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School spirit thrives in Brahma Booster Club members

By Carolina Astrain
Nov. 7, 2013 at 5:07 a.m.
Updated Nov. 8, 2013 at 5:08 a.m.

Hallettsville Brahma Booster Club members, from left, Paul McGee, Mary Leopold, Cindy Caraway and Janice Busselman.

Hallettsville Brahma Booster Club members, from left, Paul McGee, Mary Leopold, Cindy Caraway and Janice Busselman.   IAN TERRY for The Victoria Advocate

The McGee family moved from San Antonio to Hallettsville to raise their children in a small-town setting.

"It's a very strong community with good schools," said Paul McGee, Hallettsville Brahma Booster Club president. "We've been very pleased with it."

McGee has been a member of Hallettsville High School's athletic booster club since 2003.

McGee said he joined because he wanted to make a difference.

"It's a vital part of the school," McGee, 47, said. "And it's rewarding to be tied to the students this way."

On Friday nights, McGee and Brahma Booster Club members can be seen lining the team's 20-foot-tall Brahma Bull tunnel.

There are about 150 members total.

"It's something we love to do," McGee said. "It's good just being with the kids and supporting them."

Last year, McGee said, the booster club raised about $25,000, which went directly to equipment and college scholarships.

"Our mission is to supplement the budget of the athletic department," he said. "If they need things, the athletic department requests additional items."

This weekend, the Brahmas face Hempstead High School.

Before the game, the booster club will take part in a pep rally at the high school's gym.

"We're doing very well," McGee said. "The football team is undefeated, and the baseball team recently won the state championship."


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