1993 Inductees

Jerry Carter, Sr.

M. G. (Jerry) Carter, Sr. made outstanding contributions to the community through his youth baseball leadership in Garland for a decade, from 1957 through 1966. A Navy veteran of WWII, he moved to Garland in June of 1949 and was an active citizen of the city until his death in September, 1980. Jerry served as president of the East Garland Little League for 2 years, 1959-60, and also was a team manager in the league for 2 years, 1957-58. During this period he caused the first permanent concession stand to be built at the youth baseball league park.

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Ginny Harper

Virginia "Ginny" Lewis Harper was the state tennis singles championship runner-up as a Garland H.S. senior in 1952. During her senior season, she won district and regional singles championships and advanced to the state championship finals before losing the title to her opponent, 6-2, 5-7, 3-6. Ginny was a leading player on the outstanding Garland H.S. tennis squads of coach Alton Williams in the early 1950s. Playing doubles for two years, she and her partner, Beverly Stanton, won the district championship as sophomores and again as juniors. The latter year, the two won the regional title, before losing in the state quarterfinals.

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Ray Roberts

Ray L. Roberts was co-captain of the 1976 Southwest Conference regular season basketball champions as a starting senior player for Texas A&M University, scoring 283 points for a 10.9 average as the Aggies posted 21 wins and only six losses. He also started and played as sixth man for the 1975 conference championship team, which won 20 games and lost only seven. Initially enrolling at Oklahoma State, where he led the 1972 freshman team in scoring, Ray then transferred to A&M. As a sophomore at A&M, he earned his first of three varsity letters.

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Joe Walter, Jr.

Joe F. Walter, Jr. has played eight seasons as an offensive tackle for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League. During his career with Cincinnati, the Bengals in 1988 won the American Football Conference title and narrowly lost to San Francisco in Super Bowl XXIII, 20 to 16. In the spring 1985, NFL draft, Joe was selected in the sixth round by Cincinnati, to begin his professional career. In his second season with the Bengals, Joe earned a starting berth at offensive tackle, and by 1993, he had six seasons of service as a first-team player for the Cincinnati team, which had been created by one of football's all-time greats, the late Paul Brown.

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