From the archives of The Daily News for Aug. 6:

In 1914, Texas railroads were taking their claim for higher rates to court.

In 1964, Friendswood Mayor Pro Tem Arden Hill announced his resignation from the City Council, culminating three days of hectic city politics.

In 1964, mosquito control methods were discussed, and Clear Creek communities were told a joint effort was needed for control in the area.

In 1989, reported sexual assaults had decreased in Galveston, while thefts were on the rise, according to statistics comparing the first six months of 1989 with the same period in 1988.

In 1989, a Galveston surgeon said a man who allegedly was attacked by a shark near San Luis Pass more likely was the victim of another marine animal, perhaps a stingray. “I’m not going to say 100 percent that it wasn’t a shark bite,” said Dr. Ahmed Abdullah. “But it didn’t look like a shark bite, it looked like more of a jagged in-and-out wound.”

From Staff Reports

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