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The KHOU-TV Collection - News Clips, February 11 - 18, 1968
Houston Metropolitan Research Center
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    Mayor's Luncheon, 02/11/68: Houston Mayor Louie Welch hosts a ladies' luncheon
    Crime Prevention Week, 02/11/68: The Exchange Club of Houston hosts an awards ceremony as part of the national service organization's annual Crime Prevention Week
    San Antonio Cops, 02/16/68: San Antonio police officers attend a job information meeting at the Civil Service office in Houston City Hall. A group of 32 officers made the journey to Houston via bus to look into transferring. According to the San Antonio Express, only one did not apply for a job. Should they be accepted, the officers would have to complete a 16-week training program. 
    Commissioner's Court - Pollution Protest, 02/15/68: Demonstrators bring signs to a meeting of the Harris County Commissioners Court to promote clean air and water initiatives
    John & Andy[?] Bovidolli, 02/15/68
    Valenti on Stag Movies, 02/18/68: Jack Valenti, president of the Motion Picture Association of America, disagrees with the common practice of local review boards judging whether a film is appropriate to screen at area theaters. On November 1, 1968, the MPAA introduced a film rating system to better classify a film's suitability for certain audiences. 
    Sheriff Dept. ID Body of Woman, 02/16/68: A sheriff's deputy asks the public for help in identifying an unknown murder victim 
    "Santonio Fuzz," 02/16/68: A San Antonio police officer explains why he and fellow officers came to Houston. According to the San Antonio Express, Houston's top pay for patrolmen was $675 monthly, compared to $530 in San Antonio. The officers organized the trip after the San Antonio City Council refused to meet the police demand for a pay raise. 
    Noon Fatal, 02/16/68: Law enforcement on the scene of a deadly car accident
    Constallation [sic], 02/18/68: Navy service members ready a helicopter aboard the USS Constellation. From the air, KHOU cameras capture aircraft landing on the carrier ship. 
    Riverside Bank Holdup, 02/14/68: Investigators speak to Riverside National Bank employees following an armed robbery. According to reports, two gunmen held up a teller and escaped with nearly $9,000.