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From the Archives for Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 - The Galveston County Daily News : Today In History

November 27, 2014

From the Archives for Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014

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Posted: Thursday, August 14, 2014 12:00 am

From the archives of The Daily News for August 14:


  • In 1914, Corp. Kenneth McDonald died from a rifle wound in Texas City.
  • In 1914, a military exhibition at Fort Crockett drew a crowd of 2,500.
  • In 1914, five U.S. Army transports and the Panama Railroad steamer Cristobal were to be sent abroad from Galveston to bring home Americans stranded by war.
  • In 1964, a hearing was scheduled by County Judge Peter J. LaValle on a petition for election on deincorporation of Clear Lake Shores.
  • In 1964, two Galveston-based warships, USS Crow and USS Haynsworth, were scheduled to arrive back in port.
  • In 1989, Galveston City Manager Doug Matthews proposed a $5 million capital improvements bond program with several items that were needed badly — including $2.5 million for street resurfacing and reconstruction and $275,000 for a new Emergency Medical Service building at 26th Street and Avenue Q.
  • In 1989, the Galveston County Beach and Parks Board executive director said he was facing the most difficult project he had ever worked on — one that a federal mandate that needed to be completed by the following year.