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Years ago for Sunday, Aug 12, 2012

By Victoria Advocate
Aug. 9, 2012 at 3:09 a.m.




1912

Aug. 14 - Not a drop of rain has fallen here in nearly two months. The prolonged drought is proving very injurious to the cotton crop, the prospects of which were exceptionally bright a few weeks ago. Two inches of rain fell on June 7 and half an inch on June 21, and since then there has been no rain at all, making a third time on record here that an entire month passed without any precipitation.



1937

Aug. 12 - Infantile paralysis, that dread disease which has been more prevalent throughout Texas in recent weeks than at any other time in recent years, claimed its third victim here this morning. Dr. J.V. Hopkins, city health officer, issued warnings to all parents to keep their children at home and away from all public gatherings such as parties, theatres, swimming pools, etc.

Aug. 16 - Victoria County's 1937 cotton crop passed the 5,000 bale mark over the weekend with approximately 5,500 bales of the current season's crop ginned through Saturday.



1962

Aug. 13 - The Bloomington Bobcats will get plenty of support this season from the pep squad, headed by their quintet of cheerleaders. They are Sherilyn Sellers, Sandra Winkler, Ann Gorham, Rebecca Jones and Theresa Stowe, head cheerleader.

Aug. 15 - Members of Girl Scout Troop 33 and their mothers were guests of Marie Goldman and Mrs. Merlyn Goldman at a beach outing at Port O'Connor Monday. Troop members attending besides Miss Goldman included Barbara Wagner, Julie Schultz, Mary Ann Redmond, Charlotte Hilmer, Carolyn Huvar, Karen Jaschke, Doris Ley, Delphina Gonzales and Rose Marie Pena. Others attending included the troop leader, Mrs. Eloise Jenkins, and children Wesley and Donald; Karoline Hessler, senior scout; Mrs. Elvira Schultz; Mrs. Elizabeth Jaschke and son Steven and Mrs. Walter Hilmer and children Lucille and Walter Jr.

Aug. 18 - Al Parsons has been elected president of the Victoria Men's Bowling Association in the 1962-63 season. Other officers elected were Denton Parsons, first vice president; Ross Hoff, second vice president; O.P. Austin, third vice president; Ernest Holer, fourth vice president; M.C. Barr, secretary; and John Wright, treasurer. Named to the executive committee were Bob McGill, Don Breech, John Kruppa Jr. and Rudy Blohm.



1987

Aug. 12 - Julie Kalinowski, 18, was crowned Miss Victoria during a pageant late Tuesday night at Victoria College auditorium.

A student at Faith Christian Academy, Ms. Kalinowski is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Kalinowski Jr., of Victoria. She will reign for the next year as Miss Victoria.

Named to Ms. Kalinowski's court as first runner-up was Shelby Leita, 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis E. Leita of Victoria. She attends Stroman High School.

Second runner-up is Rebecca Robertson, 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jim R. Robertson. She is a student at Victoria High School.

Third runner-up is Lillian Aparicio, 17, daughter of Pete and Lily Aparacio. She also attends Victoria High.

The forth runner-up chosen Tuesday night is Cynthia Morenan, 17, daughter of Bill and Betty Thomas. She attends Victoria High.

Gidget Ganem was named Miss Congeniality by the other contestants.

Judges chose Nicole Yvette Cornelius, seven-year-old daughter of Ms. Elaine Cornelius, as Little Miss Victoria.

Little Mr. Victoria is Dusty Loal Hall, seven-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. David Hall.

Aug. 17 - The Victoria Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau will move Tuesday to its new location at 700 Main Center, Suite 101.

Chamber staff members expect the office to be operating to full and normal functions by late Tuesday afternoon or early Wednesday.

The front drive and temporary parking facilities in the front of 700 Main Center have not yet been completed, but are expected to be near completion in about four weeks.

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