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 The Quarterly Newsletter of TMI - An Episcopal Church School                                                  Summer Issue 2004


                         Welcome to New Faculty and Staff

  A
               s the 2004/2005 school year opens, TMI welcomes new faculty and staff members. The English
               Department is home to three new teachers with extensive teaching experience: Rita Stanley : Rita
               earned a B.A. in English as well as a law degree from Southwestern University School of Law. Most
 recently, she taught English, Speech and Rhetoric at Medina Valley High. Rita will teach English II & AP Eng-
 lish. Jenifer Hamilton : Jenifer holds both a B.A. and M.A. in English from UTSA and was an English instructor
 at Palo Alto College.        She will teach English I, English I Honors & Creative Writing. Stephanie Turner :
 Stephanie holds a B.A. degree from Amherst College, and is currently completing her Ph.D. dissertation with
 Princeton. She has taught at The Lewis School in New Jersey and Princeton University. She will teach English
 III, English III Honors & Contemporary Literature.
           The Foreign Language Department is pleased to welcome Margaret Willms . Margaret earned her bach-
 elor's at Trinity University and her master's in education from the University of Illinois. Margaret will teach
 Spanish I & II. The History Department welcomes back one of TMI's own, Howard Wilen '99 . He joins the
 staff with his B.A in History and is completing his M.A. in Teaching from Trinity University. Howard will
 teach Modern World Civilization, AP European History & Government.
           Aaron Hawkins , a graduate of Georgetown University (B.A. in Business) and St. Mary's University
 (M.A. in Economics), has joined the TMI staff in the admission office. In addition to his duties in recruiting,
 Aaron will coach the soccer teams. Mike Bauhof has taken on the role of Coordinator of Marketing and Com-
 munity Relations. Mike is a graduate of Penn State University with a B.A. in Communications and a minor in
 writing. Mike joins the TMI staff after five years as a Public Relations Specialist with KLRN. David Evans has
 joined the Development and Alumni Relations Staff to work in the areas of Annual Giving and Alumni Rela-
 tions. He is a graduate of Trinity
 University and Pittsburgh Theologi-
 cal Seminary.       David was recently
 with the Univ. of New Mexico. He
 will   also     teach   in   the   Religion
 Department. Pam Williams , although
 not a new face at TMI serving as
 Head Junior Varsity and Assistant
 Varsity       Volleyball     coach,      has
 assumed new responsibilities in the
 Registrar's Office and Pam will serve
 as Attendance Clerk/Assistant. She is
 a graduate of the University of the                       New faculty/staff, L-R, back: S. Turner, P. Williams, D. Evans, M. Bauhof.
                                                                     Front: M. Willms, J. Hamilton, R. Stanley, H. Wilen.
 Incarnate Word.
                                       To provide an excellent educational community, with values based on the teachings of Jesus Christ,
        Our Mission                    challenging motivated students to develop their full potential in service and leadership.


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           HEADMASTER’S NOTES
                                                                                   I N S I D E



                                                                                   TMI
                                                       New TMI Chaplain
                                                                he Rev. Scott Brown has joined TMI as Chaplain. In addi-

                 Ronald J. Tribo
                                                       T        tion to Fr. Brown's spiritual leadership, TMI also will
                                                                benefit from his teaching and work with our residential
                                                       life community. Scott will teach Old and New Testament as well as
            ast February, Mr. Tom Frost, the           the 8th Ethics seminar.


