Staples History

The History of Staples, Texas

This version of the history of Staples, Texas was compiled in 1970 and printed on the memeograph machine at the Methodist church in July of that year. It is now very out of date. Anyone who would be interested in helping update the history, or who has any documents, pictures, stories, anecdotes, etc. that they would like to share with the community is encouraged to do so. Just send an email to the webmaster using the link at the bottom of this page.

Another short but interesting version by Al Lowman can be found at the Handbook of Texas Online History of Staples page.

A Request for Information

My grandmother, Angela Cordova wrote to my grandfather, Jesus Marmolejo; when they were yet unmarried. This postcard is addressed to Jesus Marmolejo, Staples, Texas. It is written in 1915......more

New! An update with more information about the Word family in Staples. The Word family figures prominently in the early days of Staples, and this contribution is very much appreciated.


Remember when you could go to the store and by honey bottled in Staples?

News and Announcments

This space is available for news and announcements that may be of interest to the community. Anyone wishing to have a news item or announcement here may do so by sending an email to the webmaster via the link at the bottom of this page.

The Friends of Historic Staples, Texas

The Friends of Historic Staples, Texas which is the nonprofit formed to raise money to work on the Civic Center has a Facebook page. Progress of the work being done & fundraisers are posted on the Facebook page.

The Staples-Tuttle-Happle Cemetery Association

Announcing a project of The Staples-Tuttle-Happle Cemetery Association the purpose of which is to share and preserve the history of the Staples area.

City Council Meetings

Staples city council meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the Civic Center starting at 7:00 pm. We need all of your input and support.

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