OHMS Interviews

Subject Collection Story Interviewed By
Arnoldo Cantu Jr.
Arnoldo Cantu Jr.
Political & Civic Engagement

By: Voces Staff

Judge Arnoldo Cantu Jr. recounts events in his life that impacted him and South Texas. The interview takes place in Brownsville, Tx located in the Rio Grande Valley where Cantu currently serves as judge in... Read More

Yenibel Ruiz Mirabal
Diana Fernandez
Diana Fernandez
Political & Civic Engagement

Diana Fernandez was born in 1950 in Corpus Christi, Texas. She grew up in a newly developed, integrated neighbored designed to serve people working at the Navy base. Pursuing higher education was not a continuous topic of... Read More

Brittany Mendez
Eddie Cavazos Political & Civic Engagement

By: Voces Staff

Cavazos grew up in housing projects as a young boy, he describes it as a tight knit community. Growing up in this environment allowed him to experience different people with various personalities. Cavazos... Read More

Lynda Gonzalez
Federico Garza Jr.
Federico Garza Jr.
Political & Civic Engagement

By: Voces Staff

Federico Garza recalls his early childhood life. Garza grew up on a rural farm, seven miles north of Mission. He described his early life as selling tomatoes on the side of the road and getting into trouble... Read More

Chris Touma
Frederick Ted Von Ende
Frederick Ted Von Ende
Political & Civic Engagement

By: Voces Staff

In 1987, Frederick von Ende was a professor at Pan American University in South Texas. He was tapped by a group of University Presidents in South Texas to write a report highlighting educational disparities... Read More

Hwa Jin (Jina) Chung
Jaime Chahin
Jaime Chahin
Political & Civic Engagement

By: Voces Staff

Jaime Chahin is an advocate for educational equality in Texas. He was the lead witness in the LULAC v Richards case in 1987 that dealt with educational inequality in the South Texas/Border region. He is now... Read More

Jaime Palacios
Jaime Palacios
Political & Civic Engagement

By: Voces Staff

Jaime Palacios was the first of three children, born in San Juan, Texas on November 15, 1960, to Berta (Saenz) and Hector ‘Tito’ Palacios. From an early age, Palacios looked to his parents for guidance on... Read More

Julie Nacibe Gomez
Mark Escamilla
Mark Escamilla
Political & Civic Engagement

By: Voces Staff

Mark Escamilla, who is the current President of Del Mar Community College grew up in Corpus Christi and attended college there himself. When he was of college age, the court case LULAC v. Richards was in... Read More

Elizabeth Quinn Phelan
Norma Cantú
Norma Cantu
Political & Civic Engagement

By: Voces Staff

Born and raised in Brownsville Texas, Norma Cantú excelled in school despite coming from poverty. Thanks to her families emphasis on early education, Cantú skipped many grades, graduating college at the age... Read More

Mia Uhumwuangho
Stanley Bittinger
Stanley Bittinger
Political & Civic Engagement

By: Voces Staff

The main topic of this interview centered around professor Stanley Bittinger’s life during the chicano movement in South Texas, and the experiences he had working at Texas A&I University during this time... Read More

Alex Valdez