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Reform Government in Dallas 1927-1940

Description: In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries Progressive reformers attacked the problem of corruption and lack of efficiency in city government. Reform groups in individual cities banded together in the National Municipal League and, because they believed that partisan politics were the root of the problem, attempted to devise a system which would remove politics from municipal government. Their work culminated in the introduction of the city manager, or as it is often called council-manager, form of city government. Under this plan, which closely resembles the organization of a business corporation, the elected council would serve as a board of directors and the city manager as the operating head of city government. Reformers hoped that by taking the day-to-day decisions out of the hands of elected officials and placing them in the hands of a professionally trained manager they might remove the stigma of corruption and partisanship from city government and promote efficiency. Whether this plan as it was originally conceived was or was not successful in Dallas is the subject of this thesis.
Date: August 1971
Creator: Hollingsworth, Ann Prather
Partner: UNT Libraries

[News Clip: Fielding]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story. The story aired at 6pm.
Date: June 26, 1996, 6:00 p.m.
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: FW zoo]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story. This story aired at 10 P.M.
Date: October 6, 1987
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: Lipscomb]

Description: Video footage from the NBC 5 television station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story. This story aired at 10 P.M.
Date: January 26, 1999
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Cue Sheet and Script: Sound Tax]

Description: Cue sheet from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas providing information about a news story that was taped ahead of the broadcast, including the clips' run time, phrase to cue the end of the recording, and other relevant information. The script for the story is attached after the cover page.
Date: November 30, 1967
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: Pay raises]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story. This story aired at 5 P.M.
Date: April 2, 1981
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: FW Worth cable]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story. This story aired at 5 P.M.
Date: March 17, 1981
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: FW bonds]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story. This story aired at 5 P.M.
Date: February 23, 1982
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: FW council V/O]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story. This story aired at 6:00 P. M.
Date: March 23, 1982
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Footage of Lori Palmer winning the run-off election]

Description: Video footage clip from channel 8 covering Lori Palmer's victory over incumbent Paul Fielding in Dallas' City Council run-off election. William H. "Bill" Nelson, Jr. is highlighted as a candidate for place 2. Incumbent Paul Fielding and Lori Palmer, executive director of the North Texas Food Bank, are also highlighted. The race ended in a run-off between Fielding and Palmer, with Lori Palmer winning in a 58%-42% run-off upset. Video housed on Bill Nelson's Dallas City Council Election 1985 DVD.
Date: 1985
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Footage of Ann Brown and Charlotte Taft discussing Bill Nelson]

Description: Video footage clip from channel 27 of Ann Brown interviewing Charlotte Taft, a member of the Dallas Area Women's Political Caucus, who endorsed Bill Nelson for City Council. William H. "Bill" Nelson, Jr. is highlighted as a candidate for place 9. Incumbent Jerry Rucker wins the seat. 1987 Dallas mayoral candidates are also highlighted. Video housed on Bill Nelson's Dallas City Council Election 1987 DVD.
Date: 1987
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Footage of run-off election coverage]

Description: Video footage clip from channel 8 covering the run-off election. William H. "Bill" Nelson, Jr. is highlighted as a candidate for place 2. Incumbent Paul Fielding and Lori Palmer, executive director of the North Texas Food Bank, are also highlighted. The race ended in a run-off between Fielding and Palmer, with Lori Palmer winning in a 58%-42% run-off upset. Video housed on Bill Nelson's Dallas City Council Election 1985 DVD.
Date: unknown
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Footage of Lori Palmer, Bill Nelson, and Joe May on the Dallas Jackson Show aka Rappin With Jack]

Description: Video footage clip of 1985 Dallas City Council candidates Bill Nelson, Lori Palmer, and Joe May appearing on the Dallas talk show The Dallas Jackson Show aka Rappin With Jack. William H. "Bill" Nelson, Jr. is highlighted as a candidate for place 2. Incumbent Paul Fielding and Lori Palmer, executive director of the North Texas Food Bank, are also highlighted. The race ended in a run-off between Fielding and Palmer, with Lori Palmer winning in a 58%-42% run-off upset. Video housed on Bill Nelson's Dallas City Council Election 1985 DVD.
Date: 1985
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Footage of Lori Palmer and Paul Fielding at the Press Club of Dallas]

Description: Video footage clip from a news story about Lori Palmer and Paul Fielding appearing at the Dallas Press Club and making statements in preparation for their upcoming run-off election. William H. "Bill" Nelson, Jr. is highlighted as a candidate for place 2. Incumbent Paul Fielding and Lori Palmer, executive director of the North Texas Food Bank, are also highlighted. The race ended in a run-off between Fielding and Palmer, with Lori Palmer winning in a 58%-42% run-off upset.
Date: unknown
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Ready to Run: Fort Worth's Mexicans in Search of Representation, 1960-2000

Description: This dissertation analyzes Fort Worth's Mexican community from 1960 to 2000 while considering the idea of citizenship through representation in education and politics. After establishing an introductory chapter that places the research in context with traditional Chicano scholarship while utilizing prominent ideas and theories that exist within Modern Imperial studies, the ensuing chapter looks into the rise of Fort Worth's Mexican population over the last four decades of the twentieth century. Thereafter, this work brings the attention to Mexican education in Fort Worth beginning in the 1960s and going through the end of the twentieth century. This research shows some of the struggles Mexicans encountered as they sought increased representation in the classroom, on the school board, and within other areas of the Fort Worth Independent School District. Meanwhile, Mexicans were in direct competition with African Americans who also sought increased representation while simultaneously pushing for more aggressive integration efforts against the wishes of Mexican leadership. Subsequently, this research moves the attention to political power in Fort Worth, primarily focusing on the Fort Worth city council. Again, this dissertation begins in the 1960s after the Fort Worth opened the election of the mayor to the people of Fort Worth. No Mexican was ever elected to city council prior to the rise of single-member districts despite several efforts by various community leaders. Chapter V thus culminates with the rise of single-member districts in 1977 which transitions the research to chapter VI when Mexicans were finally successful in garnering political representation on the city council. Finally, Chapter VII concludes the twentieth century beginning with the rapid rise and fall of an organization called Hispanic 2000, an organization that sought increased Mexican representation but soon fell apart because of differences of opinion. In concluding the research, the final chapter provides an evaluation of ...
Date: August 2017
Creator: Martinez, Peter Charles
Partner: UNT Libraries