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eNewsletter of the Thomas Jefferson High School Alumni Association

April 2014

Mustang Mixer & Silent Auction Fundraiser

Saturday, April 5, 2014
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fatso's Sports Garden

The TJHS Alumni Association is having our 2014 Spring Mustang Mixer and Silent Auction Fundraiser. The mixer will be at Fatso's, and the auction is currently online.

Mustang Mixer

Invite a friend and spread the word to help us create the TJHSAA Scholarship Fund!

Brisket Plate Sale

We are selling Brisket Plates as part of our fundraiser. Our plates will be $7 and will include brisket, beans, and potato salad plus the trimmings. If you dine-in, you'll also receive a 16 oz. tea. Approximately $2.25 of each plate sold will contribute to the TJHSAA Scholarship Fund. 

Purchase tickets in person at Thomas Jefferson High School:
  • Wednesday, April 2, 2014, from 4:30 - 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 3, 2014, from 4:30 - 6 p.m.
Purchase tickets online at:
  • Use the discount promo code ‪#IWILLPICKUP‬ at checkout to avoid the Shipping Fee.
  • Please purchase tickets by Thursday, April 3, 2014, to guarantee your plate.
We will have a limited number of plates available for walk-in guests. Help us guarantee your plate.

2014 Spring Silent Auction

Bid online at anytime between March 30 at 6 p.m. to April 5 at Noon. All proceeds benefit the TJHSAA Scholarship Fund.

Thank you to all that donated items and the organizations that sponsored donations. Auction items include:
  • DIAGEO World of Whisky Private Tasting Experience: Donated by April Alejandro, Director of Multi-Cultural Marketing, Glazer's (Class of 1991)
  • San Antonio Spurs: Autographed Basketball Signed by the 2012-13 San Antonio Spurs: Donated by Bobby Perez, Vice President General Counsel and Corporate Relations, San Antonio Spurs Sports & Entertainment (Class of 1983)
  • 60 Minute Swedish Massage with a Lime Margarita Foot Scrub at Spa de Light: Donated by Victoria Leija Rodriguez, Massage Therapist, Spa de Light (Class of 1994)
  • TJHS Monticello Yearbook (Subject to Year Availability): Donated by Thomas Jefferson High School Yearbook Staff
  • Two $25 Gift Certificate from Good Time Charlie's: Donated by Anonymous Donor
  • Two $25 Gift Certificate from Simi's India Cuisine: Donated by Simi's India Cuisine
  • $20 Gift Certificate from Zoe's Kitchen: Donated by Zoe's Kitchen
  • "Baby Whale" Themed Baby Blanket: Donated by Tanya Killingsworth
  • "Baby Bears" Themed Baby Blanket: Donated by Aida Martinez (Class of 1948)
  • "Thomas the Train" Themed Baby Blanket: Donated by Aida Martinez (Class of 1948)
  • Memorial Fiesta Medal Honoring Preston Mewhinney (1965-1990): Donated by Sandee Mewhinney Johns
  • Six Laminated Reproduction of 1932 Thomas Jefferson High School Photograph: Donated by Aida Martinez (Class of 1948)

2014 TJHSAA Fiesta Medals

We have SOLD OUT of the first 100 medals which noted "Sponsored by TJHS Class of 1967" and are now accepting backorders. Thank you to the TJHS Class of 1967 for sponsoring the production of the first 100 TJHS Alumni Association 2014 Fiesta Medals and to all alumni and Mustang Family who purchased a medal.

Back-Orders Available

Additional medals are available by prepaid backorder only. If you are interested in ordering a TJHSAA 2014 Fiesta Medal, please place your order online ( or in-person by April 5, 2014, by 4 p.m. Use checkout discount code ‪#IWILLPICKUP‬ if you want to pick-up your medal in person.

Backordered medals will arrive after Fiesta, yet will be a great collectable. Pickup will be on campus in late April or early May. Proceeds benefit the TJHSAA College Scholarship Fund.


Alumni Photo Challenge

Class Rings

Do you still have your Class Ring? Do you still wear your Class Ring? We want to see you with it! Send the TJHSAA photos of you and your Class Ring. All years are accepted.

Please scan and email your photos to Include your name and class year.

Class Notes

Let us know where life has taken you. Announce college graduations, new jobs, promotions, marriages, births, adoptions, and other successes and accomplishments you would like to share with the Mustang Family. Email Class Notes to

Tommy Nobis '62

Tommy Nobis, Class of 1962 and former Atlanta Falcon, received the Atlanta Sports Council's Lifetime Achievement Award. [Read More]

What's Happening!


