From the archives of The Daily News for June 9:


  • In 1914, a furnace and a washroom were being constructed at the county jail.
  • In 1914, vital statistics for the previous month showed 68 deaths and 66 births.
  • In 1964, a ship that loaded cotton in Galveston was in trouble in Bulgaria, despite eased shipping rules.
  • In 1964, area Red Cross representatives made plans for emergency hurricane season action at a meeting in Galveston.
  • In 1989, the women involved in the police department investigation were still forbidden to tell their side of the story. “Most people don’t know the full situation, and we’re not allowed to discuss it,” officer Ellen Clayton said. “But he (former Police Chief Robert Steen) can tell people we’re lying and give his side, so it’s very frustrating. He’s portrayed himself as a victim when he’s not.”
  • In 1989, Galveston police detectives revealed a lengthy probe into a reported scam at the Galveston Water Department in which an employee was alleged to have stolen more than $38,000 during an 18-month period.

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