Monthly Archives: July 2016

Lavaca Coutny

Shiner

The Shiner Gazette (Vol. 18, No. 6, Ed. 1) dated September 22, 1910 refers to the local calaboose in the following.

“There was a short session of Justice Court in Shiner last Monday; only one case was heard, the State vs. Martin Parker, colored, for burglary.  Parker was remanded to the grand jury and was placed in the Shiner calaboose to await removal to the Hallettsville jail, but he only remained there a short time.  He took French leave (escaped) and departed for parts unknown and up to this hour has not been recaptured.

Van Alstyne Calaboose (07-11-16)

Donald Hash is the President of the Van Alstyne History Commission and he sent me a post card of his town in 1909.  On it is a calaboose and he identified the rest of the buildings as well.  This will be posted soon.  Thanks Mr. Hash.