    L       Executive Chairman of the Board,
            asked me to serve as the interim
    Headmaster for the 2004-2005 academic
                                                                Fr. Brown grew up in Victoria, TX. After graduation from
                                                       high school, Scott attended Victoria College and the University of
                                                       Houston-Victoria, graduating with a B.S. in 1999. During his col-
    year. Upon accepting his offer, he charged         lege years, Scott worked at his old high school, St. Joseph's,
    me with the task of keeping TMI on a steady        teaching PE and coaching football.
    course. Some might think that staying on a                  Fr. Brown then set out to pursue his theological education
    steady course means making no changes.             at The School of Theology at the University of the South in Sewa-
    However, during my long military career, as        nee, TN. While attending seminary, Fr. Brown worked at St.
    well as thirteen years at TMI, I learned that      Andrew's Sewanee School, a 6th-12th grade Episcopal school.
    change is inevitable and that standing still is    Upon graduation from Sewanee in May
    the same as going backwards.                       2002, Scott was assigned to St. David's
            One example of change was the              Episcopal Church and School in San
    result of a conversation at the final faculty      Antonio.
    meeting of the 2003-2004 school year. The                   While working at St. David's,
    entire faculty expressed concern about the         Scott was fortunate to meet and then
    inequities in student contact time and             marry Kimberly. Kimberly works as a
    course pacing over the academic year under         physician's assistant for two doctors
    the schedule that had been in place for over       serving three nursing homes. They will         The Rev. Scott Brown
    three years. They wanted to change it. We          reside on campus in the Semmes House.
    agreed to have them develop an alternative
    schedule for possible implementation in the       always keep in mind our Mission Statement to provide an excellent
    academic year 2005-2006.       A committee,       educational community, with values based on the teachings of
    headed by Jennifer Jacobson, developed a          Jesus Christ, challenging motivated students to develop their full
    new schedule within a mere two week               potential in service and leadership. I look forward to leading this
    period of time. It was agreed that there was      energized team of dedicated faculty, staff and support professionals,
    nothing to be gained by waiting to employ         because I sense a renewed vitality and spirit. Parents, Alumni, fam-
    the new schedule a year later, and the deci-      ily and friends are also significant members of our team. Your
    sion   was     made     to    implement      it   constant support of our Mission Statement, Core Values and Honor
    immediately. This is one example of the           Code augments our ability to develop and graduate servant leaders
    kind of change you will see at TMI.               who are the true measure of maintaining a steady course. Together
            We will continue to make positive         we are a stronger team and I look forward to meeting and working
    changes as the year progresses.       We will     with all of you this year.


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                                                      OUR TMI COMMUNITY




                             10th Year Celebration of Stars Over TMI


   T
             en years ago, TMI began the wonderful tradition of a fundraising gala held on
             campus. In 1995, under the guidance of founding chairwoman Jerilyn Blan-
             chard, many parents, alumni and friends organized one of the greatest events
   TMI has ever seen. Today, Stars Over TMI is an integral part of the school and over a
   ten-year period will raise $1,000,000 for school improvements, learning resources and
   financial-aid awards. On September 18, 2004, TMI will celebrate Stars' 10th anniversary
   and honor Jerilyn Blanchard for her vision and dedication.
            TMI thanks all the wonderful volunteers who make this night successful. This
   year's Committee Chairs are: Nancy Austin, Amy Bastoni, Cindy Crews, Sheryl Eck,
   Rachel Fuentes, Kirk Nash, Terri Weynand and DeeAnn Wilson. Many thanks also to
   table sponsors, to date, who support this event. Star-Spangled Sponsors include Mr. &
   Mrs. Robert M. Ayres, Jr. '44, Frost Bank, Paul & Allice Duran, Charles & Bennie                                    Jeff & Jerilyn Blanchard,
   Thompson '48 & Terri & Jim Weynand. Red, White, & Blue Sponsors include Mr. & Mrs.                                  Founding Chairs in 1995

   James Bastoni, Mr. & Mrs. Larry Biedenharn '76, Jerilyn & Jeff Blanchard/First Capital Group, Cusick Cattle Com-
   pany, Ben & Jan Davis, Ellison Management, LLC, Gabriel A. Magraner MD, FACG, The Howell Family & RPS
   Painting Inc. All-American Sponsors include BFI Waste Service of Texas, L.P., Chapman Schewe/CDP, John & Jane
   Cozad, Cram Roofing Co, Inc., Episcopal Diocese of West Texas, Express Carriers, Joe & Lacie Gorder, Grande Ford
   Truck Sales, Inc., Jennings Anderson Ford, Laredo Animal Clinic, Leonard Contracting, Jim & Myriam McDo-
   nough, Sandy & Carla Norman, Ruben & Blanca Perez, TMI Alumni Association, Ron & Jeri Tribo, The
   Quantitative Group, Clifford & and Elizabeth Waller, and Wells Fargo Private Client Services. Ad Sponsors: Akin,
   Doherty, Klein & Feuge, P.C., Cardiology Clinic of San Antonio, Curney, Garcia, Farmer, Pickering & House, Lyons
   & Rhodes Attorneys at Law, Oakwell Farms Orthodontics, Phyllis Browning and Shadrock & Williams Masonry, Ltd.
   We are also very thankful for our additional sponsors of the Program: DOCUmation, Inc., and our Favors Sponsor:
   Eichlitz, Dennis, Wray & Westheimer. Look for feature story with photos in the fall issue of TMI TODAY!

                                                      Looking Back at Last Year




     Brigadier General (Ret) Gary & Jeannie Murray     The 9th grade class basket overwhelmed guests as they   Parent Sheryl Eck shows her winning
      with Cadet Michael Schneid ‘04 at Stars 2003.      won the competition between the classes last year.       raffle ticket to MC Bill Taylor.




