Typical Texas weather’dust, rain, sleet and snow

Feb. 3-7 , 1967 Spring in McCulloch County was short lived. After about a month of bright, balmy weather, another dry norther moved into the area about 7:30 p.m. Sunday on the heels of gusty and dusty winds. A drop of 56 degrees from noon Sunday when it was 75, until Monday morning when it was 18, chilled McCulloch County to the bone. In the face of southerly winds Tuesday morning, the mercury dipped again to 18, and it was slowly warming as the Herald went to press. Though there was a light covering of sleet and snow on the ground Monday morning, there was not enough of the white stuff to measure, according to the U.S. weather observer, Mrs. J.R. Cochran. As has been the trend for the past 150 days, the county remained dry while some nearby areas were blessed with moisture in one form or another. Mason received four inches of snow and schools were closed Monday. Much of the Hill Country received varying amounts of snow. Kingsland, retirement and vacation haven, had three inches as did Fredericksburg and Austin. Schools in Austin, including the University of Texas, closed or dismissed early due to the unusually heavy amount of snow. The cold front dipped into the state and only a few points in far South Texas escaped the overnight freeze. A new high, an immense one, began dipping from Canada into the United States early Tuesday. Should it follow the path of the one just through here, the new one will make the last one look like a sissy by comparison, forecasters said. It was snowing early Tuesday morning in Dalhart and predictions for the state are for cloudy and colder either Tuesday night or Wednesday. There is a chance more snow will follow the front into the state. *** 2 cases of rabies found in county Two cases of rabies have been reported in Mcculloch County within the past few days, and precautions should be taken to guard against their spread, advise Drs. J.S. King and Richard Winters of Brady Veterinary Hospital. One of the infected animals was an Angus heifer, the other was a Hereford cow. One case was east of Brady and the other west. Farmers and ranchers suspicious of strange- acting animals should notify authorities, and by all means keep hands away from the animals that may be infected. House pets and dogs should be vaccinated against rabies. Many McCulloch County stockmen keep out poison for predatory animals, and government trappers are busy on a lot of ranches. Foxes, raccoons, skunks and opossums are carriers of rabies, as are cats and dogs. *** Wedding date told at Saturday tea Mrs. John Scroll entertained with a tea at her home Saturday honoring Miss Dana Newlin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Newlin, who will wed Claude Allen Ryan in April. The bridegroom-elect is the son of Mr. and Mrs. V. L. Ryan of Brady. Miss Newlin’s wedding date was announced as April 22 by the use of white napkins on the tea table with “Claude and Dana’April 22,” printed in silver ink. Approximately 140 guests called during the afternoon. Miss Newlin graduated from Brady High School and later attended San Angelo Junior College and Draughon’s Business College in Abilene. She has been employed by Republic National Bank and Hartford Insurance Group. Mr. Ryan graduated from Brady High School and the University of Texas. He has attended graduate schools of the University of Texas and Rice University. He is presently employed by the Treasury Department in the Internal Revenue Service in Austin. *** Guests of parents Mr. and Mrs. Larry Smith arrived in Brady last Wednesday evening from Compton, Calif., and are guests of his parents, Mr. and Mr. L.B. Smith. Mr. Smith was discharged from the United States Navy Jan. 25, after serving three and one half years. *** Melvin girl on Teen Fashion Board Sandra Marshall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Marshall of Melvin, was named a member of the McCall’s Teen Fashion Board and presented a membership pin at a chapter meeting of the Melvin FHA Tuesday, Jan. 31. Sandra was nominated for the membership as being outstanding in clothing and other homemaking skills by McCulloch County 4-H and by the Melvin Homemaking Department. *** Makes honor roll Connie Sue Engdahl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Engdahl, has been named to the Dean’s Honor Roll at Angelo State College for the fall term, Dean Harmon Loman announced this week. Members of the honor roll must be enrolled for 12 hours or more and have more than a 2.0 grade point average. Connie Sue enrolled last Monday for the spring semester as a sophomore. She is a 1966 graduate of Brady High School and is majoring in elementary education with a minor in history.

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