The Albany News (Albany, Tex.), Vol. [100], No. 45, Ed. 1 Wednesday, May 12, 1976 Page: 1 of 24

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Box 927
Serving Shackelford County Sine* 1179
Oldest Journalistic Venture West of the Brazoi
We Seek the Truth in Shades of Light and Dark
Wednesday, May 12, 197*, Albany, Texas 76430
dumber 45
Super Six Grocery Store Grand Opening
This Friday, Saturday9 And Sunday
Grand Opening Ceremonies
for the Super Six Convenience
Store will be held this Friday,
Saturday and Sunday.
Ribbon cutting ceremonies
will be held Friday, May 14 at
10:00 a.m.
Representataives from the
Chamber of Commerce will be
on hand to formally open the
Owners of the Super Six are
H. L. Cawthron, James Mc-
Culloutfh and Don Latham of
Brecken ridge. The trio had
compU ,ely remodeled the old
Phillips 6<j station that had
been located at the corner of
180 and Griffin Street for many
C of C Planning Bus Trip
The Bicentennial Committee,
the Shackelford County Histori- ^ 38 passenger bus is being
cal Commission, and the chartered from Sun Set Stages
Chamber of Commerce are 'n Abilene. Those who plan to
jointly planning a community ^he should call the
bus trip to Granbury, Texas, Chamber manager, phone 762-
on Sunday afternoon, May 30. 2525, not later than May 21 to
A chartered bus will depart the
Depot Building at 12:30 p.m.
arriving in Granbury at about 3
p.m. It will leave Granbury
about 7:30 p.m., arriving back
at the Depot about 10:00. Bus
fare will be $8.00 per person.
reserve a seat. A minimum of
30 persons must make reserva-
tions; otherwise, the trip will
be cancelled. An announcement
as to whether the trip is on
will be made in the May 26
Albany News.
Albany To Erect Fountain
Commissioners Court
Holds Monthly Meeting
The City of Albany Bicenten-
nial Committee has selected
another project for the beautifi-
cation of Albany which will link
us even closer to . our
beginnings. Harry Holder is
chairman of a committee to
build a monument to the
Georgia Battalion which
perished at Goliad. Others on
the committee are Mrs. C. E.
6 Jacobs and Bob Green.
Many of our early citizens
came ' om Georgia. The first
schoo *<?acher, Sheriff Curgen
and many others. In fact, there
were so many Georgians in
Shackelford County the paper
ran an ad for the Albany,
Georgia, Advertiser saying
"Are you homesick? Subscribe
for the Advertxeer.
The Georgia Battalion was
the only unit in the Texas
Revolution that furnished its
own arms and ammunition,
doing so with the help of the
arsenal of the state of Georgia.
The organization began in
Macon, Georgia, and gathered
recruits as they crossed
Georgia. At Knoxville, Georgia
Joanna Trout man presented
them with the initial Lone Star
Flag which became the official
flag of Texas. They embarked
from New Orleans and when
they reached Texas were
formally organized into the
Georgia Battalion, which they
were not permitted to do
within the borders of the
United States.
They joined "Fannin's Men"
which was composed of two
battalions, the Georgia Battal-
ion and the La Fayette
Battalion, one company of
Trade Mart to Begin Sat.
Albany's first 'Third Satur-
day Trade Mart" will be held
this Sat., May 15, on the
Courthouse lawn. The Mart will
be open on each third Sat.
through October. The Chamber
of Commerce, who is sponsor-
ing the Mart, will rent spaces
for vendors to display their
wares. The Chamber's address
is ' Box 186, Albany. The
Manager may be reached by
telephone at 762-2626.
The Mart will open at 9:00
a.m., and those who display
their merchandise may remain
open as late as they wish in
the evening. The lots will be
open to vendors at 6:00 p.m.
on the Friday prior to the Mart
to set up their display tables
and equipment. The lots must
be vacated and the areas must
be cleaned up not later than
9:00 a.m. on the following
Vendors may display and sell
antiques, art, crafts, fresh
produce, and other appropriate
merchandise. Those desiring to
sell food must obtain a permit
from the City. Lots will rent
for two and four dollars,
depending on location and on
whether or not the lots will
accomodate a vehicle. SDaces
for vehicles will be limited.
which was Captain Jack
Shackelford's Red Rovers.
Fannin moved his army from
Refugio to Goliad and there on
March 14, 1836, received
orders from General Houston to
retreat to Victoria. Fannin
delayed until March 19. When
he left Goliad, his army was
surrounded by General Jose
Urrea's contingent of Mexican
cavalry in a depression on an1
open plain. He was forced to
surrender unconditionally; but
even testimony from officers in
the Mexican army led to the
conclusion that he thought he
and his men would be treated
as prisoners of war and finally
Continued On Back Page
To the businesses and
parents who made possible the
successful Jr. High Banquet. It
was gratefully appreciated and
everyone had a wonderful time.
Rev. Richard Wilaon, Arch-
deacon, will celebrate Holy
Communion Sunday, May 16, at
8:00 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal
Visitors are welcome.
The Shackelford County Unit
of Texas Retired Teachers
Association will meet Thurs.,
May 18, at 7:80 at the Depot.
Members are urged to be
present and other interested
persons are cordially invited to
attend. .
The Commissioner's Court
disposed of minor business
items on the agenda, Monday,
May 10, and set the date for
the Board of Equalization
meeting at 10 a.m. on May 20,
1976. Those interested in
attending this meeting will be
Motion was made by Com-
missioner Jones to have two
typewriters repaired for the
sheriff s office. Commissioner
Coulter moved that a new
electric typewriter be pur-
chased for office of tax
assessor. These motions
Alvin Strey came before the
court to discuss hiring a part
time trapper and was instruct-
ed to set up a meeting with the
field representatives of the
trapper program.
Citizens from Spring Creek
appeared in the interest of
procuring fire equipment for
assistance from Shsckelford
County. Commissioner Coulter
moved that the county pay
$200 owing by Hamby Fire
Dept. for equipment bought
through Texas Surplus Proper-
ty Agency. Any equipment
purchased in the future will be
at the expense of the Hamby
Fire Department.
Mrs. Ray Spurgin and Mrs.
T. I Foster came before the
court requesting use of the
courthouse lawn for a flea
market for each third Sat. in
the month. County Judge was
later instructed to report to the
ladies that the court house
lawn may be used, but without
access to the court house and
on a temporary basis only.
Commissioner Coulter moved
that five refrigerated air
conditioners be purchase^ from
WTU. Vote was unanimous.
Motion by Commissioner Jones
was made that $100 be donated
to the Scout Hut now under
construction at Webb Park.
County Rep. Go Reagan
Shackelford County Republi-
cans followed other counties in
Texaa in their support of
Reagan as the Republican
Nominee for President.
Delegates for Regan were W.
J. Sheppard, 87 votes; J.
Marcus Anderson, 87 votes; J.
D. Webster, 86 votes; and Al
V. Scott, 86 votes.
Delegates for President Ford
were Jack L. Eidson, 20 votes;
Herbert Butrum, 19 votes;
Douglas 9ro4ie, 2p.
Dunman Perry, Jr., 19 votes.
In the race for U.S. Senate
Alan Steelman took the lead
with 27 votes, while Louis
Lerean received 9 and Hugh
Sweeney, 6.
Walter Wendlandt received
82 votes for the position of
Railroad Commission.
James Sanders was elected
delegate to the County Conven-
tion and Betty Eversberg
elected alternate to the Repub-
lican State Convention.
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