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Rites set for local Hispanic leader John Herrera

Description: Article, "Rites set for local Hispanic leader John Herrera", published in the Houston Chronicle on October 14, 1986. The article gives a brief obituary and list information regarding the memorial services for John J. Herrera. A photograph of John J. Herrera is included.
Date: October 14, 1986

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

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

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

"Oh, my God, they've really thrown him in"

Description: Clipping of an article, "Oh, my God, they've really thrown him in" by Gary Taylor, published in The Houston Post on September 16, 1977. The article covers hearings regarding accusations that Houston policemen beat Joe Torres and pushed him into Buffalo Bayou. The document includes the front page story as well as the continuation on page 19A.
Date: September 16, 1977
Creator: Taylor, Gary

LULAC Chief Blasts President

Description: Copy of an article titled "LULAC Chief Blasts President" by Karen Tumulty published in The San Antonio Light on Sunday, July 31, 1977. The article discusses League of United Latin American Citizens National President Ruben Bonilla's comments and discontentment with President Jimmy Carter.
Date: July 31, 1977
Creator: Tumulty, Karen

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

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

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.

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

My point of view

Description: Biographical newspaper article about John J. Herrera's work fighting discrimination against Mexican-Americans titled "My Point of View," written by Lauro Cruz. This article highlights Herrera's work as a leader in the Mexican-American community fighting for equal rights and educating members of the community about their rights.
Date: April 18, 1975
Creator: Cruz, Lauro

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: '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.

The next four years

Description: An editorial from the New York Times endorsing George McGovern for the President of the United States.
Date: September 28, 1972
Creator: New York Times

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

3 on National LULAC staff

Description: Article, "3 on National LULAC Staff", is an undated newspaper article and the title refers to three San Antonians appointed to League of United Latin American Citizens National staff: Manuel Gonzales as National President, Jose F. Olivares as National Housing Chairman, and Dario Chappa as Administrative Assistant. The article also mentions the appointment of John J. Herrera as National Legal Adviser.
Date: unknown
Creator: Trajo, Frank

Actividades Judiciales

Description: Newspaper clipping entitled "Actividades Judiciales" concerning current judicial activities. The circled section highlights the case of Ernesto Jimenez versus Inspector de Policia y otras.
Date: unknown