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06/08/19 06:42 PM #4422    


Charlotte Pate (Poole) (1962)


06/09/19 12:55 PM #4423    


Eugene Knox (1972)

Diane Grayson, #4421

That's great news about they are going to do something special with the Sam Houston Lettering, that has stood the test of time up on the building for 60 plus years!   I was wondering if they had anything planned.  Also nice of the construction workers to offer up some bricks.  It seems from previous posts, they realize that the old high school, means so much, to so many...  not just a tear down of some meaningless place...

06/18/19 11:00 AM #4424    


Judy Maxwell (1971)

It's Gone!!!



06/19/19 07:32 AM #4425    

Kathy Culpepper (Gunderson) (1968)

Farewell old friend.
I hope the new school brings good memories to the future Sam Houston Tigers.

06/19/19 08:52 AM #4426    

Randy Lee Pagel (1974)

  I guess I'm never going back to my old school.

06/19/19 12:15 PM #4427    

Lawrence Tracy Lott (1976)

Looks like it came down Monday morning - hope they actually

did save some locker fronts, bricks & the entry parts for posterity.

Tracy Lott

06/19/19 03:29 PM #4428    


Eugene Knox (1972)

Wow Judy, #4424,   i looked this morning, and the construction office, the last "shack" standing, was still there.  Now, it's gone, bulldozed, like it never exsisted.  Truely, all gone...  Kinda like your childhood home, if it has been torn down, it leaves an empty pit.  As much as i disliked my senior year, only the good memories have risin to the surface.  

"So goodbye yellow brick "building" 
Where the dogs of society howl
You can't plant me in your penthouse
I'm going back to my plough"

p.s. you can click on time lapse, and see the whold process all over again.... 

06/19/19 08:48 PM #4429    

Diane Grayson (Goloby) (1971)
This video and song comes to mind. To Sir With Love ~  If you think of To Sam With Love, it reflects how we all feel. I hope it comes through. As the lyrics say, "The time has come, for closing books and long last looks must end...And as I leave, I know that I am leaving my best friend."
Goodbye Old Sam and all who have loved you past and present - 1955 ~ 2019.  "In my mind I know they will still live on and on.." To Sir With Love.

06/20/19 11:40 AM #4430    


Lynda L. Voswinkel (Boehm) (1962)

Diane Grayson (Goloby) 4429

What a perfect song with all the emotions a lot of us feel about our school days. Thank you for posting the song! I have always loved it and it goess so well here.

06/20/19 11:40 AM #4431    


Lynda L. Voswinkel (Boehm) (1962)

Diane Grason (Goloby) 4429

What a perfect song with all the emotions a lot of us feel about our school days. Thank you for posting the song! I have always loved it and it goess so well here.

06/20/19 12:18 PM #4432    


Judy Maxwell (1971)

Kathy # 4425

I know I have memories there good and bad.... All part of life and what made us who we are today.

Randy # 4426

Keeping your memories of SAM helps it live on...... and go see the new school.

Tracy #4427

Not sure about what they may have kept  ~  I know some of us have already gotten bricks. Last time I heard from Andrew Monzon they have sometinhing in the works for November.

Eugene #4428

Yes with all the talk of Bricks,,, Elton's song is very fitting, as is Diana's #4429 comments on to SIr with Love. Funny I kept watching for that last shack to go. I will have to check out the date but there are 2 pictures that show Shirley my sister sttting in her car on Tidwell watching what they were tearing down at the time. The camera takes a picture every ten minutes so we were talking on the phone and she was going by there I told her it was about time for a picture to take so she stopped.  I canstill see my childhood home and all the others I grew up by on Lakewood that are not gone so I will try and keep the image af SAM too, We will all have to keep sharing our memories of it.

Diane # 4429

I remember that show and yes that is song is very fitting. I will always remember the show Room 222 also, that was my homeroom number.




06/20/19 07:19 PM #4433    

Diane Grayson (Goloby) (1971)

As I played that song, I was on Oxblue and the calendar clicked back to April 1 and March. The whole building was there, looking sturdy and clean and strong. Like going back in time.

07/11/19 04:10 PM #4434    


Judy Maxwell (1971)

Hi Everyone...

Hope your summer is going well and you are keeping cool!

Have any of you been on the OxBlue camera in the last few days? I am trying to figure out what they are getting ready to build on the right hand side just past the building...Not sure if it is going to be a builiding or maybe tennis courts?? Take a look and let me know what ya think.

Any news or gatherings coming up??




07/12/19 04:02 PM #4435    


Mary Frances Bingham (McGEE) (1970)

Post 4434 Judy Maxwell

How do you get on OXblue camera


07/13/19 11:27 AM #4436    

Donna Kaye Morgan (Weinberg) (1974)

Post 4435

07/13/19 02:03 PM #4437    

Diane Grayson (Goloby) (1971)

On the oxblue camera, you can click on the date and choose what month you want to see the school. In April, it was still there. Most Recent shows what's there now - dirt being built up to design the Field House and sports field.

Also, there's a neat Time Lapse - just click on Time Lapse and it shows the old football field area being built up into the new Sam Houston and switches to the old 3 story building, gym, shacks, etc from its glory to demolition in steps, to future Field House. It goes in fast motion and it's interesting to see.

The crews on site are well aware that we are watching and they respect our love for the school and have kept in mind our wishes to remember good Old Sam. They said we will all be Proud!

07/15/19 02:58 PM #4438    


Charlotte Pate (Poole) (1962)


07/16/19 05:01 PM #4439    

Charles Ellis (1969)

~ Wounder if they will have a putting green for the Golf Team?????

07/17/19 04:32 PM #4440    

Jerry Diver (1961)

Hard to believe our old school is gone. Had a lot of good memories there.

07/17/19 04:35 PM #4441    


Judy Maxwell (1971)

Mary 4435 ~

Hope you were able to get on Oxblue site with the link posted. it is neat to go in and check out what they are doing, Plus with me not being in Houston anymore I can click on it and check the weather out. My sister Shirley (class of 70 with you) lives near the school ~ too bad i can't see her house from it. There are 2 pictures of her on Tidwell driving past the school.






07/18/19 11:20 AM #4442    


Mary Frances Bingham (McGEE) (1970)



Judy #4441 

I have not tried my husband was put in the hospital with chest pain and is having to have heart surgery and have not had time to check it out.  Hopefully I will soon I will let you know



07/24/19 04:11 PM #4443    


Judy Maxwell (1971)

Mary, #4442

Oh NO!! Sorry to hear that. Prayers for him and for you. How is he doing?? Sorry I am just now seeing this! Please keep us posted on his status!!





07/26/19 06:27 PM #4444    


Lynda L. Voswinkel (Boehm) (1962)

For Class of 1962

Sam Houston 1962 "girls" are invited to share memories on Wednesday, August 14th. We will have a Brunch at 10:30 a.m. until? at 5911 Southern Hills Drive, Houston, 77069. This is in the Willowbrook Mall area of Houston. Hope to see lots of grads- please RSVP by August 10th at 830-837-2211. Estelle Mason Hudson


07/31/19 08:57 AM #4445    

Terry Largent (1970)

Would someone please re post the info for the 1970, 50 year reunion. some how I have lost it.

Thanks so much.

08/07/19 02:39 PM #4446    


Judy Maxwell (1971)

Hey Terry,

Did anyone respond to your request for 1970 reunion info?? I have not seen anything on 70, I know 69 has been planning for theirs. Let me find out and I will let you know...






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