ANGLETON ALUMNI ASSOCIATION MONTHLY NEWSLETTER DEC 20017

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
STUDENTS: Camaron Allan Hayes ‘13 (11/19/2017); William Timothy “Tim” Myers ‘76 (11/22/2017); Mary Jane Jamison Lewis ’70 (11/25/2017); Perry Paden “Pete” Dawson ’48(11/23/2017); Mary Martinez Pedraza ’62 (11/25/2017); Frank Trevino ’54 (11/24/2017); Mary Katherine Faickney Plummer ’38 (11/26/2017);
Paul Allen Fry ’73 (12/03/17)
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DISTINGUISHED EDUCATORS
In conjunction with Angleton ISD, the Angleton Alumni Association is starting a Distinguished Educator Hall of Fame to honor and recognize the outstanding and memorable retired educators who significantly impacted and made a difference in the lives of Angleton students. Nominees must have worked in education 20 years, with a minimum 10 years in AISD. Nomination forms, which will be available on the AAA website at www.angletonalumni.org, may be made by alumni, former co-workers or community members. They must be postmarked by March 2, 2018. The first recipients will be announced in May.

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI
Nominations for the Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame are due to the Public Information Office at the AISD Administration Office by January 19, 2018.
Nominations are taken from the public each year and then committees made up of campus, community, and alumni members select finalists and inductees. Nominees must have graduated 20 years prior to induction and have made significant contributions in their fields. Forms are available on the Angleton ISD website under Community.

ANGLETON ISD IN THE NEWS
The undefeated Angleton Wildcats will play the undefeated Manvel Mavericks in the 5A State Semifinals at NRG Stadium in Houston on Friday, December 15. The Cats defeated Richmond Foster 41-10 in the regional finals last week. Thousands of Angleton fans have been traveling to cheer on the football squad, which is the second team in school history to get this far in the playoffs.

ALUMNI IN THE NEWS
Emma Lou Vincent O’Bannon ’51 retiring after four decades as children’s librarian for the Angleton Library.
Former Angleton cheerleader Gina Dunn Mayfield ’78 is the mother of Baker Mayfield, the Oklahoma Sooners quarterback who was just named winner of the Heisman Trophy.

GIVING TUESDAY
Food donations and school supplies for Angleton students were delivered to the school district’s distribution center on Nov. 29 by the Alumni Association. School social workers use the center to directly assist needy children in the district.
Alumni Board member Debra Morris ’72 chaired the Giving Tuesday project and collected alumni donations.

MAINTENANCE APPRECIATION LUNCH
To show their appreciation for work maintenance men do for the History Center and grounds, Alumni Board members hosted a home-cooked meal for the Maintenance Department on Dec 6 – smoked brisket, grilled sausage, beans, corn casserole, stuffed jalapenos, potato salad, banana pudding, Cajun cake, pie, brownies and much, much more. “Better than Thanksgiving,” said one of the workers.

NEWSLETTER
If you are not receiving the electronic newsletter and want to do so, please send an email to hendrick.pam@gmail.com with your name and class year.

MEMBERSHIPS
Memberships help support alumni events, scholarships and the History Center. Lifetime memberships are $100 or $150 for couples. Annual memberships are $20 each. Find forms on the AAA website at www.angletonalumni.org, where you can also register and pay online. The Alumni Association is a tax-deductible 501-C group. Questions? Contact membership chairman Sammy Alsobrook at safetysam1csp@yahoo.com.

HISTORICAL NOTES
Dec. 19, 1910 – All Brazoria County teachers meet in Angleton to begin week-long Teachers’ Institute
Dec. 7, 1918 – School board votes that school will be dismissed one week for Christmas and that teachers will not be paid for this week on account of the time lost
during the influenza epidemic.
Dec. 4, 1923 – School paper praises PTA for providing running water and drinking fountains
Dec. 11, 1936 – Undefeated football team loses at regional playoffs, highest teams could advance at the time. This was first year for a lighted football field and start of a Drum and Bugle Corps.
Dec. 20, 1958 – Undefeated Wildcats are first Brazoria County team to play in state football finals. 1,000 Angleton tickets pre-sold and 5 charter buses travel to Waco but Cats lose to Stamford 23-0.
Dec, 2003 – Northside volunteer Dena Bryson and her Wildcat Rangers win national Keep Angleton Beautiful award and travel to Washington, D. C.

YEAR IN REVIEW
The Alumni Association is completing another successful year. In addition to opening the History Center weekly, members:
– Hosted Appreciation Lunches for Administrators and for the Maintenance Department
– Assisted with the Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame reception
– Hosted a 90th birthday party for two retired teachers
– Organized the annual Good Times Reunion for 1937-1967 graduates
– Welcomed new teachers with goodie bags and a History Center tour
– Treated retired teachers to a Yea! No School Today! brunch
– Sponsored a School Supply Drive in August and a Food Drive in November
– Held a reception for families attending the unveiling of the second phase of the Memorial Garden
– Started the first Handbags and Gladrags scholarship luncheon
– Presented six scholarships to 2017 seniors
– Donated $500 to the Angleton Education Foundation to assist with disaster relief for AISD students
-Provided centerpieces for dining area for AmeriCorps volunteers
– Hosted program, tour for the Angleton Women’s Study Forum and Angleton University
-Mailed cards to retired teachers celebrating 80+ birthdays
– Sent out monthly e-mail newsletters
– Did programs for high school students
-Assisted students, community members with research work
-Had tours, receptions for Class of 1967 and for Class of 1977
Thanks to all alumni for your generous support of these projects. Wishing you a great holiday season.

ANGLETON ALUMNI ASSOCIATION BOARD
Officers are John Morgan ‘67, president; Frances Coleman Leist ‘66, vice-president; Linda Winder, secretary; Betty Condry McAfee ’69, corresponding secretary; Dana Alsobrook ‘76, treasurer and Sammy Alsobrook ’69, past president. Board members are Bette Sides Sweeny ’59, Roger Runkel ’57, Murphy Rankin ’67, Katie Jacobson Clegg ’69, Kathy Cooksey ’68, Tracy Holt Delesandri ’80, Luther Goff ’67, Jeanie Newman Gustavsen ’68, Debra Morris ’72, Bridgett Bradford Norris ’75, Isabelle Salazar ’76, Linda Roesler Fox ’67, Sue Neill, faculty, and Bill Schweinle ’59, charter member.

ON THE CALENDAR
Dec. 20, 21 – Journalism students to visit History Center
March 3 – Handbags and Gladrags Scholarship Luncheon

Note: If you have additions or corrections to news items in the AAA newsletter please contact Linda Winder at lwinder4323@att.net. Newsletter is compiled by Linda Winder and AAA members and distributed via e-mail by Pam Hendrick ‘71.

