100 Years Ago

Alvin Sun, October 10, 1919

n The belief prevails that a wave of the flu is to sweep the country this fall, and officials of every city in the nation are being asked to cooperate with the government by holding a city-wide cleanup. Every resident is asked to gather up all the tin cans and other rubbish that has accumulated around their premises and put it where the city’s wagon can come collect it. Remember the dates Oct. 17 and 18. Cut this article out and pin it on your wall lest you forget.  

n Two of our county offices are held by women and another one has announced as a candidate. Bless ‘em, we don’t blame them a bit. The males have been doing the bossing long enough, and the ladies can’t possibly get things in a worst muddle than they are today. Anyhow, let’s give them a chance.

n D. C. Robinson has purchased the old Parker place on the corner of Sealy and Johnson and is having a new roof and a number of other needed improvements made before he occupies the residence.

50 Years Ago

Alvin Sun, October 9, 1969

n The New York Mets won the NL pennant last Monday, mostly on the strength of Nolan Ryan’s excellent seven innings of relief pitching.

n Prince Medical-Dental, Inc. has reached an agreement to acquire Alvin’s Gulf Coast Hospital, a 60-bed acute care general hospital constructed here in 1967. Prince currently owns and operates Park Place Hospital in Port Arthur, the Mid-Jefferson County Hospital in Nederland and will soon acquire the Winnie-Stovall Hospital at Winnie.

n Sherry L. Krause, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Krause of Rosharon, was promoted to private E-2 on completion of her basic training at the WAC Center in Ft. McLellan, Florida. Her promotion came two months earlier than is customary because she qualified as an outstanding trainee. Pvt. Krause graduated from Alvin High School in 1969.

25 Years Ago

Alvin Sun, October 9, 1994

n Jay Botter and his family are busy these days raising six pairs of emus on their 270-acre spread near town. They own a total of 50 exotic birds, including 30 rheas. These mating pairs are expected to produce approximately 150 chicks by early next year. The Botters will provide emu meat to a barbeque cook-off team at the Brazoria County Fair as well as the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. They hope to make arrangement with a café in Alvin to serve the meat as well.

n The Alvin High School Centennial Celebration kicks off Thursday, Oct. 13, with a parade and pep rally. Homecoming activities and the football game will follow at 7 p.m. in the stadium.

n Roy A. Gest, 77, passed away last Sunday at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center. He was a retired ironworker and a longtime employee of Briscoe Irrigation Company. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of the Catholic faith.  

 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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