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From the files of Texas' oldest newspaper for Jan. 9, 2014 - The Galveston County Daily News : Today In History

November 27, 2014

From the files of Texas' oldest newspaper for Jan. 9, 2014

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Posted: Thursday, January 9, 2014 12:00 am

From the archives of The Daily News for Jan. 9:

In 1914, the Commericial Association attempted to revive cheaper rail fares to Galveston.

In 1964, boxes of gambling paraphernalia were taken in two Galveston raids, and two men were charged with possession of tip books and policy slips.

In 1964, the inpatient admissions at the U.S. Public Health Service Hospital in Galveston totaled 2,706 patients in 1963, which represented an increase of 350 compared to the same period in 1962.

In 1989, construction on road and jail projects began, the county began construction of new offices for justices of the peace in Bacliff and Bolivar Peninsula, and commissioners settled on a design and location of a new senior citizens center in Galveston.

In 1989, the Galveston Housing Authority was in the process of formulating an application to sell Magnolia Homes for approval by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

From Staff Reports