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[Haslet street and businesses]
Photograph of a street lined by six visible buildings. An automobile is visible on the left hand side of the photograph behind a rail road crossing sign. A second automobile is visible towards the middle of the photograph, to the left of a power line. The third building in from the right hand side of the photograph has a sign that includes this name: "Baltzelle Groceries".
[headstone]
Photograph of three visible headstones. The most prominent headstone reads: "Mother/ Martha Elizabeth Moon/ Apr. 20, 1867/ Feb. 2, 1934/ A sleep with Jesus." There are two shovels visible to the left of the central headstone. In the top right corner there is barely visible a fence and dirt road.
[headstone]
Photograph of three full visible headstones. There is a partial view of two headstones on the right hand side of the photograph. The prominent head stone is for Robert E. Moon and the dates listed on the headstone are November 4, 1863 and November 1, 1908. There are several trees in the background. In the foreground there is visible a bouquet of flowers and two shovels.
[Historians' Report of 1963 to 1964]
Historians' report from 1963 to 1964 concerning the Haslet PTA meetings that took place over the last year. The report says the meetings took place "regularly at 2:00 P. M. the second Wednesday of each month." The report also details its officers and chairmen as well as the projects sponsored by the PTA for that year: "Halloween Carnival with a profit of: $598.60," and a talent show.
[Letter from J. B. Taylor to L. C. Hudnall, April 12, 1930]
Photocopy of a letter from J. B. Taylor of the Haslet Lodge, No. 999 to L. C. Hudnall requesting his presence at an upcoming meeting taking place on April 19, 1930. The letter says at the very end that this meeting was called by "Bro. Thos R. James."
[Letter from Margaret B. Guy to Tom Ringo, June 16, 1965]
Letter from Margaret B. Guy to Tom Ringo saying that "for the first time incorporated communities up to 500 population can participate in the Community Improvement Program of the Texas Agricultural Service." The letter says that Reagan Brown "can make a group believe they can do anything."
[Letter from Reagan Brown to All County Extension Agents, May 27, 1969]
Letter from Reagan Brown to all of the county extension agents of the Texas counties involved in the Texas Community Improvement Program. The letter says that the contest has come to a close and the winners were "Crawford, McClennan County- $550, Gober, Fannin County - $450, Quitaque, Briscoe County - $350, and Haslet, Tarrant County - $250." He finishes by congratulating all of the contestants and encourages all to "Brighten the Corner Where You Are."
[Letter from the Texas State Department of Health to B. L. Nelson & Associates, Inc., August 17, 1970]
Letter from the Texas State Department of Health to B. L. Nelson & Associates, Inc. in regards to their "revised plans and specifications" for the sewage treatment plant and lines proposal. The letter expresses approval of the plan and deems it worth to be sent to the Federal Water Quality Administration "for their review and subsequent approval."
[Lone Star School]
Photograph of two groups of people inside a rural school building. One group of people are facing forward and the other group are facing backward. There are four windows visible in the photograph. A hurricane lamp is visible towards the left middle of the frame. Women and girls are wearing dresses and hats. Men and boys are wearing coats and bow ties. A decoration at the top left hanging from the ceiling appears to say "Welcome."
[Lone Star School]
Photograph of a rural class and teacher. Class stands in front of school building. Two doors are visible on building. Girls are wearing hair bows and dresses. Teacher and most of the boys are wearing coats and ties. One boy is wearing overalls and one boy is wearing a buttoned, collared shirt with neck tie. Class names are identified as best as possible by Jack Britain. Top row, from left to right: Lennie Underwood, Mona B. Britain, Virgie Morgan, Rosana Francisco, Gene Allen (Teacher), Gracie Morgan, Bertha Francisco, Margaret Francisco, Evie Mosaly. Second row (girls from left): Ola Clower, Emma Clower, Fern Francisco, Mattie Combs, Bernice Combs, Norma (Noma) Bremman. Second row (boys to right): Johnny Mosaly, Walter Combs, Claude Francisco, Walter Francisco, Charlie Green, Bill Mosaly. Bottom row: Eunice Britain, unidentified first name Francisco, Tinny Frisbie, Earl Combs, Jack Britain, Herschel Green, Roy Haley, Henry Haley.
[Man and two woman]
Photograph of two women and one man. There is a partial view of a vehicle and signs behind them. One sign reads "Mill Dry Goods & Groc" and the other sign is a partial view of a Coca-Cola sign. The women are wearing dresses and the woman on the left is holding an unidentifiable object. The man is standing between the two women and has his arms around them. He is wearing spectacles, a white collared shirt and tie with vest. On the back of the photograph it is written "Haslet Drug Store, 102 Main, Hellen Frank, Olalee Holt, Forace Frank, Haslet Post Master)."
