The Galveston-Niigata Sister Cities Committee is in Niigata, Japan. Dr. Stephen F. Duncan, director of fine arts for the Galveston school district and a member of the committee, delivered a speech at the planting of dogwood trees, which were a gift to the people of Japan. The gift commemorates the cherry trees given to the American people by Japan 100 years ago. The following item is an excerpt from that speech.
TEXAS CITY — A month after a Texas City police officer shot and killed Carlton Wayne Smith Jr. during an incident in the parking lot of a Texas City nightclub, Galveston County Sheriff’s Office investigators are getting “really close” to turning their investigation over to the district attorney’s office, officials said.