From the archives of The Daily News for July 31:
In 1964, police officers and firemen hoped voters would pass a proposed $50-a-month pay raise for both departments.
In 1989, a tropical depression formed in the south-central Gulf of Mexico, and states along the Gulf Coast were closely monitoring the storm.
In 1989, Galveston ISD officials were discussing the future for the district, which included talks of how best to accommodate the number of students. “It is clear that we need ... time for extended discussion the pros and cons of building a new high school facility versus expanding the facility at Ball South,” Superintendent Jim Pickett said.
From Staff Reports