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TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series 1 – Maps

Series 2 – City Council Materials

Series 3 - Photographs

Houston Public Library, Houston Metropolitan Research Center

Ben T. Reyes Papers MSS.0103



Descriptive Summary

Creator Reyes, Ben T.
Title: Ben T. Reyes Papers
Dates: Bulk, 1984-1988
Dates: 1970-2006, 1984-1988
Identification: MSS.0103
Quantity: 27.0 Linear feet, 26 record storage boxes, 2 document boxes
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library

Historical Note

This collection spans 1970-1988, a period from when U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War wound down and ended in 1973, until just before the peaceful collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989. People of color were struggling to obtain the civil rights granted in legislation from a decade ago and to extend their political and economic power. Demands were being made for a greater voice in government and the business, employment and services that the government offered. Domestically there was political turmoil at the national level. The Watergate scandal resulted in President Nixon’s 1974 resignation and the succession of Vice-President Gerald Ford who pardoned the former president. Dissatisfaction stemming from the pardon contributed to the election of Jimmy Carter, whose administration was blamed for double-digit inflation, an oil shortage crisis, and the Iranian hostage crisis. President Ronald Reagan was elected in 1984 to deal with those problems and seemed to bring some peace to the domestic scene.

The Vietnam War ended in 1975, and many Vietnamese war refugees settled in Houston, straining social services and increasing demands for low-level jobs, competing with other non-whites. On the local level, the oil crisis of the late 1970s helped to drive the oil boom, causing a Houston building explosion until the oil bust of 1982 deflated the boom into a significant retraction of Houston’s economy. The race in Houston to erect downtown office buildings to accommodate the oil boom ended with empty structures, failed banks, many foreclosed homes and considerable local unemployment. The City of Houston had to deal with declining revenues and forced layoffs. Houston’s economy began a gradual shift to technology, away from oil field equipment production. There was considerable mistrust of local police departments, who were suspected of suppression of non-white people by abuse of power, including unlawful killings and cover-ups.

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Biographical Note

Ben Torres Reyes, state and city lawmaker, was born on February 16, 1947, in Burton, Texas. After serving three years in the Marine Corps, 1966-1969, with a tour of duty in Vietnam during the War, Reyes was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1972, representing District 89 (D), and then won reelection three times, receiving over 96% of the vote in 1976. He served on the Labor, Human Resources, Reapportionment, and Judicial Affairs committees, was vice chairman of the Liquor Regulation Committee and chaired the Rules Committee. He attended the University of Houston and Texas Southern University in 1977. After completing four terms in the House he was elected in 1979 to Houston City Council, representing District I, and served for sixteen years, leaving because of term limitations. He became well known for tearing down abandoned houses, which had become havens for illegal activities. His efforts in this area were sometimes controversial. His 1992 run for Congress fell short by 180 votes out of 30,000.

Hispanic groups are represented in the Ben T. Reyes collection by such organizations as LULAC, the United Farm Workers, the Mexican American Urban League, and Union y Progreso. These organizations were concerned with the welfare of Hispanic people at the labor, political and social levels.

As a Houston City Council member, he dealt with local organizations, such as Metro, Public Works, the Houston Independent School District, and the Houston Police and Fire Departments. He was also a cofounder of the Houston International University.

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Scope and Contents

The collection covers the time span of 1970 thorough 1988, although Mr. Reyes served on Houston City Council through 1995. Reyes’ service in the House is documented in boxes 1 through folder 12 of box 8. The remainder of the collection is concerned almost entirely with his service on City Council.

The primary format is correspondence but also includes address lists, affidavit of substantial interest, applications, brochures, city ordinances, financial statements, graphs, lawsuits, legal motions, magazines, maps, newsletters, newspaper articles, notes, photographs, reports, requests for council action, subcommittee minutes, and voter analysis spreadsheets.

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Arrangement

The collection is divided into three series: Series 1, consisting of materials from Reyes’ time in the state legislature; Series 2, consisting of material from Reyes’ time on the city council; and Series 3, consisting of photographs. It is suggested that the researcher review the Container List thoroughly before proceeding.
Legislative materials
City Council materials
Photographs

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Some folders are restricted because of personal information.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the Ben T. Reyes Papers must be obtained from the Houston Metropolitan Research Center or the appropriate copyright holder.

