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The KHOU-TV Collection - News Clips, January 9 - 23, 1968
Houston Metropolitan Research Center
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    Moonshot - NASA, 01/23/68: Post-flight press conference for Apollo 5. Launched on January 22, 1968, the mission served as the first unmanned flight of the Lunar Module.
    Smith on License Plates, 01/23/68: A government official outlines where motorists can purchase license plates and what rate increases they will see
    Woman in Jail, 01/23/68: A KHOU reporter speaks with Ruby Vick at the Harris County Jail. Vick was imprisoned on January 23 on a contempt of court charge for refusing to help law enforcement locate her son, Jerry Ladd Gary. Gary and his daughter, Shelly, had disappeared the previous year after his wife filed for divorce. Vick remained in jail until February 23, when she was released on a $1,000 bond by order of the Texas Supreme Court. The court dismissed Vick's case on March 28. 
    Welch at Airport, 01/10/68: Houston Mayor Louie Welch visits Houston Intercontinental Airport to check on its construction and rebuff reports about sluggish progress. The airport was originally scheduled to open in April 1967. Disputes over the delay became a major headache for the Houston City Council. The airport, now known as George Bush Intercontinental Airport, eventually opened in June 1969. 
    Weeks Narco Family Portrait, 01/10/68: Police hold suspects following a drug bust
    Pornography in Pasadena, 01/10/68: Pasadena officials screen a film for area ministers to judge if it is appropriate for local theater distribution
    Judges, 01/10/68: Newly appointed judges pose for the cameras
    Lucky 7 Hold Up, 01/10/68: Police on the scene of an armed robbery at the Lucky 7 convenience store
    Airport Gardens, 01/10/68
    Heart Association, 01/09/68: A trio of doctors with the American Heart Association give a press conference about plans to use dogs to study organ transplantation
    Oser on Challenging S. B., 01/09/68: The Houston Independent School District Board of Trustees meets for the first time following the 1967 election. Dr. George Oser then talks about his plan to file a civil suit contesting the runoff ballot. While Oser came in second to incumbent Mrs. H. W. Cullen in the preliminary election, Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Carl Smith later canceled Oser's voter registration certificate on the grounds that he registered after the filing period ended. Being a qualified voter is a prerequisite to serving on the school board. The board subsequently voted to put Cullen and third-place candidate John Coronado on the runoff ballot. Despite numerous appeals, Oser's name was not added to the ballot. Incumbent Cullen ultimately won the school board seat in the December 5 runoff election. 
    City Atty. Olson [sic] on Airport, 01/09/68: Houston City Attorney Bill Olsen outlines alternate courses of action allowed by the construction contract for the Houston Intercontinental Airport