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Years Ago Column.

1919

JUNE 10 – The Rosebuds will launch their “baseball new deal” this afternoon when they play the Turkey Trotters in Cuero. Trotter moguls are figuring on Garza to hurl, he having never lost a game to the Buds. Garcia will pitch for Victoria.

The annual meeting of the directors of the Texas Cattle Raisers’ Association is in progress in this city today. Many members are present for this occasion and much interest is being shown in the meeting. Tonight on the Denver roof, A.M. McFaddin will tender the members a brahma barbeque.

JUNE 15 – “The Great Nazimova” is scheduled at the Princess tonight and Tuesday in the most amazing drama the screen has ever known. It is the seven-part super-production, “Eye to Eye,” from the Marvel drama “L’Occident.” Daring in its intensity, boundless in its beauty.

1944

JUNE 12 – Coincidental with the Chamber of Commerce membership survey is an effort to secure business men’s options as to which holidays shall be generally observed in Victoria. An agreement upon a predetermined number of holidays once existed, but no longer is in effect. The postcard asks for a vote on the following days; July Fourth, Labor Day, Armistice Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s.

JUNE 13 – Mrs. May Belle Ball, 105 N. Liberty, has had a direct communication from her son, Sgt. Gus Ball, Fortress gunner-engineer who some weeks ago was shot down while in action over Germany and who is now in a German prison camp. He is well, Sgt. Ball told his mother on a postcard she received Friday. The postcard, though just received, was dated March 24.

Reported killed in action in the Mediterranean area was Pfc. Basilia Garcia, son of Ben B. Garcia of Inez.

1969

JUNE 11 – To the surprise of almost everyone, including Victor T.H. Evans, the former councilman was returned to office without a run-off in the Tuesday special City Council election. Evans polled 1,046 votes out of a total of 2,088, four more than the combined total of his opponents.

A police science major at Sam Houston State in Huntsville has begun internship work with the Victoria Police Department. Kenneth Armbrister, 21, of Houston, in becoming a permanent member of the department, will receive his degree at Sam Houston after three months with the department.

JUNE 14 – Construction in the section of Loop 175 from the Bloomington Highway to the Refugio Highway, a distance of approximately eight miles, should be completed during the latter part of July, Pat Keefe Jr., senior resident engineer in charge of the Victoria office of the Texas Highway Department, said today. When the section is open, traffic from points east and south of Victoria will be able to use the loop from the Houston Highway at Telferner to the Refugio Highway at the Coleto Creek bridge without going through Victoria.

1994

JUNE 9 – There’s going to be a new kid on the block in Victoria – and her’s moving in by the end of the month. Blockbuster Video, the country’s largest video rental and sales chain, is building a 6,700-square-foot store at 7804 N. Navarro St., next to Marco’s Mexican Restaurant. Construction began Wednesday and is expected to be wrapped up in 2 1/2 weeks, the general contractor for the project said. The store is scheduled to open June 26. Blockbuster officials said Wednesday they will begin hiring employees for the Victoria outlet June 11. Officials declined to comment on store operations, including rental prices and the number of videos the store will stock.

JUNE 12 – Sandra Sandoval of Girl Scout Troop 596 earned a Silver Leadership Award for 24 hours of service working with younger girls in F.W. Gross Troop 599. The senior scout is a student at Victoria High School.

Stroman High School graduate Michael John Filla received a doctor of jurisprudence degree from South Texas School of Law. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph J. Filla of Victoria.

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