From the archives of The Daily News for Aug. 12:


  • In 1914, an Italian vessel bound for Galveston was intercepted by a German warship.
  • In 1964, Texas City’s school budget for the forthcoming year was higher than the previous year but no tax increase was planned.
  • In 1989, jurors convicted Clyde Dennis Spence of murder and sentenced him to 30 years in prison. Spence shot two workers at the Little Tykes day care center in League City on Dec. 7, 1988. Charlotte Marques, 26, died of multiple gunshot wounds. Joyce Marques, 50, was wounded seriously. Spence said he was angry and confused at the time of the shootings because his romance with Joyce Marques’ daughter Monique Marques Jackson was ending.
  • In 1989, shrimp trawlers were limited to trawl times of an hour and 45 minutes, said a spokesman for U.S. Coast Guard Group Galveston. He said the trawl times would be followed by half-hour windows during which trawling for shrimp was prohibited unless the vessel was pulling nets with turtle excluder devices.

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