June 21, 2005 |
A retired public schoolteacher who was so frugal that he bought expired meat and secondhand clothing left $2.1 million to his alma mater, Prairie View A&M University -- the school's largest gift from a single donor. Whitlowe R. Green, 88, died in 2002. He retired in 1983 from the Houston Independent School District, where he made $28,000 a year as an economics teacher. His donation shocked family members and friends. "He was a very meager person," said Beatrice Green, a cousin.
February 23, 1992 |
Prairie View tied an NCAA record with its 27th loss in a row, a 108-86 defeat to Texas Southern Saturday night. Prairie View (0-27) is the only NCAA Division I team without a victory this season. The Panthers can break the record for losses in the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament, which begins Wednesday in Baton Rouge, La. The Panthers share the NCAA record of 27 losses in a season with Washington State (6-27, 1953); Pacific (3-27, 1984); U.S.
October 6, 1998 |
Nine days after breaking its NCAA record 80-game football losing streak, Prairie View A&M suffered its most agonizing defeat to date: The athletics program was suspended indefinitely from the Southwestern Athletic Conference on Monday because the university violated an earlier two-game suspension of its marching band. The penalty prohibits Prairie View from playing any SWAC team in any sport until the suspension is lifted, the conference said.
October 18, 1990
A nine-month investigation into alleged financial wrongdoing at Prairie View A&M has resulted in the arrests of five people, including the woman chosen to head the U.S. women's track team for the 1992 Summer Olympics, a prosecutor said Wednesday. Three more people have been named in sealed indictments issued by a Waller County, Tex., grand jury, but they have not yet been arrested, special prosecutor A.M. (Buddy) McCaig Jr. said.
September 30, 1995 |
The message on the roadside sign can be read only on the way out of Prairie View A&M, a last-chance plea, perhaps, to the stampeding of reporters who swoop in for the kill and speed away down U.S. 290 with their delicious stories of despair. "Men were born to succeed, not to fail," the sign says. How incongruous the words seem here, at this crossroads, in the eye of this storm.