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Index Terms

Houston (Tex.). City Council
Reyes, Ben T.
Whitmire, Kathryn, 1946-
Annexation (Municipal government)--Texas--Houston
Campaign funds--Texas--Houston
Campaign Management--Texas--Houston
City councils--Texas--Houston
Economic development projects--Texas--Houston
Fire fighters--Texas--Houston
Hispanic American artists--Texas
Hispanic American business enterprises--Houston--Texas
Hispanic American businesswomen--Texas--Houston
Hispanic American civic leaders--Texas--Houston
Hispanic American legislators--Texas
Hispanic American public officers--Texas--Houston
Hispanic Americans in the professions--Texas--Houston
Lawyers--Texas--Houston
League of United Latin American Citizens
Mayors--Texas--Houston
Mexican American agricultural laborers--Texas
Mexican American business enterprises--Texas--Houston
Mexican American leadership--Texas
Mexican American migrant agricultural laborers--Texas
Municipal government--Texas--Houston
Nonprofit organizations--Texas--Houston
Occupational training--Texas--Houston
Park facilities--Texas--Houston
Police administration--Texas--Houston
Police brutality--Texas--Houston
Police murders--Texas--Houston
Political campaigns--Texas--Houston
Political participation--Texas--Houston
Public works--Texas--Houston
School districts--Texas--Houston
Urban universities and colleges--Texas--Houston
Voter Registration--Texas--Houston

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ben T. Reyes Papers. Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library.

Acquisition Information

Acquisition of the collection was made over a period of time. Ben Reyes donated portions of the collection on September 7 and September 14, 1978, and on January 15, 1980. Mary Ann Corrion made another donation on April 28, 1988.

Processing Information

Processed by: Ron Drees, January, 2007.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series 1 – Maps


