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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

"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

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.

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

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

LULAC head raps Connally

Description: Article titled "LULAC head raps Connally" by Richard Vara interviews League of United Latin American Citizens National President Manuel Gonzales regarding the lack Hispanics in federal appointments and Gonzales's disapproval of the potential appointment of John Connally as President Gerald Ford's vice president.
Date: 197u
Creator: Vara, Richard

More than 200 PWs identified as Texas as end of list nears

Description: Newspaper clipping from The Houston Post, Friday, December 21, year unknown. The article contains a list of Texans serving in the military that appeared on a Communist list of prisoners of war in North Korea. This particular listing has 18 names circled in pencil, all of them with Hispanic surnames.
Date: unknown
Creator: Associated Press

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