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From the files of Texas’ oldest newspaper for May 3, 2014 - The Galveston County Daily News : Today In History

October 22, 2014

From the files of Texas’ oldest newspaper for May 3, 2014

Posted: Saturday, May 3, 2014 12:00 am

From the archives of The Daily News for May 3:

  • In 1914, women in Galveston demanded equal suffrage in the final meeting of the week’s demonstration.
  • In 1914, an 18-year-old boy was found by his parents in Galveston after a nationwide search.
  • In 1964, calm, mild and dry weather helped lure Galvestonians to the polls.
  • In 1964, vehicular ramps leading to East Beach were closed to traffic and police were ordering all cars off the beach. A riotous situation was sparked by a large group of students and the police were dispatched. Many police cars were dented and windows were broken by flying beer bottles.
  • In 1989, two candidates for the mayoral race in Hitchcock were not friendly opponents. Tempers came to a boil as Warren Smith accused Mayor Charlie Clifford of being involved with a group that printed faulty ballots.

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