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From the files of Texas’ oldest newspaper for May 8, 2014 - The Galveston County Daily News : Today In History

November 27, 2014

From the files of Texas’ oldest newspaper for May 8, 2014

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Posted: Thursday, May 8, 2014 12:00 am

From the archives of The Daily News for May 8:

In 1914, Washington officials ordered tents at Fort Crockett to be shipped to Veracruz, Mexico.

In 1914, consulting engineers from New Orleans came to Galveston to study warehouse facilities.

In 1964, police officers were said that year’s Splash Days was “semi-violent” in comparison with years past.

In 1964, Galveston’s renovated Pier 41 was proving to be a magnet for vessels from around the world.

In 1989, Texas City was experiencing issues with vehicle vandalism. In a couple of weeks, hundreds of cars’ windows and windshields were shattered by unknown vandals.

In 1989, Ball High senior Tho Dinh was about to graduate at the top of her class. When she started school, Dinh was unable to speak English but after 13 years in GISD was heading to Rice to study Spanish and biology.

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