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From the files of Texas’ oldest newspaper for July 4, 2014 - The Galveston County Daily News : Today In History

October 26, 2014

From the files of Texas’ oldest newspaper for July 4, 2014

Posted: Friday, July 4, 2014 12:00 am

From the archives of The Daily News for July 4:

  • In 1914, the scholastic census showed 10,329 students in the county.
  • In 1914, motorcars were to replace horses in parcel post service in Galveston.
  • In 1964, Miss Jaycee Sports Car Races of 1964 was Miss Evelyn Stephens, 20, of Angleton. Runners-up were Miss Linda Abbott, 16, and Miss Roselle Lazoronie, 16, both of Houston. The contest was held at The Hotel Galvez.
  • In 1964, business was booming along Seawall Blvd. as Americans began to celebrate the Fourth of July. Hotels and motels in the city posted “no vacancy” signs and several began to help those tourists turned away locate accommodations in Texas City and elsewhere.
  • In 1989, blue crabs in Galveston Bay were in jeopardy because of a sterilizing parasite. Dr. William J. Wardle, associate professor of marine biology at Texas A&M University in Galveston, said the parasite, a barnacle-type organism, was attaching itself to the crab and boring through the shell.

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