Rains County Leader
established 1887

The Argus, ed. H.W. Martin, was the first Rains County newspaper of which there is an official record (vol. 1, Commissioners' Court minutes, 1882); it is possible from evidence of records that this paper was being published as much as 6 years prior to 1887.  The county newspaper changed hands after 1887 and was called The Record; the publisher isn't known but Sam Fitzgerald and W.O. Hebisen worked on the paper.  Before 1900 The Record was sold to A.S. Hornbeck and renamed The Rains County Leader, which masthead it carries today.  In 1901 A.S. Hornbeck sold the paper to J.H. Bradford, who was a school teacher; in 1904 J.H. Bradford sold the paper to Tom W. Hill, Sr. who had gone to work as a "printer's devil" in 1898.  In 1937 Tom W. Hill, Sr. died; his son Earl Clyde Hill, Sr. assumed the editorship of the paper until 1960.  At that time his son, Earl Clyde Hill, Jr. became editory and remained until 1962.  In 1962 Kathleen Hill Becknell, daughter of Tom W. Hill, Sr., became editor/publisher and continued as such until her death in 1995.  Earl Clyde Hill, Jr. once again assumed the position of editor/publisher upon his aunt's death.

The newspaper is published weekly.  The back page of each paper is dedicated to the preservation of Rains County history.  The page is titled "Looking Back...."; it includes photos that are 50 years old or older, interviews, excerpts from early issues of The Rains County LEADER, or other interesting information about the county and its inhabitants.  Photos and articles may be submitted for publication on the "Looking Back..." page by mailing them to the Rains County Leader

"Looking Back"

January 5, 1999
     articles :  "Looking Back at the months of 1998"

January 12, 1999
     articles : "The Embryo", article taken from 1970 Rains Co Centennial Fair book about Rains County's "birth"
     photos : children of Hub MOORING and Bruce ANDERSON - Christine (Mooring) IVEY, Lola Belle (Anderson)
                  GILBERT, Roy MOORING, Ralph ANDERSON, Nannie (Anderson) HARRIS, Ray ANDERSON,
                 Ella Mae (Mooring) NOLES

January 19, 1999
     articles : Emory RAINS, father of our county
     photos :  6th grade, Point, abt 1926; Artemis & Mae MILLER wedding photo, 1938; Henry B. & Esta Lee
                   MORGAN wedding photo, 1949; J.D. & Lorine BURNES wedding photo, 1949.

January 26, 1999
     articles : 1917 organization of Camp Fire Girls; 1917 owners of automobiles
     photos : Juanice HOLMAN; Arthella BLANTON; James RATLIFF; Oma Rose BAGLEY; Tony PENNEBAKER

February 2, 1999
     articles : Odelle STRICKLAND, 88 year old Alba resident; Kathleen "Kat" DAVIS WAREN
     photos : Mrs. COWAN, Mr. REED, Pauline COATS, Windle Wayne BARNETT, Bobbie DOUGHERTY, Louis POTTS, Georgia Faye POTTS, Travis TURNIPSEED - all 1942-43 School Days photos

February 9, 1999
     articles :  elected officials of Rains County, 1880 - 1900
     photos : Emory High School faculty, 1938 - Miss REEVES, Mr. FLOWERS, Supt. HALL, Mr. Raymond MILLS,  Mr. R.J. HALL, Mr. Joe MOORE, Miss RICE, Mr. Roy YANDAL, Miss GRIFFIS, Mrs. Eunice HOLLEY, Mrs. Gladys IVIE; Jeff FLEMING.

February 16, 1999
      articles : Emory school commencement exercises, 1917
      photos : Farris & Maud HILL's station at Bright Star, 1929; photo includes Be GODWIN, Maud HILL, Ben HILL,        Lyndell HUDDLESTON, Clint ROBERTS, Farris HILL

March 9, 1999
     articles :  early school of Rains County
     photos : Roy TURNER, Emory Barber; John Robert BRAZIEL and Emory school teacher Mary BOX, 105 years old

March 16, 1999
    photos : Tom TACKETT, Sr. with children Gladys TACKETT, Tom TACKETT, Jr., Myrtis TACKETT, Rebecca                 THOMPSON, Jim THOMPSON; J.T. McKINNEY and wife.

March 23, 1999
   photos : Bill HURST and Arden MIDDLETON, 1919; Jack SCOTT and Albert STONE, 1920

March 30, 1999
   photos : Buster and Jennie TATUM, 1940; Jim and Ida McBRIDE with children Jennie McBride TATUM, Myrtle         McBride, Jessie McBride and Dellar McBride WHITE, 1910; Oren DISMAN and Jess TARBUTTON, 1920

April 6, 1999
    photos : 4th grade at Ginger school, 1933-34;
                 David HOYES and Charlie NOYES, ca1915;
                 David NOYES, Charles NOYES, and Carrie Noyes HARTLEY, 1910;
                 Hillary HARRELL, Taylor HARRELL and sister before 1900

April  13, 1999
     photos : Bonanza school, ca1920
                  Buster and Jennie TATUM, Bobbie Jo Tatum OLER
                  Nannie PENNEBAKER, 1942-43

April 20, 1999
     photos : John and Izabelle HARRELL, Union Harrell, bef 1900
                  Myrtle McBRIDE, Jennie (McBride) TATUM, Dellar (McBride) WHITE, 1923
                  County Line School 1921 - Cassus DISMAN, Selby HALL, Aubrey GARRETT, Travis GARRETT, Louis       GARRETT, Harvey HALL, Jim DYER, teacher

April 27, 1999
    photos : Robert and Dollie SISK; Ruth Valeria SCOTT GROVES
                 interviews by 5th grade students at Rains Elementary
Juanita Kurkendall BLAKE; Billy Leon BRIMER; Ruby BUTLER; Mary Elizabeth CARTER; Mary CASALI;     Ella Wayne CLARK; Jessie Leona FLEMING; Wayne D. GOWIN;  Ruth Valeria Scott GROVES; Bobbie J.HARMAN; Harl Dean HASS; Eva HATLEY; Wanda Ellen HEDDIN; Betty Jane Tinney HOLMAN; Betty Boyd JACKSON; Troy Wayne JOBE; Mettie KEARNEY; Robert Lenwood NORRIS; Hazel PARRISH; Charlotte Dianne RABE; Glenda RICE; Dollie Ralphine SISK; Geneva SMITH; Joann SMITH; Donna Sue Roberts STREBECK; Joe STREBECK; Sarah Rachael WADE; Georgia Fay WARREN; Ben WEDEKING

May 4, 1999
   interviews by 5th grade students at Rains Elementary :
     Helen Ely COLLINS; Sally Ann DITTMAN; Buster FLEMING; Earnestine FLOREZ; Laverne GRAHAM;
     Charles David HILL: Jodie Mananon HILL; Effie Irene HORTON; Shirley HUMPHREY; Marie PAYNE;
     Nina ROBINSON; Dolly Mae TRIMBLE; Emmy Lou WARREN; Vera WILLIAMS; Barbara WILSON

May 11, 1999
     photos : Rubye Marie WRIGHT (1932)
                  Mildred BOYD, 1928

May 18, 1999
     photos : Walter and Perk POTTS, 1961
                   W.J. "Tom" WILLIAMS, Emmitt LANGFORD, 1946
                    Harold Wayne, Shirley Rose and Linda Lee TATE, children of Malcolm and Margie TATE, 1940
                    Elm Church, 1961
                    Fred H. SHOEMAKER, 91st birthday

May 25, 1999
     photos : Pilgrim Rest singing school, 1902/1903
                  Lois (Hartley) MALONE, Murline (Harrell) CHILDERS, Eva Belle (Latham) TAYLOR,
                  Lee (Harrell) IVIE, Bessie (Martin) KENNEMER, Alta MARTIN, and G.W. "Junior" KENNEMER
                  Edna DAVIS, Joe WILLIAMS, Ara WILLIAMS, 1940s
                  Laura Belle (Williams) AKIN, 1944
                  Arnold KENNIMER, 1967

June 1, 1999
     photos : Cleta WILLIAMS, Neva HUNTER, Laura Belle WILLIAMS, 1940s
                  Pilgrims Rest School, 1920 with Fannie Ruth RACKLEY in the photo
                  W.J. "Tom" WILLIAMS, 1940s

June 8, 1999
     photos : George Washington HAGER family
                  Lilly Mae OLIVER, 1943
                  Bill GILL, 1943
                 Gwen FREIBERGER, 1943
                 Dalton TANTON, 1943
                 Emory High School Sophomore class, 1938
     articles :  Rev. J.M. SPENCER severs his connections with Point Enterprise & succeeded by
                          W.O. JENNINGS, Rains Co. Leader, 7 Dec 1917
                   Confederate marker for George Washington Bishop

June 15, 1999
 photos : group of Rains Co. Senior Citizens, abt 1968, including Hallie LENNON, Flora GARRETT,
                  Ida DOUGHERTY, Janie VARNON, Joel LENNON, Ada NABORS PANTER, Kate TOLES,
                  Edward TOLES, Fred BLANTON, Della BLANTON, Ethel ALEXANDER, Kate NIX,
                  Jewel McMILLAN
articles : Letter to the Editor from Grover L. THOMAS with some of his memories of Sand Flat School
             interview with Otis TAYLOR

June 22, 1999
     photos : Point High School class of 1948 (see school updates)
                  Woosley School (see school updates)

June 29, 1999

articles : Excerpts taken from the December 25, 1903, issue of the Rains County Leader

photos : Pauline FITZGERALD School Days 1942-43

July 6, 1999

photos : "Sam And Evie" unidentified Rains County couple
             Group of Emory school children taken around 1894 with picture of Ben DAVIS and teacher D. R. SEAMSTER
             Doris Cooke GILES and Robert Davis SPRADLING taken in 1946.
             Ella MORRIS

July 13, 1999

articles : Ginger and Me--1932 by Constance GRIFFIN

 photos : Constance GRIFFIN "age 19" taken in 1932
             Doris Cooke GILES in 1944
              Helen IVIE in 1945
              The Hill Family 1908 Left to right; NancyCAROL(HODGES)HILL                                                                  1879-1958, Ferris Ferrel HILL 1907-1984, Rudolph HILL, 1906-1909
John Hodge HILL , 1904-1985, Willard Ivy HILL, 1899- 1975, Cecil Doyle HILL, 1902-1987, William Henry HILL, 1877-1916, Ben Wallace HILL, 1910-1987  Picture was made about 1910 or 1911 in the Ginger community.

