The walls of his office in the Parking Services building are blanketed with Bobcat mementos, past and present. “Go Bobcats” banners and flyers intermingle with various newspaper clippings. A framed photograph of him shaking hands with President Lyndon B. Johnson rests on a side table next to an edition of the University Star from 1973, honoring Johnson after his death.
Johnny Parker has been a parking sergeant for the University Police Department for 25 years, but his involvement with the univeristy dates back to the late 1960s — a time when LBJ himself attended football games, when Southwest Texas State College was a part of the Lone Star Conference and when Texas A & I was its biggest rival.
Parker labeled his playing days as the ‘cool days,’ a time “when streaking was popular and girls would throw panties out of the dorm windows.”