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Nelson Bruns back from Chapter Eternal

We received some good news last week. Hubert Nelson Bruns - “Nelson”, class of 1964, who was previously listed as a member of “Chapter Eternal” contacted us to announce that he is alive, well and living in Houston! Hopefully Nelson can join us at the reunion and relate a few stories about how he’s been spending the past few years.

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Alpha Tau Omega CJ majors demonstrate patriotic feelings

This article by Kolby Flowers originally appeared in The Houstonian, May 3, 2011.

In the aftermath of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden’s death, new debates have emerged.

What happens next for the ‘War on Terror?’”

34 ATOs Shane Rankin & Mike Ritchie”Americans understand the costs of war,” President Barack Obama said in a press conference Sunday night. “Yet, as a country, we will never tolerate our security being threatened, nor stand idly by when our people have been killed.”

On nights like this one, we can say to those families who have lost loved ones to al-Qaida’s terror: Justice has been done.”

However, bin Laden’s death does not mark the end of the U.S. effort.

There’s no doubt that al-Qaida will continue to pursue attacks against us,” Obama said. “We must, and will remain vigilant at home and abroad.”

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April Birthdays 2011


Date Name
1-Apr Douglas Shawn Broadrick
1-Apr Peyton Mathis
6-Apr Tim Franer
7-Apr Dr. James E. Gilmore
12-Apr John M. Lamar
13-Apr Troy Vanderhoof
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March Birthdays 2011

Date Name
01-Mar - Byron P. Patterson
01-Mar - Edwin McNeil Hall
01-Mar - Donald R Smith
01-Mar - James Matthew Randall
01-Mar - Ronald P. Klein
02-Mar - Samuel J. Dolan
06-Mar - Bert (Bob) Hoxie Bates Jr.
06-Mar - Matthew Thornton Riedel - Matt
06-Mar - Zachary Douglass Burnett - “Zach”
08-Mar - Joe Smith

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February Birthdays 2011

February 2 Richard L. Dixon
February 3 Kevin Paul Thibodeau
February 3 James E. Chandler
February 9 Mr. Dale Allen King
February 11 Wayne Alan Bowman
February 12 Thomas Martin Evans
February 13 Corey Anderson
February 13 Mr Carl O. Nichols

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Ronald Caldwell obituary

Ronald Caldwell

January 7, 1947 - November 24, 2010

Ronald Hudgins Caldwell, age 63, of Richmond and formerly of Wharton, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010 in Houston.

He was born on Jan. 7, 1947 the son of Merrill Hudgins Caldwell and the late John Caldwell.

Mr. Caldwell was reared in the Hungerford area and graduated from Wharton High School. He earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Sam Houston State College.

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How to make a difference

Orin Covell is the example to follow

by Denise Adams. FromThe Fort Bend Herald Thursday, November 11, 2010 Denise Adams is a former Fort Bend Herald staff writer who is now a high school journalism teacher at B.F. Terry High School. She remains a regular contributor to The Herald as a writer, photographer and weekly columnist.

A city can be characterized by bricks, buildings and roads. A community, on the other hand, is a reflection of the people who live there, those who create a sense of family.

Fort Bend County lost one of its most beloved pillars of the community with the passing of Orin Covell. Orin’s list of accomplishments are enviable — numerous booster clubs, MUD boards and civic boards.

At his wake, the line to greet Orin’s family stretched outside the funeral home and down the driveway. Many of us waited over an hour in line to hug Becky, and everyone from mayors to judges to business executives to college buddies came to pay their respects at both the wake and the funeral.

I remember Orin as the smiling guy in the starched white shirt and impeccable silver hair who’d start to tell me a story and, 30 minutes later, get to the end. But what a marvelous ride Orin took us on when he told his stories.

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Dale M. Dow

Dale Dow, loving husband, father, “Pappy”, and loyal friend to many was born June 22, 1948, in Nocona, Texas.

He is survived by his wife, Karen; daughters, Brooke and husband, Cody, Courtney and husband, Clay; his five precious grandchildren, Zoe Baley and Ava Romine, Parker and Finn Riddle; and brother, Jack Dow and wife, Donna.

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