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Sunday, August 18th 2013 - 08:35:15 AM
Name: David Ballard family
Comments:Cc: dballard@odot.org, pinbally@bellstexas.com
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2013 09:43:05 -0600
Subject: RE: Greenwood Cemetery
The Ballard family is planning another cleaning weekend at the cemetery on March 8-10/2013


David Ballard
2107 N. 5th
Duncan, Ok 73533
(580)252-1770 home,
(580)606-8745 cell
(580)255-7586 work or at this e-mail address
Friday, January 18th 2013 - 02:21:32 AM
Name: Jerry Yandell
E-mail address: Yandell.jerry@yahoo.com
Comments:I graduated from Bells in 1972. I lived near pink hill and went to church at Antioch baptist church. I was taught to weld by Jack Prichard and taught to type by his wife Ruth. I loved our town and have asked for a better up bringing. I have lost touch with the people I grew up with but fond greetings to all who read this hope to see you again someday.
Thursday, July 26th 2012 - 03:41:48 PM
Name: Roland
E-mail address: jr.trustfund@yahoo.com
Comments:Hello,

Do you need a loan as low as 3% interest rate if yes get back to us via Email dress at jr.trustfund@yahoo.com for more info.

Thanks,

Roland Trust Fund.
Wednesday, July 11th 2012 - 11:58:26 PM
Name: Recycled Soul
E-mail address: phantagraph@juno.com
Comments:I have a compulsion to visit Bells, TX and I don't know why.
Sunday, July 1st 2012 - 03:25:21 PM
Name: Kari Miner
E-mail address: kariminer08@yahoo.com
Comments:Hi! My family and I are supposed to make a trip to your town tomorrow actually. My husband is in medical school and he will be working at the clinic there in Bells. We are originally from a small town like Bells, but have been living in a big city for going on two years now. It will be kind-of nice to leave the hustle and bustle of the big city and enjoy the laid back manner of a small town!
Tuesday, June 12th 2012 - 03:00:25 PM
Name: wayne's service center
Comments:Wayne
E-mail address: snapper@texoma.net
Comments: I notice you have one Fannin Co. business listed. I would love to be listed with Bells Web Page, as I am the only full service Lawn and Garden dealer in the immediate area for Bells and Savoy residents.
Thanks for your consideration.
Wayne
Wayne's Service Center
8902 Hwy 56 West
Savoy, Texas 75479
Ph. 903.965.4427
Saturday, March 8th 2008
Sunday, May 20th 2012 - 08:29:45 PM
Name: Neely Reynolds
E-mail address: neelyreynolds.com
Homepage URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYgYzpz4-O4&feature=colike
Comments: Neely Reynolds wrote and sang, Joe & Ruby's
Cafe, Bells, TEXAS, 1950's.
his mom & dad's old Cafe, by rr tracks in Bells.


the singing cowboy, Neely Reynolds.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYgYzpz4-O4&feature=colike
Saturday, May 19th 2012 - 07:58:07 AM
Name: Dugan Whiting Cemetery
Homepage URL: http://www.bellstexas.com/dugancemetery.html
Comments:http://www.bellstexas.com/dugancemetery.html
Wednesday, May 16th 2012 - 06:03:32 PM
Name: Dan
E-mail address: c26harli@verizon.net
Comments:My GGGrandfather was John R. Aston whose family moved to Pink Hill near Bells, TX in 1850. He and his family resided there for many years and I seek further information about that family. The ASTON family donated some of the land on which the Antioch Baptist Church now stands. It is an Official State of Texas Historic Site. George M. Aston is my maternal Great Grandfather and George Hugh Aston b. Bells, 1895 is my maternal Grandfather. The Univ. of North Texas has published some information about the Aston family in their History of Grayson County but, I would deeply appreciate any further information on ANY MEMBERS OF THE ASTON FAMILY. THANK YOU!
Sunday, May 13th 2012 - 06:14:07 AM
Name: greg farino
Homepage URL: http://http://www.visitsambellmaxeyhouse.com
Comments:Hi,


My name is Greg Farino and I reside in Michigan.



For the past 4-5 years I have been doing research on the Maxey family which originated in Virginia, then to Kentucky and Texas. I am not related to this family.



I have been writing articles which have appeared in the monthly newsletter of the Sam Bell Maxey House in Paris, Texas. If you are unfamiliar with who Sam Bell Maxey was, please feel free to take a look at the website of his historic home. http://www.visitsambellmaxeyhouse.com/index.aspx?page=15


My research has moved beyond Samuel and into his family roots.


There is a woman who is buried in the cemetery by the name of Mary Maxey Andrews. Mary was the wife of Varney Andrews who is also buried there. Mary was Samuel Bell Maxey's aunt, his father, Rice Maxey's sister.


I am wondering if it would be possible to obtain photographs of all the Andrews headstones in the cemetery and email them to me? If you are unable to do it, can you please direct me to someone who may be willing to do so ?




Thank you

Greg Farin
Thursday, April 26th 2012 - 07:27:52 AM
Name: Ernie Green & family
Comments:55TH CLASS REUNION IN BELLS, AT THE MASONIC LODGE, ON MAY 19, FROM 10 AM UNTIL 3 PM . THIS WILL BE OUR CLASS OF 1957.
Thursday, April 19th 2012 - 07:55:07 AM
Name: Bell Cemetery, Fannin County
Homepage URL: http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Fannin/cemetery/bell.htm
Comments:
Bell Cemetery, Fannin Co.
Thursday, February 2nd 2012 - 12:42:38 PM
Name: Tammy Higgins
E-mail address: Higginsfloorsandmore@yahoo.com
Comments:Hello,
Just want to let everyone know that we will be setting up the Snoball Express2 snocone stand on April 1st. We will be located right next to the pharmacy.
Looking forward to serving your community,
Tammy Higgins
Monday, January 30th 2012 - 03:06:14 PM
Name: jerry dopson
E-mail address: j.ldopson@yahoo.com
Comments: i was wondering if the city had any information my father the mayor from 1950 to 1960 when he died.
Wednesday, December 7th 2011 - 09:51:54 AM
Name: Lenoir-Sage Vineyards
Homepage URL: http://site.lenoir-sagevineyards.com/
Comments: Lenoir-Sage Vineyards wine tasting room is open Saturday and Sunday 1-6pm and any other time they need to call 903 821-6773 for an appointment. We have a website lenoir-sagevineyards.com. If you need any more information please call.
Thank you

Adell Wiggins
Lenoir-Sage Vineyards
2277 Hayden Hall Road
Bells, Texas
903-821-6773
Wednesday, October 12th 2011 - 09:35:26 AM
Name: Census Map
Homepage URL: http://http://projects.nytimes.com/census/2010/map?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=thab1
Comments:
Saturday, October 8th 2011 - 07:21:23 AM
Name: John Bell
E-mail address: johnbell47@hotmail.com
Comments:I love your website, nice work! My families cemetary is up at Virginia point, with my ggggggggreat grandad buried up there in 1845. His name was William W. Bell. He had settled up there in that area sometime around 1836. He was a Texas Ranger at one time and carried mail for the Republic. He had nine children in all, with 5 of them buried in the Bell Cemetary up there. My grandaddy Bell always told us kids that the town of Bells was named after us. His statement was that one of the boys ran the railroad station there, so the station was called Bell's station, hence, the name Bells. I know not if any of this is true, but its fun to speculate!! You can look up the cemetary by googling cemetaries of Texas.
Wednesday, October 5th 2011 - 06:17:58 AM
Name: Bells Texas info
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Grayson County

Population in July 2009: 1,322. Population change since 2000: +11.1%





Males: 636 (48.2%)
Females: 686 (51.8%)



Median resident age: 35.0 years
Texas median age: 32.3 years

Zip codes: 75414.


Estimated median household income in 2009: $52,173 (it was $36,711 in 2000)

Bells:
$52,173
Texas:
$48,259

Estimated per capita income in 2009: $21,055

Bells town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $101,447 (it was $62,200 in 2000)
Bells:
$101,447
Texas:
$125,800

Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $104,068; Detached houses: $109,083; Mobile homes: $54,067

Median gross rent in 2009: $725.

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Search for: near: White alone - 1,579 (96.5%)
Two or more races - 37 (2.3%)
Hispanic - 15 (0.9%)
Black alone - 5 (0.3%)

Races in Bells detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Jan. 2011 cost of living index in Bells: 80.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Texas Tech to commemorate Victory Bells 75th anniversary - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock
75th anniversary of the first-ever ringing of the Victory Bells following a victory from 2:50 to 3:05 p.m. Monday at the east tower of the Administration Building. (kcbd.com)
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BELLS, TX - Fire officials in Bells are investigating the 2nd suspicious fire in the area in the last 3 days. (kxii.com)
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Ancestries: United States (19.2%), Irish (13.5%), English (11.0%), German (9.1%), Scottish (2.0%), French (1.8%).

Current Local Time: 4:30:56 PMCST time zone

Elevation: 681 feet

Land area: 2.29 square miles. Population density: 578 people per square mile
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For population 25 years and over in Bells:
High school or higher: 81.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.1%
Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
Unemployed: 2.0%
Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.6 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Bells town:
Never married: 15.3%
Now married: 64.3%
Separated: 0.9%
Widowed: 6.9%
Divorced: 12.7%
6 residents are foreign born

This town: 0.5%
Texas: 13.9%


According to our research there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Bells, Texas in July 2011
The ratio of number of residents in Bells to the number of sex offenders is 264 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,713 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,188 (1.0%)


Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: East Grayson, TX (8.2 miles , pop. 81,381).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Plano, TX (43.5 miles , pop. 222,030).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (60.4 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Savoy, TX (1.7 miles ), Whitewright, TX (2.7 miles ), Tom Bean, TX (2.8 miles ), East Grayson, TX (2.9 miles ), Ector, TX (2.9 miles ), Ravenna, TX (3.2 miles ), Hendrix, OK (3.3 miles) , Kemp, OK (3.4 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:
2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $83,300
2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $90,000
2004: 8 buildings, average cost: $87,500
2005: 9 buildings, average cost: $136,100
2006: 9 buildings, average cost: $186,100
2007: 8 buildings, average cost: $20,600
2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $180,000
2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $200,000
2010: 0 buildings
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
01632486480200220032004200520062007200820092010
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Average cost (in $1000s)
04080120160200200220032004200520062007200820092010
Bells town Texas average


Latitude: 33.61 N, Longitude: 96.41 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 903




This town's Wikipedia profile

Unemployment in March 2011:

Here:
8.4%
Texas:
8.1%


Unemployment by year (%)
0.01.73.45.16.88.5200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011
Population change in the 1990s: +221 (+22.8%).

Most common industries in 2005-2009 (%)
Males Females
0510152025ManufacturingRetail tradeWholesale tradeHealth care and social assistanceConstructionReal estate and rental and leasingTransportation and warehousing
Bells town Texas
Manufacturing (23%)
Retail trade (14%)
Wholesale trade (9%)
Health care and social assistance (8%)
Construction (8%)
Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
Transportation and warehousing (6%)
Health care and social assistance (33%)
Finance and insurance (18%)
Retail trade (11%)
Educational services (10%)
Manufacturing (6%)
Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
Utilities (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
0.01.93.85.77.69.5Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, ...Retail sales workers except cashiersMetal workers and plastic workersDrafters, engineering, and mapping techniciansOther production occupations including supervisorsLaw enforcement workers including supervisorsConstruction laborers
Bells Texas
Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (5%)
Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
Construction laborers (4%)
Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (12%)
Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8%)
Registered nurses (7%)
Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
Business operations specialists (4%)

Work and jobs in Bells: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute


Average climate in Bells, Texas
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Tornado activity:
Bells-area historical tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 246% greater than the overall U.S. average.


On 4/2/1957, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.9 miles away from the Bells town center killed 3 people and injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/2/1957, a category 4 tornado 30.1 miles away from the town center killed 2 people and injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Earthquake activity:
Bells-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 72.4 miles away from the city center
On 5/31/1997 at 03:26:41, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 39.4 miles away from Bells center
On 6/8/2004 at 00:15:09, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 64.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/20/2002 at 02:18:13, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 49.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/6/2006 at 22:13:16, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 78.1 miles away from Bells center
On 5/31/2002 at 09:57:10, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 75.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)


Natural disasters:
The number of natural disasters in Grayson County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 4, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Fires: 3, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).


