From the Archives of The Daily News for March 9:


  • In 1914, Protestant Sunday school attendance was reduced because of the vaccination of children.
  • In 1914, Frederick J. Baxter, a Galveston booster, left for a trip around the world.
  • In 1964, members of the Sunday Morning Coffee Club heard from a representative of Trans West Development and Engineering Corp. that the use of revenue bonds as a method of financing major tourist attractions such as Magic Harbors of the World was beneficial because people who use the facility are the ones who pay for it.
  • In 1964, the Ball High School PTA was completing plans for its western chicken barbecue.
  • In 1989, a Dallas lawmaker’s bill amending the law governing the 7 percent hotel-motel tax had Galveston officials trying to find out its meaning and making plans to oppose its passage.
  • In 1989, Galveston Parks Board officials were gearing up for the arrival of 35,000 college students celebrating their spring break.

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