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May 1, 2014 at 12:01 a.m.


1914

May 6 - The Victoria Fire Department requests that all merchants close their places of business at 12:30 o'clock next Wednesday, May 13. A gorgeous parade is being prepared at great expense, and it is the wish of the fire department that every employee of Victoria firms be given an opportunity to witness this - the greatest pageant that has ever been staged in the "City of Roses."

May 7 - Quite a number of Victorians are at Guadalupe today to partake in the festivities being held there. People from all points in this section are gathering in there, and it goes without saying that all who attend will have glorious time. The day's celebration closes with a big dance in the pavilion tonight. Judge J.P. Pool and Hon. Leopold Morris went over this morning, and each will deliver an address to the throng.

1939

May 5 - Miss Venus Marek, Pattie Welder High School student and one of three students representing the homemaking department of the school at the state rally for homemakers held in Galveston, won the state championship in the street costume division. The other two representatives were Miss Doris Cook and Miss Dorothea Mock.

May 10 - Forty-five calves belonging to FFA boys of the Victoria High School and 4-H Club boys of Victoria County will be sold at auction Saturday at 2 o'clock at the Tarkington Gin (old Goldman Gin). Buyers are expected to come here from as far away as San Antonio and Houston. FFA boys who plan to show calves include Edward Loss, DeLasso Loss, James Wischkaemper, John Crawford, George Waida, Vernon Waida, James Oliver, Clarence Kohutek, Alton Joost and Jack Knowlan. The following 4-H Club boys will show calves: Warren Dentler, Ira Sklar, Bernard Bayers, Anton Garcia, Clarence Hauboldt, Chas Schianni, Marcellus Strelczyk, Felix Bianchi, Billy Patterson and James St. John.

1964

May 4 - Fourteen Cub Scouts received awards recently at a combined March-April meeting of Pack III. Receiving badges and arrow awards were Jessie Ortiz, Wolf; Danny DeLane, Wolf; Michael Fishbeck, Wolf, one gold, two silver; Dale Davig, Wolf, one gold, two silver; Paul Martinez, Wolf, one gold, two silver; Jessie Cano, Lion; Joe Sienkiewetz, one gold, one silver; Cecil Schwarzbach, one gold, one silver; Daniel Cano, one gold; David Gwosdz, one gold; Paul Gwosdz, one silver; Joe Halafuse, three silver; Jack Broome, one silver; Albert Wagner, one silver.

May 8 - Victorians used 126,753,000 gallons of water during bone-dry April, Water Supt. V.E. Atkinson reported Thursday. Despite the fact that April was 2.5 degrees hotter than normal and rainfall was 2.12 inches below normal for the month, water consumption did not hit the level it reached in April a year ago when city water plants pumped 144,377,000 gallons of water.

May 9 - Madeline Murphy was named valedictorian at Nazareth Academy on Friday in the school's fifth annual awards program. Her first place 96.5 average won for her a scholarship to the college of her choice. Barbara Pribyl was named salutatorian, with an average of 94.4. She received a scholarship to Incarnate Word College. Margaret Yeary was class historian, with an average of 93.5, and received the Victoria College scholarship.

1989

May 6 - Victoria remains near the midway level among the nation's 318 metropolitan regions on the Commerce Department's per capita personal income list.

Latest government statistics place Victoria County's per capita income at $13,852 for 1987.

According to the Associated Press, the report indicates that the gap between the nation's richest and poorest cities widened in 1987 as the posh Connecticut suburbs stayed atop the personal income list while Texas towns along the Mexican border remained last, the government reports.

In the report on 1987 personal income among the metropolitan regions, first place belonged to the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk-Danbury area of Connecticut, where income was $26,216 per person, the Commerce Department said.

Bringing up the rear was the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission area of Texas, with per capita income of $7,001.

Laredo, $7,035; Brownsville-Harlingen, $7,409; El Paso, $9,484; and Bryan-College Station, $10,688, also were on the low end of the scale.

The first and last areas were the same as in 1986, but the gap between them grew as the 9.1 percent rate of per capita income growth in the Bridgeport area more than doubled the 4.2 percent pace in the McAllen region.

The per capita income gap between the two regions was $19,315 in 1987, up from $17,412 a year earlier.

For the nation as a whole, per capita income rose 6 percent in 1987 to $15,484, according to the report by the department's Bureau of Economic Analysis.

The study showed income in America's cities advancing at an uneven pace - growing fastest in communities along the East Coast with slow-growth areas concentrated in the oil-producing states.

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