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Years ago for Sunday, Aug 11, 2013

Aug. 8, 2013 at 3:08 a.m.


1913

Aug. 11 - The following coterie constituted a party that left on the train yesterday for Port Lavaca: Raymond Haller, Clarence Haller, Linwood Goldman, Edmund Jecker, Gates Land and Misses Maud Newcomb, Maud Leffland, Madeline Hammond, Irene White, Edna Allen and Mrs. and Mrs. J.E. Ryan as chaperones. From Port Lavaca they will sail to Decor's Point and Port O'Connor. They went prepared to haul in fish from the briny deep and with bright anticipations. Whether or not they succeed in catching fish, they are assured of a good time, anyhow. They will probably return via Port Lavaca Thursday.

Aug. 14 - Following is the faculty for the ensuing term of the Victoria City Schools: George W. Page, superintendent; George M. Crutzinger, principal of High School; Harry C. Baker, R.W. Bradshaw, Miss Jean John, Miss Bertha Ray Martin, Miss Julia White, principal of Brownson school; Miss Martha Swofford; Miss May Martin, Mrs. L. Thurlow, Miss Norma Ernst, Miss Sallie Callaway, Miss Lucille Blake, Miss Fairy Roby, Miss Carrie Baldwin, Miss Rigmor Leffland, Miss Lucille Darby, Miss Gertrude Gilbert, Miss Cecil Kirkpatrick, Miss Louise Talbot, Miss Bertha Sewall.

Aug. 16 - A most delightful house party was given at the hospitable home of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. O'Connor near Refugio which lasted in true Southern style from August 12th to 15th, inclusive. Guests were Misses Carlisle Stoner, of Victoria, Willie Wyatt, Lillian Murhpy and Beatrice Murphy, of Refugio: Messrs. Hobart Abshier, Dennis Adler, Victor Stoner, of Victoria and Eugene Lowe, of Victoria. The entertainment and amusements consisted of the Refugio races, dancing to the music of the Victrola, kodaking, jokes, grassburrs and crawfish in beds at night, horseback and moonlight automobile riding.

1938

Aug. 13 - A movement here has at last been launched for a long and much needed new county jail to replace the obsolete structure that has for years subjected the county to so much unfavorable criticism. Petitions calling upon the County Commissioners Court to order an election for the submission of a $100,000 bond issue for the construction of a new jail are now being circulated and extensively signed.

Aug. 15 - Undoubtedly Victoria's proudest youth at this time is Tom Sterne Jr., 15-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. T.L. Sterne, who Saturday at Port Aransas landed a five-foot one-inch tarpon that weighed approximately 100 pounds. It was caught with a 36-pound test line and took but 18 minutes to land.

Aug. 17 - Ten bales of cotton on a railroad platform at Nursery were destroyed by fire about 10:30 last night, it was learned today. The cotton, which belonged to the South Texas Cotton Oil Mill Company of Victoria, was valued at about $500 and was covered by insurance. The platform was saved by pushing off the burning bales. The fire was of unknown origin.

1963

Aug. 12 - The Woodlawn Garden Club entertained with a farewell party for Mrs. Alfred Rhode at a luncheon recently, at the Moderno. Mrs. Rhode is moving to Wilmington, Delaware. Those attending were Mrs. E.J. Hargrove, Mrs. Wayne Leshe, Mrs. H.A. Miller, Mrs. Stanley Weppler, Mrs. Robert Witte, Mrs. Malcolm Peterson, Mrs. E.A. McCaughey, Mrs. M.M. Ballard, Mrs. R.B. Grammer and Mrs. Franklin Alkek.

1988

Aug. 16 - President Reagan summoned the Republican National Convention to George Bush's side Monday night, telling delegates in a poignant farewell address that they must never "let the fire go out or quit the fight" for their conservative cause.

"George, I'm in your corner," Reagan said in a prime-time speech on a nostalgia-drenched opening night of the 34th GOP nominating convention. "But George, just one more personal request: go out there and win one for the Gipper."

Bush, trailing in the polls, watched at home in Washington as Reagan bid farewell to the party that he twice led to landslide White House victories.

The vice president arranged to fly to the convention city on Tuesday, and aides said they expected he would select a running mate by the time he boarded Air Force Two - but keep his decision secret.

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