July 20, 1999

Articles : The J.C.YORK family farm

photos  : The extended family  of  J C.York and Mary Jane YORK 1912-1920 Pictured left to right; Ceba YORK, Hattie     YORK, Frank YORK, Pearl YORK, Lucinda YORK, Frank PEPPERS, Elvie York PEPPERS, Jim                               MITCHELL, front, Exa YORK, Mary  Jane YORK, J.C. YORK, and Katie YORK.

July 27, 1999

articles : Excerpts taken from the December 25, 1903 issue of the Rains County Leader
photos :
Nannie Allen (Wallace) TADLOCK  born May 7, 1861; died Feb. 14, 1939
Bob IVIE in 1945
The William Andrew and Sarah Jane Tewell WILKINS, taken about 1919 family back row: Allie Cornelia Jones               WILKINS, (wife of Louise Andrew WILKINS) Christine WILKINS, Louis Andrew WILKINS, Linnie                           Penelope WILKINS, Egbert WILKINS, Dula Estell Brazil WILKINS, (wife of Egbert WILKINS), Gilbert                      Tucker (husband of Annie May WILKINS), George POSS (husband of Willie Pearl WILKINS), and Ruby Lee               WILKINS, front row; Siedel CROSS , Annie May Wilkins TUCKER holding Jessie May TUCKER, Sarsh                       Agnes Wilkins CROSS ( wife  of Tom CROSS),   holding Thomas CROSS, William Andrew WILKINS holding               Lucile  WILKINS, Edith POSS, Georgia May POSS, Sarah Jane Tewell WILKINS holding Oneta Fay                           TUCKER, Willie Pearl Wilkins POSS holding Sarah Dollie POSS, Amanda Elezibeth "Lizzie" Wilkins TAYLOR               holding James Cullen TAYLOR and  Vernon   Eugene WILKINS. Sarah Jane  Tewell WILKINS was the                       daughter of Pete Lee TEWELL and Penelope Flowers Burleson TEWELL, half sister to J.J. "Uncle Joe"  and                    William Thomas BURLESON. This family lived in the Salem community before moving to West Texas about                     1918.

August 3, 1999                                                                                                                                                            Articles : Excerpts taken from the December 25, 2903, issue of the Rains County Leader
Photos : Ben TADLOCK in 1953 in Emory Eulis TADLOCK, Anna BULLARD, and Boce COCRAN, year unknown

August 10, 1999
Articles : Excerpts taken from the 1912 Rains County Leader
Photos : Emory School Junior- Senior Banquet on May 3, 1946. J. H. HOUSER was superintendent, O. E. SMITH was       the elementary school principal, and Annie SCHRIMSHER was the high school principal.

August  17, 1999                                                                                                                                                           Photo's : Ellar BLACKFORD with unidentified man
Emory School Banquet, May 3, 1946  Teachers: Rachel BRAZIEL, Angalina RAGLAND, Maurine                                  GARRETT, High School principle: Annie May SCHRIMSHER, Fay Melton, Gladys GARRETT, Hallie                            LENNON, Molissia ARRINGTON,  Mauritta CARPENTER and superintendent J.H. HOUSER.
A scene from an early-day Rains County Blacksmith shop.

August 24,1999                                                                                                                                                             Articles: Excerpts taken from the December 25, 1902, issue of the Rains County Leader                                                 Looking back...by Opal FLEMING WRIGHT
Photo's: LyndellHUDDLESTON                                                                                                                                                   Mayme ENGLISH and Grace SPEED taken in 1927                                                                                                        Mayme ENGLISH in 1926                                                                                                                                                H.C.BURNS, husband of Mayme ENGLISH, teacher at Emory   in 1951-52
H.C. and Mayme BURNS                                                                                                                                                 Barbara WRIGHT                                                                                                                                                             The Willard HUDDLESTON Family

August 31, 1999                                                                                                                                                            Photo's: The Roy SADLER Family; Lorene, Fay Nell, Cletus, Ruby and Roy SADLER
The IVIE Boarding House between 1910 and 1920
The Lyndell HUDDLESTON Family; Lyndell, Lorene, and son Jackie.                                                                               Mayme ENGLISH in 1927                                                                                                                                               Ruby and Roy SANDLER

September 7, 1999                                                                                                                                                Articles: Excerpts taken from the 1912 Rains County Leader
Excerpts taken from the December 25, 1903, issue of the Rains County Leader
Photo's: Inside The Emory Train Depot around 1910
Alba High School Senior Class in 1934---Dixie INGRAM, Annette WILLIAMS, Virginia FARMER, Mary Elois              WOODS,, Madelyne HERBERT, Jo MCCREIGHT, Rosemary INGRAM, Goldie HUCKABY, Zelda                            DODSON, Kat GALYEAN, Marjorie BULLOCK, Ruby FULLER, Margie MCKENZIE, Miss DeRue                          ARMSTRONG, (sponser) Harold SPENCE, Cordes GALYEAN, ?, Son David MURRAY.

September 14, 1999                                                                                                                                                    Articles; Excerpts taken from the 1912 Rains County Leader                                                                                             Photo's:  Bois D' Ark School 1929 or 1930---Principal Loyd NEAL, teacher Florence NEAL
Maxine Bryant LENTS                                                                                                                                                     Goldie Mae HUCKABY  Dec. 23, 1915-Aug. 15, 1999

September 21, 1999                                                                                                                                                    Articles: Excerpts taken from the 1912 Rains County Leader                                                                                             Photo's: What is believed to be the Reeves Drugstore between 1915 and 1920
Maxine Bryant LENTS in 1947

September 28, 1999                                                                                                                       Articles: Excerpts taken from the Dec.25, 1903, issue of the Rains County Leader                                                              Photo's: The Home of Charles W. and lovey Louiza (Harrell) NOYES in McKinney in 1905 in photo; Charles W. and           Lovey Louiza, Charles W. NOYES Jr., Nettie May & Loula May (twins), Hattie Bell, Sookie, Benjamin B.                     NOYES.                                                                                                                                         Alline COATS  1942-43                                                                                                                                    Maxine Bryant LENTS  in 1940                                                                                                                                        Maxine and John LENTS in 1951                                                                                                                                      Floyd Friday SMITH, George Franklin SMITH,   Ector Carl SMITH, and Claud Ashpy SMITH, Effie Minnie                  SMITH, George Camuel SMITH, Jim T. SMITH, Minnie t. (Miller) SMITH, Maggie Elnora SMITH.

October 5, 1999                                                                                                                                                            Photo's: Alba High School Girls Basketball Players ---Betty Williams HICKMAN, Jimmie Lou MURDOCK, Eloise      SANDERS, JoAnn GIBSON, Maxine Bryant LENTS, June Gilley PRESTON, and coach Velma ORSBORN.
Alba School Rhythm Band 1938---Wanda Jones PARKER, Jean EWING, ?, ?, ?, Eldean AKINS, Thelma                     JOANS, Betty WILLIAMS, Laura WILLIAMS, ?, ?, ?, ?, Alyne EVANS, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, Flo CHAPMAN,Maxine Bryant LENTS.
Alba High School Pep Squad 1933---Rose Mary INGRAM, Juanita GILLILAND, Shirley FOSTER, Kathleen                GALYEAN, Goldie HUCKABY, Ruby FULLER, Fern SPEER, Annette WILLIAMS, Louise                                          BROUSSAND, Miss MCREYNOLDS, Dorothy USSERY, Jo MCWRIGHT, Margie MCKENZIE, Dixie                      INGRAM, Mary E. WOODS, and Mat HERBERT.                                                                                                      Alba High School Girls' Basketball Team 1947-48---JoAnn GILBERT, Betty Gail PANTER, Billy Jo HILL,                 Maxine Bryant LENTS, June Gilley PRESTON, Alyne EVANS, Betty Williams HICKMAN, Muncie Jo                           MCKENZIE, Ollie Babbs GALYEAN, Jimmie Lou MURDOCK, Eloise SANDERS, Jo Ann GIBSON.

