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Oral History Interview with Chris Reyes Mendeke, July 15, 2016

Description: Cresencia Reyes Mendeke ("Chris") was born in the late 20s and raised in Uvalde during the Great Depression. In her interview, she talked about the strict segregation in the town during those years. She attended a "Mexican school" for her early education, and recalled the neglect and disinterest in educating the Mexican American children. She also talked about her father's role as a benefactor in their neighborhood, and of his relationship with a prominent family of Anglo business owners. After finishing school and working in a local Penney's store for some time, Mendeke married and moved around, as she and her husband looked for opportunities in and out of Uvalde. Eventually, they settled in the Los Angeles area, and found professional work. Later, they became licensed realtors and opened their own office in Buena Park. After several decades, the Mendekes retired and moved back to Uvalde in the eighties, and Chris was determined to get involved in local affairs. She joined the local Democratic party and helped run local campaigns; she was also a ranking member of the Mexican American Democrats (later the Tejano Democrats). In recent years, Mendeke spearheaded the restoration and marking of the Nicolas Street School, the segregated elementary school for African American children before integration.
Date: July 15, 2016
Creator: Sinta, Vinicio; Arionus, Steve & Mendeke, Chris Reyes
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Alejandro Perez, July 14, 2016

Description: Perez talked about his life as a migrant worker and working in a cannery. Supporting the walkouts in Uvalde was his first political march. He also participated in voter registration drives at Texas A&I. Mr. Perez also discusses his time working with the La Raza Unida Party in Crystal City.
Date: July 14, 2016
Creator: Sinta, Vinicio; Arionus, Steve & Perez, Alejandro
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Benita and Evaristo Albarado, July 14, 2016

Description: Evaristo and Benita Albarado talked about the events surrounding the massacre at El Porvenir Ranch (Presidio County) in 1918, when a group of soldiers and Texas Rangers rounded up and shot Mexican American men who lived and worked at Porvenir. The father of Ms. Benita Albarado was a witness of the events, but did not talk about them until late in his life; his testimony motivated the Albarados to research and document the events surrounding the massacre. In addition to sharing the fruits of their efforts to show what really happened at Porvenir, the Albarados talked about growing up in segregated towns in west Texas (Benita Albarado is from Big Spring, while Evaristo Albarado was born and raised in Uvalde). They also talked about the importance of preserving the history of violence along the border, and discussed their collaboration with scholars in the production of an exhibit at the Bullock museum in Austin.
Date: July 14, 2016
Creator: Albarado, Benita; Albarado, Evaristo; Sinta, Vincio & Arionus, Steve
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Mario Cruz, July 14, 2016

Description: Mario spoke about growing up in La Pryor, Texas. He remembered his dad working in the Blewett mines near Uvalde; he talks a bit about the culture there because it was a company town. He talked about the discrimination his father felt in the mines and how his dad organized for union representation in the mine. His family moved to Uvalde in the 1950s. He talked about the segregated schooling in Uvalde--separate schools for ethnic Mexicans and African Americans. He talked about the reprimands he would receive for speaking Spanish in school. He also spoke about the importance of education to his family. Cruz left Uvalde for San Antonio to pursue a nursing degree/career but he retired in Uvalde later in life.
Date: July 14, 2016
Creator: Sinta, Vinicio; Cruz, Mario & Arionus, Steve
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Gilberto Torres, July 6, 2016

Description: Gilberto Torres grew up around Uvalde and the Winter Garden area. He recalled different instances of discrimination against people of Mexican descent, particular in school settings. Torres had a long career in the military and a prolonged tenure in the Uvalde County Commissioner's Court. He reminisced about his contentious relationship with other members of the court, and the sometimes heated exchanges between them.
Date: July 6, 2016
Creator: Sinta, Vinicio; Arionus, Steve & Torres, Gilberto
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Regional Water Plan: Falls, Hill, Limestone, and McLennan Counties (FHLM) Region, 2015, Regional Water Facility Planning Study

