Lubbock High School Class of 1954

In Memory of Our
Departed Classmates

Miss Us, Dear Classmates.
Remember Us.
But Do Not Mourn for Us;
Yea, Cease.
For In Our Final Resting Place,
We Have Eternal Peace.

Rosalyn Alsobrook


Westerner Call To Loyalty

"Westerners, put on your chaps,

Buckle on your spurs,

Loosen up the reins of our old fighting Westerners.

Sportsmanship, then victory is the motto of our high,

Come along, you brave old Westerners, we will do or die.

We will gallop over all the sweeping prairie land,

We will fight for biack and gold, true Westerner brand.

Lubbock High in golden letters, we will glorify,

Come along, you brave old Westerners; we will do or die.”

Old Classmate?


Have you been guilty of looking at others your own age and thinking...surely I cannot look that old?  You may enjoy this short story, which could be true....

While waiting for my first appointment in the reception room of a new dentist, I noticed his certificate, which bore his full name.

Suddenly, I remembered that a tall, handsome boy with the same name had been in my high school class some 50 years ago.

Upon seeing him, however, I quickly discarded any such thought. This balding, gray-haired man with the deeply lined face was way too old to have been my classmate.

After he had examined my teeth, I asked him if he had attended LHS.  "Yes," he replied.

"When did you graduate?" I asked.

He answered, "In 1954. Why?" 

"You were in my class!" I exclaimed.

He looked at me closely and then asked, "What did you teach?"

Courtesy of Nancy Abbott Loveless


By Gene Mathis

We often want to reminisce and look back at our younger years. I discovered an extremely interesting website the has almost every issue of The Westerner Newspaper from the 1930s to the current date. One Interesting section is 21 pages long from May of 1954,

The Westerner World (Lubbock, Tex.)
Vol. 20, No. 31, Ed. 1 Friday, May 21, 1954