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                                           The Class of 2004 is off to                                                  Scott Lopez
                                           college and here is where they                                               Abilene Christian University
                                           are heading:                                                                 Andrea Lucado
                                           Julia Arias                                                                  Abilene Christian University
                                           Baylor University                                                            Bendan Moore
                                           Gary Banks                                                                   Westmont College
                                           Colorado School of Mines
    PANTHER


                                                                                                                        Onyema Okolo
                                           Kate Brougher                                                                John Hopkins University
                                   PRIDE

                                           Westmont College                                                             Lauren Partin
                                           James Brown                                                                  Texas Tech University
                                           TCU                                                                          Lenny Rajunov
                                           Paul Brown                                                                   University of Texas at Austin
                                           University of Denver              The class of 2004 stands in front of the
                                                                                  WTMA monument at TMI.                 Colin Raymond
                                           Paul Butler                                                                  North Georgia College and
                                           Texas Lutheran University                                                     Univeristy
                                           Allison Catalani                                                             Jon Ridewood
        CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2004




                                           SMU                                                                          University of Texas at Austin
                                           Nonny Chizea                                                                 Clay Roberson
                                           Hamilton College                                                             University of Texas at Austin
                                           Hope Collins                                                                 Brian Rodriguez
                                           Wheaton College (Illinois)                                                   West Point
                                           Neil Conrad                                                                  Robert Rumble
                                           Tulane University                                                            TCU
                                           Dustin Dunbar                                                                Robert Sanchez
                                           United States Naval Academy                                                  Yale University
                                           Mary Durst                       Maggie Stephens ‘04 makes her way out of    Macleay Scaljon
                                           University of Texas at Austin                 Coates Hall.                   University of Texas at Austin
                                           Nick Eisenberg                                                               Katie Schlecht
                                           Embry Riddle Aeronautical                                                    Texas A&M University
                                           College                                                                      Michael Schneid
                                           Bia Fernandez                                                                Providence College
                                           St. Mary’s University                                                        Karalea Shudde
                                           Ashley Geyer                                                                 Westmont College
                                           Princeton University                                                         Elizabeth Simmons
                                           James Gonzalez                                                               Texas A&M University
                                           University of Denver                                                         Wes Smith
                                           Kyle Gregory                                                                 St. Mary’s University
                                           University of Colorado at                                                    Storm Somoza
                                            Boulder                                                                     Texas A&M University
                                           Brian Henderson                  Robert Rumble , Hope Collins, Jack Vela     Maggie Stephens
                                           Texas A&M University                and James Brown class of 2004.           Vanderbilt Univeristy
                                           John Jacobson                                                                Colby Swain
                                           Tulane University                                                            TCU
                                           Michael Jourdan                                                              Ben Swearingen
                                           Stephen F. Austin University                                                 Baylor University
                                           Morgan Keish                                                                 Jack Vela
                                           Baylor University                                                            Vanderbilt University
                                           Jacob Kelly                                                                  Brandon Vowinkle
                                           Purdue University                                                            Westmont College
                                           Katie Klopman                                                                Geoff Warburton
                                           Westmont College                                                             Texas A&M University
                                           Aaron Kolitz                                                                 Barclay West
                                           University of Denver                                                         The Citadel
                                           Ryan Kuehl                                  Graduation at the
                                                                                 Bishop Johnston Amphitheatre.          Emily Young
                                           Baylor University                                                            Sam Houston State University

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                              CALENDAR OF EVENTS



   September
                Stars Over TMI - 10th Anniversary Celebration


    18         Pass In Review - 2:50 PM                                                                    The TMI Color Guard stands



    22                                                                                                     before the TMI Sudent Body on
                                                                                                           Convocation Day 2004.




    October
               Homecoming - Spaghetti Dinner and Pep Rally


    21         Homecoming - Football Game (TMI vs Oakridge)


    22         Homecoming
                                                                                                           Quincy Seale ‘05, Senior Class
                                                                                                           President, delivers opening



    23
                                                                                                           remarks to the faculty and stu-
               Pass In Review @ 9:00 AM & Carnival @ 10:30 AM                                              dents.
               Alumni Reception @ La Fonda on Maiin




    November
          Fall SPC Trip (Dallas)


    4          Fall Play “Arsenic and Old Lace” (11th, 12th & 13th)
                                                                                                           Susie Cabrerra ‘06 gives a big hug



    11
                                                                                                           to teacher Courtney Duke on the
               Show time at 7:30 in the Alkek Theatre at TMI                                               first day of school.


               Grandparents Day


    12          Thanksgiving Holiday Begins (Nov. 22nd - Nov. 26th)


    22
                                                                                                          Along with those that are return-
      Dates to Remember
                                                                                                          ing, new teachers and new
      *December 10th-11th - Madrigal Dinner
                                                                                                          students greet one another in the
      *February 26th - Military Ball
      *April 8th - TMI Panther Scramble                                                                   “Greeting” on Convoation Day.

