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Francitas                Deutschburg                 Buhler               Carancahua


The most fashionable and enjoyable event of the season, was the dance given at the residence of Mr. J. R. Fleury's Friday night. A large and merry throng crowded the hospitable and pleasant house. The cities of Edna and Ganado were well represent-ed. Among those present were Misses Minnie and Josie LaBauve and Mable White, Messrs. Howard and Ed. Connely, Tom and Lucioius Sanford, Archie and Eugene McDowel, Stanley and Jack Billups, Covington, Kleas, Putnam and Davenport, of Edna; Misses Brown, LaBauve, Robertson, Abernathy and Hughes, Messrs. Brown, Whitney, LaBauve and Abernathy of Ganado; Messrs. Lee Bronaugh, Dobbins, Zack and James Partain, of Deming's Bridge; Messrs. Willie Rose, Geo. Lafay and Hal McChesney and Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Logan, of West Caranchua; Misses Logan, Tenie Holmes, McBarlane and Fleury, Messrs. Fleury, McDonald,  Rhodes and Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Logan, Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Logan and families, of Caranchua. Supper such as would tempt the strictest epicure was served in daintiest form. Dancing was opened at an early hour and the lovers of his infatuating majesty Pterpsichore paid tribute to his shrine till "Old Sol" put an end to the festivities. We all thank Mr. and Mrs. Fleury for a most delightful evening.

Mr. and Mrs. H. J. LaBauve, of Edna, are visiting friends and relatives in Matagorda County. They also participated in the dance Friday night.

Mr. J. H. Logan has sold his home to Mr. Washington, of Manor, Tex., and has located in Edna, Jackson county. We are sorry to lose such an estimable family, but wish them much success in their new home.

Messrs. T. W. Sanford and C. H. Whitney, of Edna, were visiting at Caranchua last Sunday.

Bay City Breeze, January 31, 1895


By Little Girl.

Peaches are all gone.

Harvest time is here.

Geo. Owens visited at Ashby last week.

September has come; lookout for storms!

August Duffy, of Hawley, attended services here Sunday.

Eugene Hodges, of Cash's Creek, was here on business Wednesday.

H. E. Moore and family, of Hawley, visited relatives here Sunday.

John Blum, of Van Cleave's Camp, visited here Saturday and Sunday.

W. L. Blair hauled a bale of cotton to J. E. Pierce's gin at Hawley on Monday.

F. Cornelius, accompanied by his daughter, Miss Julia, visited here Tuesday.

Carl Curts, of Louise, and Miss Kate Blair, of this place, went to Hawley Friday.

Mrs. C. M. Rolling, of Buhler, visited her niece, Mrs. J. L. Jordan and family this week.

Cal. Wolfe has returned to this neighborhood and will be employed by Capt. J. L. Logan.

Scott Yeamans has gone to Hawley, where he will be employed in the near future, by H. E. Moore.

Rev. Callaway came over from Hawley on Sunday afternoon and filled his regular appointment here.

I. G. Lords, a good old time Methodist, and one of Bay City 's best citizens, was in our neighborhood Monday and Tuesday.

Mrs. Mattie Dobbins, of Galveston , is visiting her father, Capt. J. L. Logan and family and expects to remain an indefinite time.

Roscoe Rolling, one of Buhler's most popular young men spent Saturday in this neighborhood shaking hands with friends and acquaintances.

Misses Minnie and Lizzie Phillips,  two of Cash's Creek's most esteemed young ladies, attended services here on Sunday. They were accompanied by their brother Johnnie.

A Bible-reading was organized in our Sunday school last Sunday. It will add new interest to the school, as well as being instructive to the scholars. Let all bring Bibles and take part for we all need to study the good book.

Matagorda County Tribune, September 9, 1899


The Simon Neff family took dinner at the Abraham home Sunday.

Mrs. Schliesser was entertained at the Huffman home last Sunday.

The Easter program given by the Sunday School last Sunday was well attended and enjoyed by all.

Mr. and Mrs. Bengston and Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Frankson were Sunday guests at the Frankson home.

