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Today in History for May 2, 2014 - The Galveston County Daily News: Hurricane Season

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Today in History for May 2, 2014

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Posted: Friday, May 2, 2014 12:00 am

From the archives of The Daily News for May 2:

  •  In 1914, two torpedo destroyers, Flusser and Preston, arrived in quarantine with 57 refugees from Mexico.
  • In 1914, the directors of the Commercial Assocation gave their stamp of approval on the plans for auto races.
  • In 1964, heavy rain slowed but didn’t stop seven ships from loading at the Port of Galveston.
  • In 1964, Sheriff’s Reserve Capt. Nick Tramonte issued an appeal for Galveston County citizen’s band radio users to stay off channel 6 during the Splash Days weekend. Reserve deputies were to use this channel to maintain contact with cars and foot patrols and for emergency situations. 
  • In 1989, allegations of racism in promotion practices in the county parks department were denied at a workshop session of the County Commissioners Court. Commissioner Wayne Johnson raised the issue on behalf of a constituent.