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Years ago for Sunday, Dec 02, 2012

Nov. 29, 2012 at 5:29 a.m.




1912

Dec. 3 - "The Girl From Tokyo" was presented to a large and appreciative audience at Hauschild's Opera House last night, and proved to be one of the best attractions of the season. The play was full of comedy, and kept the audience laughing from curtain to curtain.

Dec. 6 - Every citizen of Victoria is invited to plant a tree on Memorial Square in honor of some member of his or her family who was a Texas pioneer, thus truly making the park a memorial square.



1937

Dec. 4 - Duplicating their feat of 1932, the powerful Hondo Owls, champions of District 43-B, here Friday night defeated the Victoria Stingarees, District 44-B champs, 7 to 6, for the bi-district championship. A crowd estimated at 4,000 which paid slightly over $1,900 to get into Patti Welder Field, witnessed the crucial battle.

Dec. 8 - Victoria must either build a new football stadium for next year or the fans must stand along the sidelines as they did back in the old days. This fact became apparent today as carpenters completed tearing down the dilapidated stands at Patti Welder Field. Even the box seats were dismantled. The only stands that are being salvaged are those few small sections which were constructed hurriedly this season to take care of the rapidly increasing crowds.



1962

Dec. 1 - Cub Scout Richard Bianchi, 10, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bianchi and member of Cub Pack 364 of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, has received the Parvuli Dei Award, highest of the Catholic Church to a Cub Scout, in recognition of his advancement to the rank of Lion and because he is outstanding in knowledge and practice of his religion. Richard is the only local Cub to win the award this year, and only a handful of local Cubs have ever won it.

Dec. 5 - The State Board of Vocational Nurse examiners has announced that eight persons from Victoria were among the 781 candidates who passed the state examination and were issued licenses recently. They are Eileen Buss, Olga Guillen, Marie Hale, Barbara Ann Hodge, Barbara Mitscherling, Dorothy Ann Orsak, Jeanette Payne and Dianne Schoener.

Dec. 7 - Four Victoria band students were named Thursday to the All-State Band which will present concerts in Houston Jan. 31 and Feb. 1-2 during the annual convention of the Texas Music Educators Association. They are Linda Anders, French horn; Johnny Mulhollan, cornet; Joyce Hendy, clarinet; and Sidney Arnold, trombone.



1987

Dec. 2 - State District Judge Clarence N. Stevenson announced Tuesday he will seek re-election in the March 8 Democratic Primary as judge of the six-county 24th Judicial District of Texas.

The district includes Victoria, Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson and Refugio counties.

In a prepared statement, Stevenson said, "Since Oct. 3, 1977, I have had the pleasure of serving as judge of the 24th Judicial District. For the past 10 years I have endeavored, with the able help and assistance of the elected officials in the 24th Judicial District, to provide fair, courteous and efficient administration of justice in this district," he said.

"I find this position to be both challenging and rewarding, and I solicit your support of my candidacy for re-election," Stevenson said.

Born in Pettus, Stevenson, 53, was a practicing attorney in Victoria County from 1960 until he was appointed to the bench of the 24th Judicial District after Judge Joe Kelly retired. He had also served as an assistant county attorney for Victoria County from 1960-65.

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