Mr. Harley Lewis, who has been Principal of the Francitas school the past year, is at home for the summer vacation.

A seven and a half pound baby boy, Glen Roy, was born to Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Whyman Wednesday morning. Mother and child doing nicely.

The Primary and Intermediate Classes of the Sunday School were entertained at the Huffman home last Sunday. After a bounteous dinner, an egg hunt was enjoyed. Twenty-two tired but happy children wended their way homeward in the late afternoon.

Palacios Beacon, April 1, 1921


Mrs. C. Abrahamson was on the sick list last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Bengston were Sunday visitors at the Loff home.

Mrs. David Frankson spent Saturday night in Palacios with Miss Curtis.

Rev. Derrick preached to a good crowd at the church Sunday afternoon.

Messrs. Huffman and Dolphy Abraham were Olivia callers last week Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Helmer visited their daughter and family Tuesday afternoon.

Miss Reba Curtis spent the week end with home folks. She went to Bay City Saturday to the Federated Clubs meeting and took part on the program.

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Larson entertained at dinner Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Frankson and two sons, and Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Frankson and son.

Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Whyman and sons of Ganado were Sunday guests at the Slaikeu home. Mrs. Whyman stayed until Tuesday when her husband came for her.

A party was given at the M. O. Cavallin home last Friday night. A large crowd attended and had a merry time. Dainty refreshments were served at the close of the evening.

Palacios Beacon, March 15, 1928


Mr. and Mrs. Wilson from Illinois are visiting at the E. A. Abrahamson home.

Mrs. A. Frankson was given a surprise party at her home on her eightieth birthday, Tuesday evening. The guests brought sandwiches and cake which, with the coffee furnished by the hostess were thoroughly enjoyed.

Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Farmer will spend Thanksgiving with their daughters at Houston.

G. E. Peterson and wife and daughters left for East Texas, Wednesday. They will spend the Thanksgiving holidays with relatives at Huntsville, Riverside, Lufkin, and Nacogdoches.

The Carancahua Community will celebrate Thanksgiving with a short program and basket dinner at the school house.

Girls 4-H Club

The Carancahua 4-H Club Girls met with Miss Bonnie Cox at the school house Nov. 23, 1939. The meeting was called to order by the president. The secretary read the minutes which were approved as read. The girls then played a game called "Buzz." Miss Cox gave a lecture on "Warm Bedding for Winter."

--Florence Frankson, reporter.

Palacios Beacon, November 30, 1939

News Items Of Interest At Carancahua

The Carancahua Home Demonstration club met June 10 at 2:30 p. m. at the home of Mrs. E. H. Abraham with the agent, Miss Guthrie. Five members answered roll call also one visitor Mrs. C. F. Schicke, was present. After the business, Miss Guthrie gave an interesting talk on buying household appliances. The meeting adjourned and the hostess served lunch.

Miss Anita Frankson was honored with a bridal shower at the community center Friday evening, June 18. She received many lovely gifts. The hostesses were Mrs. E. H. Abraham, Mrs. Leta Frankson and Mrs. Elmer Abraham.

Mrs. C. F. Schicke was honored with a stork shower Wednesday, June 16 at the home of Mrs. Loyd Olson. Hostesses were Mrs. Loyd Olson, Mrs. Martin Loff and Mrs. Leta Frankson. The honoree received many lovely gifts.

Mrs. A. F. Greenawalt spent the week-end in Houston visiting her brother, J. E. Hart.

S/Sgt. and Mrs. J. D. Greenawalt are the proud parents of a boy born June 3. He weighed seven pounds and nine ounces and was named James Dwayne. Mrs. Greenawalt is the former Isabel Abraham and J. D. is the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Greenawalt of Carancahua. They are stationed in Great Falls, Montana.

Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Graham and children of San Antonio were visitors in Carancahua over the week.

Visitors in the F. M. Frankson home were Dr. and Mrs. M. C. Frankson and son, Jimmy and Bay City.

Fluke Frankson and children, Weldon Anders and family of Victoria; Susie and Mrs. Hasley visited Grandma Bengston Sunday night.

