College Petition, 08/15/68: Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Carl Smith explains the process by which voters can express their approval of or opposition to the establishment of a community college in their county. On August 14, Smith announced that petitions calling for an election to establish a Greater Houston Community College District received more than the minimum number of signatures required. The proposal encompassed 13 school districts across Harris, Montgomery, Waller, and Fort Bend Counties. An election was held on September 28. Voters rejected the proposal.