From the archives of The Daily News for August 9:
• In 1914, the Post Office and general store at Kemah was robbed.
• In 1914, Galveston delegates left for the state convention in El Paso.
• In 1914, the first cargo of wheat was leaving the Port of Galveston since World War I broke out.
• In 1989, the prosecution began its case against accused murderer Clyde Dennis Spence with one woman testifying Spence shot her twice. Spence allegedly shot two workers at Little Tykes day care center in League City the previous year.
• In 1989, the Galveston City Council was due to act on a resolution to urge the Texas Legislature to adopt measures to prevent changes in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that would negatively affect the Galveston District.
• In 1989, the U.S. Secretary of Commerce’s ruling that shrimpers must limit trawling times to 105 minutes went into effect, but apparently the law was not being stringently enforced. U.S. Coast Guard officials at the 8th District headquarters in New Orleans were developing enforcement procedures including the Galveston Coast Guard Base, said Lt. Pat Philbin, public affairs officer for the 8th District.