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From the files of Texas’ oldest newspaper for July 18, 2014 - The Galveston County Daily News : Today In History

November 25, 2014

From the files of Texas’ oldest newspaper for July 18, 2014

Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:15 am | Updated: 9:48 pm, Thu Jul 17, 2014.

From the archives of The Daily News for July 18:

  • In 1964, bids were taken for the demolition of eight lots as a part of the University of Texas Medical Branch’s expansion.
  • In 1989, La Marque city officials said they were unaware that a business partner of a Lone Star Greyhound Inc. investor had been indicted on federal racketeering charges in Alabama. City Manager Gary Jackson said he and Mayor Carlton Getty learned of the July indictments against Ellis L. McDonald 30 minutes before a special meeting of the La Marque City Council.
  • In 1989, the University of Texas Medical Branch refused to allow two medical students who cheated on a term paper to register for classes despite a court order requiring them to do so. UTMB spokesman Rick Smith said the university’s position was that the temporary injunction given by District Judge Roy Engelke was void because UTMB had appealed the case.

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