In honor of our Fourth of July celebration, it seems fitting to recognize a couple of young men who have chosen to serve in our military. Brothers John Michael and Jason Eiland, both DHS graduates, proudly serve in the US Navy and US Army, respectively.
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When Melissa Trott Hall graduated from DHS in 1998, she was not clear about what she wanted to do next; and, for the next few years, she remained uncertain. Continue reading “Melissa Hall”
Born on October 9, 1909, in Stamford, TX, Hubert Van Treese, my daddy, was just 72 when he passed away of heart failure. Continue reading “Hubert Matthew Van Treese”
Willie Mae and Aubrey Driscoll are renowned Devine benefactors. Continue reading “Willie Mae and Aubrey Driscoll”
The community of Von Ormy is named for Count Norbert von Ormay, an Austrian nobleman who arrived in the area in 1886 “with twenty servants,” according to the TSHA (Texas State Historical Association), and purchased what became known as the “Castle on the Medina.” Continue reading “Von Ormy, TX should have been named Von Ormay”
On May 13, 1945, just days after V Day, May 8, a ten-year-old boy, Frans Kestemont, was playing outside his home near Huizingen, a town near Brussels, Belgium, when he noticed two bombers flying low. Continue reading “A Memorial Day remembrance”
About two miles west of Devine runs Francisco Creek – now renamed San Francisco Perez Creek. Continue reading “Devine, TX, was known as Nicksville in its beginnings”
“Travis and Anna Byrom,” says Truett, their younger son, “were not the same, not even similar. Continue reading “Travis and Anna Byrom”
This is a motto lived by Angela O. Pichardo on a daily basis.
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Malcolm Watson was born in Kingsville, graduated from H. M. King High School in Kingsville in 1968, and attended college for two years at Texas A&I. Continue reading “Malcolm Watson”