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After Ike, High Island HS Finds Its Way Home Again

By Charles Breithaupt | Friday, November 07, 2008 6:58 AM

Thomas Hardy once wrote, “You can never go home again.” He was right of course, but he never knew the people in High Island.

High Island is a small southeast Texas coastal town along the Gulf Coast. Ravaged by hurricane they had little hope they would ever be able to return, yet miraculously many did.

Head Football Coach and Athletic Director at High Island High School Paul Colton had evacuated from his own home as Hurricane Ike barreled toward the Texas coast. Having already cancelled one game because of the evacuations, Coach Colton was concerned that the damages to the tiny Conference A school, nestled on the gulf coast, could cost his team the season.

He, like many others in High Island, awaited news regarding the rest of the season. Most importantly he awaited information regarding the fate of the school and the homes of many players who lived in the coastal communities along Bolivar Peninsula.

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Two Staffers Win Awards

By Jeanne Acton | Monday, October 13, 2008 12:18 PM

Two UIL staff members received very prestigious awards in conjunction with the 2008 Coaching School in San Antonio this past summer. Both Cliff Odenwald and Dr. Mark Cousins of the UIL athletic staff were recognized at the Texas High School Athletic Directors Association Hall of Honor Banquet for their outstanding service to high school athletics in Texas.

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