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Years ago for Sunday, Apr 13, 2014

April 10, 2014 at midnight
Updated April 9, 2014 at 11:10 p.m.


1914

April 13 - Seven more automobile owners have agreed to enter their cars in the parades during the Firemen's Convention since our last report. This runs the total to 28 to date, and at the rate they are coming in daily, it will not be long before some 50 or more cars are entered. The following are those who have entered since our last report: H.A. Zeplin, Joe Rosborough, E.R. Herndon, W.W. Faulkner, Horace McDowell, Dr. O.S. McMullen and F.W. Wick.

April 15 - The ballgame which was scheduled for Sunday afternoon was not played on account of the Victoria Rosebuds not showing up, which probably saved them a walloping that would have been remembered the whole season through.

1939

April 17 - At 5:15 Monday afternoon, the first dispatch of mail destined for Houston and intermediate points left here on the first run of a new mail service incorporated for Victoria.

April 19 - Printed in poster form 28 by 28 inches and on heavy enamel paper in two colors, blue and red, the "History of the United States Postal System and an explanation of the Use of Its Facilities" has been designed by Postmaster Leopold Morris, with several copies to be placed in the lobby of the local post office.

1964

April 16 - Four Victoria High School students have been nominated for the annual Achievement Awards Program sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English. They are Carol Ann Baass, Julia Lendsey, Gene Mutschler and Sherrie Sherman. All are juniors at the high school. For the seventh year, the council is conducting the national awards competition to grant recognition to outstanding high school seniors for excellence in English. The writing abilities and literary awareness of each nominee will be judged by local and state committees. The council will announce the winners next December.

April 18 - Eleven Victoria College coeds were selected by the student body this week as royalty of the annual spring formal early next month. Among the six sophomores selected reigns the 1964 Victoria College sweetheart, but the one chosen will not be announced until the night of the dance. The remaining five sophomores and five freshmen beauties will be this year's Pirate Belles. Those selected were Diana Davis, Gail Depine, Lana Jenkins, Helen Pargac, Thalia Stoilis, Nancy Thompson, Belitha Buzard, Sheila Fulbright, Beth Hawes, Nancy Lee and Ruth Rutledge. The formal will take place May 2.

1989

April 14 - The employees of Dunlap's Victoria store are the best in a five-state area.

That's what their Store of the Year award says.

Store manager Chuck Hoskins also was named Manager of the Year by the department store chain.

The team of 18 employees was judged the best of the chain's 32 stores for the past year. They received their award Thursday morning during a lively weekly store meeting.

The large framed award features a color photograph of the employees and their names plus the title of best team of employees.

They won the award based on criteria including the financial standing of sales, markdowns and other standards, customer comments and the leadership in the store, said Dale Matthews, supervisor for the store's general office in Fort Worth.

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