From the archives of The Daily News for March 29:

  • In 1914, a catch of shrimp believed to be the largest ever in Galveston was made by Captain O.A. Anderson. The record haul weighed close to 4,000 pounds.
  • In 1964, a cast of more than 80 students from Ursuline Academy, Kirwin High and other Galveston parochial schools were rehearsing three nights a week for a lavish musical production based on the book “Anna and the King of Sinm.”
  • In 1989, the Galveston-Bolivar ferry R.S. Sterling was back in service after undergoing repairs.
  • In 1989, Texas City Mayor Emmett F. Lowry became the sixth recipient of the Texas Society to Prevent Blindness Man of Vision award. During the ceremony, letters of congratulations were read from President George Bush, Texas Gov. Bill Clements and State Treasurer Anne Richards.

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