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Connally jumps on 'outsiders' meddling'

Description: Article about a rally in Amarillo at which John B. Connally decried "'out-of-state' meddling in Texas politics" as a counter to his opponent's charges that he represented Eastern interests.
Date: May 23, 1962
Creator: Boyd, Lou

Ferree pens letters about Cameron jail

Description: Newspaper clipping about Frank Ferree's letters complaining about the quality of food in the Brownsville, Texas jail, hand-dated July 8, 1952.
Date: July 8, 1952

Ferree, wetbacks' friend, jailed on contempt charge

Description: Newspaper clipping of article about Frank Ferree of Harlingen, Texas, who was jailed on contempt charges when he wrote a letter to the Texas Good Neighbor Commission complaining that the court had been prejudiced in their decision to sentence Roberto Jiminez to a 10-year sentence.
Date: unknown

Fallo de la corte federal en contra de la segregación

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.
Date: 194u

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.

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

Frank Ferree Multado y Sentenciado a 3 dias de Carcel

Description: Full page from the "El Tiempo" newspaper published in Harlingen, Texas, dated June 20, 1952, which features several articles about Frank Ferree of Harlingen, Texas, who was jailed on contempt charges when he wrote a letter to the Texas Good Neighbor Commission complaining that the court had been prejudiced in their decision to sentence Roberto Jiminez to a 10-year sentence.
Date: June 20, 1952

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

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.

In the manner that a LULAC Council dishonored LULAC

Description: Copy of an article from the Laredo Times covering the pickets at the Laredo Civic Center during the annual local LULAC Council banquet, published on June 11, 1967. The article includes a photograph of the crowds picketing in front of the banquet hall and also contains handwritten notes demanding that the Laredo, Texas LULAC Council be censured by the National LULAC assembly for their lack of support during the rally.
Date: June 11, 1967
Creator: Gray, Walter

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

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

Gus Garcia ... once-brilliant career ends

Description: Newspaper article on Gustavo "Gus" C. Garcia (July 27, 1915 – June 3, 1964), who was a Mexican-American civil rights attorney. His notable case was winning the Supreme Court case of Pete Hernández, convicted of murder by an "all-Anglo jury."
Date: unknown

Gov. Brown sniffs air for fascism

Description: Clipping from an unidentified newspaper about California Governor Edmund Brown, a Democrat, voicing his disappointment with the Republican Party's Presidential nominee, Senator Barry Goldwater.
Date: unknown

Well done, Mr. Shepperd

Description: Clipping of an article in The Waco News-Tribune about Texas attorney general John Ben Shepperd and his accomplishments, while in office, for the state of Texas. The article addresses Shepperd's foil of a "Communist inspired plot". It also elaborates on Shepperd's staff and his accomplishments on "a staggering amount of legal labor expended on behalf of the people of Texas." There is an emphasis at the end of the return of unused budget money to the state treasury, a show of his "efficiency" while in office.
Date: January 22, 1954

L.U.L.A.C pays homage to Sugar Land war hero

Description: Clipping from The Houston Post about a LULAC meeting held to honor Staff Sgt. Macario Garcia. Garcia received the Congressional Medal of Honor on August 23, 1945, from President Harry Truman. Post photograph features Robert E. Smith ; Sergeant Macario Garcia ; and John J. Herrera. Article is from page 1 of Section 2, Friday, September 7, 1945 edition.
Date: September 7, 1945
Creator: Gregory, Martha

Tin Types

Description: Clipping of heading only for monthly newsletter, Tin Types. This issue is volume IV, number 8.
Date: August 1948
Creator: Tin Processing Corporation

Tijerina denies LULAC 'passed word' on Nixon

Description: Article about League of United Latin American Citizens National President Felix Tijerina denies reports that LULAC has been urging members to vote against Richard Nixon in the upcoming presidential race: "The 51-year-old restaurant operator, wearing an 'Ike' pin in his lapel, said in a later statement to newsmen that he personally endorsed the Eisenhower-Nixon administration and will vote for their reelection Nov. 6."
Date: 1956

The Texas diplomatic core

Description: Newspaper article providing details regarding the 1836 Texas Independence Convention and the delegates that were in attendance.
Date: March 2, 1972
Creator: Ashby, Lynn

Texas election returns

Description: Newspaper clipping from an unidentified newspaper reporting the Texas election returns issued by the Texas Election Bureau.
Date: unknown
Creator: Associated Press

Texas accomplice law could resurface when Derese testifies in trial

Description: Newspaper clipping containing an article from a 1977 issue of the Houston Post discussing a trial in which Paula Cantrell Derese will testify against Vernon E. McManus regarding a capital murder case. It also gives background about previous instances of the relevant Texas law regarding court appearances by persons implicated in crimes. The reverse side of the clipping includes an article about a highway to be built in Louisiana using clam shells and an advertisement for The Houston Post.
Date: January 30, 1977
Creator: Flynn, George