In 1913, Sheriff Thomas assured Galveston residents an arrest would be made in the dynamite case.

In 1913, secretary of flood relief committee praised flood lifesavers in letters to Washington.

In 1963, the city of Galveston scheduled several New Year’s Eve events throughout the city.

In 1963, three Dickinson youths canoeing in Redfish Reef in the Houston Ship Channel were rescued by a helicopter en route to a distressed tug.

In 1988, Johnny Harra of Dallas, popular Elvis impersonator, was expected to perform on the Island to celebrate New Year’s Eve.

In 1988, the Galveston 1989 Mardi Gras themed was titled, “Fete de France,” a theme chosen to honor the bicentennial of the French Revolution. The Galveston Park Board of Trustees estimated the city of Galveston to gain $45 million and hotel and motel revenues were estimated to reach $3 million over the two-week period.

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