News & Upcoming Activities...

Update as of December 2021.

Just when you think that things may be on the road to "normal", along comes another setback. In December we have been introduced to omicron, a new COVID-19 variant. The board (or whatever portion that we can gather), plan to have either an in-person or online meeting in early 2022 to discuss the future of the TIHAA. We will inform all the membership via email or mail on the outcome of the meeting. Results will also be posted here on the website.

Update as of August 2021.

The advance of the Delta Variant in the Summer of 2021 has further delayed club activities at this time. While vaccines are easily available, the number of unvaccinated individuals in the population is leading to unsafe conditions, even for those that are fully vaccinated. So, the status of club activities during the Summer of 2021 are a continuation of the past months. We hope everyone stays safe.

Suspension of Club Activities due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

During April of 2020, the TIHAA board made the decision to suspend all club activities until conditions warrant starting them up again. This includes lunch meetings, day trips and events, until conditions are back to "normal". We are not publishing the VIGOR newsletter, except for a possible Special Edition, until after club activities start back up. We will update the website and send broadcast emails as we gain more visibility.

The board continues to reevaluate the situation. We will use guidance from government officials and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as well as inputs from our club members to determine when to restart activities.

We hope that this situation will end soon and that we can truly achieve our club motto: "We Socialize Together".

On July 25, 2020, the Board of Directors held a Zoom virtual meeting to take action on several items. As a result of that meeting, we published a Special Edition of the VIGOR newsletter. The newsletter was to inform the members of the actions taken, and to pay tribute of Bob Gruber, long time member of the TIHAA. You can click on the newsletter below to read the issue.

  Upcoming Lunch Meeting:

  Upcoming Day Trips:

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  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.


  o If you hear of a club member illness or death, call Jean Houston at 281-536-3718 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: You can always find update information here at

o Here is a link to The Grid's Facebook page. On it, you can see some drone videos of the current status of the site, along with notices about some of the businesses in operation now.

The Grid Facebook.

They also have a website: The Grid Stafford that gives some good concept photos of the final product, along with some history of the old Texas Instruments campus.

Gene Lacy found a video by Allan Webber with his band playing music in the Building 2 cafeteria in front of that little elevator back in 2009. Here is a link to it: Allan Webber band. Enjoy.

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 these articles that were in the Houston Chronicle regarding the work that is beginning on the old TI-Stafford site at these links:

Former TI Site in Stafford up for a Makeover.

Mixed Use Complex Planned at Former TI Site.

Here are videos of past TI BBQ events held in the old TI-Stafford Building #1. Enjoy.

Here are links:

TI-Stafford BBQ 2011. TI-Stafford BBQ 2011.

TI-Stafford BBQ in 2012. TI-Stafford BBQ 2012.