[Man walking by porch]
Photograph of a man walking by a porch. There is a white house and shrubbery in the background. A porch roof and floor and wooden fold-out chair are visible. The man is wearing black pants, belt, buttoned shirt and cowboy hat. His hat hides his entire face. Written on the back of the photograph is "Noble Lee Rust."
[Memorandum from Reagan Brown to All Community Secretaries, May 31, 1965]
Memorandum from Reagan Brown to "All Community Secretaries, All Extension Agents." The letter continues by saying that unincorporated and incorporated towns are now eligible to participate in the Texas Community Improvement Program.
[The News-Tribune Newspaper Clipping from July 30, 1976]
Newspaper clipping from The News-Tribune with an article written by Mrs. H. W. Godbey; on the reverse side there is a sports article written by Jack Murphy. Godbey's article describes the history of Haslet, Texas and says the last cotton gin in town had been sold and how the state of the town had worsened since 1936 when it had "two grocery stores, one notion store, two or three cafes, two filling stations, two cotton gins, three churches, one drug store and a high school." Murphy's article talks mostly about statistics in the National Football League.
[Newspaper Article Concerning the Construction of a New School]
Newspaper article concerning the plans for the construction of a new high school near Justin, Texas, specifically a "mile west of the intersection of State Highway 114 and Farm Road 156." There is already a "deep water well which will give the school an abundant supply," and there will be the latest technology in the science rooms and home economics classes.
[Newspaper Article Concerning the First Bale of Cotton in 1949]
Newspaper clipping of an article entitled: "Bell May Get First Bale of 1949 Cotton." This article discusses the first bale of cotton being picked in Tarrant County by Guy Bell, Jr. of Saginaw; the rest of the article discusses his father winning the award in the past and the far that he operates on. The prize for the previous year's winner was "a championship belt buckle, $105 in cash and $25 in merchandise."
[Newspaper Article Concerning the Turkey Situation]
Newspaper clipping with an article detailing the "turkey situation" for Thanksgiving 1949. This article talks about Mrs. Joe Lindsey of Avondale and her preparations for her turkey; the photograph shows her in her kitchen standing over her barbecued turkey.
[Newspaper Article Describing Dr. J. H. Gammill's Tax Aid]
Newspaper clipping of an article describing the helpful actions of Dr. J. H. Gammill; he says that taxes "are a solemn obligation." Dr. Gammill had done a lot for Haslet and the people in it, one story in the article says that he occasionally "pays a neighbor's tax bill himself."
[Newspaper Article Entitled "Friday April 25 Big Day for Haslet"]
Newspaper clipping with an article entitled "Friday April 25 Big Day for Haslet" printed in bold print. This article talks about the contest that the town entered sponsored by the Texas Electric Company and that April 25, 1968 is the day when the judges come to town and judge the winners of the contest. Later, the article describes the improvements made throughout the town during the span of time it was involved.
[Newspaper Article Entitled "Haslet Improved Group Wins Second Place"]
Newspaper clipping of an article entitled: "Haslet Improvement Group Wins Second Place." This article describes the placements of different groups in Haslet in the community improvement contest: "Graves presented a plaque to the president in commemoration of our achievement of being second place winner in the district." The article on the reverse side is entitled "Watauga Acts to Seek Larger Line" and discusses the city's attempt to "install a larger trunk line as part of the city's water supply."
[Newspaper Article Entitled "Haslet Puts On Sunday Best"]
Newspaper clipping with an article entitled "Haslet Puts On Sunday Best." The article goes on to explain the judging taking place in Haslet, Texas as part of the Texas Community Improvement Program: "Haslet is one of four finalists of 303 entries in the program sponsored by the Texas Agricultural Extension Service." The photograph in the corner shows Mrs. Maud Anna Ritchey presenting flowers to the three judges of the competition.
[Newspaper Article Entitled "Tarrant's Own Podunk (Haslet Among Top 4 in Improvement"]
Newspaper clipping with an article entitled "Tarrant's Own Podunk (Haslet) Among Top 4 in Improvements." This article goes through the improvements that Haslet made during the competition different communities entered into to see who could improve their towns the most. Mrs. E. R. Lewis is the main spokeswoman in this article and she says that "families are starting to move back to Haslet," after the community got smaller due to Fort Worth's growth.
