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Description: Newspaper clipping about that Rubén Bonilla, Head of the League of United Latin American Citizens, responding to the statistics from the Texas Education Agency. Bonilla says that the Texas schools may soon have white populations in the minority over Mexican American and African American students. It will be necessary for the Texans to adjust their way of life to provide for the economic needs of a growing minority population.
Date: January 22, 1980
Item Type: Clipping
[Judge's Orders and Motion to Withdraw and Substitute Counsel, American Express vs. LULAC - 1980-07-29]
Description: Documents regarding American Express vs. League of United Latin American Citizens, including Judge's Orders and Motion to Withdraw and Substitute Counsel.
Date: July 29, 1980
Creator: Porto, Joseph
Item Type: Legal Document
Description: Letter from Burtis M. Dougherty for James P. Turner of the Civil Rights Division, United States Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. to John J. Herrera. Dougherty asks Herrera to send a copy of the court's order in Delgado vs. Bastrop ISD and the order issued by the Commissioner of Education.
Date: February 4, 1980
Creator: Dougherty, Burtis M.
Description: Letter from Dr. Hector P. Garcia congratulating John J. Herrera on being honored. Garcia praises Herrera for his accomplishments in defending Mexican-American civil rights and for his bravery in fighting discrimination. Garcia notes that he will not be able to attend the event in person.
Date: September 11, 1980
Creator: Garcia, Hector P., -1996
Description: Letter from Reverend P. F. Flores to Roberto Ornelas explaining that Flores will not be able to attend the "roasting" of John J. Herrera. Flores expresses his gratitude toward Herrera for devoting Herrera's time to help teach Mexican-American children that were boycotting a segregated school in Pearland.
Date: August 29, 1980
Creator: Flores, P. F.
Description: Personal letter from retired Judge Thurman Gupton to John J. Herrera in reply to an earlier letter from Herrera catching up on their friendship. Gupton comments on Herrera's successful open-heart surgery performed by Dr. Denton Cooley and reminisces over the cases Herrera presented in his court. The letter's envelope is also included.
Date: July 30, 1980
Creator: Gupton, Thurman
Description: List of "special friends" that worked with John J. Herrera during his career. The letter attached is addressed to Angel from Mike and explains the contents of the list.
Description: Notice of trial date sets the case of American Express vs. LULAC on the general docket of the 234th Judicial District of Texas on September 22, 1980. The notice is dated August 13, 1980, and lists Smith, Berg & Associates as attorneys for the plaintiff and John J. Herrera as attorney for the defense. The envelope is from Porto, Trueheart & Associates to John J. Herrera and sent via certified mail.
Date: August 13, 1980
Creator: Texas. District Court (234th Judicial District)
Item Type: Legal Document
Description: Program for the Spring Testimonial dinner held by the Mexican American Student Bar Assoc. (MASBA) The evening program begin with a cocktail hour at 6:30 and features speeches by Ruben Bonilla, Ruben Garcia, A. C. "Tony" Garcia, Pedro, "Pete" Dias, Sylvia Garcia, and an awards presentation. The program contains a list of all active MASBA members and biographies for each of the presenters as well as biographies of Andres D. Sarabia and John J. Herrera.
Date: April 19, 1980
Creator: Mexican American Student Bar Association
Item Type: Pamphlet
Description: Speech to be given at Testimonial Banquet by John J. Herrera. In it Herrera expresses gratitude for the honor and details events from his life and his affiliations, which have shaped him as individual as well as his career.
Creator: Herrera, John J.