From the archives of The Daily News for July 29:


  • In 1914, Mrs. Edna Lindsay died when she fell from a streetcar.
  • In 1914, Austrians in Galveston were ready to fight for their country as Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia.
  • In 1964, a strike was on the verge by some 1,300 members of the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers Local 4-449 if an agreement on new contracts was not reached that week.
  • In 1964, Galveston won a daily double in terms of weather. In the heat of summer, the island was the coolest and wettest place in the state.
  • In 1989, the city of Galveston filed a motion to receive a monetary award from Galveston Independent School District and Galveston College concerning the tax reinvestment zone lawsuit filed by the two educational entities. The city contended that GISD and Galveston College agreed in 1986 not to seek a court injunction concerning reinvestment zones.
  • In 1989, the administrator of the Transitional Learning Community in Galveston received Texas Rehabilitation Association’s Special Program Award for innovative program development. Sheridan Barnes was honored for the development of three primary programs under the auspices of the Transitional Learning Community.

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