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[Letter from Albert Thomas to John J. Herrera - 1955-01-16]

Description: Letter from Albert Thomas, Chairman, Independent Offices Appropriations Committee to John J. Herrera, acknowledging Herrera's invitation to visit the new home of LULAC at 3004 Bagby, Houston, Texas. Regarding Herrera's request of a memento of the Liberty ships, Thomas says he will refer it to the Maritime Administration, and Thomas will let Herrera know their response.
Date: January 16, 1955
Creator: Thomas, Albert, 1898-1966
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from John J. Herrera to T. W. "Buckshot" Lane - 1955-12-21]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter sent in response to Sheriff T. W. "Buckshot" Lane, assuring him of John J. Herrera's support for Culp Krueger for State Senate. Herrera goes on to say that he feels Krueger is "missing the boat" with Texas Latinos by not helping their mutual friend Abel Cisneros, going on at length about Cisneros's virtues and the unfairness of his situation.
Date: December 21, 1955
Creator: Herrera, John J.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from T. W. "Buckshot" Lane to John J. Herrera - 1955-12-28]

Description: Letter from T. W. "Buckshot" Lane to John J. Herrera promising to work on Krueger with regards to his program and Abel Cisneros. Lane also says he will be taking a job with furniture manufacturers and work West Texas as his territory, though he is considering making a bid for Representative one more time. Lane mentions that the lack of money in politics was a large contribution to the end of his political career.
Date: December 28, 1955
Creator: Lane, T. W.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Transcript of recorded conversation between O. B. Ellis and George Ramirez]

Description: Transcript copy of a recorded conversation between O. B. Ellis and George Ramirez. on July 5, 1955 between O. B. Ellis, General Manager of the Texas Prison System, and George Ramirez, #129694. Ellis questioned Ramirez about his involvement in the federal lawsuit filed against the Prison System. Document is to certify that the content is true and correct. Last page does not contain signature from Ramirez and is not notarized.
Date: July 13, 1955
Creator: Ellis, O. B.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Defendants' Motion to Dismiss and Complaint for Injunction and Damages, Ben Rios, et. al. vs O.B. Ellis, et. al. - 1955-07-18]

Description: Document notifying John J. Herrera that the Assistant Attorney General of Texas, Will D. Davis, had filed a Motion to Dismiss. The motion was made due to the named plaintiffs not authorizing John J. Herrera to file suit on their behalf. From the case Ben Rios, Mateo Camarillo, George Ramirez, Abraham Rios and Ernesto Langoria, vs. O. B. Ellis, as Manager of the Texas Prison System; French M. Robertson, Walter W. Cardwell, B. A. Stufflebeme, Rev. George Beto, Fred W. Shield, H. E. Treichler, H. H. Coffield, Warren S. Bellows and Henry S. Paulus, Members of the Prison Board; John Doe I through John Doe V, defendants.
Date: July 18, 1955
Creator: Davis, Will D.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Transcript of recorded conversation between O. B. Ellis and Abraham Rios - 1955-07-05]

Description: Transcript copy of a recorded conversation between Mr. Ellis and Abraham Rios on July 5, 1955. Document was to certify that the content was true and correct. Last page did not contain a signature from Mr. Rios and was not notarized.
Date: July 5, 1955
Creator: Ellis, O. B.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Ralph Yarborough to Hector P. Garcia - 1955-04-19]

Description: Letter from Ralph Yarborough explaining to Dr. Hector P. Garcia a Democratic publication in the Dallas area called The White Rocker and the need for pro-Democratic writings and Spanish-language publications. Yarborough asks Garcia to explore possibilities for such in the Corpus Christi area, Nueces County, or other areas of Texas. The letter was also sent to some other publishers of Spanish-language newspapers in the state.
Date: April 19, 1955
Creator: Yarborough, Ralph Webster, 1903-1996
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Legal agreement of private donation received from Felix Tijerina to the League of United Latin American Citizens]

Description: Legal agreement of private donation received from Felix Tijerina to the League of United Latin American Citizens to Sponsor a Road Show and Dance by Gonzalo Moya. This document was written to detail and elaborate on a monetary donation received from Felix Tijerina, Texas Regional Governor of the League of United Latin American Citizens, to organize and fund a Road Show and Dance for the purpose of raising funds for an Educational Program.
Date: March 1, 1955
Creator: Tijerina, Felix, 1905-1965
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Council 188 from Rosenberg, Texas to John J. Herrera - 1955-01-03]

Description: Letter from Council 188 from Rosenberg, Texas to John J. Herrera. Elias Guerrero, Chairman, Carlos M. Garcia, and Marcos Reyes cordially requesting Herrera's presence as a speaker at the Annual Banquet and appointment of new officers on January 9, 1955. Council 188's event was to take place at the county fairgrounds of Rosenberg, Fort Bend County, Texas.
Date: March 1, 1955
Creator: Guerrero, Elias
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from F.A. Hernandez to Frank M. Pinedo - 1955-02-03]

Description: Letter from F.A. Hernandez, President of League of United Latin American Citizens Council Number 132, to Frank M. Pinedo, asking Pinedo to please "absolve Council No. 132 publicly of any connotation of guilt" in relation to a crime committed by LULAC Council No. 8. According to the letter, LULAC Council 8 Lodge was raided by the Texas Liquor Board, which found the operation of an open saloon at the LULAC lodge. This resulted in a "flow of bad publicity" as well as being "subjected to considerable embarrassment and criticism." Hernandez calls on Pinedo to take swift and "stern corrective measures" to resolve the matter of Council No. 8 to bring order and stability back to other LULAC councils as well as Council No. 132. "We cannot sacrifice our past accomplishments and future goals, because a few deviate from the only known course leading toward our Aims and Purposes."
Date: February 3, 1955
Creator: Hernandez, F.A.
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter to John J. Herrera - 1955-02-15]

Description: Letter to John J. Herrera, from unspecific League of United Latina American Citizens source, dated February 15, 1955, in regards to the declaration by the Supreme Council that the offices of the National Organizer and the National Chaplain are vacant and inactive. The author of the letter states "I hope that the action taken by the Supreme Council will not keep you from working very closely with me on LULAC matters [...] I would like to appoint you as a Chairman of a National Committee to study ways and means of increasing the educational opportunities that are available to persons of Spanish extraction."
Date: February 15, 1955
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library

[Letter from Albert Armendariz to Frank M. Pinedo - 1955-02-17]

Description: Onionskin paper carbon copy of letter from Albert Armendariz, League of United Latin American Citizens National Officer, to Frank M. Pinedo, stating that Armendariz no longer wishes to be National Officer of LULAC due to unfair acts committed against members of LULAC. The letter outlines the impeachment of John J. Herrera and David Longoria and mentions the action taken against the LULAC lodge. "It is no longer safe to act on behalf of the Lulac Organization, for the danger of impeachment without a hearing will menace our every action or inaction [...] it pains me greatly to know that our Organization, the Supreme Council, would be guilty of condemning without an opportunity to be heard."
Date: February 17, 1955
Creator: Armendariz, Albert
Partner: Houston Metropolitan Research Center at Houston Public Library