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The KHOU-TV Collection - News Clips, 1961
Houston Metropolitan Research Center
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1961 |
 B/W 
| English
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    Baby Dies: An EMT perform CPR on a newborn baby before rushing the child to the hospital.
    Winstone-Walker Murder Case: Trial footage from inside the Harris County Courthouse.
    Levan Murder Case
    Stickney Case Interview Father Koeler Oct 1961: A priest comments on the series of delays in the execution of Howard Stickney. Stickney had been convicted of the 1958 murder of Shirley Barnes. (He was also accused of killing her husband Clifford Barnes, but was never indicted on that charge.) Stickney received 15 stays of execution before he was ultimately executed via electric chair on May 23, 1962, at the State Penitentiary in Huntsville. He was 24 years old. 
    Paul Richards: Interview with Houston Colt .45s General Manager Paul Richards. The Colt .45s played their first season in 1962. The team was renamed the Houston Astros in 1965. 
    Boy Shot at by Father Night of Terror
    KTRK Studio Opens: KTRK-TV, Houston's ABC affiliate, celebrates the opening of its new studio on November 21, 1961.
    To honor the move, KTRK-TV invited Sherry Fisk—who was born 30 minutes before the station signed on the air on November 20, 1954—to flip the switch on the new location.
    Albert Thomas: Congressman Albert Thomas of Texas comments on the election of  Congressman John William McCormack of Massachusetts as Speaker of the House. Thomas served Texas in the United States of Representatives from 1937 to 1966.