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Water for Texas

Description: Information sheet describing conservation of groundwater and its management. This sheet covers petitions and how to file them.
Date: January 2012
Creator: Texas Water Development Board
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Petition from Juan de Palos]

Description: Petition from Juan de Palos asking for restitution from Francisco Castillo, who killed his cow, valued at 20 pesos. According to the end of the document the governor orders that this be done.
Date: 1794-10~
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

Petition from J.W. Hall

Description: A list of ferry rates charged by J.W. Hall. On the back of the page, the page is labeled as a part of the estate of Sophia Elizabeth Robinson with Robert Stevenson listed as guardian.
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[Petition for clemency for Roberto Jimenez sent to the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles]

Description: Unsigned, undated copy of petition asking for clemency be granted to Roberto Jimenez of Harlingen, Texas sent to The Honorable Board of Pardons and Paroles in Austin, Texas. Jimenez was convicted on May 13, 1952 and sentenced to 10 years in the penitentiary. The petitioners feel the sentence was too severe and give character references to back up their plea.
Date: unknown
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library