Looking Back

100 Years Ago, October 4, 1918

Texas Will Stand By Her Own Flesh and Blood

By Governor W.P. Hobby.

Approximately 200,000 men have gone from Texas into various branches of the United States Army and Navy. These men must be fed and clothed and supplied with the necessary equipment for carrying forward to a successful culmination the task to which they have dedicated themselves, their lives and fortunes.

The work of maintaining an army of 200,000 men is a stupendous task, and the cost is in proportion.

75 years ago: October 1, 1943

New Port News

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Wilborn waited with Mrs. Wilborn’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Kiney, last Sunday.

Robert Halbrook has returned from the Graham hospital to his home in Olney. His condition is good. We are glad to report that word has been received from Pvt. Paul Halbrook, now serving overseas, that he is well and safe.

50 Years Ago, October 3, 1968

Fire Destroys Residence, Pickup Friday, Saturday

A residence and pickup were destroyed in separate first Friday night and Saturday afternoon.

In both instances, flames were out of control before the fires were reported to the fire department.

The residence, located at 1002 South Avenue C, was reported on fire at 4 p.m. Saturday by Mrs. Monty Givens, who lives south of the home. Flames had already broken through the roof on the southwest corner of the structure when firemen arrived.

25 Years Ago, October 7, 1993

Early November Voting Will Begin Wednesday

Early voting in the November 2 State Constitution Amendment election will begin Wednesday, Oct. 13 and continue through October


Early voting will be done Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Voters can go to the foyer at Olney city hall or in the basement of the courthouse in Graham.

The Olney Enterprise

213 E. Main St.
PO Box 577

Olney, Texas 76374

Phone: (940) 564-5558

Fax: (940) 564-3992