100 Years Ago
Alvin Sun, November 21, 1919
n Lt. Charles Rudd, brother of our AHS principal Miss Madge Rudd, has been killed in an airplane crash in California. Miss Rudd left on the night train for Temple, where her parents and family reside and where the body is being shipped for burial. Lt. Rudd attended Rice Institute and played right end for the eleven during 1915-1917, until he joined the aviation services.
n All ex-soldiers, sailors and Marines are requested to meet at City Hall on Saturday night at 7:30 for the purpose of organizing a local post of the American Legion.
n A pie social will be held at the Chigger School on Friday night, hosted by the Chigger Society. A big program of many entertaining numbers will be given, and a unique feature of the fun will be the famous game recently introduced into America from England, known as “cock fighting.” Ladies are requested to bring pies, and men and boys should bring pockets full of money. The proceeds will be used for a Christmas tree. Come and have a jolly good time.
50 Years Ago
Alvin Sun, November 20, 1969
n WE NEED YOU: The Sun now has a position open for a mature person to work in the advertising department. A woman with some artistic ability preferred, but our personnel will train a steady, interested person. Car necessary. Pay is good. Position is permanent. Apply in person at our office on East Sealy Street.
n A group of citizens from Alvin and Pearland met with Brazoria County commissioners last Monday in an effort to clean up the compost dump north of the city. The 26-acre property on CR 144 has been burning materials for several months, sending smoke and dust and foul odors over the city. It was decided the group should file an official complaint with the State Air Pollution Board in Austin, requesting they investigate the dump.
n At the weekly meeting of the Alvin Elks 2403 on Tuesday, Exalted Ruler Phil Kennedy gave special mention to Brothers Bob Gray, Jim Schlemmer, Jim Van Ness and Charlie Summers for erecting the flagpole at the lodge. Special thanks also went to Dick Guilliams and Bill Syms for installing floodlights to illuminate the flag.
25 Years Ago
Alvin Sun, November 20, 1994
n Connie Watson, 37, was arrested and jailed in connection with the shooting death of a man Nov. 3. She was charged with murder after confessing that she shot Kenneth Lester, of the same address, in the head with a 12-gauge shotgun about 4:45 a.m. on Tuesday. She said Lester had beat her up the night before, and she was “tired of all the beatings.”
n FOR SALE: Three bedroom house with fenced yard, nice trees and vinyl siding for low maintenance. 216 McLemore Street. Priced at only $42,900. Call A-Z Realty at 331-4427.
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