100 Years Ago

Alvin Sun, August 15, 1919

n John Scruggs has sold his poultry business to F. Hutchins, Jr., of Cuero. He will be moving to Oklahoma.  He has been a resident of Alvin for nearly 10 years.

n The dry goods store of Uncle Tim Carlton, one of the oldest businesses in the city, has been purchased by O. G. Wellborn. The deal was closed on Wednesday. Carlton’s first store was located in the room now occupied by J. L. Evans, the grocer. Mr. Wellborn is not a stranger to Alvin shoppers, having previously owned a dry goods store in town after he purchased it from Stevens & Rowland.

n There is one thing that Freeport can thank the muddy roads in Angleton for. They kept the Alvin ball team from going over there Sunday and taking the scalp off the Sulphur Nine.

50 Years Ago

Alvin Sun, August 14, 1969

n Ed Parker, city marshall of Hillcrest Village since its inception five or six years ago, has resigned. B. L. Manry has been named to fill the unexpired term. Parker has been promoted to assistant principal at Alvin High School.

n City Council has signed a $30,800 contract with St. Regis Paper Co. for the purchase of paper bags for the collection of garbage. St. Regis had the lowest bid of 8 cents per bag. In other action, the council voted for the annexation of portions of Callaway Subdivision.

n FURNISHED 3 BEDROOM apartment, for couple or bachelor. No pets, no children. $80 per month, all bills paid. Located in the 200 block of East Coombs.

25 Years Ago

Alvin Sun, August 14, 1994

n The new school year starts Wednesday with a new dress code for all students. No hats will be allowed inside any buildings. Cut-offs, Spandex, gym shorts and pants worn below the hips without a belt or suspenders will not be allowed. Additionally, the hems of all shorts must be closer to the knee than to the top of the thigh.  

n Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at the college announces that booth spaces are now available for the upcoming ACC Balloon Fest. Each booth measures 10’ by 20’ and will cost $25 for both days. Contact John Keithley or Johanna Hume for further information.  

n Permits have been issued for renovations and remodeling of the Payless Shoe Source store and Shipley’s Donuts, both at 1701 Fairway. Another permit was issued for construction of a new convenience store and car wash at 503 W. Sealy.

This column is brought to you by your Alvin Museum Society, where Alvin’s history is kept alive for future generations.

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