From the archives of The Daily News for April 26:


  • In 1964, conservative figures showed that sports fishing poured $2 million annually into Galveston. 
  • In 1964, the Central High Cats, led by Harold Wooten’s 20 points, placed fourth in a statewide track meet at Prairie View College. 
  • In 1989, a boating accident in the ship channel left two men dead and one missing and presumed dead. A passing ship reported seeing a capsized pleasure boat and what looked like four men in the water.
  • In 1989, Galveston Wharves trustees approved an operating agreement with Pride Cruise Lines for a five-year term, while the bill permitting casino gambling was within about a week of House debate in Austin. The operating agreement would be declared invalid if enabling legislation permitting gambling aboard the cruise ships was not approved by the Texas House and Senate.

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