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Years ago for Sunday, Sep 29, 2013

Sept. 26, 2013 at 4:26 a.m.


1913

Oct. 2 - The river began rising again here Wednesday morning after dropping to its normal stage, and now is up sixteen feet. It rose four feet this morning

Oct. 3 - Charles C. Zirjacks, local observer of the United States Weather Bureau, was advised by the director of the weather Bureau at Houston today that the Guadalupe River had risen 36 feet at Gonzales, the highest rise on record there, and that it would be 25 feet or higher at this point, the crest to reach here probably Sunday. The highest rise on record here is 24 feet, and 23.3 feet in November, 1907, has been the highest here since 1905, when the recording station was established.

Oct. 5 - C.F. Hirschhauser, who was in the city today from Inez, reports the Blanco Creek near Telferner on a big rise. He says about one-fourth of the cotton and corn crops in that section will be lost on account of the rains. The average loss of these crops over the county will reach about one-third.

1938

Oct. 1 - The six-man football team of St. Joseph's High School added its third win Friday afternoon at Louise by defeating the strong Louise team by a score of 30 to 0. Brownson Jecker scored two touchdowns for St. Joseph's, Carl Slaughter scored two and Frank Welder one. Elmo Coffey, the regular center for the previous games, was lost to the team for the season by an operation for appendicitis.

Oct. 5 - F.B. Lowry, assistant city engineer, endured a weird experience Tuesday during the electrical storm and brief rain when a bolt of lightning struck almost at his feet and set fire to a clothes line pole in his back yard. Mr. Lowry was returning to the house and stepped near the pole when the bolt struck, sending up a cloud of dust in his face. He was unhurt other than being momentarily stunned by the repercussion from the strike.

1963

Sept. 29 - Seventeen ladies of Victoria rank as members of the 600 Club and were recognized at a recent meeting. They are Anna Marie Brown, Evelyn Schroeder, Mary Ann Jarisch, Lucille Ulrich, Joyce Broyles, Evelyn Kashouty, Gloria Dick, Naomi King, Mary Beller, Helen Bardwell, Jane Wagner, Maeola Farmer, Wanda Karnes, Juanita Rigamonti, Sarah Bollman, Eunice Huddleston and Jesse Waldrop. Mrs. Bardwell received a trophy for having bowled the highest scratch series in the series in the city last year.

Sept. 30 - Officers of the National Honor Society and the Key Club have been elected at Victoria High School. National Honor Society officers are Priscilla Wilson, president; Cheryl Hobby, vice-president; Nancy Cheverton, secretary; and Rafael Quintanilla, treasurer. Sponsors are Miss Novaline Jowell, Mrs. Alda Mae Harris, Miss Louise Schubert and Harry Uthoff. Officers in the Key Club are Nevin Anderson, president; Chic Zirjacks, first vice-president; Mike Koehl, second vice-president; Gene Mutchler, secretary; and Guy Sanford, treasurer.

Oct. 4 - Victoria bank deposits soared to a new all-time high in the October bank call. In response to last Monday's bank call, the four Victoria banks reported total deposits of $114,778,623.

1988

Sept. 30 - Information released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau shows Victoria County had a population in July 1987, the most recent data available, of an estimated 75,500.

While that figure is down from the previous year, local officials pointed out it amounts to an overall increase of 9.7 percent from the 1980 census.

The population was estimated at 76,000 in July 1986, indicating a loss of about 500 residents since that time. But the 1987 estimate is up nearly 6,700 from the census count of 68,807 in 1980, when Victoria first became a metropolitan statistical area.

Executive Director Pat Kennedy of the Golden Crescent Regional Planning Commission said the latest figure shows Victoria's change in population is consistent with both the region and the state.

"Overall it looks pretty darn good," he said. "We have gained more than 6,000 people since 1980, which is about a 10 percent increase."

He said 8 percent of that growth occurred in 1980, 1981 and 1982. The balance has occurred since that time.

"What you can see is a large increase between 1980 and 1982 of almost 6,000 person," Kennedy said. "There has been virtually no growth since about 1982."

He said three factors in weighing changes in population are births, deaths and migration out of the county. He said births are always higher than deaths, so the loss in population from 1986 to 1987 was probably due to people leaving the county.

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