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From the files of Texas’ oldest newspaper for Jan. 8, 2014 - The Galveston County Daily News : Today In History

August 21, 2014

From the files of Texas’ oldest newspaper for Jan. 8, 2014

Posted: Wednesday, January 8, 2014 12:00 am

From the archives of The Daily News for Jan. 8:

  • In 1914, President H.M. Trueheart resigned from the school board after 25 years of service.
  • In 1914, Greeks of Galveston celebrated their Christmas Day in church and home.
  • In 1964, two trucking firms filed petitions with the Texas Railroad Commission to service the West End of Galveston Island.
  • In 1964, two Galvestonians were expected to handle negotiations and appraisal of the land planned for acquisition in the East End for expansion of the University of Texas Medical Branch.
  • In 1989, several Magnolia Homes residents expressed concern over being forced to moved to “less desirable” housing as a result of the possible sale of the public housing facility.
  • In 1989, the city of Galveston’s East End Parking Plan changed a few rules pertaining to its operation. The plan provided residents living between Sixth and 14th streets, from Market to Broadway, to obtain special parking permits from the city to allow them to park their vehicles in their block, curbside with no time limit.

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