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The KHOU-TV Collection - News Clips, December 1965

Houston Metropolitan Research Center

Sound | 1965

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  •  Comm Court: Meeting of the Harris County Commissioners Court. Harris County Judge Bill Elliott sits at the head of the conference table. 
  •  Commissioner E. A. "Squatty" Lyons 
  •  Centrifuge: Engineers run tests using a large centrifuge, possibly as part of NASA research 
  •  Blue Bonnet Game: Bluebonnet Bowl game between the Tennessee Volunteers and Tulsa Golden Hurricane at Rice Stadium on December 18, 1965. The Volunteers won 27-6.  
  •  Cheerleaders and halftime performance 
  •  Bob Casey: Congressman Bob Casey of Texas speaks at an event in Houston. In a press interview, he talks about a recent trip to Vietnam and the ongoing military conflict there. Casey served in the United States House of Representatives from 1959 to 1976.  
  •  El Lago: Given its proximity to the Manned Spacecraft Center, the small city El Lago was home to several NASA astronauts. As manned missions for Project Gemini began in 1965, the El Lago City Council proposed an ordinance requiring news organizations to purchase permits in order to park mobile units on city streets during spaceflights. Newsmen strongly opposed the ordinance, characterizing it as “pay-for-news,” while the council argued that it was necessary to pay for additional police protection.   
  •  Flags at Half Mast 
  •  SAC Bombing: Air Force bomber pilots depart on a mission 
  •  Atty Burk on Carswell: A prosecuting attorney describes the day’s proceedings in the appellate hearing regarding Jack Carswell, director of Jack Carswell and Co. Funeral Directors of Houston 
 
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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 December 1965. This series includes news segments about the Bluebonnet Bowl game and a controversial ordinance in El Lago. Also included is an interview with Congressman Bob Casey of Texas.
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.