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300 attend appreciation dinner for Judge Duncan

Description: Brief newspaper article describing a dinner held in honor of Judge Jimmie Duncan, including some notable attendees, including E. A. "Squatty" Lyons and District Attorney Carol Vance.
Date: August 7, 1975
Creator: Houston Chronicle

[Article on San Jacinto Day Celebration - 1958-04-22]

Description: Partial clipping of an article from The Houston Post covering the San Jacinto Day Celebration published on April 22, 1958. The article includes two photographs: a photo of Texas Governor Price Daniel addressing the audience and posed photo of Joyce and John J. Herrera and Governor Daniel with a memorial wreath.
Date: April 22, 1958

Big City Beat, by Maxine: Have Tongue, Will Tattle

Description: Newspaper article in an unidentified newspaper announcing that John J. Herrera will represent Buck C. Miller in his attempt to get on the ballot as a probate judge. The date of the article is presumed to be from early September 1962, but this has not been confirmed as the article itself is not dated.
Date: unknown
Creator: Mesinger, Maxine

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

[Clippings about the Little School of 400, 1960]

Description: Article titled "Trustee Set Pre-School English Program," written by David Lopez and published in The Laredo Times on Friday, January 15, 1960. The article discusses the pre-school summer program sponsored by the Laredo League of United Latin American Citizens Council. Second article: "English project: Lulacs to aid schools," published in unspecified paper. Article on the reverse: "'Little School of 400' sets pace, and San Antonio falling in line," written by Charles Richardson and published in The Houston Press on Saturday, January 23, 1960. Includes a photograph of Ralph Cardenas, John A. Esquivel, Joe Olivares, Felix Tijerina, and Roy S. Padilla.
Date: January 15, 1960
Creator: Lopez, David & Richardson, Charles

Complete Harris returns

Description: Newspaper clipping of the complete election returns from all of Harris County's 279 voting precincts for the 1964 general election.
Date: November 1964

Don Yarborough manager denies cold beer served

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.
Date: May 5, 1964

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

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.
Date: August 23, 1973
Creator: Herrera, John J.

Editor viewpoints: Needville is living in the past

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.
Date: May 31, 1974
Creator: Herrera, John J.

Editor viewpoints: Needville is living in the past

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.
Date: May 31, 1974
Creator: Herrera, John J.

Editor viewpoints: purpose of penal code: to reform

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.
Date: January 1, 1976
Creator: Herrera, John J.

Espejo: John J. Herrera remembers when

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."
Date: August 22, 1976
Creator: Vara, Richard

Government leaders coming here for Garza reception

Description: Clipping appearing in the Houston Press by staff writer, Noe Perez, on the reception to be given to the LULAC State director, Joe Garza, at the Rice Hotel, Houston, Texas. Among the attendees will be President John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson and his wife, Lady Bird Johnson. The article also mentions the possibility that Jacqueline Kennedy may talk in Spanish during the trip to Texas.
Date: November 20, 1963
Creator: Perez, Noe

Harris County Democratic vote

Description: Clipping from an unidentified newspaper of the semi-official Democratic primary returns compiled by County clerk, R.E. Turrentine.
Date: May 5, 1964

Highlights at San Jacinto Day celebration here

Description: Newspaper clipping of an article covering the San Jacinto Day Celebration published on April 22, 1942. The article is pasted on a piece of brown paper along with John J. Herrera's business card that lists his profession as "Notary Public, Income Tax Work". The article includes four photographs including one of John J. Herrera holding a memorial wreath.
Date: April 22, 1942

Houston attorney writes of Latin American loyalty to United States

Description: Newspaper clipping from unknown newspaper of a letter written by John J. Herrera, LULAC First National Vice-President, to a Mrs. Jackson, titled "Houston Attorney Writes of Latin American Loyalty to United States", hand-dated July, 1950.
Date: July 1950
Creator: Herrera, John J.

John Connally deserves your vote in the runoff primary

Description: Houston Chronicle editorial endorsing John B. Connally in the runoff primary elections, since the Chronicle's other choice, Price Daniel, did not make it into the runoff. Connally's qualifications as the newspaper sees them are explained, and the paper's reservations about Don Yarbrough are mentioned.
Date: May 7, 1962

Latin-American citizens league to meet here

Description: Newspaper clipping from unknown newspaper with handwritten notation of 1949. This is an announcement of the upcoming LULAC Regional Convention to be held in Houston, Texas on January 29 and 30, 1949.
Date: 1949

Latin group here won't back PASO

Description: Article titled "Latin Group Here Won't Back PASO." The article refers to the Greater Houston Latin American Progressive Association announcing that it does not currently endorse any candidate in Democratic primary.
Date: unknown

LULAC Banquet

Description: Clipping of a portion of an article titled "LULAC Banquet." The clipping includes a black and white photograph of Dr. George J. Garza.
Date: 196u