[Newspaper Article from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, November 21, 1996]
Newspaper clipping with an article entitled "Small country town keeps legends" printed above a large photograph of an old home built in "1880 from donations from local political candidates and was used as a church and Masonic lodge." The article itself details the history of the town itself, where it got its name, and general events that had taken place over the years. There are other articles on the reverse side of the clipping, one entitled "Police warn of 'inheritance' scam as Fort Worth retiree swindled" and another "Body of stabbing victim found in burning house."
[Newspaper Article Saying Haslet was Buying a Pumper Truck]
Newspaper article saying Haslet, Texas was buying a new pumper truck; there are three photographs on the paper that depict the volunteers of the department, the hose brigade, and the Haslet Fire Hall. The text in the article describes the formation of the department and a short paragraph about the Newark Volunteer Fire Department.
[Newspaper Clipping Advertising the Haslet High School Homecoming]
Newspaper clipping of an article advertising a homecoming celebration for all "former graduates and teachers of Haslet High School." The last sentence says that the following school year "the school will become part of a consolidated district with Justin and Rhome."
[Newspaper Clipping Concerning the Haslet Mayor]
Newspaper clipping of an article written by Jim W. Jones about the Haslet, Texas mayor Will A. Shaw becomming "city attorney in his neighboring town, Blue Mound."
[Newspaper Clipping Entitled "Airport site neighbors surprised"]
Newspaper clipping of an article written by Mark S. Leach concerning the placement of a new airport near Haslet, Texas. The article discusses the opposition to the proposed airport: "Keller Mayor Nick Powell said the proposal "magnifies our concerns of air safety and noise"."
[Newspaper Clipping Entitled "Haslet to Honor Prodding Grandma for Contest Help"]
Newspaper clipping with a an article entitled "Haslet to Honor Prodding Grandma for Contest Help." The author of this article, Jim W. Jones, says that the grandma will be honored for "prodding that town into taking first in the district and fourth in the state in a community self-betterment contest." The woman's name is Lallie Lewis and she is receiving her own appreciation day.
[Newspaper Clipping for Dealous Witt Moon, Jr.'s Funeral Services]
Newspaper clipping of an article entitled: "Rites Today for Boy Car Victim." The article describes the accident that took place along the highway where Dealous Witt Moon Jr. was killed by a swerving car.
[Newspaper Clipping from Haslet's Carnival]
Newspaper clipping with a photograph of two children in fake crowns; the caption on the bottom reads: "Haslet's Carnival king and queen, Pam Lewallen and Danny Tollett were crowned Saturday night during the annual PTO Halloween Carnival."
[Newspaper Clipping from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram]
Newspaper clipping discussing the upcoming city council meeting in Haslet, Texas; "Will A. Shaw, will preside at the session in the town's fire hall."
[Newspaper Clipping from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, December 9, 1985]
Newspaper clipping of an article discussing the expansion of an Arlington six-lane road; the road would disrupt Al Taub's "stone house - complete with outside fountains, waterfalls, curved bridges and Japanese fish." The article on the reverse side deals with the aid collected by the population of Haslet, Texas: "Directly and indirectly, the people of Haslet have raised $65,000 for a 3-year-old girl who needs a costly liver transplant."
[Newspaper Clipping from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, March 21, 1974]
Newspaper clipping with an article entitled "Woman Angry Aout Haslet No-Water Bill." The article goes on to describe Mrs. Alice Laird and her anger over being charged "a minimum water bill of $12.50 a month on each of two rent houses that aren't using any water."
[Newspaper Clipping from the North County Messenger, June 25, 1981]
Newspaper clippings from the North County Messenger with a photograph of Betty Young standing in front of "Haslet's new Community Center." The note below the photograph says the center had been funded through federal funds which also funded road construction nearby. There is another photograph on the reverse side showing a woman pointing something out to three children. The second clipping has an article entitled "Multi-purpose Community Center" describing the newly built community center in Haslet, Texas.
[Newspaper Clipping of a Buffalo Killing at Staley Place]
Newspaper clipping showing the buffalo killings that took place at Staley Place near Haslet, Texas. The article is entitled "It Takes Real Cowboys for This" and has a large photo of the men working with one of the buffalo carcasses as well as a picture of the "bull of the herd, photographed after he had given his handlers a tough battle in the ranch's corral."
[Newspaper Clipping of an Article About Delton Sewell]
Newspaper clipping of an article honoring Haslet's fire chief, Delton Sewell, after he was awarded "Tarrant County Fire Chief of the Year." The article describes his work and his history of involvement with Bell Helicopter and his being the chief of the volunteer Haslet Department.