ANGLETON ALUMNI ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER, 2017

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

STUDENTS: Ronald Wayne Pevey ’80 (10/23/2017); Ronnie Sheffield ’74 (10/25/2017); Margaret Ann Powell Land ‘Marshall (10/26/2017); Cathey Mitchell Champlin ’68 (11/01/2017); Arthur Ireland “Dink” Tipton ’45 (11/01/2017); Glenn Goe ’77 (11/01/2917); Patricia Anne Parnell Stoltenberg ’49 (11/07/2017); Lisa Logue Mitchell ’90 (11/09/2017); Billye Jo Jackson Surber ’55 (11/10/2017); (Curley Carter Jr. ’85 (11/13/2017); Adam Frank Barina ‘17 (11/16/2017); Dolores Hernandez Sampson ’58 (11/17/2017);

FACULTY AND STAFF: former elementary teacher Mary Louise Mathis (11/12/2017); special ed worker Laura Bromley Schulz (11/16/2017).

GIVING TUESDAY
As part of the national Giving Tuesday, the Alumni Association is hosting a food drive to support a project started by AISD to assist students outside the classroom.

AISD has set up a storage center at the old Westside campus on Walker. Social workers assisting Angleton students use the center to get food, clothing and school supplies as needed.

Donations will be taken at the History Center from noon until 5 p.m. every Wednesday throughout November. Online donations will be used to purchase additional supplies.

ANGLETON ISD IN THE NEWS
In the first round of 5A playoffs the Wildcats had a decisive 79-14 win over San Antonio Highland and will now play Boerne Champion in San Antonio Nov. 24. The Cats were undefeated in district, scoring 461 points to opponents’ 35. This was Angleton’s fourth undefeated season, with others in 1958, 1981, and 2011.

Head football coach Ryan Roark was recently recognized as the “Winningest Coach in AHS history” with 63 wins since 2011, surpassing the 62 victories made by Coach Dan Gandy from 1973 to 1982.

After qualifying in state competitions, four Future Farmers of America students placed third in the national livestock judging competition at the American Royal Livestock Show in Kansas City.

NEWSLETTER
If you are not receiving the electronic newsletter and want to do so, please send an email to hendrick.pam@gmail.com with your name and class year.

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI
Nominations for the Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame are due to the Public Information Office at the AISD Administration Office by January 19, 2018.

Nominations are taken from the public each year and then committees made up of campus, community, and alumni members select finalists and inductees. Nominees must have graduated 20 years prior to induction and have made significant contributions in their fields. Forms are available on the Angleton ISD website under Community.

DISTINGUISHED EDUCATORS
The Angleton Alumni Association plans to start a Distinguished Educator Hall of Fame to honor and recognize the outstanding and memorable retired educators who significantly impacted and made a difference in the lives of Angleton students. Nomination forms will be available in December.

MEMBERSHIPS
New lifetime members are David Spoor ’70, Debbie Crabtree Spoor ’71, Gaylon Hughes ‘61 and Donna Spoor Lewis ‘68. Memberships help support alumni events, scholarships and the History Center. Lifetime memberships are $100 or $150 for couples. Annual memberships are $20 each. Find forms on the AAA website at www.angletonalumni.org, where you can also register and pay online. The Alumni Association is a tax-deductible 501-C group. Questions? Contact membership chairman Sammy Alsobrook at safetysam1csp@yahoo.com.

HISTORY CENTER NEWS
Christina Landsborough Bitter ’95 and her mother-in-law Frances Bitter transferred 1995 VCR tapes to DVDs.

Recent monetary donations to the History Center were made by Jean Boehm (in recognition of her three children who graduated from AHS); Mary Nell Boyd (in honor of teachers Charlotte Yoes and Marceil Davis); AHS Class of 1958 (in memory of classmate Judy Clegg Peltier ’58) and Charlotte Yoes (in support of History Center projects).

The History Center has now added a 2017 AHS yearbook. Visitors can see books from 1913 to the present.

John Morgan donated a trophy homemade for him in 1974 by Toby Lewis ’76 on behalf of the Storm Squad football team Morgan coached.

The Angleton Women’s Study Forum met at the History Center for their November meeting where they had a program on the history of the Alumni Association, which formed in 1911.

The History Center is open every Wednesday from noon until 5 p.m., during class reunions, for special events and programs and by request by calling Linda Winder at 979-864-6650. Photos of History Center visitors and donations can be seen on the Angleton School History Center on Facebook.

ANGLETON ALUMNI ASSOCIATION BOARD
Officers are John Morgan ‘67, president; Frances Coleman Leist ‘66, vice-president; Linda Winder, secretary; Betty Condry McAfee ’69, corresponding secretary; Dana Alsobrook ‘76, treasurer and Sammy Alsobrook ’69, past president. Board members are Bette Sides Sweeny ’59, Roger Runkel ’57, Murphy Rankin ’67, Katie Jacobson Clegg ’69, Kathy Cooksey ’68, Tracy Holt Delesandri ’80, Luther Goff ’67, Jeanie Newman Gustavsen ’68, Debra Morris ’72, Bridgett Bradford Norris ’75, Isabelle Salazar ’76, Linda Roesler Fox ’67, Sue Neill, faculty, and Bill Schweinle ’59, charter member.

ON THE CALENDAR
Nov. 28 – National Day of Giving; Alumni Food Drive for AISD program
Nov. 29 – Last day for Alumni Food Drive donations
Dec. 6 – Appreciation Lunch for Maintenance Dept, at History Center
March 3 – Handbags and Gladrags Scholarship Luncheon

Note: If you have additions or corrections to news items in the AAA newsletter please contact Linda Winder at lwinder4323@att.net. Newsletter is compiled by Linda Winder and AAA members and distributed via e-mail by Pam Hendrick ‘71.

