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Houston City Council Moves to Abolish Women's Advocate Office (1977)
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    Houston Fire Department
    Officer Susan Loucks with the Houston Police Department
    Reporter Nancy Holland briefly worked at KPRC-TV, Houston's NBC affiliate, before moving to its CBS affiliate, KHOU-TV
    The Houston City Council held weekly "pop-off" sessions, during which members of the public could voice their opinions on any subject. These meetings were held Wednesday mornings from 10 am to 2 pm.
    One critic reminds the City Council that "church, apple pie, morals, and motherhood made this country"
    Councilman Larry McKaskle served on the Houston City Council from 1971 to 1991. He voted to abolish the position of Women's Advocate. 
    Councilman Judson Robinson, Jr., was the first African American elected to the Houston City Council, serving from 1971 to his death in 1990. His son, Judson Robinson III, likewise served as a councilman from 1992 to 1997. 
    Fred Hofheinz served as mayor of Houston from 1974 to 1978. His father, Roy, was a former mayor of Houston, Harris County judge, and Texas state representative. He was also also part of the group that created the Houston Astros franchise and built the Astrodome. 
    Dr. Nikki Van Hightower
    Reports on  women's outreach programs at the Small Business Administration and the newly established Houston Area Women's Center