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From the files of Texas’ oldest newspaper - The Galveston County Daily News: Today In History

December 4, 2016

From the files of Texas’ oldest newspaper

Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 12:00 am

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.

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