                 TMI Today Staff: Lacey Jordan and Diane Almaguer (210) 698-7175, ext. 215


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        IN STEP WITH THE CORPS OF CADETS                                                 LTC JOHN A. COULTER II




    Final Military Review for 2003-2004
             cademic year 2003-04 was a very successful         most critical of judges) and they exhibited a confidence


    A        one for the Corps of Cadets. To begin with, the
             competition for the MacArthur Cup was excep-
    tionally keen and won by Bravo Company, under the
                                                                and firm purpose.
                                                                        In the past three years, TMI has sent 46 cadets
                                                                to JROTC summer camp training at Camp Bullis. TMI
    outstanding leadership of Cadet Barclay West '04 as Com-    cadets continue to excell. TMI cadets received leader-
    mander and Cadet Jason Feuge ‘05 as First Sergeant.         ship awards at a rate of three times the camp average.
           Competition for the MacArthur Cup takes place        Worthy of particular mention are: Cadet Brittany Peace
    throughout the school year.    Cadets are evaluated in      ‘06-Outstanding      Platoon   Sergeant,   Cadet   Michael
    seven areas: inspections in rank, graded pass-in-reviews,   Spencer ‘06-Outstanding Squad Leader, Cadet Joey
    over-all academic grades, leadership class grade average,   Lenox ‘05-awarded the Recondo Qualification, one of
    physical fitness unit average, marksmanship unit average    only six to be recognized out of 400 cadets attending the
    & platoon-squad drill performance.                          training camp.
                                                                        Both the TMI Rifle Team and the Physical Fit-
                                                                ness Platoon attained high achievements in 2003-2004.
                                                                The Physical Fitness platoon completed its first year
                                                                under the demanding supervision of Assistant Comman-
                                                                dant, 1Lt Chris Adams '99. This rigorous physical
                                                                training, which is reflective of the nation's military acad-
                                                                emies and military colleges, will serve well to the four
                                                                seniors going on to West Point, Annapolis, the Corps of
                                                                Cadets at Texas A&M, and The Citadel.
    The MacArthur cup was presented to Barclay West ‘05                 The Rifle team under the coaching of Deputy
    with guidon Warren Tichenor ‘07 by Allan Rupe '80 and       Commandant SGM Turner McGarity won the City
                     Ernest Brown '80.
                                                                Championship for the second consecutive year. The
           In Drill, B Company placed First in Pass-In-         team captain Cadet Brian Hernandez ‘04 helped
    Reviews and Best Drilled Platoon under Cadet Breanne        increase the margin of victory to 363 points versus 150
    Schiffer ‘05. An honorable mention goes to Alpha Com-       for the previous year.
    pany, which won the marksmanship competition                        In the past five years, TMI has sent 14 cadets to
    outright, and to Charlie Company which placed first in      federal military academies. This year Dustin Dunbar
    the pass-in-reviews and won best platoon.                   will join two TMI graduates currently at Annapolis and
           Another area of excellence for 2003-04 was the       Brian Rodriguez will join three TMI graduates at West
    battalion's appearance in off campus parades. For the       Point and Robert Sanchez became the second TMI grad-
    first time ever, the Battalion marched in the Boerne        uate in three years to move onto Yale University.
    Christmas parade. And continuing an age old tradition,              TMI cadets continue to prove themselves as
    the cadets marched in the Battle of Flowers parade. In      leaders in the classroom, on the drill field, and in ath-
    both cases, the cadets won high praise from alumni (the     letic competition.
                                                                                                           LTC John Coulter


                                            KEEPERS OF TRADITION


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                         Alumni
 4th Annual Skeet Shoot and BBQ Benefit

            he 4th Annual TMI Alumni Associa-                                          individual prizes were awarded.


