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The KHOU-TV Collection - News Clips, February 26 - 29, 1968
Houston Metropolitan Research Center
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1968 |
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    Artificial Heart, 02/26/68: Dr. Charles William Hall, a member of the heart team at Baylor University College of Medicine, criticizes the lack of promised support from the city towards the development of an artificial heart. Calling for a congressional hearing, Hall then refers to the situation "the worst scandal in the history of America."  A pioneer in biomaterials and artificial organs research, Hall directed the Baylor team's artificial heart program. He left Baylor in September 1968 to join the staff of the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio.
    Welch on School Board, 02/26/68: Houston Mayor Louie Welch explains the math behind changes to the assessment of property taxes
    Bush on New Bill, 02/26/68: Congressman George H. W. Bush expresses his hope for bipartisan support for proposed legislation
    Hines on Drugs, 02/27/68: A city official comments on the success of an education initiative about LSD and the challenges of developing one for another prevalent drug, marijuana
    Cowboy Davis on Liquor by the Drink, 02/27/68: KHOU reporter Judd McIlvain talks with State Representative Cletus "Cowboy" Davis about Texas liquor laws. In 1971, the Texas Legislature responded to a public referendum by creating a mixed beverage permit authorized on a local-option basis. Davis served in the Texas House of Representatives from 1967 to 1971. 
    Welch Gets Red, 02/27/68: Nurses with the American Red Cross attach organization patches on the coat of Houston Mayor Louie Welch
    LBJ-At Connally, 02/28/68: President Lyndon B. Johnson makes a surprise appearance at Texas Governor John Connally's 51st birthday party—a black-tie dinner held at the Gregory Gymnasium on the University of Texas at Austin campus. "There is no man on this earth that I would rather have by my side than John Connally," Johnson said in his brief speech. Others friends of Connally honored the governor by endowing the John B. Connally Chair in Civil Jurisprudence at the University of Texas School of Law. 
    Regan [sic] House in Houston, 02/28/68: J. R. "Butch" Butler, state chairman of Texans for Ronald Reagan, explains the purpose of the organization and predicts when the then governor of California would announce his candidacy for president. The group opened its state headquarters in Houston at the end of February 1968. Reagan did run for president in the election, but lost the Republican nomination to former Vice President Richard Nixon.
    Shooting, 02/27/68: Police and paramedics respond to a shooting at a Der Wienerschnitzel restaurant
    Investigators on the scene of a fatality at a Houston-area lounge
    Hi-Jacker Caught, 02/29/68: Police hold a robbery suspect while they inventory the weapons and valuables they seized during arrest
    Mayor's Show, 02/29/68: In a televised appearance before the Rotary Club of Houston, Houston Mayor Louie Welch takes questions about a construction contract, most likely the Houston Intercontinental Airport
    Commissioner's Court, 02/29/68: Meeting of the Harris County Commissioners Court