In 1914, residents expected to pay in increase for milk in the New Year, however, the milkman decided to postpone the price increase for a better time.

In 1914, schools remained closed in observance of Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays until the following week.

In 1964, state school board member C. Ray Holbrook cited a need for better vocational training programs in public schools.

In 1964, Galveston County Commissioner Jimmie Vacek of precinct 2 was in St. Mary’s Infirmary because of a serious illness. According to doctors, Vacek was satisfactorily progressing.

In 1989, hundreds of the sightseers converged on the marina on Highway 2094 between Kemah and Clear Lake Shores to view the destruction wrought by a fire, which destroyed 50 pleasure boats.

In 1989, four major accidents occurred over New Year’s weekend. Two pedestrians who died in separate Galveston accidents were among a total of 12 Texans killed on roadways.

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