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Sniper ‘66’ documentary showcased at Texas State

Date of Release: 09/22/2006

SAN MARCOS —Phi Alpha Theta and the Department of History at Texas State University-San Marcos are to present a screening of the documentary “Sniper ’66” on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006, at 7 p.m. in the Alkek Teaching Theater on campus.

Admission is free with a suggested donation of $3.

This hour-long documentary was written, produced and directed by Whitney Milam, a history graduate student at Texas State and an employee of KTBC, the Fox network affiliate in Austin.

The film examines the murders committed by Charles Whitman in 1966 from atop the University of Texas Tower. “Sniper ’66” contains never before seen footage of the tragedy as it unfolded.

Filmed at original locations, such as Whitman’s former Austin residence, the film recreates a number of events that took place prior to the shootings.

Several eyewitnesses interviewed for this documentary will be present for a question and answer session following the screening. A short reception will follow.

For more information, please contact Chris Lehman at 245-9272 or via e-mail at