October 12, 1999                                                                                                                                                          Photo"s: Alba Eagles 1933---David MURRAY, Joe Henry HUDDLESTON, Joseph MCCOOK, June HILL, Weldon         BAILEY, coach Bob DOUGLAS, Winifred VANDERSLICE, Lamar HOLLEY, Woodrow VANDERSLICE   Gerald POPE, and Kenneth MCKAY.
The Sawmill On The Dittman Place---Earnest DITTMAN                                                                                                 Lessie and Era FITZGERALD taken about 1910
The DITTMANS---Carl (Bud) DITTMAN and his wife, Myrtle DITTMAN, and daughter Gladys  DITTMAN                  taken in 1933.

October 19, 1999                                                                                                                                                          Photo's: Grandpa's New 1913 Model T Touring Car---Mr HUMPHRIES, William Ambrose FITZGERALD, Mary              Fitzgerald WARD, Jabe FITZGERALD, Robert (Bob) FITZGERALD, and Jim FITZGERALD.
Alba High School Girls from the junior class 1943---Myrtle (Newsom) HARTSFIELD, Mable (Hudgins)                       MORGUS, Cherie (Grimes) GENGE, Polly (Perkins) PRATHER, and Jody READER.
Elm School, 1904 Barefoot child in front roll is Roy FITZGERALD age 7, beside him Rollen FITZGERALD age 10.                                                                                                                                                                             William Ambrose FITZGERALD, age 60, taken in 1921

October 26, 1999                                                                                                                       Photo's: Jake, Rose, and JoAnn KELLY taken in the late 60's.
Carl and Gertrude BARNES taken in the early 1960's.                                                                                                       Mr. and Mrs. LOVE of Point, taken in the early 1960"s.                                                                                                    Uncle John BARNES, age 70 taken in 1950

November 2,1999                                                                                                                      Photo's: The FITZGERALD Family---Jim Ed, Minnie, Alice (Ward), and  Elbert
John C. and  Mary Jane (McLeroy) YORK, taken about 1930.
Edna and Rachel MCQEEN taken in the early 1960's                                                                                                        Myrtle HERRING, taken in 1961 at Rocky Point.

November 9, 1999                                                                                                                        Articles: Do you remember the Woodson School District?
Announcement :R.A.TARBUTTON moving from the NIX Drugstore to CAIN'S store.                                                      Arthur FURRH and aubrey RUSHING came to visit J.T.RUSHING
Photo's: Dan GRIFFITH and tom MAXAN, and Leala HENDRICK taken in the early 1900's.
John C. and Mary Jane (McLeroy) YORK taken about 1931
Alba High School Class Of 1944---Faye Nichols BOYKIN, Travis SPENCE, Jerry OWENS: teacher                             Audrey (Brummitt) HILL, Billy Ruth EVANS, Mable (Hudgins) MORGUS, Myrtle (Newson) HARTSFIELD                   Doris (Cain) BROWNLEE.

November 16,1999                                                                                                                                                      Articles: Taken From The Point Enterprises first anniversary edition July 2, 1914                                                                Photo's: Rosa and Ambrse FITZGERALD taken in 1937
Norma Lee KENNEMER and Curtis FLEMMING in 1945.
The YORK Family---Cebe & Hattie (Pennebaker) YORK, Frank YORK, Lucinda (York) MITCHELL,                         Rhonda YORK, (died in 1917) Ralph YORK, Elvie YORK, Jim and Rutha (York) MITCHELL, Exar YORK
Mary Jane (McLeroy) York, John C. YORK, and Katie YORK.                                                                                       Willard FLEMING in 1922

November 23, 1999                                                                                                                                                     Articles: Excerpts taken from the 1912 Rains County Leader
That school house job Taken from the Rains County Leader September 8, 1916
Photo's: The FITZGERALD Girl taken in 1948 or 1949---Artis, Corine, Lessie and Era.
Billy PORTER, Curtis FLEMING, and Harmon Bruce KENNEMER in 1945
Birl FLEMING and John BURLESON during their rodeo days in 1932
Cam and Minnie SMITH married Oct, 1, 1893 in Quinlan---George Camuel SMITH, Minnit T. (Miller) SMITH,
Effie Minnie SMITH, George Franklin SMITH, Claud Ashpy SMITH, and Ector Carl SMITH

November 30, 1999                                                                                                                                                       Articles: Early Rains Co, Schools                                                                                                                                       Photo's: The HARRIS Family in Ginger Texas 1946---Lawrence, Burton, J.T. Dixie, and Kenneth, Lellaine, Ross,               Mauritta and Dewayne.                                                                                                                                                     Aunt Nora (Wilson) O'REAR and children, about 1924---Snad, James, Pete, Tom, Aunt Nora holding Nora Mae, and Edith (Burns).
Working At The Fraser Brick Plant at Ginger, texas in 1927---Burton HARRIS, other two workers name                        unknown.

December 7, 1999                                                                                                                                                       Photo's: Great-Grandma Ada Fitzgerald HARRIS with children  about 1901, Burton and Dixie (Ross)HARRIS, Ginger,           Tx. 1927---Ross, Lawrence and J.T,

Dec.14, 1999
Articles : And Die Taken from the 1970 Rains County Centennial Fair Book

December 21, 1999                                                                                                                                                      Articles: Wanted: Ex-students of Rains Co. common schools                                                                                              Photo's: Judge SISK at old high school built in 1940

January 11,2000                                                                                                                                                             Photo's: Emory Baptist Church, taken in 1906
Emory Public School taken 1906                                                                                                                                      Leah and Will NORTHCUT, Christmas 1949
Ott MEAGHER-1912

January 18, 2000                                                                                                                                                         Photo's: The Ginger Schoolhouse, 1929-30
The Rocky Point School Term 1924
The Emory High School Gym 1935                                                                                                                                   Allie NORTHCUT and Pauline PATTON, taken in 1938

January 25, 2000                                                                                                                                                          Photo"s: Rosa VEACH and Sam RILEY in Terrell in 1923 with Rosa's five year old sister, Frances Veach WILKINSON        and Rosa and Sam's two year old daughter Dean Riley HOPKINS, Rosa and Sam raised Frances from infancy.
The MK&T (Missouri-Kansas-Texas) Train Depot In Emory, taken in 1906.                                                                     Frances WILKINSON, age 19, and daughter, Gloria Wilkinson LORAN, three months old, Taken in Tyler in                   1934.                                                                                                                                                                               Will and Leah NORTHCUTT, year unknown.

February 3,2000                                                                                                                                                            articles : The S.P.Gang by Audie LARGENT
Geraldine USELTON                                                                                                                                                        Claude & Rilla PATTON---1944                                                                                                                                      Sisters Leah Forbis NORTHCUT and Rilla Forbis PATTON---1936                                                                                Emory High School---1937
             Left to right: front row: Clifford LUCKETT, John Elby BRAZIEL, second row:
              Robert HOLLEY, Homer SPENCE, Paz (Glenn) PEEPLES, Phillip DUFFEY,
              G.S.SCOTT, Eugene (Bub) DUFFEY, Sam HOOD, John STUART: third row
             Gladys MEYERS, Nellie Grey HILL, the methodist preachers daughter, Juanita
              SMILEY, Ruth POUND, Truman MOODY, ? LUCKETT, Esta Mae KENNIMER;
              fourth row:  Irene MOODY, Lois RYLANT, Rachel PEARSON, Thelma Marie ALEXANDER      ?,?  McCormick, Mr MOORE (Superintendent), Buster MORGAN, Rosa Lee COOK, Johnnie FORD, Novel O'REAR, Mary Beth BERZETTE

Feb.8, 2000
articles : School history progresses well
photos : Taylor BRYANT and Jodie HILL
             James Thomas DAVIDSON
            Jeanna HERRING

Feb. 15, 2000
photos : The Rains County Courthouse --1906
             The courthouse after the fire in 1908
             Leah Forbis NORTHCUT--1937
             Judge Robert M. SISK and Del KOSMALSKI---1955
             Judge Robert M.SISK ---1955
            Mrs. Allie ROPER---1937
           Rocky Point School---1925-26

Feb. 22, 2000
photos: Emory High School 1933
            The Rocky Point Schoolhouse 1930
            Mama (Ellen ALEXANDER WAREN) at the house on Lake Fork
            Rilla PATTON and Bertha MEAGER  1944
            Rilla PATTON 1933

Feb. 29,2000
photos : AN Early-Day Emory School 1894
             The children of Minnie GRAVES-Left to right, front, Oliver TEER, A.P.GRAVES,
            Bobby GRAVES, back, Cletus GRAVES, Charlene GRAVES,and Clara Mae TEER
            Audie Mae (GOODSON) SHIFLET 1935
           Grace POUND 1935

Mar. 7, 2000
articles : John Wesley Hardin by Bob BOWMAN
photos : Uncle Joe BURLESON with his last wife Millie, and baby, Ruby

Mar. 14, 2000
articles : Malakoff Man by Archie P. MCDONALD
             Taken from September 15, 1916 Rains County Leader
photos : John Joseph BURLESON and his second wife and family
             The William Clayton BURLESON Family: Left to right, back row: William Clayton  BURLESON, O.T.BURLESON, Goldie BURLESON: front row: Aaron BURLESON. Eugene BURLESON,  and Clarence BURLSON William Clayton BURLSON half brother and sisters, the children of John Joseph
 BURLESON and Betty Childers TATUM, left to right : Mary Ann, who married James Lee POSS: Dora, who  married Sid GOODSON : John BURLESON: and Minnie, who married Ed TEER, then married Jim GRAVES after Ed Died.

