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Years ago for Sunday, May 15, 2011

May 12, 2011 at 12:12 a.m.


1911

May 15 - Two little boys came near getting killed last night by the incoming Houston passenger train while wrestling on the track in front of the depot. Engineer Ashworth saw the boys just in time to apply the emergency brakes and stopped the train within less than a foot of them. They were Arthur Schuchert and Warner Lund.

May 17 - The Victoria baseball situation was thoroughly discussed and plans adopted for the support of the team at an enthusiastic and largely attended mass meeting at the Court House last night. Over $400 was raised in a new effort to raise money.

May 18 - The survey recently authorized by Congress for the purpose of determining whether or not locks and dams should be installed in the Guadalupe River between Victoria and its mouth, which would make the stream navigable for this distance, is now being made under the supervision of Major G.P. Howell, United States engineer of the Galveston District.

1936

May 15 - Richard (Dick) Henderson, young son of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Henderson, has been elected to the Chancellors at the University of Texas, where he is a law student.

May 16 - Carl Garner, another Victoria youth away at school, will receive his B.A. degree from Hardin-Simmons University at Abilene June 2. Carl was one of the star performers on the Victoria Junior College eleven two years ago.

A tremendous building program that is estimated to amount to approximately $200,000 is under way in Victoria, city and county at the present time.

1961

May 19 - Awards for accomplishments during the 1960-61 school year were received by members of Victoria Chapter, Future farmers of America, at their annual father-and-son barbecue Tuesday night at City Park. Heading the list were David Buckert, star chapter farmer, and Alfred Lesikar, star green and farmer. Awards were presented by J.B. Owen Jr., service agent for Victoria County Farm Bureau. A special award for leadership was presented to Ronnie Morgan by Kenneth Rister, president of Victoria County Farm Bureau. Other chapter awards were presented to Charles Heller, Bubba Crisp, Isidro Tamos, Edwin Hajek, James Hill, Lamar Garrett, Bennie Hajek, David Mitscherling, Pablo Gonzales, Marvin Lesilar and Van Shumbera.

May 20 - With Rev. James C. Brunner, superintendent of all Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of San Antonio as principal speaker, St. Joseph High School will conduct its 38th annual commencement exercises at 8 p.m. Sunday in the Katie Owens Welder Gymnasium on the campus. Fifty-one senior boys will be presented diplomas by Leo J. Welder, president of the St. Joseph Educational Foundation.

1986

May 16 - Victoria Community Theatre has announced the formation of the Mumbly- Peg Players. a group brought together to raise funds to finance VTC's anticipated move to a new location this fall. The Mumbly- Peg Players will present a tongue-in-cheek "mellerdrammer," "Calamity on Coleto Creek."

May 18 - Mr. and Mrs. Louis Newsom Jr. of Victoria announce the engagement of their daughter, Diedri Roshalle, to Winston Keith Kyser of Victoria and the late Wallace Kyser. The couple will wed June 14 at 3 p.m. at Mt. Salem Baptist Church. The bride-elect graduated from Stroman High School in 1982. The prospective groom graduated from Victoria High School in 1978.

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