-- Courier's History Corner -- A glimpse at some of Bandera County's history and how it was presented at the time.
A story from The Bandera New Era
October 16, 1941]
Newspaper copy courtesy Waverly Lewis
BANDERA PTA MEETS
The Bandera PTA will meet Tuesday night at the High School building for the regular meeting. Father's Night will be observed and all fathers are extended a special invitation to be present. The program planned includes special music by the band; invocation, "The Lord's Prayer;" topic for the day, "The Home in the National Picture;" study course topic, "The American Youth, The Farmer has a Son;" business followed by a social hour.
BANDERA COUNTY TSTA
The Bandera County Unit of the State Teachers' Association met in Bandera Monday night. To fill vacancies made by formerly elected officers having moved from the county, the following were elected: AK Briggs, president; MA Hatfield, vice-president; AA Nicholls, secretary.
Following the business period, Mr. John W. Sutherland and Mrs. ER Teel led in a general discussion of the 12 year plan for Texas schools, with special reference to the needs of Medina and Bandera. ...Since this plan is state-wide and will concern all schools, regardless of size, we urge each teacher in the county to attend the meeting in Medina on the second Monday of February.
We wish to express our appreciation for the music given by Mr. Conwill and the band as part of the program and to thank the Bandera Homemaking Department for a very attractive serving of punch and cookies during the social hour.
Following is a list of room mothers for the Bandera Public Schools for this year. The first name in each grade is chairman.
First grade- Mrs. WW Cardwell, Mrs. Vera Tracy, Mrs Erle Mansfield, Mrs. Vane Stevens, Mrs. WP Grisham.
Second Grade- Mrs. AK Briggs, Mrs. Frank Braden, Mrs. Les Short, Mrs. WJ Smart, Mrs. Walter Trenklebach.
Third and Fourth Grades- Mrs. Herman Thalmann, Mrs. Aggie Kutzer, Mrs. Ella Cox, Mrs. Bennie Schladoer, Mrs. Alvin Clark, Mrs. WA Plummer, Mrs BC Fleenor, Mrs. Howard Denson, Mrs. Ogle Hay.
Fifth Grade- Mrs. Fred Mansfield, Mrs. RW Meitzen, Mrs. GW Lynch, Mrs. Arthur Hayes.
Sixth Grade- Mrs. CH Brient, Mrs. Ashley Rugh, Mrs. Richard Trowbridge, Mrs. Oliver Enochs, Mrs. Sammie Stevens.
Seventh Grade- Mrs. EC Ray, Mrs. HV O'Bryant, Mrs. Jennette Hay, Mrs. Billie Burns.
Eighth Grade- Mrs. Ray Wyatt, Mrs. Nora Davenport, Mrs. Thomas Boyle, Mrs. Jeff Gray.
Ninth Grade- Mrs. LT Smith, Mrs. E. Lindner, Mrs. Ted Hillman, Mrs. AP Carlton, Mrs. CC Chandler.
Tenth Grade- Mrs. Frank Manning, Mrs. Gladys Manning, Mrs. John MacNaughton, Mrs. JC Callahan.
Eleventh Grade- Mrs. Fabian Hicks, Mrs. Ed Coughran, Mrs. John Langford, Mrs. Clinton Risinger.