September 3,1982 / Montrose Voice 5
1 Year Ago
Sept. 3, 1981:
Few surprises at
The policeman accused in the killing of gay
activist Fred Paez took the stand and
revealed little additional information not
already discussed prior to the trial.
Houston police officer Kevin McCoy, a
four-year veteran, testified that he was not
intoxicated on the night of the killing, June
28, 1980, and that Paez had struggled as he
was being arrested—a struggle that, McCoy
said, caused his pistol to accidentally
Sept. 4, 1981:
Texas Gay Tksk Force
They came from all over the state—and
beyond—to attend the eighth annual Texas
convention of gay activists.
The Texas Gay Conference VIII opend at
the First Unitarian Church building.
Sept. 6, 1981:
life is improving
Three hundred participants to the Texas Gay
Conference VIII concluded their three days
of workshops and heard lecturers say life for
homosexuals was improving.
"The community at large is becoming less
homophobic," Edra Bogle of Den ton, a North
Texas State University professor, said.
Sept. 9, 1981:
The 'Hot End of
Westheimer' heated up
Gay bars felt the heat of the law. Police
arrested over a dozen customers ofthe Different Drum, 1732 WeBtheimer. a gay male
Sgt. P.M. Hogg of the Houston Police Vice
Squad's night crew, which supervised the
raid, said they arrested 18 men and charged
them with liquor violations, possession of
narcotics and public lewdness.
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Candidates appear before Gay Political
Photos by Johannes Stahl
Dozens of political candidates appeared
before the Houston GPC last
See story page 1.
John Whitmire, Democratic candidate
state senator District 15
Michael O'Brien. Democratic candidate
125th State District Court
Wilmot McCutchen, Republican
candidate state representative District
Paul Colbert, Democratic candidate
state representative District 132
Sharolyn Woods, Republican candidate
295th State District Court
Business is sagging in the "High Country," reports the Denver Post.
Coors brewery has announced it's
laying-off 500 people—7 percent of its
entire work force.
Company spokesman Whit Sibley says
the mass firings are unprecedented in the
company's 109-year history, adding, "We
didn't even have any during the prohibition."
The move comes amid rumors that the
firm is being sold to Coca-Cola of Atlanta,
although Sibley dismisses that report as
Coors beer Bales have been sliding for
some time now, and are currently running
13 percent below a year ago.
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