From the archives of The Daily News for April 8:
- In 1914, banana trade between Galveston and Frontiera, Mexico, reopened after three years.
- In 1914, four people were marooned on Pelican Island when their boat’s propeller broke.
- In 1964, the U.S. Coast Guard discontinued its search for the missing schooner Lizzie Emma. The search began on March 24, two days after the vessel was overdue in its Galveston port. The Lizzie Emma had been last reported seen by a fishing boat in Clay Pile Bank, 75 miles south- southeast of Galveston.
- In 1989, two Galveston County sheriff’s deputies were injured in a crash when their patrol car struck a vehicle that was parked in the middle of the intersection of state Highway 3 and Ross. The officers were in pursuit of a red Firebird, reportedly stolen from Pasadena.