From the archives of The Daily News for July 5:

 

In 1914, catching crabs in Galveston was both a pleasure and a business. 

In 1914, the state president of the Equal Suffrage Association urged votes for women.

In 1989, the Galveston Independent School District board of trustees heard a report on the 1989-90 budget process during its regular meeting today.

In 1989, circumstances beyond anyone’s control put a damper on the Fourth festivities. With the Fourth falling on a weekday, and Tropical Storm Allison having hit the area so recently, many South Texans apparently were not in festive moods. And although skies were blue and birds were singing, a midafternoon thunderstorm brought heavy rains and lightning and sent the small crowd that had hit the beach early scurrying for cover.

In 1989, the Rodriguez brothers — Raul, Robert, Tony and Manuel — were featured because of their service in various branches of the U.S. military. These Galveston natives and Ball High School graduates served in the Vietnam War during the late 1960s.

 

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