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Black Texans in the Texas Supreme Court, 1840-1907

Description: Spreadsheet compiled from various court report documentation that lists all Texas Supreme Court cases between 1840 and 1907 that involved free, enslaved, and formerly-enslaved black Texans. Information for each entry includes the case title and justice, year, type of case, names, county and judge, and the decision or opinion.
Date: February 10, 2014
Creator: Hudson, Linda Sybert
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Petition in the Court of Claims, William C. Wright]

Description: Petition filed in the court of claims: William C. Wright v. The United States and the Comanche and Kiowa Tribes of Indians. The subject of the petition is a theft of horses from William C. Wright by members of a Native American tribe. He filed a claim, but it was not fulfilled. A handwritten note on the back of the last page describes a testimony given as part of the case.
Date: July 1, 1891
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Court of Claims, Indian Depredations, No. 6640 Evidence for Claimant]

Description: Booklet containing evidence for claimant for the Court of Claims case William C. Wright v. The United States and Kiowa and Comanche Indians, or Indian Depredations, No. 6640. The document includes depositions of William C. Wright, Allen Simpson, Daniel Bromley, Isaac D. Ferguson, John W. Gober, Robert H. Hopkins, John Skaggs, Austin Popinaw, Matthew Gray, John Hudson, and Lock S. Forester.
Date: 1898
Partner: Denton Public Library

[News Script: Extradition of Hagler granted]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the extradition of accused murderer David Fred Hagler to Oklahoma to stand trial in the mysterious burning death of an unidentified man.
Date: October 20, 1954
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Grand jury]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about members of the Tarrant County grand jury returning indictments to the criminal district court in Fort Worth.
Date: June 3, 1958
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Hagler case]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about proceedings in the case of David Fred Hagler Jr., a Fort Worth businessman accused of burning a still-unidentified man to death in a car near Davis, Oklahoma.
Date: October 19, 1954
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Hagler case goes to jury tonight]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the conclusion of arguments in the Sulphur, Oklahoma, murder trial of David Fred Hagler, a Fort Worth man accused of killing another man in an insurance scheme.
Date: April 19, 1956
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Hagler is alive, faces murder rap]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about David Fred Hagler junior, who was believed to be murdered in Oklahoma, turning up at Fort Worth Police Headquarters.
Date: October 13, 1954
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Hagler]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about an Oklahoma torch slaying that has been linked to David Hagler.
Date: November 11, 1954
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Hearing]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about James L. Matthews, who is wanted for violating his parole. Matthews was arrested
Date: August 20, 1958
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Hearing]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a hearing to determine the motivation behind a $2,000 payment from the president of the Estate Life Insurance Company to a state insurance liquidator in Texas.
Date: December 19, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Youth on trial in bottle assault]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the trial of Charles Jack Stewart, a Dallas teenager accused of assaulting a man, Elmer C. Heath, in a cafe after smashing a beer bottle into his face.
Date: April 21, 1954
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Youth on trial in robbery murder]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about five youths being charged for taking part in the fatal robbery of Samuel Hunter, and the case of Charles Klinedinst being sentenced to death by electric chair for the rape of a 13 year old.
Date: May 26, 1954
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Fite trial]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the trial of Flaudell Fite, a Dallas man accused of raping a Garland teenager. Fite is found guilty, and sentenced to the death penalty.
Date: September 15, 1955
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections