From the Archives Jan. 31:


  • In 1914, city employees who did not pay their poll tax before midnight lost their jobs.
  • In 1964, another ship moved into the Port of Galveston ready to load grain for the Soviet Union as the first vessel left for the Black Sea.
  • In 1964, Dr. Martin L. Tower returned to Galveston after completing a neurological examination of Jack Ruby in Dallas and said there was no psychiatric examination.
  • In 1989, 21 of the 35 speakers at the Galveston Traffic Commission public hearing on Seawall Boulevard curbside parking opposed any parking ban.

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