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Years ago for Sunday, Jan 06, 2013

Jan. 3, 2013 at midnight
Updated Jan. 2, 2013 at 7:03 p.m.




1913

Jan. 6 - It is forty-two degrees colder here today than yesterday. The maximum temperature yesterday was 78 degrees and at 2 o'clock today the thermometer registered 36 degrees and was still falling. Temperature below freezing is forecast for tonight.

Jan. 10 - With the good roads movement, one hears rumors of houses to be built as far as a mile from the Court House. Visitors are impressed with the fact that there are no vacant lots close in - no lots for sale. Victoria needs organization and co-operation. Every citizen should be a booster. The knocker should be given a pass to any city that wants him.

Jan. 11 - The Goldman Ginnery Company report that they have ginned to date this season 3,157 bales of cotton making a total of 7,157 bales ginned at the two ginneries.



1938

Jan. 6 - Victoria isn't doing so badly. Corpus Christi, said to be the fastest growing city in the state outside of Houston, with a population of around 40,000, has bank deposits of $17,000,000. The report Wednesday showed Victoria's deposits at $9,000,000 - and the population here is estimated at 12,000.

Jan. 12 - According to a report issued today by the San Antonio headquarters of the Works Progress Administration, the approval of a project calling for the construction of 1,401 linear feet of water main extension from DeLeon Street via Warren Avenue to Navarro Street in this city was announced.



1963

Jan. 7 - Paula Pribyl and Keith Markley have been chosen by both freshman and sophomore students at Victoria College as the school's favorite girl and boy in an election that also honored Jean Gillig, Iris Kalich, Ronald Sawey and Ronnie Newton as sophomore favorites, and JoAnna Jetton, Kenneth Cressman, Thalia Stolis and Byron Cox as freshman favorites. All are Victorians except Markley, from Refugio; Miss Jetton, from Port Lavaca; and Cressman, from Quakertown, PA.

Jan. 8 - Long lines of customers formed early yesterday morning at both the main Post Office and the James Moody Station and according to Postmaster Paul Berthelot virtually swamped the stamp-sales counters for hours. The explanation was that many business firms and other large users of the mail service had delayed purchasing the new 8-cent air-mail and 5-cent regular mail stamps until the actual day those rates went into effect.



1988

Jan. 9 - The DowJones industrial average fell more than 100 points Friday, for only the fourth time, on worries over rising interest rates and nervousness about a presidential commission's report on regulating the stock market.

The widely followed Dow industrials fell 140.58 to 1,911.31 - a 6.9 percent drop - for its third-biggest daily point loss. Broader market indicators also showed big losses in heavy trading, mainly in the last hour of activity.

On the New York Stock Exchange, more than seven stocks fell in price for every one that rose.

Analysts said the market downturn stemmed largely from the Labor Department's report that civilian unemployment dropped to 5.8 percent in December, its lowest rate since July 1979.

The strong figure was seen as an indication of a strong economy, which in turn sparked a bond market selloff that pushed interest rates sharply higher. A stronger economy is seen as giving the Federal Reserve more leeway to tighten credit to prevent higher inflation, which drives interest rates higher.

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