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The KHOU-TV Collection - News Clips, August 7 - 9, 1968
Houston Metropolitan Research Center
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    Hope, 08/07/68: An unidentified woman addresses the Houston City Council
    Captain Harry Caldwell, director of the Community Relations Division at the Houston Police Department, comments on a petition. The department formed the Community Relations Division following a violent confrontation between police officers and Texas Southern University students in May 1967.  
    Fatal Accident, 08/08/68: Police respond to the scene of a deadly car crash
    New Park, 08/07/68: Construction begins on a new park in Houston's Fourth Ward
    McCarthy, 08/09/68: Crowds gather in Hermann Park for a campaign rally for Senator Eugene McCarthy of Minnesota. McCarthy was one of several candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for president during the 1968 election. During his one-day visit to Houston, he also held a news conference and attended a fundraising reception. 
    McCarthy takes the stage
    Sitting next to McCarthy are (left to right) Senator Ralph Yarborough and Congressman Robert Eckhardt. Eckhardt served Texas in the United States House of Representatives from 1967 to 1981. He is also a co-founder of the Texas Observer magazine. 
    McCarthy finds a common thread between his platform and that of third-party candidate George Wallace
    Hijackings, 08/09/68: Police investigate a robbery, speaking with employees at several nearby businesses
    Truck Fatal, 08/09/68: First responders on the scene of a fatal car accident
    Biafram Food, 08/09/68: UNICEF loads food for shipment to war-torn Nigeria. Fought from July 1967 to January 1970, the Nigerian Civil War pitted the Nigerian government against the secessionist state of Biafra. 
    Convention Summary, 08/09/68: Reporter Dick John sums up the happenings of the Republican National Convention and its impact on Texas politics. The event was held in Miami, Florida from August 5 to 8. 
    Convention, 08/08/68: With the Texas delegation on the floor of the Miami Beach Convention Center
    Senator John Tower of Texas
    Texas Republican State Chairman Peter O'Donnell
    A Texas delegate in support of then Governor Ronald Reagan for presidential nominee
    Auto Fatal (Tanner Rd.), 08/08/68: Bystanders surround the scene of a fatal car crash