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Years ago for Sunday, Feb 28, 2010

Feb. 23, 2010 at midnight
Updated Feb. 23, 2010 at 8:24 p.m.


1910

March 1 - F.A. Welder's carriage was damaged considerably in a collision with hack yesterday. None of the occupants of either vehicle was injured.

March 2 - Stock and cattle on the ranches are beginning to look thin and if we get another cold spell, there will be some losses, but we trust that the weather will get warm. Spring time is here but it is still too cold.

March 3 - The Sunset announces a round trip rate of $2 from Victoria to San Antonio. Tickets will be placed on sale at 3:05 p.m. tomorrow and will be good for return on the train leaving San Antonio at 8 a.m. Sunday.

March 4 - The Elks tendered C.G. Levi and G.A. Levi, who are to move to Dallas, a farewell smoker at their elegant club rooms last night. About fifty were present, and the occasion was a very enjoyable one. J.M. Rosborough gracefully assumed the role of toastmaster, and many pleasing and appropriate addresses were delivered, all emphasizing the widespread regret occasioned by the departure of two such worthy citizens and their estimable families.

March 6 - An unidentified party fired a pistol four times in the eastern part of town near midnight last night, creating considerable alarm in the neighborhood.

Desmond Sengele won two dollars yesterday in the misspelled word advertisement contest in the Advocate. master Sengele led the contestants with 55 words found.

1935

Feb. 28 - For the second time within a few months, Otto Urban's grocery store, corner of William and Third streets, was Burglarized last night. But in gaining an entrance the burglar must have severely cut himself, for he left a pool of blood at a water hydrant near the store and a trail of blood for two blocks along the sidewalk west on Third Street. Inquiries at hospitals failed to furnish any clue as to identity of the intruder. He broke a solid wooden window shutter an a window glass to get into the store, taking a small amount of cash and few articles of merchandise.

March 2 - L.S. Wilborne, well known stock farmer of Nursery, was bitten in the face today by a mule at the county Relief Office while examining the animal.

March 4 - On the lookout for Raymond Hamilton, Texas No. 1 public enemy, all available peace officers of this city yesterday afternoon patrolled the Houston Highway in this vicinity following a hot tip from the sheriff at Richmond that the desperado had "positively" had been identified while passing through that city by a former guard of the state prison where Hamilton was confined several months ago.

1960

March 2 - The first local political debate of the 1960 election year is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Victoria High School cafeteria. Pitted against each other will be State Sen. William S. Fly and the challenger for his post, William N. "Bill" Patman, and State Rep. R.H. "Dick" Cory and his opponent, Emmett Cole Jr. Ted Reed, program chairman, said the public is invited.

March 5 - Victorians and visitors streamed through the 1960 Scout-O-Rama in what was described as the larges first-night crown - upwards of 4,000 persons - in the history of the event. an even larger crowd was forecast for tonight's windup of the event in Warehouse 805 at Foster AFB.

Five soloists from the Victoria High School Band won "superior" ratings yesterday at the Texas Interscholastic League contest held in Refugio. They were Sammy Stark, clarinet and alto saxophone; David Lipscomb, clarinet and tenor saxophone; Wendell Wilson, oboe;: Jackie Tedford, baritone saxophone, and Virgil Price, trombone.

1985

March 1 - The murder case against Seferino Andaverde Villarreal, 22, accused of stabbing his ex-girl friend to death at a victoria apartment complex on Feb. 20, is among 22 filed felony cases schedule to be presented when the Victoria County Grand reconvenes Friday.

March 2 - A winter snowfall is about as rare in Victoria as moon rocks or sightings of UFOs. So it's no surprise that photographs of a snowfall could capture top honors in a "Winter in Victoria" photo contest. But even the three winning photographers were surprised and delighted with the results captured on film. Maxine Janicek used 1,000-speed film and a new Canon camera to shoot the quaint, empty church on Church Lane to win first prize in the contest , sponsored by the city's parks and recreation department and Photo One.

March 3 - A Victoria High School teacher, Jim Payne, has been presented the distinguished leadership award of the Texas Texas Industrial Arts Association in a ceremony at Texas A&M University in College Station.

March 4 - If three curtain calls are any indication, and usually are, the Victoria Symphony, under the baton of guest conductor Gerhard Track, outdid themselves Saturday evening. The concert was a triumph form beginning to end and it's difficult to remember when the orchestra has played any better or any more uniformly.

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