    T       tion Skeet Shoot and Barbeque dinner
            was held at the San Antonio Gun Club
    on August 27, 2004. Once again the event was
                                                                                          Male Individual shooting honors went to
                                                                                       Ken Krueger D.D.S. Dr. Krueger blazed away
                                                                                       and just edged out TMI student Joey Lenox by
    put together under the leadership of Ernest                                        one point.
    Brown IV, class of '80.            That Friday was                                    Female Individual shooting honors went to
    another toasty San Antonio summer day. However, a                           Jackie Browning who captained a team from
    reoccurring breeze helped keep the the onlookers some-                      Chicago Title Company.
    what cool, and provided an additional challenge for the                               First place Team shooting honors went to a
    shooters.                                                                   group put together by Doug Mebane class of '46.
            With the opening of dove season just five days                      Doug's team shot a blazing 182 out of a possible
    away, 60 plus shotgun enthusiasts turned out over the                       250.
    course of the afternoon to sharpen their skills. Some                                 All proceeds from the Alumni Skeet Shoot
    came as teams, and others shot as individual competi-                       and Barbeque dinner will go to fund the TMI
    tors. Twenty of the competitors were TMI alumni.                            Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship.                   This
                Five fields were arranged by the Gun Club.                      fund is growing toward its initial goal of $25,000.
    Each one featured a difficult challenge for the shooters.                   Once this goal is reached, a yearly scholarship will
    Each participant fired at ten clay birds per field for a                    be awarded to a deserving TMI student.
    total of 50 birds for the afternoon.                                                  Next year, Ernest has pledged to double the
            When the guns were finally silenced, the crew                       number of participants so that the 5th Annual
    turned their attention to a delicious barbeque dinner                       Alumni Skeet Shoot and Barbeque will be the best
    catered by the Barbeque Station. After dinner, team and                     one yet!




                                                                                                     Joey Lenox ‘05 takes 2nd place at the Skeet
                 Many alumni gathered together at the Skeet Shoot and Barbecue Benefit.
                                                                                                                  Shoot this year.




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                                                       MY      TMI


    AP Scholars at TMI
            he academic excellence of the TMI student body has once again been demonstrated for all see. The


    T       scores from the 2004 Advanced Placement (AP) exams are now available. The outstanding results of our
            Advanced Placement students make us all proud. 56 sophomores, juniors and seniors took Advanced
    Placement exams. The result was an outstanding 91percent pass rate. This is an improvement over the previous
    year's pass rate of 80 percent. Sixty-four percent of TMI students passed with a score of 4 or 5, with 5 the highest
    attainable mark.
            The mean AP score for TMI was 3.71. By comparison the national average is 2.95 and the Texas average is
    2.69!   Within the 52 members of the Class of 2004, two students earned the recognition of AP Scholars with Dis-
    tinction, five were AP Scholars with Honor, and three were named AP Scholars.
            The role of the faculty cannot be overlooked when touting the TMI AP exam scores. With their expertise,
    additional training, and extra time commitment, our students are able to master the extensive amount of material
    necessary to produce such truly outstanding results.



    TMI Corps Guidons
            he Final Military Review for the 2003-04 school year occurred at TMI on May 21, 2004. The Corps of


    T       Cadets was reviewed by Lt. Gen. Marcus A. Anderson, USAF (ret). Under his watchful eye, the compa-
            nies received distinctive new TMI Guidons. The new Guidons are in the school colors, orange and
    black. They include the TMI letter in the type used in 1927, when the school changed from West Texas Military
    Academy to Texas Military Institute.
            Each new Guidon was presented to the current company commander by a former TMI Corps of Cadet
    company commander.
            Alpha Company - Mr. Kirk Francis '69 presented the Alpha company Guidon. Mr. Francis is Texas Aggie
    Band Class of 1975. He serves on the TMI Board of Trustees and as past president of the TMI Alumni Associa-
    tion. He is President & CEO of Cross Financial Services, and Mayor of the city of Hill Country Village.
            Bravo Company - The Hon. Joseph A. Cohn '46
    presented the Bravo Company Guidon. While at TMI,
    Judge Cohen commanded the Honor Company, later he
    was a Distinguished Military Graduate of the University of
    Texas, class of 1950. He serves on the TMI Board of
    Trustees and is a former Judge of the Nueces County
    Court of Law.
            Charlie Company - Mr. Richard Heard '80 pre-
    sented the Charlie Company Guidon.              Mr. Heard
    graduated from Texas A&M in 1984 and was commis-
    sioned into the U.S. Army Reserve. He is currently the             Mr. Richard Heard ‘80, Judge Joseph A. Cohn ‘46 &
    Director of Marketing and Sales for WEBlink.                       Mr. Kirk Francis ‘69 presenting the TMI Guidons.

