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From the archives for Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - The Galveston County Daily News : Today In History

November 27, 2014

From the archives for Wednesday, March 5, 2014

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Posted: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 4:11 am, Wed Mar 5, 2014.

From the archives of The Daily News for March 5:

  • In 1914, the importation of beef cattle from Mexico, which had assumed considerable proportions through the Port of Galveston since the removal of the duty by new tariff laws, was threatened by an export duty imposed by the Mexican government.
  • In 1914, export of cotton sent from Galveston in February showed a gain of 104,241 bales and an increased value of $6,476,501 more than the same month in 1913.
  • In 1964, 49 candidates filed for 20 positions in nine Galveston County school districts.
  • In 1964, an ex-convict was caught and charged with burglary of a doctor’s office on North Boulevard.
  • In 1989, about 75 Galvestonians braved the dreary drizzle to wish their city a happy 150th birthday and to make a wish for more years of prosperity.
  • In 1989, firefighters from Galveston and units from the mainland battled a late-night fire fueled by bitterly cold winds at a building near The Strand. Units responded to the blaze at the abandoned three-story building at 22nd and Church streets, including firefighters from Texas City, Hitchcock and La Marque.