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08/24/19 07:17 PM #4452    

Barbra Genie Carroll (Smith) (1962)

I think it was 1956.


08/25/19 09:00 AM #4453    

 

Eugene Knox (1972)

yeah Barbra, I believe you are correct.  I looked it up and it reads new location (9400 Irvington) 1955, so school year '55/'56.   The first yearbook on IrvingtonBlvd you can view on classmates.com is the '58 one.   


08/25/19 11:43 AM #4454    

 

Ruben Garza (1967)

Samuel Baker  SHHS Class of 1968 passed away on August 18, 2019. He leaves his wife Susan and one daughter. He served as a Houston Police Officer and retired after 28 years in 2004. He attended Fonville Jr. High. He was a good friend. RIP Sammie.


08/25/19 11:54 AM #4455    

 

Judith Dunson (Satterwhite-Hilliard) (1961)

Pretty sure it was 1956.  My sister (Doris Ann Dunson) was to be a senior that year and was given the choice to stay at Reagan or graduate at Sam - she (of course) chose Reagan. I and my brother, Bill Dunson, graduated at Sam Houston.  I played a trumpet in the drum & bugle corps and have great memories of that time of my life.  We lived on E. Rogers Street (1 block south of Tidwell, 1 block west of Airline).  Our parents sold our home and moved north to 1960 in the mid-70's.  THANK YOU FOR SHARING THIS VIDEO.  WOW - BLAST FROM THE PAST.  


08/26/19 08:16 AM #4456    

 

Eugene Knox (1972)

Judith,  thanks for that info!  You've answered a question that i was wondering,  where the northsiders went, before SHHS opened in 55/56.  In my old hood off Irvington and the loop, the older kids went to Jeff Davis.  SHHS, was then Central High School, downtown until '55.  So it makes perfect sense that your sis went to Reagan.  btw...my street, one block outside of the loop, is exactly the same distance to Jeff Davis, or Sam Houston.  Also, i read where you grew up, and i have good friends that grew up off Veenstra, just opposite E.Rogers.  So happens, i am having a lucheon with two of them next month on my next trip down. 


08/26/19 09:42 AM #4457    

 

Rick Faircloth (1966)

I had a cousin A.R.Ginn who  was in the first class at the new SHHS that opened in 1955.  The boundary line between  SHHS and Davis was crosstimbers. As he lived outside theboundary line they allowed any student currentlt at jeff Davis to attend the new SHHS. However, later his younger brother  by 4 years wanted to start SHHS  like his older brother. He tried to go to SHHS becasue his grandmother lived 2 blocks inside the boundary line so he used her address. He only lasted about 1 week when they found  out  and he had to transfer to Jeff Davis.  


08/26/19 10:47 AM #4458    

Diane Grayson (Goloby) (1971)

I'm not sure if it was posted before, but I wanted to let our class of '71 know that Vanessa Bennett passed away July 18. She lived in Longview, TX. She will be dearly missed. She was a SHHS Houstonette. I am posting her obituary.

https://www.news-journal.com/obituaries/vanessa-bennett-sprott/article_05d0c4c0-f3c6-5fe5-8f2d-6482da0c0d1b.html


08/27/19 10:42 AM #4459    

 

Dolores Loocke (Ross) (1959)

Sam Houston opened midterm 1956. I entered in High 9th and graduated in June 1959. A R Ginn was in my class. Nice guy. 


08/27/19 12:48 PM #4460    

 

Judy Maxwell (1971)

Eugene, #4461: Thanks for sharing the link to the parade. I was 4 at that time so I don't thnk I was at the parade. Although we went to a lot of the parades held downtown. It was neat to see all the old cars on the street. The uniforms stayed about the same over the years. I loved that they had a tank in the parade.

Ruben #4454: Sorry for the loss of your firend Samuel Baker ~ R.I.P. Sam

Diane # 4468: Thanks for letting us know about Vanessa Bennett ~ I din't rememberit being on here. R.I.P. Vanessa

 

 

 


08/27/19 01:33 PM #4461    

Travis King (1958)

Rick Faircloth, i went to Sam with A.R. The first class at Sam was 1956.I graduated at age 17 in 1958.

08/28/19 11:25 AM #4462    

Carole Carson (1967)

Hi Ruben, 

You may not remember me but I was in elementary school with Sammy Baker. I remember he was always smiling ! He seemed like a very happy little guy.  I guess that is what got him through 28 years in the force. Such special bonds were made in our young lives that it is always good to know when one of us has our homegoing. You feel something even if you haven’t seen  them in a while. I hope that means there is still some live in our hearts. Thank you for that, Jesus. I appreciate your letting us know. Can pray for his family. 

