100 Years Ago
Alvin Sun May 9, 1919
• Sunday is Mother’s Day, and area churches will be having appropriate services and programs. Wear flowers in your lapel to honor Dear Old Mom.
• Gould’s Laundry shut down last Saturday night and will move to Freeport.
• Dr. Winn is driving a new Lexington Six touring car, Miss Alice Blair has a new Dodge roadster, n J.L. Evans bought a new Dodge touring car and Mrs. Lige Booth is sporting a handsome new Overland Ninety.
n FOR SALE: Practically new Woodstock typewriter, very reasonable, can be seen at Mr. W. R. Stockwell’s office.
50 Years Ago
Alvin Sun, May 8, 1969
• Denny LeMaster, Astros pitcher, will open the Alvin Little League season at Optimist Park on Saturday.
• The Manvel PTA meeting for May featured Sid Lasher of Channel 11 as its guest speaker. Refreshments were provided by the Sixth Grade Mothers.
• Mr. and Mrs. Chester Dean celebrated their 50th anniversary this week at their home in Fairview. They were married in 1919 at the old Baptist Church in Alvin. Mrs. Dean was a longtime teacher, and the couple has lived in the same house for the past 50 years.
25 Years Ago
Alvin Sun, May 8, 1994
• AHS baseball coach Joey Kalmus lost his “hairbet” with his team, and allowed them to cut his hair. He had told them he would submit to their plan if the boys won the last two games of the season and made the playoffs.
• City Council approved the funding of $40,000 for repairs to the Alvin Fire Station. The public voted to include these repairs in a 1992 bond election.
• Members of the Alvin Museum Society wrote a letter to the editor, thanking members of the public for its response to the 2nd annual local-history calendar offered for sale by the Society.
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