Collegeport Articles

1963
 


Collegeport News
By Elaine Day

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Nelson who celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Nelson were married in Alton, Kan., on April 3, 1904. This was on an Easter Sunday. We would like to wish this couple many more happy years.

We are sorry to hear that Mrs. L. A. Rein of League City is very ill and has returned to the hospital. We hope she has a speedy recovery.

Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Ellis and Tommy spent the weekend  in Fort Polk, La., visiting their son, Gilbert. They were accompanied by Gilbert’s wife, Andre.

While in Edna Tuesday for a trip to the dentist this reporter had a personal interview with Miss Candy Barr. I found her to be a very charming and attractive person. Miss Barr said, “I hope to settle down to a quiet life with my husband and daughter, Toylene, and later become engaged in some kind of social work.” Miss Barr was recently parolled from Goree Prison Farm.

Mr. and Mrs. Vic Gallaher were in Bay City for a check Saturday. Both reports were found satisfactory.

Jim Carter conducted services at the First Presbyterian Church Sunday. Carter was dinner guest of the R. L. Corporons.

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Ackerman were in Alvin Saturday picking strawberries. They were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Richard Evans.

Mrs. Zelphia Hill of Angleton and Mrs. Damon Gerlack of Houston were down for the weekend.

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Rhymes were visiting Mrs. Rhymes’ parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Wells.

Gustave Franzen, elected a trustee for the Palacios Independent School District, was visiting friends and relatives

Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Ellis were home for the weekend visiting Jesse’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Ellis.

Mrs. Luther Hill was here for the weekend visiting friends and relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. John Ackerman of Blessing were visiting the Carl Ackermans and other friends here in Collegeport.

Mrs. Margaret Holsworth was in Galveston Saturday.

The B. B. Burns of Houston were at their summer home for the weekend. Mr. and Mrs. Baker Wright of Cypress were also down at their summer place.

Pvt. and Mrs. Gerald Wells Jr. are visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Wells Sr. Gerald will return to Fort Sill Okla., on April 12.

Mr. and Mrs. Delton Tate, formerly of Collegeport, have built a new home in Fulton and are to move soon.

Mrs. Margaret Holsworth was dinner guest of the R. L. Corporons Sunday.

Construction on the R. L. Corporons new home began last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Ware spent the weekend in Cuero with their daughter and her family, Mr. and Mrs. James Slone and son.

Mr. and Mrs. Ira Corporon were here on Friday. They have moved to their new home at Marble Falls.

Any news? Caught any fish or anything? Call me at 824-2195.

Daily Tribune, April 10, 1963
 


Collegeport News
By Jackie Bullington

Well, I hope that everyone had a nice Easter. The weatherman cooperated and we had a perfect day for Easter egg hunts, cook outs, boating and picnics. Some spent Easter at home with their families and others traveled out of town to be with friends or relatives.

Mrs. L. C. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Gallaher, Mrs. Lila Morris, Mrs. Margaret Tate and Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Ellis were all in San Marcos during the Easter holidays to attend the 50th wedding anniversary of Mrs. Smith’s sister and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Ellis. Easter Sunday they were guests in the First Baptist Church of San Marcos. After church there was a reception held from 2:30 until 5 p. m. at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Buck Paine.

Mrs. E. E. Christopher of Monroe and Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Reno of Houston were visiting Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Smith over the Easter holidays. After a short stay with the Smiths, Mr. and Mrs. Reno traveled to Schicke Point where they own a summer cottage.

Mr. and Mrs. Delton Tate of Fulton were down visiting friends and relatives.

Congratulations to David Groves who won 10 points for the Palacios Junior High pole vaulting.

Mr. Massey conducted Easter services at the First Presbyterian Church Sunday. The Massey family were guests of the Fred Laws.

The Woman’s Club will hold a very important meeting at the Mopac Wednesday afternoon to make plans for Collegeport Day which will be celebrated Saturday, May 25. All women of the community are urged to attend.

Our sincere thanks to Verner Bowers for the many years that he has represented our district as a trustee for the Palacios Independent School District.

We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Mr. and Mrs. Manfred Jalufka who lost their place of business when it was completely destroyed by fire early Friday morning.

Bobby Fowler was home from the University of Houston for the holidays. Butch Bowers was also home from the University of Texas.

