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From the files of Texas’ oldest newspaper for Feb. 25, 2014 - The Galveston County Daily News : Today In History

November 29, 2014

From the files of Texas’ oldest newspaper for Feb. 25, 2014

Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 12:00 am

From the archives of The Daily News for Feb. 25:

  • In 1914, snow fell for the first time in a decade in Galveston, Corpus Christi, Port Arthur and other Gulf cities.
  • In 1964, a Texas Highway Department spokesman said a contract on Galveston’s 61st Street improvement project was expected in the next 60 days, with work expected to start on the yearlong project within 90 days.
  • In 1964, a 22-member committee headed by Galveston Chamber of Commerce President Carey T. Mayfield announced its 12-point work program for 1964 had been approved by the board of directors.
  • In 1989, scientists at the University of Texas Medical Branch were researching the effect of cocaine on the brain and the possibility of developing a drug that would help free addicts of their dependency as abuse of the drug became an epidemic across the country.

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