Years ago for Sunday, Apr 21, 2013
April 25 - The administration of Mayor Klein gives promise of being most progressive. The mayor is now planning to make several most desirable public improvements, and if he receives the support of the City Council, he is apt to make a fine record in this respect. Mayor Klein is a great believer in good streets and will not be deterred by the small amount of the public funds on hand from marketing whatever improvements are needed along that line. He will borrow the money if necessary, the same as would the manager of any other institution similarly situated; that is, he proposes to conduct the city's affairs strictly on a business basis.
April 26 - The terrible sea monster which has made his home in the Guadalupe River for the last two or three weeks went on another rampage yesterday. When the mammoth fish decided to leave the river and make a trip on land, the guards secured a better view of him than any heretofore. This was due to the fact that the guards were on the east side of the stream with the fish departing on the west side, making a stop of several minutes when it had reached the top of the bank. Previously, when it left the river it traveled in an easterly direction, and upon its appearance in their direction, the guards did sprinting stunts instead of inspecting the massive body of the monster.
April 21 - Porter S. Garner, superintendent of schools, accompanied by Miss Jewel Hudler, G.V. Pritchard and Frank Cernosek, left this morning for Houston to attend the annual convention of the Southeast Division of the Texas State Teachers Association.
April 27 - Army engineers today began an aerial survey of the Guadalupe River and its tributaries which are now at flood stage and causing thousands of dollars of damage to rich farm lands, it was learned here today.
April 21 - Except for last-minute installation of some of the furnishings, the $1,800,000 Incarnate Word Convent, Mother House and Novitiate of the Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament, has been completed and will be formally dedicated next Sunday, April 28. During the dedication itself, more than 2,000 persons are expected to participate in a Solemn High Field Mass in front of the impressive new structure set back of Northeast Water Street near Hopkins School on a 40-acre tract. For that part of the day's events, Archbishop Robert E. Lucey of San Antonio will deliver the sermon during the outdoor Mass. The Mass itself will be celebrated by the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Frederick O. Beck, with the Rev. Clement Otting as deacon, the Rev. Richard Toal as sub-deacon and the Rev. E.A. Hermes as master of ceremonies.
April 22 - Patti Welder Junior High School Band received a rating of excellent at the Buccaneer Music Festival held Saturday in Corpus Christi. Floyd Nicholson Jr. is band director. Carol Gravette received a first division rating in flute. Receiving second division ratings (excellent) were Donna Dossey, French horn; Kathy Sendt, clarinet; Jane Garton, cornet; Penney Jeter, flute; Chris Ryder, oboe; Jan Lightfoot, French horn and Allan Kalich.
April 23 - The first woman grand jury foreman in the history of the 24th Judicial District was sworn in by District Judge Howard P. Green Monday when he impaneled grand jurors for the spring and summer term of court. Appointed to head the new grand jury was Mrs. Virginia Ruschhaupt, whose husband, S.F. Ruschhaupt Jr., is a farmer and rancher on the lower Mission Valley Road. Mrs. Ruschhaupt has served on a number of previous grand juries. Judge Green said that the records of his court showed no woman had ever before been named foreman of a grand jury in any of the six counties of the district - Victoria, DeWitt, Goliad, Refugio, Calhoun and Jackson.
April 22 - Senior Citizens came out in full force and full of energy Thursday to participate in the eighth annual Senior Texan Jubilee.
Senior citizens from the seven county Golden Crescent region came early and stayed late into the afternoon after all the festivities were over. The group from Calhoun County left with the sweepstakes trophy again this year for earning the most points in the competitions - 111 points. This marks the sixth year the county's seniors won the trophy.
Lavaca County was second with 102 points, and Gonzales was third with 58 points.
The participants competed in nine contests Thursday plus a golf tournament Wednesday and an ongoing 42 domino tournament. Those not competing cheered the others on to the finish.
Victorian Laura Payne, this year's honorary chairman of the games, retained her title as champion of the two mile walk for the fourth year. In addition to winning it last year, she went on to win the state and national senior games titles in walking.
April 24 - With the May 4 amnesty deadline for illegal aliens approaching, the work pace among legalization volunteers in Catholic Diocese of Victoria has picked up, confirmed Octavia Reyes, diocesan legalization secretary.
Ms. Reyes expressed concern that too many illegal aliens will wait until it's too late to apply for employment authorization cards. Once they are approved for receiving employment, they will become legal aliens.
"The deadline is May 4. After that they cannot expect an extension on the deadline," she said.
She believes there will be a last minute rush for legalization applications. To date about 580 people have gone through the process.
It is not known how many applications from the Victoria diocese have been approved by the Immigration and Naturalization Service. It has been anticipated by the diocese that as many as 700 illegal aliens in the diocese may seek legalization.