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ANGLETON ALUMNI ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER OCTOBER, 2017

Angleton Alumni Association PO Box 122 Angleton, Texas 77516

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

STUDENTS: Gerald Buchta ’60 (09/27//2017); Yvonne Carrales Nunez ’88 (09/21/2017); Brian Allen Deriso ’85 (10/05/2017); Lynda Kay Clegg Cox ’62(10/06/2017); Judy Clegg Peltier ’58 (10/12/2017); Marjorie Helen Bonneau Foudray ’52 (10/07/2017); Leslie Ann Eddlemon Henley ’85 (10/09/2017); Mary Helen Wootton Adams ’54 (10/13/2017); Cheryl Sirmans Collins ’76 (10/21/2017); Clinton Lee Bailey ’74 (10/22/2017); John Boyd Sebesta ’63 (10/25/2017)

FACULTY AND STAFF: Former teachers David Naill (09/30/2017); Sharon Wilcher (10/09/2017); AHS secretary/registrar Pat Knopp (10/19/2017)

CELEBRATING THEIR 90s

The Alumni Association will host a 90th birthday party for former teachers Marceil Davis (July 6, 1926) and Charlotte Yoes (November 6, 1927) on Saturday, November 4, at the History Center. The come and go event will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. All former students and co-workers, friends and family are invited. Mrs. Davis taught fourth grade at Central and Westside from 1962 to 1991. Mrs. Yoes taught sixth grade reading from 1967 to 1991. Both still live in Angleton. Charlotte and the late Elbert Yoes, who also taught in AISD, were the parents of Melodee Yoes ’67, Carole Yoes ’68, Charles Yoes ’70 and Holly Yoes ’76. Marceil and Harold Davis, who also taught at AISD, are the parents of Rodney Davis ’80 and Markel Davis ’83.

HANDBAGS AND GLADRAGS
Jan Heath Norsworthy ’72, a nationally- recognized author of historical romances, will be the featured speaker at the upcoming Handbags and Gladrags scholarship luncheon on Saturday, March 3. Jan, who writes under the name Lorraine Heath, has published more than 60 novels and her Gentlemen Prefer Heiresses is currently on the USA Today Bestseller list.

ANGLETON ISD IN THE NEWS
The Angleton varsity football team is undefeated with a 6-0 record. Senior B. J. Foster has been selected to play in the All American game in Florida in January.

The Angleton Varsity Treble choir won a Mark of Excellence award from the Foundation of Music Education, coming in Number One out of 270 entries in a national contest.

The Angleton Purple Pride band made Straight Ones at their marching contest and will advance to Area competition on Oct. 28.

GIVING TUESDAY
In support of the national Giving Tuesday initiative, the Alumni Association will be hosting a food drive in November to support a project started by AISD and the Angleton Education Foundation to assist students outside the classroom.

To better meet immediate needs of students, AISD has set up a storage center at the CATS Academy (old Westside campus) on Walker. Social workers assisting Angleton students use the center to get food, clothing and school supplies as needed.

Donations of non-perishable items will be taken at the History Center from noon until 5 p.m. every Wednesday throughout November and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Giving Tuesday on November 28.

Donations of school supplies will also be accepted. Any cash or online donations will be used to purchase additional supplies.

This is the second year for the Alumni Association to participate in the Giving Tuesday initiative.

NEWSLETTER
Hopefully, recent technological problems are being resolved but please share this with friends. If you are not receiving the electronic newsletter and want to do so, please send an email to hendrick.pam@gmail.com with your name and class year.

CLASS REUNIONS
The Alumni Association is interested in promoting all class reunions. Contact Reunion Liaison Frances Leist ’66 at jerryandfrances@sbcglobal.net.

GOOD TIMES REUNION
Class photos from the Good Times Reunion can be found on the Angleton Alumni Association on Facebook. Scroll down to 2017 Good Times Reunion and a photo of Alumni president John Morgan ‘67 with oldest attendee Yvonne Oliver Gressett ’44. Click on that photo and you will go into a Flicker page with 136 photos taken by Bridgett Bradford Norris ‘75 at the reunion.

Although Hurricane Harvey recovery caused lower attendance than usual, the reunion went well. Traveling the most miles were Marilyn Wyche Empting ’59 of Nevada, John Williams ’67 of Mississippi, Nancy Arnold Williamson ’56 of Mississippi and Neil Anderson ’57 of Arkansas.

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI
Nominations for the Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame are due to the Public Information Office at the Angleton ISD Administration Office by January 19, 2018.

Nominations are taken from the public each year and then committees made up of campus, community, and alumni members select finalists and inductees. Nominees must have graduated 20 years prior to induction and have made significant contributions in their fields.

Forms are available on the Angleton ISD website under Community.

MEMBERSHIPS
New lifetime members are Cody Vasut ’05, Jim Boyd ’52, and Mary Nell Enlow Boyd ‘53. New annual members are Nikki Teague Rogers ’52, Bryan Johnson ’64, and Ronald Stallworth ’62.

Memberships help support alumni events, scholarships and the History Center. Lifetime memberships are $100 or $150 for couples. Annual memberships are $20 each. Find forms on the AAA website at www.angletonalumni.org, where you can also register and pay online. The Alumni Association is a tax-deductible 501-C group. Questions? Contact membership chairman Sammy Alsobrook at safetysam1csp@yahoo.com.

HISTORY CENTER NEWS
The History Center is open every Wednesday from noon until 5 p.m., during class reunions, for special events and programs and by request by calling Linda Winder at 979-864-6650. Photos of History Center visitors and donations can be seen on the Angleton School History Center on Facebook.

ANGLETON ALUMNI ASSOCIATION BOARD
Officers are John Morgan ‘67, president; Frances Coleman Leist ‘66, vice-president; Linda Winder, secretary; Betty Condry McAfee ’69, corresponding secretary; Dana Alsobrook ‘76, treasurer and Sammy Alsobrook ’69, past president. Board members are Bette Sides Sweeny ’59, Roger Runkel ’57, Murphy Rankin ’67, Katie Jacobson Clegg ’69, Kathy Cooksey ’68, Tracy Holt Delesandri ’80, Luther Goff ’67, Jeanie Newman Gustavsen ’68, Debra Morris ’72, Bridgett Bradford Norris ’75, Isabelle Salazar ’76, Linda Roesler Fox ’67, Sue Neill, faculty, and Bill Schweinle ’59, charter member.

ON THE CALENDAR

  • Oct. 27 – Angleton vs. Victoria football; Athletic Hall of Fame
  • Nov. 3 – Angleton Study Forum program, History Center
  • Nov. 4 – 90th birthday celebrations for Charlotte Yoes, Marceil Davis
  • Nov. 10 – Angleton vs. Calhoun, last district football game
  • Nov. 28 – National Day of Giving; Alumni Food Drive for AISD program
  • Dec. 6 – Appreciation Lunch for Maintenance Dept, History Center
  • March 3 – Handbags and Gladrags

Note: If you have additions or corrections to news items in the AAA newsletter please contact Linda Winder at lwinder4323@att.net. Newsletter is compiled by Linda Winder and AAA members and distributed via e-mail by P_a_m_ _H_e_n_d_r_i_c_k_ _‘7_1_.

