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Years ago for Sunday, Mar 18, 2012

March 15, 2012 at midnight
Updated March 14, 2012 at 10:15 p.m.




1912

March 18 - Exactly 200 Victorians took advantage of the Sunset excursion from this city to San Antonio yesterday. The train, which was composed of six coaches, left here at 7:30 a.m. and returned at 2 a.m., a wreck at Thomaston delaying it over an hour on the return trip. Nearly 500 people were aboard when the special rolled into the Alamo City. Most of the excursionists attended the baseball game between the Philadelphia Athletics and the San Antonio Bronchos, which was won by the Bronchos by a score of 9 to 7.

March 24 - The Victoria Moving Picture Theatres will be open tomorrow as usual, except that there will be no admission fee. However, boxes will be arranged for free-will offerings. If the weather is fair, the largest crowds ever present in this city at such places will probably attend, and it is not thought that the proprietors will suffer any loss by the partial enforcement of a blue law.



1937

March 21 - Installation of a new two-manual organ in the First Presbyterian Church here has practically been completed by C.K. Wendell, a representative of George Kilgen and Sons, Inc., famous organ builders, of St. Louis, Mo. It will be ready for use on Easter Sunday.

March 22 - Prof. Marcel Mohaud of Rice Institute met with several Victoria committeemen here last night to make final plans for the visit here on Sunday, April 4, of the noted French Mission. A trip to Old Fort St. Louis on the Garcitas Creek in Victoria and a barbecue is expected to be Victoria's gesture of good will to the visiting French dignitaries. Plans are going forward now to extend the guests a royal welcome upon their arrival.

March 23 - Odorless natural gas, accumulated in and under the basement of the New London school, blew up the building killing 450 students and teachers. The military court of inquiry Monday night adjourned with this fixed opinion, after hearing a demand that two new laws be written in the Texas statutes.



1962

March 20 - Six Victorians are members of the A Cappella Choir of the Presbyterian Pan American School of Kingsville which will present a program Sunday evening at the Second Presbyterian Church here. They are Oscar and Viola Gonzalez, Vivian and Norman Santiago, Delores Candelaria and Roland Castaneda. Forty voices make up the choir.

March 21 - Plans for a coliseum, suitable for holding livestock shows, auto shows and even symphony concerts, was discussed Tuesday night at an open meeting called by the Junior Chamber of Commerce. Approximately 75 persons attended the meeting and agreed that a coliseum, or some type of permanent building, is needed in Victoria. A committee was formed to study the details of such a structure and report back to the main body "within four to six weeks." Named to the committee were Kemper Williams Jr., Louis Watson, C.T. Harkey Jr., Mrs. Clinton Barrett, Dave Sheffield, John Stockbauer, Pat Moore, Norvel McCauley and Zac Lentz.

March 23 - Eighty 4-H Club members presented 20 acts, 13 in the junior division and 7 in the senior, at the annual Share-the-Fun contest held Friday at Crain Junior High School Auditorium. "Looneyville Fashions" placed first in the junior division, while "Peppermint Twist" took top laurels in the senior division. Members of the top junior cast were Linda Hanselka, Cheryl Spiegelhauer, Donald Kruppa, Kenneth Nitschmann, Barbara Lau, Sheila Austin, Norman Schoener, and James Pozzi. Senior top winners were Glenn Schoener, Dennis Pozzi, Leroy Hiller, Douglas Kruppa and Charles Moscatelli.



1987

March 19 - Chicken stew was the main course at Christ's Kitchen on Wednesday. Among the volunteers working in the kitchen were Edna Stone, Margie Conaway and co-chairman Iris Baillio. The kitchen is marking its second anniversary this week - having opened in 1985.

March 20 - Redfish poachers beware. More than 18,000 feet of fish nets were confiscated in waters closed to netting in February - just in Calhoun County.

Growing demand for a Cajun dish, blackened redfish, has put increasing pressure on black market sales of illegally taken fish.

March 24 - Don Kaspar, president of Kaspar Wire Works in Shiner, and chairman of Texas Association of Business, presented the TAB Pacesetter Award to Gov. Bill Clements in recognition of his efforts to create new business and jobs in the state. Clements has designated April 1-7 as Texas Business and Industry Week.

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