Thursday, March 5, 2015

Interview with Charles Cronea

While reading some other genealogy sites and family trees, I ran across the following document. This was interesting and thought I'd share. Just click the "pop-out" option to open the pdf in a full window or tab. 

This is a PDF file containing an interview with Charles Cronea, written by Walter B. Stevens, special correspondent of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, and published in the book Through Texas in 1892. 

Thursday, February 26, 2015

A PDF file containing an interview with Charles Cronea, written by Walter B. Stevens, special correspondent of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, and published in the book Through Texas in 1892. 

Friday, December 19, 2014

Out of the past!

Out of the Past is right! Cleaning out emails and previously scanned items, I ran across this newspaper clipping that I must have not gotten around to posting.
Article Reads:

Out of High Island's Past
Once a flourishing motel, this relic of another era was also formerly a section house until the Santa Fe Railroad abandoned its High Island switch in 1948. The story of he interesting Gulf ....  once inhabited by Jean LaFitte's ap...  on Page One.

Below was written by Eunice Edgar:
Robert Lewis Sullivan built the ....
live in (Pooch)

Interesting indeed. If I come across the article while cleaning I will rescan to get the cut off side.
Have a happy holidays! Merry Christmas!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

John Wallace Edgar

Cleaning out while trying to stay cool this hot hot Texas Saturday and came across these cool old photos.

This is John Wallace Edgar.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

First place scrapbook competition

High Island Student Council won first in a scrapbook competition back in the day. I don't know about you all, but I don't know of any schools that have scrapbooking. Yearbooks I have heard of, but not scrapbooking. So I thought this was interesting. And of course, dad sponsoring all the way.

Hi. Student Council Wins First
The High Island High School Student Council won first place honors in the scrapbook competition at the Texas Association of Student Councils State Convention which was held at Fort Worth, Tx. April 26-29. The High Island Council also served on the State Resolution Committee and hosted a problem clinic conducted by sponsor, Wayne Edgar.

These were but a few of the accomplishments of the High Island Student Council for the 1977-78 school year. They were also elected to server as parliamentarian for District 17 and serve as co-host with Port Neches-Groves in conducting a New Officers and Sponsors workshop during the next school year. 

The 1977-78 officers who were instrumental in accomplishing the above honors are: President, Frank Barrow; Vice-President, Danny McVay; Secretary, Macky Walters; Treasurer, Deanna Robinson; and Parliamentarian, Johnny Nuber.

The 1978-79 officers who will take office May 2 are: President, Johnny Nuber; Vice-President, Deanna Robinson; Secretary, Wendi Fitch; Treasurer, Elsie Harris; and Parliamentarian, to be elected.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Pay Raise for Educators

This I thought was an interesting article. I'm not sure of the exact year. Even back in the day the Pay for Educators sucked!  Also, interesting that they name my great-grandfather as the State Education Commissioner. Who knew right. 

Article Reads: Pay Raise Conditions Are Told
AUSTIN (AP) - Texas public school teachers can get pay raises during the wage-price freeze only if they were at work before Aug. 15 or received advanced college degrees, State Education Commissioner J.W. Edgar said Monday. 
   Edgar said he had received word from Arnold R. Weber, director of the U.S. Cost of Living Council, that Texas must follow a CLC ruling issued Sept. 3. 

Class of 1967 - Valedictorian & Salutatorian

Look at these beautiful smart people........  Class of 1967 High Island Valedictorian, Gwen LaRive (Edgar) and Salutatorian, Jerry Smith.