Attempt to rescue dog costs Galveston jeweler his life

This postcard from the early 1970s shows Central Plaza on Postoffice. When it was opened in 1970, it was hailed as the first such pedestrian-only shopping area in Texas. (Photo courtesy of the Galveston and Texas History Center, Rosenberg Library, Galveston, Texas)

At about 5:30 p.m. on June 28, 1973, Galveston police dispatch got […]

Houston gangster wages epic legal fight over 1927 Texas City bank heist

Shiloh Scrivnor (The Galveston Daily News)

On Nov. 1, 1927, teller Chester Griffin was sitting at the counter of First National Bank in Texas City when two men walked in waving guns. One of the men ordered Griffin and bookkeeper Elizabeth Lege to stand against the back wall while the other ran into the […]

A clown costume makes the best disguise

The Galveston Daily News

What’s the best way to pull off a brazen robbery in broad daylight with plenty of witnesses? Wear a clown suit and a rubber mask.

On the morning of July 7, 1958, two men wearing rubber masks parked at the intersection of 33rd and Market streets. Shortly before 10 a.m., […]