From the archives of The Daily News for May 21:
• In 1914, city commissioners were deciding on a location for Galveston’s new City Hall, and one possible site was Central Park. The following day, it was reported the building would be constructed on a half-block facing Ball High School.
• In 1989, State Treasurer Ann Richards was running for the Democratic Party’s nomination for governor and told the Galveston County Democrats Club that 1990 would be the time “for the party’s resurgence in Texas.”
• In 1989, Galveston Police took seven people to the city jail for various offenses on the seawall between Sixth and 14th streets but said the crowd control problem on that section of the beach was “pretty much under control.”