Horizon City American Legion, Post 598

141 Elsworth Drive, Horizon City, TX 79928 915-852-4823

Monthly Newsletter


141 Elsworth., Horizon City, TX 79928 (915) 852-4823

              FOR GOD AND COUNTRY  

June 2019                   "THE CAN DO POST"      

Vol. 19 No.6

Archived Newsletters/Print Friendly Version

Commander's Corner                                   Ladies Auxiliary News


                                                                There was no input from Commander





Everyone knows you make your money from other people’s money.  It’s that way in real estate.  You buy your first home, then rent it out.  While renters are paying down your mortgage, you buy another and so on.  It is the best and simplest way to create wealth.

So it is with the Post, events open to public must have marketing 2 for 1 night.  Buy four get one free.  Outside events for kids, jumping balloons, etc., bring adults and revenue.

Lots of ways to bring money in from outside the post.  Members have to market.  It just doesn’t happen.  Internet—signs—weeks in advance.  If you don’t tell them about it—they won’t know to come!  





There was no input from Auxiliary

Amy Mitchell, ALA President

Unit 598

Amy Doom








June Fun Facts

1.  June is the month with the longest daylight hours of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.

2.  In 2009 June was the 662 most popular name for girls in the USA.

3In both common and leap years, no other month begins on the same day of the week as June.

4.  June is international men’s month.

5.  June is known as a great month to get married.

6The longest day of the year occurs on either June 21st or 22nd.

7.  The American War of Independence started in June of 1775.

8.  June Bug - A type of bug that’s only seen during the month of May and June, in United States of America is named after the month of June. June Bug is a common name for these insects. These bugs live on the young leaves of trees and plants.

9.  June 6, 1944 - D-Day landings by Allied forces in Normandy.

10. June 14, 2019 is Flag Day.

11. June 16 is Father’s Day.

12. June 19 is known as “Juneteenth”, (aka Freedom Day or Emancipation Day) primarily in Texas.

13. June 19, 1845 - the very first baseball game was played in Hoboken, New York

A Little Bit from SAL's…                     American Legion Riders Trail Dust

There was no input from SAL's

If you would like to contact me, please feel free to do so at any time.  My cell # 915-820-0244, e-mail pohara@elp.rr.com

FOR GOD AND COUNTRY                                       Patrick O’Hara                                                                       SAL Commander



Thank you to the riders, for it looks like great participation in their events.  I’m not sure about any of the other entities because there are no reports.

However I do have a submission from a member and as promised I am publishing this as written with no bias.  Please see last page for this submission.  Comments are welcome.  I have indicated that it is important to use this forum for not only the month’s events and achievements but also for opinions and perspective.






7:00 P.M.



7:00 pm DUES $40.00.  



3rd  THURSDAY 7:00 pm            DUES $26.00






1st  FRIDAY OF THE MONTH 6:00 pm DUES $30.00  SINGLE/COUPLE $30.00





Riders had a busy couple of months supporting the Legion and Veterans.  

April started with the Thin Blue Line benefit run whose end stop was our post 598.  The following week was busy preparing for the 16th District Convention.  A special thanks to all who really went all out to support our post.  I hesitate to name people specifically in fear of missing someone who contributed, but please be aware numerous people put in a lot of time and effort in to making the convention a success.  

On April 20th the Riders came out in force to support the Independent Riders Run who were fundraising for the Socorro Veteran Memorial.  For those of you who were not at the Legion on Saturday you should have seen it! The hall was packed!  

The weekend of April 26-28, the Riders went to Douglas AZ to support Post 11’s annual run!  We had 23 riders that attended, with one additional representative from Post 58.  It was a great time!  

In May Riders participated in several local runs and a group went to Mayhill to camp.  The camping trip was great fun and hopefully another can be planned before the summer is over.  

End of May looks to be busy with rider’s participating in Memorial Runs, and several going to a Veteran 3 Day Ride with ALR members for Arizona and New Mexico.

Don’t forget that Papa Joe and Cheers Barn Bash on June 15th!

Tracie Purinton, Secretary (T&T)

Horizon City Post 598

American Legion Riders




For the year 2018-2019


DIRECTOR:  Greg Woolfold "Wolfman"

DEPUTY DIRECTOR:  Mike Richmond "Shorty"

SECRETARY: Tracie Purinton "T&T"

TREASURER: Dwight Borgman "Ditch"

Sergeant At Arms: Thomas Purinton "Chu Chu"

ROAD CAPTAIN: Rick Walker "Walkman"

HISTORIAN: Cindy Woolfold "Germie"

CHAPLAIN:  Virginia Borgman "Bling"

MEMBERSHIP:  Mike Fezter "Bugs"


1st Friday of the month 6:00 pm

ALR 598 Fri-Fest: 1st Fri. of Month

News and Blurb from Bar Manager

No input from the Bar




I thought since there was limited input from the family this month I’d take the time to start a memory section of the fun times at our Post. 

I remember when we needed money and everyone donated something of value for an Auction.  It was open to public and would be viewed prior to bidding.  Guess who was our auctioneer?  None other than our own John Colman who is a consummate auctioneer! Next time you see him he’ll be happy to share that memory. 

I’ll share another memory next month.  If you have one—share!


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COMMANDER:                 David Crozier

VICE COMMANDER:      David Crowder

SGT AT ARMS:                   Ron Holm



East Zone Commander:            John Rinal

South Zone Commander:         David Lambrix

West Zone Commander:          Clay Durbin

Adjutant:                                         Roger Fulmar

Finance Officer:                          Marcia Barazza

Judge Advocate:                           Robert Steele

Service Officer:                              Tony Morgan

Chaplain:                                Humberto Navarez

Hubmaster:                                  David Lambrix


  Post Hours:

Sunday - Wednesday:

6:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Thursday - Friday:

5:00 PM – 12:00 AM


7:00 PM - 1:00 AM

5 Butt Rule Everyday

10:00 pm

(915) 852-4823

I, Cindy Baker am writing this letter in response to my suspension on the evening of May 7, 2019, following the Executive Committee meeting.

I was approached by the Commander, Clay Durbin, asking to speak with me in regards to an incident that occurred on May 2, 2019, with the bartender, Victoria Seaman.  After admitting to my part of the incident, I was given an ultimatum to write an apology letter to the bartender and the Post, or accept a 90 day suspension.  I chose the suspension, however, I was never given the opportunity to state my side of the story nor was I allowed to be part of the meeting that pertained to me.

I take full responsibility for my actions, however, I want to address a few things that have occurred that are far worse than my incident.  These incidents have not been addressed and are a clear indication that some members are treated differently than others.   Mine was a lapse in judgment. 

Following are events that have occurred with no repercussions.

All officers, including the Commander, were drinking at their meeting the night of their ruling on me, which makes any decisions made during that meeting null and void.  I know this because the Commander admitted to having 3 drinks, before turning down his 4th drink the night he approached me after the meeting.

Taking alcoholic beverages outside is against TABC rules.  Members were seen drinking outside the day the pergola was assembled.

Fighting is prohibited.  There have been several, inside and outside.

Deleting video tape recordings when bar manager, employees and customers were engaging in lewd and sexual acts at the bar.

Bartenders must be able to fulfill their duties and not participate in a pool tournament.  While on duty a bartender was observed keeping customers waiting, when requesting service.  A bartender was outside using her vape pen, and customers were coming to the door looking for her to get service. 

I could go on, but I believe I have made my point.  If I am going to be suspended for burning and throwing a receipt, I would like action taken on those actual infractions.

Thanks for 25 years of being a member, God Bless   Cindy Baker