From the archives of The Daily News for August 18:
• In 1914, local Masons conferred degrees of 53 candidates at its semiannual reunion.
• In 1914, 2,000 Texas guardsmen went into camp at Texas City.
• In 1964, a charter revision study committee was to be appointed by The Galveston City Council within 60 days, according to Mayor Edward Schreiber.
• In 1964, Galveston County adopted a new budget without an increase in county taxes and excluding County Judge Peter J. Lavalle’s request for compensation for his duties as county school superintendent.
• In 1989, Mayor Jan Coggeshall joined mayors throughout the United States in requesting the federal government’s help and a strong commitment of support for a national drug control strategy.
• In 1989, representatives of a Galveston civic group took to the streets to offer residents of an area said to be plagued by burglaries help in ending the problem.