Description: Falls, Hill, Limestone, and McLennan County water facility study describing water resources in the area, water demand, water systems in the area, alternative water sources, and cost estimates and funding sources for the project.
Date: December 31, 2015
Creator: Susan Roth Consulting, LLC
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Regional Water Plan: Region G (Brazos), 2016, Volume 1. Executive Summary and Regional Water Plan

Description: Water plan for Region G (Brazos) describing water resources and suppliers for the area, usage statistics and forecasts, water needs, water supply plans for each county and city, recommended water management strategies, drought response plans, and the plan creation process.
Date: December 2015
Creator: Brazos G Water Planning Group
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Regional Water Plan: Region G (Brazos), 2016, Volume II. Identification, Evaluation, and Selection of Water Management Strategies

Description: Volume II of the Water plan for Region G (Brazos) including water management strategies, water conservation methods, wastewater reuse, new reservoirs, expansion of use of certain water sources, and water supply recommendations and projects.
Date: December 2015
Creator: Brazos G Water Planning Group
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Lake Whitney State Park

Description: Map of Lake Whitney State Park showing the park's access routes, camping sites, and the park's amenities. There is segment on the right side of the map containing information for park patrons.
Date: February 2015
Creator: Texas. Parks and Wildlife Department.
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Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Axtell Quadrangle

Description: Topographic map of a portion of Texas from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) project. The map includes towns, historic or notable sites, bodies of water, and other geologic features. Scale 1:24000
Date: 2013
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
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Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Hubbard Quadrangle

Description: Topographic map of a portion of Texas from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) project. The map includes towns, historic or notable sites, bodies of water, and other geologic features. Scale 1:24000
Date: 2013
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
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Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Irene Quadrangle

Description: Topographic map of a portion of Texas from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) project. The map includes towns, historic or notable sites, bodies of water, and other geologic features. Scale 1:24000
Date: 2013
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
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Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Malone Quadrangle

Description: Topographic map of a portion of Texas from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) project. The map includes towns, historic or notable sites, bodies of water, and other geologic features. Scale 1:24000
Date: 2013
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
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Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Penelope Quadrangle

Description: Topographic map of a portion of Texas from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) project. The map includes towns, historic or notable sites, bodies of water, and other geologic features. Scale 1:24000
Date: 2013
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
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Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Prairie Hill Quadrangle

Description: Topographic map of a portion of Texas from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) project. The map includes towns, historic or notable sites, bodies of water, and other geologic features. Scale 1:24000
Date: 2013
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
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Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Smiths Bend Quadrangle

Description: Topographic map of a portion of Texas from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) project. The map includes towns, historic or notable sites, bodies of water, and other geologic features. Scale 1:24000
Date: 2013
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
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Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Colorado Bend

Description: Map of the Colorado Bend State Park outlining hiking trails and highlighting activities, facilities, and other features such as bathrooms, lodgings, water/electric, etc. It also contains general information for the park and for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Date: February 2012
Creator: Texas. Parks and Wildlife Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Abbott Quadrangle

Description: Topographic map of a portion of Texas from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) project. The map includes towns, historic or notable sites, bodies of water, and other geologic features. Scale 1:24000
Date: 2012
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
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Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Allen Bend Quadrangle

Description: Topographic map of a portion of Texas from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) project. The map includes towns, historic or notable sites, bodies of water, and other geologic features. Scale 1:24000
Date: 2012
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
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Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Aquilla Quadrangle

Description: Topographic map of a portion of Texas from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) project. The map includes towns, historic or notable sites, bodies of water, and other geologic features. Scale 1:24000
Date: 2012
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
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Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Blanton Quadrangle

Description: Topographic map of a portion of Texas from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) project. The map includes towns, historic or notable sites, bodies of water, and other geologic features. Scale 1:24000
Date: 2012
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
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Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Blum Quadrangle

Description: Topographic map of a portion of Texas from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) project. The map includes towns, historic or notable sites, bodies of water, and other geologic features. Scale 1:24000
Date: 2012
Creator: Geological Survey (U.S.)
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Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department