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Martin riding cycles in Big Bend with George Jones

Cycling Big Bend

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Part 1 1878 to 1945

Part 2 1946 to 1956

Part 3 1957 to 1963

Part 4  1963 to 1966

Part 5 1967 to 1970

Part 6  1970 to 1977

Part 7 1978 to 1982

Part 8 1982 to 1984

1984 to present

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Martin, TxDHS Training Director in Midland in  November 1977.

 

Ector County Children's Services to TxDHS Training Center Midland, Texas • 1970 to 1977

 

In late 1970, Martin was able to join the County Child Welfare staff as a State social worker.  This was a unique opportunity, as it involved child abuse & neglect investigation, working with families and the Juvenile Court.

 

Martin's social worker office in the Ector County Courthouse

Martin's office in Ector County Courthouse 1973

Martin's supervisor office in Ector County Courthouse 1972

Ector County Children's Services

Ector County Children's Services Moms1970's

Ector County Children's Services 1970's preparing for fosters kids Christmas & got carried away (helped reduce stress!)

Ector County Children's Services 1970's

 

Martin Odessa Child Welfare 1974

Martin Child Welfare Supervisor Odessa, 1973

Ector County Children's Services 1970's

Ector County Children's Services 1970's

Carol and Martin moved to Midland, TX where Carol became and English teacher at Midland High School. Martin had hoped to work for the Midland Police Dept (where Carl Williams had arranged an interview), or the Texas DPS. Both turned martin down due to his one kidney risk, so he re-joined the Tx DHS.

Carol, Martin with Peg & Ollie at the Midland house

 

George Jones was Carl Williams Chief Deputy in Alpine in the 1960's.  He and Barbara had the Study Butte Store and subsequently George was hired as a narcotics office for the Tx DPS.

George, Barbara & Jerry in Midland early 1970's

George's DPS car

    

Indian Lodge -1970 - Ollie, Peg, Margaret, Tom, George, Karl & Karen

Karen Karvonen 1972

Carol & Martin's custom built home by Wylie Brown Odessa 1971 - 3715 Fern Circle. Due to Martin's ECCS work, the State required that Martin live in Ector County in order to file legal documents for custody cases in his work with Child Protective Services.

Moved in on 08/10/71

Carol & Martin's home in Odessa - porch light by Martin's Mom

Carol on her Honda West of Odessa

 

C&M Dogs

Baron & Bear with Carol back yard 3715 Fern Circle, Odessa

Carol & Bear

Odessa house as seen in 1978

Sold in 1973 to District Judge's daughter (as seen in 1978).

 

C&M Dogs

Carol 1972

Realtors photo when they were showing the back yard.

C&M Dogs

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Carol in doorway of Martin's office in Ector County Courthouse 1972

Martin in 1973 at apartment

Sylvia (Ramirez) Foladare and Bruce Carter at the Ector County Children Services offices on Andrews Highway in Odessa.

Martin riding cycles in Big Bend with George Jones

 

 
 

Martin riding cycles in Big Bend with George Jones

Martin riding cycles in Big Bend with George Jones

Martin riding cycles in Big Bend with George Jones

 

In the Big Bend with Jackie & Bruce

During the gas shortages on 01/18/74, Martin drove Fran and her Dad to an Alpine auction that was selling property around the Big Bend.  Martin's Mom took them out to view various unique rock formations.

 

Fran preparing to ride in the Candelaria area

Fran & Bruce Big Bend

Fran & Martin Big Bend

   

Ector County Children's Services had a case involving Mexican National families and Fran and Martin travelled to El Paso to meet with the Mexican Consultant and had some fun along the way.

   

Fran with Shilo

Martin with Shilo

Martin with Shiloh 1973

Martin's ECCS supervisor's office in the Ector County Courthouse in 1973.

Shilo & Twister

Martin near Candelaria, Texas by the Rio Grande

Martin with Shilo

Carol 1973

Mom,Dad, Ken, Karl, Peggy, George, Grandma Crerar

George, Aunt Ina, Martin, Dad (Ollie) Mom (Peg) Karen, Aunt Isabel, Peggy & Karl

 

 

Martin attended a Child Welfare conference in Denver (where he also got to attend a Joan Baez concert).  10/2/74 he picked up these hitchhikers at the Great Divide and drove around New Mexico looking for one of their relatives who worked at a gas station.

