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Courier's History Corner

Newspaper copy courtesy Waverly Lewis

A glimpse at some of Bandera County's history. A view of history on the West end of the county.

A story from The Bandera New Era
April 10, 1941
Newspaper copy courtesy Waverly Lewis

The seventh semi-annual Original Bandera Dance this year will feature the music of Adolph Hofner and his radio and recording band, long popular among Banderans and Houston vacationers who go to dude ranches in that area during the summer, Ed Lewis, originator of the Bandera Dance in Houston, announced Tuesday.
Scheduled for 9 pm Tuesday, April 15, at End-O-Main, the dance is expected to revive interest in the folk dances made popular in Houston by the Bandera dancers, Lewis declared.
He said the "little foot" and Schottisch dances were introduced in Houston at this semi-annual dance several years ago, and that new folk dances are expected to take the city by storm this year.
Besides Hofner's band, dancers also will hear the music of Benny Bell and his boys, a local band.
This is the third year the Bandera Dance has been held at the End-O-Main. The dance spot has recently been entirely remodeled and will present the ideal setting for the good-will affair.
The customary Western costumes and sports clothes will be worn and many of the Bandera ranchmen and townsfolk will appear in their traditional ranch clothes to renew acquaintance with Houstonians who vacation at their ranches.
The Winans Creek Home Demonstration Club met Wednesday, April 2, in the home of Mrs. FA Masters with six members present.
Plans for the Bandera County Fair to be held on Sept. 1 and 2 were discussed, as well as plans for Music Week.
The members voted to send a delegate to the Short Course to be held at A&M College in July.
Miss Myrtle Pfluger spoke on butter making and stressed the need of sanitation in all steps of the process.
RF Power of this city spent the weekend in San Marcos and Kyle and while there attended the wedding of his granddaughter, Miss Doris Caffall, who was married to Delbert Davis in a pretty ceremony in the Baptist Church in San Marcos Sunday.
The bride is the charming daughter of Mr. and Mrs. TW Caffall of Kyle, while the groom is a student of the San Marcos Teachers College.
Among others at the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Caffall of LaGrange, Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Sansom and Mrs. Stella Louwein of San Antonio.