Newspaper Articles

Aside from speaking with former employees, one of the best sources of information on Texans Inc. is the many newspaper stories that were published over the years. A number of these are presented here, with more to be added over time.
Be aware that these links go to image files that are very large, and those with dial-up internet connections will need to be patient. The poor condition of many of these clippings necessitated the size, smaller images proving too difficult to read. In most instances the articles will be automatically shrunk to fit your monitor, with an additional left-click required to see the full size. Many thanks go to the Brownwood Bulletin for giving permission to include these articles.

$50,000 Structure Being Prepared For Ceramics Factory At Bangs
(from July 27th, 1951)

Ceramic Plant Near Completion
(from October 11th, 1951)

The Dream of A Community Comes True With Completion of Ceramics Building Pictured Here -
Shade Factory Named for Wives Of Stockholders -
New Industry Comes To Bangs With Wilbur White Sales Manager and Vice-President Mar-Lita Lamp Corp. -
Tommy Young, G.B. Buchanan, Houston Carrico and Reggie Turner pictures with captions

(All from March 6th, 1952)

Bangs Shows Off New Industries To 3,000 In Open House Program
(from March 13th, 1952)

Open-House Celebration Heralds Launching of Ceramics Industry
(from March 13th, 1952)

The Plant That Helped Bangs During the Drouth
(from May 20th, 1954)

Natural Gas Teams With Texans, Inc. to Boost Bangs
(from June, 1956)       Page 1       Page 2

Bangs Built Ceramics Plant to Boost Business
(from July 1st, 1956)

Texans Inc. Declare Dividend of 5 Pct.
(from July 6th, 1956)

Bangs Residents Establish Own Home-Owned Industry
(from March 31st, 1957)

(from May 5th, 1958)

Business News
(from April 8th, 1960)

Blaze Rips Bangs Firm
(from August 22nd, 1965)

(from August 22nd, 1965)

Insurance Partially Covers Fire Loss, Manager Says
(from August 22nd, 1965)

Texans, Inc., Recovers Rapidly
(from December 12th, 1965)

Bangs' Lamps Light Up Economy
(from 1969)

Del Rio Signs New Industry; Ceramic Plant to Open Here
Contract Signed This Morning
(from April 15th, 1971)

Damage may top million at Bangs
(from May 31st, 1971)

Lamp Factory Destroyed By Fire Sunday Afternoon
Plant Victim Of Lightning
(from June 1st, 1971)

Lamp Factory to Begin Limited Operation Soon
Expect Crews To Start Work Next Monday
(from June 29th, 1971)

Bangs Plant Bounces Back
(from July 1st, 1971)

Rains delay Texans but future bright
(from 1971 or '72)

New line unveiled at Texans
(from June 5th, 1973)

Texans, Inc. has limited edition
(from August 31st, 1975)

Texans Has Been Here 25 Years
Bangs' Oldest Industry
(from 1977)