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Years ago for Sunday, Apr 17, 2011

April 14, 2011 at midnight
Updated April 13, 2011 at 11:14 p.m.


1911

April 17- Victoria won in a walk yesterday at Sitterle Park in an exhibition game with El Campo, 9 to 0. First baseman Henderson made his debut as a Rosebud and featured the game with his heavy hitting. One of his drives accounting for the longest home ever recorded here. Powers also made a home run, placing the ball high over the center field fence for nearly as great a distance as Henderson.

April 19 - A number of youngsters in this city have a habit of stealing rides on passing automobiles by clinging behind, and unless they quit this dangerous practice, it is apt to end in some of them getting killed or seriously injured. A lady, while driving her car the other evening, was so frightened by the danger two little boys placed themselves in while trying to steal a ride behind the car, that she almost lost control of the machine.

1936

April 17 - J.M. Pickering and William A. Miller of this city have been named to direct the local promotion of the Texas Press Centennial Special train. The special will leave Dallas April 26 caring 100 prominent Texans together with 34 picked musicians from the University of Texas Longhorn Band on a ten-day tour of eastern and mid-western states.

April 19 - Mrs. C.B. Fallis was elected President of the Musical Arts Attainment Club at its meeting yesterday.

April 20 - Bill Frobese and Larkin Smith Jr., two dashing young Victoria Romeos, are back from San Antonio. They attended a house party there last week as guests of Mrs. Edward Cassin.

1961

April 17 - Bill Robins was crowned king and Miss Carole Riggs queen in a "Court of the Royal Jewels" pageant Saturday evening in the Victoria High School gymnasium. The spring coronation was under the direction of Mrs. Irving Granberry.

April 18 - Halfway through the first day of a projected week's registration period for summer swimming courses, the Red Cross announced Monday that its enrollment capacity of 150 had been oversubscribed by 10 and that it cannot accept any more applications this year.

April 19 - A.T. Ragan, member of Victoria Planning Commission for approximately two years, has resigned because to organization which "to me, just never got off the ground was taking too much time away from my family, my job, my work on the school board and the church. Something had to give and the Planning Commission was low man on the totem pole," Ragan said.

1986

April 18 - The 465 students at Our Lady of Victory School got into the spirit of the Texas Sesquicentennial Thursday by dressing up as pioneers and forming an outline for the state of Texas. Seventh-graders made up a star in the center, and then released 53 balloons with postcards attached with return addresses. Finders are asked to mail the cards back to the students.

April 19 - A new exhibit at the Victoria Public Library is titled "Images of Liberty," which offers a pictoral history of the Statue of Liberty. The exhibit will remain up until May 16.

April 22 - Winners of the Thicket Run Chili Cookoff at the Reeves Ranch held Saturday by the Victoria Gypsy Motorcycle Club include 1, David Helbel of Victoria; 2, Karl Sutton of Bastrop; 3, David Talbot of Houston; 4, Dee Horton of Inez.

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