Tax Assessor J. D. Moore was a visitor to Sargent and vicinity Thursday taxing the rendition of property for another year.
Miss Effie Theus has been appointed postmistress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Mrs. S. S. Montgomery.
School began again on the 22d of January one week late, owing to the illness of the teacher.
Mr. Karowski has removed from the Wolf farm to the Trehm property in Sargent.
S. S. Montgomery and family have moved to Bay City since the first, where they will make their future home. We regret to lose these good people from our community.
Mr. J. C. Carrington was in our country last week doing some surveying for Mr. George Sargent. He made a short call on his way to his farm.
Mr. George Sargent was a business visitor to Bay City Wednesday of last week.
Mr. Jas. W. Rugeley was down from Bay City Monday looking after his interests here.
The Walcott made two trips to Hawkinsville this week.
The postoffice has been moved from the Sargent Inn to the Theus residence, which makes it more convenient for the patrons of the office.
Matagorda County Tribune, January 23, 1914
S. S. Montgomery of Bay City, a former resident of our village, was here Monday on business returning the same day.
R. W. Persons, in charge of the county demonstration work, was here several days this week, from Bay City, getting in touch with our farmers concerning their next year's crops. He was agreeably surprised in our country and the bright prospects of our agricultural pursuits.
Mr. Karowski and family left Wednesday for Crosby, near Houston, where they will reside in the future.
Quite a crowd from Sargent and nearby people went to the beach Sunday and spent the day in a pleasure outing.
Messrs. Newport and Zgarbo went to El Campo Friday.
Messrs. Johnson and Frankie, the carpenters who have been working on the new Sargent store building, left for their home in Bay City Saturday.
A crowd of the young people of the neighborhood were entertained by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Freeman in their new home just recently built. A most enjoyable time was had by all.
A Ford auto party came down Saturday from near Cedar Lane, to fish in Caney Creek. As to their luck, we can't say, but we know the weather was rather chilly for a camping trip.
Tribune, February 13, 1914
Mr. C. I. Newport and Mr. Socha went to El Campo Thursday, driving through the country.
Mr. Jas. W. Rugeley was down a few days last week on business.
Miss Effie Theus and brother, Alonzo, and E. R. Hunt called on the Newport family Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Freeman visited with Mrs. Freeman's mother, Mrs. Phillips, and family Sunday.
Mrs. Schmidt and grandson came in Saturday from Houston to visit relatives near here.
The Sargent Supply Company's new store has been completed and a new and complete stock of general merchandise will be placed next Wednesday, which will be one of the best in this section. Mr. Jas. W. Keller will have charge as heretofore.
Matagorda County Tribune, February 27, 1914
E. R. Hunt and A. L. Theus were visitors to Gainesmore Sunday of last week, visiting friends and attending preaching services. Ask them if walking is all taken up on a fifteen mile stretch.
W. J. Chambless was a business visitor to Brazoria Tuesday. He was accompanied by Mr. Lonzie Theus.
Miss Flossie Newport visited at the Theus home Sunday.
Louis Chambless went to the county seat Saturday on business.
Miss Effie Theus has received her commission as postmistress for Sargent. She is well known and well liked by everyone, and is competent to make a good officer for Uncle Sam here. The mail both in and out has increased to surprising proportions in the past two months, while the patronage is steadily increasing.
The school is progressing fine. We have six weeks more, making it close April 17. The increased enrollment and attendance has been very gratifying to both the teacher and patrons.
New goods are steadily arriving for the new store.
Tribune, March 13, 1914
Mrs. S. S. Montgomery of Bay City was a visitor here last week, checking in the new postmistress, Miss Effie Theus.
Mr. W. J. Chambless and brother, Lewis, were Bay City visitors last week on business.
Mr. Jas. W. Rugeley spent several days this week here, attending to some business matters.
Mr. S. S. Montgomery is tearing down his store building this week, preparatory to moving it to Freeport where he will again erect it in a different form.
C. I. Newport went to Hawkinsville Saturday.
Messrs. Rugeley and Keller have been busy this week, checking in the new stock of goods for the Sargent Supply Company's store. The stock includes a full line of general merchandise.
