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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

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.


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, ***** Please put Waltrip Cookbook in the subject line.

Patti Newby '78

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VIDEO: Fight injures students at Waltrip High School  KTRK-TV

An HISD trustee is seeking answers after the brawl broke out on Friday.

Things To Do (Aug. 24 Edition)  The Leader

The Paul Thorn Band Friday, Aug. 23 7 p.m.. The Heights Theater – 339 W. 19th St. The Paul Thorn Band is performing at The Heights Theater with Rob Baird.

Things To Do (Aug. 3 Edition)  The Leader

Mike Zito's Big Blues Band Friday, Aug. 2 8 p.m.. The Heights Theater – 339 W. 19th St. Mike Zito's Big Blues Band is performing at The Heights Theater with ...

Houston teen celebrates graduation with pizza party for homeless women and kids  KTRK-TV

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- While thousands of teens celebrated their graduation with their friends and family, one teen decided she wanted to make a ...

Things To Do (Aug. 10 Edition)  The Leader

Darden Smith Friday, Aug. 9 7 p.m.. The Heights Theater – 339 W. 19th St. Darden Smith is performing at The Heights Theater with Peter Bradly Adams.

Garden Oaks resident Zamora feeding heart and soul through coaching  The Leader

Garden Oaks resident and Waltrip High School volunteer assistant coach Jaime Zamora oversees hitting drills for junior varsity players Michael Burriss, Anthony ...

Waltrip HS Band Director Named HISD Teacher Of The Month

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 ...

Poerschke named HISD's elementary principal of year  The Leader

It was a top secret mission Wednesday morning as special guests slipped in through the Durham Elementary School kitchen and staff worked to keep the more ...

'He was truly everyone's friend': High school student dies after being struck by train in Texas City  Chron

A 15-year-old boy died early Thursday, hours after he was struck by a Union Pacific train in Texas City just north of FM 1765 along Highway 3. Jason Trevino Jr.

Undertaker returns to Houston for autograph signing  KTRK-TV

FRIENDSWOOD, Texas (KTRK) -- The man behind one of professional wrestling's legendary characters, The Undertaker, is set to meet with fans in the area ...

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

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A teenager who narrowly escaped an oncoming train said his friend, who was struck and killed by the train, didn't know which way the train ...

Mayor Mike Rawlings Gives ZZ Top a Special Recognition for 50 Years  D Magazine

Last night, I went to the Library Bar inside the Warwick for a drink after work. Eight feet or so away from me, an older, long-bearded gentlemen approached the ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

Jeffery Neill Wilburn | Obituaries  Katy Times

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A very lucky Humble resident claimed a winning scratch-off ticket worth $1 million in the Texas Lottery this week. The ticket was purchased at the Valero Corner ...

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.

PHOTOS: Time travel back to Houston in 1993  Chron

Check out the slideshow above for photos of Houston from 1993... What did we see in '93? Among the big stories 25 years ago in Houston were a stunning ...

Past and present Texans royalty suit up for Project 88's Game Day Gala at Eccelsia in Sixth Ward  Chron

Downtown, the excitement surrounding the Astros and Rockets is palpable. In River Oaks, the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships tournament frenzy is rising ...

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.

Houston-area schools with the highest percentage of drug issues in 2016  Chron

One of the burning behavioral issues affecting some Houston-area high schools in 2016 involved drugs. Nearly 50 percent of the top 30 high schools with the ...

Houston ISD student killed by train

A 16-year-old Waltrip High School student was killed Wednesday morning when a train hit him in northwest Houston, officials said. The incident happened about ...

LIVE UPDATES: High school football playoff games from around DFW and the rest of Texas  Star-Telegram

The high school football playoffs are here with a great slate of games this evening. Follow along below for live updates from all the games around Dallas-Fort ...

Bellaire rallies past Westside for 18-6A title

The Westside volleyball team gave Bellaire quite a test this year, taking a non-district five-set victory from the Cardinals before grabbing an early lead in the ...

Fun photos show the wild ways Houstonians celebrate Fourth of July  Houston Chronicle

Houstonians show their Texas pride whenever they get the chance, but Fourth of July serves an annual reminder that it's not the only pride they care about.

The man known as Max was a mentor to many  Houston Chronicle

Gifford Louis Edison, the sports editor at the Houston Defender, was a sharp writer and storyteller, whose masterful voice distinguished him from every radio host ...

Best Garden Oaks Restaurants, Houston 2017  Houston Press

Ten great restaurants for kicking back and unwinding in Garden Oaks/Oak Forest: the land of chill.

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.

Rescuers give child CPR after 3 trapped in crashed car  KTRK-TV

Major accident leaves 3 people trapped in car in northeast Harris Co.

The Undertaker: An appreciation of Houston's scariest wrestler

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 ...

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

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

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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.

County's first public recovery high school aims to help students overcome addiction  Houston Chronicle

Harris County has launched plans for the first public school that will focus on helping high school students overcome drug and alcohol addictions.

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

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

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

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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 ...

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 ...

Army National Combine participants

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Randy Ertman, father of slain teen, has died

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BISD releases applicant list for Beaumont United football position  Beaumont Enterprise

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

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Man shot in neck while answering doorbell in N. Harris Co.  KTRK-TV

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ZZ Top cancels 2017 tour due unspecified medical issues  Beaumont Enterprise

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

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