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The KHOU-TV Collection - News Clips, August 16 - September 23, 1966
Houston Metropolitan Research Center
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    Welch on HLP, 08/16/66: Houston Mayor Louie Welch answers questions about a possible energy rate reduction. The Houston City Council threatened a public hearing of Houston Lighting and Power in April 1966 following a controversy over whether the company's earnings were excessive. 
    R.R. Crossing Accident, 08/18/66: An accident occurs between a car and a Southern Pacific train car
    Whitmans Brain Press Conf, 08/ /66: Texas Governor John Connally calls a press conference on August 8 to designate the research responsibilities of a fact-finding committee following the UT Tower shooting. The 11-member Connally Commission sought to understand the circumstances that led to Charles Whitman's killing spree and establish methods to prevent such events from occurring in the future. The committee's report, released on September 8, found that Whitman suffered from a brain tumor, drug abuse, and child abuse, but was unable to make a psychiatric diagnosis. 
    Whitmans Brain, 08/ /66: Dana L. Farnsworth, M.D., professor of Hygiene and director of University Health Services at Harvard University, explains the committee's findings about Whitman's mental state. Farnsworth served as an independent consultant to the Connally Commission. 
    C Whitfield on Legal Foundation, 09/13/66: State Representative J. Charles Whitfield Jr. comments on a woman's request for free legal services through the Houston Legal Foundation. He argues that Ms. Davis is not qualified for such services since her family income exceeds the maximum requirement. Whitfield served in the Texas House of Representatives from 1961 to 1967. 
    Astronauts Wife (Conrad), 09/15/66: Press speak with Jane Conrad and Barbara Gordon, wives of NASA astronauts Pete Conrad and Richard Gordon, following the Gemini 11 mission. Gemini 11 launched from Cape Kennedy on September 12, conducting the first direct-ascent rendezvous with the Agena Target Vehicle. Richard Gordon performed two extravehicular activities. The spacecraft splashed down on September 15, only 1.5 miles away from its intended target. 
    The Conrad's three eldest children: Peter, Thomas, and Andrew
    Barbara Gordon and her daughter, Diane
    Channel Fire, 09/23/66: Firefighters put out a fire at a ship yard