From the Archives Jan. 29:

  • In 1914, one of the youngest American masters sold one of the fastest American Schooners into Galveston.
  • In 1914, Tony Costello walked 2,100 miles to give Gompers Galveston greetings to Washington.
  • In 1964, new lights on Seawall Boulevard brightened the blocks between 39th and 52nd streets.
  • In 1964, city schools and navigation tax districts used rendition, which involved checking the tax status of property owners, during tax season.
  • In 1964, the La Marque Chamber of Commerce master of ceremonies died during their meeting. Ralph Fattig was the manager of Schreiber Miller Furniture and a member of the chamber’s board of directors.
  • In 1989, Mayor Bill Kelsey of Crystal Beach walked out of a town council meeting.
  • In 1989, the Momus Ball lit up the Opera House and thousands on Seawall Boulevard watched the Krewe of the Aquarius Grande Truck Parade.

(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.