From the archives of The Daily News for March 28, 2014

  • In 1914, a Galveston man drowned while searching for the body of a missing schooner captain.
  • In 1914, Colonel Walter Gresham was planning a trip to Washington in the interest of the Intracoastal Canal extension.
  • In 1964, there was a high demand for Kennedy half dollars in Galveston. The 50-cent pieces’ value rose to 60 cents.
  • In 1964, the Galveston County branch of the American Cancer Society launched a campaign to raise $23,000.
  • In 1989, the SWAT team was called out to a riot at the Galveston County Jail. Overcrowding was cited as the cause of the disturbance.
  • In 1989, county officials were gearing up for a trip to Washington to seek funding to repair the Texas City dike, which would include the Clear Creek drainage program.
  • In 1989, a City Council candidate, Marion Houser, made it his mission to remove sexually oriented businesses from the City of Dickinson.

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