Mr. Lewis has moved in the Pfehrm house, thereby becoming a Sargent resident.
H. C. Hunt and C. M.
Clayborn of Palacios came down to assist in tearing down the Montgomery
building. They will accompany the lumber to Freeport where they will
rebuild it as a residence.
Mr. J. W. Walker, manager of the Sargent Supply Co., was called to his home in Midfield Tuesday, owing to the serious illness of his mother.
S. S. Montgomery was a Bay City visitor Tuesday.
Messrs. H. C. Hunt and C. M. Claybourn completed the work on Mr. Chas. Freeman's new house this week.
The Turner Hall launch of Matagorda, with Messrs. Baxter, Bedford, McNabb and Carrington on board, was tied to the Sargent wharf Wednesday.
Mr. Ford from Van Vleck has taken charge of the Sargent store in the absence of Mr. Keller.
The Sterling, Capt. Howard Stapp master, from Palacios, came in Sunday to haul the Montgomery store building to Freeport. One load was taken Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Freeman and Ed Phillips spent Sunday at the Theus home.
Messrs. H. C. Hunt, C. M. Claybourn and S. S. Montgomery left here Monday via boat for Freeport where they will do some carpenter work.
E. R. Hunt was a Bay City visitor Friday of this week.
Chas. Freeman and Steve Phillips were county capital visitors Thursday.
Tribune, April 3, 1914
Several parties of Sargent people spent Easter Sunday at the Gulf. Dinner was spread on the ground in the sight and hearing of surging waters. To say they had a good time but feebly expresses it. The young people spent the afternoon walking along the shore and from indications happiness came to each while strolling on the beach. Among those included in the crowd were the Chamblesses, Newports, Theus, Socha, Sterlings, J. W. Keller and E. R. Hunt.
Old Caney is becoming quite a popular thoroughfare for boats lately. Quite a number have passed Sargent, going up or down the creek.
J. E. Wheeler of Palacios was a visitor to Sargent Thursday en route to Freeport.
The Sterling of Palacios, Captain Stapp master, arrived in port Thursday and finished loading the Montgomery store building to be taken to Freeport.
E. R. Hunt returned Monday from a trip to Palacios.
W. E. McNabb, our commissioner, was here from Matagorda with his boat, en route to Hawkinsville.
Sargent Supply Company has just received a new pair of scales for their store of the latest patent and they are beauties, too.
The Mabel, of Matagorda, brought some lumber over Saturday for a new bridge.
Tribune, April 17, 1914
Mr. O. W. Ford went to Bay City Monday, returning Tuesday.
Mr. Ed Chambliss of Cedar Lake was in Sargent Sunday.
Mr. Ed Phillips was a visitor to the county seat Monday.
Mr. Jim Powell and brother-in-law, Mr. Duffy, and Mr. Harris of Gainesmore passed through Thursday in Mr. Powell's boat going to the Gulf.
Henry Besch was a visitor to Cedar Lake Sunday.
Mr. Will Chambliss went to Bay City Thursday on business.
Mr. J. A. Lewis left Thursday for Bay City on business.
Messrs. I. Newport and Louis Chambliss went to Brazoria Friday of last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Phillips and children left Saturday for Matagorda for a few days' visit.
Miss Flossie Newport visited Miss Effie Theus Saturday evening.
Mr. Phillips and Misses Phillips visited Mrs. H. T. Freeman Monday.
Matagorda County Tribune, June 12, 1914
Mr. J. W. Keller left Monday for Midfield.
Mr. Rugeley Serrill of Matagorda came in Monday to take charge of the Sargent Supply Company's store.
Mr. I. Newport and family left Wednesday for their new home on San Bernard.
Mr. R. W. Moore, teacher of the Sargent School, spent Thanksgiving with his parents in Bay City.
Mr. Louis Chambliss and family have moved to San Bernardo.
Mr. Steve Phillips came in from Matagorda Friday.
