Years ago for Sunday, Sep 08, 2013

1913

Sept. 11 - A sugar beet weighing 31.5 pounds is on exhibition at C.R. Richey's land office. It was grown here in the residence yard of N.W. Lewis.

Another lot auction and free barbecue will be held at Placedo Wednesday, Sept. 17, by Wick Colonization Company, as will be noted from the company's page announcement in this issue of the Advocate. Placedo is one of the fastest growing little towns in this section. It has been opened to settlement less than a year, and today has several hundred residences.

Sept. 13 - Brigadier General Henry G. Askew and wife, of Austin, spent Thursday in the city as the guests of J.D. Mitchell and family. Gen. Askew is commander in the Central and Southwestern Brigade of the Texas Division of the United Veterans of the Confederacy, and was here in the interest of the William R. Scurry Camp, U.C.V., of this city. Gen. Askew is also general statistician of the General Railway Manager's Association of Texas. He is a member of the Texas Historical Association and a member of the Texas Academy of Science. He is one of those quiet, modest, busy, useful men who will be better known to posterity than the present generation.

1938

Sept. 12 - Approximately 2,200 Victoria boys and girls this morning returned to their classes in the various schools in the city. The enrollment is believed to be the largest in the history of the city and is slightly above that of the 1937-38 term, school officials announced. Enrollments this morning were: Victoria Junior College, 103; Patti Welder High School, 365; Nazareth Academy, 252; St. Joseph's High School, 160; Victoria Junior School, 371; Mitchell School, 382; Brownson School, 142; Juan Linn School, 103; and F.W. Gross High School, 321.

Sept. 14 - Installation ceremonies were conducted recently for the American Legion Auxiliary Post 166 with Mrs. James Rothermel, district president the installing officer. Installed were Mrs. Leonard Malina, president; Mrs. J.H. Jones, vice-president; Mrs. Arthur Wheeler, secretary; Mrs. Herbert Watts, treasurer; Mrs. E.B. Daniel, sergeant-at-arms; Mrs. Lee Lenz, chaplain; and Mrs. E.J. Fossati, historian.

1963

Sept. 8 - Backing St. Joseph High School at its football games this fall will be the following from Nazareth Academy: Glenda Williams, drum major; Diane Roberts, Pattie Seger, Shirley Kruppa, Judy Trevino and Connie Schroeder, drill captains; Madeline Murphy, head cheerleader; Pat Mackrell, Stephanie Harker, Nancy Tolbert, Judy Patton and Mikki Moreau, cheerleaders. Lisa Murphy is mascot.

Sept. 14 - Arthur Cooley streaked to three touchdowns in the first half on runs of 77, 35 and 34 yards to supply the spark in Victoria's quick striking football machine, and the Stingarees went on to hand the Calhoun County Sandcrabs a humiliating 44-0 drubbing before an overflow crowd of 6,500 fans here Friday night.

1988

Sept. 9 - Auditions for the Victoria Community Children's Chorus and Choristers will be held Friday and Saturday at the Choir Room of the Victoria College Fine Arts Building.

Sammy Cowan, director of the chorus and its three performing groups, will conduct the auditions, which are open to children enrolled in the 3rd through 8th grades. No preparation is necessary.

Sept. 10 - Nursery school trustees said Friday they worked long and hard on the school district's $354,663 budget and made cuts everywhere possible.

Not budgeted was what school president Diana Rhodes called "a crisis" - the school's water well went dry the second day of school.

Trustees still don't know what drilling a new well will wind up costing the district.

Proposed spending is $51,379 under last year's budget.

Even so, the district has proposed a 93.88 cents per $100 tax rate - 6 percent above the effective tax rate and 11.54 cents higher than last year's actual levy - to underwrite the local share of budget - and will still have to draw $12,577 out of reserves to meet anticipated expenses for the 1988-89 school year.

The school's water well dried up Friday and by Monday the Victoria City-County Health Department put the school on notice that it had to bring in bottled water and shut down in-school bathroom facilities.

Lynch Water Well Service started drilling a 5-inch hole around noon Friday and hit water at 130 feet before the board's public hearing had begun Friday evening.

Whatever expense is involved in drilling the new well, plus incidental costs incurred this week with rental of a half-dozen outdoor toilets and dozens of 5-gallon jugs of bottled water brought into the classrooms, will also come out of reserves.