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Civil Rights activist Herrera to be honored

Description: An article published in the Houston Chronicle on October 4, 1986 and written by Maureen Bayless Balleza. The article, "Civil right activist Herrera to be honored", describes the life and career of John J. Herrera and lists information regarding a benefit to be held in his honor.
Date: October 4, 1986
Creator: Balleza, Maureen Bayless

[Letter from Angel Fraga to Tom Kreneck - 1987-06-01]

Description: Letter from Angel Z. Fraga to Dr. Tom Kreneck at the Houston Metropolitan Research Center dated June 1, 1987, on letterhead. The letter indicates that Fraga has forwarded a copy of a speech by John J. Herrera. The enclosed speech was given on June 22, 1975, at the first anniversary of the three Hispanic City Judges appointed by Mayor Hofheinz. The enclosure also includes copies of four photographs with captions of the event.
Date: June 1, 1987
Creator: Fraga, Angel Z.

[Letter from Thurman Gupton to John J. Herrera - 1980-07-30]

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

[Draft of article by John J. Herrrera, "My 17 Minutes with John F. Kennedy", Houston Chronicle - 1983-11-21]

Description: Draft of an article by John J. Herrera published in the Houston Chronicle on November 21, 1983. The article, titled "My 17 Minutes with John F. Kennedy", recounts Kennedy's trip to Houston and the brief time Herrera was able to spend with him. It also describes how Herrera and his family heard the news of Kennedy's assassination the following day.
Date: November 21, 1983
Creator: Herrera, John J.

[Letter from Thomas H. Kreneck to Shirley Greenly Macias - 1987-04-13]

Description: Letter from Thomas H. Kreneck, Ph.D., of the Houston Metropolitan Research Center to Shirley Greenly Macias, Assistant Editor of the Texas Bar Journal. The letter, dated April 13, 1987, is printed on HMRC letterhead. Kreneck is communicating, on behalf of the Herrera family, the information needed to complete the memorial in the Texas Bar Journal.
Date: April 13, 1987
Creator: Kreneck, Thomas H.

[Letter from Shirley Greenly Macias to the family of John J. Herrera - 1987-01-27]

Description: Letter from Shirley Green Macias, Assistant Editor of the Texas Bar Journal, to the family of John J. Herrera, printed on organization letterhead and dated January 27, 1987. The letter offers condolences on the death of John J. Herrera and asks for information so that a memorial can be published in the next issue of the journal. A self addressed stamped envelope is included for response.
Date: January 27, 1987
Creator: Macias, Shirley Greenly

[Program for the Mexican American Student Bar Association Spring Testimonial dinner]

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
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[Notice of Trial Date with envelope, American Express vs. LULAC - 1980-08-13]

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)

Bonilla says state must provide better education for minorities

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

Rites Wednesday for John Herrera

Description: Newspaper article published in the Houston Post on October 14, 1986. The article, titled "Rites Wednesday for John Herrera", announces Herrera's recent passing, contains a brief obituary, and lists information regarding the memorial services.
Date: October 14, 1986