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.

From Staff Reports

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.