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The KHOU-TV Collection - News Clips, February 20 - 25, 1968
Houston Metropolitan Research Center
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1968 |
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    Rodeo, 02/21/68: Crowds watch several events at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo at the Astrodome, including bronc riding and calf roping
    Park Wrap, 02/21/68: In anticipation of an upcoming bond election on February 23, a KHOU reporter talks with Houston City Councilman Frank Mancuso about the funding requirements for city parks. Reporting from an abandoned sand pit at Beverly Hills Recreation Park, Mancuso stresses the need for a safety improvements and recreation facilities. 
    Prior to his political career, Houston native Frank Mancuso was a professional baseball player. He played the catcher position for the St. Louis Browns from 1944 to 1946, winning the American League pennant in 1944, and for the Washington Senators in 1947. From 1948 to 1955, Mancuso returned to the minor leagues, playing with several Texas teams including the Beaumont Exporters and the Houston Buffs. He was inducted into the Texas Baseball Hall of Fame in 2003. Mancuso served on the Houston City Council for 30 consecutive years from 1963 to 1993. 
    House, 02/21/68: Touring a historic home. Do you recognize this house? Let us know at info@texasarchive.org!
    Mrs. Vick Out of Jail, 02/23/68: Ruby Vick takes press questions as she departs 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. 
    Editorial Layin, 02/23/68: At the intersection of Hillcroft Avenue and N Braeswood Boulevard
    Intersection of Fountain View Drive and Westheimer Road
    Intersection of Dixie Drive and Telephone Road
    Police Wrap - Jud McIllvain [sic], 02/20/68: KHOU reporter Judd McIlvain speaks with Communications Division Supervisor Paul Franklin about the shortcomings of the current police radio system. He then asks Houston Mayor Louie Welch about how the improved system would benefit beat cops and patrolmen. Voters would decide how to pay for the radio system through a February 23 bond election.
    Fire Boat, 02/20/68: Crews load a Houston Fire Department boat onto a trailer for transport
    Hi-Jackers Caught, 02/20/68: While a suspect under arrest, police question witnesses and collect evidence at the B&B Parkway convenience store following an attempted armed robbery. Interrogations continue back at the police station. 
    Editorial, 02/20/68: KHOU endorses proposition 11 on the upcoming bond election, which sought $1.5 million for public health facilities 
    Martha Raye on Bonds, 02/25/68: Actress Martha Raye shows off a handful of government bonds. Raye toured with the USO during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. During the 1960s, she made several months-long trips to Vietnam to entertain American troops. For her service, President Bill Clinton awarded Raye the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1993. Upon her death, she was buried at the post cemetery at Fort Bragg and made an honorary colonel in the US Marines and an honorary lieutenant in the US Army. 
    Lost Children, 02/21/68: Police attempt to reunite lost children with their parents