Years ago for Sunday, Jun 09, 2013

June 6, 2013 at 1:06 a.m.


June 12 - The ladies of the Altar Society of the Presbyterian Church will give a festival on the Public Square Saturday afternoon and evening, June 21. There will be a baby contest, a fish pond for the children, a candy sale and refreshments of ice cream and cake. All children between the ages of one month and four years may enter the baby contest, which will be held at 5:30 o'clock.

June 14 - The following have obtained second grade county teachers' certificates: Mrs. Gertrude Geneaux, Miss Ethel M. Douglas, Miss Virginia Steele, Thos. S. McIntire and Wm. K. Davies.

J.B. Willemin has established a grocery store here in the Odd Fellows building, corner of Bridge and Santa Rosa Streets. Mr. Willemin formerly conducted a grocery store at Telferner, this county, and has a thorough understanding of the business. His stock is new and fresh and comprises all the standard goods, both staple and fancy. He will make a speciality of country produce, and also handle feedstuffs.

June 15 - The scholastic census of the Victoria Independent School District for this year, just completed, is 1,832 compared with 1,728 in 1912, a gain of 104. Figured on a basis of five people for every child of school age, the population in the district is 9,610.

George Edwards, well-known citizen of Victoria, has an apple tree in his residence yard that is laden with fruit. He planted the tree three years ago. The apples are not very large, but of a delicious flavor, and are of what is known as the June variety.


June 11 - Ed Bell, Indianola fisherman, who writes fishing news and fishing prospects for this paper, doesn't pull his punches. Despite the fact he makes his living at Indianola Courts by selling bait and other fishing supplies, Bell doesn't fail to state when fishing is bad as well as when good.

June 13 - Claude B. Mullins, Victoria County school superintendent, won first place and a prize of $36 in the break-away calf roping event at the rodeo held at the Yoakum Tom-Tom last Saturday. Mullins' time was three and one-tenth seconds.


June 9 - The Victoria Pearl Eagles will play two baseball games against the Casa Manana Indians of San Antonio this afternoon at Riverside Park. The first game is scheduled to start at 2 o'clock. Richard Beller will hurl the first game with either Arnold Perez or Joe Robinson on the mound for the second game. The rest of the lineup consists of George King, c; Bill Parsons, 1b; Frank Ortiz, 2b; Terry Robertson, 3b; Gene Ellis, ss; D.L. Garner, Johnny De La Garza and Danny Cantu in the outfield.

June 13 - New 5-digit ZIP codes to be used by residents of Victoria for their mail were announced Wednesday by Postmaster Paul Berthelot with instructions for proper use of the new system to speed mail deliveries. Effective immediately, all persons have been instructed to use their proper numbers on all return addresses, with the ZIP code being after "Victoria, Texas."


June 10 - "We grow everything big in Jackson County," said Jackson County Extension Agent Marvin Lesikar in reference to the recent birth of twin grandchildren, who tipped the scales at a combined 17 pounds 4 ounces.

Lesikar's daughter, Penny Tinkle, and husband, Ken, doubled the size of their family June 3 with the birth of twins at DeTar Hospital in Victoria.

Zachary Clayton weighed 9 pounds 2 ounces and measured 19.5 inches long. His sister, Jessica Lynn, tipped the scales at 8 pounds 8 ounces and was 19 inches tall.

Although by no means the first twins ever born in Victoria, the couple's obstetrician and pediatrician, Drs. Terry Whitehouse and William L. Hilbert of Victoria, could not remember hearing of the birth of a heftier or healthier set of twins in Victoria.

Zachary and Jessica's combined weight fell just 10 pounds 8 ounces short of the record birth rate of 27 pounds 12 ounces as recorded in the 1988 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records.

Although their mother took Lamaze natural child birth classes, the twins were born via Caesarean section.

She said the babies were born a week short of completing their full term.



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