From the archives of The Daily News for August 15, 2014.

  • In 1914, Galveston Commercial Association considered plans for 1915 carnival.
  • In 1914, the Rev. Mr. J.B. Holmes was named pastor of Central Christian Church.
  • In 1965, beach lifeguards were faced with a tough assignment in front of the Hotel Galvez — rescuing a full-grown injured porpoise after it frightened bathers. The porpoise, apparently wounded in a deep-sea battle, drifted up into the beach front swimming area.
  • In 1989, State District Judge Henry G. Dalehite, 122nd State District Court, denies motions for summary judgments made by both sides in a lawsuit involving Galveston’s tax reinvestment zones. Galveston Independent School District, Galveston Junior College District and Galveston County filed the lawsuit against the city and its tax reinvestment zones.

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