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The Local Administration of the War on Poverty with the Maximum Feasible Participation of the Poor; its Problems and Prospects: Community Action Program

Description: The present study examines the background of the Economic Opportunity Act in a local administrative structure. An extensive investigation is made of the Community Action Program of Laredo, Texas. The Community Action Program is a new approach which is still in the formative period and this receptive to constructive suggestions for change. Perhaps, it is hoped, this study will point the direction for such change, to the benefit of the long-run effectiveness of the poverty program as well as healthier interlocal relations.
Date: May 1969
Creator: Garza, Lorenzo
Partner: UNT Libraries

Kiln-Fired Glass in the Junior College Arts and Crafts Program

Description: The problem with which this investigation is concerned is the discovery of suitable uses for the enameling kiln in the arts and crafts program at the junior college level in the production of kiln-formed glass and the testing of methods and materials that will permit work of aesthetic merit at a nominal cost to the students and the school.
Date: August 1963
Creator: Buchanan, Robert Gordon
Partner: UNT Libraries

Life in Laredo: a Documentary History From the Laredo Archives

Description: Based on documents from the Laredo Archives, Life in Laredo shows the evolution and development of daily life in a town under the flags of Spain, Mexico, and the United States. Isolated on the northern frontier of New Spain and often forgotten by authorities far away, the people of Laredo became as grand as the river that flowed by their town and left an enduring legacy in a world of challenges and changes. Because of its documentary nature, Life in Laredo offers in sights into the nitty-gritty of the comings and goings of its early citizens not to be found elsewhere. Robert D. Wood, S.M., presents the first one hundred years of history and culture in Laredo up to the mid-nineteenth century, illuminating--with primary source evidence--the citizens' beliefs, cultural values, efforts to make a living, political seesawing, petty quarreling, and constant struggles against local Indians. He also details rebellious military and invading foreigners among the early settlers and later townspeople. Scholars and students of Texas and Mexican American history, as well as the Laredoans celebrating the 250th anniversary (in 2005) of Laredo's founding, will welcome this volume. "Although there have been a number of books on the history of Laredo, this particular study is far more thorough than any previous work. Life in Laredo is imaginatively organized, exceptionally well researched, and well written. No individual knows the Laredo Archives as well as Robert Wood, and his knowledge and understanding are readily evident. This book will be of interest to anyone studying the history of the Texas-Mexico border, Texas colonial history, or just Texas history in general."--Jerry D. Thompson, author of A Wild and Vivid Land: An Illustrated History of the South Texas Border and Laredo: A Pictorial History
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Date: March 15, 2004
Creator: Wood, Robert D.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Press

[News Script: Flood recedes: cleanup begins]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the flood waters of the Rio Grande receding and cleanup beginning. Five flooded counties were declared disaster areas by President Eisenhower.
Date: July 1, 1954
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Laredo parade]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a parade honoring George Washington in the border town of Laredo.
Date: February 24, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Flood]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about flooding in Laredo.
Date: June 30, 1954
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Flood]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the Rio Grande rising to dangerous levels, resulting in flooding of the surrounding areas.
Date: June 29, 1954
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Laredo citizens pray for rain]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a water shortage in south Texas that caused the Rio Grande to run dry and drastic rationing to be put into effect in Laredo.
Date: June 12, 1953
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Track]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about eight members of the Southern Methodist University track team traveling to Laredo to compete in the Border Olympics competition.
Date: March 8, 1956
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Flood]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about heavy rains in South Texas causing the Rio Grande and its tributaries to flood towns throughout the region, forcing evacuations.
Date: August 30, 1953
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Hecho en Tejas: Texas-Mexican Folk Arts and Crafts

Description: Book about Texas and Mexican folk arts and crafts, including paper crafts, quilting, weaving, sculpture, yard art, saddle-making, and other folk crafts. The index begins on page 349.
Date: 1991
Creator: Graham, Joe S.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Press

Oral History Interview with Angela Hale, November 20, 2014

Description: Interview with Angela Hale, managing partner of Red Media Group in Dallas, Texas. The interview includes discussion of her career in television news, political communication strategy, and ultimately starting her own business.
Date: November 20, 2014
Creator: Sigman, Ashlea
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism

The Best of Texas Folk and Folklore: 1916-1954

Description: This volume of the Publications of the Texas Folklore Society contains information about folklore in Texas and Mexico, including folk songs and ballads, ghost stories, Mexican animal tales, sermons, stories about games and celebrations, folklore of Texas plants, and information about folk remedies. The index begins on page 349.
Date: 1998
Creator: Texas Folklore Society
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Press

Backwoods to Border

Description: This volume of the Publications of the Texas Folklore Society contains information about folklore in Texas, including folk songs, ghost stories, Mexican animal tales, anecdotes about lawyers, folklore about Texas plants, riddles and miscellaneous legends. The index begins on page 225.
Date: 1943
Creator: Dobie, J. Frank (James Frank), 1888-1964
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Press