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Years ago for Sunday, Mar 16, 2014

March 13, 2014 at midnight
Updated March 12, 2014 at 10:13 p.m.


1914

March 16 - The Art Store will be open for business April 1 in the Keef Building on South Main Street, just vacated by the Heinke Pharmacy. The store will have a complete stock of classy wall papers and draperies, paints, etc. C.M. Moline, who will manage the concern, has a thorough understanding of the business and is a most excellent young man. The Advocate predicts that the enterprise will be a great success.

March 21 - The cold and threatening weather kept many people from coming to town today, which is being observed as Merchants' Trades Day in Victoria. However, there are a goodly number of visitors in the city, and the day promises to be successful. A program consisting of a track meet, baseball game and debating and declamation contests is being carried out.

1939

March 17 - Leo and Bill Granberry, operators of Granberry Motors, have moved into their handsome new building opposite the Presbyterian Church.

March 20 - A large number of prospective baseball players turned out Sunday afternoon at College Park as the Rosebuds prepped for the start of the Gulf Coast League season April 2. Wesley (Red) Lucas, manager, was in charge of the workout.

1964

March 18 - The mystery purchaser of 79 head of animals at the Victoria County Livestock Show on Monday evening for a staggering $39,277.81 was in reality Texas Concrete Co. of Victoria.

March 19 - Victoria County 4-H and FFA members realized a total of $55,879.52 from the sale of 137 steers, swine and lambs in the livestock show auction Monday evening, according to Otto Kalischko of the First Victoria National Bank. Like most everything else that concerned the 1964 show, this figure sets a record.

March 22 - House of Flowers was host firm for the regular tour of Victoria sponsored by the Victoria Women's Clubhouse Committee with Mrs. E.O. Naquin as general hostess. Beth Stubblefield gave a welcome from House of Flowers and Mrs. A.J. Prevost gave a welcome from the clubwomen. Assisting were Mrs. R.H. Lamey, narrator; Mrs. Joe Tamborello, coordinator; Mrs. T.W. Harris, tour secretary; and Mrs. Earl Fischer, reporter. Guests on the tour were Mrs. Charles A. Newsome, Karen and Kevin: Mrs. Lloyd Carey, Linda, Coleen and Rodger; Mrs. Tom J. Curlee; Mrs. Ester Trevino; Mrs. George H. Williams, of Bloomington; Mrs. Carl Grubbs; Mrs. W.A. Bradshaw; Mrs. Emit F. Carter; Mrs. Roger Warnock; Mrs. Robert S. Dunker; Mrs. H.R. Little; Mrs. A.D. Didner; Mrs. Herbert T. Minyard; Mrs. Raymond L. Bednorz; Mrs. N.E. Gauthier; and Mrs. Loy Wilkerson, Andy and Molly.

1989

March 18 - A variety of issues ranging from renaming a street for a former civil rights leader to a golf course expansion will face the Victoria City Council when it meets Monday.

That session will begin at 5 p.m. in the Council Chambers in the City Hall complex.

One issue the council will tackle Monday that has been controversial in the past is the renaming of a street in honor of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

A committee appointed by Mayor John Blackaller has recommended the council rename Delmar Drive for King.

The idea of honoring King was first proposed by Women in Partnership for Progress. It suggested renaming North Street, but that request was turned down by the council after it was protested by residents living along the street and others in the city.

That prompted Blackaller to appoint the committee charged with finding a way to honor King.

The council will not be able to vote on the proposal Monday because it is listed on the agenda under the heading of citizen communication.

For the same reason, council also will not be able to vote Monday on a proposal to expand the golf course at Riverside Park by nine holes.

Winston Low, representing the Victoria Parks Improvement Association, will ask council for permission to lease an additional 60 to 70 acres for the expansion.

The project is expected to cost between $275,000 and $300,000, which will be paid by VPIA. It will also pay for maintaining the new course.

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