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From the files of Texas’ oldest newspaper for June 13, 2014 - The Galveston County Daily News : Today In History

November 28, 2014

From the files of Texas’ oldest newspaper for June 13, 2014

Posted: Friday, June 13, 2014 12:00 am

From the archives of The Daily News for June 13:

  • In 1914, the school census showed Galveston had a student population of 8,121.
  • In 1914, Mrs. Boyer Gonzales was chosen as the first president of the Galveston Art League.
  • In 1989, one of the drivers of a Galveston rubber tired trolley found himself on the hot seat. About 1:15 p.m. the fire department received a call that a trolley
  • at 23rd Street and Seawall Boulevard had a fire aboard and firemen at the scene reported seeing white smoke coming from the vehicle.
  • In 1989, Herbert Prouty, Galveston city attorney, told the Galveston Independent School District it owed the city an estimated $300,000 for breaking an agreement on tax reinvestment zones.
  • In 1989, public hearings for licensing greyhound race tracks in Texas and ultimately Galveston County were scheduled to begin.

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