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The KHOU-TV Collection - News Clips, April and May 1963

Houston Metropolitan Research Center

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  •  George Myson: Exterior shots of the Goree State Farm for Women in Huntsville. The facility operated as a women’s prison from its opening in 1911 until 1982, when it was converted into a men’s prison. It is now known as the Thomas Goree Unit.  
  •  Ashley Boy a Linship[?] U of H: Interview with Goree inmate Carolyn Lima, 20. Lima was convicted in 1961 for the fatal shooting of Houston realtor Fred Tones and sentenced to execution. Lima’s boyfriend, Leslie Douglas Ashley (a trans woman now known as Leslie Elaine Perez) was also convicted and sentenced to death. Lima would have been the first woman legally executed in Texas in nearly 100 years.  
  •  Defense attorneys Clyde Woody and Lloyd Lunsford appear before Federal Circuit Judge John R. Brown in a Houston courtroom. Brown issued stays of execution for Lima and Ashley on March 29, four hours before they were scheduled to die, until he could hear the case on April 9.  
  •  Interview with Clyde Woody about his appeal to grant Lima and Ashley a new trial. Woody details his plan to take his case to members of the United States Supreme Court should Brown’s ruling not go in his favor. (The attorney had previously asked Justice Hugo Black to issue a stay of execution for the condemned couple. Both Black and fellow Justice William J. Brennan denied the request.) Woody did not need to make a second trip to Washington. Judge Brown eventually sent the case to the full US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. In a 2-1 vote, the court ruled that the prosecution had suppressed evidence favorable to Lima and Ashley, and ordered new trials for both. Following their second trials, Lima was sentenced to five years in prison, and Ashley was declared insane and sent to a state mental hospital in San Antonio. Ashley escaped, spending six months on the run before being discovered working as a clown for a traveling carnival. Ashley was tried again for Tones’ murder and sentenced to 15 years, serving five. 
  •  Cutrer Pledges No Water Rake Hike, 05/26/63: Interview with Houston Mayor Lewis Cutrer about a legal disagreement between the Houston City Council and the Texas Legislature.  
  •  Demonstration - Ben Taub Hosp, 05/30/63: Hospital staff eat lunch in the cafeteria of the Ben Taub General Hospital of Houston and Harris County. After debate between the Houston City Council and the Harris County Commissioners Court delayed the hospital’s opening for several months, it finally began admitting patients in May 1963.  
  •  Tom Harmon: Sportscaster Tom Harmon discusses the upcoming sophomore season for the Houston Colt .45s. Paul Richards was the team’s general manager. The Colt .45s was renamed the Houston Astros in 1965. Harmon also talks about the Houston Oilers, commending the work of owner Bud Adams in the creation of the American Football League.  
  •  Shorty Powers Sarpets[?] Return: USAF Lieutenant Colonel John “Shorty” Powers returns to Houston. Powers served as NASA’s public affairs officer from 1959 to 1963 during Project Mercury.  
  •  Legislature on U of H: On the floor of the Texas State Senate in the State Capitol Building in Austin. 
  •  Mansion: Exterior shots of the Governor’s Mansion. 
  •  Texas Governor John Connally and his wife Nellie 
 
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This film from KHOU-TV Channel 11 in Houston contains a series of short news segments that would have aired as highlights to news stories. Many are silent and would have been voiced over by the anchorperson during a live broadcast. The titles for each segment are the originals created by KHOU-TV. The clips on this reel all date from April and May 1963. This series includes news segments about the ongoing appeal of convicted murderers Leslie Douglas Ashley and Carolyn Lima, the opening of Ben Taub General Hospital, and the forecast for Houston’s major sports teams.
The digital preservation of this collection was made possible by a grant to the Texas Archive of the Moving Image and the Houston Public Library from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.
 
Many more films from the KHOU-TV Collection are available on the Houston Public Library Houston Area Digital Archives website.
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