Years ago for Sunday, Feb 26, 2012

1912• Feb. 26 - The Royal Laundry Machine, a wonderful new invention, is being demonstrated at the George building on South Main Street. R.E. Flood and W.E. Hart, of Constantine, Michigan, and W.H. Blythe and E.Q. Gatteys, of Boonville, Miss., are here in the interest of the article.

•  Feb. 28 - City Marshal Holzheuser has appointed H.C. Grossman to the extra deputy marshalship recently established by the city council. This gives Victoria four regular policemen. Mr. Grossman is a man of cool, deliberate judgment and perfectly fearless, and will make an excellent peace officer. He was formerly a member of the City Council and some years ago one of the city's leading grocery merchants. Marshal Holzheuser's other deputies are Otto Vogt and Frank Polka, equally competent men.

• March 1 - General Contractor Whorton Johnson, of San Antonio and Corpus Christi, is rushing to completion the beautiful two-story weathered field stone home of Mr. and Mrs. John Albert Donalson at 201 North Vine St. The home, one of Victoria's most palatial, and one of the most distinctive in South Texas, is being constructed at a cost of approximately $35,000.

• March 2 - The masquerade skate at the Victoria Rink last night was largely attended, and a most enjoyable event. The prize winners were Miss Lena Halfin and Goldman Kraemer.

1937• Feb. 27 - President Roosevelt is going to make a radio address to the country on March 9 - another of his "fireside talks" - it was announced today.

• March 3 - The construction of drainage structures on the new highway north of Hallettsville are well under way at this time. Work on the dump is to start as soon as the bridges are completed. Heldenfels Brothers of Rockport has the contract for the grading and drainage structures. Their successful bid was $24,491.86 for the 3.431 miles.

1962• March 2 - Coach John Connor has only three lettermen on the St. Joseph Baseball squad that opens the 1962 season on Tuesday against Victoria High. They are Rudy Pena, John Padierna and David Ozuna. Pena is a shortstop, Padierna an outfielder, who is being shifted to catcher, and Ozuna is a first baseman.

• March 3 - Three Victoria students and seven others from the Victoria area have been named to the University of Texas honor roll. Martha Jane Evermann and John C. O'Neill, of Victoria, and Woodward C. Regan Jr., of Port Lavaca, were named to the honor roll in the college of arts and sciences. Those making the honor roll in the college of pharmacy were Leslie H. Muenezler, of Victoria; William E. Dietz, of Cuero; William M. Gerhardt Jr. and James Ladner, of Yorktown; Jerr A. Longmire, of Woodsboro; and Daniel G. Drozd and Monte J. Staha, of Hallettsville.

1987• Feb. 27 - Several members of the Gold Coast chapter disaster committee of the American Red Cross of Victoria recently toured the South Texas Nuclear Project near Bay City. The tour was part of a workshop with the Matagorda County Red Cross, representatives from Houston Lighting and Power Co. and committees from surrounding counties to plan disaster preparedness in case of an emergency at the nuclear plant. Those attending were Al Hunt, George Stanley, Walt Teinert, Lee Allbright, Daren Jarisch, Kim Godfrey, Harvey Jarisch, Jerry Snyder, George Filley and Beverly Hall, executive director of the local Red Cross office.

• March 1 - Songwriter Bobby Keel sang before the 248th District Court Judge Woody Denson in Houston on Friday. The song about good behavior impressed the judge so much that he gave Keel a 30-day jail sentence instead of 10 years in prison.