From the archives of The Daily News for Aug. 2:
In 1914, Port Bolivar land owners convened in support of property improvement.
In 1914, the first anti-lynching society in the South was formed in Galveston.
In 1989, 12 inches of rain from Hurricane Chantal put the city of La Marque on the brink of serious flooding, as the unwelcomed weather system poured north through Galveston County. La Marque city officials were thankful the rain stopped when it did or flood damage could have been serious, said City Manager Gary Jackson.
In 1989, U.S. Coast Guard crewmen had their hands, boats and helicopters full during Chantal’s pass through the area. The Coast Guard recorded six at-sea rescues and assists. One fishing boat stalled about 40-50 miles offshore and began taking in water, prompting a Coast Guard Falcon jet to fly in from Corpus Christi with an air pump, an official said.