Seawall attacker guts victim ‘like a fish’ in 1970 murder

A postcard from 1975 showing riprap in front of the seawall. (Photo courtesy of the Galveston and Texas History Center, Rosenberg Library, Galveston, Texas)

After spending a fun night out, best friends Judy Mills, 21, and Susan Perry, 20, walked home together down the seawall at about 1 a.m. on Oct. 31, 1970. When […]

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 […]

Galveston’s most compassionate jury

Texas City police investigate the scene of a double murder near the intersection of Loop 197 and Hwy. 3 in 1971. (The Galveston Daily News)

Most jurors believe they’ve done their duty if they carefully consider the evidence and render a just verdict. But the men and women called to decide Fred Andrew Propst’s […]

All in the family: Mother-son duo tried for 1974 Galveston murder

Creative Commons/Vincent Louis Carrella

Harold Joseph Norwood was sitting in his car outside English’s Place on July 22, 1974, when another car pulled up behind him, blocking him in. At least two people got out. Charles Lynn Sellers walked up to Norwood’s window, crouched down, and began to talk to him. Sellers’ mother, Pinkie […]