If You're President of an Active DISD High School Alumni Group, a Moment of Your Time
But a hoped-for get-together -- something Willliams calls a "DISD Alumni Association Summit" -- never came together. Which is why, today, Williams has been swapping e-mails with other associations' members (among them Friend of Unfair Park Kyle Rains, repping Woodrow Wilson, and John Ruiz, head of W.H. Adamson's alumni group), in the hopes of getting everyone together for a June 25 eat-and-meet at Ozona Grill & Bar on Greenville Ave.
"T.J. pride still runs deep, and any time you meet someone who went to T.J., they have a story to tell, and that goes on with other DISD schools as well," Williams says. (In the interest of full disclosure, I'm embarrassed to note I am not a member of the TJHSAA. Not yet. Not till they put Mike Nesmith and Meat Loaf in the freshly minted Hall of Fame.) "There's a core group at each school that wants to make a difference and give back. There are good things at T.J., but you don't hear about them that often. The front page will sell when there's a cheese death or a gang issue, as opposed to, 'T.J. had X number of kids get X millions in scholarships.'"
Williams asks other almuni organization members to e-mail him if they'd can attend the June 25 confab.