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Years ago for Sunday, Jul 27, 2014

July 24, 2014 at 2:24 a.m.


1914

July 27 - Much interest was shown in the primary election held here Saturday. An immense crowd gathered in the city park to watch the returns from over the state as they came in and were flashed on the screen. Many cheered their favorites as the bulletins began to come in about 9 o'clock, although no definite information could be learned until about midnight when the reports showed that Ferguson was gradually gaining a big lead. All the boxes in Victoria County did not report, and on those that did, the total was about as follows: For governor: Ferguson 1,100; Morris, 480; Ball, 360.

July 30 - Quite a number of prominent businessmen of Cuero attended the bridge celebration, where an abundance of barbecue meat and accessories were enjoyed. The bridge over Irish Creek, when completed, will bring much of the trade to Cuero that has been carried elsewhere.

1939

July 29 - John Saunders, the county agent, was in the office yesterday displaying some popcorn ears with numerous grains popped on the cob. The corn, from the fields of Alonzo Dentler, of the Mission Valley community, popped during the extreme 110-degree heat of two weeks ago.

July 31 - Two of Victoria's most renowned baseball batteries sat side by side at Sunday's 12-inning game here between Shiner and Victoria. Neither has played ball in several years, but both are still remembered by fans and players alike. We are speaking of Clarence Schuchert, the pitching end of the battery, and Edgar (Booby) Koch, the catcher.

1964

July 28 - Mrs. Benito A. Torres, of Austwell, who excited the city of Port Lavaca on Saturday with the birth of triplets at Champ Traylor Memorial Hospital, took time out to announce their names - Mario Alberto, Marcus Arturo and Miguel Antonio. "Everybody tells me they are so wide awake and interested. That could be because they have been in school already," she said facetiously. "I attended Victoria College last semester."

Aug. 2 - Victoria HEAR Foundation will launch a new service next Friday, which could mean that an undetermined number of future Victorians will hear and speak rather than communicate in sign language The new service will be known as the Infant Screening Service, and it means that any Victoria parent can have his or her child tested for hearing difficulty free of charge.

1989

Aug. 1 - Citizens questioned State Sen. Ken Armbrister and State Rep. Steve Holzheauser on topics ranging from water to workman's compensation Monday night at a League of Women Voters legislative roundup.

In his opening comments, Armbrister noted that workman's compensation would be the key issue when legislators return to Austin for another special session in November.

He added that legislators believe Gov. Clements chose November because the Texas Supreme Court should have handed down a ruling by October on the issue of equitable funding for school districts.

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