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  Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library
 Resource Type: Clipping
 Collection: John J. Herrera Papers
[Copy of editorial "Bandwagon has gone, Mr. Commissioner," from the San Antonio Evening News, September 21, 1962]

[Copy of editorial "Bandwagon has gone, Mr. Commissioner," from the San Antonio Evening News, September 21, 1962]

Date: September 21, 1962
Creator: unknown
Description: Reproduction of an editorial from the San Antonio Evening News criticizing Albert A. Peña, Jr. and his Political Association of Spanish-Speaking Organizations (PASO) organization for being derailed from their purpose, for not responding to the desires of most Latinos, and inability to solidify a party plank.
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Cortez new Lulac President

Cortez new Lulac President

Date: June 14, 1948
Creator: unknown
Description: Newspaper clipping from "San Antonio Light" announcing Raoul A. Cortez as the new LULAC President-General and names of other office bearers of LULAC. Cortez pledged to fight against segregation of Latino Americans in public schools. San Antonio was selected for the 1949 convention for the LULAC sessions.
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Discrimination story condemned

Discrimination story condemned

Date: March 13, 1951
Creator: Plenn, J. H.
Description: Newspaper clipping of article "Discrimination Story Condemned," written by J. H. Plenn, Staff Writer of San Antonio Express newspaper, dated March 13, 1951. Review of article published in March 27, 1951, issue of Look Magazine entitled "City Wilderness." The article was based on a study of living conditions among persons of Mexican descent in Texas.
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Don Yarborough manager denies cold beer served

Don Yarborough manager denies cold beer served

Date: May 5, 1964
Creator: unknown
Description: Newspaper clipping from the Houston Chronicle reporting a publishing error that said that cold beer was served at the Don Yarborough campaign headquarters. This was denied by Rex Braun, Harris County Campaign Manager for Yarborough.
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Editor viewpoints: 'Chicano' Is a part of the idiom

Editor viewpoints: 'Chicano' Is a part of the idiom

Date: August 23, 1973
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Description: Letter from John J. Herrera to the Houston Chronicle in response to Mrs. Marta Daumas' letter published on August 9th criticizing the use of the word "Chicano". Herrera explains that this word, once part of the Mexican American slang, has now become an American language idiom. He and other Mexican-Americans, unlike Mexicans from Mexico, appreciate the appellation as a source of pride and recognition of their Mexican ancestry.
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Editor viewpoints: Needville is living in the past

Editor viewpoints: Needville is living in the past

Date: May 31, 1974
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Description: Letter to the editor in response to a story about a discriminatory sign posted at a business in Needville, Texas. John J. Herrera recounts his experiences with discrimination and the exclusion of Mexican Americans in Houston and around the state.
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Editor viewpoints: Needville is living in the past

Editor viewpoints: Needville is living in the past

Date: May 31, 1974
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Description: Letter to the editor in response to a story about a discriminatory sign posted at a business in Needville, Texas. John J. Herrera recounts his experiences with discrimination and the exclusion of Mexican Americans in Houston and around the state.
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Editor viewpoints: purpose of penal code: to reform

Editor viewpoints: purpose of penal code: to reform

Date: January 1, 1976
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Description: Editorial written by John J. Herrera suggesting that some of the systemic problems with the Harris County penal code be addressed. Using the issue of Harris County jail overcrowding to illustrate his point, Herrera recommends that the penal code be revised to better screen convicted criminals and expedite criminal cases to move offenders through the system more efficiently.
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Espejo: John J. Herrera remembers when

Espejo: John J. Herrera remembers when

Date: August 22, 1976
Creator: Vara, Richard
Description: Biographical article about John J. Herrera in the Houston Post titled, "John J. Herrera remembers when," under the "Espejo" section, written by Richard Vara, a Post Reporter. This article begins with a few specific injustices Herrera worked to rectify. "Herrera remembers clearly when employment offices displayed signs declaring, 'Mexicans need not apply.' Or when there were three sets of restrooms for whites, blacks, and browns."
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Fallo de la corte federal en contra de la segregación

Fallo de la corte federal en contra de la segregación

Date: 194u
Creator: unknown
Description: Newspaper clipping from an unknown Spanish language newspaper pasted onto a piece of KLEE stationary. The newspaper article discusses the recent ruling by Judge Ben H. Rice of the United States District Court, Western District of Texas, to end segregation of Mexican American children in public schools.
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