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    • Sakowitz, Robert

    • Sakowitz, Robert, 1938-; Businessmen--Texas--Houston--Interviews; Retail trade--Texas--Houston; Sakowitz Department Store -- History; Family-owned business enterprises -- Texas -- History; Oral histories
    • 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.
    • Castillo, Raul

    • Castillo, Raul -- Interviews ; Mexican Americans -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; Local transit -- Texas -- Houston -- Affirmative action programs -- City of Houston -- Texas -- Discrimination in employment -- City of Houston -- Texas.
    • From San Antonio, Texas, Raul Castillo worked for the City of Houston in the Affirmative Division. His interest in the Mass Transit problems in Houston goes back in 1970, when he tried to delve into the problems of the bus system. He was the Media...
    • Ayala, Hector

    • Ayala, Hector--Interviews ; Mexican American Social Workers--Texas--Houston ; Juvenile delinquency ; Oral histories
    • Born in Virginia, Hector Ayala is from Mexico City. His education was partly in Mexico and partly in USA. Graduating from the University of Kansas, he got his PhD in Developmental Psychology in May 1975. His research was in developing...
    • Foster, Charles

    • Foster, Charles, 1941-; Lawyers -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Emigration and immigration -- United States; Houston (Tex.) -- Population; Oral histories
    • Immigration lawyer Charles Foster describes his law career in Houston. He talks about some of the events that shaped his life and discusses one of his most famous cases.
    • Hofheinz, Mayor Fred

    • Hofheinz, Fred, 1938-; Hofheinz, Roy Mark, 1912-; Mayors -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews; Texas -- Houston -- Politics and government; Oral histories
    • In this interview, former Houston Mayor Fred Hofheinz discusses the political scene in Houston during the 1970s; accomplishments during his administration as mayor of the city; African American community social and political aspects; minorities'...
    • Noriega, Rick

    • Noriega, Richard Joel "Rick"; Legislators--Texas--Interviews; Texas--Politics and government; Houston (Tex.)--Politics and government; Oral histories
    • 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...
    • Smith, Gerald

    • Smith, Gerald--Interviews ; African American bankers--Texas--Houston ; Investment bankers ; Minority business enterprises--Texas--Houston ; Oral histories
    • Native Houstonian Gerald Smith discusses how he grew up to be chairman, CEO and co-founder of Smith, Graham & Co. Investment Advisors -- one of the nation's largest minority owned institutional investment managers.
    • Falls, Bob

    • Falls, Bob -- Interviews ; Ministers -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews ; Metropolitan Community Church ; Gay rights ; Gays -- Catholic Church ; Homosexuality, religious aspects -- Catholic church -- Interviews ; Clergy -- Church, Minorities --...
    • An advocate of the rights of homosexuals in Church and in marriage, Reverend Bob Falls is the Pastor of Metropolitan Community Church in Houston. Before coming to Houston in 1975, he served as a District Coordinator for the states of Texas,...
    • Heard, Jack, (1918-2005)

    • Heard, Jack--Interviews ; Sheriffs--Texas--Harris County ; Police Chiefs--Texas--Houston--Interviews ; Police professionalization ; Police women--Houston--Texas ; Oral histories
    • Jack Heard earned many historic firsts during his career. He served both as Houston Police Chief and Harris County Chief. He advocated and promoted college education and updated professional training for all officers. His many firsts,included...
    • Holcombe, Oscar

    • Holcombe, Oscar, 1888-1968--Interviews ; Mayors--Texas--Houston ; Mayors--Election ; Radio addresses, debates, etc. ; Thomas, Albert, 1898-1966 ; Oral histories
    • A collection of radio addresses from Mayor Oscar Holcombe. Mayor Holcombe gave some of these radio addresses in 1940 during his re-election campaign. He spoke about the achievements of the Holcombe Administration and the proposed projects...
    • Parker, Mayor Annise

    • Annise Parker, 1956- -- Interviews; Mayors -- Houston -- Interviews; Lesbians in politics.
    • Mayor Annise Parker served in the Houston City Council from 1998 to 2003, and City Controller from 2004 to 2009. Born in Houston, and graduating from Rice University in 1974, she worked in the oil and gas industry for 20 years. Mayor Annise Parker...
    • Hershey, Terry

    • Hershey, Terry -- Interviews; Environmentalists -- Texas -- Interviews; Nature conservation.
    • Born in Fort Worth, Texas, Terry Hershey's interest in the environment contributed to making her an advocate for the conservation of nature. Her venture into the parks and recreation field, fighting against destroying vegetation,led her to raise...
    • McLane, Drayton

    • McLane, Drayton (1936-)-- Interviews; Entrepreneurs -- Houston -- Texas --Interviews; Houston Astros (Baseball team)
    • Born in Cameron, Texas, Drayton McLane Jr., followed his father's footsteps in learning various aspects of the wholesale grocery business. Having an MBA in marketing, he moved into management and became the CEO and Chairman of the McLane Company in...
    • Wilson, Welcome

    • Wilson, Welcome; Businessmen -- Texas -- Houston -- Interviews
      Houston (Tex.) -- History -- Anecdotes; Businessmen -- Texas -- Houston -- Biography; Oral histories
    • Businessmen Welcome Wilson has served as Assistant Director of Civil Defense for the city of Houston; assistant to former Mayor Roy Hofheinz; State Director for the Defense Mobilization headquarters in Denton, Texas; and real estate and financial...

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