Hospitals/medical centers near Bells:
TEXOMA MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals, Proprietary, provides emergency services, about 14 miles away; DENISON, TX)
RED RIVER REGIONAL HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals, Proprietary, provides emergency services, about 15 miles away; BONHAM, TX)
TEXAS HEALTH PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL-WNJ (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 16 miles away; SHERMAN, TX)


Political contributions by individuals in Bells, TX

Airports located in Bells:
Mag Drop Airport (Runways: 1)
Pritchard Airport (Runways: 2)
Skida Patch Airport (Runways: 1)
Windwood Farm Airport (Runways: 1)

See details about airports located in Bells, TX

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bells:
Grayson County College (about 15 miles; Denison, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,340)
Southeastern Oklahoma State University (about 28 miles; Durant, OK; FT enrollment: 3,111)
Texas A & M University-Commerce (about 39 miles; Commerce, TX; FT enrollment: 5,138)
North Central Texas College (about 44 miles; Gainesville, TX; FT enrollment: 3,709)
Collin County Community College District (about 47 miles; Plano, TX; FT enrollment: 9,675)
The University of Texas at Dallas (about 49 miles; Richardson, TX; FT enrollment: 10,442)
Texas Woman's University (about 51 miles; Denton, TX; FT enrollment: 7,446)
Public high school in Bells:
BELLS High School (Students: 244; Location: F M 1897; Grades: 9-12; Our rating: 70)
Public elementary/middle schools in Bells:
BELLS Elementary (Students: 419; Location: S & BROADWAY; Grades: PK-6; Our rating: 81)
PRITCHARD Junior High School (Students: 123; Location: F M 1897; Grades: 7-8; Our rating: 55)
See full list of schools located in Bells


User submitted facts and corrections:
Last May an F-3 tornado touched down near Anna and tracked NorthEastward through Wstminster and Pilot Grove killing 3 people and injuring many others. Less than 20 miles from Bells



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Grayson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 16.9%
(15.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 76.3% for two or more races residents)


Average household size:

This town: 2.5 people
Texas: 2.7 people


Percentage of family households:

This town: 71.3%
Whole state: 71.0%


Percentage of households with unmarried partners:

This town: 2.9%
Whole state: 4.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
Gay men: 0.4% of all households
Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Bells, TX



Bells compared to Texas state average:




Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
Median age below state average.
Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
Length of stay since moving in below state average.
House age below state average.
Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

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Banks with branches in Bells (2011 data):
The First National Bank of Bells/Savoy: North Branch at 1105 North Ole Ambrose Road, branch established on 03/08/2010; The First National Bank Of Bells/Sav at 615 E. Bells Blvd, branch established on 01/01/1904. Info updated 06/01/2010: Bank assets: $4.6 mil, Deposits: $3.9 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, 2 total offices, Holding Company: First Bells Bankshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%)
0714212835Less than high schoolHigh school or equiv.Less than 1 year of college1 or more years of collegeAssociate degreeBachelor's degreeMaster's degreeProfess. school degreeDoctorate degree
Bells Texas average
School Enrollment by Level of School (%)
0612182430Nursery, preschoolKindergartenGrade 1 to 4Grade 5 to 8Grade 9 to 12College undergradGraduate or professional
Bells Texas average











Most commonly used house heating fuel:

Utility gas (63%)Wood (1%)Electricity (32%)Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)Utility gas (62%)
Electricity (32%)
Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
Wood (1%)




2004 Presidential Election results in Grayson County Texas:


Bush / Cheney (Rep.) (69%)Kerry / Edwards (Dem.) (30%)Other (0%)





2008 Presidential Election results in Grayson County Texas:


McCain (Rep.) (69%)Obama (Dem.) (31%)Other (0%)


Detailed 2008 election results.


Religion statistics for Bells:
Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 60.77%
Here 60.8%
USA 50.2%
Adherents
Southern Baptist Convention (58%)Churches of Christ (7%)Other (17%)Catholic Church (7%)United Methodist Church (12%)

Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Name Southern Baptist Convention United Methodist Church Catholic Church Churches of Christ Assemblies of God
Adherents 57.7% 12.0% 6.9% 6.6% 3.4%
Congregations 33.7% 12.5% 1.6% 16.8% 6.5%
Name American Baptist Association Presbyterian Church (USA) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) LDS (Mormon) Church Other
Adherents 2.4% 2.2% 1.6% 1.0% 6.1%
Congregations 6.0% 3.8% 1.6% 1.1% 16.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.


Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 17 Grayson County:
1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:
1.47 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3 This county:
0.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:
0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14 Grayson County:
1.19 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:
1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 69 Grayson County:
5.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:
3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 74 Here:
6.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:
6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate: This county:
9.3%
Texas:
8.9%

Adult obesity rate: Grayson County:
25.4%
Texas:
26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate: This county:
15.1%
State:
15.7%


Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1 $3,080 $36,960 1 $934
Judicial and Legal 0 $0 1 $551
Police Protection - Officers 3 $7,667 $30,668 0 $0
Water Supply 1 $2,125 $25,500 1 $1,063
Totals for Government 5 $12,872 $30,893 3 $2,548



Bells government finances in 2002:
Charges - Sewerage: $108,000 ($81.69)
Current Operations - Financial Administration: $203,000 ($153.56)
Water Utilities: $192,000 ($145.23)
Police Protection: $181,000 ($136.91)
Sewerage: $109,000 ($82.45)
Solid Waste Management: $67,000 ($50.68)
Regular Highways: $60,000 ($45.39)
Fire Protection: $14,000 ($10.59)
General - Other: $13,000 ($9.83)
Health Services - Other: $6,000 ($4.54)
Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($2.27)
Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $15,000 ($11.35)
General - Interest on Debt: $14,000 ($10.59)
Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $600,000 ($453.86)
Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $235,000 ($177.76)
Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $210,000 ($158.85)
Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $570,000 ($431.16)
Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $30,000 ($22.69)
Other, NEC: $25,000 ($18.91)
Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $142,000 ($107.41)
Interest Earnings: $11,000 ($8.32)
Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $18,000 ($13.62)
Fire Protection: $6,000 ($4.54)
Sewerage: $5,000 ($3.78)
Revenue - Water Utilities: $218,000 ($164.90)
Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $156,000 ($118.00)
State Intergovernmental - General Support: $156,000 ($118.00)
Tax - Total General Sales: $114,000 ($86.23)
Property: $112,000 ($84.72)
Public Utilities: $31,000 ($23.45)
NEC: $3,000 ($2.27)
Total Salaries & Wages: $232,000 ($175.49)
Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $39,000 ($29.50)


7.07% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($42,811 average adjusted gross income)

Here:
7.07%
Texas average:
8.37%



0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($152 average AGI)
Grayson County:
0.03%
Texas average:
0.20%



Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:

from Collin County, TX 0.93% ($54,244 average AGI)
from Dallas County, TX 0.59% ($43,117)
from Denton County, TX 0.49% ($41,576)




6.39% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,749 average adjusted gross income)

Here:
6.39%
Texas average:
7.44%



0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,328 average AGI)
Grayson County:
0.05%
Texas average:
0.11%



Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:

to Collin County, TX 1.00% ($45,742 average AGI)
to Denton County, TX 0.56% ($32,755)
to Dallas County, TX 0.55% ($33,887)



Strongest AM radio stations in Bells:
KYNG (950 AM; 10 kW; DENISON-SHERMAN, TX; Owner: KRBE LICO, INC.)
KTBK (1700 AM; 10 kW; SHERMAN, TX; Owner: KRBE LICO, INC.)
KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
KMKI (620 AM; 5 kW; PLANO, TX; Owner: ABC, INC)
WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
KAAM (770 AM; 10 kW; GARLAND, TX; Owner: DONTRON, INC.)
KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
KJIM (1500 AM; daytime; 1 kW; SHERMAN, TX)
KBIS (1150 AM; 25 kW; HIGHLAND PARK, TX; Owner: DALLAS AM RADIO PARTNERS, L.P.)
KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
Strongest FM radio stations in Bells:
KMKT (93.1 FM; BELLS, TX; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
KLAK (97.5 FM; DURANT, OK; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
KTDK (104.1 FM; SANGER, TX; Owner: KRBE LICO, INC.)
KFYZ-FM (98.3 FM; BONHAM, TX; Owner: NORTH TEXAS RADIO GROUP, L.P.)
KESN (103.3 FM; ALLEN, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
KSOC (94.5 FM; GAINESVILLE, TX; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
KTCY (104.9 FM; PILOT POINT, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
KTPW (89.7 FM; SANGER, TX; Owner: RESEARCH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION, INC)
KHYI (95.3 FM; HOWE, TX; Owner: METRO BROADCASTERS - TEXAS, INC.)
KNOR (93.7 FM; HEALDTON, OK; Owner: AM & PM BROADCASTERS, LLC)
KMEO (96.7 FM; FLOWER MOUND, TX; Owner: ABC, INC.)
KKDL (106.7 FM; MUENSTER, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
KZMP-FM (101.7 FM; AZLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
K214CK (90.7 FM; SHERMAN, TX; Owner: BIBLE B/CNG NETWORK, INC.)
KLBC (106.3 FM; DURANT, OK; Owner: TEXOMA BROADCASTING, INC.)
KPLX (99.5 FM; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KPLX LICO, INC.)
KESS-FM (107.9 FM; LEWISVILLE, TX; Owner: KECS-FM LICENSE CORPORATION)
KXEZ (92.1 FM; FARMERSVILLE, TX; Owner: METRO BROADCASTERS-TEXAS, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Bells:
KXII (Channel 12; SHERMAN, TX; Owner: KXII LICENSEE CORP.)
KTAQ (Channel 47; GREENVILLE, TX; Owner: MIKE SIMONS)


Bells fatal accident list:
Dec 30, 1997 12:33 AM, Washnurnrd, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Nov 26, 1984 11:00 AM, 82, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Sep 30, 1983 09:45 AM, S Jernigan, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jul 24, 1976 07:05 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 3




FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Bells)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 39 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 4
On S H 69 0.3 Mi S Of (Lat: 33.600083 Lon: -96.414139), Overall height: 24.4 m, Call Sign: WPNB225
Assigned Frequencies: 932.925 MHz
Grant Date: 04/24/2001, Expiration Date: 07/16/2011, Cancellation Date: 08/23/2002
Registrant: Phone: (903) 872-8306
BELLS, Vernon St (Lat: 33.606222 Lon: -96.427028), Type: Tower, Structure height: 92 m, Overall height: 92.4 m, Call Sign: WPNH765
Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz
Grant Date: 01/03/2001, Expiration Date: 12/01/2010, Certifier: David C Jatlow
Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3074, Email: michael.p.goggin@att.com
1200380, County Road 4030 (Lat: 33.561417 Lon: -96.364917), Type: Tower, Structure height: 67.4 m, Overall height: 72.5 m, Call Sign: WQKY490
Assigned Frequencies: 17755.0 MHz, 17810.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz
Grant Date: 10/27/2009, Expiration Date: 10/27/2019, Certifier: Christopher M Brooks
Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Rd Ste 200 E, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1777, Email: regulatoryfcc@conterra.com
Bells, 1550 Ole Ambrose Hwy (Lat: 33.634444 Lon: -96.404806), Type: Pole, Structure height: 21.3 m, Call Sign: WQLD597
Assigned Frequencies: 10795.0 MHz
Grant Date: 12/15/2009, Expiration Date: 12/15/2019, Certifier: Christopher M Brooks
Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Rd Ste 200 E, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1777, Email: regulatoryfcc@conterra.com

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Bells)


FAA Registered Aircraft: 3
Aircraft: CESSNA 150B (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
N-Number: 1140Y , Serial Number: 15059540, Year manufactured: 1962, Airworthiness Date: 03/03/1962
Registrant (Individual): Casey M Pritchard, 409 W Vernon St, Bells, TX 75414
Aircraft: CESSNA 172H (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
N-Number: 2520L , Serial Number: 17255720, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 01/06/1967
Registrant (Individual): M Hayden Ii Peck, 488 Windwood Ln, Bells, TX 75414
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
N-Number: 4473A , Serial Number: 18-4828, Year manufactured: 1956, Airworthiness Date: 05/25/1959
Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, C/O Chas Hackett / Po Box 255, Bells, TX 75414




Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans C) Refinancings

Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value
LOANS ORIGINATED 1 $116,650 1 $72,660 2 $143,230
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED 0 $0 0 $0 0 $0
APPLICATIONS DENIED 0 $0 0 $0 1 $105,570
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN 0 $0 0 $0 0 $0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS 0 $0 0 $0 0 $0
Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans C) Refinancings

Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value
LOANS ORIGINATED 1 $77,630 1 $75,050 1 $103,780
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED 0 $0 0 $0 0 $0
APPLICATIONS DENIED 0 $0 0 $0 1 $106,290
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN 0 $0 0 $0 0 $0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS 0 $0 0 $0 0 $0
Aggregated Statistics For Year 2007
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans

Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value
LOANS ORIGINATED 1 $60,020 2 $83,370 1 $128,380 1 $27,270
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED 0 $0 1 $49,810 0 $0 0 $0
APPLICATIONS DENIED 0 $0 1 $51,420 1 $97,630 0 $0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN 0 $0 0 $0 1 $61,810 0 $0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS 0 $0 0 $0 0 $0 0 $0
Aggregated Statistics For Year 2006
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value
LOANS ORIGINATED 1 $49,870 2 $96,700 1 $143,830 1 $28,000 1 $32,630
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED 0 $0 0 $0 0 $0 0 $0 0 $0
APPLICATIONS DENIED 0 $0 1 $40,600 1 $138,230 0 $0 0 $0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN 0 $0 0 $0 1 $116,440 0 $0 0 $0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS 0 $0 0 $0 0 $0 0 $0 0 $0
Aggregated Statistics For Year 2005
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans C) Refinancings
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value
LOANS ORIGINATED 2 $64,690 1 $132,110 0 $0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED 0 $0 0 $0 0 $0
APPLICATIONS DENIED 1 $79,200 2 $84,580 1 $43,810
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN 0 $0 1 $118,110 0 $0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS 0 $0 0 $0 0 $0
Aggregated Statistics For Year 2004
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans

Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value
LOANS ORIGINATED 1 $78,330 2 $94,170 1 $19,540
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED 0 $0 0 $0 0 $0
APPLICATIONS DENIED 1 $54,180 2 $73,010 1 $25,720
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN 0 $0 1 $121,380 0 $0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS 0 $0 0 $0 0 $0
Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans C) Refinancings

Number Average Value Number Average Value
LOANS ORIGINATED 2 $94,795 4 $90,703
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED 1 $58,630 1 $60,240
APPLICATIONS DENIED 2 $70,115 2 $86,460
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN 0 $0 1 $126,680
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS 0 $0 0 $0
Aggregated Statistics For Year 1999
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans C) Refinancings

Number Average Value Number Average Value
LOANS ORIGINATED 2 $49,625 1 $66,810
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED 0 $0 0 $0
APPLICATIONS DENIED 1 $61,440 0 $0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN 0 $0 0 $0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS 0 $0 0 $0
Choose year: 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999
Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0001.01

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans
0.00.40.81.21.62.019992000200120022003200420052006200720082009HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value
020,00040,00060,00080,000100,000199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
Fire: 39
Hazardous Condition: 7
Service Call: 7
Good Intent Call: 14
Incident types - Bells
Fire (58%)Hazardous Condition (10%)Good Intent Call (21%)Service Call (10%)
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bells, TX

Most common first names in Bells, TX among deceased individuals
Name Count Lived (average)
James 20 70.4 years
Mary 20 79.2 years
William 17 76.7 years
John 15 79.3 years
Robert 10 72.3 years
Joe 9 75.4 years
Thomas 8 76.7 years
Charlie 7 79.6 years
George 7 77.8 years
Frank 6 76.9 years
Most common last names in Bells, TX among deceased individuals
Last name Count Lived (average)
Washburn 18 75.7 years
Duncan 10 74.9 years
Wilson 10 73.5 years
Brown 10 76.4 years
Williams 8 78.6 years
Smith 8 72.1 years
Jenkins 7 76.4 years
Stanley 7 79.4 years
Gilliam 6 83.0 years
Boatright 6 77.3 years
Businesses in Bells, TX
SONIC Drive-In: 1



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Wednesday, September 28th 2011 - 07:38:57 PM
Name: Bells info
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Comments:Everything you want to know about Bells Texas.
Tuesday, September 27th 2011 - 02:23:36 PM
Name: Ron
Comments:ron diron62@mchsi.com to pinbally
show details Sep 22 2011

I was checking your webpage and I ran across the name ELLEN PULLEN FOULES. Is there any way I can get more information on this lady... or can you direct me to a person who can? She may be my long lost cousin. Her maiden name would have been Jorgenson......

I thank you,

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Name: beth sanders
E-mail address: bethsanders21@yahoo.com
Tuesday, September 20th 2011 - 12:31:53 PM
Name: Dan H. Robertson
E-mail address: c26harli@verizon.net
Comments:John Richard Aston was an EARLY 1856 settlerin Pink Hill, TX who moved there from VA with his wife Elizabeth Stratton Aston, family and SEVEN covered wagons. He set up the first mill in NE Texas and for many years operated the Aston Mill which I belive was on Choctaw Creek. He and Elizabeth donated the land on which the Antioch Baptist Church now stands. I would enjoy hearing from anyone who can share memories/details of life in 1850-1880 Texas.
Thank You for a WONDERFUL website! --- Dan Robertson at
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Saturday, September 3rd 2011 - 02:12:13 PM
Name: Don Booth
E-mail address: wmbooth@verizon.net
Comments:I grew up in Bells, graduated from BHS and still live here. my mom, Lucile Booth taught school in Bells for over 45 years.
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Monday, August 29th 2011 - 12:33:50 PM
Name: Oneida Davis
E-mail address: burldavis@verizon.net
Comments:I grew up in Bells, Texas. I lived on my Great Grandfather's farm between Savoy and Bell's. Pappa Guffee Farm. We lived on a fruit orchard and sold peaches, watermelon, cantaloupe, plums, black berries, dewberries, strawberries, cherries, apples, apricot and other fruits. You could pick on the half. I guess we moved in to the farm 1968 to 1976. Closest neighbor was the Mulligan-Little Funeral Home. The farm passed down through the family and I understand it's called my Dad's Dad's farm. Now it's used to host motorcycle events, fundraisers. I would have graduated in 1977, but we moved to Sherman my Sophomore year. Great place to grow up, freedom to roam the area all day and be home by dark.
Looking for Debbie Maddox...same class but moved years earlier...anyone know how I can get in contact I would greatly appreciate it.
Saturday, August 6th 2011 - 11:27:27 PM
Name: Chris Edwards
E-mail address: christopherbedwards
Comments:I enjoyed looking at thephotos and reading the Guestbook.Sounds like a good town to live in.
Saturday, July 23rd 2011 - 01:02:58 PM
Name: Linda Callison
E-mail address: callisonln@aol.com
Comments:It has been about a year since I last communicated with you about my husband's mystery grandfather who was born in Bells in 1887. I have still been unable to locate a photo of him. I have a few more 2nd and 3rd cousins who have been sending me information that they have found about the family after they came to Texas in about 1883.

Bud's parents were C.T. Griffith and Mary Elizabeth Sewell Griffith. His siblings were Ludie, Ed, and Corrie who were all born in Bells even though I was unsuccessful in finding their birth records. I do have several copies of entries from family Bibles verifying these dates and locations.

Recently, I was sent a handwritten record that Bud Griffith's Aunt Lucy Sewell wrote as a history of the family moving to Texas. She says that her parents Jasper and Nancy Leah Sewell moved from Alabama to Bells in 1883.. Their eldest daughter was Mary Elizabeth Sewell who was married to C.T. Griffith. Nancy Leah Sewell died in Feb. 1887 and is buried at Virginia Point Cemetery at Savoy.

The handwritten record I just received says that the family lived on the Fitzgerald farm just north of Bells in 1883 in Grayson County and then later a few miles further north on the same farm where Nancy died in 1887.

The Griffith family is shown on the Petty, Tx census records in 1900. It shows C.T. Griffith as a "section farmer" all the kids as students except Bud as a day laborer when he was only 13. Since the census was in June, I' m wondering if Bud had a summer job that he was just wanting to list. Seems strange since an older sister was listed as a student, too.

We are thinking of going up to Sherman next week and I'm wondering if going back to the county clerk's office might produce some more records or clues.

The Griffith family moved on to Taylor county around 1905 or so. Bud's occupation later on was first with the railroad in a 1910 census and then later with Texas Power and Light. Any ideas?

Do you think the best bet is the Sherman library again and the Grayson county courthouse?

Jasper Sewell who was Bud's grandfather who also lived near Bells until his wife's death in 1887 moved later that year to Duncanville and on to Midlothian where he had more children with his 2nd wife.

Loved reading the minutes of city council that were on the Bells webpage. Keep up the good work!

Linda Callison
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Friday, July 22nd 2011 - 02:33:57 PM
Name: Charlie & Angelique Sims
E-mail address: chanjoe@aol.com
Tuesday, July 12th 2011 - 03:59:24 PM
Name: Steve Martinez
Comments:

First United Methodist Church of Bells
Pastor: Steven D. Martinez
Youth Ministry Director: Amy Brandt
Children's Ministry Director: Brenda Scheidt

If you have any questions, feel free to call Pastor Steve Martinez at 903-819-2395.


Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

Steve
Tuesday, June 28th 2011 - 02:54:17 PM
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E-mail address: cdex@myrhinomail.com
Comments:My family & I have lived in Bells for generations.
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Thursday, June 23rd 2011 - 05:19:33 PM
Name: Cindy Page
E-mail address: pinbally@gmail.com
Homepage URL: http://www.bellstexas.com
Comments:Happy Memorial Day, everyone.
Monday, May 30th 2011 - 08:09:44 AM
Name: Pappy's Restruant
E-mail address: pinbally@gmail.com
Comments: Check out Pappy's Restruant.
1200 N. Pecan, hwy 69N in Bells/ across from Sonic.
Lots of good food and fun. Open Wednesday - Sunday.
Thanks for stopping By!
Wednesday, May 25th 2011 - 06:11:48 PM
Name: ernie green
E-mail address: ernie green @ymail.com
Comments:Ref, Old Iron Bridge between Denison and Bells. Need to re-phrase previous notes. The bridge I was referring to was the one used up into the fifties. The road to it was across from the Jerry Pedigo Road, between Denison and Dugan Chapel Road. The Photos I have found is the Bridge. This bridge cannot be seen from hwy 69. Now there is another small bridge on hwy 82 that can be seen from hwy 82, between Sherman and Bells. The one across Choctaw Creek, off of hwy 69 is quite a ways from 69, and from satallite views, shows that it may still be there. I remember of riding my bicycle across it many times in the mid-fifties, and later driving a car across it in the late fifties, perhaps into early sixties. The satallite view shows a road from that bridge area, connecting with Dugan Chapel Road. Does anyone know if this bridge is still there, or any part of it??? Thanks Ernie Green



