From the archives of The Daily News for Aug. 11:

  • In 1914, Louisiana militia arrived in Texas City to practice war game.
  • In 1914, a parade of 7,000 union men and women was planned for Labor Day.
  • In 1964, the Galveston County Commissioners Court approved the purchase of an automobile for County Judge Peter J. La Valle.
  • In 1989, an acid leak at the Penreco plant in Dickinson was reported. A pump seal burst, which allowed a small amount of sulfuric acid to escape from the system. Chief Plant Operator Bill Zuber said the leak did not pose a health threat to the public.
  • In 1989, tow times for shrimp trawling, which were designated to save turtles, were published at the U.S. Coast Guard Base in Galveston. But a Coast Guard spokesman said the base was not urging immediate enforcement of the tow times until instructed to do so by the Eighth Coast Guard District.

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