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Man in Costume

Description: Copy negative of Mayor Coombes in costume. He is wearing a patterned shirt with leggings and dress shoes. A robe is draped across one shoulder.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Letter from Oscar Holcombe to Olivia C. Herrera - August 24, 1939]

Description: Letter to Mrs. Olivia C. Herrera, wife of John J. Herrera, from Houston Mayor Oscar Holcombe. Holcombe acknowledges Mrs. Herrera's letter concerning her husband, whom Holcombe refers to as "Johnny," and informs Mrs. Herrera that he had written to Mr. Herrera two days before suggesting that Mr. Herrera meet with City Secretary H. C. Jacobs.
Date: August 24, 1939
Creator: Holcombe, Oscar, 1888-1968
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Oscar Holcombe to John J. Herrera - 1939-08-22]

Description: Letter to John J. Herrera from Houston Mayor Oscar Holcombe. Holcombe advises Herrea to contact Houston City Secretary H. C. Jacobs about Herrera's reinstatement in the water department.
Date: August 22, 1939
Creator: Holcombe, Oscar, 1888-1968
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Mineola and its Mayors: 101 Years

Description: This book covers the history of mayors in the city of Mineola, located in Wood County, Texas. It includes biographical information about each mayor, as well as a discussion of the events that surrounded their incumbency. The surname index begins on page 250.
Date: 1976
Creator: Bruner, Ora Pritchett
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries

San Antonio de Bexar: A Guide and History

Description: This book serves as a guide and historical sketch of San Antonio, Texas. It includes descriptions of county and church records, interviews with memorable Texans, a discussion of the benefits of San Antonio climate to individuals suffering from lung disease, as well as descriptions of local churches, schools, public halls, parks and other establishments. Sidney Lanier's Historical Sketch is included beginning on page 68.
Date: 1890
Creator: Corner, William
Item Type: Book
Partner: University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries

The Dallas Journal, Volume 48, 2002

Description: Annual publication containing genealogical information about families in Dallas, Texas and the surrounding area, including family histories, lists of records (births, deaths, registration, etc.), correspondence, and and other documentation. Name index begins on page 151.
Date: June 2002
Creator: Dallas Genealogical Society
Partner: Dallas Genealogical Society

The Dallas Journal, Volume 56, 2010

Description: Annual publication containing genealogical information about families in Dallas, Texas and the surrounding area, including family histories, lists of records (births, deaths, registration, etc.), correspondence, and and other documentation. Name index begins on page 95.
Date: October 2010
Creator: Dallas Genealogical Society
Partner: Dallas Genealogical Society

Rocket Lounge, Ben Blackledge, Mayor for 27 years

Description: Photograph of Ben Blackledge, the mayor of Kemah, Texas for 27 years, and the interior of Rocket Lounge. Three men sit on stools at the bar counter, and a man stands behind the bar. Cigars and beer are vended behind the bar, and several tables, chairs, and booths are placed throughout the lounge. A table shuffleboard is also visible.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Kemah Historical Society

Legacies: A History Journal for Dallas and North Central Texas, Volume 22, Number 02, Fall 2010

Description: Biannual publication "devoted to the rich history of Dallas and North Central Texas" as a way to "examine the many historical legacies--social, ethnic, cultural, political--which have shaped the modern city of Dallas and the region around it." This issue focuses on "More Forgotten Stories."
Date: 2010
Creator: Dallas Historical Society
Partner: Dallas Historical Society

[J. J. Word]

Description: J.J. Word, son of Col T.J. Word, a congressman from Mississippi, was a lawyer, and was considered a lovable character around town. He was born on April 20, 1843 and married C.A. Sterne’s daughter, Katherine. He was elected Mayor of Palestine in 1889 and served until 1891. He passed away on October 19, 1909 and is buried in the Old section of the Palestine City Cemetery.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[Dr. Carolyn Salter]

Description: Carolyn Salter was elected in 2005 as the first female Mayor of Palestine. Photograph of a woman in a suit in front of a governmental seal and an American Flag.
Date: 2005
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[George Anderson Wright]

Description: Headshot portrait of George Anderson Wright (August 9, 1845-November 5, 1935), the son of William and Jennie Winn Wright. Wright is wearing a dark suit and tie with a light-colored shirt; his hair is white/gray and he has a trimmed beard and moustache. He is looking over his left shoulder, facing the camera. Wright was a businessman and was involved in politics; he served as mayor of Palestine, Texas for several terms.
Date: 1920~/1930~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palestine Public Library

Legacies: A History Journal for Dallas and North Central Texas, Volume 24, Number 01, Spring 2012

Description: Biannual publication "devoted to the rich history of Dallas and North Central Texas" as a way to "examine the many historical legacies--social, ethnic, cultural, political--which have shaped the modern city of Dallas and the region around it." This issue focuses on "Leadership": "The Life and Work of Judge Thomas Fletcher Nash," R. L. Thornton: Embodying the Spirit of Dallas," and "Breaking the Color Bar at SMU."
Date: Spring 2012
Creator: Dallas Historical Society
Partner: Dallas Historical Society