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Wharton County Lulac to award scholarships

Description: Newspaper clipping from unknown publication, with handwritten notation of 1950. This article concerns the Wharton County LULAC council scholarships for Wharton County Junior College. It covers the application details for four scholarships to be awarded for the semester beginning in February of 1950.
Date: 1950
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

LULAC chiefs claim Carter ignores rights

Description: Newspaper clipping of an article entitled "LULAC chiefs claim Carter ignores rights" by Felton West. The article states that "Mexican-American leaders accused the Carter administration Friday of having 'totally ignored' human rights for Spanish-speaking persons."
Date: unknown
Creator: West, Felton
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Reyes says LULAC request to halt Torres trial was misunderstanding

Description: Clipping of article, "Reyes says LULAC request to halt Torres trial was misunderstanding," by Tom Moran, published in the Houston Chronicle on September 10, 1977.
Date: September 10, 1977
Creator: Moran, Tom
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

"Oh, my God, they've really thrown him in"

Description: Clipping of an article, "Oh, my God, they've really thrown him in" by Gary Taylor, published in The Houston Post on September 16, 1977. The article covers hearings regarding accusations that Houston policemen beat Joe Torres and pushed him into Buffalo Bayou. The document includes the front page story as well as the continuation on page 19A.
Date: September 16, 1977
Creator: Taylor, Gary
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Meetings scheduled by Latin American league of citizens

Description: Newspaper clipping with handwritten date noted as October 1947 titled "Meetings Scheduled By Latin American League of Citizens". This article contains information about an upcoming LULAC regional convention to be held in Houston for LULAC delegates from 45 Texas cities.
Date: October 1947
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

People So Jubilant They Didn't Listen

Description: Newspaper article chastising both white and black racists for their jubilation at President Lyndon B. Johnson's announcement that he would not be running for re-election. The author also criticizes (and defends Johnson against) "the young," the "super-hawks," and the "doves" and decries the levels of hate directed at Johnson.
Date: April 2, 1968
Creator: Royko, Mike
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Government leaders coming here for Garza reception

Description: Clipping appearing in the Houston Press by staff writer, Noe Perez, on the reception to be given to the LULAC State director, Joe Garza, at the Rice Hotel, Houston, Texas. Among the attendees will be President John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson and his wife, Lady Bird Johnson. The article also mentions the possibility that Jacqueline Kennedy may talk in Spanish during the trip to Texas.
Date: November 20, 1963
Creator: Perez, Noe
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Newspaper clipping with comic and fight results]

Description: Clipping from a newspaper page: one side has a comic of a paratrooper making a joke about "billowing silk" to a woman; the other side includes the results of a boxing match. Caption on comic reads: "Heh, Heh - Sorry babe, but us paratroopers just like the sight of billowin' silk."
Date: unknown
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

300 attend appreciation dinner for Judge Duncan

Description: Brief newspaper article describing a dinner held in honor of Judge Jimmie Duncan, including some notable attendees, including E. A. "Squatty" Lyons and District Attorney Carol Vance.
Date: August 7, 1975
Creator: Houston Chronicle
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Texas accomplice law could resurface when Derese testifies in trial

Description: Newspaper clipping containing an article from a 1977 issue of the Houston Post discussing a trial in which Paula Cantrell Derese will testify against Vernon E. McManus regarding a capital murder case. It also gives background about previous instances of the relevant Texas law regarding court appearances by persons implicated in crimes. The reverse side of the clipping includes an article about a highway to be built in Louisiana using clam shells and an advertisement for The Houston Post.
Date: January 30, 1977
Creator: Flynn, George
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

LULAC Chief Blasts President

Description: Copy of an article titled "LULAC Chief Blasts President" by Karen Tumulty published in The San Antonio Light on Sunday, July 31, 1977. The article discusses League of United Latin American Citizens National President Ruben Bonilla's comments and discontentment with President Jimmy Carter.
Date: July 31, 1977
Creator: Tumulty, Karen
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Biographical Article on John J. Herrera]

Description: Biographical article on John J. Herrera from the Pan-American magazine, Volume 1, Number 4, January, 1945.
Date: January 1945
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

My point of view

Description: Biographical newspaper article about John J. Herrera's work fighting discrimination against Mexican-Americans titled "My Point of View," written by Lauro Cruz. This article highlights Herrera's work as a leader in the Mexican-American community fighting for equal rights and educating members of the community about their rights.
Date: April 18, 1975
Creator: Cruz, Lauro
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Espejo: John J. Herrera remembers when

Description: Biographical article about John J. Herrera in the Houston Post titled, "John J. Herrera remembers when," under the "Espejo" section, written by Richard Vara, a Post Reporter. This article begins with a few specific injustices Herrera worked to rectify. "Herrera remembers clearly when employment offices displayed signs declaring, 'Mexicans need not apply.' Or when there were three sets of restrooms for whites, blacks, and browns."
Date: August 22, 1976
Creator: Vara, Richard
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Texas Outdoors: What Happened to De Zavala Park Plan?

Description: Newspaper clipping that addresses the status of the De Zavala Park plan and the history of the site designated for the park.
Date: unknown
Creator: Ozmore, Keith
Location Info:
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

The Texas diplomatic core

Description: Newspaper article providing details regarding the 1836 Texas Independence Convention and the delegates that were in attendance.
Date: March 2, 1972
Creator: Ashby, Lynn
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Editor viewpoints: purpose of penal code: to reform

Description: Editorial written by John J. Herrera suggesting that some of the systemic problems with the Harris County penal code be addressed. Using the issue of Harris County jail overcrowding to illustrate his point, Herrera recommends that the penal code be revised to better screen convicted criminals and expedite criminal cases to move offenders through the system more efficiently.
Date: January 1, 1976
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Editor viewpoints: Needville is living in the past

Description: Letter to the editor in response to a story about a discriminatory sign posted at a business in Needville, Texas. John J. Herrera recounts his experiences with discrimination and the exclusion of Mexican Americans in Houston and around the state.
Date: May 31, 1974
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

La Caliente Tortillas

Description: Article about tortilla warming on gas heaters. The article details an incident where a Mexican American called "Pedro" was burned when lighting a gas heater to warm a tortilla, leading Tom Watson to turn off the gas and end the practice of heating tortillas in Ore Storage. Contains handwritten notes.
Date: unknown
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Tin Types

Description: Clipping of heading only for monthly newsletter, Tin Types. This issue is volume IV, number 8.
Date: August 1948
Creator: Tin Processing Corporation
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Editor viewpoints: 'Chicano' Is a part of the idiom

Description: Letter from John J. Herrera to the Houston Chronicle in response to Mrs. Marta Daumas' letter published on August 9th criticizing the use of the word "Chicano". Herrera explains that this word, once part of the Mexican American slang, has now become an American language idiom. He and other Mexican-Americans, unlike Mexicans from Mexico, appreciate the appellation as a source of pride and recognition of their Mexican ancestry.
Date: August 23, 1973
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

Editor viewpoints: Needville is living in the past

Description: Letter to the editor in response to a story about a discriminatory sign posted at a business in Needville, Texas. John J. Herrera recounts his experiences with discrimination and the exclusion of Mexican Americans in Houston and around the state.
Date: May 31, 1974
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library