From the archives of The Daily News for Aug. 10:

  • In 1964, the Coast Guard received a report that a man drowned and a woman was in distress near the Intercoastal Waterway where Chocolate Bayou opens into West Bay. The report, coming by radio from a vessel named Midas, said the woman was safely recovered from a drifting outboard motorboat. 
  • In 1964, outboard speedsters poured on the fuel and sprinted for positions at the start of one of the 15 races held on the Galveston Jaycee-Galveston Powerboat Association boat racing card in Offatts Bayou.
  • In 1989, Councilman Don Brooks said total outstanding delinquent taxes owed to Galveston taxing entities were worse than in 1985 when the law firm of Yarbrough, Jameson and Grey became the delinquent tax collector.
  • In 1989, as the prosecution finished presenting its second day of testimony in the Clyde Dennis Spence murder trial, defense attorneys said what is really on trial was the defendant’s state of mind while committing the crime. Defense attorney Allen Isbell said, “We are not making any denials that he did it. We can’t argue Buddy (Spence) is not guilty of something. It’s just a question of what.”

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