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Oral History Interview with Reverend Matias Garcia Rodriguez, January 16, 1998

Description: Interview with Matias Garcia Rodriguez, the reverend for Calvary Baptist Church, from Kerrville, Texas. Rev. Rodriguez discusses the history of Mexico as it relates to Texan history, including stories about his great-grandfather, Jose Policarpo "Polly" Rodriguez, an early pioneer of the Texas Hill Country. He goes through his own family history, family stories, his service in WWII, his education, and the people and places in Kerrville.
Date: 1998
Creator: Rector, William & Rodriguez, Matias Garcia
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Martha R. Johnson, June 6, 1998

Description: Interview with Martha R. Johnson, owner of the popular Raleigh House Restaurant, from Kerrville, Texas. Mrs. Johnson discusses the origins and establishment of her restaurant, which was named after her husband, Raleigh White Johnson. She described the success of the restaurant and her experiences running it for 34 summers.
Date: June 6, 1998
Creator: O'Hara, Kathy & Johnson, Martha Robinson
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Josephine (Dodo) Tobin Schreiner Parker, July 15, 1998

Description: Interview with Josephine (Dodo) Tobin Schreiner Parker, great-granddaughter of Captain Charles A. Schreiner, from Kerrville, Texas. Mrs. Parker delves into her famous great-grandfather's story, including his key role in the settling of Kerr County and Kerrville. She briefly mentions the presence of Tuberculosis in Kerrville, the local Cattleman's Association, being princess in the Battle of Flowers, and singing in the USO in New York.
Date: July 15, 1998
Creator: Stacy, William G. & Parker, Josephine Tobin Schreiner
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Clyde Jones, April 5, 1999

Description: Interview with Clyde Jones, former part-owner of Kerrville's first radio station, KERV, from Kerrville, Texas. Mr. Jones discusses how he came to the area and his involvement with radio station, as well as some of the challenges he and his crew encountered. He also talks about his work with the Mental Health and Retardation Center at the Kerrville State Hospital. Mr. Jones briefly discusses his band, The Poverty Playboys.
Date: April 5, 1999
Creator: Snodgrass, Clarabelle; Bethel, Ann & Jones, Clyde
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Clarabelle Barton Snodgrass, August 25, 1999

Description: Interview with Clarabelle Barton Snodgrass, vice-chair of the Kerr County Historical Commission from Kerrville, Texas. Mrs. Snodgrass talks about growing up on a primitive ranch, struggling to survive during the Depression, meeting and marrying her husband, their family, their involvement with music, and her efforts to preserve the history of Kerr County. She also briefly discusses the honors and awards her volunteer work has earned her. Pages 2-13 include a written statement by Miles Abernathy Lowrence, Clarabelle's maternal great-uncle.
Date: September 25, 1999
Creator: Bethel, Ann & Snodgrass, Clarabelle
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Wanda Marie Fannin Henderson, October 27, 1999

Description: Interview with Wanda Marie Fannin Henderson resident of Kerrville, Texas. She mentions that her husband Temple Henderson's ancestors came to Kerr County from Tennessee. Mrs. Henderson relates how she ended up in Kerrville, focusing on her family history and immediate family's various activities, including 4-H and other agricultural activities. She mentions her childhood asthma, identifies local businesses and areas of interest, and details her involvement in the community. Prior to the interview transcript is a written memoir by Mrs. Henderson.
Date: October 27, 1999
Creator: Bethel, Ann & Henderson, Wanda Fannin
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Waldean McDougall Groff, February 15, 2001

Description: Interview with Waldean McDougall Groff, a member of the sheep and goat industry from Kerrville, Texas. Mrs. Groff describes her, career as a dance and acrobatics teacher, as well as her involvement in the mohair and wool industry. She shares the details of her activity in the National Wool Growers Association, Texas Sheep & Goat Raisers, and her instrumental help in moving the National Make-It-With-Wool organization to Kerrville. She also briefly covers her immediate family history.
Date: February 15, 2000
Creator: Bethel, Ann; Snodgrass, Clarabelle & Groff, Waldean McDougall
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Louis Heimann, Jr., August 3, 2000

