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Texas Attorney General Opinion: KP-0151

Description: Document issued by the Office of the Attorney General of Texas in Austin, Texas, providing an interpretation of Texas law. It provides the opinion of the Texas Attorney General, Ken Paxton, regarding a legal question submitted for clarification: Application of section 552.1175 of the Government Code to reports filed with the Texas Ethics Commission that by statute must be made available to the public (RQ-0144-KP).
Date: June 13, 2017
Creator: Texas. Attorney-General's Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Texas Attorney General Opinion: KP-0152

Description: Document issued by the Office of the Attorney General of Texas in Austin, Texas, providing an interpretation of Texas law. It provides the opinion of the Texas Attorney General, Ken Paxton, regarding a legal question submitted for clarification: Application of section 571.140 of the Government Code to sworn complaints filed with the Texas Ethics Commission when those complaints become the subject of litigation (RQ-0145-KP).
Date: June 13, 2017
Creator: Texas. Attorney-General's Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Texas Attorney General Opinion: KP-0153

Description: Document issued by the Office of the Attorney General of Texas in Austin, Texas, providing an interpretation of Texas law. It provides the opinion of the Texas Attorney General, Ken Paxton, regarding a legal question submitted for clarification: Whether charitable. organizations may conduct raffles that award alcoholic beverages as the prize (RQ-0146-KP).
Date: June 13, 2017
Creator: Texas. Attorney-General's Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oral History Interview with Jon Holmes, June 13, 2016

Description: Jon Holmes was born in Lubbock and grew up in a farm near the city while being educated in Lubbock’s school system. He graduated from Lubbock High School and later attended Texas Tech University. At Texas Tech, Holmes participated in the campus anti-Vietnam War Movement and in the underground student newspaper named The Catalyst. Because of his work, especially in pointing out racial discrimination in Lubbock within the The Catalyst, Holmes and his fellow student advocates faced police harassment and violence. Facing such oppression, he moved to New York where he began a successful writing career. He has published articles in numerous publications like the New York Times and has published two cultural history books.
Date: June 13, 2016
Creator: Wisely, Karen & Holmes, Jon
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Juan Chavez, June 13, 2016

Description: Juan Chávez was born in Colorado of ethnic Mexicans. As a young child, his father died and his family moved from a Colorado mining town to Muleshoe, Texas. In Muleshoe, Chávez remembers facing discrimination and African American children having to go to an African American school. He, as most other ethnic Mexican children in Muleshoe at the time, left school after seventh grade and began working. As a young man, he joined Chicanos Unidos Campesinos, a Muleshoe organization. He also helped lead the Raza Unida Party in the Southern Plains of Texas. He was also a part of the Brown Berets, the UFW, and the Texas Farmworkers Union. He attended demonstrations and marches in various cities like San Antonio, El Paso, Austin, and Washington D.C. with this various parties/groups/organizations. Chavez became the first Mexican American Muleshoe city council member and later the first Mexican American Bailey County Commissioner.
Date: June 13, 2016
Creator: Chavez, Juan; Wisely, Karen & Zapata, Joel
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Maria Jimenez, June 13, 2016

Description: Maria Jiménez was born in Coahuila, Mexico in 1957. Having grown-up in a political household, she would migrate to Houston at the age of six. Jiménez discusses Mexican American segregation in Magnolia Park and how that experience shaped her youth activism. She also discusses her involvement in the Young Democrats, the University of Houston Mexican American Youth Organization, her bid for state representative against Ben Reyes under the Raza Unida ticket, and the Dixiecrats. Jiménez also addresses fights for gender equality in the Texas Chicana/o Movement, Black and Brown collaboration, and her participation in labor movements in Mexico. Lastly, she talks about her life-long dedication to immigrant and human rights.
Date: June 13, 2016
Creator: Enriquez, Sandra; Rodriguez, Samantha & Jimenez, Maria
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Raul Valdez on June 13, 2016.

Description: Mr. Valdez grew up in Del Rio, but also spent time in California and San Antonio. While attending high school in Del Rio, he and his rock band were involved in the Palm Sunday rally. He was later drafted into the military and sent to Vietnam. Mr. Vasquez attended A&I, where he honed his art and took part in activism. Throughout the interview, Mr. Valdez talks about the role of art (visual arts and music) in Chicano activism.
Date: June 13, 2016
Creator: Arionus, Steve & Valdez, Raul
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Reynaldo Rodriguez, June 13, 2016

Description: Reynaldo Rodriguez was born in 1947 in Corpus Christi. He discusses growing up in Corpus and briefly shared his Vietnam War experience and how it took him to Alaska. Upon being discharged from the military, he attends Del Mar College and decides to attend the University of Houston. Mr. Rodriguez discusses his activism during college in MAYO, the struggle to create the Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS), and the painting of the UH Chicano Mural. He also discusses his involvement in LRUP and the founding of Centro Aztlan in the East End.
Date: June 13, 2016
Creator: Enriquez, Sandra; Rodriguez, Samantha & Rodriguez, Reynaldo
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library

Oral History Interview with Robert Shankle, June 13, 2016

Description: Robert Shankle grew up in Lufkin and spent many years in the military. He returned to Lufkin to work with his parents business. He decided to run for city council and has served in that capacity for several years. He has been instrumental in the founding of IMPACT Lufkin, which is attempting to revitalize North Lufkin, the traditionally African-American part of town. Mr. Shankle discussed his early life in Lufkin in the 1970s, his time in the military, his return to Lufkin, his decision to run for city council, his time on the council, and the challenges facing the African-American community
Date: June 13, 2016
Creator: May, Meredith; Howard, Jasmin & Shankle, Robert
Partner: TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library