Paschal Alumni Association

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Hall of Honor


Charlie Mary Noble 1895 Astronomy teacher; the Noble Planetarium is her namesake
Sue B. Mann 1910 Educator; Made Who’s Who in American Education in the 1941-1942 edition.
Gladys Houston Parker 1914 Alpha State Treasurer of Delta Kappa Gamma
Morgan Jones Davis 1915 President of Exxon 1957-61
Wilmer Lee Allison 1921 He was a National Intercollegiate Tennis Champion, winning 32 matches and becoming a top tennis coach at the University of Texas.
Price Daniel 1927 Texas Representative (three times), Attorney General of Texas (elected three times), four years as a US Senator, three terms as Governor of Texas
Samuel P. Asper 1933 Doctor, contributed to research on the thyroid gland.
Earl Meadows 1933 Set Olympic pole vault record in 1936 (14’3”) and broke world record with 14’11”. He held the record until the fiberglass pole was invented.
Ruby Lee (Hackney) Piester 1933 Made Who’s Who of American Women in 1968 and was social worker of the year in 1969.
Charles Tandy 1935 Founder of Tandy Corporation.
Howard M. Fender 1937 Attorney General of Texas 1963-1973
Lila Banks Cockrell 1938 First woman elected Mayor of a major US City – San Antonio in 1975.
Ted Norman 1939 Entertainer on KXTX and later WBAP
Melvin O. Dacus 1940 Singer, Actor at Casa Manana and Shakespeare in the Park and teacher at TCU
Mary Elizabeth “Liz” Smith 1940 Journalist at New York Newsday and NBC’s “Live at Five”
Horace W. Busby, Jr. 1941 Politician, Assistant to Price Daniel and advisor to Allen Shivers.
Dr. Laura Lee Grogran Grane 1943 Director of Starpoint School at TCU
Robert Jackson Robinson 1945 US Olympic basketball team in 1948; has PhD in theology from Southwestern Baptist Seminary.
Elston Brooks 1948 Journalist, had “The Elston Brooks Show” on the radio from 1965-1971.
Dan Jenkins 1948 Known as “the father of modern American sports writing, Mr. Jenkins wrote for Sports Illustrated for 23 years and also wrote several books. The typewriter he used to write Life its Ownself resides in a display case in Paschal.
Charles Frank Pendleton 1949 Awarded a Congressional Medal of Honor; was killed in Korea on July 7, 1953 due to a choice to remain on the battlefield even though he was wounded. His widow sent the Medal to Paschal; it now rests in the Panther Hall of Honor case.
Edwin Shrake 1949 Wrote Blessed McGill, which is in Texas’ top 50 best books, and wrote Willy Nelson’s biography.
Robert Floyd 1949 Partner of multimillion dollar company Fitz&Floyd china, which is used in the White House.
Dr. Aubrey Taylor 1950 Was President of the American Physiological Society and the
Microcirculatory Society and was a chairman in the Cardiopulmonary Council of the American Heart Association.
Captain Alan L. Bean 1950 Fourth US Astronaut to land on the moon; landed with Apollo 12 mission on
Dec. 22, 1969 and took Paschal’s flag to the moon, where it still is.
Frank B. Ryan 1950 Quarterback for multiple professional football teams and Director of Athletics and Professor of Math at Yale University.
Don Eugene Bowden 1950 Developed freeze-dried food.
Dr. James M. Dunn 1954 Specialist on Separation of Church and State
Charlie R. Hillard 1956 Founder of Charlie Hillard Ford, Hillard Leasing, Hillard Rent-A-Car, and other companies.
Morton M. Meyerson 1956 President of company Electronic Data Systems in Dallas; his namesake is the Meyerson Concert Hall.
Sherwin M. Goldman 1957 Tony award winning Broadway Producer
Martin Frost 1960 Member of Congress, US Representative
Donald R. Kirks 1960 Considered the foremost pediatric radiologist.
Dr. Rebecca Ann Naylor 1960 She created the Bangalore Baptist Hospital in India and the first women to graduate surgery residency program at University Southwestern Medical School.
Gayle Hunnicutt Jenkins 1961 Movie actress
J. Andy Sullivan 1962 Nationally known expert in pediatric orthodedics
Richard E. Rainwater 1962 In charge of Rainwater, Inc. which owns Mira Vista Estates
Dr. Bill J. Leonard 1964 Founding Dean and Professor of Church History at Wake Forest University
Dr. Tom Delton Dillehay 1965 Discovered village (Monte Verde) built over 13,000 years ago.
J. Henry “T-Bone” Burnett 1965 Grammy award winning Songwriter, Performer and Producer
Robert Denn Fleer 1966 Member of Thunderbirds in the Air Force
Bill Owens 1969 First Republican Governor of Colorado in over 20 years, top ten rising political stars.
Donald Ray Curry 1980 Member of US Olympic boxing team.
Ben Hogan 2000 Famous golfer, won many tournaments such as the British Open and the Colonial


PHS Alums Head to Major League
Two former Paschal Panther baseball players were selected in the Major League Amateur draft in June. Second baseman German Duran, drafted out of Weatherford College, was picked up by the Rangers as one of the top draft picks. Tyler Bullock, a pitcher at Baylor University was drafted by the Atlanta Braves.

Paschalite Named to US Women’s 60’s Tennis Team
The United States Tennis Association has named Mary McLean Wilson ’63 to the United States 60’s Alice Marble Cup tennis team.

In Remembrance
Recently in Iraq, Paschal graduate Kelly Lewis Hornbeck (C/O ’85) was killed in action. Kelly Hornbeck was born in Selma, Ala., on June 28, 1967.