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Years Ago Column.

1919

JULY 7 – As no official photographer was appointed to take pictures of the Arch and parade on the 4th of July, the committee would appreciate receiving some films or pictures taken of the Arch and parade by Kodak artists. The committee is sorry to know that no large pictures were taken, as they could have been used to good advantage. Those who took pictures, please leave films of pictures with L.C. Fletcher, chairman of the decoration committee.

JULY 10 – Many Victorians are spending the summer on the coast at Magnolia Beach, enjoying the excellent bathing and fishing at that popular summer resort.

1944

JULY 9 – From Victoria in Australia to Victoria in Texas Friday came Mrs. John H. Clegg Jr., Australian bride of Marine Sergeant Clegg, to make her future home with the sergeant’s mother, Mrs. John H. Clegg Sr., at 507 N. Vine. Mrs. Clegg met and married Sgt. Clegg after he had gone through the campaign at Guadalcanal, and two weeks later saw him off to the wars in New Guinea and New Britain. She has not seen her husband for 10 months and had no expectation of seeing him for many more months, but only a few hours after she arrived in Victoria she received a telephone call from him in San Diego, where he had arrived on furlough. He will arrive in Victoria by the end of next week.

JULY 13 – Port Lavaca and Palacios Friday join in observance of a fete which long has been looked forward to – the re-opening of the three-mile causeway over Lavaca Bay. Preparations are being made to accommodate between 8,000 and 10,000 visitors. That many of them will be Victorians is borne out by preparations being made here. The causeway was destroyed by a tropical hurricane in August, 1942.

1969

JULY 8 – Mr. and Mrs. Tildon McDonald and Greg of DaCosta honored their son and family, Lt. and Mrs. Kenneth McDonald and Dedra, with a July 4th barbecue. Lt. McDonald has recently returned from a 19-month tour of duty in Germany and will leave soon for duty in Vietnam.

Aurelia Ybarra and Margaret Padierna are taking in the sights in Mexico City while on vacation.

JULY 11 – More than 100 taxpayers kept the city-school district board of equalization working from 10 a.m. Thursday until after 6 p.m. Many of them came from along the new Loop 175 South, where Tax Assessor-Collector Fred W. Sandhop Jr. said valuation have been hiked “500 percent” this year.

1994

JULY 9 – Kathleen McCullough of Victoria has been selected to participate in the summer intern program of the National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices, a national insurance industry trade organization. She will spend five weeks with a NAPSLO-member surplus lines wholesale broker and agent and another five weeks with a NAPSLO-member surplus lines insurance company. During her internship she will learn about all facets of the industry.

JULY 12 – Jessica Geistman attended drill team camp at Texas A&M University as a representative of the Victoriadore Reserves. While at camp, she received six ribbons for exceptional and outstanding dance, was awarded a certificate of achievement for All-American and drill team performance. She has the opportunity to exhibit special performances in Europe and Florida.

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