Matagorda County Tribune, December 11, 1914
Mrs. H. T. Freeman is in Houston this week.
Mr. Lee? Walker of Matagorda was here ____ week.
Mr. J. W. Rugeley was here from Bay City Monday.
Rev. M. M. Wolf of Palacios was here Tuesday on business.
Miss Laura Phillips is in Houston this week.
Mr. Wychlopin of El Campo is here making arrangements to make Sargent his home.
Mr. A. D. Socha was in El Campo Friday on business.
Mr. Frank Harrison went to Bay City Thursday.
Mr. H. T. Freeman was a visitor to the county seat Friday.
Mr. McDonald of Palacios transacted business here this week.
Floyd Theus went to Bay City Saturday.
Mr. R. W. Moore was a Bay City visitor Saturday.
Matagorda County Tribune, February 26, 1915
Mr. Ed Phillips was a Bay City visitor Friday and Saturday.
Mrs. Frank Harrison returned home Friday from Bay City, where she has been spending the past week with her mother, Mrs. John Smith.
Mr. Henry Serrill of Matagorda stopped at the R. W. Phillips' home Saturday night, being on his way to the Matagorda Peninsula with a drove of horses.
Mr. Bob Harrison went to Houston Saturday.
Messrs. Tom Poole, John Horn, and Joe Hogan passed through here Saturday on their way home from the Sargent ranch, where they have been vaccinating cattle.
Mr. Gus Smith of Matagorda was at his ranch Tuesday and Wednesday, looking after his cattle.
Sargent folks enjoyed a picnic and Easter egg hunt Saturday. Everybody had a good time and lots to eat. During the day we had a "baby show." The babies were rather large but they did all right. Mesdames Steve Phillips and Frank Harris were the judges. All of the babies were worthy of some mention so they were judged as follows: Effie, for her dignity; R. W., for his pleasant looks; Floyd, for his wisdom; Mildred, because she cries the most; Nellie, for her fatness; Harris, for his being so sporty; Ed., for the most kissable; Nina, for her beauty, and Longee, for the oldest looking one in the bunch.
William D. Wheeler passed through here Sunday on his way to Matagorda.
Marshall Bell of Matagorda is up here on his sloop Janet.
The Matagorda County Tribune, April 9, 1915
Quite a number of people gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Phillips Tuesday night and enjoyed a dance.
Mr. Will Chambliss went to Bay City Friday.
The farmers around here are hard at work planting their crops. Some have corn and cotton up now.
Messrs. Will Burke and Gus Smith of Matagorda came up to their ranches Thursday.
We had a nice rain Saturday night. Everyone was glad to have it on account of their farms and gardens.
Mr. R. W. Phillips has been on the sick list for the past week.
The Matagorda County Tribune, April 16, 1915
Mr. J. W. Rugeley and little son of Bay City were here on business this week.
Mrs. E. J. Phillips and daughters, Misses Laura and Olivia, returned home from Houston Friday.
Mr. R. W. Moore closed his school here Tuesday after a very successful term. He left Wednesday for his home in Portales, N. M.
Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Freeman spent Sunday with Mrs. E. H. Phillips.
Mr. J. W. Rugeley shipped four cars of cattle Monday.
A number of young people visited Mrs. F. T. Harrison Sunday.
The Matagorda County Tribune, May 14, 1915
Mr. Frank Harrison went to Bay City Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Socha were visitors to Brazoria this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Fisbeck of Hawkinsville were here Tuesday.
Mr. Bob Ledbetter of Houston was here this week.
Mrs. Steve Phillips has as her house guests this week Misses Nellie, Minnie and Alice Murdock, Vera, Alice and Myra Burke and Belle Smith; Messrs. Gus Smith, Zuck Serrill and Guy Smith, all of Matagorda.
Mr. W. J. Chambliss and daughter, Miss Naomi, were Brazoria visitors this week.
Mr. Frank Harrison, Sr., and little son of Bay City came in Friday for a short visit.
Mrs. A. E. Phillips and daughters, Misses Laura and Olivia, left Saturday for Houston to make their future home.
