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Years ago for Sunday, Apr 10, 2011

April 7, 2011 at midnight
Updated April 6, 2011 at 11:07 p.m.


1911

April 11 - Victorians will be pleased to learn of Governor Colquitt's appointment of W.M. Peticolas as chief justice of the newly created Appellate Court at El Paso. Mr. Peticolas is a son of Judge and Mrs. A.B. Peticolas of this city. He was born and reared here. His wife was formerly Miss Lola Davis, and is a cousin of Mrs. W. J. Craig of this place.

The newly elected aldermen, Oscar Toos, Max Sandhop, W.H. Smith and Herman Stuart, qualified this morning.

April 15 - T.A. Janner, an old time river fisherman, brought a wagon load of catfish to town this morning. He caught them near Kemper City and readily sold them at fancy prices.

1936

April 10 - See by the papers where Lack's Auto Supply, which has a branch store here, has established as "associated store" at Kenedy. This well-known firm has a number of stores in Houston, where the firm originated.

April 13 - A crew of workmen from the Victoria Plumbing Company had a very successful night on the Guadalupe River last night, catching 36 catfish. In the party were Bob Glass, Leonard Hiller, Jake Wright, A. Pennington, Claude Fox and Storke.

April 14 - Proceeds from a daughters of the American Revolution barbecue on April 16 will be used to buy a Centennial marker for the Public Square, noting that in 1824 and for many years thereafter Main Street was La Calle de los Diez Amigos.

1961

April 13 - The Patti Welder PTA will have a talent show at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Patti Welder Gym, it was announced at a business meeting Tuesday. Cake, coffee and soft drinks will be sold and tickets will be 50 cents for adults and 25 cents for children, it was announced. Mrs. Hollis Sutter installed the officers for the coming year including Mrs. R. Carter Bond, President; Mrs. Morris Kamin, first vice-president and program chairman; Mrs. D.H. Eddleman, second vice-president and membership chairman; Mrs. C.T. Harkey, secretary, and Mrs. Edwin Schustereit, treasurer.

April 14 - Four Victorians including the board chairman and the president of Groce-Wearden Co. played leading roles at a four-day convention of the United States Wholesale Grocers Association which ended Wednesday at Miami, Fla. Royce Wood, Groce-Wearden board chairman and retiring president of the national association, presided at the convention. Others in his party who were Joe Ed Wearden, G-W President; C.A. Dickerson Jr., vice-president and advertising manager, and Fraklin Wood, store engineer.

1986

April 10 - Children from the Children's House Day Care Center will celebrate the International Week of the Young Child with a puppet show presentation at the Victoria Public Library on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. The children selected and hand-sewed puppets which represent their favorite characters from Beatrix Potter Books. The children have written a script and will act out scenes from their favorite books.

April 11 - "The Dinosaur Play," a fanciful audience-participation play, will be presented by the inter Actors troupe from Austin's Zachary Scott Theatre Center at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Victoria College Auditorium. The 30-minute production, written by Steve and Kathy Hotchner, is designed to transport young children back to the time millions of years ago when the world was a steamy swamp populated by such fascinating creatures as Tyrannosaurus Tex, Triceratops, and Brontosaurus.

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