From the Vault: '59, '69, '79

To commemorate the 125th year of publication of the Copperas Cove Leader-Press in 2019, every Friday the Leader-Press will share snippets from the community’s history over the past 60 years in From the Vault.

40 years ago, in the 
Copperas Cove Leader

The 1979 Mercury Cougar XR-7 was on sale for $6,688 at Billy Young Lincoln Mercury, located at 2623 E. Hwy. 190. 

Local gas station owners discussed possible gas shortage, with Dale Hull of Hull’s service station expecting 3,000 to 4,000 gallons less during the month of March than in March 1978. The price was 62.9 cents per gallon. 

Windcrest Nursing Home held its grand opening in mid March 1979, with Jewell Yarborough cutting the ribbon for the facility.  


50 years ago, in the 
Copperas Cove Press 

The Joy Drive-In celebrated its grand reopening on Thursday and Friday, March 27-28, and selling the 

Winn’s Supermarket in Cove Terrace Shopping Center sold puncho balls for 28 cents – with “name put on free.”

Miss Sarah Lee, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S.C. Lee, won the Area VIII competition for pianist at the Future Homemaker meeting held in Waco March 15-16.


60 years ago, in the 
Copperas Cove Courier

Homes to be built in the Meggs addition were advertised for sale, FHA restricted, with a down payment of $50 to start the application process for a three-bedroom, 1-1/2 bath brick trim home. 

R.A. Hempel of Copperas Cove was elected for the 7th straight time as president of the Coryell County Farm Bureau.

Babe Ruth and Butterfingers candy bars were on sale, 10 for 39 cents at Rhode’s Super Market on Avenue E.

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