From the archives of The Daily News for July 17:
- In 1914, the port record for a single wheat shipment was broken.
- In 1964, isle-based warships departed for a training cruise and visit to New York.
- In 1964, a Dallas native took over command of Galveston Salvation Army.
- In 1989, two firms in Texas City were paying back the community through service projects. The most recent effort of Union Carbide and Amoco volunteers was helping restore a historical structure that might have been destroyed without the efforts of the Texas City Heritage Society and the volunteers.
- In 1989, La Marque residents were excited about the economic potential of a greyhound racetrack. In a poll, almost everyone said a license to operate a betting-centered business would boost the economy of their city.
From Staff Reports