Years ago for Sunday, Jul 13, 2014
July 13 - Victoria friends have received greetings from Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hull after a safe landing in Europe. They report a most delightful voyage across the Atlantic. With the exception of encountering a dense fog, they experienced an uneventful voyage. They will spend several month visiting points of interest in the old country.
July 16 - The tax valuation for Victoria County property for this year, just completed by Tax Assessor Washington Stoner, shows a total of $14,215,020. Last year's tax valuations were $13,655,080. This shows an increase over last year of $559,940.
July 14 - More than 40 homes have been built in two new residential additions to this within recent month, it was learned today following a survey. The two new additions are College Park and the Krause-Akers addition, which was recently annexed to the city.
July 15 - Work is to be resumed on the Victoria-Hallettsville Highway in September, according to advice received here today. The highway received its designation September 19, 1932, and all of the right-of-way was obtained in this county by March 5,1935.
Five miles of the grade and drainage structures were completed out of Hallettsville as a Works Progress Administration project in 1936, and 3.31 miles out of Victoria were completed as a state project the same year. Plans are now being prepared for 6 more miles in this county to the Garcitas Creek. The distance between Victoria and Hallettsville will be only 40 miles as compared with 62 miles by the present route via Cuero and Yoakum.
July 17 - Jesse Parcencia, who farms about a mile northwest of Placedo, ginned the first new crop bale of cotton in Victoria County Thursday morning at Albert Pargac's Placedo gin. Pargac said a 472-pound bale and 900 pounds of seed were realized from 2,060 pounds of seed cotton, which had been hand-pulled.
July 18 - In February, when Mr. and Mrs. Lee A. Lenz, 908 E. Oak St., had a load of fill dirt put in their back yard and set it with St. Augustine carpet grass, they were surprised during the spring when tomato plants began to appear and cover the ground like weeds.
Mrs. Lenz gave plants away, and she hauled many off to the garbage cans, but still with the season, they grew like weeds, up on her back and side fences and all over the area, into husky, healthy plants that have produced some 300 pounds of tomatoes. The tomatoes came as a surprise and a gift to the Lenz family, so they have shared with friends, neighbors and relatives.
July 14 - UHV President Glenn Goerke is coming home to with a raise and expanded duties.
There has been questions about whether Goerke, appointed interim chancellor of the 46,000-student University of Houston System about five months ago, would return to his post at UHV or take the top position at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville.
July 19 - This summer, many handicapped students in Victoria and the surrounding area are learning skills that will help them when they enter the job market.
The students, 22 from Victoria and a total of 67 in the seven-county region, are taking part in the five-week Project Able.
The project is funded by the Job Training Partnership Act Summer Youth program of the Golden Crescent Private Industry Council. It is operated by the Texas Employment Commission in conjunction with the local school districts in the participating counties.