From the archives of The Daily News for June 4:

  • In 1914, 55 Galveston schoolteachers were granted a $5,970 increase in salaries.
  • In 1914, a three-month closed season for drag seine fishing in bay waters began.
  • In 1964, an airhammer was slated to do the “groundbreaking” work on Galveston’s new Pleasure Pier hotel.
  • In 1964, a Galveston Greek priest reviewed the Cyprus situation and said it was a case of “the tail trying to wag the dog.”
  • In 1989, investigators handling two cases occurring the month before said they still had not decided if the cases were double homicides, double suicides or homicide-suicides. Both cases involved two victims stabbed multiple times and in both instances, no one at the scene was alive to tell police what transpired.
  • In 1989, taxes, insurance, failed efforts on workers’ compensation insurance, jails, expansion of the water authority and reinvestment zones were among the snowstorm of proposed laws that faced the 71st Texas Legislature.

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