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Today in History for Feb. 23, 2014 - The Galveston County Daily News : Today In History

November 27, 2014

Today in History for Feb. 23, 2014

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Posted: Sunday, February 23, 2014 12:00 am

From the archives of The Daily News for Feb. 23: 

In 1914, the business outlook for March was reported as exceptionally bright with with many ships destined for the Port of Galveston.

In 1914, Patrick Henry of Fort Worth was in Galveston asking county officials to aid in building a girls home.

In 1964, two complete but miniature trains were ready for shipment to England from the Port of Galveston. 

In 1989, representatives of the Shriners of North America, the University of Texas Medical Branch and the Sealy-Smith Foundation signed an agreement to begin construction of a new Shriners Burns Institute in Galveston.

In 1989, a $100 million Union Carbide plan to clean up hydrocarbon contamination at three groundwater sites in Texas City was announced. Contaminated areas identified by Carbide officials are limited to a shallow sand layer about 20 feet below sea level on Carbide property, including two areas of 1.5 and 35 acres under the main plant facility.