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From the files of Texas’ oldest newspaper for August 7, 2014 - The Galveston County Daily News : Today In History

November 28, 2014

From the files of Texas’ oldest newspaper for August 7, 2014

Posted: Thursday, August 7, 2014 12:00 am

  • In 1914, after weeks of investigation, a grand jury determined that Elvira Davis took her own life.
  • In 1914, 34 refugees in Galveston were sent back to Mexico.
  • In 1964, a master plan for Galveston’s $20 million family recreation complex Magic Harbors of the World was to be released by the end of the month.
  • In 1964, a seaman accused of failing to stop and render aid was charged with negligent homicide in the traffic death of a La Marque woman in Galveston.
  • In 1989, construction of a $15.5 million University of Texas Medical Branch emergency center was scheduled to begin. The three-story facility was to replace the institution’s emergency center in the John W. McCulJough Building.
  • In 1989, police in Texas City were scrambling to battle the national crack cocaine epidemic that infected the town about a year before. “As much as I would like to say the situation is getting better, I’m afraid it is getting worse,” said Texas City narcotics investigator Mike Land.

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