February 10

Feb. 10, 1952: A strike vote began among 400 East Texas members of the Oil Workers International Union (CIO). The vote was ordered by the union’s international office in Denver.

Feb. 10, 1955: Dr. Sloan Gentry, pastor of First Christian Church, urged passage of a Gregg County hospital bond issue set for a Feb. 12 vote. “We cannot take this election lightly,” he said. “We must rally our humanitarian forces and have 100 percent support.”

Feb. 10, 1965: The City Council calls for a $6.65 million bond issue to finance water and streets improvements called for in a master plan; $5.515 million would go for water system expansion while $1.15 million would pay for streets.