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Years ago for Sunday, Mar 04, 2012

March 1, 2012 at midnight
Updated Feb. 29, 2012 at 9:01 p.m.




1912

Mar. 5 - The Victoria Lodge, B.P.O.E., elected the following officers last night: J.R. Gervais, exalted ruler; C.C. Kerlagon, esteemed leading knight; J.T. Linebaugh, esteemed loyal knight; B.H. Lamkin, esteemed lecturing knight; J.D. Kinsler, tiler; F.B. Lander, treasurer; L.C. Rouff, secretary; L.F. Haller, trustee; and F.H. Crain, representative to the Grand Lodge.

Mar. 6 - The Victoria Safe and Lock Company will operate its factory at night beginning tonight in order to be able to catch up with heavy rush orders. Citizens who see a fire in the vicinity of the factory will therefore not be alarmed, as it will only be flames from the furnace, which sometimes mount to a great height. All are invited to inspect the factory during its operation.

Mar. 7 - The Roundhouse Saloon now has one of the handsomest bars in the city. It is shaped like a horse shoe, and therefore very convenient to the tender. The bar was manufactured by the Bailey Mills Company, a local concern, and is superior to many imported ones.



1937

Mar. 4 - The Rev. Brother Eugene Paulin, S.M., Ph.D, provincial inspector of the Western Province of the Society of Mary, completed his official visit of inspection of St. Joseph's High School of this city at noon Wednesday. Brother Eugene came to Victoria from New Orleans, where he attended a national convention of the American Association of School Administration.

Mar. 7 - The Texas Centennial Commission of Control, meeting at Huntsville the past week, allocated the sum of $12,000 for the erection of a monument at the site of Old Fort St. Louis, La Salle's landing place in Victoria County, near the mouth of the Garcitas Creek on lands owned by the Keeran Estate, according to J.V. Vandenberge of this city, a member of the commission.

Mar. 8 - Motorists today received their first baptism of traffic lights in this city, and apparently they welcome the flickers. The lights were flashed on at 7:30 a.m. and will be turned off nights at 10 o'clock. These hours will be experimented with and changed if necessary. The red and green lights run 30 seconds each. Officials are also experimenting with this time.

Mar. 10 - Fifty-nine motorists were given traffic tickets here Tuesday in violation of the new traffic ordinances. Making a left-hand turn at the corner of Main and Constitution Street constituted the chief offense with 25 tickets given for this one error, while running red lights ran second with 18, and parking in no-parking zones close behind with 16.



1962

Mar. 4 - Victoria Classroom Teachers Association elected officers at a recent meeting at Stanly School. Beatrice Marth of Hopkins School was elected president, Lucy Mackrell of Mitchell School vice-president, Mildred Batson of O'Connor School secretary and Elmo Groll of Patti Welder treasurer. Dorothy Kohutek, of Stanly, was elected to administer the scholarship program. The publicity assignment went to Gladys Sala of Crain Junior High School.

Mar. 6 - The fastest brand of baseball available here this season will make its debut Tuesday at 4 p.m. in Riverside Park when the St. Joseph Flyers and the Victoria Stingarees resume an old high school rivalry. Big John Padierna, a letterman, is expected to get new Flyer Coach John Connor's nod as starting pitcher for St. Joseph. Others expected in the starting lineup will be Gary Orsak, catching; David Ozuna at first base, Eddie Rodriguez at second base, John Edgar at third base, Rudy Pena at shortstop, Robert Dennison in left field, Dennis Patton in center field and Randy Carville or Mike Shelton in right field. Coach Hal Griffin was out of town and could not be contacted concerning his starting lineup.

Mar. 9 - What the city needs are several major improvements including better streets and drainage, sidewalks, more swimming pools, a local public transportation system, a railroad overpass or underpass and the conversion of Victoria College into a four-year institution of higher learning. These are the findings of a Community Development Survey conducted in January by the Victoria Junior Chamber of Commerce, which announced results Thursday after tabulating the 560 responses received from the 2,500 questionaires mailed out.



1987

Mar. 4 - Gov. Bill Clements urged lawmakers Tuesday to ban state income taxes and scolded them for failing to give the governor and legislative leaders more power over state spending.

In a wide-ranging news conference, Clements endorsed a proposed constitutional amendment that would prohibit either a personal or corporate income tax in Texas.

Mar. 5 - The Victoria Livestock Show officially opens March 12, but activities get under way Friday when the carnival opens.

The carnival opens at 5 p.m. on the Victoria Community Center grounds. A special "Ride-A-Thon" will be held that will allow carnival goers to ride all night for the single price of $7, or $4 for children seven years and younger.

Popular attractions include the Falling Star, Hang Ten, Orbiter, Super Loop, Love Bug, Spin Out and the Holiday Bounce.

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