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 the... 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 discussion in... 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 then... 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
Irma Nicolás
Irma Nicolás

By Jenan Taha

Irma Nicolás is the daughter of a Mexican-American media pioneer. Her father, Raoul Cortez Sr., founded the country's first full-time Spanish-language radio station and went on to start a Spanish-language television... Read More

Laura Barberena
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 a Dean... 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
Jose Enrique Souto
Jose Souto

One day in December of 1960, José E. Souto ran into a friend as he was walking in the downtown Miami area. “I just ran into your dad,” the friend said. “My dad? No, my family is in Cuba,” Souto replied. The friend said, “No, no. They... Read More

Maggie Rivas Rodriguez
Mario Lewis
Mario Lewis
Political & Civic Engagement

In high school in El Paso, TX, Mario Lewis was told to forget college, that he “could not compete with Anglos,” recalled Lewis, a Mexican American. But others saw promise in Lewis as he became active in the Junior League of United Latin... Read More