Texans Incorporated Employee Photos

The Brown County Gazette, June 5, 1973

On June 5th of 1973 the Brown County Gazette ran a layout that pictured all of the Texans Incorporated employees. This large spread was placed by the Southwest State Bank of Brownwood (now TexasBank), congratulating Texans for their recovery following the devastating '71 fire:

TEXANS BACK IN PRODUCTION - On May 30, 1971 disaster struck in Bangs when lightning set fire to Texans, Inc., manufacturers of ceramic lamps. Following virtually total destruction, the firm began rebuilding from scratch. In less than two months they had set up shop in some downtown buildings and had some production, aided by the production of their Del Rio plant. With unfilled orders stacking up, they pushed the rebuilding of the new plant and production increased every month as machinery and equipment was replaced. Now they are back, in a new, larger quarters than ever, with more modern machinery and are again producing the fine quality product for which they are noted. Above all they are proud of their many fine employees pictured on these pages.
We at Southwest State Bank are proud to have been a part of the rebuilding of Texans, and of the fine relationship that exists between our bank and this progressive firm. We want to offer our congratulations to Tommy Young and his staff for this accomplishment and to the city of Bangs for having such a good industry.

A valuable snapshot of the 1973 employee roster, these photographs are included here with the kind permission of the Brownwood Bulletin.

Tommy Young
Pete Eads
Evangeline Eads
Howard Kron
Fern Sheppard
Richard Gunter
Alvin Miller
Eloisa Barrera
Nettie Griffin
Elinor Sikes
Madell Swann
Stafford Stephens
Chester Galloway
Leola Mathison
David Young
Joy Joyner
Coy Lobstein
Karlene Wadsworth
Leon Eason
Ines Cox
Bryan Bush
Adeline Tatum
Merbeth Hallford
Ina Windham
Cora Bowden
Jean Fitzgerald
Glynn Harrison
Delbert Rodgers
Darryl Amunson
Chuck George
Werdna Williford
Claudia Rutherford