From the archives of The Daily News for July 26:


  • In 1914, early election returns indicated that every Galveston County official would be re-elected.
  • In 1914, the investigation of Miss Elvira Davis continued.
  • In 1964, greater local level control of pollution was urged at a meeting, studying pollution of the ship channel and Galveston Bay.
  • In 1964, Lillian A. Dixon retired from the University of Texas Medical Branch after 20 years as a nurse.
  • In 1989, recent controversy surrounding a proposed ordinance regulating gambling cruise ships prompted several city councilmen to criticize Mayor Jan Coggeshall for placing the issue on the agenda prematurely.
  • In 1989, Don Gartman began his term as chairman of the Galveston Wharves Board with a statement that he would continue to keep down port expenses and would seek to maximize sales.

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