of Harris County
Ray Hardy was first elected District Clerk in 1968 and has been
serving you in that capacity since that date.
Ray Hardy developed and Implemented (with the District Judges)
the "One-Day-One-Trial" Jury System for Harris County, saving
over 100,000 of your tax dollars each year. The system is now
being used as a national model.
Hardy established an electronic "Central Crime Intake and Information System" to serve all law enforcement agencies, courts
and the people of Harris County.
He is recognized for the efficient, courteous service, at low
taxpayer cost, given in the District Clerk's Office and the 73
courts the office serves while processing and managing over
100,000 new cases each year.
Houston Chronicle Saturday, Oct u, w%
Ray Hardy for district clerk
Ray Hardy has been Harris County
district clerk since 1967 He has combined expertise and modern technology effectively and efficiently to best
serve the needs of this area The
Chronicle endorses his candidacy for
re-election in the Nov 7 general election.
Hardy, 50. has worked in the district
clerks office since 1949. He started
out as a file clerk and went on to fulfill
duties in every department, advancing to chief deputy in 1965.
In 1967 the district judges here appointed Hardy district clerk to fill out
the term of Dick Lindley, who died in
office Hardy was elected to a full
term in 1968 and has held the office
During those years he has consistently improved the system for storage
and use of court records, has developed a better system for handling
funds deposited in the registry of the
court by court order and was instrumental in designing an efficient and
fair juror selection and management
system that has been used as a model
by many other judicial districts.
Hardy has held numerous positions
in professional organizations and was
appointed by the governor as coordinator of the committee monitoring the
impact of the Speedy Trial Act on the
court system and the effectiveness of
His proven record of service in the
office is a compelling argument for
his continuation in the position. The
Chronicle urges the re-election of Ray
Hardy as district clerk in the Nov. 7
Ray Hardy has been endorsed by many leading citizens and professional
organizations in Harris County.
He is recognized as "Well Qualified" by 98.3% in poll conducted by the Houston
Ray Hardy has the experience and proven record of service.
VOTE NOVEMBER 7th TO RE-ELECT RAY AS YOUR
Political advertising paid for by Mrs. Ray Hardy, Campaign Traaaurar, 730 Langwood, Houaton, Taxas 77079.
In our first three years, Breakthrough has defied the laws of publishing by not
only surviving, but growing in influence and reputation. The energy that has been
directed entirely toward establishing the credibility and editorial excellence of the
newspaper now must be directed toward ensuring that Breakthrough becomes a
successful business venture.
This is it. We're down to the wire. The events of the next months will determine the future of Breakthrough. During November, the Breakthrough staff will be
devoting all our efforts to fundraising.
Our film benefit on November 10 is our first major project. It will be a
unique evening - a celebration of women's culture. You will see Summer Paradise,
the highly-praised first film of Swedish director Gunnel Lindblom, who has appeared in several Ingmar Bergman films (the wild woman in The Virgin Spring,
Anna in The Silence and the mute girl in Wild Strawberries.) We are bringing the
film to the Greenway Plaza Cinema for its Houston — and Texas — premiere. An
after-theatre party will be held at Max Hutchinson Gallery, where Colorado artist
Linda Fleming installed a monumental outdoor sculpture especially for Breakthrough. Diane Smith and Vicki Guffey Miller co-ordinated the benefit and Max
Hutchinson has donated the wine.
Another phase of our fundraising effort, and indeed the most crucial one, will
be to approach people with the financial resources to invest in Breakthrough. Over
the past few months, we have consulted attorneys, CPA's, business advisors and
other publishers to discuss our options. We are now ready to meet with potential
backers to present them with a business prospectus and a five-year growth plan.
If you know someone who is in a position to invest in the future of the
women's press in Texas, now is the time to let us know. Breakthrough is a good
business investment. We have survived on a shoestring in a city where other, better-
financed publications have folded. Just think what could be accomplished if we had
the money to pay a staff. We'd probably become a weekly within a year!
See you at the movies!
P.S. Because of our involvement with fund-raising this month, we will not be spending much time in the office during working hours. We have a 24-hour answering
service, so let it ring and leave a message. We'll call you back as soon as possible.
The complete list of candidates endorsed by the Harris County Women's Political
Caucus for the November 7 general election:
U.S. Representative, District 8
U.S. Representative, District 18
State Senator, District 11
State Representative, District 17
State Representative, District 78
State Representative, District 79
State Representative, District 80
State Representative, District 84
State Representative, District 86
State Representative, District 87
State Representative, District 89
State Representative, District 98
245 District Court
246 District Court
263 District Court
County Commissioner, Precinct 4
Ed. R. Watson
Vol. Ill, No. 9
Staff: Janice Blue, Gabrielle Cosgriff, Anita Freeman Davidson, Patsy Dozier,
Marilyn Marshall Jones, Marianne Warfield Kostakis, Vikki Guffey Miller,
Gary Allison Morey, Virginia Myers, Judith Richards, Helen Sanford, Diane Smith,
F. Carter Smith, Kathleen Williamson, and Red Zenger.
Cover photo by Marilyn Marshall Jones
Second-class postage paid at Houston, Texas.
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