From the archives of The Daily News for July 8:
- In 1914, the Galveston fire boat was to drive rats from the wharf.
- In 1964, the Galveston Airport Commission awaited clarification of its authority on airport land use.
- In 1964, a new Dickinson shopping center was almost ready for its grand opening.
- In 1989, Robert George Miller was sentenced to 50 years in prison for burglarizing a Hitchcock convenience store. Charges were pending against Miller in connection with attempted extortion of money from Mark Kilroy’s family.
- In 1989, Wharves Board Chairman B.F. “Buddy” Holland unexpectedly resigned, attributing his departure to extensive commitments to an International Longshoremen’s Association committee.