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The KHOU-TV Collection - News Clips March 17 - 21, 1966
Houston Metropolitan Research Center
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1966
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English
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    McLemore Resigns, 03/18/66: Lee McLemore announces his resignation from the Houston City Council. McLemore served 10 consecutive terms from 1952 to 1972, and was selected as mayor pro-tem under four mayors: Oscar Holcome, Roy Hofheinz, Lewis Cutrer, and Louis Welch.   
    United States Savings Bonds: Gala benefiting the sale of government bonds
    Burn Hospital, 03/18/66: exterior and interior shots of the new Shriners Burn Institute in Galveston. The $2.5 million facility opened on March 20. President Lyndon B. Johnson sent a telegram praising the unit and the "generous spirit" of the Shriners organization.  
    Editorial, 03/18/66: Newsman Mark Hepler recommends a visit to the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, highlighting its current exhibitions and permanent collections as well as its classes and event programming
    Touring the museum collections A tour of numerous collections at the Houston  Museum of Fine Art 
    Mahalia Jackson, 03/19/66: Fans welcome gospel singer and civil rights activist Mahalia Jackson to Houston as she lands at Hobby Airport. By 1966, the "Queen of Gospel" had won three Grammy Awards and released three major singles that would eventually make it to the Grammy Hall of Fame. She maintained a close friendship with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and traveled throughout the segregated South with him. 
    Archbishop Cody, 03/19/66: Archbishop John Cody of Chicago comments on a new Instruction on Mixed Marriages, specifically those between Catholic and non-Catholic parties, formulated by the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. The Catholic Church appointed Cody Archbishop of Chicago in 1965. Although he initially maintained a positive reputation from creating new schools and seminaries, he became embroiled in controversy after more than one million dollars of church funds disappeared under his tenure. Cody died from heart complications in 1982. 
    Burn Institute Opens, 03/20/66: Shriners deliver remarks at the opening of the organization's new Burn Institute in Galveston. Doctors then transport the hospital's first patient, four-year-old Miguel Angel Delgado. Delgado, a patient at the Shrine Burns Unit at John Sealy Hospital since the prior December, was receiving treatment for third-degree burns over 30 percent of his body. 
    CRI Life Fire, 03/21/66: Firefighters battle a fire in downtown Houston