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Years ago for Sunday, Jun 10, 2012

June 7, 2012 at 1:07 a.m.




1912

June 13 - Hon. Jake Wolters, candidate for United States senator, will address the citizens of Victoria at the Public Square next Wednesday morning, June 19, at 10:30 o'clock. Mr. Wolters will arrive here that morning at 10 o'clock from Edna in an automobile, and leave here at 1 o'clock the same day for Cuero, where he will speak at night. Col. Wolters will undoubtedly carry Victoria County by an overwhelming majority, and his many supporters here are arranging to give him a rousing welcome.

L.C. Fletcher, proprietor of Fletcher's Pharmacy, has again shown his progressiveness by placing a modern double-faced electric sign in front of his pharmacy. The sign measures nine feet in length, and the lettering spells "drugs." It can be seen for blocks and adds to the citylike appearance of Victoria.

June 15 - The summer excursion season will open at Port O'Connor next Sunday. The Frisco is offering very low rates for the occasion, and a large crowd will doubtless go from Victoria. There will be all manner of amusements for the entertainment of the excursionists, including a spread at the LaSalle Hotel, dancing at the hotel pavilion, boat sailing and surf bathing.



1937

June 11 - His Excellency, the Archbishop of San Antonio, has graciously consented to come here on Saturday afternoon in order to bless the ground on which the new St. Joseph's High School is to be erected. For more than a year, Archbishop Droussaerts has offered encouragement to the members of St. Joseph's Educational Foundation for their pioneer efforts in building a Catholic high school in Victoria, and he has on several occasions praised the good work of the directors of this corporation.

June 14 - Interest continues to mount in the wildcat well on the Joe Noll lease in the Mission Valley section as the result of a core said to have been taken Saturday night and which was indicative of highly favorable conditions. The core was described as being "very greasy" and that prospects of an oiler are good at this time.



1962

June 10 - A check for $10,000 was presented by the "Pink Ladies" to the county for remodeling the northeast corner of the first floor of Citizens Memorial Hospital to meet the need of the ever-growing county facilities. The money is to be used for increasing the physical therapy and X-ray departments of the hospital, a need brought on by the increase of patients utilizing the hospital and the services which these two departments render. The $10,000 was earned entirely by the volunteer women's organization through its operation of the snack bar, gift ship, vending machines and television set rentals. The presentation was made by Mrs. A. Beverly Elliott, president of the "Pink Ladies" to County Judge Wayne L. Hartman.

June 16 - A controversy about the proper position for the American flag flown on the Six Flags Monument on DeLeon Plaza was reported Friday by City Manager John Lee. Lee said a meeting to decide the question will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the council chamber on the second floor of City Hall. "We've been flying the national flag on the northwest end of the monument," the city manager explained. "It was thus on the right of anyone facing the monument. That was believed to be the correct position. Several citizens who have contacted the police chief and other officials say the national flag should be flown on the southeast end so it would be on the right of the monument and on the left of someone looking at the monument."



1987

June 12 - Almost all of the animals in the outside exhibits at the Texas Zoo have had to be evacuated to higher ground as the facility continues to flood due to a faulty underground flood-gate.

Jackie Mead, zoo executive director, said Thursday that the ocelots and a goose that became ill were taken to Dr. Tom Culberson's animal clinic where the red wolves and coyotes have been housed since Tuesday.

The raccoons, coatis and foxes were evacuated to Dr. Sandra Cochran's kennels while the javelinas were placed in a holding run in the back of the zoo.

Other animals were being held in portable kennels in the Animal Kingdom Building.

The animals in the white tailed deer exhibit were able to retreat to the high berm area in the pen to escape the water. The water from the flooding Guadalupe River began coming into the zoo on Saturday even though flood-gates and sandbags had been put in place at the main entrance, service entrance, and manhole drain leading from the exhibits.

The zoo grounds, except at the entrance and service area, are protected by a berm, which served its purpose well during the flood.

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