The Reporter publishes notices of reunions and homecomings at no charge. Email to or fax to 512-446-5317.

Nelson reunion Sunday

MIL ANO— The Nelson fami ly reunion will be held Sunday, May 26 at the Milano Civic Center. Doors will open at 10 a.m. with family and friends invited to bring as basket lunch.

FMI: Dorothy Muston, 512-446- 2690, or Barbara Starr, 512-820- 7907.


MILANO—The Downey and Williamson family reunion will be held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, June 8 at the Milano Community Center with friends and family welcome, according to Mary (Downey) Dockall, spokesperson.

FMI: email or call 602-619-4227

Modesette reunion

THORNDALE—The annual Modesette family reunion will be held Sunday, June 2 at the Thorndale VFW Hall on FM 486 north. Doors will open at 10 a.m. and a covered dish luncheon will be ser ved at noon. Attendees are asked to bring a favorite dish. Utensils, bread and drinks will be furnished and family and friends are invited.

FMI: Merle Culp, 446-3653.

49th Appelt reunion

HALLETTSVILLE—The 49th Appelt reunion will be held Sunday, June 2 at Appelt’s Hill Hall in Hallettsville. Lunch will be served at noon. Meat, drinks, and paper goods will be furnished.

Attendees are asked to bring a side dish or dessert, an item for a prize-drawing, photos for sharing or copying, and information to update their “limb” on the family tree.

FMI: Linda Ward, secretary, 512- 250-5230 (Austin) or at dward15@

LaGrone reunion

MILANO—The annual LaGrone family reunion is scheduled for Friday through Sunday, June 14-16 at the residence of Norine LaGrone.

Live music and a variety of food and games are on the schedule for one of the longest running family reunions in the state.

Friday is worker’s night with an ol’ fashioned fish fry and all the fixins to be served for those who help set up, while Saturday’s ice cream social will include hamburgers and hot dogs. Saturday night will also feature the 8th annual LaGrone Muster ceremonies.

The main reunion will begin with lunch being served at noon on Sunday with barbecue brisket, chicken, sausage and all the trimmings with a cornucopia of side dishes and desserts including home made ice cream.

Basketball, volleyball, sof tball, horseshoes and dominoes will be played. “Come and spend Father’s Day weekend with the kinfolks,” Bill Martin, publicist, said.

RHS Big Blue Band

The third Rockdale Big Blue Band reunion will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at Apache Pass Ice House, according to former RHS band director Jim Perry.

“ The Classes of 1983, 1988 and 1993 will hold reunions at the same place and time,” Perry said. “Bill Grusendorf and Don Thoede (also former band directors) will be there and we look forward to seeing everyone.”

RHS Class of 1941

The RHS Class of 1941 will hold its 72nd annual reunion June 8-9. Visiting will begin at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8 at the Kountry Inn Motel, according to Natha Lee House, publicist. Dinner June 8 and breakfast June 9 will be at Lee’s Landing.

The reunion is held yearly in conjunction with the Rockdale homecoming.

FMI: 972-258-5851.

RHS Class of 1943

The RHS Class of 1943 will hold its 70th-year reunion on Sunday, June 9 at the Rockdale homecoming in the Patterson Center adjacent to Fair Park.

Information is needed on classmates Billie Jean Landis Clements, Marion Burgess, Annie Mae Alford McKee, J.R. Brannon, Kitty Marie Bryant Owens, Gladys Godwin Spell, Mar y Nell McCoy Scot t, Mar vin Menn, Dovie Dell Scott, Luella Tuma Mullins and Walter (Bozo) Skinner.

Call classmate information to Marie G. Storey, 512-446-3399.

RHS Class of 1953

The RHS Class of 1953 will hold its 60th-year reunion Saturday, June 8 in Rockdale.

Information is needed on the following classmates: Jo Anne (Cooper) Roberts, Alice (Garcia) Solis and Waughndel (Key) Stricker. Anyone with information on the above classmates, please call Carol Ann Towery at (512) 446-2297.

RHS Class of 1954

The RHS Class of 1954 will hold it 59th-year reunion at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 8 at the home of Eugene and Patricia Whiteley McKee in Rockdale. The gathering is timed to coincide with Rockdale’s annual homecoming June 9 at the Patterson Center.

RHS Class of 1963

The RHS Class of 1963 will hold its 50th-year reunion at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 8 at Apache Pass.

“ We will gather on the patio for fellowship. Dinner will begin at 5 p.m. with more visiting to follow,” said Jim McDaniel, publicist. There will be no formal program. “Members of other classes are invited to join us at 7 p.m.,” he said.

Rockdale High School Class of ‘63 Reunion is a Facebook group. Changes of address, email address or mailing address after the 2003 Reunion Book should be sent to (Jim McDaniel). Classmates are asked to RSVP if they will or will not attend at the same address.

This web page will be kept current: ht tp:// reunion _ class _ 1963.html.

RHS Class of 1968

The RHS Class of 1968 will hold its 45th-year reunion at noon on Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Patterson Civic in Rockdale, according to organizer Wayne Bennett.

“A very nice home style lunch will be served, and we will have all the time we want to catch up with old friends,” Bennett said.

Those wanting to meet at The Ranch on Friday night for food and drinks area also invited to do so by Calvin Whitely, 512-455-3035.

For more information, contact Bennett at 281-636-9719 or

RHS Class of 1978

The RHS Class of 1978 will hold its 35th- year reunion at 5 p. m. Saturday, June 15 at Apache Pass Icehouse, located FM 908 North.

There is ice cold beer, set ups, food, and a band will be playing out on the bottom deck. Come early, stay late, organizers said.

For more information, call 512- 429-0818.

RHS Class 0f 1983

The RHS Class of 1983 will hold its 30th-year reunion Saturday, June 22 at Apache Pass. Class members and friends are asked to contact Barry Haag at or call 512-863-0585.

The reunion will be in conjunction with the Big Blue Band reunion and the reunions of the Classes of 1988 and 1993, also at Apache Pass.

RHS Class of 1993

The RHS Class of 1993 will hold its 20th-year reunion Saturday, June 22 with the following schedule:

• 9:30 a.m.—Tour of Rockdale High School (meet at new entrance on Childress Street).

• 1 until 5 p.m.— Family picnic at Apache Pass, 9112 N. FM 908 (near Worley’s Bridge), volleyball, horseshoe and washer pitching and Bounce House for the kids. Jason & Crew will BBQ for lunch to be provided with water, tea and lemonade.

• Reunion fees: $25 per classmate, $15 per guest (children free).

• 7:30 p.m.—1980’s dance at Apache Pass Ice House with ‘80s band, in conjunction with the Big Blue Band reunion and the Classes of 1983 and 1988 reunions. (All food and drink must be purchased from Apache Pass Ice House). No cover charge.

Buckholts school

BUCKHOLTS—The annual Buckholts school reunion and homecoming is set for Saturday, June 1 at the SPJST Hall in Buckholts. Doors will open at 10 a.m.

The event is not exclusively for present and past people of the Buckholts area, but for any and everyone who would like to come.

A catered barbecue lunch by Circle S BBQ of Cameron will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Plates are $8 each.

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