ANGLETON ALUMNI ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER, 2017

Angleton Alumni Association PO Box 122 Angleton, Texas 77516

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
Students: Tonya Jean Switzer Stansel ’81 (08/18/17); Rodney Badgett ’83 (08/28/17); LaTriska Dashe’ Hall ’07 (08/17); Christopher Wayne Journeay ’74 (09/01/17); Glen Whit Smith ’64 (08/29/17); Chad Cannon Ashworth II 11 (09/05/2017); Bob Wayne Heath ‘80 (09/12/17); Joe Donald Keeton ’67 (09/14/2017); William Jacquez Wright ’07 (09/14/2017); Kimberly Kay “KK” Collette Hall ’85 (09/16/2017); Dustin Cole McEntire ’16 (09/17/17); John Kenneth Bacon ’60 (09/18/2017); Charles Allen Rumery ‘00 (09/20/2017)

BLAST FROM THE PAST
The Blast From the Past dinner and sock hop scheduled for Homecoming weekend October 7has been canceled due to Hurricane Harvey. Evacuees are using the old gym as a shelter and it is impossible to use as scheduled. Organizers plan to have the popular event next year, making it even bigger and better.

GOOD TIMES REUNION
The annual Good Times Reunion is still on schedule for Saturday, Sept. 30 as there was no damage at Angleton Junior High. The event, which is open to all alumni from 1935 to 1967 and their family and friends, is hosted by the Alumni Association. Registration is at 10, with class photos from 10:30 to 12 beginning with the 1960s classes. Lunch and program from 12 to 1:30. The History Center will be open from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. $15 includes lunch and free class photo. Classes of 1947, 1957 and 1967 will be recognized. Registration form is available at www.angletonalumni.org and mail or online payments are available.

FLOOD VICTIMS
Concerned with the number of AISD students who were severely affected by flooding from Hurricane Harvey, the Angleton Alumni Association has donated $500 to the Angleton Education Foundation to use to provide direct help to these youngsters. Call 979-864-8000 to contact the Foundation.

NEWSLETTER
We have had some major technological problems with our newsletter distribution list and you may have missed some recent issues. Hopefully, these are being resolved but please share this with classmates. Copies can be found on the Alumni Association website. If you are not receiving the electronic newsletter and want to do so, please send an email to hendrick.pam@gmail.com or j.murphy.rankin@gmail.com with your name and class year.

CLASS REUNIONS
Members of the Class of 1957 will celebrate their 60th anniversary on Sept. 30 by attending the Good Times Reunion, touring the History Center and then meeting at Smithharts Texas Grill at 5 p.m. Guests are responsible for their own meals but dessert will be provided. RSVP to Edith McDonald Fournie at efournie1@sbcglobal.net or Evelyn Rollins Dixon at dixon56@sbcglobal.net.

The Class of 1961 will have a mini-reunion Friday September 29 at noon at LaCasona before attending the Good Times Reunion on Saturday. The price is $20 per person which includes a fajita lunch and soft drinks. Contact Dee Grigsby at grigsbydee@aol.com.

The Alumni Association is interested in promoting all class reunions. Contact Reunion Liaison Frances Leist ’66 at jerryandfrances@sbcglobal.net.

MEMBERSHIPS
New lifetime members are Chloe Munson Taylor ’65 and Isabelle Salazar ’76. New annual member is Sherry Eberspacher Burns ’66. Memberships help support alumni events, scholarships and the History Center. Lifetime memberships are $100 or $150 for couples. Annual memberships are $20 each. Find forms on the AAA website at www.angletonalumni.org, where you can also register and pay online. The Alumni Association is a tax-deductible 501-C group. Questions? Contact membership chairman Sammy Alsobrook at safetysam1csp@yahoo.com.

HISTORY CENTER NEWS
Gerald Nixon ’80, an administrator with Sweeny ISD, and Sweeny school board member Peggy Ellis toured the History Center recently. They are interested in starting a similar project for Sweeny schools.

The History Center is open every Wednesday from noon until 5 p.m., during class reunions, for special events and programs and by request by calling Linda Winder at 979-864-6650. Photos of History Center visitors and donations can be seen on the Angleton School History Center on Facebook.

ALUMNI BOARD
Linda Roesler Fox of the Class of 1967 has joined the Alumni Association board. Officers are John Morgan ‘67, president; Frances Coleman Leist ‘66, vice-president; Linda Winder, secretary; Betty Condry McAfee ’69, corresponding secretary Dana Alsobrook ‘76, treasurer and past president Sammy Alsobrook ’69. Board members are Bette Sides Sweeny ’59, Roger Runkel ’57, Murphy Rankin ’67, Katie Jacobson Clegg ’69, Kathy Cooksey ’68, Tracy Holt Delesandri ’80, Luther Goff ’67, Jeanie Newman Gustavsen ’68, Debra Morris ’72, Bridgett Bradford Norris ’75, Isabelle Salazar ’76 and Sue Neill, faculty.

ON THE CALENDAR

  • Sept. 30 – Good Times Reunion for Classes 1935 – 1967
  • Oct. 6 – Homecoming football game – Wildcats vs. Victoria East
  • Oct. 22 – October meeting of Angleton Alumni Association
  • Nov. 4 – 90th birthday celebrations for Charlotte Yoes, Marcel Davis

ANGLETON ALUMNI ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER JULY/AUGUST, 2017

Angleton Alumni Association PO Box 122 Angleton, Texas 77516

NEWSLETTER
Due to technical problems, many did not receive newsletters last month. We are working on our database and hope to have everything running this month.

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
Students: Arturo “Tudie” Martinez ’70 (07/20/2017); Jackie Dale Hickey ’79 (06/21/2017); Marva Robinson (Marshall ’62) (07/08/2017); Joe Dean Brod ’59 (07/09/2017); Richard Tinson Mills ’65 (07/20/17); Margaret Moore Bright ’62 (07/24/17); Austin Jason Riecek ’18 (07/27/2017); Julian Gomez Soria ’50 (07/28/2017); Robert Todd Taylor ’83 (08/10/2017); Jerry Lynn Rivers ’65 (08/15/2017); Dianne Wilson Jordan ‘58 (08/15/2017; Randy Mac Jackson Jr ’00 (08/19/2017); Hanna Hoskins Langford ’11 (08/21/2017)

Faculty and Staff: Sharon Raymond, former Northside teacher (08/16/2017)

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TOM MUECKE TEAM ROOM
The Wildcat Booster Club has used memorial donations for a Tom Muecke Team Meeting Room at Angleton High School. Muecke, who was a star athlete for the Wildcats in the early 1980s, passed away in 2016. Funds were used for a large mural featuring Muecke plus tables, chairs, graphics and motivational wraps inside and outside.

ALUMNI IN THE NEWS
Gil McKinney ’95 has out a new album, How Was I To Know. Look for it on iTunes. The title song was written for his father.

