Photos & Memories

My Little Sister

My little sister, Mackie, was my first companion, my first intimate peer relationship. I was two and a half years old when she was born. From each other we learned "sharing", the process of give and take that makes human relationships work. I still remember when it dawned on me that of all the family I have, my closest kin is my sister. We have no other siblings.
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Chili for Troops

Uniqueness defines who Del Rio Wildcats are and Barbara (Winn) Mangum, Class of 1959 exemplifies this definition.
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Memories of Two Octobers

In October 2008 my husband of 67 years Harold Thompson had by-pass surgery on his left leg. He has done very well, for which we are very thankful. I recall another October in our lives when we were in our twenties. We were married on June 15, 1942 and the following October he enlisted in the Coast Guard during WWII.
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Who is ’56 Kindergarten Class?

Ah ha~! Since it took less than a week to identify classmates in Mrs. Ellis Kindergarten Class of 1955 – we have received another one: Mrs. Ellis Class of 1956. The below photo came from the kid who flunke
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The Survival of Pat Dugan

“There’s a big difference between being a combat person and a non-combat person,” explains Pat Dugan during his LIVE! interview. “I’m a marine, and I’m proud to be a marine, but I’m even more proud to be a combat marine.”
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Jimmy Bradley, Inductee

Jimmy F. Bradley, an Eagle Scout of 1960, a Del Rio High Alumni (Wildcats) of 1961 and Southwest Texas State University (Texas State University) Class of 1967, will be inducted into the Bobcat Hall of Fame. Bradley will join former resident Richard Castro into the Hall.
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Lovers Lane revisited!

Several Alumni have asked that we post the “she/he said comments” on the site that were generated from ‘your’ Wildcat site as email, prior to the Reunion. Oh, by the way some, well probably all of the below comments are adlibbed.
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The Hills of Home

The story line is based on a German couple, in their early 20's, with one son, heading to Fredericksburg, Texas in the year 1858, on the ship Independence. It lightly touches on their voyage, but more so on their wagon travel from Glaveston, Texas to the small parcel of land they purchased in the Hill Country of Texas.
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1932 Class 1st in New High School

The Old Del Rio High School, during the reign of the Wildcats, was located on Griner Street. The first class year to graduate from this school was the Class of 1932….a mere 77 years ago!
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