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July 2009 Letters

TCP Talk

Letters and comments from our readers

Honor Texas Heritage
I love to read your magazine—lots of fun articles. I would love to see a write-up on Texas dance halls. This is another Texas heritage being brought back to life by Texas Dance Hall Preservation, which has helped restore Sengelmann Hall in Schulenburg. The dance hall was mentioned in your May 2009 issue in the “Hit the Road” travel column.

Paula Jungmann, Bandera Electric Cooperative

Editor’s note: “Texas Dance Halls” was our cover story in January 2006. There are plans to return to them in a future “Hit the Road.”

Which Was First?
In the May 2009 issue of Texas Co-op Power is an article about the first washateria. A report from my wife’s kinfolk indicates the original was in Hollis, Oklahoma, a year earlier than the Fort Worth one.

Dee Brannan, New Braunfels

Editor’s note: According to the family genealogy, the Helpy-Selfy Laundry was founded in 1933, a year before the much-publicized Laundromat in Fort Worth.