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Today in History for Aug. 22, 2014 - The Galveston County Daily News : Today In History

November 27, 2014

Today in History for Aug. 22, 2014

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Posted: Friday, August 22, 2014 12:00 am

From the archives of The Daily News for Aug. 22:

• In 1914, plans for a new $100,000 hotel on the beach at the site of the Snug Harbor Hotel were announced by Joseph St. Mary, a Galveston cotton merchant.

• In 1964, an encephalitis alert in Houston, where the disease was believed to have caused 12 deaths, caused precautionary measures to be taken in Galveston and on the mainland.

• In 1964, plans to have a monorail ride in the Magic Harbors of the World Theme Park were confirmed by officials of Trans West Development and Engineering Corp., developers of the park. The corporation’s attorney said such a ride was planned within the park, and a second phase would be an extension to a station in the vicinity of Broadway and 61st Street.

• In 1989, a memorial service at Macedonia Baptist Church, hosted by the Galveston County chapters of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, was to honor the efforts of the late U.S. Rep. Mickey Leland and also help feed the hungry in Galveston County.

In 1989, a group of Dallas investors had eyes on Kemah for a possible cruise ship site. Mayor Ben Blackledge announced the group could be operating a 258-foot gambling cruise ship from a Kemah dock by the first of the year.