Description: Interview with Louis Heimann, Jr., a former bus driver from Kerrville, Texas. Mr. Heimann tells the extensive story of his 40+ year career as a Kerrville Bus Company driver. His anecdotes include stories of drunk passengers, dead passengers, epileptic passengers, passengers who gave birth, passengers who fought, . He briefly mentions his service in the Coast Guard. He also discusses the flood of 1932, the religious community of Kerrville, and identifies local businesses.
Date: August 3, 2000
Creator: Snodgrass, Clarabelle; Bethel, Ann & Heimann, Louis, Jr.
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with George Allen Holekamp, September 27, 2000

Description: Interview with George Allen Holekamp, a rancher and descendant of Kerr County settlers from Kerrville, Texas. Mr. Holekamp details his family's history in Kerr County. He mentions that his ancestors included farmers, ranchers, and shingle-makers. He and his wife Mary Virginia Stevens are still involved in ranching and community activities, and their legacy continues on with their children. In his stories of ranching, he discusses ranchers' struggles with screwworm infestations and Brucellosis (Bang's Disease), the Bracero program, the Rural Electrification Association, and the Sheep and Goats Raisers Auxiliary.
Date: September 27, 2000
Creator: Bethel, Ann; Snodgrass, Clarabelle; Holekamp, George Allen & Holekamp, Mary Virginia
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Robert and Dalene Reagan, August 28, 2001

Description: Interview with Robert Reagan and his wife, Dalene Comparette Reagan, a couple with strong local historical family roots, from Kerrville, Texas. Mrs. Reagan delves into the history of Kerrville Telephone Company, which was co-founded by her great-grandfather, Dale Comparette. Mr. Reagan discusses his family history, including his connection to Admiral Chester Nimitz. The couple also talk about their childhood memories of Kerrville while it was still a small town.
Date: August 28, 2001
Creator: Bethel, Ann; Snodgrass, Clarabelle; Reagan, Robert & Reagan, Dalene Comparette
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Transcript of Oral History Interview with Maria Silva Ayala Garza, December 1, 2009

Description: Interview with Maria Silva Ayala Garza, descendant of Mexicans born in Mexican territory that is now in Texas, from Kerrville, Texas. Mrs. Garza talks about her family's history in the area before it became incorporated into Texas. She also talks about growing up in Kerrville, as well as local people and places. Included in the interview are pictures of Mrs. Garza and her family, on pages 28-32.
Date: December 1, 2009
Creator: Collins, Francelle Robison; Rhodes, Laura & Garza, Maria Silva Ayala
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Transcript of Oral History Interview with Elaine Carol Haufler Scogin, May 3, 2011

Description: Interview with Elaine Carol Haufler Scogin, the descendant of German immigrants, from Kerrville, Texas. Mrs. Scogin talks about her family's German heritage, her husband's service in World War II, local places and people, and her work as a secretary / bookkeeper / office manager for well known Kerrville businesses. The interview transcript includes pictures of Mrs. Scogin and her family, on pages 39-43.
Date: May 3, 2011
Creator: Collins, Francelle Robison; Stephens, Louis & Scogin, Elaine Carol Haufler
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Transcript of Oral History Interview with Raul Rodriguez Arreola, November 28, 2011

Description: Interview with Raul Rodriguez Arreola, a former postal worker from Kerrville, Texas. Mr. Arreola talks about growing up in the area, local places and people, serving in the Gideons, and working at the Post Office. Mr. Arreola's second wife, Irene, was present for the interview and makes a comments throughout. The interview transcript includes pictures of Mr. Arreola, his family, and the community, on pages 28-35.
Date: November 28, 2011
Creator: Collins, Francelle Robison; Stephens, Louis & Arreola, Raul Rodriguez
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission