From the archives of The Daily News for April 19:

In 1914, after the opening of the Panama Canal, Galveston was to reap commercial benefits. The island’s port was 827 miles closer to the Panama Canal than New York City.

In 1914, Greek citizens in Galveston celebrated the Grecian Kaster with elaborate ceremonies.

In 1964, Travel Counselors were offering a 22 day tour of Europe including airfare, first class hotels and an audience with Pope Paul VI for $979.65.

In 1964, Galveston had an exhibit at the Southwest Sports, Boat and Vacation Show in Dallas where a reported 10,000 visitors were seeing it daily.

In 1989, U.S. Postal Service employees were staffing a special temporary station to provide a one-day-only commemorative postmark honoring Galveston Island’s Sesquicentennial.

In 1989, Dickinson ISD was being investigated by the state for violations involving the sale and use of regulated pesticides.

From Staff Reports

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