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The annual banquet of the King's Daughters was held at the beautiful home of Mrs. E. A. Holsworth on the evening of January 21. In spite of the norther, a large crowd attended and all reported a fine time.

The King's Daughters will have their next regular meeting at the home of Mrs. Heck.

Mrs. C. Vick and children moved to Corpus Christi last week. Mr. Vick is a fireman on the St. L. B. & M. out of Corpus Christi .

Mrs. J. M. Spence came down from Buckeye Wednesday for the King's Daughters' banquet.

Miss Stella Yeatts of this town and Mr. Abel Pierce of Palacios were united in marriage on Wednesday, Janaury 21, at the Methodist Church in Bay City . Mr. and Mrs. Pierce left for Hot Springs , Arkansas , and will be gone about two weeks. They will make their home in Palacios.

Mr. Victor Brasfield came in last week with a special car from St. Louis . There were about twenty-five in the party, most of whom were from Chicago .

Miss Janie Yeatts accompanied her sister to Bay City Wednesday where they met their father, who has been away for several weeks.

Mr. A. J. Couch's baby is very sick with pneumonia.

Mr. Wilkinson has been grading the roads and just finished the day before the wet norther came.

Jack Holsworth is having the Hurd Land Office torn down and will move it out to his farm east of town, where he expects to build a barn of it.

The Literary Society held quite an interesting program last Friday at the school building.

Matagorda County Tribune, January 30, 1920

Big Developments To Be Made At Collegeport

J. V. Brasfield, who recently made a sale of 13,5000 acres of land in the Collegeport section of Matagorda County, was a business visitor to Bay City yesterday and while here dropped in at The Tribune office.

He said the land in question had been bought by a Northern syndicate and will be developed, primarily for agriculture, although one of the main reasons for the purchase is a future search for oil and minerals in that part of the country.

Mr. Brasfield says that competent geologists have investigated the fields lately, one spending as much as two weeks making a survey. These geologists have issued very favorable reports on the country, and upon these reports developments will ensue.

Mr. Brasfield was looking for derrick builders while here, so, from this, it is reasonable to suppose that operations are not far off.

Matagorda County Tribune, January 30, 1920


Character, personality and talent go hand in hand and seldom do we find all the qualities that make up a fully developed individual in a single person, yet Matagorda County is not lacking of these qualities and characteristics in many of her youngsters. One of the pronounced representatives of this principle is found in Miss Margaret Holsworth of Collegeport. She was elected principle of this school two years ago and last year succeeded herself in the same capacity and she has now donned the robe of an author and writer of songs and has given some lines to the literary world in her first endeavor that has been scrutinized by the critics and pronounced good.

Below we print one of her latest songs on Texas that will be read by her friends appreciatively:

I'm not a native Texan;
Tho' still I love Texas,
It's a grand old State today.
From El Paso to Port Arthur,
From the Panhandle to the Bay,
Just so it's Texas
The place I want to stay.

  I want to live in Texas,
That's where I love to be
Not only down in Texas,
Oh, Texas is all I see.
, the great big wonderful State,
--may it destine my fate.

  It is the largest State
And richest so they claim
Still "riches" is not all the name,
For it has oil and sulphur,
Cotton, corn, rice and sugar cane.
Then just think Texas,
Wonderful State of Texas,
It sets my heart aflame.

--Composed by Margaret P. Holsworth, Collegeport , Texas , Feb. 29, 1920

Matagorda County Tribune, March 5, 1920


Mr. A. J. Couch left Friday on a business trip to North Texas .

The Woman's Union met with Mrs. L. E. Liggett last Thursday.

Mr. Terrell M. McLaud was called home to the bedside of his grandmother, who is not expected to live.

Mr. Mason S. Holsworth was in Bay City Friday on business.

Mr. J. V. Brasfield and a party of men from Illinois are expected in sometime soon.

Jack Holsworth is erecting a bungalow on his farm east of Collegeport.

Mr. Matt Pierce, who has been in Chicago and other cities in the North, has returned home after a few weeks' absence.

Mr. Bacon, who purchased the Smith hardware store and cottage is spending several days in town.

Mrs. Houghton and son and Mr. Ben Hill have moved into the Miller house. Mrs. Houghton and brother, Ben Hill, are the daughter and son of "Uncle Charlie" Hill, who returned a few weeks ago from California .

Miss Margaret Holsworth was in Bay City last week on business.

Mr. H. A. Clapp left last Wednesday for Chicago and New York to be gone several weeks. Mrs. Clapp and daughter, Mary Louise, accompanied him as far as Bay City .

The Literary Society held an interesting program at the school house Friday afternoon.

The King's Daughters will meet with Mrs. Nelson on March 17.

Matagorda County Tribune, March 12, 1920


The Collegeport exhibit took place in the high school building at Collegeport last Saturday night at which a large number of people were in attendance.

Interesting talks were made by Judge W. S. Holman and Mr. H. A. Clapp. The teachers and students gave an additional entertainment under the auspices and direction of the Collegeport School Literary Society.

An ardent endeavor will be made to retain the services of the present teacher, Miss Margaret Holsworth. Miss Holsworth's services have proven highly satisfactory and the patrons of the Collegeport school are doing all they can to have her continue in charge of the school.

Matagorda County Tribune, May 7, 1920


The J. V. Brasfield No. 1 deep test oil well, now drilling near Collegeport, lying only a few miles west of the famous sulphur field of the Gulf Sulphur Co., and south of the Markham oil fields, both in this county, is down to a depth of 3,000 feet with all arrangements being made to carry it to 4,000 feet if necessary.

According to Mr. Brasfield, the formation in this well is exactly the same as encountered in all deep wells in the coastal oil belt throughout the gulf coast section, and especially similar to the 3,570-foot well at Markham , and at Gulf, formerly known as Big Hill.

As a further evidence of the encouragement entertained by Mr. Brasfield and associates their success, so far, is backed by the very favorable geological report of Prof. S. J. Hatch, of Kansas City, who has been successful throughout oil regions and particularly so in the coast country. Prof. Hatch previously recommended, strongly, the test now being made at Collegeport.

Mr. Brasfield appears to be confident that big production will be found in this well.

Matagorda County Tribune, August 20, 1920


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