Dinner Meeting - Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 6:30 PM

on July 24, 2018

The next dinner meeting will be Tuesday July 31st at the Sweetwater Country Club, 4400 Palm Royale Blvd., Sugar Land.  We will start to gather at 6:30 and the meeting will start at 7 P. M.
The menu selection is either Pecan Red Fish or Roasted French Cut Chicken please select one and let Lovell Aldrich know your selection at 281-491-1542, or email Lovell at reservations@hodgesar.org.

Members of Alexander Hodge Chapter at National Congress in Houston

on July 21, 2018

Past Chapter President Ron Brown, past Texas SAR President Tom Green and founding
member + past Chapter President Carl Hill Jr.

Past President Ron Brown, President General Larry T. Guzy​ (Georgia SAR)
and founding  member + past Chapter President Carl Hill Jr. 

Patriot Ancestor - Joaquin de Ortega y Prieto

on February 17, 2018

Joaquin de Ortega y Prieto was born August 2, 1755 in Tordesillas (Valladoliad), Spain.1 He died in 1826 in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana2.  After a career in service to his country he settled in Opelousas with his family and raised cattle. Ortega entered military life and became 'Comisione Artillery' or 'Guardian Royal Military' in Fort Pensacola living inside the compound on the 1784 census with his wife and oldest child. His revolutionary service was Guardian of the Royal Artillery at Ft. Pensacola3.  Through letters between Ortega and various Spanish officials, we know Ortega was involved in traveling to present day Texas to arrange for cattle to be purchased and delivered in Natchitoches to feed the trooops of Bernardo de Galvez.

Dinner Meeting - Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 6:30 PM

on January 16, 2018

The speaker will be Past SAR State President Larry Stevens and his wife Barbara. They will present "American Frontier Life". We will also install the new chapter officer's for 2018. Our dinner meeting will be Tuesday January 30th at the Sweetwater Country Club, 4400 Palm Royale Blvd., Sugar Land, TX. We start to gather around 6:30 P. M. and the meeting starts at 7:00 P. M. The menu choices are Maple Glazed Salmon or Parmesan Chicken.  Please contact Compatriot Lovell Aldrich at 281-491-1542 or email him at reservations@hodgesar.org to make reservations and choose a menu item. The reservation and cancellation deadline is noon Friday, January 26th.

The SAR Welcomes Three Members of the Cochran Family

on December 30, 2017

Oliver Cochran, Sr. Oliver and William Cochran
We would like to welcome the newest members to the SAR, Oliver Cochran, Sr., as well as Oliver and William Cochran.

"Battle of Medina honored" - The Texas Compatriot - Fall 2017

on December 24, 2017

Tom Green flag presentation at Battle of Medina
Each year SAR members gather under large oak trees to honor all the men, on both sides, who participated in the Battle of Medina, which occurred on Aug. 18, 1813.  This was the bloodiest battle ever fought on Texas soil, with between 800 and 1,300 men killed.  In the photo above the memorial program is beginning with principal speaker Atascosa County Judge Robert Hurley welcoming attendees.

"Tom Green finally 'graduates' the third grade" - The Texas Compatriot - Fall 2017

"Editor's note: This abridged thank-you note and photo was provided by Compatriot John Kenton Thompson with Mary Elizabeth of The Woodlands.  Their suggested headline has been used above."
"Dear Ms. Kotfhage:

  Thank you again for allowing Compatriot Thomas Green of the Houston, Texas, area and me to provide a flag history presentation at your school this day.  Wonderful school and group of youngsters, and we were most impressed by the students attentiveness and interest in the presentation."

Christmas Party 2017 - December 10, 2017

Christmas 2017

Houston VA Medical Center Visit - November 18, 2017

on November 27, 2017

From left are Tom Green, Elizabeth Neely (Director of Recreational Therapy), Fred Bultman and Carl Hill.
The Alexander Hodge Chapter of the SAR visited the VA Hospital in the Houston Medical Center on Saturday November 18, 2017. A certificate of appreciation was presented to Elizabeth Neely, Director of Recreational Therapy, for her help.

Patriot Ancestor: Col. Mark Bird

on November 18, 2017

Mark Bird was born 1763, in Berk Co., Pennsylvania into the iron master family of William Bird. William was the strength of the family. William died in 1763 the year Mark married into the Ross family. William left Mark 3000 acres of land three forges a gristmill and a saw mill.