From the Archives Feb. 2:

  • In 1914, A.C. Fonda became agent of the Texas tariff bureau.
  • In 1964, politics were in the air as candidates hurriedly attempted to beat the upcoming midnight deadline for filing.
  • In 1964, efforts to loosen two cargo ships grounded in the Galveston Channel during an evening heavy fog were unsuccessful.
  • In 1989, officials from the U.S. Navy, the city of Galveston and Galveston County faced a major dilemma deciding what to do with the defunct Navy homeport site.

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