From the archives of The Daily News for June 21:

  • In 1914, Swedish residents of Galveston celebrated midsummer day in Dickinson.
  • In 1914, 35 tank workers went on strike for higher pay in Texas City.
  • In 1964, immediate plans for expansion and remodeling of Nathan’s, 2216 Postoffice, at a cost of approximately $550,000, were revealed by Neil Nathan, merchandise manager. This marked the store’s third major remodeling project since 1947.
  • In 1964, a monument to Norris Wright Cuney, an early leader in Galveston and Texas affairs, was dedicated.
  • In 1989, members of the La Marque Police Association initiated a petition drive to call for an election that would give the police department collective bargaining power.
  • In 1989, pretrial publicity concerning the murder trial of Allen Bethany resulted in 13 potential jurors being barred from the trial. Bethany was charged with committing a murder at the Tri-City Cafe in Texas City.

From Staff Reports

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