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The KHOU-TV Collection - News Clips, July 11 - 13, 1968
Houston Metropolitan Research Center
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    Rabbi R, 07/12/68: KHOU reporter Judd McIlvain talks with a rabbi about his group's fact-finding mission
    Col. Fisher on Airport, 07/12/68: KHOU reporter Ron Pierce interviews Colonel Fisher about construction of Houston Intercontinental Airport. 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. 
    Fire, 07/12/68: At the scene of a house fire
    Murder/Suicide, 07/11/68: Police investigate a suspected murder-suicide
    Mayor on Health Position, 07/11/68: Houston Mayor Louie Welch clarifies his office's position on a health issue after a member of his staff delivered a KHOU editorial on the subject. Mark Hepler was working part-time at the television station while serving as an administrative assistant in the mayor's office. 
    Mental Patients, 07/13/68: Police surround a home
    Civil War Ship, 07/13/68: A group makes preparations to dredge the Buffalo Bayou in search of Civil War-era artifacts
    McCarthy Bleeding, 07/13/68: Citizens for McCarthy meeting at the Harris County Medical Society. Senator Eugene McCarthy was campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination.
    Choir, 07/13/68: A choir performs for mall shoppers
    DA Salyer on Case, 07/12/68: McIlvain speaks to Matagorda County District Attorney Jack Salyer about an investigation into a police-involved shooting, possibly that of James Earl North. North, 17, escaped from the Wharton County jail on July 7. He was recaptured in Houston later that day. Wharton County Sheriff's Deputies Jack Tyler and W. J. Mitchell were tasked with returning North to jail. According to Tyler, North attempted a second escape when the deputies stopped at a service station to repair a flat tire. Tyler said he fired six shots in North's direction after North disregarded orders to stop. North was fatally shot in the back below his shoulder. 
    Taxi Hearing, 07/12/68
    New Fire Retardent [sic], 07/12/68: Demonstration of a fire retardant 
    Houston Bar Installation, 07/12/68