USNA Alumni Association, Texas Gulf Coast Chapter

The TxGC Chapter is the official Naval Academy chapter for the greater Houston area.  We serve you, our Alumni, parents, Midshipmen, service members, Veterans, and friends, in support of the Naval Academy and its mission through engagement and activities which perpetuate the history, traditions, memories, and growth of the Naval Academy, and bind our family together in support of the highest ideals of command, citizenship, and government.

Houston is our hub, but our chapter covers as far east as the Louisiana border, north to the Brazos Valley (including College Station), west to Columbus, and as far south as Victoria.  We also claim the International Space Station.

If you are a resident of our chapter area or visiting or have a connection that you want to strengthen with our members, check out our events page, and join in the camaraderie, or consider joining the TxGC Chapter. We have a few different membership levels, and membership has its benefits.

USNA Alumni Association, Texas Gulf Coast FOUNDATION

The TxGC Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, was established in 2013, separate from the Chapter, with the specific purpose of perpetuating philanthropic efforts that are closely aligned with he ideals of the Naval Academy Alumni Association Foundation, Veterans, and the local Houston community.

The TxGC Foundation benefits from your generosity.  Please, consider making a tax deductible donation.  Annually, the TxGC Foundation’s Buckingham ’69 Scholarship helps support the Naval Academy Admissions department in sending area high school students to the Naval Academy’s STEM and Summer Seminar Programs.  The TxGC Foundation is proud to have provided several years of full or partial tuition assistance, and even sometimes airfare, for those students where financial assistance makes a significant difference.   In January, each year, the TxGC Foundation awards the Smith-McCool Sword to the Midshipment from the Chapter area, with the highest order-of-merit, going into their First Class year.  The sword, is named after astronaut Michael Smith ’67, who was lost in the Challenger disaster, and astronaut William McCool ’83, who was lost int he Columbia disaster.  Additionally, since 2014, the TxGC Foundation has annually hosted a Top Gun, volleyball themed, family benefit that has raised several thousand dollars for Houston area Veteran organizations.  Benefactors in the past have included USO Houston, Team Red White & Blue, and Lone Star Veterans Association.

News & Posts

Upcoming Events
Oct
20
Sat
14:30 UH vs. Navy Game Viewing @ Wakefield Crowbar
UH vs. Navy Game Viewing @ Wakefield Crowbar
Oct 20 @ 14:30 – 17:30
Food & Drink Specials; Camaraderie; Fun for the whole family.
Oct
25
Thu
all-day TxGC Chapter 80th Anniversary
TxGC Chapter 80th Anniversary
Oct 25 all-day
On October 25, 1938… the Houston Branch of the USNA Alumni Association held their first, formal meeting at the Hotel Stratford.  Although the branch had loosely been in existence before this date, it was considered[...]
Oct
27
Sat
14:00 TxGC 80th Anniversary Picnic @ Battleship Texas
TxGC 80th Anniversary Picnic @ Battleship Texas
Oct 27 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Come join us at the Battleship Texas for our First Family Day, celebrating our Chapter’s 80th Anniversary- on Saturday, September 29th from 11 to 2pm. We will setup at the pavilion Battleship’s pavilion, on the grounds,[...]
19:00 Notre Dame vs. Navy – Beaumont G... @ Fuzzy’s Taco Shop
Notre Dame vs. Navy – Beaumont G... @ Fuzzy’s Taco Shop
Oct 27 @ 19:00 – 22:00
Out in SETX? Join us in Beaumont where we’ll have a second location for Navy va Notre Dame.  Plenty of TVs, margaritas, and taco specials.
19:00 Notre Dame vs. Navy Game Viewing @ Hugh O'Connor's
Notre Dame vs. Navy Game Viewing @ Hugh O'Connor's
Oct 27 @ 19:00 – 22:00
Join us for this annual event with the Notre Dame Club of Houston. Food & Drink Specials; Door prizes & raffle; Camaraderie; Fun for the whole family. We’re moving venues to Notre Dame Club’s new[...]
Nov
2
Fri
11:30 Nov. Lunch @ Tony Mandola's
Nov. Lunch @ Tony Mandola's
Nov 2 @ 11:30 – 13:00
TxGC MEMBERS ALWAYS GET $5 OFF! Advance purchase online: $30 ($25 for TxGC members) Week-of-event & walk-ups*: $35 ($30 for TxGC members) *if seats available TxGC Member discount is provided by a discount code via[...]
Nov
3
Sat
all-day Navy vs. Cinncinnatti @ Wakefield Crowbar
Navy vs. Cinncinnatti @ Wakefield Crowbar
Nov 3 all-day
Food & Drink Specials; Camaraderie; Fun for the whole family.
Nov
7
Wed
11:00 Rotary Salute to Veterans Lunch @ Ballroom at Bayou Place
Rotary Salute to Veterans Lunch @ Ballroom at Bayou Place
Nov 7 @ 11:00 – 13:00
Rotary Salute to Veterans Lunch @ Ballroom at Bayou Place
The TxGC continues their partnership with the Rotary Club, and West Point Club of Greater Houston, in honoring Veterans on Veterans Day.  This year the TxGC is partnering with Downtown Rotary Club of Houston’s inaugural[...]
Nov
10
Sat
03:05 Navy vs. UCF Game Viewing @ Wakefield Crowbar
Navy vs. UCF Game Viewing @ Wakefield Crowbar
Nov 10 @ 03:05 – 04:05
Food & Drink Specials; Camaraderie; Fun for the whole family.
Nov
12
Mon
08:00 Army-Navy Golf Scramble @ Hermann Park Golf Course
Army-Navy Golf Scramble @ Hermann Park Golf Course
Nov 12 @ 08:00 – 14:00
Please join us for a day of golf, friendly competition, networking, lunch, and camaraderie. Check-in 7:30 AM Shotgun start 8:00 AM Lunch & awards 12:30 PM Private room, sports TV, drinks Format Two man (Pair[...]