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The KHOU-TV Collection - News Clips, 1961-2
Houston Metropolitan Research Center
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    Percy Foreman: Criminal defense attorney Percy Foreman discusses a possible court order against his client, Nueces County District Judge Cullen Briggs. Harris County District Attorney Frank Briscoe requested a writ of prohibition that would prevent Briggs from issuing stays of execution for Howard Stickney, a convicted murderer. Briggs had already stayed Stickney's execution twice in 1961. While the Court of Criminal Appeals approved the order, barring Briggs from further interference, Stickney received 12 more stays before he was eventually executed via electric chair on May 23, 1962, at the State Penitentiary in Huntsville. Foreman was one of the best known trial lawyers in the United States. He is perhaps best known for defending James Earl Ray, the assassin of Martin Luther King Jr. 
    Chas Bacon American Legion Commander: Charles Bacon, a former commander of the American Legion, talks about the organization's role in informing the community about the Vietnam War
    H Apland [sic] French Ambassador: Hervé Alphand, French ambassador to the United States from 1956 to 1965, answers press questions about the Vietnam War at the historic Shamrock Hilton in Houston. While Alphand comments that President Charles de Gaulle of France hopes to find a solution to the conflict in the "next few months," the war did not end until 1975. 
    Sen Yarbrogh [sic]: Senator Ralph Yarborough of Texas talks about upcoming legislation in the 1962 Congressional session, including his bill to establish Padre Island as a national seashore
    Welch, Louie: Louie Welch delivers a concession speech following his loss to incumbent Lewis Cutrer in the 1961 Houston mayoral race. He unsuccessfully sought the Houston mayoral office three times before being elected to the position in 1963.
    Lewis Murder
    Brisco, Frank [sic]: Harris County District Attorney Frank Briscoe comments on the execution of Howard Stickney 
    Ragan: Judge Billy Ragan of the Harris County Criminal Court
    Culter & Reeves
    Man Stuck
    Bob Kennedy - Dallas - 6/29/62; Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy arrives in Dallas to confer with federal officials about the the East Texas slant-hole drilling scandal and the Billie Sol Estes case