Mar. 21, 2000
articles : Bears In East Texas by Bob BOWMAN
photos : The House on Lake Fork where Ellen (ALEXANDER) WARen was born. Pictured in
               wagon are Mr. and Mrs. E.A.QUILLIE

March 28, 2000                                                                                                                                                            Articles: Bonnie And Clyde and Frank by Archie P. MCDONALD                                                                                   Photo's: View Of The South Side of the square in Emory in 1906 where the First National Bank is now located.

Apr.4, 2000
articles : Mad Stones by Bob BOWMAN
photos : Dale FREIBERGER 1935
             Roberta FITZGERALD 1935

Apr. 18, 2000
Articles : East Texas Expressions by Bob BOWMAN
Photos : left to Right, Back row: Charley ARNOLD, Arthur LASSLEY, Buck SESSON,  Francis LASSELY, Jim              NEWSON, Jess MILLER, Exie NEWSON, Artie ADAMS, Deller NEWSON, Myrtle NEWSON, Front Row:  John FOSTER, Lizzie LASSLEY, holding Lillie LASSLEY, Mary Jane SESSON, George NEWSON, Pearl LASSLEY, Evie RHODES, and Ethel SESSON, Artie ADAMS, married Clayton BURLESON. She had two children, Bessie and Aaron. She is buried at Colony Cemetery.
 J.B.BARRETT, Linell BARRETT, Patricia OLER and Joe Keith OLER. 1938 Bois d  Arc community.

Apr,11, 2000
Article : San Francisco de las Tejas
Photos : The Lillie Duke House
            The Floyd Hood Store In Emory

Apr. 25, 2000
Articles : Dad Joiner and the last boom in Kilger By Archie P. MCDONALD
Photos : Janie Ruth Holland GILES and Mary Cain WHITE at the swimming hole at Emory City Park.
            The Old Rains County Couthouse.

May 2, 2000
Article : Miller Grove Church observes 100th anniversary
Photo:   Miller Grove United Methodist Church

May 9, 2000
Articles : Adolphus Sterne : Renaissance Man by Archie P. MCDONALD
Photos : Street scene 1952 - Ronnie HAYES age 3,  Jan HAYES age 5, and Edwina "Eddie" HAYES

May 16, 2000
Articles : Trivia by Bob BOWMAN
Photos : Ada CAIN and Georgia Mckinney KING
             The Spanish Class at Emory High School, 1933
             The Settle Hotel in Emory, taken in 1906

May 23,2000
Articles: The Alamo Coward by Bob BOWMAN                                                                                                               Photo's: The ALEXANDER Brothers Gin, taken in 1906.
An Emory Street Scene taken from 1908, looking south from the courthouse square.
The George W. SAMFORD Family, taken in 1910---Viola Inman SAMFORD, her daughter Opal, George W.                SAMFORD, (Viola's husband); daughter Manon SAMFORD; daughter-in-law, Stella Kirtley SAMFORD (wife of Lannie SAMFORD); Stella and Lannie's baby, Hubert; Lannie SAMFORD; Ethan SAMFORD; Tony SAMFORD; Fannie SAMFORD; and George Lee SAMFORD. and a son Dalton SAMFORD.

May 30, 2000                                                                                                                                                                  Articles: Caddoan mounds by Archie P. MCDONALD
Reader asks, "Who is the wonderful Lois BROWN?'
Photo's: Georgia McKinney KING and Mary Cain WHITE
Lois WAREN-1935                                                                                                                                                         Ona Bess HILL                                                                                                                                                                 John HILL and wife, Willie HILL

June 6, 2000                                                                                                                                                                  Articles: "Mr. Sam; Texas Giant" By Archie P. MCDONALD                                                                                           Photo's:  Emory High School 1926-1927 Juniors and Seniors---POUNDS, LONG, POTTS, PHILLIPS,                         ALEXANDER, ?, ?, Mayme ENGLISH, WOODSON, ?, ?, EDWARDS, Kathleen HILL, GASTON
The HILL Family in 1953---The HIll boys, Doyal, John, Jodie, W.I. and Ben, with their mother and step-father
Mr and Mrs. MCKENNEY
The HILL Boys in 1952---Farris, Doyal, W.I., Mrs. Will SMITH (their god-mother), John and Jodie HILL

June 13, 2000                                                                                                                                                               Articles: Leader observes 113th birthday Newspaper sees many changes in last 100 years.                                                  Photo's: Chloe and Signor HORSLEY about the 1940's.
William H. "Tip" HORSLEY and his wife Mollie Frances Harrison HORSLEY taken about 1910.

June 20, 2000                                                                                                                             Articles: Where Is East Texas  by Bob BOWMAN                                                                                 Photo's  Ben HILL taken in 1942
Edwina "Eddie" HAYES, taken in 1945                                                                                                                             Jodie HILL, Dollie HOUSE and Lou Nell SKIDMORE, taken in 1964                                                                              Elizabeth Springer Willis GEE around 1920.

June 27, 2000                                                                                                          Articles: Jay Gould And The Curse Of Jefferson By Archie P. MCDONALD                                                                     Photo's: John and Earl SYBERT taken around 1908

July 4, 2000                                                                                                                                                                  Articles: Boo Hoo by Bob BOWMAN                                                                                                                              Photo's: Adding A Service Bay To Charlie ROBINSON'S Gulf Station in the 1930's.
Ruby Wade CARNES and Annie Wade JOHNSON, 1939

July 11, 2000                                                                                                                                                                 Articles; The Non- Battles by Bob BOWMAN
'Old News"  "Old" is news for a family historian /genealogist by Elaine BAY
Photo's ; The WADES---Jim WADE, Fannie WADE, Annie Wade JOHNSON, Vernon "Jerry" WADE and Ruby               Wade CARNES.

July 18, 2000                                                                                                                                                                 Articles: "Old News" "Old" is news for historian  / genealogist by Elaine BAY
Salt Capital Of Texas by Archie P. MCDONALD
Photo's: Mary Cain WHITE, with her mother Ada CAIN, and brother, Don CAIN, Taken in front of the Emory City  Park.
The WADES 1939---Jim WADE,. Ruby Wade CARNES, Vernon "Jerry" WADE, Annie Wade JOHNSON,                  Raymond CARNES, Leon Lavon WADE, Fannie and Quillie Wade. Ruby Elizabeth Wade CARNES                              Nancy Carrol (Hodges) HILL mother of W.I., Doyal, John, Farris, Ben, Jodie and June HILL.

July 25, 2000                                                                                                                                                               Articles: " Old News" "Old" is news for a family historian / genealogist by Elaine BAY
To Hell And Back With Audie Murphy By Archie P. MCDONALD
Photo's: Hallie Mae Horsley SYBERT, grandmother of Annie WOMBIE, husband Earl SYBERT, Mr. HUFF taken         possibly  in the late 1920's.                                                                                                                                                Farris HILL                                                                                                                                                                      Shirley Ann HILL and Nevelene HILL ,taken in 1960.                                                                                                      June ALEXANDER-1935                                                                                                                                                 Audrey (Brummett) HILL and Jessie BRUMMETT, taken in 1943                                                                                     Ray CANNON-1935

August 1,2000                                                                                                                                                            Articles: "Old news" by Elaine BAY
Governor Hood by Bob BOWMAN
Photo's : Billy ESKUE, Margoritte Eskue HILL, holding  daughterMargaret HILL, Sara Bell ESKUE, Hershell ESKUE        holding son Jerry taken in 1946.
Earnest and Margaret CAIN with children Jamey and Mike.

August 8, 2000                                                                                                                           Articles: "Old News" by Elaine BAY                                                                                                                  Photo's:Violet NORTHCUTT 1945
Violet NORTHCUTT and Neva Dell HUNTER taken1940 or '41
J. C. FLEMING, with Sam FLEMING, Woodrow REYNOLDS with Ronnie REYNOLDS, Ray BYRAM and Jack BYRAM and Egbert BYRAM taken in 1946 shortly before Jack's death.

