From the archives of The Daily News for Jan. 5:

  • In 1914, parishioners of St. Mary’s named new officers and board of directors.
  • In 1964, U.S. Postmaster General John Gronouski said a reduction of 5,000 in postal service employment was expected to be made by June 30 without any regular employee losing their job. He said vacant jobs would not be filled.
  • In 1989, land in Galveston State Park was destroyed by strong winds and burned more than 1,000 acres of dry brush. The flames came within inches of Jamaica Beach homes, but firefighters pushed the fire back before the buildings could be damaged.

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