Mrs. Steve Phillips very delightfully entertained Wednesday evening complimentary to her house party from Matagorda.
Mr. William Schmidt of Houston was here on business this week.
Mr. Lee Besch came in from El Campo Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. August Zguarba were in Brazoria Saturday.
Mr. Ed. Phillips left Saturday for Matagorda and Seadrift on business.
County Tribune, July 2, 1915
Our little community spent Christmas just fine. The day was beautiful. The warm sunshine was enjoyed by everyone. On Friday night the program and Christmas tree for the community was held at the schoolhouse. A nice program was given by the school children and was carried out nicely. The program beginning with a scripture reading and word prayer by Brother Shiner, followed by song, "Silent Night," by all. Next the program opened with a dialogue, guess it was entitled Christmas Crazy as that's the way it sounded and was fine, then several more plays. Then closing with bags and fruit and gifts for everyone present. The tree and schoolroom were beautifully decorated with no signs of depression from the number of gifts that were on and around the tree. We, the community, thank the local merchants and teachers for making the entertainment and program what it was and for the fruits.
Mrs. Wilma Merritt of Stratton, spent Christmas holidays here with relatives and friends.
Those enjoying Christmas dinner and spending the day with Mr. and Mrs. A. D. O'Bannon were Mr. and Mrs. U. O'Bannon and daughter of Boling, Mrs. Lofton Watson of Bay City, Mrs. R. J. Jones and Miss Arthurine and Mr. and Mrs. John Jurek and daughter. Everyone enjoyed the dinner fine.
Mr. and Mrs. Clements and children spent Christmas with relatives at Cedar Lane.
Mr. R. M. Jones and Miss Artie Mae Adkins spent the holidays with their mother and grandmother at Cordelle.
Mr. Dempsey and sons Bill and Lee and Jim Boatwright and sisters, Misses Evelyn and Robert Lee of Wadsworth came down here to attend church services.
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Baca and little son spent Christmas night with Mr. and Mrs. Jurek.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Karasek and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Baca and children are visiting several weeks with relatives in East Bernard.
An old slavery colored woman by name of Ludy Laws died Saturday and while holding funeral services at a church here, another colored man by name of Willis Woodland died of indigestion. The Negro was born and reared in this county and was way up in her nineties.
Mr. White of Collegeport accompanied Miss Opal Phillips home last Wednesday afternoon. Miss Phillips spent the first of the week with her sister, Mrs. Richmond of Collegeport.
Mr. and Mrs. Jake Smith of Sargent Ranch spent Christmas with relatives in Matagorda.
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Phillips and Miss Oreala Socha and John Martin were shopping in Bay City Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Lofton Watson came down Thursday for a short visit.
Mr. R. M. Jones returned Thursday from Dallas and Kilgore, where he went on business.
Mr. Ryan of Bay City was down Saturday on business.
Mr. R. M. Jones and daughter, Miss Arthurine, Mrs. A. D. O'Bannon, Miss Artie Mae Adkins and O. Bullard were shopping in Bay City on Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Troy Phillips were shopping in Bay City Tuesday.
J. F. Balusek was in Bay City and El Maton last Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Freeman and Miss Willie Lou were in Bay City Saturday evening.
Mrs. John Jurek was in Blessing Friday.
Mr. Plant and Mr. Dement of Cedar Lane were down here on Thursday.
Mr. R. M. Jones and Miss Artie Mae Adkins were shopping in Bay City Tuesday.
Mrs. R. M. Jones and Mr. and Mrs. Jurek and baby were Thursday evening supper guests of Mr. E. Curtis.
Mr. and Mrs. L. Glayze [Glaze] of El Campo spent the holidays here with relatives. Mr. Wm. Bullard accompanied them on their return home, Monday.
Mr. Hardy was a Bay City visitor Monday.
Mrs. R. M. Jones and Miss Arthurine spent last Wednesday night at the Jurek home.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Jurek, who were spending the last week with relatives in Ashby, returned home Tuesday.
Mr. Hubert Jasek and sister, Della and Emil Bohuslar of El Maton spent Tuesday here.
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