Gina Harlan sent more pictures ... thru Kenneth Parker!  Thanks to both of you!  Take a look at them ~ HERE ~

Here are the pictures that the photographer took of our reunion!  CLICK HERE.
Another set of pictures from Pam Connor Morse - Here

Pictures from Kenneth Parker & Trudy Reding  - Here

Here's the "Proficiency Portion" (shooting) at the range for some of the class and a couple of spouses ... CLICK HERE!

 Important Update (April 12, 2013)

Kay Hester has said she collected a little over $4,000.00 from the Silent Auction. A big wonderful "THANK YOU", Kay and thanks to all of the classmates for keeping this worthwhile activity in front of the high school administrators.

There's still time to contact Kay Hester to donate items for the Silent Auction at the reunion!  This effort will allow our class to continue to donate books to the R E Lee Library in the name of recently departed classmates.
  Contact Kay at or her cell phone # 281-734-9376

REL '63- 50 Year Reunion  

Marriott  Springhill Suites, Baytown, TX 77521  (281-421-1200)
(Hotel cost is $85 per room/per night; Please indicate itís for Lee Class Of 1963 Reunion.)

Registration for the Reunion is $90 per person--check made out to Ellen Sue Hobbs

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION : March 8, 2013--(Need head count for food prep)

Late Fee/Walk-in-Fee: $180 per Person

The registration form may be download
here  and send it along with your check to: Ellen Sue Hobbs, 2025 Knoxville Dr. Bedford, TX, 76022.

If you cannot download the Registration form or retrieve it from this email, write your own and include your name (only maiden names, please) & your spouseís name as they want it on the name tag.

Schedule for the Reunion:

Friday, April 5-Reception @7pm-?
Saturday, April 6-- Free Hot Breakfast- for Hotel Guests--6-9am
               10:00am--Load buses for Texas Historic Plaza Museum & Baytown Historic Museum at Old Post Office (Defee St) if time permits, drive down Texas Ave & other places of interest

                  12:00pm--To REL High School for Boxed Lunch in Cafeteria & tour of School & group    
                                Picture on steps of school
                  3:00 pm--Back to Hotel
                  6:00-6:45 pm-- Social Hour in Ballroom
                  7:00 pm-???--Dinner and Program
Sunday, April 7--Breakfast and Goodbyes "Till We Meet Again"


Questions: Contact Beverly Mills @

Registration Questions: Contact Ellen Sue Hobbs @

Complaints: Contact Robert Oliver @


A golf event has been scheduled for Friday at 12:30--contact Ray Watson @


The Texas State Historical Commission has designated Robert E. Lee High School as a state historical landmark. Both the 1928 original main building and the two wings that were added in 1937 are included in the designation. This means that REL will be listed in the state register of historic places and that a state historical marker will be placed in front of the building. It has been a long process that has been in the works for about two years, and this is just the beginning of another phase. When the marker is cast and delivered to the Baytown Historical Preservation Association ("BHPA"), a time will be set for the dedication of the marker and a reception to celebrate this great honor. Hopefully, there will be a huge crowd of Ganders to help us celebrate.

In the meantime, however, we must move quickly to get donations to cover the $1,500 cost of the marker. The BHPA will be accepting donations from individuals and, hopefully, from graduating classes, as well. Donations in excess of the cost of the marker will go toward the reception. Any remaining money will be kept in a permanent marker fund to help defray costs of future marker projects.

Please send checks to:
Baytown Historical Preservation Association
PO Box 1244
Baytown, Texas 77522-1244

Make checks out to BHPA, note it is for the Lee Marker Fund, and send with this form.


By all accounts the 45th Reunion was a success and classmates had a great time.  The food was good, the music timely, Kelly Rushing made a great Master of Ceremonies and we all got to renew old friendships. 

If you have pictures or just want to view what been posted already .. visit ... the user id is RELEE1963 and to upload your own set of pictures ... the password is Ganders.

Kenneth Parker has uploaded his video, that was taken at the reunion, to YouTube.  You can view it here ...
This is great and shows a small sampling of the folks that attended.