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From the files of Texas’ oldest newspaper for June 19, 2014 - The Galveston County Daily News: Today In History

July 30, 2016

From the files of Texas’ oldest newspaper for June 19, 2014

Posted: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 12:00 am

From the archives of The Daily News for June 18, 2014.

  • In 1914, Rotarians planned to invade the convention in Houston dressed in sailor costumes.
  • In 1914, federal grand and petty juries were discharged in Galveston, and 38 indictments were returned.
  • In 1964, Randall Duell, art director and designer of Six Flags Over Texas, was in Galveston to confer with developers of Magic Harbors of the World, an amusement park.
  • In 1964, the Galveston County Tax Assessor-Collector’s office checked the petition asking for an election to incorporate the village of Kemah, but not enough information was available to legally declare an election.
  • In 1989, police investigating two double slayings in Galveston said the crimes were linked by bizarre coincidences and rife with macabre similarities. Four stabbings occurred within a five-block radius in seven days. Both cases had enough conflicting clues and possible motives to fill a Sherlock Holmes novel.
  • In 1989, The Daily News started producing two editions, one for Galveston Island readers and one for readers on the Galveston County mainland. The plan was put in place to reflect the interests of the various county communities in a more comprehensive manner.

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