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The KHOU-TV Collection - News Clips, January and February 1964

Houston Metropolitan Research Center

Sound | 1964

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  •  New Years Day - Fire God, 01/01/64: The Houston Fire Department responds to a fire.  
  •  Strom Thurman [sic], 01/02/64: Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina argues against the Civil Rights Bill of 1964. Thurmond, who served in the Senate from 1954 to 2003, switched his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican because of his opposition to the legislation.  
  •  Train Wreck, 01/08/64: Aerial and on-the-ground footage of a train wreck in Jersey Village 
  •  Pasadena Wall: Silent footage of a fence surrounding a Pasadena neighborhood 
  •  Editorial - Garbage: KHOU editorial segment criticizing the city council’s failure to address an overflowing landfill in south Houston.  
  •  Hi Burr - Roney Home 
  •  McLemore on Welch (Dept. Hours): Councilman Lee McLemore commends Mayor Louie Welch’s selection of department heads 
  •  Lima Trial, 02/24/64: Inside the Harris County Courthouse for the second trial of Carolyn Lima. Lima’s attorney, Clyde Woody, sits to the right of her. 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. Federal Circuit Judge John R. Brown issued stays of execution for Lima and Ashley on March 29, four hours before they were scheduled to die. In 1963, the US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the prosecution had suppressed evidence favorable to Lima and Ashley, and ordered new trials for both. Lima’s second trial took place from February 17 to 28, 1964.  
  •  Harris County District Attorney Frank Briscoe at the end of the table 
  •  Criminal District Judge Miron A. Love 
  •  Lima Final Sentence: Lima returns to the courtroom. After deliberating for four hours, the jury convicted Lima of murder and set her punishment for five years.  
 
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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 January and February 1964. This series includes news segments about a New Year’s Day house fire, a train wreck in Jersey Village, and the second murder trial of Carolyn Lima.
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.