From the archives of The Daily News for May 9:
- In 1914, City Commissioner A.P. Norman was acquitted on charge of receiving funds for election expenses.
- In 1914, Galvestonians were waiting to see if the senate would adopt a rivers and harbors bill, which would assure expansion of the seawall.
- In 1964, J.J. Henry Co. Inc. of New York was to evaluate the application of nuclear power to the trans-Pacific cargo service.
- In 1964, Nick Milosevich was elected president of the Ball High School Student Council for the following year.
- In 1989, a letter from Mainland Center Hospital President Ed Smith accusing an unnamed county commissioner of dirty politics and a local newspaper of bad reporting drew fire from County Commissioner Eddie Barr.
- In 1989, no change was indicated in a second check of the results of the municipal election in Galveston.