Hayley Galloway ‘11 named the new softball coach at Danbury High School. She was previously an assistant coach at Columbia-Brazoria.

GOOD TIMES REUNION
Several hundred alumni are expected at the annual Good Times Reunion on Saturday, September 30, at Angleton Junior High. The event, which is open to all alumni from 1935 to 1967 and their family and friends, is hosted by the Alumni Association. Registration is at 10, with class photos from 10:30 to 12 beginning with the 1960s classes. Lunch and program from 12 to 1:30. The History Center will be open from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. $15 includes lunch and free class photo. Classes of 1947, 1957 and 1967 will be recognized. Registration form is available at www.angletonalumni.org and mail or online payments are available.

CLASS REUNIONS
Members of the Class of 1957 will celebrate their 60th anniversary on Sept. 30 by attending the Good Times Reunion, touring the History Center and then meeting at Smithharts Texas Grill at 5 p.m. Guests are responsible for their own meals but dessert will be provided. RSVP to Edith McDonald Fournie atefournie1@sbcglobal.net or Evelyn Rollins Dixon at dixon56@sbcglobal.net.

The Class of 1961 will have a mini-reunion Friday September 29 at noon at LaCasona before attending the Good Times Reunion on Saturday. The price is $20 per person which includes a fajita lunch and soft drinks. Money needed by September 15. Make checks out to Dee Grigsby and mail to PO Box 2859 Angleton 77516.

Following a happy hour at Shady’s on Friday night, the Class of 1972 rocked the American Legion Hall August 5 to some great 70s music played by Fred Martindale ‘70 and his band. Classmates as far away as North Carolina joined about 80 classmates and friends to celebrate their 45th anniversary.

The Class of 1977 had a great turnout for their 40th anniversary the weekend of August 12, including a Friday night get-together at the bowling alley, Saturday afternoon at the History Center and Saturday night at the K. C. Hall. Recognitions went to Ann Moon Caruthers and Michael Ramos for Hall of Fame inductions; Judy Vaughan of Colorado andKyle Mankin of Kentucky for traveling the most miles; Toby Lewis for living in the most states.

The Class of 1982 is planning a busy Labor’s Day Weekend for their 35th reunion with a golf outing on Saturday morning, visit to the Tom Muecke Memorial room at AHS, fajita buffet at El Patio in downtown Angleton Saturday night ($30) and Sunday morning worship led by Pastor Toby Slough at El Patio’s upstairs room at 10 a.m. Friends from other classes welcome. Contact Kathryn Stewart Christensen at 979-549-6502 or Leandra Fowler Harvey at 979-848-6770.

The Alumni Association is interested in promoting all class reunions. Contact Reunion Liaison Frances Leist ’66 at jerryandfrances@sbcglobal.net.

YEA! NO SCHOOL TODAY!

The Alumni Association hosted a lunch for former Angleton ISD employees on the first day of school featuring brisket, sandwiches, salads, dips and all kinds of desserts. Oldest retiree was Ray Pearl Condry and newest was A. C. Smith. The largest number of teachers had worked at ECC.

BLAST FROM THE PAST
After a very successful Blast from the Past event last year, the Alumni Association will host a second one on October 7. Alumni are encouraged to attend the football game October 6 (Victoria East)

then spend Saturday at alumni events – visiting the History Center, enjoying a chicken-fried steak dinner catered by Fillip’s followed by a sock hop in the old gym on the Downing Road site. Many alumni will be featured in the bands playing for the sock hop. Registration will be available online at the Alumni Association website.

ALUMNI BOARD
Linda Roesler Fox of the Class of 1967 has joined the Alumni Association board. Officers are John Morgan ‘67, president; Frances Coleman Leist ‘66, vice-president; Linda Winder, secretary; Betty Condry McAfee ’69, corresponding secretary Dana Alsobrook ‘76, treasurer and past president Sammy Alsobrook ’69. Board members are Bette Sides Sweeny ’59, Roger Runkel ’57, Murphy Rankin ’67, Katie Jacobson Clegg ’69, Kathy Cooksey ’68, Tracy Holt Delesandri ’80, Luther Goff ’67, Jeanie Newman Gustavsen ’68, Debra Morris ’72, Bridgett Bradford Norris ’75, Isabelle Salazar ’76 and Sue Neill, faculty.

MEMBERSHIPS
New lifetime member is Dorothy Williams Wilbeck ’56.

Memberships help support alumni events, scholarships and the History Center. Lifetime memberships are $100 or $150 for couples. Annual memberships are $20 each. Find forms on the AAA website at www.angletonalumni.org, where you can also register and pay online. The Alumni Association is a tax-deductible 501-C group. Questions? Contact membership chairman Sammy Alsobrook at safetysam1csp@yahoo.com.

HISTORY CENTER NEWS
Recent Donations: Aristocat group collages from 2015 and 2016 and boots, hats and corsage from Sidney Valdepena ’18; 2005 Show Choir album fromRachel Douglas ’05; book “Ghosts Along the Brazos” written by Catherine Munson Foster of the Class of 1925 donated by technology instructor Shirley Phillips;1977 yearbook from Penny Inman Adams ’77.

The History Center is open every Wednesday from noon until 5 p.m., during class reunions, for special events and programs and by request by calling Linda Winder at 979-864-6650. Photos of History Center visitors and donations can be seen on the Angleton School History Center on Facebook.

ON THE CALENDAR

  • Sept. 30 – Good Times Reunion for Classes 1935 – 1967
  • Oct. 6 – Homecoming football game – Wildcats vs. Victoria East
  • Oct. 7 – Blast from the Past – Homecoming Alumni Events

Note: If you have additions or corrections to news items in the AAA newsletter please contact Linda Winder at lwinder4323@att.net. Newsletter is compiled by Linda Winder and AAA members and distributed via e-mail by AAA board member Murphy Rankin.

ANGLETON ALUMNI ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER JUNE, 2017

Angleton Alumni Association PO Box 122 Angleton, Texas 77516

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
Students:  Gerald Lee Robinson ’73 (05/11/2017); Frank Moon (Marshall 06/11/2017); Ronald Keith Carter ’75 (05/16/2017); Leobardo “Leo” Garza ’62 (05/23/2017); Effie Ruth Hammonds Sonnen ’49 (05/24/2017); Richard Talmade Hammond ’73 (05/27/2017); Elizabeth James Ross (Marshall)  (05/28/2017); Brad David Ramsey ’92 (05/31/2017); Penny Oglesby Grimes ’68 (06/24/2017);  Lena Perry Thomas (Marshall) (06/27/17); Thomas Petrosky ’79 (06/28/17)

Faculty and Staff:  Southside principal Patsy Hejl (05/23/2017);  junior high librarian Mary Elizabeth Kyle (05/24/2017); junior high history teacher Billie Ruth Muldrow (06/12/2017); junior high history teacher Lola Kay Hood (06/13/2017)

SCHOLARSHIPS
The Alumni Association hosted a reception June 25 for alumni scholarship recipients and their families and scholarship donors.  Almost $10,000 was awarded to seven 2017 graduates for the Alumni Association, Eddy Birdwell Memorial, Thurman Green Memorial, O.V. McDaniel Memorial, and Class of 1966.  Recipients are Luke Coale, Kyle Hummel, Nicole Williamson, Lauren Coffie, Alexander Matchett, Kevin Duong and Katherine Soisson.   Recent donations have been received from Betty McAfee ’69; Frances Leist ’66; Doris Bible Whisler ’50 and Wayne Turner ’67.

