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The KHOU-TV Collection - News Clips, September 23, 1972

Houston Metropolitan Research Center

Sound | 1972

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  •  Kidnapping - An agent speaks to the press about a local kidnapping incident, followed by Richard Taylor, husband of the victim answering reporters' questions. The woman, Victoria Valencia Taylor, was kidnapped from their West Texas City home on September 17, 1972, by assailants posing as customers wanting to buy burial insurance. Richard Taylor was the owner of the Mainland Funeral Home. 
  •  Connally & Nixon, September 23, 1972 - Reporter Judd McIlvain covers a Democrats-for-Nixon event hosted by John and Nellie Connally at their Picosa Ranch in Floresville. Footage includes a photo-op with Richard and Pat Nixon and John and Nellie Connally as well as an interview with Houston Mayor Louie Welch. Connally served in the Nixon administration as the United States Secretary of Treasury from February 11, 1971, until June 12, 1972. 
  •  Jordan - Texas State Senator Barbara Jordan gives a speech against the use of IQ tests in the public schools. 
  •  Sports - Rice v. Clemson, - Silent footage of a football game between Rice University and Clemson University.  Rice won, 29 - 10. 
  •  Sports - Astros - Footage of the end of a baseball game between the Houston Astros and the Cincinnati Reds. The Astros lost, 3 - 4.  
  •  Traffic Fatality - Silent footage of the scene of a traffic accident with a fatality.  
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This film reel 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. The titles for each segment are the originals created by KHOU-TV. The clips on this reel all date from September 23, 1972.
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.