[Newspaper Clipping of an Article in the Star-Telegram]
Newspaper clippings of an article in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, written by Diane Wolfe. The article discusses one of the stories behind the way Haslet, Texas received its name: "When he gave Santa Fe workers the good word, one turned to another and said, "Mahoney has let the railroad come through," thus naming the farming community." The second clipping tells of Roger Cloud's opinions of the growing development in Haslet: "Development is creeping up on Haslet." Finally, the third clipping goes into more detail about the city's expansion and the opinions against the growth: "You really don't worry about it (growth) but you know it will change."
[Newspaper Clipping of Facts About Haslet, Texas]
Newspaper clipping with a number of facts about the town of Haslet, Texas. Each fact listed contains information about the city's finances, population, and a list of the city officials/personnel.
[Newspaper Clipping on an Article by Mark S. Leach]
Newspaper clipping written by Mark S. Leach entitled "In [Haslet], firefighting is burning desire" printed in bold ink. This article details the volunteer Haslet Fire Department including its new fire truck, and the typical work that it does: "During the summer, the department may put out as many as 20 grass fires a month."
[Newspaper Clipping Referencing Bill Courington]
Newspaper clipping concerning the recent hiring of Bill Courington as pastor of Haslet Baptist Church. Courington is a "graduate of Mississippi College, and will enroll to work toward a BD at Southwestern Seminary."
[Newspaper Clipping Showing Haslet City Officials in Austin]
Newspaper clipping with a photograph of some of the Haslet city officials visiting the Texas House of Representatives in Austin, Texas. The caption below the photograph says that the group "flew to the capitol Thursday morning, observed the legislature, and had lunch in the Speaker's apartment with Lewis and his wife." Below this the names of the people are listed from left to right.
[Newspaper Clipping Showing the Haslet Fire Department]
Newspaper clipping with a photograph of the volunteers of the Haslet Fire Department; this department was acknowledged as "Fire Department of the Year." The caption below the picture describes the award ceremony and lists the name of the volunteers from left to right: "Delton "Dale" Sewell...Mayor O. M. Cowart...David Kennedy, Billy Hodges, Dorothy Northington, Ike Pryor, and Ora Luke."
[Newspaper Clipping with a Metro Report by Jim W. Jones, January 7, 1974]
Newspaper clipping with an article written by Jim W. Jones about a lightening strike that "knocked out the electric pump on the water well."
[Newspaper Clipping with a Photograph of the Future Haslet Post Office]
Newspaper clipping with a large photograph of men working on the parking lot at the new Haslet Post Office in Haslet, Texas; the caption underneath the photograph explains its opening date and the planned celebration. There is a long article printed on the reverse side of this photograph.
[Newspaper Clipping with Two Articles from February 4, 1971]
Newspaper clipping with two articles one entitled "Haslet Has First Garbage Service" and the other "U.S. Messes Up Haslet Census." The article on the left discusses the implementation of Haslet's first garbage collection service; the article on the right says that the "U.S. Census Bureau announced in Washington that Haslet's population is 2,276."
[Newspaper Clippings from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, August 23, 1992]
Two newspaper clippings discussing the town of Haslet, Texas; these two clippings talk about the actions of David Rogers who was "the closest thing Haslet has to a city manager." The second clipping furthers this description of his job and routine as well as the expected boom Haslet was expected to, and in some ways already had, experience.
[Newspaper Headline for a Soldier Receiving a Medal]
Newspaper clipping of an article entitled: "Bronze Star is Awarded to Vet for War Exploits." The article says that Hewitt C. Laird won the Bronze Star for "heroic achievement" during World War II in Germany. The photograph shows Captain John R. Beneventi attaching the medal to Laird's chest.
[Notice of Election for Haslet, Texas]
Notice of Election for the city of Haslet, Texas, acknowledging the accuracy of an article published in Quad Town Community News: "a true and correct copy of said published notice."
[Photograph from a 1954 Organizational Meeting for the Haslet Fire Department]
Photograph taken from a 1954 organizational meeting that organized the Haslet Fire Department. The men in this picture are seated at a long table, most of them smoking, and discussing matters.
[Photograph from the Godbey 50th Wedding Anniversary]
Photograph taken at the wedding anniversary party for the Godbey's who were celebrating their 50th anniversary. This photo shows the couple and three other adults lined up next to a wall, all wearing either suits or dresses for the occasion.