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November 3, 2014 by Leslie Vernon (Register to contact)

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Friends, enemies, schoolmates: I would ask for your help on a history matter. During the second battle of Sabine Pass daily reports from Dick Dowling to his commanding officers told of happenings and strategies for Fort Griffin. I have read the reports once in a newspaper but cannot remember where. If this information can be obtained it would be useful in finding the Twin Sisters cannons of Sam Houston. Please help if you can.
Leslie E Vernon
(281) 814-XXXX
*****@consolidated.net

Second Novel

July 16, 2013 by Leonard Critcher (Register to contact)

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Leonard Critcher, '63, has released his second novel, Crossing The Line. The second book in a trilogy, it takes place in the late 60's and 70's and has received rave reviews for its fast moving pace and splendid cast of characters. It is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble or through the website, http://www.*****/****.

Drawing The Line

October 25, 2012 by Leonard Critcher (Register to contact)

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Leonard's first novel, Drawing The Line, has been published and is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble. It can also be ordered thru http://www.*****/**** Takes place in 1963-64. 1st 2 chapters available on website. Sequel, Crossing The Line, presently being edited for release in 2013.

50TH ANNIVERSARY

June 9, 2010 by Patti Newby (Register to contact)

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Waltrip turns 50 this year and a huge celebration is being planned for October 16th. We are also doing a cookbook. If you would like to submit recipes please let me know and I will email you the information, *****@jjrcpa.com. Please put Waltrip Cookbook in the subject line.

Thanks,
Patti Newby '78

Waltrip High School News From Around The Web

Country music duo Maddie and Tae visits with students at Houston high school  KTRK-TV

Two young country superstars visited Waltrip High School Monday and talked with students about their experiences of getting into the music business.



Waltrip HS Band Director Named HISD Teacher Of The Month  Patch.com

Waltrip HS Band Director Named Teacher Of The Year - Houston Heights, TX - The Waltrip alum and Army veteran led the school's band program to be ...



Waltrip's Todd Wright hired as head football coach at Ellison High School  kcentv.com

Killeen ISD's Ellison High School on Friday named Todd Wright its new head football coach and athletic coordinator. Last year, Wright led Houston's Waltrip ...



Red stag deer runs loose outside high school in NW Houston  KTRK-TV

There was an unusual sight at Waltrip High School Sunday afternoon.



Jennifer Ertman and Elizabeth Pena murdered while walking near Houston park 25 years ago  KTRK-TV

Jennifer Ertman and Elizabeth Pena were raped, tortured and murdered by gang members while walking near TC Jester on June 24, 1993.



HISD student receives new heart with support from Waltrip HS band  KTRK-TV

The Waltrip High School band rallied around him, raising thousands of dollars to offset medical bills.



Friend of teen killed by train recalls moments before accident  KTRK-TV

Houston police say a 16-year-old Waltrip High School student was struck and killed by a train in northwest Houston this morning.



Ellison hires Todd Wright as head football coach  KWTX

The Ellison Eagles have a new head football coach, Todd Wright takes over the program after Trent Gregory's retirement earlier this year.



Top notch athletes sign their letters of intent for college scholarships on signing day  CW39 Houston

HOUSTON— You may think today is Wednesday, but it's not just another day of the week in sports lingo. It's SIGNING DAY!!! and some of the top pics for ...



Country duo Maddie & Tae speak on importance of music education in Houston  Chron

Country music duo Maddie & Tae, along with Nashville songwriters Josh Kerr and Jon Nite, recently visited Waltrip High School as a part of the CMA ...



Questions remain, investigation pending in fatal train accident  Houston Chronicle

For Waltrip students like Eryc'Charles Shelby, the train tracks near his grandmother's northwest Houston home provided a shortcut to school and had become a ...



Solomon: LeBron to Houston? Oh, the possibilities  Houston Chronicle

The Rockets had the second-best team in the NBA this season. If they figure out a way to add LeBron James to the mix, they would be better equipped to take ...



New HISD schools are opening, but some are bracing for delays  KTRK-TV

Four years after voters overwhelmingly approved a $2 billion bond, HISD students will be walking into six brand new schools. But some schools planned for the ...



Houston's Undertaker celebrates 25-year anniversary  Chron.com

Waltrip High School grad Mark Calaway has come to the ring under plenty of monikers in his 31 years of professional wrestling. Texas Red. The Punisher.



BISD releases applicant list for Beaumont United football position  Beaumont Enterprise

In response to a BeaumontEnterprise.com open records request, Beaumont ISD released on Friday the list of applicants for the position of head football coach ...



Waltrip HS band rallying around teen who needs heart transplant  KTRK-TV

A 15-year-old HISD student needs a new heart and a way to pay for it.



Bryan Woman Remembers Swayze in High School  KBTX

Fans all over the world are mourning the passing of actor Patrick Swayze. A Bryan woman remembers him as a classmate.



Miss Tomball, Parade Float Winners Announced | The Paper Magazine -Covering The Woodlands, Spring, Conroe & North Houston Areas  The Paper Magazine

TOMBALL, Texas – The Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce (GTACC) held its annual Miss Tomball Pageant and Tomball Holiday Parade Saturday, ...



HPD: Teen killed by train in northwest Houston  KTRK-TV

Houston police say a 16-year-old Waltrip High School student was struck and killed by a train in northwest Houston this morning.