            This year's Military review, more than any event in recent years, symbolized the lasting link between
    former and current TMI cadets. TMI has a proud and honorable military tradition that is kept alive by our cur-
    rent cadets.                                                                                                   LTC Coulter



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                                                   ALUMNI HISTORY


                                                  Dan Blocker ‘46
                              Television Star, Teacher, Veteran and Businessman
              an Blocker, best known as the "big" brother Hoss Cartwright on the hit TV


  D           series Bonanza, was born in Bowie County in 1928. Right from the very begin-
              ning Dan was known as a big child. His birth weight was 14 pounds, the largest
  baby ever born in Bowie County. It is said that by the time he was 12 years old, he stood
  over six feet tall and weighed 200 pounds.
             Upon his arrival at Texas Military Institute in 1943, he was immediately a favorite
  player on the football team. Dan’s activities at TMI went far beyond playing football. He
  was President of both his Sophomore and Junior classes, and Vice President of his Senior
  class. Cadet Sergeant Blocker helped lead both his platoon and his company to the dis-                Dan Blocker at TMI.

  tinction of being the best in the cadet battalion.
             After graduation from TMI, Dan attended Hardin-Simmons University. It is no surprise that he was an out-
  standing football player at HSU. Ultimately, Dan received his bachelor’s degree in Speech and Drama from Sul Ross
  State University. After receiving his degree, Dan turned down several offers to play professional football, and to box
  professionally. Dan decided to pursue one of his true desires and spent summer acting in Boston's summer stock
  theater.
             Dan returned to wear the uniform he proudly served during his time at TMI when he went to war in Korea.
  Dan was an Infantry First Sergeant with the 45th Infantry Division. He soon found himself in the thick of the fight-
  ing. During one 10-hour battle with his unit pinned down by enemy fire, Dan led his troops to repulse several
  "human wave" attacks. In the midst of the hand-to-hand fighting, Dan is credited with saving the lives of several of
  his men.
                                      His tour of duty completed, Dan retuned to the USA and married his college sweet-
                                 heart. Soon thereafter, he enrolled again at Sul Ross State. This time he earned his M.A.
                                 degree. From here, Dan began pursuing another of his true desires…teaching. He taught
                                 English in Sonora, Texas, and later in Carlsbad, New Mexico. His love of teaching, lead
                                 Dan to move to California and enroll at UCLA to begin work on his doctorate. While at
                                 UCLA, Dan's life took another dramatic turn.
                                      Dan was cast in the role of the middle brother, Hoss Cartwright, on the soon to be
                                 hit television series Bonanza. Dan starred in this series from 1965 to 1972. Bonanza is still
      Dan Blocker as “Hoss”
                                 considered to be one of the most successful TV series ever. After a very lucrative but rel-
  atively short career in television, he opened a steak restaurant chain named after his favorite TV show…Bonanza.
             Sadly, Dan died in 1972 from complications after a gall bladder operation. Dan was survived by his wife Dol-
  phia, his twin daughters Debra and Danna, and two sons, David and Dirk.
             Dan was never comfortable with the spotlight brought about by his acting fame. This gentle 6 foot 4 inch,
  300 pound giant was much more at home and comfortable with his life in O'Donnell, Texas, spending time with
  friends and family.
             His classmates of 1946 have fond memories of Dan as a kind and fun loving person, without guile or the
  need to be in the limelight.
                                                                                                              LTC John Coulter


                                                    Alumni History


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                                             ALUMNI HAPPENINGS

                                   Alumni Homecoming 2004
                                        October 22-23

                                                   Friday, October 22
                                   5:30 - 7:00 PM           Headmaster's Reception - Ayres Breezeway
                                   7:30 PM                  Homecoming Football Game (TMI vs Oakridge)
                                                Saturday, October 23
                                   9:00 AM                  Pass in Review
                                   10:00 AM - 2:00PM        School Carnival
                                   10:00 AM & 11:00 AM      Campus Tours - meet at MacArthur statue
                                   11:30 AM - 1:00 PM       B-B-Q Lunch
                                   1:00 PM                  Alumni/Student Soccer and Basketball Games
                                   5:00 - 7:00 PM           All Alumni Mixer - La Fonda on Main
                                                            (2415 North Main Avenue)



                                     CLASS REUNION ACTIVITIES.
 60th Reunion - Classes of '43, '44, '45 & '46               Golden Years Reunion
 Contact Lamar Moore ‘44 (325) 698-2442.                     Classes of '47, '48, '49, '50, & '51
 Saturday, October 23                                        Contact Art Muir ‘49 (805) 495-0132
 Dinner at the San Antonio Country Club.                     or artmuir@adelphia.net
                                                             Friday, October 22
                                                             5:30 PM Reunion reception, Holiday Inn Select,
 25th Reunion - classes of '78, '79, & '80                   77 NE Loop 410 ($15, cash bar)
 Contact Robin Davis-Keogh ‘79 (210) 479-8777                Saturday, October 23
 Friday, October 22                                          11:30 AM - Reunion Luncheon, Texas Land & Cattle Co.
 9:00 PM after football game, gather at Scenic Loop Café     NE Loop 410 (cash)
 Saturday, October 23                                        12:45 PM - City Bus Tour, 2.5 hours
 5:00 - 7:00 PM All Alumni Reception - La Fonda on Main      ($35, assumes at least 20 go, otherwise cancelled)
 7:30 PM Reunion Dinner - Water Street Oyster Bar            6:30 PM - Reunion Cocktail Hour (cash bar)
 ($24 per person, choice of Chicken Rockefeller,             7:30 PM - Reunion Banquet
 Shrimp Harpoon, Top Sirloin, or Salmon in lemon             ($35, Roast Beef, Chicken, Flounder, or Vegetarian)
 dill sauce)                                                 Sunday, October 24
 Sunday, October 24                                          10:00 AM - Breakfast Buffet ($8.95 primarily for
 11:30 AM - Goodbye Brunch                                   those staying at hotel) Holiday Inn Select




