From the archives of The Daily News for July 1:


  • In 1914, Charbon losses of Galveston County farmers were placed at $10,000.
  • In 1964, the Bacliff Municipal Utility District was taking its sewage plant location dilemma to an attorney and the Texas Water Pollution Control Board in Austin.
  • In 1964, “South Pacific” opened for a 3-day run at the Moody Civic Center. The touring troupe of New York professional singers and dancers arrived in Galveston the week before to set up scenery and prepare.
  • In 1989, after 132 years of continuous operation, the last private bank in Texas, E.L. Price Bank of Galveston, was closed by state regulators. Texas Banking Commissioner Kenneth Littlefield announced the closing after regulators seized the bank’s records. The unincorporated institution, located at 212 Kempner, had deposits of about $1.9 million.
  • In 1989, jurors convicted Allen Bethany of voluntary manslaughter and the judge sent his attorney to jail; Bethany was convicted in the Aug. 7, 1987, stabbing death of Harold Robinson at the Tri-City Cafe in Texas City. Bethany’s attorney, Peter La Valle, refused to testify for the prosecution after being ordered to by visiting District Judge John McKellips.

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