If you hurried past the home page without lingering, please go back and take another look. The black and white photo it begins with is from 1929. Wait 5 seconds and you’ll see it change to the same view in 2014.

For most of the photos, putting the cursor on the thumbnail without clicking will show you the caption. Clicking on the thumbnail will show you the photo. You can also enlarge the photos to near full-screen size by clicking the upper right corner of the photo.

Thanks for visiting the website; I hope you have enjoyed it.

You may check my credentials HERE.

Please feel free to send me an email by clicking HERE. All emails are answered promptly! Especially appreciated are quality scans of photos which are not already on the site. Scans should be of the best quality and no smaller than 1250 pixels wide.

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River Oaks Elementary Alumni on Facebook

All River Oaks Elementary Alumni are encouraged to join the group! If you would like to join the group, but do not have any friends who are already in the group, PLEASE send me either a Facebook message or an email that will verify the fact that you are an ROE Alumni. We get requests to join from people all over the world who have never been anywhere near ROE, but who apparently just like to join groups. So…if I get a request from someone I don’t know and who has no friends already in the group, I can’t approve it. I don’t want to turn anyone away who really is an alumni, so your help in this will be very much appreciated!

River Oaks Elementary Mugs, Caps, and Other Cool Stuff!

Houston’s River Oaks by Ann Dunphy Becker
A History of River Oaks

The Avalon Drug Store by Richard West,
an excellent article from Texas Monthly, May 1974

A good article on the River Oaks Theater from Houston History Magazine

River Oaks Elementary School Website

 River Oaks Elementary PTO Website

 Thanks to Maureen Beck, Sheryl Griffin, Christy Sutton and Keri Fovargue for their help with the website!