 *For Alumni homecoming information/questions, contact David Evans at TMI: (210) 698-7175, ext: 223. Look for
 postcard in the mail or go to www.tmi-sa.org (Alumni page) for details & reply card.




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                                                 Alumni News

                             1947                            Stacy Wolverton has been living in Lancaster, PA for
  Miles “Bud” Durfey competed in the Skip Barber For-        the past 3 years. She is engaged and plans on a wed-
  mula Dodge Midwestern Championship Series driving          ding next summer. She is currently working with
  an open-wheel R/T 2000 racecar with an open cockpit,       gifted kids in 21 districts.
  front and rear wings, five-speed sequential gearbox and
  speeds in excess of 135 mph.                                                       1997
                                                             Ethan Clements spent six years in the Marine Corps
                             1951                            Reserves. He spent one year in Guantanamo Bay,
  John Feagin M.D. was honored as a Distinguished Grad-      Cuba during Operation Enduring Freedom. He is cur-
  uate of the United States Military Academy on May 25th.    rently working on his degree at UTSA and is engaged.

                              1964                           Andrea Holt will begin her Ph.D. program at the Uni-
  Rick Hagemeister M.D. was an honoree at the Texas Gulf     versity of Alabama in the fall.
  Coast Chapter of Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. In
  recognition for his clinical research in the advancement                           2000
  of cures for patients with Hodgkin’s disease and non-      JR Lanis will begin UT Law School in the fall
  Hodgkin’s lymphoma.                                                                 2001
                                                             Starr Kealhofer IV currently is working as a firefighter
                             1984
                                                             and paramedic in Florida.
  Joe M. Carmack received his degree in psychology from
  UT in Austin. He moved to Spain where he studied Span-                             2002
  ish at the University of Madrid and two years later        Cassie Mattox was invited into the Biology Honors
  moved to Italy to study at the University of Milan.        program at Lenoir-Rhyne College.
                             1984                            Annie Nielsen ended her sophomore year at Texas
  Dai Nguyen Arwood lives in Ft. Worth with her husband      A&M with her selection to the University’s Honor
  and two children. Dai works for the Kiplinger Washing-     Council!
  ton Editors in DC via telecommuting.

                           1993
  Brian Gant received his M.B.A. degree in Analytical
  Finance and Marketing from Northwestern’s Kellogg
                                                                              In Memoriam
                                                             1934
  School of Management.                                      Edgar Basse passed away on July 8, 2004.
  Raymond Navarro lives in Oklahoma City, OK with his
  wife and four children. He is a database analyst for an    1942
  Oklahoma based company, American Fidelity. He is           Courtenay “Coco” Winfield McAlpin, Sr. entered the
  completing his initial eight year contract with the Army   gates of eternal life on April 1, 2004.
  Reserve where he is a Drill Sergeant.
                                                             1944
                            1995                             Adrian “Eddie” Salling, Jr. passed away June 8, 2004.
  Carleton Clement graduated from the Univeristy of Tulsa
  in 1999. He lives in Denver with his wife.                 1946
                                                             Joe Foster passed away spring 2004.
  Brian Nowlin graduated from Trinity in 1999 and com-
  pleted his M.A. in 2002. He is working on his Ph.D. in     1973
  Literature at the University of Dallas.                    Richard (Dick) Martin Lucas died on June 25, 2004,
                                                             following a short illness.
                            1996
  Julia Webster-Shulman is enrolled in the Physician
                                                             Former Teachers
  Assistant program at Texas Tech University Health Sci-
                                                             Arline Carrington passed away on May 20, 2004.
  ences Center.

  Jessica Margarette Karam graduated from Texas Christ-      Maria Luisa Corona de Shaffer, TMI’s first female
  ian University in May 2000, from St. Mary’s School of      teacher, passed away on July 17, 2004.
  Law in May 2003, passed the Bar and is now practicing
  law in San Antonio.

