On September 15, 2023 – as part of 2023 Homecoming festivities – there will be a Reception from 5 PM to 7 PM for any and all Varsity football players that played from 1960 to 1970. This event will be held on campus in the Quadrangle. For more information please call Walter Koslowski at 915-584-8960.For those wanting to attend please RSVP via email at bertborsberry@hotmail.com .  And don’t forget: join the Alumni Association by clicking here: https://www.austinpanthers.org/become-a-member/aaa-online-registration/


The Austin High School Alumni Association is now accepting nominations for our AHS Outstanding Ex-Student. The annual award is bestowed on an alumnus who has achieved notable success in their profession, service to Austin High School and/or to their community.

Nominations for this year are due August 22, 2022.

Please email your nomination letter, with additional information attached such as pictures, articles, etc. (if available) to austinalumn@gmail.com.

Please include the following information: 1) all pertinent information about your nominee; 2) the year of graduation; 3) current home address; 4) phone number and e-mail; 5) why you believe this person should be our Outstanding Ex; and 5) all accomplishments relevant to this nomination.

While nominations are open all year, we are hoping to receive some in the last few days available for consideration as this year’s honoree. Nominations will be reviewed next week (including all previously nominated) and this year’s Outstanding Ex will be announced soon thereafter.


Letter from the Alumni President

Dear Austin High School Faculty and Staff,

Hello, my name is Raul H. Lerma and I have the honor of currently serving as President of The Austin High School Alumni Association. I am a proud Panther graduate, class of 1973.  First of all, I would like to thank your Principal Ms. Ponce for allowing me to send this message to all of you.

One of the most important functions of our Alumni Association, and probably our most rewarding one, is the awarding of academic scholarships to our graduating seniors.  Each year it is a challenge to raise enough funds to award as many scholarships as possible.  There are so many deserving graduates every year but, unfortunately not enough funds.  Last year was especially difficult to raise funds, due to the pandemic.  Nevertheless, we were able to award seven students scholarships for a total of $8,500.

It is that time of year and I am coming to all of you to please consider contributing to our scholarship fund.  My challenge is especially to any of you who graduated from this great school. Please join our Association.  $10 from the $25.00 membership fee automatically goes to the scholarship fund.   In commemoration of the school’s 90th anniversary we are encouraging a $90 for 90 campaign.  Any amount you can contribute, will be sincerely appreciated.  

Your contribution will enable a graduating senior to pursue their dream of a post-secondary education.  You will be a part of that student’s future.  Please show your Panther Pride and consider contributing to our scholarship fund.  Again, any amount would help.  You can make your contribution by visiting our web site at https://www.austinpanthers.org   Under Menu, click Donate.  Or you can send your check to:  Austin High School Alumni Association, P.O. Box 31495, El Paso Texas, 79931  

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 915-208-0133 or rlerma2625@aol.com


Raul H. Lerma

(class of 1973)