Grinning their approval of the appointment of Judge A.S. Broadfoot of Bonham as a replacement for the ousted South Texas judge, are of his daughters, Mrs. Bill Freeman of Dallas, and Mrs. W.C. Chance of Bonham and all of his grandchildren, Bill Feeman and Albert and Winston Chance. The appointment of Broadfoot to serve on the 79th District Court bench after the ousting of C. Woodrow Laughlin of Alice came as a big surprise to the family as well as the state. “When we heard the news we thought we were being kidded,” said two of his three daughters.

COMPILED AND EDITED By Micaela Hoops


Herald Democrat


SIXTY YEARS AGO


March 21, 1954


Grinning their approval of the appointment of Judge A.S. Broadfoot of Bonham as a replacement for the ousted South Texas judge, are of his daughters, Mrs. Bill Freeman of Dallas, and Mrs. W.C. Chance of Bonham and all of his grandchildren, Bill Feeman and Albert and Winston Chance.


The appointment of Broadfoot to serve on the 79th District Court bench after the ousting of C. Woodrow Laughlin of Alice came as a big surprise to the family as well as the state. "When we heard the news we thought we were being kidded," said two of his three daughters.


The daughters described their father as "an easy going, careful, thoughtful man." "He was a typical pipe smoker," said Mrs. Freeman. "He was fair and unbiased and I am sure that is why he was selected."


The Judge’s two daughters are tremendously proud of their father. "It is a great compliment to his honesty and integrity," said Mrs. Chance.


FIFTY YEARS AGO


March 21, 1964


Mrs. Mary Curtis and Miss Marie Louise Hagler, both of Sherman, received top honors here Monday in the Austin College Regional Art Exhibit on display.


Mrs. Curtis entry was an oil painting "Nina Con Flores," and Miss Hagler won with a water color "After the Shower." Both received a blue and gold ribbon award and $35 cash.


Entrants from Perrin AFB who won awards were Robin McFarland, Carols Ramirez, Wesley Woodson, Major J. A. Beaman, and Dale V. Mathis.



STAFF PHOTO — Pitcher Richie Thomas, wearing warmup jacket, greets David Yowell at the plate after the big outfielder slammed a bases-loaded homer Tuesday against the University of Dallas. Other Kangaroos left to right are Tom Dean, Eddie Marion, Mike Grizzard and Steve Blythe.


FORTY YEARS AGO


March 21, 1974


Wakefield School will have a "Grandparents Day." Grandparents of Wakefield students are invited to have lunch with their grandchildren and remain for an afternoon assembly program in their honor, according to Bill Scott, school principal.


Earlier in the week, students wrote essays entitled "My Grandparents." Judges will select the best essays to be read during the assembly.


Scott said the grandparents day is being held because "grandparents are still paying school taxes to operate our schools and get little recognition. "We are always open to parents and frequently give them special invitations to visit school but we never invite the older generation."


THIRTY YEARS AGO


March 21, 1984


A collection of Merritt Mauzey’s lithographs has been donated to Austin College and will be on display in the college’s Ida Green Gallery. The collection of 25 prints, now a permanent part of the college’s art collection, was donated by the family of the late Edith Handby McRoberts of Garland.


"Because of the way it reflects the history and values of this region, the Merritt Mauzey Collection is a significant addition to the college art collection," said AC president Harry E. Smith. "We are grateful to the family of Edith Hanby McRoberts for this generous gift."


Ms. McRoberts became interested in Mauzey’s work because it mirrored the scenes and values of her early life on the farm near Rockwall. She purchased 65 graphics from the 76-year-old artist shortly before his death in 1973.


TWENTY YEARS AGO


March 21, 1994


STAFF PHOTO — With the Denison High School prom only four weeks away volunteers are making the most of the spring vacation getting ready for the big night. Here volunteers, Christi Ratcliff, Missy Payne, Nicklaus Wallace and Cecil Payne paint backdrops.