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The KHOU-TV Collection - News Clips, January 9 - 22, 1968
Houston Metropolitan Research Center
Sound |
1968 |
 Color & B/W 
| English
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    Welch on Jr. College, 01/22/68: Houston  Mayor Louie Welch describes the growing need for junior colleges. The Houston Independent School District established the Houston Community College System in 1971.
    Teachers Meeting, 01/22/68: A group of teachers meet to discuss salary increases
    Negro Rap, 01/22/68: KHOU reporter Judd McIlvain asks Floyd Lewis, a spokesman for a group of black entertainers, about comments made by comedian and activist Dick Gregory. (Gregory, a comedian and civil rights activist, was running for president as a write-in candidate of the Freedom and Peace Party.) Lewis asks the community to help send the group to Vietnam so that they might show their support for black service members. McIlvain then asks about the possibility of a "hot summer" in Houston, referencing growing racial tensions across the country. 
    Coast Guard Hearing, 01/19/68: The United States Coast Guard conducts a hearing regarding a boat incident in the Gulf Intercoastal Waterway
    Murder, 01/19/68: Law enforcement question a woman about a police investigation
    Car/Train, 01/19/68: At the scene of a car-train collision
    Carr, 01/19/68: Waggoner Carr announces his candidacy for governor of Texas. The former state attorney general ultimately came in third out of 10 candidates in the Democratic primary, with Preston Smith eventually winning the office.
    Marsh on Viet Gov, 01/19/68: A government official comments on the state of the Vietnamese government
    Miss America, 01/12/68: A sparkly Debra Dene Barnes, the reigning Miss America of 1968, makes an official appearance in Houston before sitting down for an interview with a KHOU reporter
    Special Session Council, 01/12/68: The Houston City Council meets for a special session
    Guss Mutchrer [sic], 01/16/68: At a lunch and news conference at the Rice Hotel, Texas State Representative Gus Mutscher addresses rumors about his health. The legislator visited MD Anderson hospital on January 8 for a general check-up after experiencing a reoccurring soreness of throat. He underwent a tonsillectomy four days later. Mutscher returned to the hospital following the press briefing for further rest. 
    Area Council, 01/16/68: City and county officials attend a joint meeting
    Houston City Councilman Lee McLemore and Mayor Louie Welch
    Harris County Judge William Elliott in the middle. Elliott also sat on the Harris County Commissioners Court.
    Robbery Conference, 01/12/68: A man addresses a room of Houston law enforcement officials
    Eckels on S. B. Bonds, 01/09/68: Bob Eckels, a member of the Houston Independent School District Board of Trustees, explains a recent recall of bonds