TEXARKANA
HISTORICAL ITEMS

BOWIE COUNTY, TX / MILLER COUNTY, AR

1950 - 1959

 

A Chronology Of Events

Submitted by Wayne Adcock

Other articles submitted  will be marked with person name.  The items not marked were submitted by Wayne. 

 

1950 - 1959

1950 population of Texarkana AR; White 11,388, Negro 4,482, Other  5
1950 population of Texarkana TX; White 18,210, Negro 6,532, Other 11

Wed 20 Dec 1950 The formal opening of the new Trailways Bus Center at Fourth and State Line will be at 2 p.m.

1951 - Will Steel  becomes Municipal Judge of Texarkana Arkansas to 1954

Tues. 18 Jan. 1955 John T. Quillin, 73, former Texarkana Ar. policeman died at his home Sunday in Houston. Born 12 Feb. 1881 in Calhoun County Ar. he came to Miller County at age 5 and moved to Houston about 15 years ago. Survived by his wife and 1 son:    Marvin      1 dau:     Mrs. Reese Lloyd 4 bros:    Lee and J. M. Quillin of Texarkana   Austin and Herbert Quillin of Fouke

1955 - Ted Goldman  becomes Municipal Judge of Texarkana Arkansas to 1967

1957 C. R. (Rudy) Burgess assumes duty as Sheriff of Miller Co. Ar. until 1962

1958 Texarkana Ark. Police Dept. had 24 officers that consisted of a chief, two assistant chiefs, three lieutenants and three sergeants. In 1958 the patrol cars were not marked and were of various colors. Foot patrol was still common in the 100 and 500 block of East Broad. Officers worked six days per week and court was held every morning with a night session on Friday.

BACK TO HISTORY PAGE

© 2002 TUSAGS
02/28/04