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Years ago for Sunday, Feb 09, 2014

Feb. 6, 2014 at midnight
Updated Feb. 5, 2014 at 8:06 p.m.


1914

Feb. 10 - Another big improvement will be made in Victoria in a few weeks, when the walks in front of the Denver Hotel, the Stolz Marble Yard and Albert Ernst's residence property on South Williams Street will be extended around the old Victoria Hotel site as soon as R.H. Welder's residence, which is to occupy the site, is built.

Some money left for the milkman and a new suit of clothes were stolen from the front gallery of John Koch's residence early this morning and also some chickens out of the yard.

Feb. 12 - H.P. Christy, a moving picture machine operator, of Temple, had lots of fun at the Sunset passenger station here this morning while waiting for a train. Christy is a ventriloquist, and he had many people about the depot looking for birds, chickens, dogs and other things before he made known that he was just using his voice to amuse himself a little.

1939

Feb. 11 - Led by the American Legion Color Guard, the gigantic parade of Victoria's third annual Music Festival, a mile-long caravan of blaring bands and rainbow-hued uniforms again thrilled thousands of spectators here Saturday morning. The antics of the many prancing drum majors themselves and the brilliant coloring of the uniforms, together with martial airs that filled the heavens won wide acclaim among the spectators.

1964

Feb. 9 - In front all the way, Edinburg's Bobcats withstood a furious fourth-period Victoria rally and defeated the Stingarees, 59-50, here Saturday night in the opening game of the District 14-AAAA basketball series. Fidel Padilla was Victoria's leading scorer with 10 points. Rick Rothwell, who got only two free throws in the first half, made nine; and Robert Lumpkins, who made seven points in the first half, also finished with nine. Dennis Leita and Pat Gilbert had eight each. Now, Coach Jack Cook's cagers, with their backs to the wall and on the brink of elimination, travel to Edinburg on Friday for the second game of the two-out-of-three series with the Bobcats.

Feb. 13 - Tuesday was the opening day permitted by the Southwest Conference for signing high school seniors to letters of intent, and Joel Wahlberg, assistant coach at Texas A&M, was in Victoria at the crack of dawn to sign his first two catches. They were quarterback Gene Harvey and end Mark Weaver of the Victoria Stingarees.

Feb. 14 - A career conference at Victoria College on Wednesday afternoon was attended by 632 students of Pattie Welder and Crain junior high schools. Career categories and speakers included agriculture, V.T. Kallus; architecture, Robert Rick; armed services, Army Sgt. Edward Lowe; Air Force, Sgt. R.E. Wall and Dennie Johnson, EMI-USN; auto mechanics, Arthur Culpepper; beautician, Jessie Price; coaching, Tom Pruett; engineering, Bill Klotz; fashion, Mrs. Shirley Slade; laboratory technology, George Shields; home economy, Jane Workman; medical services, Dr. Larry Riedel; nursing, Mrs. Naomi Cleveland; electricians, Douglas Winters; law, Stephen Guittard; law enforcement, Police Chief H.W. Guseman; office work, Helen Hume and Mrs. Jeanette Houle; radio and television, Robert Martin; teaching, Mrs. Louise Greenwood and Harry Uthoff; social work, Arthur Wearden.

1989

Feb. 15 - Odie Adams hit the trail Feb. 4 and didn't let anybody know where he was going.

His loved ones were worried sick for four days but suspected Odie had practiced that old cowboy philosophy: "You gotta do what you gotta do."

When the Old Chisolm Trail Riders had played "Cattle Call" that Saturday morning at 6:30 in Cuero, Ken Adams remembered hearing it and wondering if the call to the trail would capture Odie's imagination.

As it turned out, Odie left little to the imagination. He decided he was going, invited or not, on the annual trailride, a trek of some 100 miles to Ol' San Antone, and there was no daydreamin' about it.

Odie is a year and a half old, frisky and a kind of dog most people know as a "cow dog." Actually, Susan Adams says, he is an "Australian shepherd of a sort."

Ken and Susan Adams are Odie's "custodians" for owners Timothy Adams, who attends Sam Houston State University, and his girlfriend, Nancy Tenney. They had to get Odie out of Huntsville because of some trouble he got into.

Seems Odie, as a puppy, got involved with some wrong company. Odie's story was he was only playin' with the chickens while the other dogs were doing some serious hunting.

Well, Odie was found with suspicious looking feathers around his mouth and consequently had to be bailed out for $50. That's how he got to Cuero.

Adams says Odie was framed and has never done anything like that since that time.

Anyway, when the Old Chisholm Trailriders broke camp at the Cuero Municipal Park near Odie's home, Odie left with them.

"He made friends with different groups throughout the camp during the weeklong trip and was fed well and allowed to ride in a horse trailer during some of the sleet," Mrs. Adams said.

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