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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Current News

I'm very sorry to report the deaths of two residents of old Sugar Land.  First, Rosie Syblik Janssen, mother of my classmate Dorothy Syblik (DHS '68) passed away recently.  Mrs. Jansen was a long-time resident of The Hill and church secretary for St. Theresa's Catholic Church in Sugar Land.  Here is an obituary.

Rosie Syblik Janssen in the early 1960s.

Harold 'Kirk' Kuykendall, Jr. (DHS '63) passed away in Bryan, Texas in August 2014.  I wasn't aware of his death until recently. [Thank you Marsha Krause Smith (DHS '68) for notifying me.] Here's an obituary.

On a happier note, I want to congratulate Carolyn & Vernon Madden, who have been honored by Fort Bend ISD for their lengthy careers in our local schools.  Carolyn & Vernon Madden Elementary School will open in August in the Aliana subdivision in west Sugar Land.  Click here to view an online newspaper article on the new school.  Congratulations to Coach and Mrs. Madden!

Last, but not least, the Sugar Land Heritage Foundation has organized a scavenger hunt to raise funds for the new Sugar Land museum.  Test your scavenging skills for a good cause!  (Here's a contest where old timers may have an advantage.)  Here are the details.