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Norquest By Sandra Salinas
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The Norquest family immigrated to their farm site in 1925 as part of a larger wave of Midwestern immigrants to the Lower Rio Grande Valley. At the turn of the twentieth century, the Valley also... More > experienced an influx of Mexican migrants in search of opportunity and work. They joined their Mexican-American counterparts laboring as agricultural workers on the farms of Anglos and Texas-Mexicans. Some of these individuals found their way onto the Norquest farm site. This multidisciplinary report posits a nuanced way of looking at human-land interaction on a farmsite in South Texas, where racial and class conflict existed, but where, in certain pockets of exception, people from culturally different backgrounds came together to labor and laugh in order to make ends meet.< Less
Norquest - Hard Copy By Lupe Flores
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Where does history begin? In the Lower Rio Grande Valley (LRGV) history began more than one hundred centuries ago during the Pleistocene epoch with the native Coahuiltecans as they roamed an open... More > land. Beginning in 1749, the region was incorporated as a new agricultural and ranching colony in New Spain. A hundred and fifty years later—with the introduction of irrigation and railroads—the LRGV began a century of commercial agriculture. It was in this latter period that Peter Norquest and his family found a new home in the region. This book, based on research conducted by UTPA student in the CHAPS Program, chronicles how the land was changed over the past ten thousand years, and tells the story of the Norquest family's contributions to the history of the region.< Less
Norquest Family - paperback By Lupe Flores
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Where does history begin? In the Lower Rio Grande Valley (LRGV) history began more than one hundred centuries ago during the Pleistocene epoch with the native Coahuiltecans as they roamed an open... More > land. Beginning in 1749, the region was incorporated as a new agricultural and ranching colony in New Spain. A hundred and fifty years later—with the introduction of irrigation and railroads—the LRGV began a century of commercial agriculture. It was in this latter period that Peter Norquest and his family found a new home in the region. This book, based on research conducted by UTPA student in the CHAPS Program, chronicles how the land was changed over the past ten thousand years, and tells the story of the Norquest family's contributions to the history of the region.< Less
Border Lust & Brujeria: Cantos of a Tejano Beat Poet By Hector Gomez
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Border Lust & Brujeria: Cantos of a Tejano Beat Poet is a collection of poems that chronicle the spiritual struggles of love, lust, witchcraft and life along the Texas/Mexico border.
The Cantu Family: A Porciõn of Edinburg By Jenarae Alaniz
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The Cantú family settled in Edinburg, Texas, in the early 1920s and have since developed a thriving produce and trucking business providing crops to markets in the Rio Grande Valley, Houston,... More > and even up further north to the Midwestern states area. This report is the culmination of approximately 24 months of research, fieldwork, and revisions conducted beginning in the Fall of 2012 from a class of undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Texas-Pan American titled “Rediscovering the Rio Grande Valley” under the direction of a multidisciplinary faculty of anthropologists, archaeologists, biologists, geographers, geologists, and historians. This is the story of one of the many Mexican American farming families that settled in the Rio Grande region after escaping Mexico’s Revolution (1910-1920).< Less
Fun N Sun Then N Now By The Writers Group at Fun N Sun
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Readers of Fun N Sun Then N Now will envy the lifestyle of the more than 2,000 seniors who live it up at Fun N Sun every year. Filled with stories and pictures, this fun-to-read book traces the deep... More > south Texas roots of this friendly RV resort from its beginnings in 1967 to the exciting, popular destination it continues to be today.< Less
Ghost Leagues: Minor League Baseball in South Texas By Noe Torres
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From 1910 to 1977, the remote and rugged area of South Texas along the Rio Grande River was a hotbed of minor league baseball activity. Introduced by soldiers stationed along the Texas-Mexico border... More > in the late 1800s, the sport flourished among the mostly Hispanic population. Eleven minor leagues once competed in the sunny ballparks along the Rio Grande. Today, of all those leagues and teams, only memories remain. This book recaptures the glory days of these ghost leagues, and one can almost hear the cheers of the crowds from stadiums long since vanished. REVIEWS: Torres' research makes the history of South Texas baseball spring to life and catch his readers by the throat, like pro baseball players in a heated argument. - McAllen Monitor. / The memory-stabbing new book ... brings many characters and odd events to life. Winners and sinners alike, Torres salutes and immortalizes. – Festiva Magazine.< Less
Baseball's First Mexican-American Star: The Amazing Story of Leo Najo By Noe Torres
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Long before minority players became an accepted part of professional baseball in the United States, a blazing-fast Mexican-American outfielder named Leo Najo rose to national prominence. Overcoming... More > great personal adversity and the racial prejudice of the day, he transformed himself into one of the greatest players of the early 20th century. When Najo debuted in 1924 with the San Antonio Bears of the Class A Texas League, he electrified standing room only crowds with his incredible speed and astonishing outfield catches. After Najo was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in 1925, the Washington Post called him one of the greatest baseball players of all time. His meteoric rise to stardom opened the doors of professional baseball for the many outstanding Hispanic players that have since followed. Selected a 2006 Book of the Year.< Less
From the Tree By Juventino Manzano
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From the Tree contains 25 years of writing; what I consider to be my more worthwhile of being-passed-on-poetry. This collection contains poetry from various segments of my life spanning from the age... More > of 19 to 44 and it has been, to paraphrase the Grateful Dead, a long strange trip. I have gone from being 19 and knowing all, to being 44 and knowing little. It is interesting that people, aside from the self, make life so interesting and many of you that have known me throughout this time period will see yourself in these words. This work is for all of you.< Less
Puro Corazon Poems By Blanca Alanis
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A Mexican-American poeta, nacida en México. In 2008, she fulfilled her dream of opening the first Spanish bilingual bookstore in Houston with a goal to make more Spanish books accessible. She... More > worked closely with her community to promote literacy, arts, and Mexican-American culture. Many of Houston’s well-known poets, authors, and artists exhibited their work at Heights Books-Libros. Blanca’s first work was published by Boundless 2010, The Rio Grande Valley International Poetry Festival. Houston’s El Pueblo Newspaper published several of her Spanish poems. Puro Corazon is a collection of Spanish and English poetry. Blanca is inspired by Mother Earth and the joys and struggles of life. Blanca is a co-organizer for the Houston’s Word Around Town WAT Poetry Tour. She is also a spoken word performer and an artisan who is very active in the arts community. She currently resides in Houston with her familia.< Less