The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on September 22, 1968 · Page 32
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The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas · Page 32

Freeport, Texas
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Sunday, September 22, 1968
Page 32
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10, Btamtti County, TliK DIIAZIOSPOHT FACTS, Freeport, Tftxas. Surtday, Sept,, 22, 1968 COUNTY YOUTH HOMES SOON TO BEGIN • CONSTRUCTION ON FIRST OF COTTAGES PKAIU.ANU IS NOW SERVED by an attractive Post Office Building geared to handle the growing volume of mail com- ing ami going at this bustling city on Brazoria County's northern boundaries. The Drazorla County Youth Homes, Inc. celebrated Its first anniversary during the past year. The organization, which Is an agency of!the Brazoria County United Fund, is presently looking forward to a permanent facility to be located on Highway 36 between Jones Creek and Freeport. Administrator Rev. Carroll Allen reports that approximately 5" children of Brazoria County have been cared for since operations began. About 10 of those children were placed prior to records being kept. Of the 47 that records were kept on, 36 were placed by the Brazoria County Child Welfare and the remainder by the County juvenile officer, the courts, or by one of the local law enforcement agencies. There have been 25 boys and 22 girls with an average age of nine years old stay ing at the agency. The average length of stay has been three months We Proudly Look Forward To NEW HORIZONS For The Past Nine Years!! ASSETS / I960 $1,065,840.00 $1,040,237.00 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 $2,071,391.00 $2,843,207.00 $3,397,240.00 $4,505,227.00 $5,343,011.00, $6,074,^697.87 $9,094,943.96 WE SALUTE THE RAPID GROWTH OF PEARLAND AND IRAZORIA COUNTY. MAY WE CONTINUE TO GROW TOGETHER... Pearlond State Bank PEARLAND, TEXAS Mr. Novasard P.O. Box 66 Each depositor liuurad lo MKOOO 11011*1 WfOKt IM1UUNCI Our Thanks To The People Of Brazoria County, Our many friends and customers for making each of our years here more prosperous and enjoyable than the last... ,<^ • v,v.v.v.'.*« 1 L-J'i:... .'AA&*»-* *•*. UW JACOI 6IIAID •IIISKA and 10 days. Youtli Homes Is presently operating Its lionu> In Freeport at full capacity with 13 children and eight employees. During the past year, one of the outstanding events has been the donation ot 21 acres 01 land on Highway 36 by Mrs. R. E. L. Stringfellow In memory of her late husband. This land will be used as a permanent site for the agency's new facilities. The Doord of Directors has approved plot plans lor cottage type buildings to be built at tills location. The floor plans and basic building design call i<>r |2chll- dren per cottage. Construction is due to beriln on the first collage within the next two or three wueks. The goal of the bulldlnc committee is to have three cottages, an administration building ami a central supply building completed by August, 1909. Early in 1%9, there will bo a capital funds campaign to raise money for this purpose. Funds are already being collected through donations and there Is enough money to begin building the cottage, the liev. Allen reported. The Itev, Allen called attention to the fact that the operating budget of the Ura- zorla County Youth Homes Is supplied through the DrazorU County United Fund and the Urawrla County Child Wei- tare. He said that local people supply many needed Items and services for the children. These Include clothing, personal articles, school supplies, birthday parties, out- Inns and money. . A memorial fund has been established and a number of people have sent memorial gifts to the agency on various occasions, Kov. Allen reported. A card of recognition Is sent to the designated persons and this Is placed Inthe permanent bank of memorials, lie Handicapped people receiving training and jobs from agency ANGLETON - Handicapped people In Drazorla County need not worry about becoming a burden on society — an agency Is working here to train them to become productive. The Vocational Rehabilitation Division of the Texas Education Agency established an office here In October 1907 to serve Urazoria, Wharton, and Matagorda Counties. TEA Counselor Jack W. Nash said, "Our job here Is to arrange for the training of handicapped people so they can function as an asset to the community rather than be a detriment." N'asli and his fellow staff member.' David Stanley, attempt to contact the businesses In the area that might be willing to train the handicapped and ultimately place them in a job. "Since we opened the of- flce In