Yesteryears for May 6, 2023

A leg of the MODU Zeus jack-up rig comes crashing down, sending a plume of dust into the air May 3, 2008. The Zeus sat between Quintana and Surfside Beach so long, it became a landmark and an easy navigation aid, guiding boaters offshore to the channel. The Texas General Land Office paid $1.75 million to remove the derelict rig, which was leaking pollution into the channel.

75 years ago

Highway projects of the chamber of commerce were outlined by Terrell W. Ogg Tuesday night. In his report, following a special meeting of the committee, headed by Tom Sheridan, he mentioned that the new road from Lake Jackson to Brazoria might become a two-year project instead of a three-year program as the county road department has it now.

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