This story was originally published in February 2016. A longer than expected recruiting craze was not near enough to rattle the resolve of Lorenzo Neal ‘16. The 300 pound-plus defensive dynamo originally announced a verbal commitment to the University of Utah in August, backed away from that pledge during his robust senior season, and then [...]
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This story was originally published in July 2016. Beloved St. Thomas alumnus, forever Eagle ambassador, and famed Houston restaurateur Frankie B. Mandola ‘65 passed away July 8 at the age of 68 from complications following a heart attack. “The Houston community, and in particular the St. Thomas community, has suffered a great loss,” Vice-President for [...]
On Saturday, September 4, the St. Thomas football program will launch more than its first road trip of the promising 2021 season. A large contingent of the Eagle community will unite in North Texas for the inaugural four-team Catholic Bowl at the Ford Center at The Star indoor stadium connected to the headquarters of the [...]
Kevin Silva ‘21 never should have entertained a senior-only quicksilver stay at St. Thomas. He never should have left his family and friends and life as he knew it for a great unknown 1,700 miles across 10 states away from his home. He never should have dropped absurdly out of nearly nowhere (well, actually, Long [...]
Valedictorian Grant McCoy and Salutatorian Grayson Drinkard || Brothers in Arms Leading Class of 2020
First, they were friends in kindergarten. Then classmates at Roosevelt Alexander Elementary School in Katy. And Beckendorff Junior High. When choosing his high school destination, Grant McCoy ‘20 exercised a bold decision to not follow his sister’s path to a macro public experience. He opted for the rich heritage of Basilian education at St. Thomas. [...]
An unmistakable St. Thomas spirit resonates deeply regardless of its origin. Karnell James was once a basketball scoring machine at Division III University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Now his singular drive is focused on coaching the Red & White to prominence within the state’s private ranks. James was promoted in April 2020 [...]
This story was originally published in September 2019. The search wasn’t for learning subjects but to learn how to think critically. To live ethically. To find people who think differently from the way you think, talk with them to find out why, and enrich yourself in the process. The destination wasn’t simply to pave a [...]
They were on buses, in locker rooms, in class, or at home when the news came. They all knew it was a possibility but hoped, even prayed, it wouldn't happen. But just like that, with a phone call, text, tweet, or a few words from their coach, St. Thomas scholar athletes learned that their seasons [...]
This story was originally published March 2014. A recent 91st birthday wasn’t near enough reason for Jackie Burke `40 to break from his deeply rooted morning routine. He would be found in the hollows of what he believes is his grandest golfing accomplishment, the walls of his wood-paneled owner’s office lined with framed photographs, the [...]
The search wasn’t for learning subjects but to learn how to think critically. To live ethically. To find people who think differently from the way you think, talk with them to find out why, and enrich yourself in the process. The destination wasn’t simply to pave a path leading to upcoming professional development but a [...]