TOM MUECKE TEAM ROOM
The Wildcat Booster Club has received $5,300 of a $7,000 gofundme project to create a Tom Muecke Team Meeting Room at Angleton High School.  The money will be used for tables, chairs, graphics, photos and motivational wall wraps inside and out.  Muecke, who was a star athlete for the Wildcats in the early 1980s, passed away in 2016.  To donate, see Tom Muecke AHS Memorial Meeting Room  at gofundme.com or donate directly to the Wildcat Booster Club. The campaign is being promoted by Deidre Gandy Ransdell ’82.

CLASS REUNIONS
CLASS OF 1972 –  45th class reunion on August 5.  Gail Soileau is contact person.

CLASS OF 1977 –  40th anniversary on August 12, 2017 at K.C. Hall in Angleton.  $25 per person. Contact Edie Meyer or Leslie Smith Rice at lesliesrice@gmail.com.

The Alumni Association is interested in promoting all class reunions.  Contact Reunion Liaison Frances Leist ’66 at jerryandfrances@sbcglobal.net.   

MEMBERSHIPS
New lifetime members are Al Korenek ’48; Doyle Thompson ’72; Carol Van Epps Thompson ’72; Hugh Landon ’81; Michael Ramos ’77; and Patrick Fuchs ‘77.  Terry Lee ‘67 renewed his annual membership.

Memberships help support alumni events, scholarships and the History Center.   Lifetime memberships are $100 or $150 for couples.  Annual memberships are $20 each.  Find forms on the AAA website at www.angletonalumni.org, where you can also register and pay online.  The Alumni Association is a tax-deductible 501-C group.  Questions? Contact membership chairman Sammy Alsobrook at safetysam1csp@yahoo.com.

DONATIONS
The Alumni Association has gotten grants this year from Murphy Oil, Allstate and Charles Schwab.  We appreciate alumni who  take advantage of matching gifts or grant opportunities with their companies to make a donation.

HISTORY CENTER NEWS
Debra Morris ’72 donated 1994 and 1995 fair catalogs and signs and 1976 Sears catalogsformer ECC teacher Jean Britt donated student work; Suzanne Svoboda Thibodeaux ’79 donated a band cookbook; and Carol Gilbert McKinney ’66 donated a UT  baseball poster featuring Clayton Stewart.

The History Center is open every Wednesday from noon until 5 p.m., during class reunions, for special events and programs and by request by calling Linda Winder at 979-864-6650.  Photos of History Center visitors and donations can be seen on the Angleton School History Center on Facebook.

ON THE CALENDAR

  • August 2 – Alumni Association School Supply Drive
  • August 21 –  Yea! No School Today! Lunch for retired faculty
  • Sept. 30  – Good Times Reunion for Classes 1935 – 1967
  •  Oct. 6  –   Homecoming football game
  • Oct. 7 –  Homecoming Alumni Event

Note:  If you have additions or corrections to news items in the AAA newsletter please contact Linda Winder at lwinder4323@att.net.  Newsletter is compiled by Linda Winder and AAA members and distributed via e-mail by AAA board member Murphy Rankin.

ANGLETON ALUMNI ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER MAY, 2017

Angleton Alumni Association PO Box 122 Angleton, Texas 77516

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
Students:  Pete Parnell (04/20/2017); Gary Dean Mitchell (05/04/2017); Gabby Sanchez ‘90 (05/06/2017); Craig De’Jon Mayberry ’11 (05/08/2017); William Douglas Bailes ’63 (05/12/2017); Ronald Keith Carter ’75 (05/16/2017)

Faculty and Staff:  Northside music teacher and junior high English teacher Elizabeth Clayton (05/16/2017)              

ELIZABETH CLAYTON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Alumni Association will work with a memorial scholarship for an AHS senior in 2018 in honor of former teacher Elizabeth Clayton.  Those wanting to donate may do so by contacting Murphy Rankin ’67 at j.murphy.rankin@gmail.com or going online at www.angletonalumni.org or mailing a check to the Alumni Association at P.O. Box 122 Angleton 77516.  Make checks out to the Alumni Association but note on the check that the donation goes to her scholarship.   Mrs. Clayton taught English at AHS in 1948 then later taught music at Northside and then junior high English from 1955 until 1987.

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI
Businessman/inventor Albert Korenek ’48, musician Michael Ramos ’77 and disaster recovery organizer Jeremy Stone ’95 have been selected to be inducted as Angleton ISD Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame.

The three will be honored at a community reception at The Pavilion on Downing Road from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 25.  All family and classmates are invited. They will also be recognized during graduation ceremonies May 26 and will be part of a permanent display at the History Center.

Korenek, who edited the 1948 yearbook and played football in high school, played football at the University of Houston and served in the Navy before starting a career moving trees.  He invented a hydraulic tree spade that transformed the way subdivisions were being built and has been used around the world.  When the State of Texas wanted to relocate 250-year old oaks at the State Capitol, they called him.  He transported the live National Christmas tree from New Mexico to Washington in 1990.  He has sold his company and retired but is respected worldwide in his profession.

Music was Ramos’ passion in high school and the former member of the Purple Pride has made it his career.  Based in Austin, he is a musician, composer and producer who is not only active in the Austin music scene but has toured and recorded with John Mellencamp, Pat Green, Los Lonely Boys, Paul Simon and others.  His albums Charanga Cakewalk, Chicano Zen and El Brown Recluse have received great reviews in the United States and abroad.

Stone was an honor grad who was active in debate, drama, and science.  He received a degree in anthropology from Reed College in Oregon, his masters in public administration from New York University, and his doctorate in philosophy from the University of British Columbia.  He is founder and executive director of Recovery and Relief Services in Vancouver  where he works with community development, economic challenges and disaster recovery around the world.  His doctorate dissertation was The New Louisiana Purchase:  Gentrification and Disaster in the Heart of New Orleans.

