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The KHOU-TV Collection - News Clips, September 20 - 29, 1968
Houston Metropolitan Research Center
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    Juvenile Burglar Shot, 09/21/68: Police search the scene of a burglary while first responders load an unidentified teenager into an ambulance
    Fish Kill, 09/21/68: Dead fish litter the bank at Morgan's Point. Bob Cross, regional supervisor at the La Porte regional office of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, reportedly blamed the fish kill on a lack of oxygen in the water. An estimated 30,000 fish died.
    Connally in S.A. National Guard, 09/21/68: Texas Governor John Connally presides over a Air National Guard Day ceremony during HemisFair ‘68 in San Antonio. Connally presented a set of HemisFair medallions to Brigadier General I. G. Brown, assistant chief of the Air National Guard. September 21 was also McAllister Day at the fair, with events honoring the city's mayor, W W. McAllister.
    Electronic Arm, 09/21/68: A medical patient demonstrates the functionality of an electronic prosthetic arm
    The Shell Companies Foundation donates $120,000 to the United Fund of Houston and Harris County
    Crime/Computer, 09/20/68: A police secretary runs a record search through the department's nascent computer system
    Echols [sic] on Tax, 09/20/68 Bob Eckels, then president of the Houston Independent School District Board of Trustees and future Harris County commissioner, talks about tax bargaining negotiations between HISD and the city
    Jewish New Year, 09/21/68: Preparations for Rosh Hoshanah services at the Temple Emanu El in Houston. The celebration, the first of the High Holidays, began at sundown on September 23. Congregation Emanu El was founded by 190 families in 1944. Its temple, dedicated in 1949, was designed in the style of Frank Lloyd Wright by congregant  Lenard Gabert an MacKie & Kamrath Architects.
    Auto Cross, 09/22/68: Spectators watch as drivers navigate an autocross course
    Scientific Teachers, 09/29/68: Technology used by research scientists makes its way into the classroom, where students conduct physics and chemistry experiments
    Dog Show, 09/22/68: Parade of breeds presented by the Wasa Area Kennel Club
    U of H Returns, 09/22/68: College football fans welcome the University of Houston team back home following an away game against the University of Texas. The September 21 matchup between the no. 11 Houston Cougars and no. 4 Texas Longhorns ended in a 20-20 tie.