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State Free Text Book Law

Description: Bulletin re-printing the text of the State Free Text Book Law that was enacted by the Texas State Legislature on February 25, 1919, and a subsequent list of books adopted for use in public schools by the State Department of Education.
Date: March 1, 1919
Creator: Texas. State Department of Education
Partner: Private Collection of the CC Cox Family

Free Text Book Law

Description: A printing of the Free Text Book Law, which was enacted by the Texas state legislature in February 1919. Included at the end is a list of books adopted by the Board of Education by subject. A small slip of paper is also included, defining the term "maximum attendance."
Date: March 1919
Creator: Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives.
Partner: Private Collection of the CC Cox Family

[Letter from Ester Read to Truett Latimer, February 12, 1957]

Description: Letter from Ester Read to Truett Latimer discussing Read's opposition to House Bill 99 concerning nurses. Read writes that nurses feel mistreated by an organization they helped build and that many nurses depend on their jobs for their livelihood and cannot return to school because they have children.
Date: February 12, 1957
Creator: Read, Ester
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Letter from Truett Latimer to Bonnie Patterson, January 14, 1957]

Description: Letter from Truett Latimer to Bonnie Patterson discussing a proposed budget increase for the Abilene State Hospital and raises for state employees. Latimer, who is a member of the Appropriations Committee, writes that he is hopeful they can give the hospital an increased appropriation but they will likely not get everything they asked for since requests from other state agencies and organizations exceed expected revenue. He also mentions that the legislature has given state employees a raise during the past two sessions and he is confident they will do so again.
Date: January 14, 1957
Creator: Latimer, Truett
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Telegram from Members of the Taylor Jones County Medical Society to Truett Latimer, January 29, 1955]

Description: Telegram sent to Texas State Representative Truett Latimer from members of the Taylor Jones County Medical Society urging him to review HB 6, explaining that they believe it would have a negative impact.
Date: January 29, 1955
Creator: Varner, R. W.; Pickard, C. L.; Webster, L. J.; Ailts, B. H.; Johnson, D. F.; McDonald, D. H. et al.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Letter from Truett Latimer to Virgil Wolf, March 24, 1955]

Description: Letter from Truett Latimer to Virgil Wolf discussing the Trinity River Bill, which Wolf had asked Latimer to oppose. Latimer writes that the railroads are opposed to the bill but that he still needs to look into it to determine whether or not it is in the best interest of his representatives.
Date: March 24, 1955
Creator: Latimer, Truett
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Letter from Truett Latimer to Ray V. Willis, March 6, 1957]

Description: Letter from Truett Latimer to Ray V. Willis discussing a petition Willis signed proposing a constitutional amendment that would allow people to vote to redivide the commissioner precincts in their counties. Latimer explains the process an amendment would have to go through and advocates instead for his proposal to allot two commissioners to the city of Abilene and two commissioners to the rest of the county.
Date: March 6, 1957
Creator: Latimer, Truett
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Letter from Mrs. L. D. Pearson to Truett Latimer, February 16, 1957]

Description: Letter from Mrs. L. D. Pearson to Truett Latimer discussing House Bills 298, 297 and Senate Bills 71, 297, 45, and 44, which Pearson supports. Pearson writes that many Texas women are following Latimer's votes and that she believes the passage of the bills will ensure a higher quality of life for Texans.
Date: February 16, 1957
Creator: Pearson, Mrs. L. D.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library
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