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Years ago for Sunday, Feb 17, 2013

Feb. 14, 2013 at midnight
Updated Feb. 13, 2013 at 8:14 p.m.




1913

Feb. 20 - On April 5, a Saturday, there will be an election held in each school district in the county for the election of two county school trustees, one from the county at large and one from Commissioners Precinct No. 1. These places are now held by William Helweg and A. Leatherwood. Anyone wishing to enter his name in this election should make application to the county judge to have his name included on the ballots.

Feb. 21 - S.C. Smith of the Texas Motor Car and Supply Company of this city recently made a trip to Chicago and other Northern cities, where he acquired a great deal of information concerning automobiles. At Chicago he attended the Great Automobile Show, where he spent a week inspecting the 700 new automobiles in 168 different makes. This was the largest exhibit of automobiles ever seen in the world.

Feb. 22 - Under the auspices of the Fannin Chapter of the Daughters of the Texas Republic, 50 grafted pecan trees were set out in Memorial Square Tuesday morning to the memory of LaSalle by the school children of Nazareth Academy and St. Joseph's College.



1938

Feb. 17 - Approximately 1,000 spectators jammed Smith-Fischer Gym at Patti Welder High School last night to witness the demonstrations put on by the 69th Coast Artillery and hear the military band of the Fort Crockett unit in concert. Two basketball games were also on the program. Machine gun demonstrations staged by groups from the 500 enlisted men of the regiment, which stayed here overnight, were especially impressive. The taking down and re-assembling of the guns by blindfolded soldiers created wide interest.

Feb. 23 - Victoria fight fans are reminded that a radio ringside seat may be obtained at tonight's fight between Champion Joe Louis and challenger Nathan Mann by tuning in at 9 o'clock.



1963

Feb. 18 - Mrs. Carl F. Schultz, Bloomington High School librarian, and two students, Ersilia Salinas and Angie Soliz, attended the State Teen-Age Library Association Convention in Fort Worth the past weekend. About 700 other students, library assistants and their teacher-sponsors attended.

Feb. 19 - The Victoria High School girl basketeers closed their 1962-63 season with a bang Monday night, walloping West Columbia 85-65. It was the most points ever recorded by a Victoria High girls team, and a great cheer went up from the bench in the final minute when Faye Shumbera hit a field goal that eclipsed the old record of 84. Donna Hollan led Victoria scorers with 28 points followed by Faye Shumbera with 26 and Linda Johnson with 23. Dorothy Vermillion scored eight. Other Victoria girls participating in this contest that brought their season record to 22-7 and their District mark to 3-3 were Carol Lorenz, Ann Stanton, Rae Cohen, Mary Shumbera, Rosemary Wrigge, Patsy Hobbs, Sharold Woods, Mary Cline, Charlotte Decker and Carolyn Krause. An injured leg kept Ruby Reid inactive.



1988

Feb. 21 - Republican presidential candidate Pat Robertson said to a crowd of about 350 flag waving, cheering Victoria supporters Saturday, "This nation has to return to bedrock beliefs in order to restore its greatness."

Looking relaxed and fit after previous stops in Brownsville and Corpus Christi, the television evangelist-turned-politician said he was certain to capture the Texas vote from Texan George Bush. He claimed the eastern-born Bush has campaigned in the east saying "you can count on me" and by proclaiming himself as a New Englander.

"Bush calls himself a Texan when he isn't," said Robertson.

Robertson called upon his Victoria supporters to encourage, and, if need be, help friends and family members get to the polls on March 8 for the Super Tuesday primary.

"This is one of the most important elections in American history," said Roberson, urging Texas Democrats to vote in the Republican primary.

The candidate said he was not only confident about the Texas primary, but once he wins that, he will go on to winning the Republican nomination and the presidency.

During much of his talk before the Victoria crowd, Robertson spoke of God, country and a return to traditional values. When immigrants to America "came upon these rocky shores," said Robertson, "they had in common a belief in the right to freedom and prosperity, and a dependence on almighty God."

He said Americans must rediscover the principals of free enterprise and personal self-reliance. Recalling several times the hardships endured by pioneers, Robertson said in the past "it wasn't enough for a man and woman to be alone together on the prairie." He said they had to work together as a family.

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