August 22, 2000                                                                                                                         Articles: "Old News" by Elaine BAY
Warts by Bob BOWMAN
Photo's: Billy Jo BYRAM, Edna Fay KING, and Reba NORTHCUTT taken in 1940 or41"
Linda Carrol HILL, Audrey HILL and Shirley Ann HILL, taken in 1950.                                                                           Geraldine GARRETT--1935

August 29,2000                                                                                                                              Articles: "Old New"  by Elaine BAY
James Stephen Hogg  by Archie P. MCDONALD
Photo's : Steve and Lillian ESKUE, taken about 1959
Billy ESKUE , Bill HARRIS, Steve ESKUE and Hershell ESKUE

September 5, 2000                                                                                                                                                        Articles: "Old News"  by Elaine BAY
Journey by wagon train to East Texas by Bettie Jane Varnon GARRETT                                                                           Pine Resin by Bob BOWMAN
Photo's:  Hazel Burns WOODSON, Truman VARNON  and Bettie Jane Varnon GARRETT

September 12, 2000                                                                                                                                                    Articles: "Old News" byElaineBAY
Commissary Stories By Bob BOWMAN
Photo's: Alva Leo ADAMS (July 25, 1911-Janusry 22, 1999) with wife Annie Lorene ADAMS (born August 1, 1914)         taken in  Rains Co. after their Marriage on September21,1940.
Alva Leo ADAMS (July 25,1911-Janusry 22,1999) and daughter, Deanna (Adams)  VAIl who was born in 1941 in Rains Co.

September 19,2000                                                                                                                      Articles: "Old News" by Elaine BAY
Camp Fannin by Archie P. MCDONALD
Photo's: Rains High School Tennis Team 1961-62---Mary Ann TAYLOR, Diane COOKE, Judy WADDLE, Norwin  NORRIS, Charles HILL, Wayne DOUGLAS, Juan BRUMMITT, and Ted PARRISH.
A group of Emory High School students with some Model A Fords, year unknown.
1912 Train Wreck---Will Fenter in photo, worked with railroad at the time of the train wreck.

September 26, 2000                                                                                                                   Articles: "Old News" by Elaine BAY
Mister Ben by Bob BOWMAN
Photo's:   Summer of 1934-- Thomas VANDERSLICE and Christine GILLEy. They were married in 1935
Alba High School--1931 or 1932 Nina V. POSTON and Christine GILLEY

October 10, 2000                                                                                                                                                        Articles;: "Old News" by Elaine BAY
A Tough East Texan by Bob BOWMAN
Photo's: Alba High School Class Of 1950---R.A. PERKINS, Waylen SHERWOOD, Eloise SANDERS, Floetta                CHAPMAN,  Ralph (Pete) MCKENZIE, sponser Mrs.Helen TROTTER, Shelby LOVE, Foster PRATHER,                    Kenneth HAYES.
Malie Curbo BURLESON born 1853 died 1888

October 17, 2000                                                                                                                                                        Articles: "Old News" by Elaine BAY
The Henry Family and Building                                                                                                                                           The Lone Star Brand by Archie P. MCDONALD
Photo's: Ella Elliott BALLEW and Emma Elliot HENRY and Ella's husband, J.L. BALLEW
Inside The Henry Building---John TABOR and possibly Herman HAMILTON son-in-law James Oliver J.O." HENRY

October 24, 2000                                                                                                                                                         Articles: "Old News" by Elaine Bay
Pie Suppers By Bob BOWMAN
Photo's: Georgia Modena (Wafer) ADAMS "Dena"  Born October 9, 1878 in Emory Died  October 18, 1957 in Dallas
Alba High School Class of 1935---Mr. PATTON wrote this about his family: " In the PATTON family we had                   seven  graduate from Alba High School; five were valedictorians; Aaron, 1933; Alton, 1935; Doris SEAGO, 1942; Vera Dale CONNALLY, 1945; and Betty NELL, 1949. One was salutatorian, Harvine PLAXCO in 1941. Howard graduated in 1937.

October 31, 2000                                                                                                                      Articles: "Old News"  By Elaine BAY
A Ranger's Ranger by Archie P. MCDONALD
Photo's: Alba High School Fall Of 1933---Mildred BOYER, Louise  BRUSSARD, Georgia STRANGE, Dorothy  Lee         USSERY, Juanita GILILAND, Mr. W.C. MCKAY, Winfred VANDERSLICE, Frankie Nell SAUNDERS, Miss  MCREYNOLDS, Christine GILLEY, Alton PATTON, Roberta BULLOCK.
Ernest and Margaret CAIN
Alva Leo ADAMS, grandson of Benjamin Isaac ADAMS, born in 1911 in Emory.

November 7, 2000                                                                                                                                                        Articles: "Old News" Veterans Day by Elaine BAY
Revisiting  The Rabbit by Bob BOWMAN                                                                                                                       Alba's High School Reunion
Photo's; Alba High School Class of 1950---Alton REEVES, Billy BRYANT, Bo SHERWOOD, Eloise SANDERS,             Floetta CHAPMAN, Foster PRATHER, Geraldine WRIGHT, Jack BELL, Kenneth HAYES, Lila                                    McKENZIE,  Paul Keith TERRY, Pete McKENZIE, R.A.PERKINS, Shelby LOVE.

November 21, 2000                                                                                                                                                      Articles: "Old News" Expressions of our American Ancestors by Elaine BAY
Battle Of The Neches by Archie McDONALD
Photo's:  Women's Service Club Executive Board---Mary CHASTAIN, Mary Ellen JONES, Mattie SISK, and
NancyWILSON                                                                                                                                                                         John Clayton ALEXANDER and Thelma O'rear ALEXANDER, taken in 1934 one week after their wedding.

November 28, 2000                                                                                                                                                      Articles: "Old News" Murphy's Law of Genealogy/History by Elaine BAY
The Boot Black King by Bob BOWMAN                                                                                                                        Syrup-making...nearly a lost art
Photo's:  The Late George STALLING                                                                                                                       R.G.STEVENS and Walt CULVER                                                                                                                                 R.G.STEVENS                                                                                                                                                                Ron DILLON and Herbert FISHER                                                                                                                                  Ron DILLON and Mary ARNOLD                                                                                                                                   Mary ARNOLD

December 5, 2000                                                                                                                                                         Articles "Old News" Christmas Shopping with Sears, Roebuck Catalogue 1902 by Elaine BAY
Allen Shivers By Archie P. McDONALD
Photo's; THE W.H.HORSLEY FAMILY ---William Henry "Tip" Horsley (born in 1841 in Georgia died 1922} Joe              Signor HORSLEY, Zelma Cleone HORSLEY (SMILEY), 1891-1969; Orman Wendill HORSLEY                                  1901-1912; Mollie Frances (HARRISON) HORSLEY 1863-1950; Oran "Topsy" HORSLEY 1903-1959; Ellen Burmah HORSLEY (SYBERT), 1892-1984; Robert "Bob" Green HORSLEY, 1888-1967; Garland Russell HORSLEY, 1899-1940; Vera Jewell HORSLEY (WILLIAMS), 1896-1950; Tip Alonzo HORSLEY,               1895-1967.                                                                                                                                                                      LUCY CARTER BELL,  Teacher at Boyd School with her students.                                                                                  Violet NORTHCUTT, 1945                                                                                                                                              Ada CAIN with little Juanda Oliver HOLMES.

December 19, 2000

Articles "Old News" by Elaine BAY
Lone Oak Basketball Schedule, 1938                                                                                                                               Lone Oak HS Athletic Association                                                                                                                                   1938 Lone Oak Faculty                                                                                                                                                      Kaiser's Burnout And Other Big Thicket Adventures by Archie P. McDONALD
Photo's: Cleveland COLLINS, Ray ANDERSON, and Sonny HARRIS, in the early 40's.

January 2, 2001                                                                                                                                                            Articles : "Old News" By Elaine BAY
The Castle Builder by Bob BOWMAN
Photo's; UNLOADING A McCORMICK-DEER REAPER AND A THRESHER at the MK&T's Point Depot with         Charles V. RAY in the background.                                                                                                                                  Bea Mooring LAIR and Frances Oler GRAVES taken in Point in the early 40's.

January 9, 2001                                                                                                                                                               Articles; "Old News" By Elaine BAY
THE REGULATOR-MODERATOR WAR by Archie P. MCDONALD                                                                          Rev. Ambrose FITZGERALD first clerk of Rains County

January 16, 2001                                                                                                                                                          Articles: "Old News" By Elaine BAY
Photo's;  Camp Fire Girls in the Rains County Fair in 1954---Sarah BELLAMY, Carolyn (MELTON) PORRS, Tommye           Sue (COOKE} GRIFFIN, Nan (McKEOWN) SATTERWHITE, Joyce ?; Sandra (BRIDGES) GARRETT, Erma Dale (Daugherty} RIGGS, Judith (GRIFFIN) WADE, Kay?, Ella Wayne (HOGUE) CLARK, and Ruby  JENNINGS.
Nelba Lou  GRAYSON and Robert ARMSTRONG                                                                                                         Frances Oler GROVES, taken in Point in the early '40s.

January 23,2001                                                                                                                           Articles; "Old News" Rules for HAPPY MARRIAGE by Dr. Frank CRANE taken from Readers Digest, February 1928
by Elaine BAY                                                                                                                                                                   A PIONEERS'S LETTER by Bob BOWMAN
Photo's;  EIGHTH GRADE GRADUATION 1954---Jerry HENDERSON, George HUMPHREY, Kenneth LAIR,             Erwin NORTHCUTT, Sue WADE, Johnny STONE, Jean IVY (McENTURFF), Sandra (TRIMBLE)                             STONE, Linda Mitchell Sarah BELLAMY, J.V.WHITE, Lynn RAMSEY, Billy Frank DAUGHERTY, Ella                      Wayne (HOGUE) CLARK, Ruby Nell JENNINGS,and Jasper NORTHCUTT.

