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Oral History Interview with Reverend Matias Garcia Rodriguez, January 16, 1998

Description: Interview with Matias Garcia Rodriguez, the reverend for Calvary Baptist Church, from Kerrville, Texas. Rev. Rodriguez discusses the history of Mexico as it relates to Texan history, including stories about his great-grandfather, Jose Policarpo "Polly" Rodriguez, an early pioneer of the Texas Hill Country. He goes through his own family history, family stories, his service in WWII, his education, and the people and places in Kerrville.
Date: 1998
Creator: Rector, William & Rodriguez, Matias Garcia
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Clyde Jones, April 5, 1999

Description: Interview with Clyde Jones, former part-owner of Kerrville's first radio station, KERV, from Kerrville, Texas. Mr. Jones discusses how he came to the area and his involvement with radio station, as well as some of the challenges he and his crew encountered. He also talks about his work with the Mental Health and Retardation Center at the Kerrville State Hospital. Mr. Jones briefly discusses his band, The Poverty Playboys.
Date: April 5, 1999
Creator: Snodgrass, Clarabelle; Bethel, Ann & Jones, Clyde
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with George Allen Holekamp, September 27, 2000

Description: Interview with George Allen Holekamp, a rancher and descendant of Kerr County settlers from Kerrville, Texas. Mr. Holekamp details his family's history in Kerr County. He mentions that his ancestors included farmers, ranchers, and shingle-makers. He and his wife Mary Virginia Stevens are still involved in ranching and community activities, and their legacy continues on with their children. In his stories of ranching, he discusses ranchers' struggles with screwworm infestations and Brucellosis (Bang's Disease), the Bracero program, the Rural Electrification Association, and the Sheep and Goats Raisers Auxiliary.
Date: September 27, 2000
Creator: Bethel, Ann; Snodgrass, Clarabelle; Holekamp, George Allen & Holekamp, Mary Virginia
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Transcript of Oral History Interview with Raul Rodriguez Arreola, November 28, 2011

Description: Interview with Raul Rodriguez Arreola, a former postal worker from Kerrville, Texas. Mr. Arreola talks about growing up in the area, local places and people, serving in the Gideons, and working at the Post Office. Mr. Arreola's second wife, Irene, was present for the interview and makes a comments throughout. The interview transcript includes pictures of Mr. Arreola, his family, and the community, on pages 28-35.
Date: November 28, 2011
Creator: Collins, Francelle Robison; Stephens, Louis & Arreola, Raul Rodriguez
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission