From the archives of The Daily News for Aug. 4:
- In 1964, the city of Friendswood was levying its first taxes and had construction of its municipal building in its sights.
- In 1989, a ruling that Commerce Secretary Robert Mosbacher could not legally suspend enforcement of regulations to protect sea turtles from drowning in shrimp nets might not have been all bad, U.S. Rep. Jack Brooks, D-Beaumont, said. Brooks said while a federal district judge ruled in favor of the National Wildlife Federation’s request, he also recognized the right of Mosbacher to submit new regulations for trawl times.
- In 1989, a man who apparently mistook a University of Houston football player for the former La Marque High School star’s brother shot him three times while he was sitting in a blue Ford pickup outside a Texas City club, police said.