From the archives of The Daily News for April 23:

In 1964, study of a response to an atomic bomb blast proved there was a lack of shelter space in Galveston County. A test performed by the Mainland Civil Defense estimated that 80 percent of the county’s population would have perished because of radioactive fallout.

In 1989, the University of Texas Medical Branch abruptly changed its policy regarding medicine for the county’s indigent population because of financial issues. “We no longer had enough money to be just openhanded in dispensing of medication to indigent patients,” said Al LeBlanc, vice president for hospital affairs.

From Staff Reports

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