Daily Tribune, April 19, 1963
 


Collegeport News
By Jackie Bullington

It seems that we’re having our March winds in April this year. We have had about a week of very strong winds which have brought high tides but there were no fish brought in with the tides.

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Maddox and Mrs. Lilly Stewart of Bryan were visiting Mr. and Mrs. Maddox’s daughter and family, the Pat Jenkins’.

Mr. and Mrs. R. E. (Bob) Smith of Houston spent the weekend at their summer home here.

Mr. and Mrs. Dean Merck were in to see the doctor in Houston for a check-up. On return trip they visited their son, Dean Merck, Jr. and family.

The S. E. Hayes’ of League City were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Murry Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. Verner Bowers were in El Campo this past weekend to attend the wedding of Herbert Bowers and Ida Lozach. When returning home they visited Mr. Bowers’ mother, Mrs. E. T. Bowers of Bay City.

Those home to see their parents included: Russell Law, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Derrick and daughters, Master Edwin Holsworth, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Rhymes, Mr. and Mrs. Dean Merck and son, the B. B. Bryans and family, Mrs. C. H. Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Ellis, Stanley McMillan, and Miss Marilyn Johnson.

We extend our sympathy to the A. Johnston family whose father succumbed in El Campo Thursday.

Mr. Hedrick conducted services at the First Presbyterian Church. He was guest of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Wells.

We are sorry to say that Mrs. L. A. Rein is still in the hospital. Mrs. Rein is at M. D. Anderson Hospital Room 512 West, Houston.

Dean Merck Jr. was here for a few days helping his father, Dean Merck, in the rice fields.

Ted and Pansey Dressler and Mr. and Mrs. Kopecky of El Campo were at Oyster Lake fishing over the weekend.

Mrs. Pennington received a letter from Teddy and he wrote that he was to begin hunting gold soon. We all hope that he has very good luck and that he will come home soon for we are all anxious to see him. Let us know Teddy “if there really is gold in them thar hills.”

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Roesler were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Abner Ussery of Blessing.

Daily Tribune, April 23, 1963
 


Collegeport News
By Jackie Bullington

I'm sure that everyone enjoyed the much needed rain that we got last week. All of the spring gardens and crops really needed it.

Mrs. Perciville (Mother of Mrs. Lawrence Hill) is doing much better. She spent a few days in the hospital after a fall from which she received a cut requiring several stitches.

Mr. and Mrs. Morris and Mrs. Victor Gallaher were in Houston on Tuesday. Mr. Morris was in to see his doctor for a check up. Mr. and Mrs. Morris have returned to Selma, Alabama.

Brazos Oil and Gas held their annual company Bar-b-Que at the Riverside Country Club at Lake Jackson Saturday. Those attending from Collegeport included the Duane Corporons, The Jack Bullingtons and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Roesler.

Mr. and Mrs. Pat Jenkins, Jr. son Patten visited Mr. and Mrs. Pat Jenkins, Sr. and family enroute from Rockport where they had been visiting Mrs. Jenkins' family Mr. and Mrs. Dyso.

Dorothy Bullington was guest of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Slaughter of Bay City Tuesday.

Sunday visitors of Mr. and Mrs. P. V. Corporon were Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Holloway of Palacios.

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Corporon and family of San Antonio were guests of the R. L. Corporons over the weekend.

The WOC of the first Presbyterian Church will meet Thursday at the home of Mrs. A. A. Penland at 2:30.

Mr. Steve Kerr conducted services at the First Presbyterian Church Sunday. The Kerr's were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Dean Merck. Mr. Kerr is to be the minister for the summer.

A First Aid Class will be held early in June at the Mopac. There will be two sessions each week for two weeks. The class will be open to men, women and young people.

The Kirkpatrick sisters of Palacios were visiting Mrs. Mamie Pennington Sunday evening.

"Chili" Saunders and "Unk" Ellis both of Houston are spending a few days at Oyster Lake.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Smith of Cleveland, Texas dropped by for a short visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Smith after a trip to Rockport where he visited his aunt and other relatives.

Mrs. Vic Gallaher, Mrs. A. A. Penland, Mrs. Chester Corporon and Rev. Bob McKinney attended Vacation Bible School clinic in Wharton last Friday.

Mrs. Luther Hill of Fulton is spending a few days here with friends and relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Tucker and the Bill Marshalls of San Antonio were weekend guests in the Fred Roesler home.

Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Smith and children were in Houston Saturday. Mr. Smith went for a check-up with his doctor. They all spent the weekend in Cleveland with their son and friends. On Sunday they all attended a reunion dinner at Fostonia for all the old Fostonia Pioneers.

Daily Tribune, May 8, 1963
 


Collegeport News
By Jackie Bullington

Well, I hope that everyone had a very happy Mother's Day. There were many visiting their mothers, and other relatives over the weekend.

Spending the day with Mr. and Mrs. Carl Ackerman were Mr. and Mrs. Evans and children, Martin and Elaine of Palacios.

Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Smith spent the weekend at Lake Houston visiting the E. R. Daws.

Guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Ellis were Walter Dowell and family of Houston.

Mrs. Florence Ellis was in Houston Wednesday visiting Mr. Lewis and Mrs. Dowell. On the return trip she stopped at Cleveland to get Hardy Mizell and bring him home with her.

Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Morris were in Fulton to visit Mr. and Mrs. Tate and Mrs. Hill.

There were many at Oyster Lake over the weekend and many fish catches reported. Ted and Vic Kopecky of El Campo reported a nice catch of Reds weighing an average of about 3 pounds apiece.

"Chili" Saunders who is spending his vacation at Oyster Lake landed some nice flounder off the point.

The Reinharts of Houston caught some nice eating size trout. And by the way there is a plentiful supply of live bait at Willie's Bait Camp, Oyster Lake.

Mr. Taylor, Mr. Welsh, and Mrs. Wickham all of Palacios reported some nice catches last week, while fishing at the Tres-Palacios River. They caught Drum weighing from three to four pounds and Reds from seven to nine pounds, Sheepshead and also a few fresh water cat fish.

Half Moon was also a good spot during the week but the south west winds sprang up and slowed fishing. Weekly fishermen found the best of luck during the week bringing in nice catches of trout and gall top.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Roesler are vacationing in Louisiana.

Congratulations to Rev. and Mrs. James Slone of Cuero who have a new baby boy born last week. The grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Ware of Collegeport and Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Slone of Wadsworth. They named him James Clyde. He weighed six pounds, 16 ounces.

The Pat Jenkins family spent Sunday at Jones Creek near Freeport.

Ira Corporon is in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Houston for major surgery this week.

Daily Tribune, May 15, 1963
 


Collegeport Presbyterian Circle Meets

Mrs. A. A. Penland was hostess to the Presbyterian Women of the church of Collegeport at her home on Oyster Lake Road on May 9.

Mrs. Fred Law was moderator for the day and led in the study and ensuing discussion of the topical subject "The King Is Identified," stressing the point that our experiences are the foundation on which faith is built.

Mrs. John Merck Sr. was the representative for the "monthly emphasis," and an extremely well prepared and stimulating program was presented in the form of a playet, with the roles played by the members of the circle.

Much concern has been felt for the plight of the poverty stricken natives of the Brazilian jungles. The detailed report from the missionaries, of the proposed highway to be built through the heart of the Brazilian jungle encourages the hope that the villages which will be built along the highway will bring about a new life to these natives, and an economic relief to those so urgently in need.

A suggestion was proposed that the circle would make a study to find out if it would be probable to establish an outlet and limited market for the handi-crafts of these needy people. At the close of the business session, homemade ice cream, coffee and cookies were served by the hostess. Among those present were Mesdames R. S Corporon, Duane Corporon, P. V. Corporon, G. Wells, Gust Franzen. Mesdames Roy Nelson, Dean Merck, Fred Law, John Merck Sr., John Merck Jr., Bruce Key, E. A. Nixon, George Hejtmanek and C. J. Williams.

Daily Tribune, May 22, 1963
 


Collegeport News
By Jackie Bullington

Mr. and Mrs. Morris were in Houston Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday as guests of Mr. and Mrs. Damon Gerlach.

The Home-Coming Collegeport Day will be held on May 25 at the Mopac. This will be a covered dish affair. We hope that all former residents will come. And every one else is cordially invited.

Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Ellis of Beeville were home to see his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Ellis.

We are glad to hear that Mrs. Gus Franzen and Derril have recovered from the mumps.

Mr. Salvant conducted services at the First Presbyterian Church Sunday. The Salvant family were dinner guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Corporon.

