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From the files of Texas' oldest newspaper for Dec. 29, 2013 - The Galveston County Daily News : Today In History

November 27, 2014

From the files of Texas' oldest newspaper for Dec. 29, 2013

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Posted: Sunday, December 29, 2013 12:00 am

In 1913, the Eighth Annual Christmas Tree was given to St. Mary orphans by the Knights of Columbus.

In 1913, a child was killed while the father and two other children were injured when a kitchen blew up as a result of dynamite.

In 1963, Galveston County reported zero polio cases during 1963.

In 1963, a second holiday traffic fatality was recorded in Galveston after David Lee Bond, 68, was struck by an automobile while crossing Seawall Boulevard at 10th Street.

In 1988, nearly $80,000 was donated to the Galveston Salvation Army during the holiday season.

In 1988, League City was sued by the Galveston County Municipal Utility District No. 13 in connection with reimbursement for a water system designed and installed by the district.