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Living Legend: Merline Pitre

Historian and educator Merline Pitre was born on April 10, 1943 in Opelousas, Louisiana to Robert and Florence Pitre. Pitre graduated from Plaisance School in Plaisance, Louisiana; and went on to earn her B.S. degree in French from Southern University, and her M.A. degree in French from Atlanta University. She also earned her second M.A.

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Ten Years in the Community

By Rebecca S. Jones Celebrating Ten Years with Acres of Angels HOUSTON – Over a decade ago, native Houstonian, Edna Griggs, was divinely-inspired to establish an initiative which would bring awareness to youth regarding the effects of diabetes. Being a victim of the disease, Edna strongly believed if she could build a network which educated

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Living Legend: Honorable Albert Ely Edwards

State Representative, Hon. Albert Ely Edwards was born in Houston, Texas on March 19, 1937. Edwards is the sixth child out of the sixteen children born to Reverend E. L. Edwards, Sr. and Josephine Radford Edwards. He graduated from Phyllis Wheatley High School and attended Texas Southern University, earning his B.A. degree in 1966. At

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Prairie View’s T.L.O.D. Honored

PRAIRIE VIEW – Even though, the Prairie View Chapter Top Ladies of Distinction, Incorporated calendar year for 2018-2019 is coming to a close, the time does not stop these two ladies for continuing their mission of community service. Recently, Lady Patsy Jackson recognized two ladies for their time, commitment, and hard work with the Prairie

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Living Legend: Dr. Edith Irby Jones

Pioneering medical physician Dr. Edith Irby Jones was born on December 23, 1927 to Mattie Buice Irby, a maid, and Robert Irby, a farmer. As a child, Jones witnessed her older sister die due to a typhoid epidemic and was encouraged to pursue a career as a medical physician. She attended Langston Elementary School and

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Living Legend: Delvin Williams

Delvin Williams (born April 17, 1951 in Houston, Texas), is a former professional American football player who was selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the 2nd round of the 1974 NFL Draft. A 6’0″, 197-lb. running back from the University of Kansas, Williams played for the 49ers, Miami Dolphins, and Green Bay Packers in eight

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Bruce Austin

By Rebecca S. Jones HOUSTON-Early on Bruce Austin understood the biblical inference, “To whom much is given, much is required.”  He was blessed to be birthed into a family of educators and professionals and was also dealt his own measure of brilliance. While he has experienced the highs of working in the most prominent positions

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P.V. Resident Honored

As it was noted at the public award ceremony, Mrs. Carter is a retired educator and a resident of Prairie View for 63 years where she has been volunteering as a meal delivery driver for Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels program since September 2008 in Waller County.

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Living Legend: Beverly Allen Robinson

By Zion Kinniebrew, 9th grade, Cy Springs H.S. Legend defined is an extremely famous or notorious person, especially in a particular field.  So, in admiration I call to the front Ms. Beverly Allen Robinson; a legend in the ministry of the Dance.  Ms. Beverly has been a pillar in the Acres Homes Community and a

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