Tuesday, May 24th 2011 - 02:53:21 AM
Name: Lorelle Marinello
E-mail address: lorelle.marinello@gmail.com
Homepage URL: http://www.Lorelle Marinello.com
Comments:Just stopping by to say hi.
Tuesday, May 10th 2011 - 03:46:44 PM
Name: Harvey James
E-mail address: hjames@qedsysinc.com
Comments:I believe my grandfather was born and raised in Bells, Texas and went by his given name of "Claude Loyed McCollum". He ran away from home because his mom and dad would not sign for him to join the Navy, so he ran away and joined anyway and changed his name to "Jesse James". I was wondering if anyone could tell me if they have any records on the McCollum's of Bells, Texas and my grandfather.
Wednesday, February 9th 2011 - 01:01:32 PM
Name: Toby Walters
E-mail address: toby.walters79@yahoo.com
Saturday, January 29th 2011 - 08:09:42 PM
Name: John Reynolds
E-mail address: jrsr17@verizon.net
Comments:My great grandfather was J.W. Reynolds.. Former Mayor of Bells..
I read the transcrips of the Bells City Council meetings.
He was mayor and secretary in the late 1800s. It would be great to get a picture of something in his own handwriting from the origional records.
Whom ever did the work of transcriping those minutes did a great job. Shows the workings of a small town in that period of our history.
Thanks,
John Reynolds
Rowlett, Texas
Sunday, January 2nd 2011 - 06:15:16 PM
Name: jerry l dopson
E-mail address: j.ldopson@yahoo.com
Comments:i am from the class of 1960
Friday, November 12th 2010 - 01:02:48 PM
Name: Billy Ray Hall
E-mail address: bhall@texas-star-bank.com
Comments:I am the person that took the picture of the burning Church in Bells, Texas in 1950. I was only 16 years old at that time and they gave my father, T. C. Hall credit for taking the picture, but it was me. I was kin to the McBroom Family in Bells and was born in Savoy, Texas. Was down to see my Uncle, Whit McBroom and cousins, J. T. and Barney McBroom.
Monday, November 8th 2010 - 10:24:18 AM
Name: laura kinsey
E-mail address: l.kinsey1@cox.net
Monday, November 8th 2010 - 06:10:39 AM
Name: Trever Fenton
Tuesday, September 28th 2010 - 08:30:50 AM
Name: Linda Callison
E-mail address: callisonln@aol.com
Comments:Would like to learn more about Bells, Texas in the 1870's until 1900 as I have learned that my husband's grandfather was born in Bells in 1887. His parents later moved to Ovalo, Texas and engaged in farming.
Friday, February 19th 2027 - 03:28:34 AM
Name: Lorelle Marinello
E-mail address: lorelle.marinello@gmail.com
Homepage URL: http://lorellemarinello.com
Comments:Hey Glen,

How are you doing? Good to see your name on the site! I was hoping to go to Tennessee this year to do more research on the Kidd family, but the floods have changed my plans. Another year. . . My book SALTING ROSES comes out in November at long last.

Lorelle
Friday, May 14th 2010 - 08:46:36 PM
Name: Carolyn Stogsdill Holmes
E-mail address: crolholmes@hotmail.com
Comments:Hi
I lived in Bells, Texas back in the 60's. My father Charlie Carter Stogsdill grew up in Bells and were neighbors of the Whittings. Also knew the Flemons, Able, Washburn, Ramsey families. We lived on the Langman farm at one time. Down by the sewer plant when I was in the 5th grade. My fifth grade teacher was Mrs. Booth and my sixth grade teacher was Mr. Elrod. My grandparents were Loranzo Mac Stogsdill and Wilma Floyd James. I use to ask my grandmother if we were related to Jesse James and she said sure we are. My grandfather Loranzo Mac Stogsdill is relate to Granny Stogsdill Earp of Wyatt Earp Fame. I loved growing up in Bells and roaming the woods and peanut fields with my two dogs and my brother. The one thing I didn't worship was having to use an outhouse. I remember when Mr. Cherry got hit at the train tracks in Bells. He had just as my brother to go home with him. He had just gotten a tape recorder and right after he left out house he got as far as the railroad track and got hit by a train. To this day everytime I visit Bells, I fell as though I have come home.
Great memories of a great place.
Carolyn Stogsdill Holmes
Monday, May 3rd 2010 - 01:36:23 PM
Name: Glen Lowe
E-mail address: glenlowe@suddenlink.net
Comments:I have enjoyed your web page for five or six years now I was trying to locate this page just a couple days ago and it seemed to be not in operation at the time im glad to find that you are still operating the site I am a desindent of the Kidd family my grandmother was Elsie Kidd Francis, thanks again,
Glen Lowe.
Saturday, April 24th 2010 - 03:56:47 PM
Name: David Hoard
E-mail address: Davebob65@sbcglobal.net
Comments:Anybody out there familiar with the Whiting family who ranched around Bells? My granpa, also David Hoard worked for him in the 30's. I d love to get in touch with them and perhaps look around the place where my grandpa lived. My dad is familiar with the country, but I need to get in touch with the Whiting before going to Grayson County.

Grandpa worked for Claude Whiting he had a son, Joe Henry.

Any help would be appreciated.

David Hoard
Wichita Falls, Texas
Sunday, April 11th 2010 - 04:44:28 PM
Name: Robin Inge
E-mail address: wolfhuntress2002@xanadoo.com
Comments:From: Robin Inge [mailto:Wolfhuntress2002@xanadoo.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 14, 2010 1:19 PM
To: pinbally@bellstexas.com
Subject: RE: Bells, TX

I am searching information regarding an address of a farm that I grew up on when I was very little. My great-grandparents Clarence and Alma Evans owned the farm. As you come into Bells of what use to be HWY 82, there is a Lion’s Club Sign on a pole right by the fence line. There is also a barn in the back yard with a big TEXAS flag painted on it.

The farm house is close to the road and use to be white with an open carport on the right. However, the carport has been removed and now there is just a drive way. The house has also been remolded and looks like rock on the outside with a small porch.

If by any chance you could provide me with the address I would be ever so grateful. I am also looking for an old photo of the house before it was remolded if anyone knows of one.

Robin R. Inge
5 Town and Country
Wichita Falls, TX 76306
Monday, February 15th 2010 - 08:01:46 PM
Name: Eddie Sean Norris
E-mail address: eddienorris@ymail.com
Comments:Im looking to get in contact with Debbie Guilloud to see if she is alive and well. I am her ex husband. From what I can remember she had a twin sister named Terry and lived in Belle, TX. I too used to live in Belle but then moved to Freeport, TX. This is a desperate attempt to locate her for someone mentioned that she passed away... I do not know how to find out for sure.

Please if anyone knows her or her family please call me.
979.480.6775
Friday, January 22nd 2010 - 03:03:26 PM
Name: jean stubblefield
E-mail address: starrbay1953@yahoo.com
Comments:i rn in Bells. Thank you.enjoyed your info about Bells, my grandmother was bo
Sunday, January 17th 2010 - 08:29:40 AM
Name: Tammy Schuler
E-mail address: tamys53@hotmail.com
Comments:Just checking out your site. Looking at moving to the area and wanted to see what Bells had to offer. Thank you
Thursday, January 7th 2010 - 12:26:27 PM
Name: ernest green
E-mail address: erniegreen@ymail.com
Comments:I was born 4 miles north of Bells, Nov. 7, 1937. My great grandparents J. W. Sivells, and Mary Elizabeth Sivels came to area north of Bells in the 1870's I still have the old homeplace there, across from Shenandoah Rd. Have lots of info to share, about those very early days. Old photos and documents from the 1800's Will add more later. Ernest Green
Saturday, December 19th 2009 - 07:39:08 PM
Name: Herschel R Wilson
E-mail address: rosiewilsonsf@sbcglobal.net
Comments:my folks lived in bells
my mother, Lucille l King married my dad Herschel A wilson
who was buried in bells in 1948. i was 9 at the time
my aunt lila was married to Murray Mccollum-a mason-and
42-player
Monday, December 14th 2009 - 08:44:36 AM
Name: Herschel R Wilson
E-mail address: rosiewilsonsf@sbcglobal.net
Comments:my folks lived in bells
my mother, Lucille l King married my dad Herschel A wilson
who was buried in bells in 1948. i was 9 at the time
my aunt lila was married to Murray Mccollum-a mason-and
42-player
Monday, December 14th 2009 - 08:31:06 AM
Name: ernest green
E-mail address: erniegreen@ymail.com
Homepage URL: http://???
Comments:I'm ernest green, grew up noth of bells in the Hebron community, born Nov. 7, 1937.Still have original homestead acerage, still have a home out there, butlive in Irving. I have a great amount of memories there, and still spend a lot of time there. I recently ran across someone that questions about someone I knew back in early 50's. Any one know of an e-mail ??? I cannot get the e-mail to go!!! I have a lot of info for them if I can get in touch. Ernest Green in Bells and Irving. Can anyone help??? Their names are Nathaniel and Cloe Williams, had a daughter name Evelin? and a son / stepson Carl Cherry.
Tuesday, December 1st 2009 - 04:45:41 PM
Name: Doug Gentry
E-mail address: dougmscns@yahoo.com
Tuesday, November 17th 2009 - 03:48:07 PM
Name: Kavinna Nosler Anderson
E-mail address: kavinna@yahoo.com
Comments:I graduated in '73 and married one of the local boys Donnie W. Still miss the oldd times. Hope that the reunion goes well and keep growing Bells.
Tuesday, September 22nd 2009 - 06:17:15 PM
Name: Carlos W. Yandell
E-mail address: yandell@huntel.net
Comments:I grew up in Bells,moved away in my senior year would have been class of 73. This has been a good read, fond memories. My dad used to own the Gulf Station in the 50's. Will be back to our 36th reunion in Denison on 09/26/09 plan to at least drive through. I also am sad to see Brooks hamburger gone remember the .19c hamburgers. Remember Washburns hardware store, and the pool hall? Where have thoes times gone?
Tuesday, September 1st 2009 - 05:44:44 AM
Name: Ray Reynolds
E-mail address: magpie@hal-pc.org
Homepage URL: http://http://users.hal-pc.org/~magpie/
Comments:I was in graduating class of 1948. I'm in the photo of the annual "Womanless Wedding," produced by Agness Oliver that year or 1949.

My URL includes in addition to Reynolds, Bells families: Booe, Ford.

Thank you for us a Bells home page.
Sunday, August 16th 2009 - 07:04:34 PM
Name: Dennis Haliburton
Comments:My family grew up in bells ,great to see those pics..
Thursday, August 13th 2009 - 10:01:26 AM
Name: Arlene
E-mail address: IACbosho@aol.com
Comments:kool site need another part with updates.. Bells is a fast growing community and a beautiful place to live.. Bells is moving on to a greater and bigger future... Cannot ask for better friends than those whom live in the Bells/Savoy area.. Rock on BVFD ur the best!!!!!!
Sunday, July 12th 2009 - 07:04:21 PM
Name: jerry lynn dopson
E-mail address: j.ldopson@yahoo.com
Comments:my graduation was 1960 from good old bells high before they tore it down for the new one . for those who don"t remember my father was the mayor of bells from 1950 to 1960 when he died of a heart attack. i have just started trying to get in touch with my class mates or some of the people i met or went to school ahead of or behind of. would like to here from any of you . oh yes my fathers main business was as a barber
Thursday, July 2nd 2009 - 06:08:01 PM
Name: patricia McGough
E-mail address: pgarm45@aol.com
Sunday, June 7th 2009 - 08:40:13 PM
Name: Dan Robertson
Comments: I'm trying to piece together a few small pieces of information to try to see if I can develop an accurate family tree before the one last living Aston Aunt I have passes on. She is in her mid 80s so, I feel I'm working with limited time. I won't bore you with my little pieces of family information but, I have traced them from Virginia to Pink Hill via some documented sources. I have also found some handwritten journal entries suggesting that once they arrived, John Richie remained an active force in the "Sherman Old Time Settler's Assn."
What a small world. I guess we must have parked very near your home when we visited recently.
We noted the State's Historical marker and a couple of entries from letters suggest that John Richie (sometimes listed as John Richard in error) and his first wife - Mary Stratton - were both very devout Christians who wanted a Church near to them. I suspect that travel into Bells was impossible during bad weather and I think the first Minister of the Antioch Baptist Church may have come out from Bells or from Sherman as a sort of "circuit rider". No one was around at the Church when we visited but, would you know if THEY have a Church historian I might contact?
One last point that might be of interest to you. They brought with them slaves they owned in Virginia.
Upon John's death, he left each of his adult slaves $100 in gold. Further, it is implied - but I cannot say this for SURE, - that he freed his slaves when he passed away. They must have been Confederates since a journal entry documented on the Portal to Texas History contains an entry stating that John Richie offered "free grinding corn and other crops for the wives and widows of Confederate soldiers" at his mill.
Cindy, I have to leave town early this morning but, when I return next week, I will look further into this matter. In the meantime, I again want to thank you for your willingness to try to assist me as I search for more information on my Robertson ancestors. ---------------- Dan Robertson.



