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The Bell Ringer

Description: This is the story of Victor Rodriguez, star track athlete and San Antonio educator. From his earliest days in South Texas in the 1940s he broke many barriers. As a football player and track star he set records and won trophies at Edna High School, at Victoria College, and at North Texas State College. At each stage of his education, he often found himself the only Mexican American in his group. He developed his sports prowess from nine years of early morning running to the church in Edna, to ring the bell before Mass. He earned the first Hispanic scholarships as an athlete at both Victoria Junior College and North Texas State College. After graduating in 1955, he began a career in the San Antonio School District, ultimately retiring in 1994 after twelve years as Superintendent of the District. As a pioneer Mexican American educator in San Antonio, he brought dignity and respect to the people of the Westside, where he remains a role model today.
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Date: November 2021
Creator: Rodriguez, Victor
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Holiday lights on the San Antonio River Walk Bridge]

Description: Photograph of the San Antonio River Walk Bridge during Christmas time. The stone faced bridge crosses the river in the bottom portion of the photograph, decorated with a single string of lights. Lights have also been strung from trees to the left of the bridge. The Torch of Friendship statue is visible among buildings in the background.
Date: 2000-12~
Creator: Mallory, Randy
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Holiday lights at the San Antonio River Walk, 1]

Description: Photograph of the San Antonio River Walk during Christmas time. People sit at café tables lining the sidewalk outside of Casa Rio as a tour boat coasts down the river to their right. Lights have been strung from the trees above the river walk and on building structures to either side.
Date: 2000-12~
Creator: Mallory, Randy
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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South Texas Plazas

Description: Information page for an article about Hispanic plazas in South Texas that was published in the September 2002 issue of Texas Highways magazine.
Date: 2002-09~
Creator: Mallory, Randy
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[WWH: Pig Stand]

Description: Text about the Pig Stand, a drive-in restaurant chain established in 1921, that was published in the "When..." section of a September 1997 Texas Highways magazine article.
Date: 1997-09~
Creator: Mallory, Randy
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Panaderias resources]

Description: Resource list for an article about traditional Mexican bakeries that was published in the November 1994 issue of Texas Highways magazine.
Date: 1994-11~
Creator: Mallory, Randy
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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