In 1913, in preparation for the Christmas holiday, Galvestonians sent 100,000 packages, with great expectations to increase as the holiday grew near.
In 1913, Galveston gained a new, powerfully backed steamship line to Orient.
In 1963, Port Bolivar residents circulated petitions to secede from the Galveston Independent School District.
In 1963, more than 250 Jewish youth from Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana met in Galveston for their 18th annual Young Judea conclave.
In 1988, a petition, which sought an election to abolish Crystal Beach, was presented to the city council.
In 1988, Jim Little, owner of a souvenir stand on Seawall Boulevard, provided holiday dinners for underprivileged Galvestonians at Our Daily Bread and Salvation Army shelters for the Christmas holiday.