Angleton last October we have placed 08 handicapped persons in jobs," Hash said. "However," he said, "we have over 400 cases to serve and our office Is still too small to provide the very best In service to these people." Nash said he was In the process of requesting the assignment of two more counselors for the three-county area. , Actually the office serves more than the average of 400 cases when the Inmates of ttie three area prison farms are considered. Nash said, "With them considered, we serve several thousand people here." He said vocational education teachers from Drazosport Junior College and Alvln Junior College are helping train the prisoners in various vocational skills. "One of our real big problems here Is the tremendous amount of paper work Involved. The processing of our cases takes much of our time and leaves less time for contact work," Nash said. The office works closely In conjunction with other offices In the counties and state. Nash said. "We have n re- feral system that ties our office closely with the Social Security Administration. State Industrial Accident Hoard, the public schools, juvenile officers, child welfare officers, and the State U«|>artmenl of Public Welfare." "We also work closely with Gatesvlllo School for Hoys, local physicians and mental Institutions," he added. Nash said one program of the Vocational Rehabilitation Division Is providing educational grants to graduating high school seniors for c o 11 e B e study. He said, "Many kids have some sort of handicap that would not enable them to pass a physical examination to work in industry, but are capabl^ of working." "Those people can apply for grants to go to college Instead and economic need Is not a criteria for application," he .said. Prior to the location of the office here, the counselors worked out of the Galvcslon office, visiting hero about once a week. * ± • ^ilPl^S^^^^iiSjIlipJip^/ ".', AFTER FIVK YEARS OF DELAY, construction on the bridge over Bastrop Bayou onCK227, linking Brazos- port with the Hosklns Mound area, Is underway and running ahead of schedule. In the photo, at upper right, CR 227 points westward to Clute, dead-ending In FM 523; In foreground, the same road leads to HosMns Mound, — once the situ of Fn-eport Sulphur Co. activity, now a hu'ntlnt: and fishing wilderness with Industrial potential. The new bridge will be 1,321 fuel long and 28 feel wlilu, with a vertical clearance of 45 fevt and a horizontal clearance of 100 feet. Replacing the old one damaged h) Hurricane Carla, It will be high enough for Urges to pass underneath, should the urea develop Industrially. The center vertical supports and am)>ankments can be .seen taking shape on the HosUns Mound sldi*. GfNf lOiHft ANGLETON MILL fe» FEED CO ANGLETON •BAZORIA COUNTY PURINA CHOWS TEXAS Spaw-Glass Inc. has 3 BISD projects underway* Bess Bramien Klementary School at Lake Jackson, the new Brazoswood Senior High School at Clute, and the addition and alterations to the Freeport .Junior High School aro three of the eight school projects Spaw-Glass Inc. has under const ruction at this time. Along with the large and growing Brazosport Independent School District, Spaw- Glass Inc. has work under contract with the Cypress- Fairbanks Independent School District, Spring Branch Independent School District, the Spring Independent School District, and Houston Independent School District, Since Frank Glass, a Rice graduate and former mathematics professor, and I.outs Spaw, a Rice graduate and registered professional engineer, joined forces in January 1953, the Houston firm has for the last six years ranked In the top half of the -100 largest construction companies In the United States. The company now employs some 400 employees from the Gulf Coast area. During this time, they have built approximately 120school^ buildings, 35 churches, four hospitals, I he Civic Center and Exhibition Hall and Hie Miller Memorial Outdoor Theater for the City of Houston, a high- rise office building for the Fluor Corp., Trader Vic's and Brennan's Restaurants, KHTV-39 studio and transmitter station, JohnSealyOut- patient Hospital In Galveston, *» ' Fannln Medical Building, and the new First Mortgage Co. building on Allen Parkway, T. F. Glass Jr., president, said, "To a company intern on growth through service lor and with the community in which it works, It Is sincerely exciting for us to work in the Bra/osport area." BRAZOSPORT'S MOST COMPLETE RENTAL STORE * Con tractors Equipment and Tools 'Reducing Equipment * Hospital Equipment * Party Goods *AII types House hold items 2001 Bridgeport Blvd 3-5418

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