ALUMNI IN THE NEWS
The Brazoria County chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has named their annual scholarship after former teacher Ray Pearl Condry in recognition of her 70 years of service to the organization.

Patrick Dees  ’82 named new president and CEO of Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Company based in Omaha,

Jason Perez ’88 elected mayor of Angleton.  Other alumni in city government are councilmen Hardwick Bieri ’76, Williams Tigner ’01, Carl Herbst ’81,  and Cody Vasut ‘05.

Tommy Gaines ‘71 re-elected as an Angleton ISD school board member.  Other alumni on the board are Regina Hammond Bieri ‘80,  Dana Thomas Tolbert ‘84, and Kimi Groth Hunter ’96.

Clayton Hinchman ‘01 announcing his candidacy for a congressional seat from North Alabama.  Hinchman, a West Point graduate who was wounded in Iraq, works for a USi company he founded.

Wayne Morgan ’00 named Chief Financial Officer for Entrust Energy, Inc.

Former ag teacher Lewis Gardner inducted into the Hall of Fame at the Lions Club International convention in Austin.

Brenda Stewart Fleshman ’78Sherri Holt and Janet Mangum with Andy Fleshman ‘77 as their Captain won first place in their division total of  350 teams in the Babes on the Bay Fishing Tournament in Rockport.

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
In addition to offering two scholarships to AHS seniors, the Alumni Association worked with the Thurman Green Memorial Scholarship, the Eddy Birdwell Memorial Scholarship, the Class of 1966 scholarship and the O.V. McDaniel Memorial Scholarship.

The first alumni scholarship went to Kyle Hummel, son of Kenneth Hummel ’85 and Tonya Woods Hummel ’88 and grandson of former teachers Wayne and Frances Hummel.  Ranked #15 in his class, he played varsity tennis and was active in peer leadership.  He will major in biology and business at Texas A&M with plans to own his own medical clinic.

The second alumni scholarship went to Luke Coale, grandson of Edgar L. Cole ’54.  Active in community service, he was captain of the Wildcat baseball team and will play for St. Edwards University where he plans to get a degree in sports media.

Katherine Soisson received the annual O.V. McDaniel scholarship.

Lauren Coffie received one of  the Class of 1966 scholarships.  Co-editor of the yearbook, she was active in Health Occupations.  After graduating from Alvin, she plans to go to Baylor and become a pharmacist.  She is the granddaughter of Jacob Keys ’75 and daughter of Perla Flores.

Kevin Duong also received a Class of ’66 scholarship.  Active in track and tutoring, he is a lifeguard for the city.  Finishing up dual credits at Brazosport, he will attend Texas A&M, majoring in biology, and plans to get his doctorate in physical therapy.

Nicole Williamson, ranked #14 in her class, was the recipient of the Thurman Green Memorial Scholarship.  She will major in biology at Texas A&M.  At AHS, she is a cheerleader, vice-president of her class, and active in the Student Council.   She works as a puppeteer for Northway Baptist and is very active in community projects.  Nicole is the daughter of Richard Williamson, ’81.

Alexander Matchett received the Eddy Birdwell Memorial Scholarship.  Ranked in the top ten percent of his class, he played baseball and completed 30 hours at community college.  He will study engineering at Texas A&M.  He is the son of Mark Matchett ’85.

Anyone wanting to donate to future scholarships may do so by contacting scholarship chairman Murphy Rankin ’67 at j.murphy.rankin@gmail.com or going online at www.angletonalumni.org.

Recent donations have been received from Glen Hardwick ‘67, Otis Carroll ‘67, Murphy Rankin ’67, and Wayne Turner ’67.

CLASS REUNIONS   

  • CLASS OF 1972 –  45th class reunion on August 5.  Gail Soileau is contact person.
  • CLASS OF 1977 –  40th anniversary on August 12, 2017 at K.C. Hall in Angleton.  $25 per person. Contact Edie Meyer or Leslie Smith Rice at lesliesrice@gmail.com.
  • CLASS OF 1997 –  20th anniversary event planned for 6 p.m. June 10 at El Patio on Magnolia Street.

The Alumni Association is interested in promoting all class reunions.  Contact Reunion Liaison Pam Hendrick ’71 at  hendrick.pam@gmail.com.

MEMBERSHIPS
New lifetime members are Bettie Schaefer Szatkowski ’67; Hugh Landon ‘81; Colleen Johnson Landon ‘83;  Chad Phillips ‘77;   Alena Shanks Phillips ’77; and Glen Hardwick ’67.  Ronnie Lantrip ’67 is a new annual member. 

Memberships help support alumni events, scholarships and the History Center.   Lifetime memberships are $100 or $150 for couples.  Annual memberships are $20 each.  Find forms on the AAA website at www.angletonalumni.org, where you can also register and pay online.  The Alumni Association is a tax-deductible 501-C group.  Questions? Contact membership chairman Sammy Alsobrook at safetysam1csp@yahoo.com.

HISTORY CENTER NEWS
Helen de Guibert Veselka ’71 donated a folder of newspaper clippings covering several decades plus a photo of the Class of 1925 taken when they were ninth graders.

  • Gene Morrison ’67 donated the “yearbook dummy” of the 1967 Angle he edited.  He had kept the carbons of page layouts for 50 years.
  • Glenn Clayton ’67 donated an original painting and a handmade drum.  The History  Center has a section where art, DVDs and books created by alumni are displayed.
  • Northside teacher Bren Carpenter sent over a wooden “DO NOT ERASE” sign teachers once used on the chalkboards they once had.

The History Center is open every Wednesday from noon until 5 p.m., during class reunions, for special events and programs and by request by calling Linda Winder at 979-864-6650.

Photos of History Center visitors and donations can be seen on the Angleton School History Center on Facebook.

ON THE CALENDAR

  • May 25 –  Distinguished Alumni reception.  The Pavilion.  5:30-7:30
  •  May 26  –  AHS graduation ceremonies
  • June 25 –  Angleton Alumni Association Board Meeting, 2:30. History Center.
  • August 2 – Alumni Association School Supply Drive
  • Sept. 30  – Good Times Reunion
  • Oct. 6  –   Homecoming football game
  •  Oct. 7 –  Homecoming Alumni Event

 Note:  If you have additions or corrections to news items in the AAA newsletter please contact Linda Winder at lwinder4323@att.net.  Newsletter is compiled by Linda Winder and AAA members and distributed via e-mail by AAA board member Murphy Rankin.

