From the archives of The Daily News for Aug. 3:
In 1914, an estimated 10,000 visitors were in Galveston over the weekend.
In 1914, Texas editors enjoyed at day at Redfish Reef on the bay.
In 1964, the fourth child in less than a month was stuck on one of Galveston’s beaches. The child incurred serious injuries including a broken arm.
In 1964, two attempts to load railroad cars failed, because picket lines refused to allow longshoremen to pass.
In 1989, Gulf Coast shrimp boat operators were waiting for the results of a public hearing in Washington, and some were talking about another blockade of ports if the government reneged on suspension of use of turtle excluder devices.
In 1989, the City Council began discussion of regulating day cruise ship operations out of the port, with a strong indication the city wanted an annual licensing fee of at least $200,000.
From Staff Reports