AIDS News Clippings

From "This Week in Texas" and other publications

7/24/81, first article in TWT
and below right, 7/3/81, first NYT mention


Early Texas Deaths

Clint Moncrief, Houston, died on 3/9/82
Roy Wimbrow, Houston, died on 4/28/82
Murray Wilkerson, Houston, on 5/29/82
Michael Nolan, Houston, died on 11/25/82
Jim Jones, San Antonio, died on 12/4/82
Donald Smith, Houston, died on 12/7/82
Joe Philpot, Dallas, died on 12/25/82
Stephen McCool, Houston, on 1/22/83
Eduardo Gonzales, Houston, on 1/28/83
Dexter Burnett, Houston, on 3/8/83
Geoffrey Thurman , Houston, on 4/17/83

After about this time, TWT stopped reporting on individual deaths
as "news" stories, it wasn't news any longer.
On June 17, 1983, TWT began its now famous Obits section,
in the back of the publication, and it became a "go to first"
whenever we picked it up for many years



first reported Texas death


both would die in 1984

Gary Spino Obituary
Michael McAdory Obituary


sloppy research in the above article....with name misspellings,
and Moncrief died 3/9/82, not in 1981







after this point, only selected clippings shown


The Playsafe Calendars, for 1985 and 1986

Download PDF of 1985 Playsafe Calendar
Download PDF of 1986 Playsafe Calendar


After the first few years there became way too many clippings to grab and share, so only selected ones will be shown from this point

The Impact of AIDS on American Theatre
Billie Duncan


Name Changed from KS/AIDS to AIDS Foundation

date of flyer below unknown, but likely 1986


The poignant article below mentions the above victims...





1988 AIDS Organizations


Below, Marion Coleman and Gary Van Ooteghem at the conference







Founded in 1994 as a residence for people with HIV/AIDS, it lasted until around 2004,
when the Board decided to give the house to another AIDS agency.

The newsletter I have is
Vol 5-1, Spring 1999, PDF





also see
AIDS: Houston's Response

Misc, from 2014....Drag Queen fundraising
from Dallas Voice, but relevant to state effort