We hope that Mrs. Mae Perciville, who just had surgery in Bay City Wednesday, a speedy recovery.

L. A. Rein of League City writes that Mrs. Rein is now home and is doing much better. They both send thanks for the many cards and letters they received while Mrs. Rein was in M. D. Anderson Hospital.

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Slaughter of Bay City and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Drehes and children of Rockdale were in Collegeport last week. They visited the Jack Bullington's and the Pat Jenkins families, and then went on to Oyster Lake for some fishing and crabbing.

Lil Gloria Junek of El Maton is in the Shriners Hospital in Houston for surgery this week. Best of luck Gloria and we sure hope you will be up and out of there real soon. We will all the thinking about you.

Cotton chopping is now well under way. If we ever get the weather adjusted to fit everyone's needs we'll be sure to make the headlines.

There will be a First Aid Class held in the Mopac first of June. The class will be for men and women. Everyone is urged to attend.

Mrs. Melvin of Bay City was visiting Mrs. Charlie Williams on Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. John Merck Jr. were in Midway this week visiting Mrs. M. G. Simmons.

Mr. and Mrs. Fredrick Law Jr. of Bay City were visiting his parents Mr. and Mrs. Fred Law Sr. Saturday.

Jerry Ellis and Suzette Wynn were united in holy matrimony Saturday May 18 in the Presbyterian church of Rockport. Those attending the wedding from Collegeport were Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Ellis and Tommy and Mrs. Victor Gallaher.

Dan and Elsie Williams of Pasadena and Ted and Pansy Dressler of El Campo were down for the weekend making some repairs on their summer homes after it was broken into some time this past week by vandals. Also they fished at Half Moon Reef catching about one hundred trout. Others staying at their summer homes were: Ted and Pansey Dressler, of El Campo, the John Doughty's, the B. B. Burns' both of Houston and Mr. and Mrs. Lipensky and family also of Houston.

Francis Rapstain spent Mother's Day with her parents and son in Alta Loma.

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Ware were in San Antonio for Mother's Day and also to be with her daughter, Anne, whose husband had surgery at the Baptist Memorial Hospital there. He is Mr. James Dunn.

Daily Tribune, May 23, 1964
 


Collegeport News

By Jackie Bullington

The 54th anniversary of Collegeport Day was celebrated Saturday May 25 at the Mopac. There were many oldtimers who came from far and near. There was said to have been approximately 300 present at the dinner. There were people from Brownsville, Houston, Dallas, Angleton and other surrounding areas. We would like to thank Mr. and Mrs. Palmer Robbins for furnishing the meat and Taylor Brothers Funeral Home for the public address system. Rev. Bill Hodge of Baytown gave the invocation.

Harold Jenkins of Madisonville was home visiting friends and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Pat Jenkins.

Mrs. J. F. Kilpatrick and Mrs. C. E. Wilson of Dallas were weekend guests in the home of the Dean Merck's.

Visiting Mrs. John Merck over the weekend was Mrs. Gerald Merck of San Antonio.

There were many from Collegeport and the surrounding area who attended the 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. John Ackerman of Blessing.

Mrs. Dowell and Tommy of Houston are spending a few days with Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Ellis.

Mrs. Elsie Williams was a coffee guest of Dorothy Bullington Tuesday morning.

Everyone be sure and remember the First Aid Class that is to be held June 4, 6, 11 and 13 at the Mopac.

Russell Law and Butch Bowers will be home from college (University of Texas) Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. Fredrick Law and family of Bay City were visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs.. Fred Law, Friday night.

Congratulations to the newly weds, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Ellis who were married in Rockport Saturday.

...their grandson, Jay Huitt, while his parents attended an insurance convention in San Antonio last week.

Daily Tribune, May 30, 1963
 


Collegeport News
By Jackie Bullington

At last what we have been waiting for is here, vacation. I imagine that everyone is enjoying it too.

Congratulations and best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Threadgill, who were married May 29 in Corpus Christi. She was the former Paula Groves, grand-daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Mixon. Mr. and Mrs. Mixon and David Groves attended the wedding.

Mr. and Mrs. Duane Corporon and family are spending their vacation in Mississippi with her mother.

We are glad to hear that Gus Franzen is up and about after a bout with the mumps.

Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Corporon are adding a few last minute touches to their new home. They plan to hold open house June 16.

