From the archives of The Daily News for May 10:
- In 1914, Mr. and Mrs. F.D. Shaw, pioneers of Galveston, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
- In 1914, the Concordia Singing Society was preparing for a trip to Saengerfest at Dallas.
- In 1964, there were four orphanages in Galveston, but few “true orphans” and their chances for adoption were slim.
- In 1964, islanders were debating the pros and cons of keeping Splash Days as a part of Galveston’s annual program of events.
- In 1989, members of the Galveston City Council were elated after a day cruise ship bill — sure to be defeated — was passed.
- In 1989, scores on state-mandated skills tests were improving in the Hitchcock Independent School District