From the archives of The Daily News for March 8:

In 1914, at a special meeting, Galveston commissioners approved the city’s annual budget of about $557,000 and a tax rate of $1.73 per $100 of assessed value. Commissioners were unable to add the $50,000 needed to construct a modern incinerator to the budget but they did start a fund for the project, saying it could take several years to pool the money needed.

In 1964, home improvement scams were rampant across the county, with many Harris County contractors targeting low-income areas, especially unincorporated areas, on the mainland and overcharging for shoddy work.  

In 1989, it was announced that in 1998 Galveston County municipalities made more than $2 million on speeding tickets, and the sheriff’s department and state troopers brought in at least $500,000. Galveston issued the most tickets in the county, but La Marque charged the highest fees.

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