TJHS Lasso Alumni Association


Helotes Area Community Band


4th Annual Fiesta Side by Side: Heart of Texas Band Concert Band and San Antonio Youth Wind Ensemble

Scholarship Opportunities

Sponsorship Opportunities

Since we are a new non-profit organization, our funds are very limited. You can help by sponsoring part or all of our administrative expenses and wish list items:
  • Post Office Box
  • Website & Web Hosting
  • 800 Phone Number
  • SMS (Text Messages)
  • Online Bookkeeping Software
  • TJHSAA Merchandise
If your class or company is interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact us at Classes and companies will be thanked on our website, eNewsletter, and our social media profiles.

New Members from February 2014

  • Alex Garcia '72
  • Sheila Dannelly '68

New Members from March 2014

  • Florine Diana Cande '66
  • Nicole Ramirez '88
  • Tommy Thompson '72
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The Mustang Family News is a project of the TJHS Alumni Association. Your on-going support is needed so we can support the Mustang Family.

Alumni, Former Students, and Mustang Supporters can join for $25 annually. Current TJHS Students and Recent Graduates can join for $5 annually. Visit to become a member.

Become an official supporter of the TJHS Alumni Association TODAY. [Read More]
TJHS Principal Vera proudly displays this TJHS poster gifted by the TJHSAA and photographed by David Segura '67
The TJHS Alumni Association Founding Board Members: Melissa '98, David '67, & Michelle '97
Lillian Villanueva '81 loves her new 2014 TJHSAA Fiesta Medal!
Featured Auction Item: San Antonio Spurs: Autographed Basketball Signed by the 2012-13 San Antonio Spurs

San Antonio loves our Spurs and so do we. Remember the 2012-13 season with this autographed basketball signed by the 2012-13 San Antonio Spurs.

Signed by:
11 James Anderson
45 DeJuan Blair
15 Matt Bonner
25 Nando De Colo
33 Boris Diaw
21 Tim Duncan
20 Manu Ginobili
4 Danny Green
3 Stephen Jackson
5 Cory Joseph
2 Kawhi Leonard
8 Patty Mills
14 Gary Neal
9 Tony Parker
22 Tiago Splitter
Featured Auction Item: TJHS Monticello Yearbook (Subject to Year Availability)

Here is your chance to win a Monticello, and add it to your personal collection. Not all annuals are available. Desired Monticello is subject to availability; however, the winner will be able to select a Monticello from the existing overstock. Winners will be asked to provide which year's Monticello they are interested in receiving. Winner will be provided a redeemable certificate.
Submit Class Reunion Information:
Submit Get Well Wishes:
John Edwin Banks Sr.
B. January 10, 1923
D. March 26, 2014
[Read More]

Mary Ann Colias
B. November 18, 1946
D. March 17, 2014
[Read More]

Debra "Debby" Lee Denman
Class of 1971
B. August 19, 1953
D. March 19, 2014
[Read More]

John Dunham
B. November 15, 1924
D. February 28, 2014
[Read More]

Dorothy Hindman
B. July 28, 1918
D. March 2, 2014
[Read More]

Beverly Joan King Howe
B. June 4, 1931
D. February 13, 2014
[Read More]

Vane Hugo Jr.
Class of 1943
B. March 7, 1925
D. February 28, 2014
[Read More]

William Harry Hunter Jr.
Class of 1942
D. February 22, 2014
[Read More]

Roland "Stroller" Leal
Class of 1971
D. March 10, 2014
[Read More]

Elizabeth Anne Sitterle Lochte
B. March 23, 1930
D. March 5, 2014
[Read More]

Kendall Macdaniel
Class of 1953
B. February 17, 1953
D. March 10, 2014
[Read More]

George Marshall "Barney" McDougall
B. July 29, 1930
D. February 28, 2014
[Read More]

Rudy Mendez, Jr.

Class of 1985
D. March 6, 2014

Richard Tamez
Class of 1948
B. December 12, 1928
D. March 22, 2014
[Read More]

Helen Turner
Class of 1956
B. January 20, 1939
D. March 20, 2014
[Read More]

Submit An Obituary:


New Members from January 2014 included M. Bruce Gill '57 and Patsy Pelton '73.


Submissions for the TJHSAA Mustang Family eNews must be submitted by the second Monday of the month. Please email to submit news articles, event information, photos, videos, etc.
The Mission of the Thomas Jefferson High School Alumni Association is to promote academics, involvement, and development encompassing Thomas Jefferson High School, its alumni, students, and community.

The Thomas Jefferson High School Alumni Association is in the process of establishing a 501(c)(3) organization. We are a Texas Domestic Non Profit Corporation. 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization Application Pending.
Copyright © 2014 Thomas Jefferson High School Alumni Association, All rights reserved.

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