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Years Ago Column.

1919

JULY 2 – The baseball game that was scheduled to be played here on July 4 with Austin has been canceled as Austin will be unable to make the trip. Manager McClusky, however, immediately took up with some other team and has succeeded in booking a series of three games with the War Cats of San Antonio.

JULY 4 – Two more Victoria boys have received honorable discharges and have returned to their homes after absences of over a year in the service of the government. They are Billie Fossati, son of Mr. and Mrs. F.N. Fossati, and Edwin Zuker, sone of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Zuker.

1944

JULY 3 – Stricter enforcement of the laws governing sanitary conditions in restaurants was in the offing this week as W.H. Howard, sanitarian of the Gulf Health Department, revealed that an unusual number of warnings had been issued to operators during the past few days in connection with filthy kitchen conditions. Meat and fish, ready to be prepared for serving, were found floating about in water in the bottom of a defrosted refrigerator. In one restaurant a meat-slicer had gone uncleaned so long that it was inhabited by maggots. Those, said Mr. Howard, were some of the major offenses. Many cases were found of improper screening, unsanitary handling of ice, milk and dishes, and accumulation of grease and dirt in kitchens.

JULY 6 – Lt. Hoy C. Bonnett, Jr., 25-year-old pilot of a B-26 bomber, holder of the Distinguished Flying Cross and veteran of 28 missions over Europe, previously reported missing in action, now is known to have died over in France on February 19. The report of his death was received by his widow, Mrs. Marietta Brummett Bonnett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.A. Brummett of 707 N. Washington. County Bond Chairman William Offer is making a last-hour appeal to Victorians to get in the saddle and put over the quota by closing day Saturday.

1969

JULY 1 – Paving on Ben Jordan between Red River and Airline should be completed between July 15 and August 1, according to Director of Public Works John Balusek. The work is being done under the city bond program. E.W. Schrader of Edinburg, son of Mrs. F.F. Schrader of 1407 N. Vine, will move to Snyder in late summer to become president of the Snyder National Bank.

JULY 5 – Former pastors and their families and the Rev. and Mrs. Rayford High of San Antonio, who will assume the position of rector on August 15, will be guests of honor at a barbecue celebrating the 11th anniversary of St. Francis Episcopal Church.

1994

JUNE 30 – Amber Barsness, a senior at St. Joseph High School, has been named an All-American Scholar by the United States Achievement Academy. Her name will appear in the All-American Scholar Directory, which is published annually. She is the daughter of Rick and Cheryl Barsness of Victoria, and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Barsness and Mr. and Mrs. H. Grant Jensen, all of Grand Forks, N.D. Barbara Korth of Victoria was awarded a University of Houston College of Education Alumni Scholarship. She is working toward a doctorate degree in educational psychology at the UH main campus.

JULY 4 – James and David Pigott were featured in Piano Guild Notes, a National Music Publication. James, 8, and David, 6, Piano Guild international winners, take violin lessons from the Victoria String Project and piano lessons from Rebecca Brou and their mother, Dr. Shirley Pigott. They recently studied under Dr. Valeri Grokhovski, an internationally acclaimed Russian pianist who will perform for the 1994 Victoria Fine Arts Association. Jose Andres “Joe” Hinojosa Jr., a 1993 Victoria High School graduate, was named to the dean’s list at Schreiner College in Kerrville. Hinojosa, presently active on the Schreiner College soccer team, is the son of Irene R. Heinrichs of Victoria.

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