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Jack Etheredge - glioblastoma


Pat Trahan - ongoing health issues
Diane Barker - pacemaker implanted
Charlotte Pace - cancer
Diane Barker’s sister, Patricia Koziuk - cancer recurrence
Ricky Bradley - hand surgery
Linda DeCuir’s husband, Murphy McFadden - gallbladder surgery
Linda DeCuir’s granddaughter, Drew Boullion - kidney issues
Joyce Marceaux - health issues

Jeanette Constantine’s husband, Dennis - heart stints

Dorothy Day  - TJ faculty member

Louis Havens -  the husband of classmate, Christi Kirkland, and brother of classmate, Jeanette Havens        

Ned Cole - Coach at Woodrow Wilson
F.J. Schexnayder - brother of Jimmy Schexnayder
Lonie Gaspard -  brother of Katherine "Katie" Gaspard
Jimmy Campbell - brother of Kay Campbell

Texas Independence Day - March 2


Texas Independence Day commemorates the adoption of the Texas Declaration of Independence on March 2, 1836. This event marked Texas’ independence from Mexico. Sixty delegates from all over Texas signed the declaration. Its language in many ways parallels the 1776 Declaration of Independence of the United States, which is observed on Independence Day, also known as “the fourth of July”. The Republic of Texas was annexed to the US by joint resolution of the US Congress nine years after the Texas Declaration of Independence was signed. The US Congress then admitted Texas as a constituent state of the Union on December 29, 1845. Texas Independence Day is an official holiday in Texas. Sam Houston Day is also observed on March 2, marking the birthday of the man who led the Texans to victory over Mexican troops at the battle of San Jacinto.


The San Jacinto Monument

The San Jacinto Monument, designed by architect Alfred C. Finn and engineer Robert J. Cummins, is a 570-foot (173.7 m) high column located in Harris County, Texas, United States, near the city of Deer Park . The monument is topped with a 220-ton star that commemorates the site of the Battle of San Jacinto, the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution. The monument, constructed between 1936 and 1939 and dedicated on April 21, 1939, is the world's tallest monument tower, and masonry tower, and is part of the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, located along the Houston Ship Channel. The column is an octagonal shaft faced with Texas Cordova shellstone, topped with a 34-foot (10 m) Lone Star - the symbol of Texas. Visitors can take an elevator to the monument's observation deck for a view of Houston, the Houston Ship Channel and the USS Texas.

The following photos are located in Photo Gallery in  "Most Recent Photos"
January 25, 2019 - Tearing down Sam Houston Elementary
  Pearce Movie Theatre
  Townsend Ice Cream Company
  Park Plaza Theatre
  One of the cars that operated along the Interurban Railway. The right of way is still there.
  Claude Camack - barber before Mr. Roberts Bought it

Christie Flanagan, one of the famed "Four Hoursemen"

Christie Flanagan, born on Dec. 8, 1905 in Beaumont, Texas, graduated from Port Arthur High School in 1923 where he played varsity football. Although he didn't make All-State, he was considered one of the best players to come out of Texas in the 1920s.
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Jan Russell shared this for Texas Independence Day


The Texas Alphabet.

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