THROWBACK THURSDAY: Swimsuit competition at Channel 13 swimming pool in 1962

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Here's what was making news this week in 1962:

On April 25, a huge tank fire erupted in Jacinto City. Recently digitized film shows a huge fire, taller than telephone poles, raging near the street.

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On April 15, 1962 a huge tank fire erupted in Jacinto City.


Several days later, contestants for Miss Navy Houston, showed off their swimsuits at the Channel 13 swimming pool.

A film clip from the next day shows the contestants competing at a hotel swimming pool.
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ABC13 archive: Girl scouts hold a craft fair in front of Joske's department store on March 17, 1962.


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ABC13 archive: An Air Force pilot donates a boa constrictor to the Houston museum on March 9, 1962.


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ABC13 archive: Damage from tornado in Katy on Feb. 19, 1960.

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