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From the files of Texas' oldest newspaper for March 20, 2014 - The Galveston County Daily News : Today In History

November 27, 2014

From the files of Texas' oldest newspaper for March 20, 2014

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Posted: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 12:00 am

From the archives of The Daily News for March 20:

In 1914, Galveston commissioners approved the advertising of bids for two new trucks for the fire department — a chemical and hose wagon for Fire Station No. 1, estimated to cost $4,500, and an automobile for the chief equipped with extinguishers and small tools, estimated to cost $2,500.

In 1964, the Galveston City Council approved $1.06 million to be spent on a number of projects including street paving, water main rerouting and sewer work, engineering costs, a contract with a supplier of tires for city vehicles and for a program to help reduce the city’s unemployment rate.

In 1989, despite dreary, cloudy weather, spring breakers came out in droves to Galveston’s beaches. A foggy Seawall Boulevard remained packed with traffic, and police reported more than 20 accidents Saturday night to Sunday morning, many involving alcohol. St. Mary’s Hospital and UTMB hospital officials said their emergency rooms remained busy throughout the weekend.

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