News & Upcoming Activities...



  Upcoming Lunch Meeting:

o January 5 - Our yearly Budget and Planning Board Meeting is held at the Texas Instrument Sugar Land building at 9:30 AM. If you would like to learn how the club operates and help us plan for 2018, come join us. It's free and open to our members.

o January 10 - Our next Lunch/Business Meeting is at the America Buffet, 12815 Southwest Freeway, at 11 AM. We meet the 2nd Wednesday each month for our lunch meetings. We meet in the room on the west side of the restaurant.

- Our special speaker for this meeting is our own Joe McMann. Joe's topic is My Life as a NASA Test Subject. Joe's first NASA boss said that he wanted all his project engineers to "take a ride" on their hardware. Joe says that he took that to heart, and tested every system for which he had technical responsibility during his 35 years at NASA. Little did he know what that would involve, and he would like to share some of his experiences with you. Don't miss this very interesting meeting!

     * All attendees participate in a free drawing for America Buffet meal coupons and other valuable door prizes.


  Upcoming Day Trips:

o February 03 - Mary Brown has us EXPLODING on the scene in Texas City to tour the Texas City Museum and other historic sites in the city on Galveston Bay. We will lunch out-of-pocket at the Reef Seafood House. See the brochure for complete details.


o March 12 - Come with us to learn more about our Space Program. Mary Brown has set up another exciting and informative day trip - this time to Space Center Houston. A lot has changed in the last few years down at NASA and we will spend the day there visiting the site, and we will eat lunch in the cafeteria on site. This is a rare "all inclusive" trip, with everything included in the price. Don't miss out. Get your check into Mary. See complete details in the brochure.


  Upcoming Events:

o Keep an eye out here for the posting of the Spring Event 2018.


  Photos Posted:

  o Story and photos of the recent club activities are posted to the photos page for your enjoyment. Check back often to catch our most recent updates.


  Sunshine:

  o Lynn Stefan heads our Sunshine Committee. If you hear of a club member illness or death, call Lynn at 936-703-3904 and she will send a card on behalf of the club.


  Vigor News:

  o Do you have news that would be of interest to other TIHAA members? Click HERE for a form that you can download and save to your computer, edit with a Word Processor and then attach to an email to TIHAA for inclusion in the next issue of the Vigor.

  More information:

  o Got a question about the Club? Now you can call us at 832-551-8025. Leave a message and we will call you back. Or send us an email to: tihaamail@gmail.com. You can always find update information here at www.tihaa.org


The old TI Stafford Facilities Team is posting videos to YouTube showing some of the history of the old TI Stafford site. You can see them at Texas Instruments Stafford Cradle to grave. or Additional Facilities photos.


The old TI Stafford Building #2 is now history. Here is a video showing the demolition in progress. It's sad to see our old buildings disappear, but perhaps the replacements will be of value to the community. Stafford Bldg.2 demolition.


o You can read the article that was in the March 12th Houston Chronicle regarding the work that is beginning on the old TI-Stafford site at this link:
http://www.chron.com/neighborhood/fortbend/news/article/Mixed-use-complex-planned-at-former-TI-site-in-6877933.php
So far, most of the activity is on the east side of the site near Murphy Road.