From the archives of The Daily News for April 12:

  • In 1914, a fashionable promenade was installed on the beach front. The “many and multitudinous colors that 1914 has brought” were shown in a style parade before large crowds.
  • In 1914, Richard G. Maury, criminal district attorney for Harris County, was killed in an automobile accident while en route to Galveston. Maury’s vehicle struck a cow that had strayed into the road between Dickinson and La Marque.
  • In 1964, Mrs. Gus Loomis was appointed chairman of the house-to-house drive for the annual crusade of the Galveston County Chapter of the American Cancer Society.
  • In 1989, the family of Mark Kilroy of Santa Fe were able to begin mourning after Brownsville authorities verified the man’s body had been recovered, along with 11 others, from mass graves near Matamoros, Mexico.
  • In 1989, the body of a 16-year-old drowning victim who disappeared off Stewart Beach was found by a passer-by off the far east end of the seawall.

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