OZONA HISTORY

by complied by Amanda Deats-Coello

May 10, 1934

Hundreds of friends from all over West Texas formed a two-mile long funeral procession that followed the body of Mrs. Nell Henderson Childress, wife of Pleas L. Childress, Ozona banker, rancher and businessman, to its last resting place in Cedar Hill Cemetery here Saturday afternoon following funeral services from the home. Mrs. Childress died at 7 o’clock Friday morning in a San Antonio hospital where she had been under treatment more than a month for a rare disease known as agranulacyposis, which results in gradual disappearance of the white corpuscles from the blood. Specialists all over the United States were consulted on the condition, but none were able to control the malady. Mrs. Childress had been a resident of Ozona since her early girlhood. She was 53 years old at the time of her death. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Henderson, pioneer settlers of Crockett County and was born in San Saba County, the family moving here in her childhood.

May 11, 1944

West Texas Utility Ad

May 6 1954

Ozona Girl Scouts will have a modern Scout home when school opens next September. Through the generosity of the directors of the Crockett County Water Control District and of building trades and suppliers, the old bath house on Water Works Hill used in connection with the tank swimming pool made available a few years ago for Ozonans, will be converted to use of the Girl Scouts.

Jack Brewer, a local contractor, has agreed to do the building work, Ozona Butane Co. will contribute the plumbing work and materials will be supplied through the South Texas Lumber Co., these agencies are supplying the work and materials at cost. The project is estimated to cost $750. The bath house will be converted into a 15 by 36-foot room with a fireplace and windows to be installed. The present partition in the building will be knocked out and one of the present shower rooms will be made into a bathroom.

May 7, 1964

First product delivery from the new $3.5 million gasoline plant two miles south of Ozona took place Friday and the first trucks were loaded with butane and propane at the new plant’s loading dock. The huge transport tank trucks are in the process of being loaded with the first run of butane and propane produced in the new plant from processing gas from the Hunt-Baggett and the Ozona Canyon gas fields to the east and south and southwest of the plant site. Henry Miller, superintendent of the sprawling gas plant, said the loading of tank trucks from the plant’s docks would be almost a continuous process as the products are extracted from the gas in the maze of condensers, vessels, compressors, etc., through which it passes.

May 9, 1974

Mayfield Construction Co Ad



Ozona June