From the archives of The Daily News for July 27:


  • In 1914, troops left for Leon Springs testing grounds.
  • In 1914, Al McFadden said that the cattle market was not affected by carbon.
  • In 1964, a proposed Galveston County Junior College was in the works, as representatives of three school boards and three chambers of commerce met in Kemah to discuss the proposal.
  • In 1964, local efforts to enforce of antipollution laws were praised in varying degrees by Galveston County lawmakers and the county judge.
  • In 1989, City Manager Doug Matthews said he was very pleased with the recent emergency drill, especially the improvements in the Senior and Handicapped Evacuation Program. SHEP had not been tested previously, and during the previous year’s Hurricane Gilbert scare, the people using the service were kept sitting on a bus for three hours before being taken to Houston.

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