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The KHOU-TV Collection - News Clips, October 26-29, 1965

Houston Metropolitan Research Center

Sound | 1965

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  •  Short, 10/26/65: Houston Police Chief Herman Short comments on an ongoing case. KHOU reporter Ron Stone asks about ways to quell public panic. The investigation is question is most likely that of the rape-murder of Joyce Osten, an 18-year-old Westbury High School student. Law enforcement believed the person responsible may also have committed a string of abductions.  
  •  Sayers Profile, 10/27/65: Commissioner Philip E. Sayers, right, attends a meeting of the Harris County Commissioners Court. On October 27, a grand jury indicted Sayers on misdemeanor charges of using the labor of county employees for his personal benefit. He served on the Commissioners Court from 1948 to 1968. 
  •  John Moore, 10/27/65: An investigator comments on the case against Sayers 
  •  Bank Robbery, 10/28/65: Police investigate a robbery at Northwest National Bank. A KHOU reporter talks with bank employees about the incident. 
  •  Robbery, 10/28/65 
  •  Sayers, 10/28/65: Sayers at a meeting of the Harris County Commissioners Court and at work in his office 
  •  Fatal Train Acc., 10/28/65: Law enforcement investigate the scene of a fatal train accident 
  •  Bank Robbery Clothes, 10/29/65: Law enforcement asks bank employees to verify if a set of clothes matches what was worn by the robbers 
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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 October 26-29, 1965. This series includes news segments about the Joyce Osten murder investigation, the indictment of Harris County Commissioner Philip Sayers, and a bank robbery. Please note: this film contains sensitive material that may not be suitable for all viewers.
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.