Visiting the Jack Bullingtons over the Memorial Day weekend were Miss Sandra Schneider, Miss Phillis Rowton, Grace Hoffman, Larry Griffin, Dolan Dixon and Joette Garza all of Palacios.

Ira Corporon is recuperating from surgery in the Veterans Hospital in Houston.

Congratulations to Larry Corporon, Virginia McMillan, Kenneth Chaplin and Lyn Bullington who all graduated from Junior High School Wednesday night.

Johnny Renolds of Corpus Christi and Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Marshal of San Antonio were visiting Mr. and Mrs. Fred Roesler over the weekend.

Weekend visitors of the Pat Jenkins were Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Genzer and family of Madisonville. They were accompanied by their daughter Mrs. Barbara McVey also of Madisonville.

Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Derrick of Waco were here to see friends and relatives.

Ted and Pansey Dressler of El Campo stayed at their summer home over the Memorial Day weekend.

Last weeks visitor in the First Presbyterian Church were: Miss Alice Jurek, Mrs. Gerald Merck, Mrs. J. F. Kilpatrick, Mrs. C. H. Wilson, Mrs. Gilbert Ellis and Brentt and Mrs. Jesse Ellis.

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Kerr who moved into the Manse and say that they are happily located for the summer. We extend a warm welcome to them.

Daily Tribune, June 11, 1963
 


Collegeport News
By Jackie Bullington

At last we’ve gotten the much needed rain. I’m sure that everyone is glad of that.

Mrs. C. J. Williams is in Houston to be with her daughter, Mrs. Charles Angelo, who underwent surgery.

Ira Corporon has returned to the Veterans Hospital.

Bible School will be held at the First Presbyterian Church June 24 through June 28 from 3:30 to 5:00 in the evening. On Friday June 28 at 6:00 there will be a picnic supper on the lawn.

The Pat Jenkins family spent a few days in Rockport last week visiting their son and family Mr. and Mrs. Pat Jenkins Jr. and Patten.

Hardy Mizell returned home to Cleveland after spending a few days with his sister and family Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Ellis.

Dinner guest of the Jack Bullingtons on Sunday were Mrs. Daisy Thompson of Blessing and grandchildren, Teddy and Tammie Whitmire of Monahans and Mrs. Tootsie Kerbow of Bay City.

Stanley Ward of Cincinnati, Ohio visited Mr. and Mrs. Fred Roesler last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Huitt and Jay of Palacios visited her parents, Mrs. and Mrs. Fred Law, on Sunday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Corporon held open house at their new home in Citrus Grove Sunday evening from 3:00 until 6:00. There were approximately 130 people present. Mr. and Mrs. Corporon also had their children Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Corporon and family, of San Antonio, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Corporon and children of Point Comfort and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Keszler also of Point Comfort home for the open house.

Russell Law was home from the University of Houston visiting his parents Mr. and Mrs. Fred Law.

The J. K. Bullingtons were at Matagorda Beach Thursday fishing and swimming.

Ted and Pansey Dressler of El Campo were down at their summer home over the weekend. They had as visitors on Saturday night Elsie and “Red” Farmer.

McIvin Gallott of Bay City was visiting Jack Bullington on Sunday evening.

Vacation Bible School at the First Baptist Church ended Friday with a program on Friday night.

Mr. and Mrs. Wade Blackwell had all of their children home for the Father’s Day holiday,  Mr. and Mrs. Dean Blackwell of Rockport, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Starks and family of Corpus Christi and Neil and Willene Blackwell of Bay City.

Dan and Elsie Williams of Pasadena spent the weekend at their summer cottage.

Mrs. Cook Stapleton is confined to the Wagner General Hospital. We hope to see her up and about soon.

Margie Darnell of Palacios dropped in for a few hours on Sunday to visit Lyn and Jackie Bullington.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Roesler returned Monday from San Antonio where they visited Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Marshall.

Chili Saunders of Houston has returned home after spending his two weeks vacation at Oyster Lake.

Mary Jo Blackwell has returned home after spending several weeks with her sister Mrs. Patricia Cheeley of Tomball.

Lynette Jenkins spent the weekend with Doris Fitzmorris of Palacios.

Have any news, been on vacation, visiting, fishing or whatever it may be call me at 824-2195.

Daily Tribune, June 19, 1963
 

 

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