Because of Grace, 

Carole Carson


08/28/19 11:53 AM #4463    

Diane Grayson (Goloby) (1971)

Anyone who missed the school being demolished or seeing it before demolision can get on oxblue sam houston and click on the calendar in the upper left corner. Set it at about April 1 and you can see it all in one piece. For awhile you could click on timelapse and it would run through in fast-motion the building of the new school, to the tearing down the old. Looks like they're working on the field house and athletic field. Gonna look nice.


09/19/19 08:23 PM #4464    

Charles Ellis (1969)

~ What is the staus of the Class of 1969 Reunion scheduled for  9/20 &9/21 2019. ?????

Due to storm damage, especially on the northside of town, near the IAH airport, some roadways may be impassable. Are the Venues still open & undamaged?????

Storm is expected to continue through tomorrow at least.

Please advise stastis here for all to see.........

Thanks/

CGE III


09/20/19 09:31 AM #4465    

Margaret Jackson (Graeff) (1969)

 

I had three messages this morning asking if we were going to postpone or cancel our 50th high school reunion which begins tonight at the Meet and Greet at the hotel. There was concern that the venues would not be accessible due to water on the roadways. I have been in contact with the hotel and they have assured me that the hotel is completely accessible. There is still water that has accumulated on the roadways in the area, but with no rain overnight the water has gone down considerably and should not pose a problem for the Meet and Greet this evening. Further, Denise was in contact yesterday with the venue where the reunion will be held tomorrow evening and it, too, was accessible.  With that said, however, please exercise caution and if you do encounter high water, please turn around. See you this evening at 7 pm.  

 

 

 


09/20/19 09:40 AM #4466    

Michial Lawrence (1969)

I don't know how many people know this.  There is a very deep dip in the road from the hotel to the reunion venue.  If there is any high water that area could very wewll be many feet under water.  To get from the hotel to the reunion venue, you would have to drive north on I45 to a cross street (maybe even as far as 1960) then down on 59 to get to the reunion.  Then reverse the course to get back to the hotel.  I forone do not wish to try and traverse this flooding and other high water.  Therefore I will sit this reunion out.  After all we have had nearly a week of daily rain, some of it extremely heavy.  Perhaps I will be able to see you folks at the next reunion, if we have any more.  This reunion should have been rescheduled due to the heavy rains and street flooding.  I am sorry that I will miss seeing some of my high school friends.


09/20/19 11:58 AM #4467    

David Kent (1969)

Even if access is clear around the venue, what about getting there from your home? Sorry to miss it but it’s too much of a risk.


09/20/19 03:22 PM #4468    

 

Judy Maxwell (1971)

Well most of you know me from this forum if nothing else so you know I have to throw in my 2 cents on the 69 reunion.....

It is a shame after all the planning that has gone into this reunion that the storm had to hit and rain for a week. Also raining there today......A reunion is important BUT not as imprtant as your life!!! PLEASE use caution if you plan on going.

It is true the Venues may be clear around them but to get to them may not be. They may also be telling you that so they get you there. ALSO you don't know what it may do once you get there. For example: Yesterday my sister Shirley left her house at 9 am to go 7 miles to her doctor for her broken foot thearpy which took about 30-40 minutes for the treatment. She got back home at 5:31 PM due to it raining while at the doctor.....She tried several routes and could not get through, she spent most of the day sitting at the Sear parking lot on Shepherd and Crosstimbers. She even called her road side service for a wrecker to take her and her car home (her car was running though) They told her they would send a wrecker BUT it would be a 6 hour wait  for them. She booked not knowing what else to do. Then she and I started calling around to see what roads were passable she (thank the LORD) made it home. SO my point is we never know from one minute to the next what may happen with this storm. I am sitting here in Lovelady with rain pourind down also due to the storm.

If you go tonight be careful...Maybe skip tonight and try for tomorrow....Houston is under a flash flood watch untll 7PM tonight that should tell you something right there!!

What ever you choose to do BE SAFE!! 

Judy


09/20/19 04:54 PM #4469    

 

Judy Maxwell (1971)

Received this from Principal Alan Summers:

Hope to see you there!!

I tried to download the flyer he sent but am having trouble so I will put it on here later...In the mean time the school is having a

              "HOMECOMING CELEBRATION AND GRAND OPENING!!

