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Houston...and then some

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Sound | 1976

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In this well-produced 1976 industrial movie, Harris County Commissioner Bob Eckles speaks to Houston-area residents, explaining the details of how and where their taxes are being spent. The Harris County criminal justice system and health care operations are highlighted here, but other programs and operations - from libraries, voting, and foster homes to road construction, environmental controls, and vehicle registration - are covered as well.
Police
construction
transportation
police hunt
Bob Eckels
county commissioner
Harris County
taxpayers
taxes
county taxes
Houston
downtown
city government
county government
infrastructure
canal
manufacturing
refineries
Lynchberg ferry
roads
highways
highway system
Washburn Tunnel
prison
marriage certificates
marriage license
Criminal Courts building
hospitals
tax dollars
sheriff
sheriff's department
patrol
jail
crime
Jack Heard
chase
high-speed chase
helicopter
fingerprints
fingerprinting
mugshots
ballistics
rehabilitation center
prisoners
inmates
Carol Vance
district attorney
legal system
police department
municipal court
courts
justice of the peace
criminal district courts
prosecution
probation
constable's office
clerk's office
peace officers
constables
deputies
subpeonas
warrants
jurisdiction
Ray Hardy
district clerk
civil suits
divorces
adoptions
indictments
paperwork
library
librarians
Katherine Brown
county librarian
Welfare Department
public welfare
Ben Taub
hospital
Commissioner's court
general hospital
shock room
Jeff Davis Hospital
tax funds
clinic
foster homes
clinics
maternity ward
County Health Department
county centers
food operations
Joseph Jachimczyk
Chief Medical Examiner
Harris County Morgue
county courts
county roads
maintenance
pollution
air pollution
water pollution
air quality
pollution control
law enforcement
fines
rabies control
forestry
family living
family planning
4-H clubs
mosquitoes
probation
sanitation
golf courses
beaches
elections
voter registration
voting booths
tax office
title transfers
license plates
Carl Smith
Tax Assessor
tax collector
polling places
Astrodome
stadium
Commissioner's Court
Houston Ship Channel
TFC