              Please submit class notes and your updated information via the website at www.tmi-sa.org

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                                                                                                                   TMI H e a d m a s t e r
                                              GET INVOLVED                                                         Mr. Ronald J. Tribo
                                                                                                                   TMI Board of Governors
                                                                                                                   The Rt. Rev. James E. Folts, Chair
                                         Sally Foster Sales Begin!!                                                Mr. Tom C. Frost, Jr. ’45, Exec Chair
                                               Get a jump on your holiday shop-                                    Mrs. Jane Cozad
                                                                                                                   Rt. Rev. Gary Lillibridge
                                               ping! Great wrapping paper and gifts                                Mr. James P. McDonough
                                                                                                                   Mr. Eric B. Moore
                                               can be found through the Sally Foster
                                                                                                                   Mr. Lamar H. Moore, Jr. ’44
                                               catalog that will come home with all                                Mr. J. David Oppenheimer ’67
                                                                                                                   Mr. Robert George Reed III
     TMI students, or encourage friends, family and coworkers to shop through                                      Mr. Charles Thompson, Jr. ’48
     sallyfoster.com. It's easy to get started: go to sallyfoster.com, click student section, click                Mr. Stephen E. Walker
                                                                                                                   The Rev. Clifford Waller
     e-mail campaign, and then register your child so he or she will receive credit for sales                      Mr. Timothy Word ‘46
                                                                                                                   Governors Emeriti
     (school account #: 360701). All proceeds go to the TMI Family Association for special                         Mr. Jeffrey Blanchard
     school projects benefiting TMI and its students.                                                              Mr. T. Drew Cauthorn
                                                                                                                   Mr. A. Baker Duncan
                                                                                                                   Mrs. Dot Hemminghaus
                                                                                                                   The Rt. Rev. John MacNaughton
         Shopping dates: September 27-October 8. All orders must be in by October 13.                              Mr. Palmer Moe
                                                                                                                   MG (Ret) Rudolph Ostovich III
                                                                                                                   Alumni Assn President
                                     Order Your Own Saber Today!!                                                  Mr. Samuel D. Dibrell ‘59
                                                                                                                   TMI Board of Trustees
     It has always been tradition for offi-
                                                                                                                   Mr. Keith Baker
     cers in the military to drill with                                                                            Mr. Ernest Brown IV ‘80
                                                                                                                   Dr. Dianna Burns
     sabers. Since the early years of TMI                                                                          Mr. Joseph Cohn, Jr. ‘46
     this has gone without exception.                                                                              Mr. Howard E. (Ben) Davis
                                                                                                                   Mr. Kirk Francis ’70
     Two years ago, TMI officers drilled                                                                           The Rev. Paul A. Frey
                                                                                                                   The Rev. Kimberly Spire Folts
     with the standard U.S. Army saber - this has since been changed. In 2001, Cadet Sarah Vellom                  GEN Ralph E. Haines, Jr. ’30
     '05 designed a saber that is unique to the TMI Corps of Cadets. Using the U.S. Army saber as the              Mrs. Beth Houck Hawkins ‘97
                                                                                                                   Dr. Elizabeth Hollamon
     base for the TMI saber, Cadet Vellom 's design includes engraving on each side of the blade to                Mrs. Brenda Johnson
                                                                                                                   Rev. Dan Lauer
     reflect the tradition encompassed in TMI's 110 year history. The saber design includes: the TMI
                                                                                                                   Mr. Douglas Mebane, Jr. ’46
     Corps of Cadets Coat of Arms, the West Texas Military Academy Coat of Arms, the Original Uni-                 Mr. Ross Mery, Sr. ‘75
                                                                                                                   Dr. Donald Mills
     form Button Design, the Crest of the Episcopal Church, Five Stars (in recognition of General                  Mr. Mike Monroe
     Douglas MacArthur, Class of 1897), and the Four Pillars of Cadet Life at TMI (Academics, Athlet-              The Rev. James Murguia ‘87
                                                                                                                   Mrs. Carla Norman
     ics, Military, and Spirituality). These sabers are made by the Spanish company Bermejo S.A.,                  Mrs. Lisa Reed
                                                                                                                   Mrs. Dianne Rockefeller
     which has specialized in the manufacturing of sabers since 1910, and are now available to all                 Canon Garry Schnelzer
     military alumni. Each saber includes spaces for engraving your full name and class year and                   Mr. Rick W. Smith, Jr. ’71
                                                                                                                   Mrs. Virginia Snip
     cost $320. Sabers can be ordered through the Commandant's Office - 1LT Chris Adams; (210)                     Mrs. Helen Taylor
                                                                                                                   Mr. Michael Trollinger
     698-7175 ext. 228 or c.adams@tmi-sa.org.
                                                                                                                   Mr. Tobin Walker ’89



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