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Oral History Interview with Solomon Ortiz, July 14, 2016

Description: Solomon Porfirio Ortiz is the former U.S. Representative for Texas's 27th congressional district, based in Corpus Christi, serving from 1983 until 2011. He is a member of the Democratic Party. In his interview, he discussed growing up in Robstown and his long political career.
Date: July 14, 2016
Duration: 2 hours 1 minute 11 seconds
Creator: Acuna-Gurrola, Moises; Wall, James & Ortiz, Solomon
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Pear-Burner

Description: Patent for improvements in pear-burners of the type good for use with hydrocarbon fuels and adapted to be exploited directly by hand, for example for burning small objects located in positions not accessible.
Date: September 30, 1913
Creator: Messerli, John J. & Mayfield, Jesse L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Velocipede.

Description: Patent for improvement in velocipedes by using “two levers that are secured by a pivot-connection to pendent vibrating fulcra, on each side of the machine, and to the cranks of the driving-wheel; this would develop greater power than can be brought to bear by the placing of the feet of the driver directly on pedals on the crank-pins, or wrists.” (Lines 32-37) Illustration is included.
Date: June 15, 1869
Creator: Flint, Daniel P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Improvement in Velocipede.

Description: Patent for an improved arrangement of velocipedes "to allow the use of a much larger driving-wheel than is compatible with the use of pedals that are placed directly on the crank pins or wrists, and to increase the power that can be applied to the propulsion of the machine by the feet of the driver, and the the speed at which is may be driven." (Lines 16-22) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 15, 1869
Creator: Flint, Daniel P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nueces County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Nueces County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, blocks of land, cities, towns, bridges, and railroads. Scale [ca. 1:266,666] (4000 varas to 1/2 an inch).
Date: 1913
Creator: McDonald, H. F.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Annaville Quadrangle

Description: Satellite image topographic map of a portion of Texas from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) project. The map includes towns, historic or notable sites, bodies of water, and other geologic features. Scale 1:24,000
Date: 2010
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Location: 27.81 -97.56
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Annaville Quadrangle

Description: Topographic map of a portion of Texas from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) project. The map includes towns, historic or notable sites, bodies of water, and other geologic features. Scale 1:24000
Date: 2013
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Location: 27.81 -97.56
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Annaville Quadrangle

Description: Topographic map of a portion of Texas from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) project. The map includes towns, historic or notable sites, bodies of water, and other geologic features. Scale 1:24000
Date: 1977
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Location: 27.81 -97.56
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Annaville Quadrangle

Description: Topographic map of a portion of Texas from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) project. The map includes towns, historic or notable sites, bodies of water, and other geologic features. Scale 1:24000
Date: 1977
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Location: 27.81 -97.56
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Annaville Quadrangle

Description: Topographic map of a portion of Texas from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) project. The map includes towns, historic or notable sites, bodies of water, and other geologic features. Scale 1:24000
Date: 1972
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Location: 27.81 -97.56
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Annaville Quadrangle

Description: Topographic map of a portion of Texas from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) project. The map includes towns, historic or notable sites, bodies of water, and other geologic features. Scale 1:24,000
Date: 1989
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Location: 27.81 -97.56
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Texas Attorney General Opinion: V-747

Description: Document issued by the Office of the Attorney General of Texas in Austin, Texas, providing an interpretation of Texas law. It provides the opinion of the Texas Attorney General, Price Daniel, regarding a legal question submitted for clarification: The authority of Nueces County to erect branch county office buildings in Robstown and Bishop.
Date: December 20, 1948
Creator: Texas. Attorney-General's Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Aerocompass.

Description: Patent for an aerocompass, which improves upon a compass combined with inclinometers or map-boards. It is intended for use on submarines, airplanes, or in an area when it would be difficult to use a regular compass.
Date: January 8, 1918
Creator: Fischer, Fred Charlie.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Combination Fish-Bucket.

Description: Patent for a combination fish bucket, which has two compartments for holding bait, tackle, and food and a holder for a fishing rod, which may be carried on the body or by a handle.
Date: July 5, 1910
Creator: Fly, Nathaniel D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cotton-Stalk Cutter

Description: Patent for a more efficient and simple cotton stalk chopper with the ability for the chopping drum to be moved up and down in the on and off positions.
Date: March 4, 1913
Creator: Thomsen, John
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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