In a message dated 4/17/2009 4:07:32 A.M. Central Daylight Time, pinbally@bellstexas.com writes:
Friday, May 22nd 2009 - 10:25:57 AM
Name: Carolyn Dexheimer
E-mail address: cdex@myrhinomail.com
Comments:Hi,

My name is Carolyn Moir Dexheimer. I was told there were questions about the Kidd family on the web & I couldn't find it. I have all the history of the Kidd, Anderson & Atnip family of Bells, I know some time ago I read city council minutes regarding K. D. Kidd(my great grtandfather) & Frank Kidd his brother. That is all I have ever seen, but if someone was wanting more information, I might could help.

Carolyn Dexheimer
cdex@myrhinomail.com
Friday, May 22nd 2009 - 05:25:57 AM
Name: Anita (Ulrich) Lee
E-mail address: kountrykickindiva@yahoo.com
Comments:Alot of "Family History" in a small town. My grandparents were the late Walter and Alice(Rushing)Wilson. My grandfather Walter Wilson was inside Barbara's Burgers(where my whole family loved to eat, this restaurant is dearly missed) as he was going out the door he had a heart-attack which lead to his death. Their children Walter/Alice'S were: L.Z. Wilson, Weldon Wilson(Of Bells)Clyde B. Wilson,Paul Wilson,Verda(Wilson)Hudson,Zola(Wilson)Maffia,Dorothy(Wilson)Winton/Ulrich*my mother,Naomi(Wilson)Harbour,Juanita(Wilson)Clark/Darnell *All of whom have passed on. Recently in the last 4 yrs. I have lost 2 cousins in Bells, Johnny Wilson and Ronald(Ronnie)Wilson which were both Weldon's two oldest son's. Just yesterday 04-29-2009 we had to let go of another loved one which was Catherine "Pat" Wilson which was Weldon's 3rd eldest son's Donnie Wilson's Wife who has been the "Mayor Of Bells" for the past 2 yrs. Pat we love and miss you so much, you were a joy to the entire family *May God bless and keep you in his loving arms for eternity, What an ANGEL you will make!
Thank You Very Much for letting me share this with you!
Sincerely,
Anita Ulrich Lee
04/30/2009
Thursday, April 30th 2009 - 08:53:14 PM
Name: Laura Canada
E-mail address: jnickel1@shaw.ca
Comments:I am looking to get into contact with Curtis. He was a paremadic at bells and i am wondering if you can tell him canada!!! is looking for him he will know who your talking about im sure!

please pass on my email and tell him to get into contact with me!
thanks
Laura
Sunday, February 15th 2009 - 08:34:17 PM
Name: Tom Birdwell
E-mail address: tombirdwell@aol.com
Homepage URL: http://www.bellstexas.com/mod/DOLLAR.jpg
Comments:In 1950, Bells got national press coverage of Rev Baxton Bryant's Mile of Dollars fundraiser. Baxton was my Uncle. Much more than that, he was the closest thing I had to being a father. I am trying to assemble a scrapbook of memoirs about him and his actions. Can you assist me in finding someone with one of the souvenir dollars given in exchange for a donation? I would gladly pay any reasonable fee for one.

Souvenir dollas Thank you.


Tom Birdwell
Saturday, January 24th 2009 - 11:07:22 AM
Name: Mozelle Dawson Barr
E-mail address: lmbarr@sbcglobal.net
Comments:Thanks for doing this. It's neat to see
Thursday, January 15th 2009 - 10:59:07 AM
Name: Sam Houston Allred
E-mail address: shafree@samhoustonallred.com
Homepage URL: http://www.samhoustonallred.com
Comments:> I've no idea if that's your "name" or a made-up moniker. I'm Sam
> Houston Allred, 3rd son of James V & Joe Betsy Miller Allred, grandson
> of "Renne Allred, Sr.," great-grandson of William Allred, (one of 2
> children brought by "Renne Allred, the First" to Bells, Texas in 1837.
>
> Thank you for participating in the Bells, Texas website. I hope to
> meet you someday, although, since I'm 71 years old, that likelihood
> seems to diminish with each passing day....
>
> I have many memories of stories related by my own paternal
> grandfather, Renne Allred, Sr., during my childhood at our home in
> Bellaire, Texas, and numerous memorabilia collected by my father,
> James V Allred during his career of public service as Wichita County
> District Attorney, Attorney General & Governor of Texas, & United
> States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas the last 10
> years of his life, including a booklet published by my uncle, Renne
> Allred, Jr., in 1961 with the story of the journey of "Renne Allred
> the First" from his childhood home in North Carolina to Tennessee &
> thence to Texas. I'll bet that Bells, Texas has a copy of that booklet
> --- or at least it's in the Grayson County Library, wherever that may
> be....
>
> Anyway, I'll look forward to hearing from you. I'm working on my
> memoirs, in addition to asserting my rights as an American citizen
> against fascists who have seized control of the government of our
> democratic constitutionally based republic, so my upcoming paths to
> justice may be strewn with landmines & other "legal" traps passing for
> "laws," (which each of us who are aware of our lawful status under a
> constitutional government must pursue), but I'll welcome any
> communications that those descendants of the neighbors of Renne Allred
> the First may want to share with me.
>
> Yours for peace, accountability, "liberty & justice for ALL"!!!
>
> Sam Houston Allred
> 111 Hekili St., Suite A, #425
> Kailua, HI 96734
> (415) 816-9901 (my San Francisco cell 'phone is still active)
> www.samhoustonallred.com
>
Sunday, January 11th 2009 - 09:06:45 PM
Name: Sam Houston Allred
E-mail address: shafree@samhoustonallred.com
Homepage URL: http://www.samhoustonallred.com
Comments:Who are you?
Friday, January 2nd 2009 - 03:31:48 PM
Name: Lea Head
Comments:Many thanks to you for sharing your photos and family with the rest of us!
Wednesday, November 26th 2008 - 09:56:45 AM
Name: Monica Robinson
E-mail address: almostbornblonde3987@yahoo.com
Homepage URL: http://www.myspace.com/dakotashane
Wednesday, September 3rd 2008 - 10:59:09 AM
Name: The Lipscomb Family
E-mail address: mouseofhouse2@yahoo.com
Homepage URL: http://youravon.com/mlipscomb
Comments:Looking forward to moving your way. Thanks for the info from this site. Helped allot.
Wednesday, August 27th 2008 - 06:34:35 AM
Name: Wes Whitley
E-mail address: wmwhitley29msn.com
Comments:Graduated from BHS in 1978. Moved to the West Coast that summer. I see it has changed a little. Miss it.
Tuesday, August 19th 2008 - 06:08:44 PM
Name: Janice Miller j
E-mail address: SPERNAL@ROADRUNNER.COM
Comments:IM LOOKING FOR SOMEONE THAT DEEPLY TOUCHED MY HEART IN 1979=1980. HIS NAME WAS ELVIE HE HAD BLONDE HAIR)HE WORKED AT SAVOY NURSING HOME HE WAS IN HIS 20 S ELVIE WORKED IN THE MAINTENCE DEPT. HIS SISTER JANIE ALSO WORKED AT SAVOY NURSING HOME.IF ANYONE KNOWS HIM,PLEASE CONTACT ME, I LIVE IN THE BUFFALO N. Y AREA THANK YOU SO MUCH, BELLS TX ONE MORE THING ELVIE MET IN VINITA OKLAHOMA
Saturday, August 16th 2008 - 03:35:27 PM
Name: Gloria Baker- Malone
E-mail address: gbaker922@sbcglobal.net
Comments:My sister bought a place there and I,m looking for a place to rent. I,ve read up on your history and it will be a joy to live there. Nice site
Wednesday, July 23rd 2008 - 01:59:11 PM
Name: Londa Kessler
E-mail address: kessler21@suddenlink.net
Comments:I would love to find a friend I knew in Fort Worth but she moved to Bells after HS graduation. Her grandmother lived there and I haven't had any contact w/her in many years.
Her name is/was Connie Williams Little. If anyone knows where she is please email me

Thanks
Londa Kessler
Monday, July 14th 2008 - 08:11:25 PM
Name: church of christ
E-mail address: church_of_christ_salute_you@yahoo.com
Homepage URL: httpwww.orkut.com/Profile.aspx?uid=16352241549280353360
Comments:Dear Beloved Brothers and Sisters in Christ. My hearty greetings to you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Rom 16:16..

I request your kind permission to introduce myself with your compassionate attention.

I am CHITTIBABU Gosangi resident of Bhatnavelli ,Amalapuram ,East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh, INDIA introduced me as one of the Evangelist and full time worker in Lord's work besides Social Services. As I am a Graduate and completed my Bible training and God gave me an opportunity to serve the poor and orphan children and aged widows in addition to our God’s service. I am pleasure to inform that I got married with Christian girl (Shara). God blessed us with 3 offspring’s one daughter and 2 sons. Our family members also fully dedicated in the Gospel service and spread the Gospel to the remote areas and neighboring areas by distributing tracts for our doctrine.
Dear Christian Brother and Sister , We are planning to start a orphan children home hear our area. We are all belongs to poor and slum area all are depending upon daily wages coolly workers they children also have at least educational books and clothes also insufficient they are all come my church I am not able to provide them for any thing because I am also poor preacher in India so I am asking your prayer help and your kind concern
Dear Christian Brother and Sister, Please convey our greetings to your Church members, trust, Mission Committee and your good family for us. We always pray for your Church, your Ministry, your friends and give thanks to God for you always. Therefore I humbly request your benevolent honor, to please remember in your divine prayers of Orphan Children, Aged widows, Sick people, Leper people, family and Church, and consider our supplications, to share this service. If we found favor and inspiration of you, we arrange food for orphans on your compassionate name and banner and sent to your esteemed postal address. Our prayers continuing in family and church for you achievements entire in your endeavor of Gods glory. Whenever you came to India please visit our congregation.
Please write me back for my encouragement.


Prov.22:9 He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor.

Please pray for our Bhatnavelli Church of Christ in India.
http://www.orkut.com/Profile.aspx?uid=16352241549280353360
our Bank details & Address
mailing address: Chittibabu Gosangi,Evangelist
Bhatnavelli Church of Christ,Bhatnavelli village-533222,(via)Amalapuram,East Godavari District,Andrha Pradesh state,India

church_of_christ_salute_you@yahoo.com

Bank details:
Chruch of Christ & Social Service Association
Online Account Number: 30202209636
Name of the Bank: State Bank of India
town:location: Amalapuram town
pin code of the Bank situated: 533201
E.G.District ,A.P state,India
SWIFT CODE:
IFSC CODE SBIN 000803

Tuesday, May 20th 2008 - 04:48:25 AM
Name: James Dills
E-mail address: jadills@hamilton.net
Comments:I would like to get in touch with Taffy Nolan or Jones who graduated from Bells Texas High School. you can reach me at jadills@hamilton.net
Saturday, May 10th 2008 - 07:42:21 AM
Name: Lisa Hite
E-mail address: Lisa.J.Hite@cebridge.net
Comments:Lisa Hite [Lisa.J.Hite@cebridge.net]

Looking for someone to mow my Grandmother's lawn in Bells?
please contact Lisa.
Wednesday, April 30th 2008 - 03:36:33 PM
Name: Patsy Moore Rushing
E-mail address: patnpaints2002@yahoo.com
Homepage URL: http://www.aussiestoymini.com
Comments:Hi! Just discovered your web site and just started looking at all you have there. The church picture with numbers on the faces is incorrect on Sammy and me. No. 3l is not Sammy. He is the little boy with his back turned in front of Mother, Lorene Moore. I am next to no. 3l and do not have a number on my face. Thought you would like to make those corrections.

Great job,

Pat Rushing
9606 S. Gray Rd.
Tishomingo, OK 73460
580-504-0585 cell phone
Monday, March 24th 2008 - 08:35:39 AM
Name: Dona McWilliams
E-mail address: donamcwilliams@BigLots.com
Comments:
Do you have a local newspaper that is on the web?
Dona McWilliams
Durant DC 879
Admin Assistant
580-931-2105
Thursday, March 13th 2008 - 05:46:25 PM
Name: Wayne
E-mail address: snapper@texoma.net
Comments:I notice you have one Fannin Co. business listed. I would love to be listed with Bells Web Page, as I am the only full service Lawn and Garden dealer in the immediate area for Bells and Savoy residents.
Thanks for your consideration.
Wayne
Wayne's Service Center
8902 Hwy 56 West
Savoy, Texas 75479
Ph. 903.965.4427
Saturday, March 8th 2008 - 03:23:09 PM
Name: Jolene Myers
Homepage URL: http://www.jmfloraldesigns.com.
Comments:www.jmfloraldesigns.com.

Hello,

Just found your web site and wanted to let you know that I am a new business in Bells. My company is jm Floral Designs, LLC and for almost a year now I have been renting a space from the Memories in Time. I will be moving in May to the new strip shopping center across from the new Sonic that was opened last year. I am a full-service florist that carries silk and fresh flower designs, balloons and gifts. My web site address is www.jmfloraldesigns.com.

Thank you,
Jolene Myers
Thursday, February 21st 2008 - 06:04:28 PM
Name: Jean Louise
E-mail address: jvijgen@home.n
Comments:,

My name is Jean Louis Vijgen from Holland.

I have adopted a WW2 veterans grave here in Holland, and looking for more information about him.

His name is Tec5 J.M. Lindsey from Bells Texas, he was killed in action on March 22, 1945 in Germany, he joined the Army in May 1942, entered from Dallas.

The only things i found about him was a Honeree by his niece Sandra McCartney.

Can you help me in this matter?

Sincerely

Jean Louis

www.soldiersoffreedom.nl
www.adoptiegraven.nl
Friday, February 15th 2008 - 12:23:02 PM
Name: Photo found on Ebay
Homepage URL: http://www.bellstexas.com.1CottonGirl.jpg
Comments:



This photograph shows: "Edith, a five year old cotton picker on H.M. Lane's farm Bells, Tex. (near Denison). "She's a good steady picker. Works all day long," her aunt said. See also other photos taken here. Location: Bells, Texas, September, 1913."
Wednesday, January 30th 2008 - 04:54:28 PM
Name: Photo found on Ebay
Homepage URL: http://www.bellstexas.com.1CottonGirl.jpg
Comments:



This photograph shows: "Edith, a five year old cotton picker on H.M. Lane's farm Bells, Tex. (near Denison). "She's a good steady picker. Works all day long," her aunt said. See also other photos taken here. Location: Bells, Texas, September, 1913."
Wednesday, January 30th 2008 - 04:53:53 PM
Name: Scott Hancock
E-mail address: none
Comments:I am looking for a dear, longtime friend, Rebecca Dawson, who lived in Atoka, OK, when I knew her in the late l980s and early l990s. At that time, I lived in Durant, OK. I have learned that Rebecca may have moved from Atoka to Bells. If you know her, please let her know that I am trying to locate her just to catch up on old times. I can be reached at 405-919-0235. Thank you.
Tuesday, January 1st 2008 - 05:07:14 AM
Name: Dave Worthen
E-mail address: thejunglepapa@yahoo.com
Comments: My Great Great Great Grandfather James Colman Witcher is from Bells and I am working on my family tree and if anyone have any info on the Witcher Family from the 1800's or any pictures of the family I would appreciate hearing from anyone
Thank you
Thursday, December 20th 2007 - 08:41:49 PM
Name: Cheryl Magee
E-mail address: candimagee@sbcglobal.net
Thursday, December 20th 2007 - 11:57:40 AM
Name: 50 and 60's Cars we Drove
Homepage URL: http://thefiftiesandsixties.com/CarsWeDrove.htm
Comments:

Cars We Drove
.

Thursday, December 6th 2007 - 11:47:10 AM
Name: Cynthia Dooley
E-mail address: cynth_dooley@yahoo.com
Comments:I was trying to access one of my alternate e-mail sites, and this page popped up. I thought that was very funny, because I lived in Bells for several months in about 1979!
It's a lovely little town, and I have fond memories of my stay there. Thank you for bringing back those times.

Cynthia Dooley
Tuesday, December 4th 2007 - 06:15:57 PM
Name: Cristi Page DeWolf
Homepage URL: http://www.bellstexas.com/dewolf
Comments:restoring a few houses in Ambrose.
http://www.bellstexas.com/dewolf
thanks for your interest.
Tuesday, December 4th 2007 - 01:14:52 PM
Name: Cherry Mound Baptist Church
Comments:Cherry Mound Baptist Church
In Christ,
Bro. Dennis Stewart-Pastor
Cherry Mound Baptist Church
6335 FM 1753
Denison, Tx 75021
Cell: 903-821-1148

Thursday, November 29th 2007 - 11:37:00 AM
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E-mail address: DixieDixlar@cs.com
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Tuesday, November 20th 2007 - 12:36:13 PM
Name: Bells Main Street Project
Comments:This is an update following the lunch meeting of the Business Association of November 15th. Those of you who we in attendance already know the content of this email.

A brief overview was provided regarding the Main Street program.

This presentation was followed by a vote by the members of the Association to make the Main Street program for Bells a project of the Business Association. We know we have a parent organization and can circumvent an incorporation process for the Main Street project, we can begin much sooner by not having to address that process.

The next and final orientation will be held on Monday, December 10th - 6pm, at the City Hall. This will be a formal presentation by Donna Dow, Main Street Director for the City of Durant. Donna has many years experience and her presentation will be very beneficial. This is THE important meeting and after December 10th we should be in position for a Main Street Board to be selected.

So far we have had interest expressed by Joe Moore (Supt. Bells ISD), Bruce Maniet (Physician), Larry Wells (Business Owner), Allen Sanderson (Bank Exec.), Ray Miller (Business Owner, Editor), and Chris Shulz (Property Investments). This interest has been determined by attendance at scheduled meetings or expressed directly to the undersigned.

It is hoped each of those listed above will be able to attend the final orientation of December 10th. Any other interested person is also invited to attend. The Bells Main Street program has need of many, many, people and four major committees will need leadership.

Hope this update helps everyone.

Thanks,
Ray


Bells
Tuesday, November 20th 2007 - 11:40:51 AM
Name: LATONYA
E-mail address: misslatonya2001@yahoo.com
Comments:Hello, Bells, Tx

I am curious to know more about Bells, Tx. Is there a Mayor in Bells, Tx? if so who is in office for this city? if not how is this city operated?

Thank you to whom ever takes to time to anwser my questions....

God Bless
Monday, November 12th 2007 - 06:30:00 PM
Name: Bells Business Association
E-mail address: bellsbusiness@aol.com
Homepage URL: http://www.bellsbusinessassociation.com
Comments:Bells/Savoy Business Association

PO Box 385

Bells, TX 75414





The next meeting of the Bells/Savoy Business Association will be held on



Thursday, November 15, 2007

12:00 pm

at

Bells City Hall Community Center




Lunch Cost $5.00
Bring your spouse, guest or a future member!





Please RSVP to Genie or Susie 903-965-0200 by Tuesday, Nov. 13th if you will be attending. This will help up make sure we have enough lunch for everyone.


Wednesday, November 7th 2007 - 10:05:46 AM
Name: Savoy Fire Department
Comments:The Savoy Volunteer

Fire Department

proudly presents

6TH ANNUAL

BAR-B-Q / AUCTION / BAKE SALE & RAFFLE

SATURDAY OCT. 20

Jim & Darlene Fuller Place

C.R. 1215 - Savoy, Texas

11AM - 5PM

Gates will open @ 10:30 am

Bar-B-Q and Bake Sale 11AM - 5PM

Silent Auction 11AM - Final Bids @ 3PM

Live Auction 3:30PM - 5PM

Raffle Drawing @ 5PM for Air Compressor donated by Grayson Air Compressor $210 value - $5 per chance.

Music by:

Bill Spence & Friends

Loose Gravel



For more info Call:

903-965-5380

or

214-454-8467

To get to the Fuller Place, take FM 1753 North out of Savoy from either Hwy 56 or 82, and go east on CR 1215, you will go a few miles, and the Fuller Place will be on the North side of the road.



Wednesday, October 17th 2007 - 12:44:33 PM
Name: PinBally
E-mail address: pinbally@bellstexas.com
Homepage URL: http://www.bellstexas.com/school/down.html
Comments:Here are photos of the old Bells, Texas school building being torn down.

Thanks for your interest.
Thursday, October 4th 2007 - 07:34:04 PM
Name: Michael Pearce
E-mail address: mpearce55@sbcglobal.net
Comments:Hello..Hello..

I was rummaging through the web today when i came across your site. Asking if PEARCE should be added to the name of Jno Melton age 60. The answer is NO.

Jno (John Melton) is the father of "Polly" Pearce.

Dixon H Pearce is my Great-Great-Grandfather.

If you wanna know more about the Pearce's please visit my website listed below.

Thanks



Our Faulkner County Family
The Pearce and Smith Families of Faulkner County, Arkansas
http://geocities.com/mpearce55@sbcglobal.net

Wednesday, October 3rd 2007 - 08:54:13 PM
Name: Cindy Page
E-mail address: pinbally@bellstexas.com
Comments:This photograph shows: "All these children five years, six years, seven years, nine years and two a little older, were picking cotton on H.M. Lane's farm Bells, Tex. Only one adult, an aunt was picking. Father was plowing. Edith five years, (see preceding photo) picks all day. "Hughie" six years old, girl, picks all day. Alton, seven years old, picks fifty pounds a day. Ruth, nine years old, picks seventy-five pounds a day. Rob and Lee are about ten or eleven years old. The very young children like to pick, but before long they detest it. Sun is hot, hours long, bags heavy. Location: Bells, Texas."
Photograph by Lewis Hine, 1912.


Sunday, September 30th 2007 - 07:38:22 PM
Name: Cindy Page
E-mail address: pinbally@bellstexas.com
Comments:This photograph shows: "All these children five years, six years, seven years, nine years and two a little older, were picking cotton on H.M. Lane's farm Bells, Tex. Only one adult, an aunt was picking. Father was plowing. Edith five years, (see preceding photo) picks all day. "Hughie" six years old, girl, picks all day. Alton, seven years old, picks fifty pounds a day. Ruth, nine years old, picks seventy-five pounds a day. Rob and Lee are about ten or eleven years old. The very young children like to pick, but before long they detest it. Sun is hot, hours long, bags heavy. Location: Bells, Texas."
Photograph by Lewis Hine, 1912.


Sunday, September 30th 2007 - 07:36:32 PM
Name: Cindy Page
E-mail address: pinbally@bellstexas.com
Comments:This photograph shows: "All these children five years, six years, seven years, nine years and two a little older, were picking cotton on H.M. Lane's farm Bells, Tex. Only one adult, an aunt was picking. Father was plowing. Edith five years, (see preceding photo) picks all day. "Hughie" six years old, girl, picks all day. Alton, seven years old, picks fifty pounds a day. Ruth, nine years old, picks seventy-five pounds a day. Rob and Lee are about ten or eleven years old. The very young children like to pick, but before long they detest it. Sun is hot, hours long, bags heavy. Location: Bells, Texas."
Photograph by Lewis Hine, 1912.


Sunday, September 30th 2007 - 07:31:36 PM
Name: Nick Yandell
E-mail address: Nick.Yandell.ctr@navy.mil
Comments:I would love to hear from my old classmates. I would have graduated 1978. Sandra Anderson, Joanna Walsh, Bob Hastings, John Connelly , Sharon Duckworth, David Mangrum, Linda Alverson, Casey Pritchard anyone in this class drop me a line.
Tuesday, September 18th 2007 - 10:38:29 AM
Name: Billie Galyon Johnson
E-mail address: jerbiljohnson@sbcglobal.net
Comments:I just read the news in the Herald Democrat, Wesley Washburn's is closing. I'm so sorry to read this, that store has been there all my life. I bought my first pair of levis there in 1955-56. When I lived there I bought fabrics, thread, zippers and other sewing needs from Wesley's. My last purchase was from Wesley in the summer of 1996. My mom (Ivy) needed a 3 prong plug to use with her lift chair, and of course Wesley had just the thing.
Sure will remember all the good things I bought in that store. The Washburn's were and are good people.

Lots of memories,
Billie Johnson
Sunday, September 16th 2007 - 05:03:23 PM
Name: Smith Hill Castle, Ambrose, TX
Homepage URL: http://www.dupontcastle.com/castles/tx_unk8.htm
Comments:


Smith Hill Castle, Ambrose, TX

Add you own stories, in our BellsTEXAS guestbook.

Thanks for stopping By.

Wednesday, August 8th 2007 - 07:11:34 PM
Name: Smith-Hill Castle Ambrose, TX
Homepage URL: http://http://www.dupontcastle.com/castles/tx_unk8.htm
Comments:Someone has asked about the Ambrose "Castle." You may add any additional info here.


The castle in the Denison, Texas area is close to a little community called Ambrose. Ambrose is a community between Denison and Bells, Texas.
From Sherman, Texas you drive east on US Hwy 82 to Bells, Texas. Turn north on US Hwy 69 and about 1/4 mile on the right starts FM 1897. Turn right and follow this Farm-to-Market road north toward Ambrose. This castle can be seen about two miles on the right. The entrance drive has a sign above that says "SMITH HILL".

. The 'Unknown Castle' was built in the late 1970's and originally the overhead entrance sign at the gate to the property said 'Possum Breath Ranch'.


I drove up the dirt road, expecting the castle to be abandoned, but as I pulled closer in, I saw proof the people lived there. A large Rottweiler/Shepherd Mix stands guard outside of the house. I knocked on the door and was greeted by Mrs. Smith. Her husband and she are the original owners of the home that they have converted from a farm home into a castle.

Mrs. Smith was very cordial and gave me free reign to shoot all of the photos that I wanted to outside of her home. She excused herself to make Spaghetti (It smelled SO good!) and I proceeded to take some photos. I am enclosing those photos.

Here is the story from what I can recall. She and hubby bought the home in the early 70s and began to do what they thought was needed to make the house look like a castle. As they did so, there were no other people in the US that they knew about who were doing this. She said that they still get one or two people a year who ask if they can look at the house. She does not let visitors in their home.

Does anyone have more information about it? Does it have a name?

Back to "Castles of the United States"

A special thanks to Dixie for taking and sending in the photo.


Wednesday, August 8th 2007 - 06:31:26 PM
Name: info to city
Comments:

Subject: Website for a solid waste collection company !



Good Morning:



My name is Woodie Brantley, and I represent Republic Waste Services of Texas. (d/b/a Duncan Disposal.) Our company’s main office is located in Hutchins, Texas. I understand that your current solid waste contract with Trinity Waste Systems is due to expire in the near future.



The notification clause calls for one of the parties (City) to notify the other by certified mail of its intentions to seek outside bids. The letter must be sent out prior to the termination date of your contractual agreement.



Duncan Disposal would very much like an opportunity to make a proposal to the City for its solid waste collection and disposal services. In looking at your current rate structure, it appears as though your customers are paying substantially more than your neighboring cities are paying for their services.



We would be willing to conduct a complete cost analysis for collection and disposal services for the City of Lancaster. Additionally, I will be more than happy to meet with you to answer questions and discuss the City’s options.



I have included with this letter a website location that will give you background information on our company, as well as, a complete list of the communities that we currently serve here in Texas.



Lastly, would you please place our firm on the cities active bidder’s list or place the attached documentation in a file folder for future consideration.


Wednesday, August 8th 2007 - 06:18:58 PM
Name: Bennie Irwin
E-mail address: armstrongheatair@yahoo.com
Homepage URL: http
Comments:Hello,
My name is Bennie Irwin. My husband's company is named Armstrong Heating and Air Conditioning We run the business from our home in Whitewright. We are a small company, licensed and bonded. Tom has over twenty years experience and is honest, hardworking and very knowledgable. Your great Bellstexas.com website would be very useful in letting locals know that there is a really good guy around willing to do a honest days work for honest pay. Thank you for your time and consideration.
ARMSTRONG HEAT & AIR
FOR ALL YOUR A/C & HEATING NEEDS.
469-585-5005 / 903-814-2668

Thomas Irwin
469-585-5005
ARMSTRONG
Heat & Air Conditioning
Saturday, July 28th 2007 - 11:08:37 AM
Name: Bennie Irwin
E-mail address: armstrongheatair@yahoo.com
Homepage URL: http
Comments:Hello,
My name is Bennie Irwin. My husband's company is named Armstrong Heating and Air Conditioning We run the business from our home in Whitewright. We are a small company, licensed and bonded. Tom has over twenty years experience and is honest, hardworking and very knowledgable. Your great Bellstexas.com website would be very useful in letting locals know that there is a really good guy around willing to do a honest days work for honest pay. Thank you for your time and consideration.
ARMSTRONG HEAT & AIR
FOR ALL YOUR A/C & HEATING NEEDS.
469-585-5005 / 903-814-2668

Thomas Irwin
469-585-5005
ARMSTRONG
Heat & Air Conditioning
Saturday, July 28th 2007 - 11:08:20 AM
Name: Peggy L. Martin
E-mail address: peggylee1951@sbcglobal.net
Comments:Will be visiting my brother who lives in Bells in Oct.
Sunday, June 17th 2007 - 12:05:42 PM
Name: Lorelle Marinello
E-mail address: lorelle.marinello@gmail.com
Comments:

Kidd Sisters
Lutie Kidd Orr & Elsie Kidd Francis,
Nora Kidd Hansard,
James Nelson Kidd(Son Freeman L. Kidd)






Monday, May 28th 2007 - 02:09:06 PM
Name: George Nicolas Campos
E-mail address: nicogeorge@usa.com
Comments:Thank you for the tour of your town,I wish you had more up to date PHOTOS of the town now.
I'm looking to buy the property on 203 S. Wilson st.
Thank You!!
George
Sunday, May 20th 2007 - 12:58:36 PM
Name: Sara Luebbers
E-mail address: hungrysubmissivepuppy@yahoo.com
Comments:HI! My boyfriend has close friends that live in Bells and he and i are actually going to visit this July! He and i are also interested in possibly moving to Bells and i am trying to suprise him and find a house or two in the town to look at to possibly buy. Can anyone help in finding a good real estate agent for Bells? I do not want to ask his friends cause i want this to be a BIG secret. THANKS! I hope we will love your city!
Wednesday, May 16th 2007 - 06:51:52 PM
Name: Jerry Henry
E-mail address: jerrywhenry@aol.com
Comments:My name is Jerry Henry. I and my family:

Father - Olen Henry
Mother - Lora Bernice
Brother - James Henry
Brother - Joe Henry
Sister - Barbara Henry Newsome
Sister - Bettye Henry Plehn - lived in Bells from November, 1945 until November, 1958. My mother, father, and an infant sister are buried there today. My niece, Linda Wilson, lives there today.

During the time that we lived in Bells, my father spent much time and effort towards the building of the local Masonic Lodge, both from a membership standpoint as well as the physical location. According to my family members, my memories and from talking to other members of the lodge in the early 1960's, my father was responsible for teaching the first many members the secret work that was necessary to become a mason. I have also heard that a few years ago, there was consideration for naming the lodge after him.

I remember many many nights that a mason would come to the house after dinner and he and my father would go sit in the car until late at night, with my father teaching the information necessary for the mason to reach his next level within the masons. Unfortunately, most of the members from that time are deceased and much of the history of the lodge is sketchy or lost.

I realize that the masons are a secretive society and there will be few photos of meetings, etc., but at least a written history, if one can be accumulated from the old gentlemen left would be of interest to the city and especially to me and my family.

I currently live in Georgia and have no access to any possible men who know the history or I would tackle the project myself. Perhaps a request for information on the website would produce some of the history.

Thank you for your time,

Jerry Henry


Wednesday, May 16th 2007 - 09:06:15 AM
Name: Ranch Neighbor
Homepage URL: http://www.collidefestival.com
Comments:http://www.collidefestival.com/

Willowood Ranch Christian Music Festival.
June 7, 8 and 9. Thursday - Saturday. 1-800- 393-2393
25,000 - 35,000 people at this event.
Go to 3803 Ward neal Road VIP entrance to get wristband before entering the property.
Blessings on you; and your family & we hope to see you at Collide.
(Directions from Sherman Texas, hwy 56 East to Choctaw Creek, then South or right onto Pink Hill Rd to Ward Neal rd.









Monday, May 14th 2007 - 10:16:56 PM
Name: Ranch Neighbor
Homepage URL: http://www.collidefestival.com
Comments:http://www.collidefestival.com/

Willowood Ranch Christian Music Festival.
June 7, 8 and 9. Thursday - Saturday. 1-800- 393-2393
25,000 - 35,000 people at this event.
Go to 3803 Ward neal Road VIP entrance to get wristband before entering the property.
Blessings on you; and your family & we hope to see you at Collide.
(Directions from Sherman Texas, hwy 56 East to Choctaw Creek, then South or right onto Pink Hill Rd to Ward Neal rd.









Monday, May 14th 2007 - 10:15:58 PM
Name: Lorna Philips
E-mail address: edlorna@aol.com
Comments:I'm looking for a family of Hiter J Kimball, who was supposedly born in Bells, Tx around 1913. He died four days after he came back from the war around 1945 with jungle disease. He was married to my aunt Nelle Evans Kimball. If anyone could help me find his parents names or any relatives, would be appreciated.
Thanks,
Lorna Philips
Sunday, May 13th 2007 - 07:36:37 PM
Name: Russ Jolly
E-mail address: russjolly@gmail.com
Comments:Hey Cindy,

I confirmed my Ferguson connection and made a quick, last minute trip to Bells this past Sunday for a drive around town and walk through the cemetery. My great grandfather was JJ (Jackson James) Ferguson and my great-great grandfather was Jasper Newton (JN) Ferguson. They are buried in Rose Hill Cemetery. In fact, JN Ferguson's will mentions that he gave the land for Rose Hill Cemetery and that would make sense as his burial site is at the top of the ridge on that land and he owned the surrounding land. So I am related to all of the Fergusons buried in Rose Hill as well as Willie Mae Ferguson Cobb (wife of Delmer Lee Cobb). She was my grandmother's sister.

Seems like most of the Fergusons left Bells after awhile - but it's really nice to make the connection. It will take me awhile, but as I learn more I'll write up something for the Bells website on the Ferguson family. Take care!

Russ Jolly
russjolly@gmail.com
Richardson, TX
Saturday, April 21st 2007 - 05:26:16 PM
Name: Robert Mull
Comments:


Pacific Hotel, Bells, Texas, 1895

See for more info.

Thanks to Robert Mull for sharing the Pacific hotel photo.
Wednesday, April 4th 2007 - 10:43:11 PM
Name: Robert Mull
E-mail address: Robert.Mull@papg.ocgov.com
Comments:

I am a decedent investigator in Orange County, CA. I have come across a photograph of a hotel in Bells, TX. The hotel name is:

PACIFIC HOTEL (a two-story, wood framed building). In the photograph there are seven people pictured along with two buggies with horses. The notation on the back of the photograph states: "My Grandfather's Hotel - Bells, Texas - 1900-1905".

My decedent is Mr. Eugene H. Phillips, Jr. He was born in Denison, Texas on 5/20/1915 to Eugene H. Phillips of Bells, Texas and Ms. Etta Mary Blackburn of Enon, Missouri. I don't have the name of the grandfather he refers to with regard to the Pacific Hotel in Bells.

Please reply back with any information you may have with regard to Mr. Phillips. I cannot find any blood kin to the decedent, but would certainly welcome any information that someone in your city can provide to me. I will also be glad to forward the picture of the Pacific Hotel to someone that will ensure it's inclusion into the city's historical archives.

Sincerely,



Robert Mull, Deputy Public Administrator II
Orange County Public Administrator/Public Guardian
1300 S. Grand Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92705
(714) 567-7641 Direct Line
(714) 567-7660 Main Line
(714) 834-7143 Fax Line


Friday, March 16th 2007 - 09:08:41 PM
Name: Mrs Eddie Lee (S) Turner
E-mail address: s_turner2001@yahoo.com
Comments: Good Morning to you! i was recently contacted by a sister of my now decest husband. I am and have been Mrs Eddie Lee Turner since 1981. So. for the reason that i am contacting you.. I am in total awe that my husband has been dead for 3 yrs or more, but, even more, that a sister of his would contact me. i know that she told me that he has been dead from cancer since 2003, I think. Can u help me. I want to know the date of his death and where he is buried, since the family did not notify me. His dad was Wade Hampton Turner, his mom, is Juanita Turner, and I am still legally his wife, upon his death at least. I dont kn exactly where he was buried, but, I do know that he was at Hebron Church. Any help you can give me is greatly appriciated. Mrs S.Turner
Tuesday, March 6th 2007 - 01:24:47 PM
Name: Jim Smith
E-mail address: jsmith@hovensa.com
Comments:Just happened on this web. I graduated from Bells in '68. My Mother, Brother, Sister and one daughter (Tina) still live there. I have been in the Virgin Islands (St. Croix) for the past seven years, love it and plan on being here until retirement. Saw the sign on from a very good old friend and classmate, Caral Turner (Scott) so thought I would sign the web myself. Thanks, great way to catch up on everyone and everything.
Wednesday, February 28th 2007 - 09:31:16 AM
Name: Katherine Burgess
E-mail address: billyb1@yahoo.com
Homepage URL: http://www.bellstexas.com/burgess
Comments:
Congratulations on 57th Anniversary, Billy & Katherine Burgess



Married, February 3rd, 1950.

Billy and Katherine have lived in Bells for 15 years.

Call Katherine for your decorated birthday & wedding cakes. Make sure your phone is answered properly with Katherine's answering service on Sunny Lane in
Bells.A

Phone: (903) 965-5227.
Call on Katherine anytime.

Happy 57th wedding anniversary, Mom & Dad.(photo: 1974)
Wednesday, February 21st 2007 - 10:14:46 PM
Name: Todd Bass
E-mail address: ntssigns@hotmail.com
Homepage URL: http://www.ntssigns.com
Comments:I was raised in Bells and graduated from Bells in 1984. I moved to Austin, TX, Memphis, TN, Las Vegas, NV and Reno, NV before learning that there is no place like home. I move back to Bells in 1991. I am married with one child and her name is Emma. I have been on the Bells City Council for eight years and am currently the Mayor. Bells is a great town that is starting to show some growth. We recently have added a Dollar General, new lumber yard and Auto Shop. The construction of a Sonic, beauty shop and a branch of the bank is now in the building plans.
Thursday, February 15th 2007 - 05:37:47 PM
Name: CARLA DOOLEY
E-mail address: cdooley@alchenergy.com
Comments:Hi, I was wondering if you have any information on Willow Wood Ranch in Bells, Texas. I want to come for a concert there on June 9th and need to find out information on when and where i can get tickets.
thanks
carla
Wednesday, February 7th 2007 - 01:11:47 PM
Name: Tim Cushing
E-mail address: t.cushing@hotmail.com
Wednesday, December 13th 2006 - 06:03:44 PM
Name: Brenda J. Rogers
E-mail address: bjrogers2@yahoo.com
Comments:Thanks for the help, I found Lydia Lackey Allred. I had no ideal were she was buried but in Grayson County, Tx.
Wednesday, November 22nd 2006 - 02:20:42 PM
Name: Bob Pritchett
E-mail address: rrp@hal-pc.org
Comments:The Gilliam name and Pritchett name are family names that I search. Some of them came from Grayson County.
Tuesday, November 14th 2006 - 01:36:55 PM
Name: Charley Dunn
E-mail address: charleydunn@tx.rr.com
Homepage URL: http://www.windshouts.blogspot.com
Comments:Please note: change in email address. Thanks, Charley Dunn
Wednesday, November 1st 2006 - 12:12:16 PM
Name: robin Warfield
E-mail address: Car and Bike Show
Homepage URL: http://TomBean PTO Car & bike Show
Comments:Hi There,

I would like to invite you, and any other fire departments that I may have missed in our area, to participate in the 2nd Annual Tom Bean PTO Car & Bike Show. The show is scheduled for Sunday November 12th (flyer attached). If you have email contacts or friends on other departments, please feel free to include them in this invitation and have them call me or send an email.

We have added a Fire Truck class to the show (with a trophy) this year. I also thought about setting up a "Boot Booth" near the fire trucks that all of the VFD's participating could split for their treasury. I just need to know if there is enough interest to do this, so please let me know your thoughts.

We would like to have our local firefighters as the judges of our car and bike show and I am soliciting volunteers. I have already talked to Jodi and Brandon Beck with Tom Bean and they have committed at least 2 judges and a truck for the show. If you would like to be a judge, please call me as soon as possible.

This could even be extended to the police departments in the area, we could very easily add a "Police Car" trophy, if the interest is there, please let me know quickly so we can have the trophy made.


Thanks for ALL you give!!

Robin Warfield
2006 - 2007 Tom Bean High PTO Secretary/Treasurer

903-891-1340 office
903-744-0857 cell
903-891-1378 fax

Monday, October 30th 2006 - 12:55:16 PM
Name: Linda S. Duncan
E-mail address: dragonette880-netgeneral@yahoo.com
Comments:Glad I found thise site! There's a possibility I may be moving to Bells in the near future, and it's given me some interesting and helpful information.
Wednesday, October 25th 2006 - 12:28:57 PM
Name: Mary Sue Walters Liggett
E-mail address: Liggettm@aol.com
Comments:I just found this site. I lived in Bells, Texas on the East Side of the tracks. Park Street.
My Parent were Loyd and Vera Walters. Grandparents are J. W Price and Clarence Walters.
I had lots of cousin and aunts and Uncle who once lived there but have all moved away or deceased.
I graduated from Bells High School in 1956.
I proud that I am from Bells and I loved my favorite Teacher Mrs. Pritchard who passed away recently.

Proud to be a Pantherett and Proud to be from Bells.
Saturday, September 23rd 2006 - 02:49:50 PM
Name: Mary Sue Walters Liggett
E-mail address: liggett@aol.com
Comments:Great Page. I graduated from Bells High School in 1956.
My Grandparents were J. W. Price and Clarence Walters.
There were 7 Price Kids that went to Bells School and 5 Walters.

My Parents and I lived on Park Street in the Old Ferguson House.
We attend the First Baptist Church.
Lots of good memories.
I am Proud To Be From Bells, Texas and A Bells Pantherett!
Saturday, September 23rd 2006 - 02:31:41 PM
Name: Adrian King
E-mail address: blazingstar2@yahoo.com
Comments:We, my husband & friends came to your Octoberfest/Fall Festival 2 years ago and just had a wonderful time! Can you tell me when this year's Fall Festival will be? We are anticipating coming again!! Thank you for your reply.
Thursday, September 21st 2006 - 08:32:14 AM
Name: John Connelly
E-mail address: johncjr60@yahoo.com
Comments:I went to Bells school from 1966 to 1973. I have a lot of great memories that will last a life time. I remember the first girl that stole my heart. Sandra A. you know who you are. I had some good friends Nicky Yandell, Terry Gay, Tim and Kim Miller I hope you are all doing great. I've been in Fairbanks Alaska for the last 20 years but just moved back and built a house in Howe. Would love to hear from old friends.

John C.
Saturday, September 16th 2006 - 10:48:57 AM
Name: Susan
Homepage URL: http://susansdesign.com/irwin.htm
Comments:I would like to invite you to my web page on
Steve Irwin Crocodile Hunter
http://susansdesign.com/irwin.htm
Thanks,
Susan
Thursday, September 7th 2006 - 10:32:36 AM
Name: Neely Reynolds
Homepage URL: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/neelyreynolds
Comments:Song about the old Bells, TX hotel.
Joe & Ruby's Cafe.


www.cdbaby.com/cd/neelyreynolds


Click the above site to hear the song, by Neely Reynolds.
Thanks for listening.
Tuesday, August 22nd 2006 - 09:28:58 PM
Name: Cynthia Osborn
E-mail address: razzwho@cox.net
Comments:I recognized my Great Uncle's house at 412 S. Pecan from old family photos my sister has. Quite an interesting restoration project. I wish my Great Grandmother's house had survived throughout the years. I believe it burned to the ground a log time ago. Her name was Ludie Kidd.
Sunday, August 20th 2006 - 09:30:53 PM
Name: Lorelle Marinello
E-mail address: lorelle.marinello@gmail.com
Comments:Love this site! I'm part of the Kidd family which settled in Bells around the mid 1800's. I noticed the 412 S. Pecan St. restoration. The house belonged to King D. Kidd, my great great uncle. The old photo pictures him with his wife Lillian Anderson Kidd, and two daughters, Mamie Kidd and Evie Kidd. I have another copy of a family photo in front of the house with the girls all grown up with their husbands and babies. Thanks for sharing the photos.

Lorelle
Thursday, August 17th 2006 - 07:17:55 PM
Name: Cheryl (Burnette) Seppala
E-mail address: cherylseppala@aol.com
Homepage URL: http://http://seppalafamilyvacation.blogspot.com/
Comments:Hi there! My dad was born and raised in Bells, and I have a lot of fond memories of the place. We went back every summer to visit my grandmother (Emma Burnette) who lived on W. MacFarland. At that time, her place with a HUGE garden and orchard, and a few other houses with pastures and gardens were all that were there. My grandfather (John Burnette) was railroad forman, and the house they lived in backed up to the railroad tracks; I used to wave at the engineer and the man in the caboose and they'd wave back. I remember my dad and I walking into town to Washburn's store and getting cold drinks out of the Coke box on the wooden porch. We just got back from a trip back there and I took tons of pictures and it was so neat to show my kids that neat town. I love this website. I visit it often. Keep up the good work!!! :-) In my blogspot, I have two posts with pictures of Bells. I love Bells and surrounding areas! Thanks for this spot.
Thursday, August 10th 2006 - 08:22:11 AM
Name: Carol Turner Scott
E-mail address: pottsella@aol.com
Comments:Spent my first eighteen years in Bells and have many good memories of so many. I get up there still once in a while and have seen a few old friends from time to time. Would like to visit more often and renew old acquaintances. I've never come acros another place like Bells (and my husband was in the Air Force for thirty years) where everyone knew each other and everything about them!! I didn't always appreciate that as a kid. But, living in Bells probably helped to shape me as much as anything else did. I was sad to see the Dairy Queen go so many years ago and more recently Barbara's Burgers. I was wondering where the kids go now to hang out? Gosh, I hated for Barbara to go out of business....loved her......Joe scared me though! haha E-mail if you would like. Graduated in '68.
Tuesday, August 8th 2006 - 08:33:30 PM
Name: Kimberly Poteet
E-mail address: samuelrpoteet@bellsouth.net
Comments:Charlie Rogers, Florence Cundiff, William Cundiff, 1906?

My grandmother and her family briefly lived in Bells, Texas when she was a child.
Her father was William (Bill) Cundiff. Her mother was named, Effie, I believe.
They would have lived there somewhere between 1900 and 1906, I believe.
She said they grew cotton, and she remarked about the pecan trees there.
The water from the cistern wells made her father sick, so they had to leave the area (by train). A local doctor warned about the dangers of my great grandfather having more chills like the ones associated with previous sicknesses.
Of particular interest to me is a young native from the area named Charlie Rogers, who should have been a teenager at the time.
He dated my grandmother's sister, Florence Cundiff. He came to help the family pick cotton on a regular basis. Florence and Mr. Rogers wanted to marry, but Mr. Cundiff refused since the family had to leave. He feared they would never get to see Florence again if she remained in Texas (many people couldn't afford to travel as much in those days).
I know that Charlie Rogers is a common name, but I would be so interested to learn
about whatever happened to him. Did he marry? Does he still have family in Bells, Texas?
Did he ever mention Florence?
Please contact me if you have any leads about how to obtain this info.
Sincerely, Kimberly Poteet
Email: samuelrpoteet@bellsouth.net
Friday, July 28th 2006 - 10:42:17 AM
Name: Charley Dunn
E-mail address: charleydunn@comcast.net
Homepage URL: http://www.windshouts.blogspot.com
Comments:I'm all in, So let it ride.
Thursday, July 20th 2006 - 09:56:15 PM
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