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Students from Corpus Christi's oldest high school set to celebrate a reunion

Posted at 8:53 PM, Sep 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-13 21:53:57-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX — These days, most know it as Roy Miller High School, named in honor of former Corpus Christi Mayor Henry Pomeroy Miller.

For some, however, it will always be Corpus Christi High School.

The name change came in 1950 for an institution that first opened its doors in 1894, making it the oldest high school in our city.

Much has changed over the years, but for those attended CCHS, some things remain the same – including a lifetime of memories and friendships formed decades ago and maintained across the years.

That is particularly true for those who remain from the class of 1949. Organizers say there were 749 students in their senior class. From then until now, they have come together from time-to-time to celebrate and remember and, once again, they hope to gather as many classmates as are able, this time, for their 70th High School reunion.

In fact, they are inviting anyone who attended the original CCHS to join them.

The reunion is set for October 4 and 5.

Registration will open at 2 p.m. that Friday at The Bar-B-Q Man Restaurant (4931 IH 37 South). Plans are for those who attend to eat together (dutch treat) around 5 p.m. Registration will close at 8 p.m.

On Saturday, the group will meet at the Yacht Club (98 Coopers Alley) at 5:30 p.m. for cocktails. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. and will be followed by dancing. A cash bar will also be available.

The cost for the reunion is $45 per person. Those who are living out of town are invited to stay at the Best Western Marina Hotel (300 N. Shoreline). The deadline to get a discounted room rate is September 20, and the number to call is (361) 888-5111.

Need more information? Contact Sylvia Hewlett-Gulley at (361) 946-8420 or by email at shgulley@gmail.com.