January 30, 2001                                                                                                                                                            Articles; "Old News" Greetings of the Season 1922 and Prosperous Year to All by Elaine BAY
Photo's; THE HILL GIRLS---Kathleen (HILL) BECKNELL, Harriet (HILL) GERTZ, and Nellie Grey(HILL) BUTCHER                                                                                                                                                                                                    Winnie Lou YARBOROUGH---Bea LAIR and Winifred DUKE, taken in Point in the early '40's.

February 6, 2001                                                                                                                                                         Articles; "Old News" by Elaine BAY
Photo's; Sarah BELLAMY and Gennettia GERALDON at the Dallas Fair in 1955

February 13,2001                                                                                                                                                          Articles "Old News" FIRST RADIO OUTFIT IN THE COUNTY by Elaine BAY  EE
Photo's Bea Mooring LAIR and Frances Oler GROVES, taken in Point in the early '40s.

February 20. 2001                                                                                                                                                  Articles; "Old News" by Elaine BAY
Photo's; Erna MILLER, James MILLER and June MILLER taken in the early 1950's                                                      William BELLANY taken in 1956.                                                                                                                                     Virginia (Gina) O'REAR  in 1958.

February 27, 2001                                                                                                                                                        Articles; "Old News" by Elaine BAY
Photo's; EMORY PUBLIC SCHOOL 1894, with what looks like a group of Elementary-age schoolchildren.
Sarah BELLAMY taken in 1954.

March 6, 2001                                                                                                                               Articles; "Old News" By Elaine BAY
Photo's;  Billy, Wanda, and Floyd TRIMBLE, taken in 1949
The WHEAT Girls...Henrietta, Beulah, Della, Kitty, Lettie, Nora, Jamie, Ollie, taken around 1900. in Arkansas. Della is the mother of Roy Hugh THOMPSON of Point, the late Dove SPENCER, Jennie Thompson HAYS, Charlie Will THOMPSON, Frank THOMPSON, Jim THOMPSON, and John THOMPSON. The THOMPSON'S raised their children in Point.

March 13, 2001                                                                                                                            Articles;  "Old News" By Elaine BAY
Photo's;    Lovey NOYES, Hattie Bell, twins Nettie Mae and Lulu Mae,  Carrie and Georgr taken in 1913.
Raymond SPENCER, Mary Helen (Spencer) LUCKETT, Barbara (Spencer) SEAY, children of Raymond                      CURTIS and Dovie SPENCER; and Earnest HAYS Jr. son of Jennie Thompson HAYS, taken about 1952 in                     Point.                                                                                                                                                                                 Benjamin B. NOYES at the age of four years He was born in 1900.                                                                                   Charles WM. Hilary NOYES taken January 27, 1908.

March 20, 2001                                                                                                                                                              Articles; "Old News" By Elaine BAY
 Photo's: Johnny JAGGERS and Billy TRIMBLE, taken in 1949.
Edith RABE and Billie TRIMBLE, taken in 1949.

April 3, 2001                                                                                                                               Articles;  "Old News" 1916 Bank Robbery and Murder Never Solved By Elaine BAY
Photo's; CHILDREN OF CHARLIE F. AND DELLA THOMPSON...Dovie, John, Jim, Frank, Jennie holding Charlie Will taken about 1916. These children are brothers and sisters of Roy Hugh THOMPSON of Point, who was born in 1924.
Mary RABB is sharing a junior Rangers certificate put out by Kellogg's cereal company in observance of the                       Texas Cenennial in 1936. This certificate belonged to her husband Ted RABB, who was 14 at the time.

April 10, 2001                                                                                                                                                               Articles; "Old News" Reward Offered by Elaine BAY

April 17, 2001                                                                                                                                                                Articles; "Old News" The Arrests by Elaine BAY
Nuestra Senora de los Delores de los Ais Mission by Archie P. MCDONALD
Photo's; W.J.GLASS and his wife Mary Eugenia Rebecca, holding either Fred or Clarence.

April 24, 2001                                                                                                                                                               Articles; "Old News" The Witness by Elaine BAY
Photo's; Buck CLIFTON, Ernest HOLMAN, and James CHASTAIN, taken in 1943 on the West Coast.

May 1, 2001                                                                                                                                                                  Articles; "Old news" The Trial by Elaine BAY
EMORY RAINS father of our county
Photo's; The Rare Photo Of Emory Rains

May 8, 2001                                                                                                                                                                   Articles: "Old News" The Verdict by Elaine BAY
Photo's; Mary RABB brought in this old sale brochure from the 1940's announcing the sale of her father-in-law's herd at        the RABB Ranch in Emory.
Janis HOGUE taken in 1957.

May 15, 2001                                                                                                                              Articles: "Old News" The New Courthouse by Elaine Bay
Photo's; Lillie BOWMAN---Helen HUNTER'S mother
Edward and Young HUNTER, taken in the mid-50s

May 22, 2001                                                                                                                                                               Articles; "Old News" 1934 CORN-HOG PRODUCTION CONTRACT ADJUSTMENT PROGRAM by Elaine BAY
Photo's;  Fred and Helen HUNTER, taken in 1954
DO YOU KNOW THESE CHILDREN? ---The picture is from a negative found in the yard of Loreta                             GOWIN, who lives on Hwy.19 South. The picture was probably taken in the late '40s or early '50s.

May 29, 2001                                                                                                                           Articles; "Old News" Early Football  and Emory has a Football Team by Elaine Bay
Photo's; Pat SISK-Emory School days 1951-1952.
Edward HUNTER , taken in the 40's.

June 5, 2001                                                                                                                                    Articles; "Old News" by Elaine Bay
Photo's; Helen And Edward HUNTER, taken in 1958.

June 12, 2001                                                                                                                                                                 Articles; "Old News" by Elaine BAY
Photo"s; SARAH BELLAMY receiving her diploma at her eighth grade graduation in 1957.

June 19, 2001                                                                                                                                                               Articles; " Old News" by Elaine BAY
THAT OLD STEER by Archie P. McDonald
Photo's; EADS FAMILY--- Pictured Left to right; Mae WOODSON EADS, age 68; Calvin EADS, age 41; and                 Nelda EADS STEWART, age 5. The picture was taken in Emory about in 1958.

July 10, 2001                                                                                                                                                                  Articles; "Old News" by Elaine BAY
A PASTORS NOTICE                                                                                                                                                    Obit--- MARSHALL G. LAMB   September 9, 1875
Obit ---MRS.W.M. LAMB  BURIED HERE MONDAY   Taken from the Rains County Leader July 31, 1926
Photo's ;
WILEY AND ELVIRA JOHNSON LAMB---this photo has been taken a little earlier than 1895.
LAMB FAMILY---Lewis  Anne JOHNSON, Wiley and Alvira, Lewis "Henry" "Ernest" CLEVELAND, and                   Marshall. Ann is Elvira's mother. Photo probably taken in Emory circa 1895.                                                                     ERNEST LAMB, son of Wiley and Elvira Johnson LAMB. The picture was probably taken around 1895.                          Brazil LAMB date unknown

July 17, 2001                                                                                                                                                                 Articles; "Old News"---EMORY TO HAVE A RADIO by Elaine BAY
THE GREENVILLE RACCOONS, a softball team made up of employees of Greenville Pant Mfg. Co. taken  in 1958 or 1959---Pat ADAMS, catcher;Wanda ASBILL, Effie ADAMS, Nancy Jane BOWMAN, second  baseman; Bobbie Jo MERCER, left field; Eula Mae BURNS; Harold ATTISON, coach; Jackie DRENNAN,  third baseman; Artie KENT; Peggy SWEAT, short stop; Virginia GRANTHAM, right field; Ted SULLINS, manager; Iva Nell RATLIFF, first baseman; Lucilla BLYTH, Not pictured; Lucy JAMISON,pitcher; and Betty POWELL, center field.
Pete ADAMS taken around 1960.

July 31, 2001                                                                                                                                                                  Articles: "Old News" John Barleycorn by Elaine BAY

August 7, 2001                                                                                                                                                              Articles; 'Old News" by Elaine BAY
Photo's; A GROUP OF RAINS COUNTY COTTON FARMERS taken in 1939, Pictured Dr. P.W.PEARSON, Bun        TRAYLOR, George DISMAN, Pat FOWLER, Charlie TRAYLOR, Austin TRAYLOR, Archie SCOTT and Olen COLEMAN. The photo came from the scrapbook of Bun and Myrtle TRAYLOR, grandparents of Virginia HICKMAN.

August 14, 2001                                                                                                                                                           Articles; "Old News" HODGEPODGE HUMOR from 1922 Rains County Leader by Elaine BAY
Photo:  Ruby REDING and Henry BUTLER on the old iron bridge on the Sabine River, taken in August 1937.

August 21, 2001                                                                                                                                                           Articles; "Old News" ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TO HONOR RAINS COUNTY VETERANS by Elaine BAYE
Photo's; Henry BUTLER and Marvin BAILEY on the road leading to the old iron bridge on the Sabine River, taken in  1937.                                                                                                                                                                                             Willie Sam and Erversia WOOSLEY taken in 1947 in Amarillo. They were married in 1935.