RSVP BY GOING TO: https://forms.gle/NFHpAKiCAMiASrCF7

 

FOOTBALL GAME: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2019 @ DELMAR STADIUM  7:00 pm

TICKETS $6.00 presale  https://gofan.co/SamHoustonTigers

 

GRAND OPENING CEREMONY:  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2019 @ SAM HOUSTON MSTC GYM 2:00-3:00 PM   NO COST

 

HOMECOMING DANCE FOR STUDENTS & ALUMNI

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2019 @ SAM HOUSTON MSTC COMMONS  7:30 PM - 11: 00 PM

$2.00 CURRENT HOUSTON MSTC ENROLLED STUDENT, $7.00 PER ALUMNI & GUEST

 

COMMEMORATIVE ITEMS WILL BE ON SALE FROM THE OLD SAM HOUSTON BUILDING AT THE GRAND OPENING AND DURING THE HOMECOMING DANCE............BRICKS ~ GYM FLOOR KEYCHAINS ~ LOCKER FRONTS.....

 

Ok so Starting Thursday night October 31, at football game and ending Friday night at 11;00 PM school dance. So get your staduim seats ready for a Tiger football game then a Grand opening and followed up with a DANCE....So get your dancing shoes ready TOO!!    SEE YOU THERE~~

JUDY 

 

 


09/20/19 05:53 PM #4470    

 

Charlotte Pate (Poole) (1962)

THAT'S GOOD NEWS, JUDY.  FINALLY, WE CAN PURCHASE A MEMORIAL SOUVENIOR  AFTER ALL THESE MONTHS.   TO ALL THE ALUMNI THAT DON'T HAVE BRICKS, ETC.   PLEASE MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO COME ON NOVEMBER 1ST BETWEEN 2:00 PM AND 3:00 PM TO GET WHICHEVER ITEM THEY WANT OR GET A  PERSON TO DO IT FOR YOU.   I'M COMING EARLIER TO GET WHAT I WANT.   SURELY, HOUSTON WILL BE DRIER BY THEN.   I'M SO HAPPY.


09/20/19 06:41 PM #4471    

Charles Ellis (1969)

~ Thank you to all whom took the time to repy ~

I agree this should have been resceduled due to the storm ~

Tuesday, it took me from 4pm to 8pm to go from KEMAH

Hwy 146 & 518 to my home in Memorial.

Staying off the freeways, which were impassable, due to high water and collisions betwen vehicles.

It was like flying inside a light bulb.

I have flown in bad weather, but that white knukle drive home last Tuesday, topped even the worst.

At least the other team, in the pointy hats, were not shooting at me this time.

STAY SAFE, STAY ALIVE, STAY HOME.

After dark, those of you not farmiiar with the area, will experiance difficulty navigating the roadways.

BE AWARE OF ANY HIGH WATER.

Perhaps, we should all learn a little lesson from this.

Thanks/

CGE III


 


09/20/19 11:25 PM #4472    

Robert Hinson (1969)

It was nice to see many of our friends from the classes of 1969 and others for the first part of our reunion. I hope to see many more tomorrow at the get together tomorrow night. 


09/21/19 10:15 AM #4473    

Carol A Pfeffer (Patterson) (1969)

Class of ‘69 kicked off their 50th Reunion in fine style last night.  Though it was rainy upon arrival, it didn’t dampen the Tiger spirit.  Great times reuniting with classmates and looking forward to this evening:  Good food, dancing to the Fab Five, reminiscing and catching up on 50 years!


09/21/19 10:16 AM #4474    

Margaret Jackson (Graeff) (1969)

Thank you to everyone who came to the Class of 1969 Meet and Greet last night at the hotel. We had approximately 80 - 100 people there. The hotel was so nice to us and the food was great. I had such a great time seeing everyone and renewing old friendships.  

I have seen that several people are concerned about flood waters.  I drove from downtown Houston yesterday all the way to Sam Houston Parkway and then drove to the venue and then to the hotel and never saw even a puddle of water.  Bruce Whitten, who was a first responder for many years, also drove the route between the venue and the hotel and there are no floodwaters.  Hope to see everyone tonight!  

 

 

 

 

 


09/21/19 10:42 AM #4475    

Carol A Pfeffer (Patterson) (1969)

I will add that we came in from Montgomery through Conroe to pick someone up and did not see any high water.


09/21/19 12:48 PM #4476    

Charles Ellis (1969)

Funny, no one else went through the downpour, @ Sam Houston Tollway & I-45 @ 7pm last night.

It was so bad I turned back. Looking farther east, it only got blacker.......

A big dip on the feeder @ the Tollway & I-45 fills quickly with water every storm.

IF it stays clear & dry, it may be doable today.

Why were these remote venues selected anyway?

A more central location, would have been better for all.

Thanks/

CGE III


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