From the archives of The Daily News for April 4.


  • In 1914, firing of coast defense guns at Fort Crockett jarred Treasure Island.
  • In 1914, the Commercial Association reported that Galveston was well-equipped to handle upcoming summer crowds.
  • In 1964, a crackdown on traffic violators was announced after an uptick in the number of auto accidents locally.
  • In 1964, Phyllis Johnson of Galveston was elected sweetheart by the University of Texas at Austin student body.
  • In 1964, two cases involving the question of whether the public would have free and open access to beaches were awaiting settlement in the state courts.
  • In 1989, La Marque police officers asked for assistance from members of the Galveston SWAT team when they encountered a barricade situation in their city. GPD’s SWAT team helped to resolve the potentially dangerous situation.

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