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The KHOU-TV Collection - News Clips, April 3-10, 1968
Houston Metropolitan Research Center
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    Model City Passed, 04/10/68: An unidentified man comments on the Houston City's Council's decision to apply for a federal study grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Passed by Congress in 1966 as part of President Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society and War on Poverty, the Model Cities Program provided federal funding for local urban renewal and rehabilitation initiatives. It ended in 1974. 
    Response to the resolution
    Escapee Captured, 04/10/68: Law enforcement brings a suspect back into police custody
    A detective traces where the man was captured
    TSU Memorial and Docks[?], 04/05/68: Texas Southern University students and faculty attend a memorial service for civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who was assassinated the day before
    Ministers on King, 04/05/68: Local ministers comment on King's legacy and plans for memorial services
    Rev. William Lawson, founder and pastor emeritus of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church
    Riot/First Fire, 04/05/68: Firefighters respond to a fire
    Connally Attacks Yarborough, 04/03/68: Governor John Connally responds to remarks made by Senator Ralph Yarborough of Texas. In April 1968, both men received endorsements to serve as the state's "favorite son" at the Democratic National Convention. (The nomination of a favorite son was a political technique widely used in the 19th and 20th centuries to allow state leaders to negotiate with leading candidates over the support of their delegation.) Yarborough strongly opposed the potential nomination of Connally to the position, accusing the governor of supporting Republican candidates in the 1952 and 1956 elections. In response, Connally said Yarborough didn't know the meaning of the word loyalty. 
    Model City Plan, 04/03/68: An unidentified man asks the Houston City Council to apply for a Model Cities federal study grant
    Opponents to the resolution
    Phone Rates, 04/06/68: The City Council considers an expansion of the metropolitan telephone plan
    Fires[?], 04/06/68: Authorities investigate the a home fire
    National Guard Awards, 04/06/68: Servicemen in the National Guard attend an awards ceremony in Fort Worth