 

ANGLETON ALUMNI ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER APRIL, 2017

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
In memory of alumni who have recently departed – Kevin Ray Wofford ’09 (03/06/2017);  Donald Stafford ’79 (03/25/2017); Randy James Brookins ’79 (03/31/2017); Felix Martinez ’73 (04/02/2017); Roger Keith Shiflett ’72 (04/08/2017); Stephen Charles Lane ’72 (04/12/2017); Todd Borne ’81 (04/14/2917); Wendell Doyle Beene ’63 (04/22/2017); Armando Castillo Jr ’14 (04/22/2017)

MEMORIAL GARDEN
A ceremony will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 29, to honor five students and four staff members whose names have been added to plaques in the Memorial Garden.   All family members, friends and classmates are invited.  Members of the Class of 1967, who started the original Memorial Garden and who refurbished it several years ago, will take part in the ceremony at the Downing Road site.  A reception will be held afterwards in the History Center.

The Memorial Garden recognizes all students and staff who passed away while enrolled or employed at AISD, including those leaving because of their illness.

Students whose names have been added are Marshall Monroe Jr 1975; Cynthia “Bo” Davenport 1998; Ahmad Foston 2014; Emma Aaron 2016; and Elysia Marie Balderas 2017.    Faculty and staff are maintenance worker Efrain Medrano Sr. 2014;  tutor Virginia Meredith 2014; custodianMaria Santos Vallejo DeChavez 2016; and junior high coach J. R. Wagner, 2017.

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI
Businessman/inventor Albert Korenek ’48, musician Michael Ramos ’77 and disaster recovery organizer Jeremy Stone ’95 have been selected to be inducted as Angleton ISD Distinguished Alumni

The three will be honored at a community reception at The Pavilion on Downing Road from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 25.  All family and classmates are invited. The three will also be recognized during graduation ceremonies May 26 and will be part of a permanent display at the History Center.

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
John Morgan ’67
has been elected to his second term as president of the Angleton Alumni Association.   Betty Condry McAfee ’69 was elected to a new term as corresponding secretary.

.ALUMNI IN THE NEWS
Meshia Brown ‘08
honored as a young minority leader in health care.  She is chief officer of health and wellness for the 18,000 member Windsor Village Church Family in Houston and is currently working on her doctorate in health education at Texas A&M.  A nationally recognized inspirational speaker, she will be the keynote speaker at  the Texas A&M Foundation’s “Annual Women, Wealth & Wisdom Conference” on May 19.

David Winder ’92 chosen as new chairman of the board of the Brazosport Chamber of Commerce. He is Public Affairs Director for Dow Chemical Texas.

Lauren Smith ‘13,  Tori Boone ’14, and Jana Perry Herbst ’90 receiving future educator scholarships from the Gamma Eta Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa.  All three are enrolled at UHCL.

Engineer Stratton Munson ’92 working with the United Space Alliance as an instructor at the International Space Station where he teaches astronauts and flight controllers about the system.

Gary Cotton ’69 providing photos and interviews for an article in On the Road South on Texas garage bands in the 1960s.  Gary’s brother Mike Cotton ’64 was in several local bands and he and Gary both played for The Reddlemen.

Schreiner University in Kerrville renamed their baseball field for the late Bob Henry ’57, a professor who founded the baseball program there in 1982 and coached until 1994.  Dr. Henry, a right fielder for the Wildcats’ 1956 championship team, also taught art at Schreiner.

Frontier principal Vicki Miller Harmon ’89 named a semifinalist in the 2017 H.E.B. Excellence in Education Award for Texas school principals.

The Girls of ’59 – Bette Sides Sweeny, DeDe Badgett Beyer, Martha Myrick Gustavsen, Marilyn Wyche Empting and Pat Arnold Joice – meeting in Nevada for their annual get-together.

SCHOLARSHIPS
Donations are still being accepted for Alumni Association scholarships for 2017 AHS seniors.  The Alumni Association is also working with the Thurman Green Memorial Scholarship, the Eddy Birdwell Memorial Scholarship, the Class of 1966 scholarship and the O.V. McDaniel Memorial Scholarship.

Anyone wanting to donate to any of these scholarships may do so by contacting scholarship chairman Murphy Rankin ’67 at j.murphy.rankin@gmail.com or going online at www.angletonalumni.org.

Recent donations have been received from Betsy Wall Bennett ’67; Kathy Birdwell; Jimmy Brashear ‘67; the Class of 1967; Sharon and Holman Gregory; Daryl Lewis ’67; Mrs. Jimmie Green; Sammy Green ’72; Ron Howell ’67; Rose Land Howell ’67; Larry DuBose ‘67  and Reba Hargrove ’61.

Kathy Haynes ’67 made a donation in memory of Charles Richardson ’64.

CLASS REUNIONS
CLASS of 1967
–  50th anniversary from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Brazoria County Fairgrounds auditorium.  A reception will be held at the History Center from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Contact j.murphy.rankin@gmail.com.

CLASS OF 1972 –  45th class reunion on August 5.  Gail Soileau is contact person.

CLASS OF 1977 –  40th anniversary on August 12, 2017 at K.C. Hall in Angleton.  $25 per person. Contact Edie Meyer or Leslie Smith Rice at lesliesrice@gmail.com.

CLASS OF 1997 –  20th anniversary event planned for 6 p.m. June 10 at El Patio on Magnolia Street.

The Alumni Association is interested in promoting all class reunions.  Contact Reunion Liaison Pam Hendrick ’71 at  hendrick.pam@gmail.com.

HISTORY CENTER NEWS
The History Center is open every Wednesday from noon until 5 p.m., during class reunions, for special events and programs and by request by calling Linda Winder at 979-864-6650.

Recent donations include a DVD of photos and videos of current AHS cheerleaders by Brian Corona ’95; a framed photo of former superintendent Herman Smith named Administrator of the Year by the Classroom Teachers Association in 2000; a computer tech collage by staff member Shirley Phillips; a 2006 cap and gown from Jerry Leist; and newspaper clippings of 1967 Memorial Garden project from David Hurta ‘67

Photos of History Center visitors and donations can be seen on the Angleton School History Center on Facebook.

ON THE CALENDAR

April 28 –  AHS education students’ program at History Center

April 29 –  Memorial Garden program. 11:30 a.m.

April 29 –   Class of 1967 visit to History Center.  1-3 p.m.

May 21  –  Angleton Alumni Association meeting. History Center. 2:30 p.m.

May 25 –  Distinguished Alumni reception.  The Pavilion.  5:30-7:30

May 26  –  AHS graduation ceremonies

Sept. 30  – Good Times Reunion

Oct. 6  –   Homecoming football game

Note:  If you have additions or corrections to news items in the AAA newsletter please contact Linda Winder at lwinder4323@att.net.  Newsletter is compiled by Linda Winder and AAA members and distributed via e-mail by membership chairman Murphy Rankin.