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Eleven Days in Hell: the 1974 Carrasco Prison Siege in Huntsville, Texas

Description: From one o’clock on the afternoon of July 24, 1974, until shortly before ten o’clock the night of August 3, eleven days later, one of the longest hostage-taking sieges in the history of the United States took place in Texas’s Huntsville State Prison. The ringleader, Federico (Fred) Gomez Carrasco, the former boss of the largest drug-running operation in south Texas, was serving life for assault with intent to commit murder on a police officer. Using his connections to smuggle guns and ammunition into the prison, and employing the aid of two other inmates, he took eleven prison workers and four inmates hostage in the prison library. Demanding bulletproof helmets and vests, he planned to use the hostages as shields for his escape. Negotiations began immediately with prison warden H. H. Husbands and W. J. Estelle, Jr., Director of the Texas Department of Corrections. The Texas Rangers, the Department of Public Safety, and the FBI arrived to assist as the media descended on Huntsville. When one of the hostages suggested a moving structure of chalkboards padded with law books to absorb bullets, Carrasco agreed to the plan. The captors entered their escape pod with four hostages and secured eight others to the moving barricade. While the target was en route to an armored car, Estelle had his team blast it with fire hoses. In a violent end to the standoff, Carrasco committed suicide, one of his two accomplices was killed (the other later executed), and two hostages were killed by their captors.
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Date: August 15, 2004
Creator: Harper, William T.
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Folk Art in Texas

Description: This volume of the Publications of the Texas Folklore Society contains information about popular folk art of Texas, including basket weaving, hat-making, yard art, sculptures, murals, cemetery art, quilt-making, tattoo art, and other miscellaneous folk art. The index begins on page 198.
Date: 2017
Creator: Abernethy, Francis Edward
Partner: UNT Press

[News Clip: Walker Plane]

Description: B-roll video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story. This story aired at 10pm.
Date: September 4, 1988
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Prison]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about grand juries from all around the state visiting the Huntsville Prison.
Date: June 13, 1956
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Huntsville]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the annual prison rodeo at Huntsville that will be funded to the prisoners rehabilitation fund.
Date: December 25, 1963
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: City council]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about residents who appear the city council to protest the widening of Yucca Sreet in Riverside
Date: December 15, 1961
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Convicts give up, return to cells]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the end of a strike by inmates at Huntsville State Prison after officials refuse to feed them three meals a day instead of only two.
Date: April 14, 1955
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Rodeo]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the final performance that Dizzy Dean participated in the rodeo at Huntsville.
Date: October 28, 1963
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Mrs. Doswell is taken to prison]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the departure of Mrs. Rebecca Doswell from Dallas County Jail to Huntsville Prison after being sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of her husband.
Date: May 24, 1953
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Annual Meeting of the Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution, 1979

Description: Program for the 83rd annual meeting of the Texas Society Sons of the American Revolution, held from March 16 through the 17, 1979 at the Institute of Contempoary Corrections & The Behavioral Sciences in Hunstville, Texas, including a list of sessions for the meeting and related information about the organization and conference. The meeting was called to order by President Richard L. Denham in Rooms 208-209 of the Institute.
Date: March 1979
Creator: Sons of the American Revolution. Texas Society.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Sam's house]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the home of General Sam Houston deteriorating due to thousands of people visiting the home annually and little money from the state being appropriated for its upkeep.
Date: January 15, 1954
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Sculptor]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Louis Bartolome Somoza, who is helping with refurbishment of the sculpture at the Sam Houston Grave, in Oakwood Cemetery, in Huntsville; Argentine sculptor Somoza has volunteered his time and skills, and is replacing the broken off toes of Houston from the granite sculpture on the grave.
Date: November 21, 1964
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Guerillas]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about members of the Sam Houston State Teachers College ROTC being taught anti-insurgency tactics by Captain John McCord, who had served in Vietnam for a year.
Date: December 8, 1963
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: New freeway]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the new freeway that was opened in Riverside.
Date: February 21, 1964
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Schoolboy gridders flying to Alaska]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the Hornets football team of Huntsville High School traveling to Anchorage, Alaska, to play the city's high school football team.
Date: September 14, 1955
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Malloy leaves to start prison term]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the transfer of convicted murderer Carl George Malloy from Tarrant County Jail to Huntsville State Prison. Malloy was found guilty of murdering his infant son and sentenced to 99 years in prison.
Date: January 19, 1955
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Prison rodeo]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about prisoners in the Huntsville prison performing in a rodeo every weekend in the month of October.
Date: October 2, 1960
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Prison strike]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about prisoners going on strike at Eastham prison farm north of Huntsville.
Date: May 28, 1958
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections