From the archives of The Daily News for July 21:

  • In 1914, Mexican shipping was resuming normal proportions.
  • In 1914, Receiver J.W. Williams of Trinity and Brazos Valley announced his retirement.
  • In 1964, Marathon Oil was to resume negotiations with Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers Local without a mediator the following week. 
  • In 1964, the Texas Rangers were called in to assist on a murder case by Sheriff J.B. Kline.
  • In 1989, a group of private investors headed by a San Angelo entrepreneur announced plans to invest more than $10 million in a gambling cruise ship operation based at 6000 Port Industrial. Jim Phillips, chief executive officer of Mirage Cruise Lines, had been in Galveston for the past two months organizing the company, which planned to build a $5 million, 10,000 square foot terminal.
  • In 1989, with temperatures in the mid-80s and only a30 percent chance of showers, islanders and visitors alike were able to enjoy Galveston’s attractions to their fullest.

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