Dots From Dubach

The Gazette December 24, 1902 Thinking that a few dots from this place would be of interest to some of your readers, I will try to give you a few items. We have a nice, quiet little village, composed of good business men; and a fine school conducted by Prof. Still and his able assistant, … Continue reading Dots From Dubach

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Bernice Dots #31

Bernice Historical Society Bernice Dots #31 By Cathy Buckley In the early 1960’s the Bernice Industrial Development Corporation was developed in Bernice with the hope of attracting new businesses to help the town grow.  Dr. W.C. Reeves served as president of BIDCO during its earliest years and the group sported a membership of 85 members … Continue reading Bernice Dots #31

District Court

The Gazette December 17, 1902 District court was in session a few hours Monday and Tuesday, and then for lack of business adjourned until Friday. There were only five cases on the criminal docket pending trial, in three of which the District Attorney entered a nolle posequi. They were State vs. John Grimes, retailing liquor … Continue reading District Court

Foot Ball

The Gazette December 17, 1902 The game of foot ball is being carried to ridiculous extremes by the students of many universities and colleges of the country; and it is high time that the faculties of those institutions were calling a halt in that direction. Outdoor games or exercises of some sort are not only … Continue reading Foot Ball

Bernice Dots #24

Bernice Historical Society Bernice Dots #24 By Cathy Buckley An article appeared in the September 5, 1948 Dallas Morning News entitled, “Pastor’s Prayer Finds Faith Kept”.  The article told the story of Reverend Henry Washington Jordan, whose first pastorate was at the Bernice United Methodist Church in 1923. “On November 1, 1923 I took charge … Continue reading Bernice Dots #24

Bernice Dots #23

Bernice Historical Society Bernice Dots #23 By Cathy Buckley The air war against Germany led by the 8th Air Force dropped almost 5,000,000 bombs and destroyed almost 16,000 enemy aircraft.  A Bernice pilot would go down in history as being the American who shot down the last Nazi fighter plane on April 25, 1945.  Hilton … Continue reading Bernice Dots #23

Bernice Dots #21

Bernice Historical Society Bernice Dots #21 By Cathy Buckley 1940 - 1941 Bernice began its 41st year with both excitement and sadness.  The town had a reputation from its earliest years of being a town where drunkenness often ended badly for the consumer of such substances.  On this particular night a 25 year old resident … Continue reading Bernice Dots #21

District Court

The Gazette November 26, 1902 Last week's session of district court was "short and sweet," occupying only a portion of two days -- Monday and Friday. In addition to our last report, the following business was transacted: In suit of village of Bernice vs. Wm. F. Cox, on charge of retailing liquor without license, the … Continue reading District Court