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From the files of Texas’ oldest newspaper for June 16, 2014 - The Galveston County Daily News : Today In History

July 29, 2014

From the files of Texas’ oldest newspaper for June 16, 2014

Posted: Monday, June 16, 2014 12:00 am

From the archives of The Daily News for June 16:

  • In 1914, bids were opened for the remodeling of Ball High School and city officials planned to make a quick decision.
  • In 1914, a blank shell caused the death of the Twenty-Third Infantry’s Private Earl P. Doyle.
  • In 1964, Falstaff Brewing Corp. dropped its case against the union for honoring New Orleans pickets.
  • In 1964, the port was busy despite rains with new arrivals loading and unloading.
  • In 1989, an environmental study indicating routine dredging spreads contaminants in Galveston Bay was blasted by Col. John A. Tudela, district engineer in Galveston. Tudela, said the report contained shortcomings, incomplete data and inaccuracies that made it insupportable by the Galveston District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  • In 1989, to avoid another controversy concerning Ball High School’s highest academic honors, the Galveston Independent School District mailed letters to Class of 1990 seniors informing them of the valedictorian and salutatorian requirements. The high school counselors personally contacted the seniors whose academic rank was one through 20 to inform them of the requirements.

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