Martin caught Joan Baez' concert in Denver in 1974

 

Martin with Brandy  & brother 1975

Martin with Brandy 1974

Martha with Bandy and her brother Sunshine

 

Seals & Croft - Odessa, Texas 1974

Sylvia and Michele's home Odessa

 

 

Martin's '74 Dodge Charger

 

Martha with Brandy & Sunshine & with her brother's family

Martin with Brandy and Sunshine (Martha's Setter)

Martin 1974 - Andrews Lake

1974 recording equipment HSC Brentwood Odessa

1974 Texas Tech game

Dad, Mom, Martin

Sylvia, Pat, Bruce, Carol & Martin at Ector County Children's Services on Andrews highway

 

   

Brandy & Martin • Martin & Martha - 1974

 

Peggy, George and Karl 1974

  

Becky was a nurse who helped Martin organize the Odessa Parents Anonymous charter.  They presented a workshop that included the PA expert "Jolly K." - May '74

Dad & Mom 1974

Jackie & Bruce 1975

Theophilus home Alpine, Texas - 1975 snow

 

In the 1970's Peg & Ollie hired a Sul Ross student (John Hong sp) from Taiwan who was on a student visa.  They assisted in his becoming a US citizen and enabled his family to come to the States,.  He later went into the restaurant business in San Angelo.  In 1975 The Theophilus's and John family took a trip to the Grand Canyon.

 

   

Dad & Mom 1975

Martin & Cheryl Engaged 1975

Martin's Dad, Mom, Martin, Brandy & Cheryl

Martin at favorite spot on the River Road near Big Bend

Odessa 75 with Cheryl, her friends & the Carters

 

Martin & Cheryl on way to Candelaria to ride cycles.  Road from Marfa to Candelaria was a beautiful drive.

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Carter's home in Ruidosa, NM

Martin, Cheryl, Mr & Mrs Carter, Cindy & Mike

Skiing in Ruidosa, NM

Brandy in Ruidosa, NM

Brandy with her pups (one we kept was Kelly)

 

Martin's Dad unloading car for visit in Odessa 1976

Martin Odessa Child Welfare 1974

Martin Child Welfare Supervisor Odessa at the old Ector County Health Dept building in 1976.

1976 riding cycles Odessa

Jackie & Bruce 1976

 

1976 Judy Collins

 

 

 

 

Cheryl & Martin 1976

 

 

Emerson Lake & Palmer

 

     

 

Martin DPW display at Ector County Fair 1976

Christmas 1976

Christmas 1976

Brandy 1977 Brentwood, Odessa, TX

 

Brandy's pups one of which was Kelly whom we kept

Brandy with her pups & below with Kelly

Kelly & mother Brandy 1977

 

 

Brandy 1977

 

Kelly 1977

In 1977 Cheryl and Martin drove to Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco & San Diego

 

 

 

 

Children's Services Christmas party 1977 on Brentwood

Children's Services party 1977 on Brentwood

   

In Alpine - Dad • Bitsi and Kelly • Cheryl & Kelly

 

Martin conducting ECCS Child Welfare Board meeting 1977 with co- Supervisor Jane Connor

Martin's Odessa office 1977.  The orange high back office chair was provided by the County, however caused great consternation to the State Property Manager, as it was not standard issue. (:-)

 

  

In 1978 Martin acquired Teac equipment for Phantom Productions, Inc.

With this equipment Martin began completing on location albums around Texas for Austin Custom Records

 

 

Due to all the club noise, Martin asked this Odessa band if he could use their equipment truck for isolation in mixing the live recording.

The success of that set-up resulted in Phantom's creating the van to below a year later in El Paso.

 

In 1978 Martin along with several TxDHS CPS Supervisors were promoted to State Education Training Specialists and moved to the new TxDHS training facility in Midland.  This is Martin's office.

 

 

TxDHS Midland Center staff Martin, Louie, Jane, ?, Johnny, Carol & Glen • Carol Turner at DHS Midland training center

Martin was promoted to Training Director in Midland in  November 1977.

 

Martin's Midland DHS office 1977. 

Martin was lucky to transfer in that position to El Paso on March 8, 1978. El Paso was a regional headquarters and was another step to getting to Austin.

Martin had been assigned to a month long State orientation class in Austin in 1968.  He had worked to end up in Austin with its thriving music business ever since.

Interestingly, Don Abernathy with the State Office Training staff saw Martin's Odessa "7 years Child Protective Services" scrapbook at the Midland training center and encouraged Martin to apply for an Austin headquarters job, after he'd just transferred to El Paso. Martin accepted that Austin TxDHS headquarters job on December 1, 1978.

 

El Paso staff at Cloudcroft, NM retreat.  Ken & George by van.  Brandy made the trip and a stray Irish Setter showed up.  It was left in the care of a resident to hopefully find the owner.

Lunch with Brandy looking on

1978 DHS Ruidosa retreat

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Part 1 1878 to 1945

Part 2 1946 to 1956

Part 3 1957 to 1963

Part 4  1963 to 1966

Part 5 1967 to 1970

Part 6  1970 to 1977

Part 7 1978 to 1982

Part 8 1982 to 1984

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