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Years ago for Sunday, Aug 07, 2011

Aug. 4, 2011 at 3:04 a.m.


1911

Aug. 9 - Comparing the present condition of the cotton crop in this county with the condition last year and letting 100 represent the condition at the time last year, the condition of the crop now is about 80. The leaf worm is present and doing considerable damage, but the coil weevil is not as destructive as in former years. The crop is earlier than usual.

Aug. 11 - A fine mule belonging to Mrs. Dora Davis died a few days ago, and Mrs. Davis alleged that its death was due to some London purple which it ate in the barn of a neighbor. Mrs. Davis wanted the neighbor to pay her $200 for the loss of the mule, and when he refused, she brought the case before Justice Carsner, who advised the contending parties to settle their differences out of court, which both desired to do. They finally did so with the neighbor paying Mrs. Davis $75.

1936

Aug. 7 - The Victoria District Fair, for the past 12 years one of South Texas' outstanding events, will not be held this year. The board of directors of the Victoria district Fair Association voted at a meeting last night to cancel this year's fair in view of the Victoria Centennial Celebration, which is to be held Wednesday, Oct. 28.

Aug. 8 - Although information on the proposal was available here Saturday, the Cuero Record in a front page editorial Friday, stated that a Junior Chamber or Commerce would probably be organized in Victoria in the near future.

Aug. 9 - Miss Clover Dell Hill is listed among the summer student at Texas A&I at Kingsville who will receive degrees this month, She will receive a bachelor of arts degree. Another Victorian at the same college, Mrs. Helen Lamprecht Davis, is a member of the contributing staff of the college weekly newspaper, The South Texas.

1961

Aug. 7 - Grocery Specials: Grapes, white seedless, pound, 19 cents ; Tuna, StarKist, No. can, 25 cents; Salad Oil, Mazola, quart, 59 cents; Prunes, pound, 7 cents; Corn, young tender, ear, 5 cents; Celery, large stalk, 12 cents; Crisco, 3 pounds, 89 cents; Tomato Sauce, 5 ounce can, 5 cents; Tide, large size, 29 cents; Sugar, 5 pounds, 49 cents; Flour, Gladiola, 5 pounds, 39 cents.

Aug. 8 - Electric service will be interrupted between 6-7 a.m. Tuesday in an area on Rio Grande and Nueces Streets between Cameron and Moody Streets. "Services will be restored as promptly as possible," J.B. Wilson, local CPL manager said. The service interruption is necessitated by work being done to clear space for the widening of Rio Grande Boulevard.

Aug. 11 - The descendants of John and Caroline Mnarik, pioneer Texans, held their annual reunion in East Bernard Sunday. Victorians attending were Mrs. John F. Blazek Sr., Frances Blazek, Virginia Blazek, Carol Ann Blazek, James Blazek, Rita Blazek and Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Blanek.

Aug. 12 - Eleven Victoria Boy Scouts earned national recognition this summer for completing a continuous mile swim at Camp Karankawa, near Mathis. They were George Horelka, Robert Meitzen, Mal Byrne and Allen Bass, Troop 108; Dubby Edgar and Tom Wells, Troop 107; Karl Putnam, Troop 241; Bill Jones, Gary Allen and Russell Putnam, Troop 247 ; and Mike Welton, Troop Troop 61. The eleven were among 292 Scouts and Explorers that qualified for the camp this summer.

Aug. 13 - Passenger car registration in Victoria County for 1936 have broken all past records, tax Assessor-Collector A.W. Pickering has announced. A total of 4,455 cars were registered from April 1 to Aug 8.

Aug. 14 - Airman Benito G. Ramirez, son of Mr. and Mrs. Augustine C. Moya, has completed his initial course of Air Force basic at Lackland AFB, San Antonio. He has been assigned to technical training school for supply at Amarillo AFB.

1986

Aug. 7 - AUSTIN - Gov. Mark White, gambling with his political career future three months before the election, on Wednesday asked the Legislature for a temporary sales tax increase to help the state's $3.5 billion budget deficit.

Aug. 9 - In a hurried postscript to the three-week ritual of Amos Hosey Sr. in Refugio, the Goliad defendant was transferred early Friday to Huntsville state prison. Hosey, 36, was sentenced Thursday to 40 years in the Texas Department of Corrections, after being convicted of shooting and wounding a state game warden. The jury returned the sentence at 7:25 p.m. Thursday, and less than 12 hours later, Hosey was taken by Refugio County Sheriff's deputy to the diagnostic unit of Huntsville state prison.

Aug. 10 - When the old bur oak tree at 407 N. Moody St., better known as the "hanging tree," blew down last Sunday, a piece of Victoria's history was uprooted. But through the work of local artist and sculpture Sonny Time and woodworker Bobby Stubblefield, the old oak will be preserved in art work and furniture for residents of the county to purchase at a nominal price.

The long-awaited Texas ZooFest will officially get under way at 11 a.m. Sunday on the grounds of the Texas Zoo in Riverside Park. The annual event, which will carry a western theme in celebration of the Texas Sesquicentennial, will have events and entertainment for the entire family

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