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Mr. Earl Parker and Miss Ruth Jennings, both of Collegeport, were married Sunday evening at the home of Rev. and Mrs. M. A. Travis, the Rev. Travis officiating.

Mr. and Mrs. Parker will make their home near Collegeport.

Matagorda County Tribune, April 11, 1919  


            Judge W. S. Holman received a telegram from Clarendon this morning in which he was advised of the injuries sustained by H. A. Clapp, of Collegeport, in an auto wreck at Clarendon Saturday.

Mr. Clapp and two companions were turned over and pinned beneath the car for several minutes before assistance arrived. Mr. Clapp is in the service of U. S. agricultural department and lives at Collegeport in this county. He will arrive home Wednesday.

Matagorda County Tribune, April 18, 1919



(The Denver Post)

Tall baskets of gladiolas and white clematis will decorate St. Barnabas Church tomorrow evening for the marriage of Miss Emilie Elizabeth Hall and Vernon K. Hurd, which will take place at 8 o'clock .

The Rev. Charles H. Marshall will read the service in the presence of about 300 guests, and following the ceremony a supper will be served to the members of the wedding party in the home of the bride's mother Mrs. F. Dixon Hall.

The bride is to be given in marriage by her brother, Ralph Hall, and he and the other men in the party will wear military uniforms.

Edward Wise will be best man and Glen McColm and Eugene Mechling ushers.

The bride's attendants will be Miss Gladys Falconer of Pueblo , maid of honor, and Miss Frances Smith and Miss Margaret Knox, bridesmaids.

Their gowns are made alike, being girlish affairs of taffeta in the pastel shades. They will wear Georgette hats of a shade to match their frocks and carry pink roses.

The bride will be a pretty picture in her robe of heavy white satin. The draped skirt falls in long simple lines and is elaborately embroidered with seed pearls. The pearl embroideries also outline the flowing sleeves and the square neck. Her veil of tulle which was also worn by her mother, will be caught with orange blossoms and extend to the hem of her court train. A shower bouquet of palest blush roses will lend an attractive touch of color to the costume.

Miss Hall is one of the most interesting girls of the younger social set, where she is very popular. She attended the University of Colorado and is a member of the Chi Omega sorority.

Hurd is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Burton D. Hurd of Hot Springs, Ark. He attended the University of Minnesota and served overseas as a lieutenant in the Field Artillery. He is a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity and is now engaged in business in Hot Springs .

Matagorda County Tribune, September 26, 1919  


Mrs. E. R. Hall came down from Houston Saturday to spend a few days with Mr. Hall.

Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Corse are the proud grandparents of a little grandson, son of Dr. and Mrs. Putnam.

Miss Nellie Richardson, the primary teacher, left Saturday on account of the illness of her mother. We all hope she will return in a short time.

Wallace and Warren are the names given to the Frost twins born to Mr. and Mrs. Frost last Friday.

There were quite a number from here who were Bay City visitors last Saturday.

Mrs. Wilson has opened a restaurant in the Post Office building.

Matagorda County Tribune, October 3, 1919  


The rain last week and first part of this week delayed the cotton picking for a few days.

Jack Holsworth was in Bay City Tuesday on business.

Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Crouch were Bay City visitors Monday. Mrs. Couch expects to leave for North Texas in a few days to spend several weeks with relatives and friends.

Miss Nellie Richardson will not return to her school on account of the illness of her mother.

Miss Yeatts of Citrus Grove will take Miss Richardson's place as primary teacher in the schools.

Matagorda County Tribune, October 10, 1919  


The home of H. L. Burns was struck by lightning early Saturday morning.

Mr. and Mrs. Reeves of Kansas City are spending a few weeks here.

Mr. Jack Holsworth went to Bay City Saturday on business.

Miss Lena Corse came home from Blessing to spend the week-end with her parents.

Miss Lockley of Nacogdoches is visiting her sister, Mrs. Trask.

E. A. Holsworth went to Houston for several days last week.

Mr. Burns expects to have his boat finished in a few days and will make regular runs to Palacios.

