From the archives of The Daily News for April 7:

  • In 1914, Galveston Chief of Police William H. Perrett wrote to legislators to suggest new cocaine laws.
  • In 1914, the city of Galveston won the injunction suit brought by Galveston and Western Railroad.
  • In 1964, a Baytown youth, impressed by the NS Savannah on a trip to Galveston, built a prizewinning model of the ship’s nuclear reactor. The model, however, was non-nuclear.
  • In 1964, Emmett F. Lowry was elected mayor of Texas City.
  • In 1989, Lowry celebrated his 25th year as mayor of Texas City without much fanfare. His secretary, Evelyn Jolly, presented Lowry with a cake at an informal celebration the day before.
  • In 1989, State Rep. James Hury added $10 million to an appropriations bill to support UTMB in caring for the medically indigent. At the time the hospital provided $64.5 million to the medically indigent, but a recent budget proposal had only allocated $52 million.

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