It’s a mistake to think the Astros are in trouble  Houston Chronicle

The Astros were no closer to repeating as World Series champions as they busted out of their slump in a big way Wednesday with a 12-1 victory than they would ...



Memorial Hermann's Annual Gala Gives "Celebration" a New Meaning  Houstonia Magazine

Memorial Hermann Foundation celebrated the 30th anniversary of Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital at its annual Circle of Life Gala on Saturday, April 29.



BIG3 offers plenty of appeal to players and fans alike  Houston Chronicle

If you have played basketball, you almost certainly have played some 3-on-3. But it is unlikely you have played the traditional half-court game as it is played in ...



Randy Ertman, father of slain teen, has died  Chron.com

Randy Ertman, whose daughter and a friend were raped and killed by gang members, has died of lung cancer. The 61-year-old died Monday, said Andy Kahan, ...



Examining Undertaker's Journey from College Hoops to Pro Wrestling  Bleacher Report

Long before he walked out to the ring in front of thousands of WWE fans through smoke bathed in blue light with a wide-brimmed hat obscuring his face, ...



T.C. Jester's legacy continues 64 years after his death  Chron.com

Jester, for whom T.C. Jester Boulevard was named, is remembered by his fellow Houstonians, too, said Marks Hinton, author of Historic Houston Streets: Jester ...



Couple celebrates 50th anniversary | Local  The Baytown Sun

Bill and Paula Groberg of Baytown celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 3 with family and friends. When Paula was a senior at Waltrip High ...



Ron Roznovsky, Beloved Purveyor of Burgers, Passes Away  Houstonia Magazine

Ron Roznovsky, longtime owner of Roznovsky's Hamburgers, passed away on Sunday, less than a month after celebrating his 40th anniversary with wife Debby ...



40 years after Houston serial killings, one victim still unidentified  Houston Chronicle

As the 40th anniversary of serial killer Dean Corll's death approaches, a forensic anthropologist is again asking for the public's help in naming the last of 29 ...



Dance floor magic and heart-tugging stories ignite Memorial Hermann gala, raising $3.1 million  CultureMap Houston

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, the 2017 Memorial Hermann Circle of Life Gala proved to be one of the liveliest.



Texans rookie tight end Jordan Akins striking out on a different path  Houston Chronicle

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Five years ago Sunday, a couple hours south of here, Texans rookie tight end Jordan Akins was chasing the dream, ...



The Undertaker: An appreciation of Houston's scariest wrestler  Chron.com

One month after what appeared to be his final match, the Undertaker -- the scariest wrestler to emerge from Houston, Texas -- was spotted going into the ...



$3.1 Million Worth of Fun: Party with 40 Cakes and a Massive Balloon Drop Raises Major Cash for Memorial Hermann  PaperCity Magazine

What does $3.1 million worth of fun? Start with 40, three-tiered cakes and a massive balloon drop and you're getting there. These doctors know how to party.



Former Houston mayoral candidate shows brawn in charity calendar  Chron.com

Former Houston mayoral candidate Fernando Herrera wasn't in the running in this year's race for the city's top seat, but he'll be getting widespread exposure ...



Ex-gang leader executed for '93 deaths of 2 Houston girls  Chron.com

HUNTSVILLE – The legal saga that began several days after the horrifying murder of two teenage Houston girls in 1993 came to an end Tuesday night with the ...



Annika Sorenstam is enjoying life away from the LPGA Tour  Houston Chronicle

Ten years ago this month, Annika Sorenstam announced that she was walking away from the game she loves. The game she so dominated, the sport that she ...



Houston, Men’s Final Four set attendance and viewing records  NCAA.com

The 2016 NCAA Division I Men's Final Four set multiple attendance records for the championship and fan events, as well as cable viewership and streaming ...



Late Sealy coach T.J. Mills embodied Texas high school football  Houston Chronicle

Millions have been touched in some way by Texas football. The passion. The pomp. The purpose. T.J. Mills helped make it what it is. Mills, the gruff and rugged ...



Army National Combine participants  247Sports.com

Here is a look at the list of prospects expected to participate in the 2016 U.S. Army National Combine in San Antonio on Friday, Jan. 8.



CNN Student News - December 3, 2015  CNN

December 3, 2015. This Thursday, CNN Student News begins a two-part series looking at the past and the future of communication as we know it -- the next step ...



54th SHSU Bill Watrous Jazz Festival: Another full day of music, competition scheduled today at Sam Houston  Huntsville Item

Horns were blowing and the music was swinging from early in the morning to late in the evening Friday at the 54th annual Bill Watrous Jazz Festival at Sam ...



Listen: CEO Tad Brown talks Rockets' sale, competing in Houston market  Houston Chronicle

For nearly a decade, Tad Brown has set the tone for the Rockets' business operations side as its chief executive officer, helping the franchise maintain a position ...



Astros' owner Jim Crane brings it to Jerome  Houston Chronicle

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Ellison athletes do more than just wear pink during Breast Cancer Awareness Month  The Killeen Daily Herald

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Times change from when Moses Malone too costly for Rockets at $2.2 million  Houston Chronicle

Rumors and reports from people who are paid to know such things have it that Matthew Dellavedova, a backup guard for Cleveland, is likely to receive a $10 ...



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