TJHS ’62 Party 

Celebrating our 75th Birthday

Saturday, April 27, 2019

At the Museum of the Gulf Coast

In Port Arthur

We will provide finger food and entertainment.  BYOB.   

Museum tours will be available.

Museum entrance fee: $4.


Moved this up here, I figure it's what most want to see now...... Those marked with * made some or all of the events.


Carolyn Anawaty Akers *

Peggy Aucoin  Gallier / Jack Gallier *

Skip Austin *

Yolanda Avilez Fischer *

GW Bailey *

Mike Bass

Mary Bergeron Dorsey / Tommy Dorsey *

Roger Cantu *

James Cassel *

Alice Chambers Tate / LeRoy Tate *

Cheryl Chatagnier Harper / V.J. Harper *

Billie Cody Barnett / Rocky Barnett

Betty Craig Elliott / Larry Elliott *

Janet Craig Quebedeaux / Jim Quebedeaux *

Ann Dartez Wright / Gene Wright *

Isabel Delgadillo Prosperie *

Mike Eaves / Laverne Eaves *

Ed Flanagan *

Mary Ell Glass Ruffner *

Emma Gonzales Isleib / Bruce Isleib *

John Green / Marilyn Green *

Jackie Hale Faulk *

Hanna Hampton Drago / Sam Drago *

Carrie Hebert


Warren Henry / Danny Kirwin Henry *

Carol Johnson Cresswell *

Donald King *

Jim Lee

Harry Paul Logan *

Judy McVey Lee *

Gary Miller *

Lucille Miller Armintor *

Abram Ogea / Karen Ogea *

Dot Peyton *

Greg Reyna / Linda Reyna *

Dale Saulsberry *

Jerry Serville / Joyce Serville *

Lew Smith *

Linda Tatum Briggs / Richard Briggs *

John Taylor *

Wayne Taylor *

Ronnie Thompson / Karen Thompson *

Gretchen Verboon Miertschin / Gary Miertschin *

Rose Villarreal Rumsey *

Penny Whitman Czaja / Johnny Czaja *

Trudy Wood Dunn *

Wilson Yancey / Carol Yancey



Your Reunion Committee has come up with a great package for our 75th Birthday Celebration.  If there are any of you who have not seen the Port Arthur Museum, there is a lot to see.  There is something new every time I go.  And just in case there is a classmate who hasn't attended a Reunion or a class get together, this is your chance.  It's a one day affair and won't take up a lot of your time.


DATE:   Saturday, April 27, 2019 

Place:  Museum of the Gulf Coast (make The Drag and come on in), 700 Proctor Street. The entrance is on the 4th Street side. There is  free parking there.

Time:  Noon

Cost:  $4 entrance fee.  We are providing lunch and non-alcoholic beverages.  BYOB.

Docent guided tours of the Museum will be available. 

A tour of Woodrow Wilson will be conducted from 3 to 4 with PAISD Superintendent Dr. Mark Porterie as our guide.

Tentative Port Arthur tour plans – Pleasure Island Boardwalk and Nature Trail, Woodrow Wilson, down Lakeshore past Rose Hill or on the seawall and possible drive past elementary school neighborhoods and TJ on our way to The Schooner, which is in its original location on the corner of Memorial and Hwy 365.

More Info on The Schooner.....

5:30 p.m.  Party Room reserved, will seat 42 comfortably. Additional seating has been arranged. Please be patient with The Schooner and us.  Some of us may have to sit away from the group at smaller tables. 

                   Fixed price menu:  $19.95 plus tax and gratuity includes

             your choice of au gratin or French fried potatoes, salad,  

             bread, tea, coffee or soft drink and dessert.  Choices: 

             Seafood platter, Fried Jumbo Shrimp Platter, Stuffed

             Tilapia Fillet, Grilled Catfish Fillets or Grilled chicken    

             breast.   No substitutions, please.  Shrimp gumbo or

             Crawfish bisque available for an addition $3.99 per person.



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There will be a driving tour of Port Arthur conducted by Linda Tatum Briggs.  Here is the route:



Museum of the Gulf Coast, 700 Procter St, Port Arthur, TX 


Port Arthur Yacht Club, 410 Pleasure Pier Blvd, Port Arthur, TX 


The Palms, 1901 T B Ellison Pkwy, Port Arthur, TX 


Woodrow Wilson Early College High School, 1500 Lakeshore Dr, P.A. TX 


Rose Hill Manor, 100 Woodworth Blvd, Port Arthur, TX 77640


The Schooner Restaurant, 1507 U.S. 69 Access Rd, Nederland, TX 77627



Linda also encourages all of you to go by your childhood home (if it’s still there) before going to The Schooner.



A tour of Woodrow Wilson will be conducted from 3 to 4 with PAISD Superintendent Dr. Mark Porterie as our guide.



Note: Woodrow Wilson is now an Early College High School.  When students graduate, they have two years of college credit. It is newly refurbished.



TJ tee shirts.   They are available at the Museum($16.24) and on line at the Museum Gift Shop for $20(shipping included).


Hi Classmates,

Attached is the “Save the Date” announcement for our 75th Birthday Party. Below is a flyer about the “Hometown Heroes” exhibit currently at the Museum of the Gulf Coast.  It will only be there until May.  Our own Ronnie Thompson and his “Another One Bites The Dust” TJ team from the early ‘80s are given prominent mention in the exhibit. 

We hope you will join us there on April 27th.

Lucille Miller Armintor

TJHS ‘62



We will then meet at The Schooner at 5:30.

(1507 S. Hwy 69 and Hwy 365)

Please RSVP soon.  If you are just attending one function, please let me know. 

Looking forward to seeing all of you!

Lucille Miller Armintor

TJHS ‘62