Visitors in the Martin Loff home were Mr. and Mrs. Martin Ragusin of Palacios; Mrs. W. H. Frankson and Judy of Houston; Mrs. Warrie Schicke of Palacios and Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Kutach and son of Point Comfort.

Mrs. Martin Loff and girls and Mrs. A. F. Greenawalt visited Mrs. Loff's mother and father, Mrs. and Mrs. W. B. Lynn, in Bay City.

Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Lynn, Lillian and Lynette visited the Martin Loff family.

Palacios Beacon, June 24, 1954

Carancahua Home Demonstration Club

The Carancahua Home Demonstration Club met at the home of Mrs. Arvid Loff Thursday afternoon, May 16, with Mrs. Clarence Schicke as co-hostess. There were 11 members and one visitor at the meeting.

Mrs. Pete Kocurek presided over the business session during which plans for the Club's Educational exhibit for the county fair were discussed.

Mrs. Alvin Bannert gave the demonstration on "Let's Look At Your Zipper." Mrs. Mary Jo Grannberry was winner during the recreation period which was a quiz on May.

Delicious refreshments of angel food cake, dainty cup cakes, potato chips, cookies and coffee were served.

The next meeting will be on June 6 with Mrs. Eunice Shimek. The agent will demonstrate making a tailored belt. Visitors are always welcome.--Reporter.

Palacios Beacon, May 23, 1957

Carancahua Chronicles

Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Martin, Diane and Patsy of Ingleside spent the week end with Mr. and Mrs. Charles Harris and Jack.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Farmer of Edna spent Sunday in the F. M. Frankson home.

Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Abrahamson spent the week end in San Antonio visiting their daughter and family, the William Condi.

Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Frankson called on Mrs. A. V. Sherrer Sunday, also drove to the Hawley Cemetery and on to Collegeport.

Mr. and Mrs. Ben Wesselman, Donnie and Bobbie also Patsy of Austin returned Saturday from a week's visit in Missouri where they visited their daughter, Jean in St. Louis and relatives and friends in Tippon, New Franklin and Salsbury. They drove Patsy to Victoria where she boarded the bus to return to Austin.

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Buckley and family of Palacios visited in the Lloyd Olson home Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Frankson and Thelma, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Frankson and family of Houston spent the week end at the W. H. Frankson cottage at Schicke's Point.

Mr. and Mrs. Willard Richards and family spent the week end at their cottage on the bay.

Mr. and Mrs. Otto Moritz returned to Houston Tuesday after a two weeks stay at their cottage at Houston Club.

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Ostland left Wednesday for California where they will spend the summer.

Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Grisham and Mary Ann, Mrs. Laverne Shepherd and Butch of Palacios, Mr. and Mrs. Willard Richards and family of Sweeny visited in the Warrie Schicke home Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Smith and family and Mrs. Leo Urek of Palacios spent Sunday with Mrs. B. T. Elliott.

A chartered plane was forced down during the rain storm Saturday and landed on the Well's Point road. One of the passengers was ill from the rough weather. Mrs. B. T. Elliott drove the passengers to Palacios where they caught the bus to Corpus Christi. When the weather cleared, the pilot took the plane on to Dallas.

Mrs. Cecil Smith and children, Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Bannert and children of El Campo and Mr. and Mrs. Antone Jureck and family of East Bernard visited in the A. L. Bannert home Sunday.

Mrs. Kenneth Petersen and Mrs. A. L. Bannert attended the shower in Palacios Monday night for Mrs. Norris Neeley at the home of Mrs. Carter.

Mrs. Pete Kocurek and children and Mrs. A. L. Bannert and children visited Mrs. Charles Greenawalt Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Farley are driving a new Ford.

Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Bohuslav, Mr. and Mrs. Robert McIntire and family and Mr. Simicek of Tres Palacios, Frank Garvonovic of Wharton visited the B. L. Kutachs Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Bannert and children visited the Cecil Smith family in El Campo Saturday.

Palacios Beacon, May 23, 1957

Carancahua School - Later used as Carancahua Chapel


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