From the archives of The Daily News for Feb. 25:
- In 1914, snow fell for the first time in a decade in Galveston, Corpus Christi, Port Arthur and other Gulf cities.
- In 1964, a Texas Highway Department spokesman said a contract on Galveston’s 61st Street improvement project was expected in the next 60 days, with work expected to start on the yearlong project within 90 days.
- In 1964, a 22-member committee headed by Galveston Chamber of Commerce President Carey T. Mayfield announced its 12-point work program for 1964 had been approved by the board of directors.
- In 1989, scientists at the University of Texas Medical Branch were researching the effect of cocaine on the brain and the possibility of developing a drug that would help free addicts of their dependency as abuse of the drug became an epidemic across the country.