Years ago for Sunday, Feb 12, 2012

Feb. 9, 2012 at midnight
Updated Feb. 8, 2012 at 8:09 p.m.


Feb. 16 - The first Frisco construction outfit, numbering 100 laborers, nearly as many mules and wagon loads of scrapers, arrived here about dusk yesterday overland from Bloomington, where it was unloaded Wednesday from Brownsville. The outfit camped last night within the city limits on lots owned by Charles Miller Sr., a block west of East Street. As the outfit passed through the streets, it was an inspiring sight to the citizens, who turned out in large numbers and cheered as it went by.

Feb. 17 - Frank S. Buhler, formerly assistant cashier, has succeeded his father, the late Theodore Buhler, as cashier and director of the Victoria First National Bank. Mr. Buhler's numerous friends will be delighted to learn of his splendid promotion, which he highly deserved. There is perhaps no young man anywhere who possesses more practical business knowledge, judgment and ability, and the career of one of the nation's greatest financiers seems assured for him.


Feb. 12 - Victoria County is becoming one of the most important oil producing counties in the state with a production of 1,816,968 barrels in 1936.

Feb. 15 - With but 10 seconds remaining before the final whistle of their second defeat of the season, the St. Joseph High School Flyers snatched a one-point victory from the Port Lavaca Sandcrabs on Friday evening when Reynold Miori flipped a high, one-handed push shot in from outside the free throw circle to win 19 to 18.

Feb. 17 - Whether Britain, spending $7,500,000,000 to defend itself against war, has only precipitated an arms race that must inevitably end in conflict was the question that alarmed Europe today.

Feb. 18 - Brother Eugene's St. Joseph Flyers grabbed a stranglehold on the city high school basketball championship at Smith-Fischer Gym last night by walloping the erratic Patti Welder High School Stingarees, 32 to 18.


Feb. 12 - A style show with entertainment, door prizes and refreshments, will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Joseph Gym and sponsored by the St. Joseph's Mother's Club. Tickets are $1 for adults and 50 cents for children through 12 years of age. Mrs. G.L. Rouse is chairman with Mrs. P.G. Williams Jr. and Mrs. Dion Holm Jr. co-chairman. Styles will be from Dunlaps Department Store. Models will include Mrs. J.D. Cohen, Mrs. G.C. Pittman, Mrs. J.E. Edgar, Mrs. Robert Fridell, Mrs. Elbert Post, Mrs. Joyce Reyna, Mrs. Weldon Mallette, Mrs. Pat Martin, Mrs. Joe Schwarzbach and Mrs. John O'Connor. Teenage models will be Mary Theresa Holm, Gayle Wagner, Kathy Roos, Glenda Williams, Paul Bonorden, Robert Vacker, Tim Bundick, Ricky Byars, Jimmy Cattan, Richard Fox, Robert Fridell, Ronnie Williams and Pat Edwards.

Feb. 14 - The 100 riders who made the first Six Flags of Texas Trail Ride from Victoria to San Antonio are looking forward to next year's ride and predict it will be three times as big then, according to trail boss Gene Geitsman. "We had good weather and smooth sailing all the way," Geitsman said. "And everyone had a good time." The only incident along the 125-mile trail was when a Victoria girl, 19-year-old Pat Leita, discovered she had broken three bones in her foot before she left on the trip. The foot began swelling about halfway to San Antonio, and she decided to return to Victoria for a check-up.


Feb. 13 - The works of Tony and Sharon Boldt Yarbrough are being displayed at Citizens Medical Center during the month of February. Yarbrough has won numerous art awards, most recently an Addy Award from the Victoria Advertising Confederation. He has studied with Larry Shook for the past eight years and has been a member of the Victoria Art League for eight years. Yarbrough has been presented in many one-man shows.

Mrs. Yarbrough has studied art since childhood and with Larry Shook for the past eight years. She has been a member of the Art League for two years. This is her first show.

Feb. 16 - New officers of the Carriage House Smockers have been installed for the new club year. They are Donna Sturm, president; Martha Nichols, vice president; Susan Cobler, secretary; and Debbie Thompson, treasurer.

The club is sponsoring a fundraiser on Feb. 28 from 1-4 p.m. at Sewing Machines by B and B, 2304 N. Navarro. Instructional tapes made by the Smocking Arts Guild of America will be for sale. The four tapes each deal with a specific area of garment construction.

Feb. 18 - The St. Joseph Flyer team took a convincing 18-1 victory over Edna Tuesday. The Flyers moved to 6-5 on the season with the win. Boys varsity winners included Sam Allen and Bobby Strahm in the singles and the doubles teams of Jim Pat Reichle-Robin Roby and Tommy Sage-Russell Hohlt.

Girls varsity winners were Annisa Jiminez in the singles and the doubles teams of Jiminez-Robin Vickers and Allison Armstrong-Laura Melnar. The Flyers return to action next Tuesday against Industrial at the Stroman courts.



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