August 28, 2001                                                                                                                                                          Articles; "Old News" GLADIOLA FARM SHIPPING MANY FLOWERS                                                                  MORE ONIONS and BIGGER ONIONS by Elaine Bay
THE GALVESTON STORM by Archie P. MCDONALD                                                                                               Historic graveside cleared
Photo's; Close-up of the Texas Historic Commission Marker at the Ambrose FITZGERALD gravesite.

Sept. 4, 2001                                                                                                                                                                 Articles; "Old News" FARMING A WAY OF LIFE IN RAINS COUNTY be Elaine BAY
Photo's; EMORY HIGH SCHOOL in 1935

Sept. 11, 2001                                                                                                                                                             Articles; "Old News" UNMARKED GRAVES IN RAINS COUNTY by Elaine BAY

Sept. 18, 2001                                                                                                                                                             Articles; "Old News" EARLY WEDDINGS IN RAINS COUNTY by Elaine BAY
BATTLESHIP TEXAS By Archie MCDONALD                                                                                                            ALBA HIGH SCHOOL REUNION
Photo's;  Robert LEE and Ammie Lou HUNTER,  parents of Vera Lee RYLANT and Neva DELL WATSON, taken in           1922.

Sept. 25, 2001                                                                                                                            Articles; "Old News" WINS CASH PRIZE FOR LETTER IN FARM PAPER by Elaine BAY
Photo's; Marjorie FRANKLIN and Roy FRANKLIN taken at the Rains County Fair in 1951
John SISK, Ray PRICE, Burlin IRWIN, Bob POUND, and Charles IRWIN made at the SISK homeplace in 1932.

Oct. 2, 2001                                                                                                                                                                 Articles; "Old News" OCTOBER FAMILY HISTORY MONTH by Elaine BAY
Photo's; Lillie SISK and daughters taken at the SISK homeplace in 1932--- Pauline (SISK) IRWINE, Faye (SISK)             PRICE, Lillie SISK (mother) and Gertrude (SISK) Pounds.

Oct. 9, 2001                                                                                                                                                            Articles: "Old News" JAMES K. POLK MARTIN HOMEPLACE by Elaine BAY
Photo's;  Robert Lee HUNTER taken in 1921. He was the father of Neva Dell HUNTER and the late Vera Lee HUNTER                                                                                                                                                                         Alford YANCEY taken in 1955 at the Rains County Fair which was held on the corthouse square at that time.                   Johnnie Roberts HASS taken in 1954

Oct. 16, 2001                                                                                                                                                                Articles; "Old News" MY FAMILY---by Victoria Golden by Elaine BAY
Photo's;  Helen TROTTERS TYPING 11 CLASS, MAY 1950---Kenneth ENGLISH, Nan GRIGGS, Babbs                GALYEAN, Mary MURRAY, Ann MATTHEWS, Dessa Mae POPE, taken at the east end of the old school in Alba.                                                                                                                                                                             NAN GRIGGS, ANN MATTHEWS, Babbs GALYEAN, Willis Neal BRUMMETT and his "car" in front of  the old school building in Alba.

Oct. 23, 2001                                                                                                                                                               Articles; "Old News" AMBROSE FITZGERALD by Elaine BAY
Photo's;  BUCKNER, BERTHA and ROSS BUCKNER ":BUCK"   FITZGERALD, taken 1905                                      POSSIBLY AMBROSE FITZGERALD                                                                                                                           ROBERT COOKE BUCKNER FITZGERALD, about 1890

Oct 30, 2001                                                                                                                                                                 Articles; "Old News" VETERANS HONORED AT A.C. MCMILLAN MUSEUM by Elaine BAY
HARMON GENERAL HOSPITAL by Archie P. MCDONALD                                                                                     ALBA HIGH SCHOOL REUNION NOVEMBER 10
Photo's;  ALBA CLASS OF 1946-47---Ann MATTHEWS, Nan GRIGGS, Babs GALYEAN, Dessa Mae POPE,            Jimmy Ray BUTLER, Willis Neal BRUMMETT, John Paul HILL, Mrs. MCGOWEN, Nadine SANDERS, Mary Ann MURRAY, Paul WILLIAMS, Jim John JARRETT, Jimmy SKINNER, and Billy frank MURRAY.
AlBA HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1951---Babbs GALYEAN, Nan GRIGGS, Shirley HILL, Ann                                 MATTHEWS. Dessa Mae POPE, Nadyne SANDERS, Flo CHAPMAN and Betty PANTER.                                         Dessa Mae POPE Alba School Days 1950-51
Nan GRIGGS and Babs GALYEAN of the Alba High School Class of 1951.

November 6, 2001                                                                                                                                                        Articles; "Old News" Letter from a soldier by Elaine BAY
GHOSTS IN EAST TEXAS by Bob BOWMAN                                                                                                             Alba high School Reunion Nov. 10
Photo's; ALBA SCHOOLS 1946---R.L.DOUGLAS, Billy Frank MURRAY, Jim John JARRETT, Willis BRUMMETT,    Paul WILLIAMS, and Dale BRUMMETT; Dessa Mae POPE. Mrs. MCGOWAN, Lila Ruth MOORE, Nan                   GRIGGS, Ann Matthews, and Bobby GALYEAN.

November 13, 2001                                                                                                                        Articles; "Old News" by Elaine BAY
CENTENNIAL OF AN IRONY by Bob BOWMAN                                                                                                       Viola Nix alive and well despite long ago mix-up by Merrill C. TENNEY
Photo's; Loyd MCKINNEY--taken in 1946-1947.
MCKINNEY FAMILY--Pictured in this 1956 photo L.J.MCKINNEY, Bonnie Cole MCKINNEY, Loyd                       MCKINNEY, Helen MCKINNEY MOSS, Addie MCKINNEY HOOKER, Lawrence MCKINNEY, Jr.

November 20,2001                                                                                                                                                     Articles: "Old News" Turkey Day 1922 by Elaine BAY
Photo's; James MOODY on stage in a 1954 Thanksgiving Program.
Thanksgiving Program-1954---Rachael BRAZIEL'S third grade class on stage at a Thanksgiving program.
Indians are Freddie GOWINS, Don MCLEROY, Jerry RUSSELL, Calvin FLEMING, Jimmy DAUGHERTY,
Tony JENNINGS, Mark GOWINS, and George CHASTIAN Pilgrims, Martha HOGUE? Betty                                      ABERCROMBIE, Mary WILDS, Charlsie ABNEY, Diane CHILDERS, Danny Pat GOWINS, Waymon                         NORRIS, Barbara ADAIR ? Sue SISK, Billy Mike COOK,Tommy WATERS, Larry WOOD, Mrs.                               BRAZIEL, Idus LAIR, Covey GRIFFIN, Mrs. KNOWLES.

November 27, 2001                                                                                                                    Articles; "Old News" Disastrous Fires in Rains County by Elaine BAY
Photo's;  C.J.YANCEY, age 19, taken in approximately 1908. He was the father of Mozell MITCHELL.
Fannie Lou HUGHEY oldest daughter of Dean and Jane HUGHEY. She was the mother of Mozell MITCHELL.                                                                                                                                                               Robert Cooke Buckner FITZGERALD with Montgomery HAYS, Tom HILL,Fonza HARDING and other unknown persons.

December 4, 2001
Articles: "Old News"  Emory Organizes Boy Scout Troop by Elaine BAY
Photo's; Velma (Clewis) ORSBORN and Lona (Clewis) McGOWAN. taken about 1912.
Doll and Betty Clawson NELSON, taken in the early 30's                                                                                                  Loyd McKINNEY and friend taken approxiametely 1936.

December 11, 2001                                                                                                                      Articles;  "Old News" Telephone Service In Rains County by Elaine BAY
Photo's; Betty ELLIOTT, Annie GLASS, Bertha CRABB, and Mitt STEWART
Loyd NELSON and Hubert HAYS, Doll NELSON, Woody NELSON, Norvell NELSON, Wilson ROBERTS and Raymond Lee NELSON.

December 18, 2001                                                                                                Articles; HOLIDAY DAY TRIPS by Bob BOWMAN                                                                                                                             Photo's;  Billy JOBE,taken in 1955at the Rains County Fair.
Willis, Lillian, and Robert BARR pictured around 1924.                                                                                                     LYNCH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1950-1951---Robert HOOTEN, Melton RIVERS, James HOOTEN, and Junior HERRING, Dwight RIVERS, ?, Cleda DODSON, ?, Mattie HOOTEN, Linda HOOTEN, Joe MOSS, Tommy HOOTEN, and Freddie LEE, Gaye LEE, Peggy HOOTEN, louise MOSS< Carol AINSWORTH, ?,  Burton BRUMITT, Charles LYNCH, Pauline RIVERS, Kathryn Lynch GRAY(Teacher), JohnnieBELLOCK (teacher), MargieWEATHERFORD, Cloe HOOTEN, Louise HORTON, Johnnie Lou BRUMIT, ?, Joe Weatherly,and Kenneth LYNCH.

