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From the files of Texas' oldest newspaper - The Galveston County Daily News : Today In History

November 27, 2014

From the files of Texas' oldest newspaper

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Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:00 am

From the archives of The Daily News for April 17:

In 1914, Galveston City Commissioners rejected all bids for the extension of the water plant and ordered new estimates for the work.

In 1914, Galveston was selected as the location for the Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs’ November meeting.

In 1964, Dr. Robert P. Green of Texas City was elected president of the East Texas Chamber of Commerce in the opening session of the organizations 38th annual convention.

In 1964, a special train with 900 Oklahoma school children on an educational tour sponsored by the Santa Fe Railroad was to arrive in Galveston.

In 1989, the city and Clean Galveston stepped up efforts to control the litter problem plaguing the area between 25th to 45th streets.

In 1989, 12 residents of the Driftwood Apartments in Galveston saw an early morning blaze raze their homes. Firefighters were helpless against the fire because of a lack of water pressure.

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