! It's time to send in your $ for our 50th reuion! We will be ordering food and drinks soon not to mention dessert!  The price per ticket will increase soon, so send your $50 per ticket to: Denise Woodyard  (50th reunion) 2700 Jackson Rd. La Grange, TX 78945  I hope to see you guys there!  If you need information email me at 

05/16/19 10:32 PM #4389    

Carla Lee (Stagg) (1968)

A big thanks to those of you who posted pictures of the Sam Houston High School entrance.  I would have to say that the building was a non-descript generic-type school building.  However, the memories these pictures evoke are priceless to me.  Even though I only attended SHHS for two years, I developed wonderful life-long friendships, and had many happy, unforgettable experiences!  The demolition of our High School cannot eradicate those amazing memories!

05/16/19 10:48 PM #4390    

Shirley Culpepper (Brook) (1970)

Response to #4376  Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Jerry Evans.  Although I did not know him, it saddens me when I hear of the loss of a fellow tiger.  May your memories of him make you smile. Rest in peace Jerry.

Enjoying the discussions of the building, memories, and especially Melrose Park.  Oh the fun times we had there.  Watching the planes was one of my favorites. . Many happy memories of girl scout events and family fun. So glad God gave us the ability to remember all these fun times that make us smile even after all these years. Keep posting.

05/16/19 10:52 PM #4391    

Elizabeth Ann Baranowski (Painter) (1974)

I remembered many a time standing before those steps for the school bell to ring.  Also, sitting on them after lunch.

05/16/19 10:56 PM #4392    

Elizabeth Ann Baranowski (Painter) (1974)

Also, after 1st period, the first floor girls bathroom was filled with smoke!

05/17/19 11:52 AM #4393    

Jacquelin Burnaman (Young) (1972)






Thanks for the Aegis page. Do you know what year it’s from? I was fascinated seeing the old phone exchanges in the ads. OX........ Ours was OX and I remember what a big deal it was when we had to change to numbers. My mother was not pleased. And one ad had a zip code. I thought that came much later. 

Dolores and Sherri, 

Thank you for the pictures,  Very nice memories. I’m really sad to see the old building go but nothing lasts forever.  

05/18/19 10:44 AM #4394    


Caren Reynolds (Cates) (1965)


The Aegis article was from the fall of 1964, featuring class officers for the class of 1965, January and June graduates.

The Hobby Flower Shop on Berry Road made the most fabulous mums.  They were very open to your creative designs, as well.

Wishing a good weekend to all my Tiger classmates!!



05/18/19 11:32 AM #4395    

Diane Grayson (Goloby) (1971)

The Aegis article posted is from 1964. James Slaughter was in my brother Mike Grayson's class, and the caption under the photo said James was a Low-Senior, so that was the 1964-1965 school year. Ahhh, they were so young.


05/18/19 08:34 PM #4396    

Diane Grayson (Goloby) (1971)

I remember some of the girls were stopped as they'd enter the school after the First Bell for Homeroom, and a teacher on morning duty would stop them to measure the length of their skirt if they suspected it was too short!  Some of us were sent to Mrs. Menzenmyer's office.  We had to kneel and she measured from the floor to the hem of the skirt. No more than 6 inches above the knee was allowed!  If the hem was too short, it had to be let out or get sent home. They did this at Fonville as well and PE Miss Johnson wasn't one to mess with. PE Miss Scott had some good ol' Lost and Found clothes for the ones who didn't have enough hem left to let out and avoid being sent home!  Good Ol' Miss Scott!

05/19/19 09:57 AM #4397    

Kathy Culpepper (Gunderson) (1968)

On the hemline issue. Good ole miss Scott made me wear the most aweful striped skirt over my yellow shirt dress that I sneaked out in. My dad also measured our skirt lengths. I was mortified to wear that skirt.

05/19/19 09:59 AM #4398    

Kathy Culpepper (Gunderson) (1968)

We saw Miss Scott at the final gathering at Sam Houston and took pictures. She looks the exact same. I dont know how to add pictures.

05/19/19 11:19 AM #4399    


Patricia Kelly (Sedberry) (1971)


Talking about skirt lenghts reminded me of Lorraine Hyde, may she rest in peace.

She was always one to buck the system, as much as possible.  She was sent home one day for her short skirt, she returned  the next day with a skirt to her ankles. Can you believe she was sent home for wearing a skirt that was to long.  Had to love Lorraine!

05/19/19 09:31 PM #4400    

Nancy Harantcavage (1969)

I always got sent home for short skirts.  Or mom had to bring me different clothes to wear.  I said my skirts are no shorter than other girls, but was told I had more leg sticking out.  She would sometimes make me take out my hem, and I would just go to class and staple it back up.  I would not have wanted to be one of my teachers.  I was terrible in school.

05/20/19 09:24 AM #4401    

Kathy Culpepper (Gunderson) (1968)

I remember the boys getting in trouble for hair length. One biy was told to cut his hair so he shaved his head. Then he had to wear a hat because it was " too short". Too many rules back then. But not enough now.

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