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From the files of Texas’ oldest newspaper for April 28, 2014 - The Galveston County Daily News : Today In History

November 27, 2014

From the files of Texas’ oldest newspaper for April 28, 2014

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Posted: Monday, April 28, 2014 12:00 am

From the archives of The Daily News for April 28:

  • In 1914, Galveston’s ministerial association planned to hold a weekly service for streetcar men.
  • In 1914, 400 students from State Normal School in Huntsville were to visit Galveston for a week.
  • In 1964, a member of the Ball High School rifle team won an overall high school trophy in national championship matches in Orange.
  • In 1964, new statistics showed exports from Texas to Japan took a healthy jump in 1963.
  • In 1989, shrimpers saw a reprieve. Until May 1, there would be no fines for those who failed to have turtle excluder devices on their nets. After the reprieve, shrimpers would face fines of up to $12,000.
  • In 1989, an outbreak of tuberculosis was reported at the Galveston County building in Texas City. One woman had a confirmed case, and two other employees had tested positive for exposure to the disease.