Governor Mark White came in very tough economic times. As Governor, he regulated the utility industry and cut the price of electricity. He raised taxes twice, to save schools, building roads and to provide services to people. He also raised the...
David Goldstein and Jill Jewitt interview former Mayor Louie Welch. Louie served as Mayor of the city of Houston from 1964 to 1973. Prior to that he served on the City council from 1950 to 1952, and then again from 1956 to 1962.
Tinsley, Eleanor, 1926-2009;
City council members -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews;
School integration -- Texas -- Houston -- History;
Houston Community College (Houston, Tex.) -- History;
School board presidents -- Texas -- Houston --...
Eleanor Tinsley talks about her years as president of the board of the Houston Independent School District, and as member of the city council.
She was involved in the school integration movement and was instrumental in the creation of the Houston...
Soliz, Roy--Interviews ; Mexican American political organizers--Texas--Houston--Interviews ; Oral histories
Roy Soliz was born in Houston where he graduated from Jefferson Davis High School and attended the University of Houston before fighting briefly in World War II. He was a well-known civic activist in the Hispanic, Mexican American, and Chicano...
Sakowitz, Robert, 1938-;
Sakowitz Department Store -- History;
Family-owned business enterprises -- Texas -- History;
Robert Sakowitz talks about his family business in Houston, the Sakowitz stores; about the city of Houston at the time the stores were established and developed; and the personalities he met while doing business.
Reyes, Augustina--Interviews ; Mexican American Educators--Texas Houston--Interviews ; Oral histories
Dr. Augustina Reyes speaks about her experiences as an educator in the city of Houston. She began her career by teaching community GED classes and later served on the Board of Education for Houston Independent School District. While serving in that...
Flores Neighborhood Library designed by Molina and Associates Architects and opened on November 4, 1982. The Reverend Patricio F. Flores, Archbishop of San Antonio, was active in programs for Houston's Hispanic community and the first...
In 1995 Hispanic businesswoman and social activist Carmen Orta was appointed by President Bill Clinton as a delegate to the White House Conference on Small Business. In this interview she talks about her family, the events that shaped her life,...
Noriega, Richard Joel "Rick";
Texas--Politics and government;
Houston (Tex.)--Politics and government;
Richard Joel "Nick" Noriega was first elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1998. Since then he has served 5 terms in this capacity. During hurricane Katrina Mayor Bill White requested his help to oversee the evacuee shelter operations...