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From the Archives for Monday, May 26, 2014 - The Galveston County Daily News: Today In History

December 2, 2016

From the Archives for Monday, May 26, 2014

Posted: Monday, May 26, 2014 12:00 am

From the archives of The Daily News for May 26:

  • In 1914, the Lasker Home for the Homeless was granted the deed to their property by county commissioners.
  • In 1914, the Funeral Directors and Embalmers of Texas convened their annual session in Galveston.
  • In 1964, bids for $550,000 worth of repairs and improvements on the Galveston Customs House were being sought.
  • In 1964, Ursuline Academy named valedictorian and salutatorian at a baccalaureate ceremony.
  • In 1964, a nighttime fire damaged the Texas Auto Salvage building.
  • In 1989, police uncovered what they said might have been the second double homicide in Galveston in two weeks. After noticing a foul smell, a landlord stumbled upon the bodies of a tenant and another man. The nude body of the tenant was found in a half-filled bathtub and the partially clad body of the other victim was on the dining room floor.
  • In 1989, La Marque students topped the Texas average on the state-mandated minimum skills test. Fifth graders showed the only drop in test scores from the previous year.

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