From the archives of The Daily News for April 14:


  • In 1914, a new coffee roasting plant was preparing to open in Galveston and signaled the revival of the industry.
  • In 1914, the official record was received of the disaster that overtook the schooner Hattie P. Simpson, which was en route to Galveston.
  • In 1964, 5,000 short tons of sugar from Mexico arrived at the port for the Imperial Sugar Co.
  • In 1964, two men were given penitentiary terms and a third was sentenced to county jail in 10th district court.
  • In 1989, there was a meeting for new members of the Krewe of Gambrinus and membership fees were $25.
  • In 1989, Elissa hosted a “special assistance day” in Beaumont for physically challenged people “and others needing special assistance to board and tour the vessel.”

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