MidCounty Chronicle


MidCounty Chronicle


Founded by O. J. Wilkerson and W. L. Gunstream, the Chronicle began operation in Port Neches, Texas in 1932. This collection is a representation of some of the photographs that were printed in the Chronicle since its inception. This small collection is part of the Marion & Ed Hughes Public Library's archive collection.

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Cessac's Café
Cessac's Cafe opened in Port Neches about November 1955and was located at 1214 Port Neches Ave. in Port Neches, TX. It was owned by Mr. & Mrs. Joseph W. Cessac, residents of Nederland, Texas. The photograph was printed in an advertisement in the…

Open House Held
Open House Held -- Hundreds of friends and customers of the McNeill Insurance agency in Nederland visited the new building above Tuesday when open house was held. The building is one of the finest in the Midcounty area.

Christmas Spirit
Christmas Spirit -- Walling Dairy in Nederland is all dressed up for Christmas, featuring one of the outstanding Christmas Scenes in the Midcounty area this year. The large fence which encloses the dairy property is lined with huge bells and hundreds…

S.A.E.-- Beauty
S.A.E.--Beauty -- The nation's welfare and safety depends on oil--or so says all the petroleum industries' news releases for Oil Progress Week now being observed throughout the United States. At the Pure Oil Co.'s Smiths Bluff Refinery these two…

Schooner Opening
Schooner Opening -- Pictured above are the dignataries who participated in the opening ceremony of the New Schooner, Tuesday afternoon. Pictured left to right are: Gus Glemos, of Mobile, Ala, who presented the ornate cake, Senator Jep Fuller, Mayour…

Baptist Church, Nederland
Church was located on Boston Avenue and was dedicated on 24 May 1936. It is believed the photo was taken about May 1936. This was the third building for the congregation and was used from 1936 to 1955. Church had a seating capacity of 500 in the main…

Rev. Fred B. Hardy Honored Sunday
Honored Sunday -- The Rev. Fred B.Hardy, (seated, second from left,) was honored with a communitywide reception Suday, by the St. Charles Catholic Church parish in Nederland at the church recreation hall. A longtime parish priest in Nederland and…

Bazaar Queen
From Photo Caption: "Bazaar Queen -- Miss Beverly Hanks is crowned as queen of the St. Charles bazaar at the recreation hall in Nederland Saturday night. Crowning the queen is Miss Beverly Stephens, last year's ball queen. Pictured also is Miss…

Nederland's New School Building
Photograph of new Nederland High School taken about the time of it's dedication. When a new high school was built in 1952, this building became Langham Elementary.

Nederland High School
Photograph of new Nederland High School taken about the time of it's dedication

Margaret Leysath
Article begins "Three Candidates --- The three girls in the pictures above will vie for queen of MidCounty fair." Specific photo is of Margaret Leysath, Nederland High School majorette. The queen's contest was sponsored by the Midcounty Jaycees.

Westernaires -- Pictured above is the 22-member precision drill team of Nederland High School, the "WESTERNAIRES." This group with colorful costumes, will add special entertainment to halftime activities of the Nederland football games. Pictured left…

Nederland High School Sponsor and Maids, 1946
Front row: Willie Mae Broussard, Theresa Concienne, Sponsor: Joyce Hanchett. Top row: Mildred Sumerow, Elaine Sandlin, Dorothy Brady, Jewel Jones

Nederland High School Sponsor and Maids, 1947
Left to right: Wanda Spears, Laquetta Wiegman, Bernice St. Clair, Jewel Jones (sponsor), Willie Mae Broussard, Betty Markham, Joyce Hanchett

Nederland High School Yell Leaders, 1946
According to the 1946 Pilot, candidates for yell leader demonstrated before the students who had assembled in the gym. Voting was done by secret ballot in each home room. Chief function of the yell leaders was to lead in the backing of the football…

Nederland High School Cheer Leaders, 1947
Photo also found in the 1947 Pilot

Nederland High School Cheer Leaders, 1947
Left to right: Jim Newberry, Irene Cessac, Wanda Jo Vinson, John "Doc" Willey

Nederland High School Cheerleaders, 1955
Six Nederland Girls -- The Cheerleaders for the Bulldogs say that the Canines will win for the second year in a row over the Indians Friday night. The six girls above will lead the Nederland cheering section Friday night. Left to right in the picture…

Nederland Footbabll Sweetheart
Nederland Football Sweetheart -- Mary Ellen Concienne is shown receiving a bouquet of roses from Terry Brown, president of Nederland's High School student council, following her coronation as football sweetheart during half-time activities of the…

New Trustee Sworn In
New Trustee Sworn In -- Lowell O. Morgan, standing at left in picture above, was sworn in for an initial three-year term on the Nederland school board at a reorganization meeting of the trustees Monday night. Seated are the board officers who were…
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