From the archives of The Daily News for Jan. 12:
- In 1914, city of Galveston Detective J.J. Burke died of a pistol bullet wound inflicted a few days into the new year.
- In 1914, a big coal corporation established headquarters in Galveston in preparation of the steel industry.
- In 1964, the Galveston Chamber of Commerce launched a program to determine goals for the city in 1964.
- In 1989, the former owner of the Islander Beach Hotel faced up to 15 years in prison after jurors convicted him on two of three federal felony offenses. Roberto Lee was found guilty of arson and conspiracy to commit arson and mail fraud.
- In 1989, Galveston School Superintendent Jim Pickett recommended that career ladder teachers receive the maximum stipends allowed by the state.