From the archives of The Daily News for Dec. 26:
In 1913, the Salvation Army gave 400 Christmas dinner baskets to the less-fortunate.
In 1913, a Christmas night fire destroyed Hanson’s stables, amounting to $2,000 in damages.
In 1963, Galveston County’s first Christmas baby was delivered.
In 1963, a Galveston County resident gave Christmas blankets made from wool of her own sheep.
In 1988, 26 people died on Texas roads during the Christmas weekend.
In 1988, through the Park Board of Trustees, the Moody Foundation offered the city ownership of Palm Beach at Moody Gardens and of The Colonel, a paddle wheel vessel which for tax purposes was operated as a museum.