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From the files of Texas’ oldest newspaper for June 30, 2014 - The Galveston County Daily News: Today In History

December 4, 2016

From the files of Texas’ oldest newspaper for June 30, 2014

Posted: Sunday, June 29, 2014 10:48 pm

From the archives of The Daily News for June 30:

  • In 1914, the county tax rate was to be lowered from $1 to 95 cents per $100.
  • In 1914, immigration records showed the entrance of 11,663 people during the fiscal year.
  • In 1964, two Texans were honored by the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission for incidents involving teenagers.
  • In 1964, Paul Amos Sandblom, Corpus Christi investor, and R.K. Ellis, former Sinton Savings and Loan executive, were granted continuances in trials arising from separate incidents.
  • In 1989, after more than an hour of heated discussion, the city was told it had 60 days to come up with a comprehensive plan to improve sublic access to the sands of West Beach.
  • In 1989, the Galveston City Council met with Assistant Attorney General Ken Cross concerning problems generated by crowds gathering in the 18-Mile Road area.
  • In 1989, island residents were in for another wet weekend, according to the National Weather Service. The forecast called for an 80 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms with a high in the mid-80s and winds from the southeast at 15-20 mph.

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