Merls Heisey will teach in Citrus Grove, being elected principal of that school.

A "parcel post" party will be held at the church on Hallowe'en. A supper will also be served there that evening.

The post office has been moved into Mr. Clark's store. Mr. Clark will be our new postmaster and will take charge in a few weeks.

Owing to the wet weather, harvesting was delayed last week.

Matagorda County Tribune, October 24, 1919  


E. A. Holsworth returned from Houston Sunday night.

Mervin Campbell had his head cut open Sunday afternoon while playing on the pavilion with some boy friends. One of pipes fell from the top of the pavilion striking him on the back of the head.

Mrs. A. J. Crouch returned from points in North Texas where she has been visiting relatives for several weeks.

Mr. Hall was called to Houston on Sunday on account of the illness of Mrs. Hall. We hope she is much better by this time.

Work has started on the church. The roof is being repaired and a general overhauling will be given the whole building.

Mr. and Mrs. Roberts are moving to Buckeye where Mr. Roberts has accepted a position with Mr. Stoddard. They are some of the pioneers of Collegeport.

Mr. C. Vick came in Wednesday evening to spend several days with his family.

Mrs. Theo Smith and daughter, Mrs. E. J. Jones, came down for several days before returning to Houston where they will spend the winter. Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Jones and little daughter, Grace, spent several months in Colorado .

The Hallowe'en party held at the church Friday night was quite a success. Over forty-five dollars was taken in.

Matagorda County Tribune, November 7, 1919  


Collegeport will rebuild their wharf and bath house as soon as the material along the bay shore has been salvaged. This work will be done by Roscoe Bolling.

Parties taking this material, accidentally or otherwise, lay themselves liable to a heavy penalty. This practice must stop at once!

Thos. J. Clark
Pres. of Committee

Palacios Beacon, December 12, 1919


Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Liggett entertained with a four-course dinner on Dec. 2 in honor of their fifth wedding anniversary. The table was beautifully decorated in green and white, the bride's colors of the wedding. The place cards were made of wood shavings held by little green birds which perched upon the tumblers. The guests included Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Spence, Miss Ethel Spence, Mr. and Mrs. I. M. Glasser Jr. of Buckeye; Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Holsworth, Mr. Mason S. Holsworth, Mr. I. M. Glasser, Miss Mirium Glasser, Miss Janie Yeatts and Miss Margaret Holsworth of Collegeport. Mr. and Mrs. Liggett received some very pretty wooden gifts.

Mr. E. D. Yeatts has moved his family from Citrus Grove into the Edwin Leach home, which he purchased.

On Thursday evening, Dec. 4, the Women's Union gave a farewell supper at the church for Mr. I. M. Glasser and daughter, Miss Mirum.

Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Spence, Miss Ethel Spence and Mr. and Mrs. I. M. Glasser Jr. came down from Buckeye Tuesday evening for the dinner party given by Mrs. Liggett.

Mr. and Mrs. George Hill are the proud parents of another little son, who arrived early Wednesday morning.

Mr. Clapp gave a very interesting talk to the boys and girls at the school literary society on Friday afternoon.

Mr. I. M. Glasser and daughter, Miss Mirum [Miriam], left Wednesday for Buckeye, where they will visit for a few weeks before departing for the North. Miss Mirum expects to go to Washington with Miss Spence shortly after the holidays. Mr. Glasser will go to Freeport , Illinois , where his younger daughter, Ruth, is attending school. The community is sorry to lose these fine citizens and will hope for a speedy return.

Mr. A. J. Couch is in North Texas visiting friends and relatives.

The Women's Union and Collegeport Women's Club in a joint meeting held on Dec. 10 in the library, elected the following officers for the Union : Mrs. L. E. Liggett, president; Mrs. Heisey, vice-president; Mrs. Helmer, secretary; Mrs. Wright, treasurer.

Mrs. Elmer came in last week for a few days' visit with old friends.

Matagorda County Tribune, December 19, 1919  


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