The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on December 21, 1960 · Page 2
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The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas · Page 2

Freeport, Texas
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Wednesday, December 21, 1960
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Page 2 ' THE BRAZOSPORT PAOT3 OBSERVATIONS: Brazosport «nd Brazoria County. Texas, W*d , December 21, i960 Sah Luis Once Thriving Port Tow , n nAarwit atTttiaftxT *u~ .u .-*.... ..... ? ^^^* By H. BASCOM SIMPSON San Luis, once a rival port ol Galveston Inland and Velasco on the Brazos River some 120 years ago, had a brief hopeful outlook during about five of the years that Texas was a republic. It's future at one time looked good enough that the secretary of the navy for the Republic of Texas ordered the removal of the navy yards from Galveston to San Luis. Ships from various ports of the United States and from Germany and England visited the little port to take on cotton in particular. A boat from the town of Brazoria called at this port as well as at Velasco and Galveston. Old documents indicate that the town thrived between 1839 and 1S44. It was not only a resort but a business town where a stage coach regularly operated. Since there were no cars for transportation, (lie i m p r e s s i v e-looking coach, drawn by iiorses, was a principal means of getting from one place to another when people did not use their own horses, buggies and wagons. There was a wharf, warehouse, business buildings, a large hotel, and bright hopes for an expanding residential area righl nt the sea which, it was reasoned, would attract many newcomers, Two newspapers, San Luis Advocate and San Luis Times, slarted publications in the booming little town. An advertisement quoted ferry rates across San Luis Pass to Galveston to be 62*4 cents per person; $1.37% for a man and horse (horseback-rider); $2 for a man with wagon and horse; and $1.50 per head for cattle. But the glow of hopeful prosperity soon died. The cause you • can easily guess, because some oilier promotions, where allowances were not sufficiently made for Gulf hurricanes and erosions from waves of the sea, have been disappointments, usually accompanied by considerable financial losses. Some change occurred in the seashore line and the pass was filled with sand and sediment so that the once port town of promise • now mostly lies burried in a : watery grave, with a few exca- ; vations of materials and a land- i mark or two as mute reminders | of what shifting seas and shiftin f sands, occasioned largely by de| vasting hurricanes, can do to . j some of man's hopeful ambitions. : However, the San Luis Pass area at the north-east end of ; Surfside Beach, is not forgotten. For the past several year's'it has! been a subject of a number of news stories in connection with a proposed beach road to Galveston, with the building of a bridge across the pass as a part of the 'project. CHRISTMAS SPIRIT There is a cheerful Christmas spirit pervading the Erazosport area at this time, as is evidenced by the many Christmas decorations, Christmas music, exchange of gifts, and friendly visitations That's good. The various civic, church and home programs are being given in commemoration of the birth of Christ, the Savior of Miller Returned On Check Charges A former Brazosporter, A. L. Miller, was returned from an East Texas city Monday to face «*<•»'• -hnyr™, -!;.;., :„ n rn v ,.. Thomas' Justice Court in Clute and E. VV. Freeman's Justice Court in Freeport. Miller made $750 bond in a felony check charge filed in Thomas' Court, and was fined 566.10 including cost and mileage for his return on a misdemeanor check charge in the same Court Miller also paid off the check. Freeman reported that Miller paid three fines of $19.50 each including cost on hot check charges filed by L. E. Shaw in 1 Freeman's Court. Miller also paid off the bad checks. ifhe world, which took place some 1964 years ago in the little town of Bethlehem of Judea. At the office of the Brazosport Chamber of Commerce, Mrs. Roberta Rape and Miss Barbara Chamberlain planned to have a Christmas tree plainly in view fro-- the sidewalk, with every- thing about It being made from some of Dow's products. They are still looking for some special decorations that may be purchased. The tree is made of Styrofoam and the light bulbs are covered with chrystalized Styi-o- foam which makes them look like they are covered with snow. n Another unique tree may be seen Dow Vn™ n . iS A ral l°" bU , ilding of Dow Chemical Co. It is also made from Styrofoam. Jim Cope said the tree was made by Bill Campbell, a sculptor at Curtis Wright Associates in Houston, nt the request of the Texas Division. The tree is nine feet high and laboutjhree feet wide near the jbottons In the center is n «,_ nesiurt rod, around which is "a Styrofam cylinder. To this cylinir is attached carved and moulr>d Styrofoam sheets in the shaplpt petals which were baked in a|oven. This special treatment is shielding new for the Christ- mas tree make-up. Then there are many oilier trees in public places, ns well ,is in most every home, that arc indeed beiKitiful. INTERESTING ECHOES The stately pecan tree, found in ibnndance throughout m o st of Brazoria County, is the slate tree of Texas. Its official adoption as such grew out of ;> request uf fiov. James S. Hng B ihat a pcuan tree bo planlcd nt his Rravo. The Hogg mansion, given to the sta'o n number of years ago, is iic-ir West Columbia where it is visited by hundreds of people every year. The slate bird is the mockini>- d, recognized so aftho request of the Texas Fedora I ion 'If Women's Clubs. And, nf course, the stale flower is (ho Muobotmrl. There has been no official nrtnp lion by (he slate of any nnimal. !:nwovnr (he I,imt;lmin <v :led 'iy thp University of To:;;is; Ihc Mus- .ntiB ndopled bySMU, ami tho Horned Frog ndopled hy TCU arc -alhcr widely recognized as sperl- Ncrilly "Toxiin". REOARIHNR PKOI'LE T. E. BELLOW of BirmitiRton, \la. is visiting his sislcr MRS. K. S, O'NEAL and her husband of v recport. REV. ARCHIE W. FLEMING 'iid wife fnk-rlninccl members ,rf Imth llm Frroport and Velasco Mothmllsl choirs nt (ho cdu- c.iiliiiwi liulliiiiiK in Frceport •ifiir thp Christmas rnntnta wag twice presented Sunday. TI'03'(IHT I-'OK TODAY It is human nature for people to mil to hr well thought of. \Vo •irr encournsed when people say like to impress people, but we can carry seeking recognition too far, and sometimes may overlook Ihc nll-lmpnrtanl fact Ihnt hy helping and pleasing others we more nearly manifest a Christ- like ntliludc so doubly beneficial In our social and business relationships. ! 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