January 1, 2002                                                                                                                          Articles; The VANLANDINGHAM Family
William Day ELAM with his mother Mary Spray VANLANDINGHAM ELAM and first child Edwin Essex                       ELAM, Sr.

January 8, 2002                                                                                                                                                             Articles;"Old News" by Elaine BAY
Photo's; Mary McINTIRE and Charles GARRETT, taken in 1948 in Muncie Indiana
Mary McIntire GARRETT, Charles GARRETT, Tommy HOLMES (Minister) Clarice McIntire MEEKS and                    Robert MEEKS, taken on their weding day, July 4, 1948 in Muncie Indiana.

January 15, 2002                                                                                                                                                          Articles: WILLIAM GOYENS by Archie P. McDONALD                                                                                               Photo's;  FIRST ANNUAL (YEARBOOK) STAFF AT EMORY HIGH SCHOOL---The first annual yearbook was in 1948 , Norma Lee KENNEMER, assistant editor, Annie May SCHRIMSHER,  faculty adviser, Bobby Nell JONES,  assistant editor, Vernon DAILEY,  art editor, Mary Jo WARREN,  editor-in-chief, Jimmy CAIN, business manager.
Helen McKinney MOSS and Addie McKinney HOOKER, taken in 1936.

January 22, 2002                                                                                                                                                         Articles; "Old News" by Elaine BAY
NEW LONDON SCHOOL EXPLOSION by Archie P. McDONALD                                                                           RICHLAND SCHOOL SUCCUMBS TO FIRE by Jim PAINTER
Photo"s; HISTORIC LANDMARK---Richland School built in 1922

January 29, 2002                                                                                                                     Articles;  " Old News" by Elaine BAY
A tribute to the RICHLAND SCHOOL by Macbeth TURNER

February  5, 2002                                                                                                                                                       Articles; "Old News" by Elaine BAY
Photo"s; Roy FRANKLIN, taken in 1953.
Mary Alice NELSON, taken in 1924, daughter of Doll and Betty Clawson NELSON.

February 12, 2002                                                                                                                                                      Articles; "Old News" by Elaine BAY
Photo's; Ruth and R.M. JOBE and son Billy, taken in 1955 at the Rains County Fair, which was held on the courthouse         square back then.

February 12, 2002                                                                                                                       Articles; THE LASALLE MURDER CASE by Archie P. McDONALD                                                                             Photo's; Kathrine moss WEATHERLY and LaVern MOSS, taken in 1936.
BRIGHT STAR SCHOOL GROUP, 1938-39---Marie BRUMMETT, Rudolph STREBECK, Rubye                                  McKEOWN (1st, 2nd and 3rd grade teacher) Lema HENSON, Frances HENSON, Grace FELTY, Dorthy                    GODWIN, E.L. SMITH Jr. Juanita BULLARD, Jodie HILL ( 4th, 5th and 6th grade teacher), Louise HENLEY,              Margie PATTERSON, Glenna Faye McAREE, Wanda June EVAN, Mary Buela HENDERSON, Byron                           Dailey,Billie Jo BELLAH, Audrey BRUMMETT, Mertie Jo WRIGHT,Mozell WILLIAMS, Dorthy Louise                        MURDOCK, Mary Lou ALLEN, Georgia Ruth SPAUGH, Linnie Merl STREBESK, Margie Day BULLARD,                Bobbie Nell EADS, Margie HENDERSON., Lola Bea MURDOCK, Lawna Sue GODWIN, Bobbie Ruth                       WRIGHT, Vonda Jean McCOLLUM, Billie Ruth EADS, Dorthy BARNS, Jimmie Lou MURDOCK, Winnie                    Blanch BRYANT, Billie Lou OSBORNE, Montean STREBECK, Dorthy Lee ALLEN, Kathrine HENLEY,                      Winnie Faye PATTERSON, Frankie Lou McAREE, Pearl HILL, Dan WILLIAMS, Billy Joe MORRIS, Kenneth              Dean SPAUGH, Johnny TRAVIS, J.T. (Pete) WRIGHT, Harold Lyoyd DAILEY, Eugene OSBORNE, Howard             BELLAH. J.T. HENDERSON, Harold Glenn HENLEY, Arthur Ray HENDERSON, Drew PALMER, Victor Gay BULLARD, Sidney BARRIS, Jimmy Carl HILL, James HENDERSON, Dale PALMER,Cecil HILL, Lavone             McALLISTER, Billy EADS, Jesse BRUMMETT, Bozy BRYANT, Oval Jay BULLARD, Jerru Gene OWEN, and Joe WOLFE, Mr. H.E OWEN was the 7th, 8th and 9th grade teacher.Billy Joe STEVENS, 903-383-2791 would be interested to hear from anyone who was in the picture.

February 26, 2002                                                                                                                                                      Articles; "Old News" Here's To Your Health by Elaine BAY
Photo's ; Johnnie Roberts HASS at age 12, 6th grade school picture, 1952-53
Carell ROBERTS at age 13, 7th grade school picture, 1950-51                                                                                         RAINS BUS DRIVERS and maintenance personnel William POTTS, Emery CATHEY, Bob HOUSE, Edward                 HUNTER, Irwin FENTER, and Vernon CUMMINGS, year unknown

March 5, 2002                                                                                                                                                               Articles; "Old News" Hats for Men and Ladies by Elaine BAY
Photo's; The FITZGERALD BOYS---Lonnie, Buckner,Ambrose, Sam and Bruce, they are the sons of the late Rev.             Ambrose  FITZGERALD.

March 12, 2002                                                                                                                           Articles; Looking back at life by Jimmie CURTIS
Photo's; THE WADE FAMILY---Maxine Wade JORDON, Egbert WADE (Father) O.J.WADE, Elbertine                       (Wade) LUCKETT , taken about 1932.

March 19, 2002                                                                                                                                                    Articles; "Old News" 1944 Point Championship Girls' Team by Elaine BAY
Photo"s; 1944 POINT CHAMPIONSHIP GIRL'S BASKETBALL TEAM ---Faynell Havens HOGUE, Madie Lu             POPE, Virginia KERR, CATHELL McWATERS, Doris FREEZE, Billie PERRYMAN, Mary ANDERSON,                  Vernie BULLARD, and Bernice HOGUE.                                                                                                                           Mr. H.C. BURNS coached girls' and boy's basketball teams while he was teacher and principal at Point ISD,                     1939-1947                                                                                                                                                                        BOIS D' ARC SCHOOL 10TH GRADE class 1930-31---Bula MOSLEY, Josie RALSTON, Mattie LITTLE,
Janie BOYER, and Helen HAYES; Leon MERCER, Alvin SMITH, Stanly HAYS, Lafayette SMITH, Douglas                 HORTTON, and Cecil LANGFORD.

March 26, 2002                                                                                                                           Articles;  "Old News" 1933 Advertisements by Elaine BAY
Photo's; BOIS D' ARC SCHOOL GROUP 1938---Florence NEAL, and Aubrey SMITH were the teachers Troy               Clifton, Mary Christine, Reta Ruth, and Leta Ray.

April 2, 2002                                                                                                                                  Articles; "Old News" by Elaine BAY
Photo's; MR. AND MRS. EVERETT MOORE ---The picture of Everett and Florence (Neal) Moore was taken about  1941                                                                                                                                                                                        THE NEAL FAMILY  1955---Samuel Llod NEAL, Jr. JUANITA "Bill" Amos NEAL, and Samuel Lloyd                        NEAL

April 9, 2002                                                                                                                                                                  Articles; "Old News" by Elaine BAY
AUSTIN TRAYLOR CHILDREN ---Vada, Delbert, Bun, Ruth,Charlie, John and Ruby, taken in 1938                             DIANE (HOUSE) MASON---Brenda (House) MALONE, Judy (House) HUDDLESTON, and Vickie                          (Cason) JACOB, taken in Oct. 1962

July 9, 2002
Article:  Custer in East Texas by Bob Bowman
Photos:  RAINS JUNIOR HIGH STUDENT COUNCIL Pictured left to right, back row: Robert Chastain, Phyllis (Dunbar) Fisher, Mickey Henson, Carolyn (Alexander) Emig, Judy Moody, Wayne Dotson, Betty (Roberts) Morrow, Ronald Allen; front row: Marinell (Jones) Kukis, vice president; Homer Bishop, president; Shirley (Rice) Hooten, secretary, taken in 1964.

RAINS JUNIOR HIGH CHEERLEADERS AND MAJORETTES Pictured left to right, back row: Joyce (Dittman), Kay (Shelton) Chastain, Shirley (Roberts) Gavin, Phillis (Dunbar) Fisher, Betty (Roberts) Morrow; front row: DaLee (Gilly) Little, Carolyn (Alexander) Emig, Marinell (Jones) Kukis, Shirley (Rice)Hooten and Dorothy (McQueen)   taken1964.

August 20,2002
Article:  Old Concord --- Angelina County, TX  by Bob Bowman
photos:  Ralph Middleton & Delbert Traylor----home on leave 1945, GeneCollins1950

Feb 4, 2003
Paul & Betty Cason, Judge Arthur Jones, Feb 14, 1953
Paul & Betty Cason, Dec 1954
Grace Pound Gilley & Gladys Pound Ivie


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