Abstract Box 1 through Folder 12 of Box 8 are concerned with the service of Mr. Reyes as a state representative. There are numerous items concerning justice and fair treatment of Mexican Americans and the organizations that worked for fair treatment.
Box Folder
1 1 Aid to Families with Dependent Children (A.F.D.C.); Amendments, Proposed; 1976 - 1977
2 AFL – CIO; Political Activity; 1973 - 1975
3 Area Manpower Review; Texas Employment Commission; Report; 1976
4 Army Corps of Engineers; Dredging, Public Notices No. HSC-M-1, 2; 1974
5 Baylor College of Medicine; Nutrition and Gastroenterology; Correspondence, Report; 1974
6 Ben Taub Hospital; Security Guard Terminations; Applications, Correspondence; 1973
7 Bills, Legislative Lists, Legislation Sent to the Governor; 1973, 1975
8 Bills, Listed by Author; Printed – February 4, 1977
9 Bills, Listed by Subject; Printed – February 4, 1977
10 Campaign of 1972; Articles, Campaign Materials, Correspondence, Newsletters; 1971 - 1973
11 Campaign; Address List, Correspondence, Map; 1974
12 Campaign Contributions & Expenditures; Statements; 1975 - 1976
13 Casa Joaquin `Half Way House; Correspondence, Notes; n.d.
14 Catholic Council on Community Relations; Correspondence; 1974
15 Certification of Election of Ben T. Reyes as State Representative; 1974
16 Chicano Training Center – Community Welfare Planning Association (C.T.C. – C.W.P.A.); County Delegations; 1974 - 1977
17 Child Welfare – State Department of Public Welfare (S.P.D.W.) (Licensing); Standards for Various levels of Care; 1975, n.d.
18 City Controller; Correspondence; 1976
19 Civil Service; Promotions, Hearings; 1974 - 1975
20 Claims, Disability; Forms, Blank; n.d.
21 Coal Slurry Handbook; n.d.
22 Committee on Finance; Correspondence; 1977
23 Committee on Human Resources; Correspondence, Reports; 1973 - 1975
24 Committee on Liquor Regulation; Correspondence, Statements, Final Report; 1977
25 Committees, Various, Reports; Lists, Membership; Reports; 1976, n.d.
26 Community – Projects; Scholarship Programs, Civic Groups; 1976 - 1978
27 Community Development Program; Budget, Personnel; 1975
28 Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (C.E.T.A.); Issuance #33-76; 1976
29 Constituent Problems; Claims Denied, Convictions, Education, Poverty; 1976 - 1978
30 Constitution, Proposed, of the State of Texas (Research on Revision); 1976
31 Constitution Revision, Research Survey; 1974
Box Folder
2 1 Contracts, Construction, Building; Acts, Controlling; Forms; Instructions; 1957 - 1978
2 Controller; State of Texas; Press Release on Cash Surplus; 1976
3 Correspondence on Industrial District; 1967, 1974 – 1976
4 Correspondence; 1974 – 1975
5 Correspondence, Incoming; General; 1974 – 1975
6 Correspondence from Ben; 1974 - 1975
7 Correspondence, Congressional; 1974 - 1978
8 Correspondence; Insurance Board; 1974
9 Correspondence, Mayor and Office of; 1974 - 1976
10 Correspondence; January, 1976
11 Correspondence; February, 1976
12 Correspondence; March, 1976
13 Correspondence; April, 1976
14 Correspondence; May, 1976
15 Correspondence; June, 1976
16 Correspondence; July, 1976
17 Correspondence; August, 1976
18 Correspondence; September, 1976
19 Correspondence; October, 1976
20 Correspondence; November, 1976
21 Correspondence; December, 1976
22 Correspondence; 1977
23 Correspondence; Capitol Visit; 1977
24 Correspondence, Congressional; Inspectors, Customs, Shortage; 1977
25 Correspondence; Mail – Summary 1977
26 Correspondence; 1978
27 Correspondence; East End Civic Club; 25 May 1978
28 Correspondence; Incoming; 1978
29 Correspondence; Incoming; 1978
30 Correspondence; Incoming; Newsletters; 1978
31 Correspondence; Incoming; 1978
32 Correspondence; Incoming; 1978
Box Folder
3 1 Correspondence; Incoming; 1978 – 1979
2 Correspondence, Incoming; Newsletters; 1978 – 1979
3 Democratic National Committee; Selection, Delegate; Procedures, Hearing; 1974 - 1976
4 Department of Public Safety (D.P.S.); Correspondence; n.d. , 1975 - 1976
5 Education, Higher; Law School, Real Estate, Other; 1977 – 1978
6 Education, Legislation; HB-92, 297, 799, 974, 1067, 1138, 1659, 1911; correspondence; 1976 - 1977
7 Educational Advancement for Mexican Americans (E.A.M.A.) & Manpower, Employment, Regulating Railroad Shipment of Dangerous Materials; 1974 - 1975
8 Educational Supportive Service Act by Eugene Medrano; 1972, 1976 - 1977
9 Election Results; Texas Legislature & U.S. Congress; 1976 - 1978
10 Election Returns; 1971, 1973
11 Employment and Unemployment Subcommittee; Directory, Draft Report; Legislation, HB No. 294; 1974 - 1975
12 Energy; Correspondence, Reports, Testimony; 1974 - 1977
13 Englewood Freight Yards Disaster; Report; 1974
14 Environmental Protection Agency (E.P.A.); Correspondence, Proposal; 1978, n.d.
15 Equal Rights Amendment; Correspondence, Fact Sheets, 1973 - 1977
16 Federal Trade Commission Hearings; Practices, Credit; Testimony, Reyes; 1977
17 Fifth Ward Multi–Service Center; Correspondence, Newsletters; 1975 – 1977
18 Finance, School, S.B. 1, 65th Legislature, Implementation; Correspondence, Newsletters, Reports, 1976 - 1978
19 Flood Plain Management, Regulations; Harris County; 1973
20 Garza, Raul Rolando, Case; 1972 - 1973
21 General: Environmental, Appointees, Non-Profit Activities; Other; 1978
22 Governor; Board of Regents, Special Session, Other; 1972 - 1975
23 Governor’s Office; Poverty, Traffic; 1974, 1976
24 Gulf Coast Center for Community Development; Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, Correspondence; 1975 – 1976
25 Gulf Coast Community Services Association; Correspondence, Program Proposals; 1976 - 1978
26 Harris County Community Action Association; Financial Statements, Minutes, Reports; 1974 - 1976
Box Folder
4 1 Harris County Delegation to Texas Legislature; Names and Addresses; n.d.
2 Harris County: Freeway, Harrisburg; Issues, Legislative; Stations, Fire; 1977 – 1978
3 Harris County; General; n.d.
4 Harris County Hospital District; Correspondence; 1974, 1977
5 Harris County Volunteer Action Center; Board of Directors; 1975
6 Hayes, Marshall, Case; 1976
7 HISD District III Trustee Run-Off Election; 1975
8 Hispanic International University/University Without Walls; Explanation; 1974
9 Hispanic International University; Correspondence, Minutes, Meeting; Reports; 1977 - 1978
10 Hispanic Issues, General; Correspondence; 1978
11 Houston Area Urban League (H.A.U.L.), Newsletter; 1977
12 Houston Council on Human Relations; Correspondence, Minutes, Reports; 1978
13 Houston Council on Human Relations; Goals and Objectives; 1974 - 1976
14 Houston – Galveston Area Council; Water, Transportation; 1976
15 Houston Housing Authority, News Release; Clayton Homes, Rehabilitation; 1977
16 Houston’s Neighborhood Improvement Planning Program; Magnolia Park Report; September, 1974
17 Houston Voting Rights Conference – Sponsored by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights; 1976
18 Illegal Aliens; Correspondence, Legislation, HB-816, Reports; 1977
19 Immigration and Naturalization Service (I.N.S.); Aliens, Undocumented; Immigration; 1977
20 Intercultural Development Research Association (I.D.R.A.); Correspondence, Property Tax, Education; n.d., 1977 - 1978
21 International Human Rights & Department of Justice (Police); Correspondence, Press Releases; Resolutions; 1977 – 1978
22 Judicial Affairs, Interim Study; System, Court, Texas; 1977
23 Judicial Affairs, Interim Report, Possible Changes for Courts, District Attorneys, Constitution, State Bar, Oversight Responsibility; 1978
24 Judiciary Committee; Revision, Article V, Judiciary Article, Texas Constitution; 1974
Box Folder
5 1 KXYZ Radio, Editorials; 1974
2 League of United Latin American Citizens (L.U.L.A.C.); Correspondence, Convention; 1974, 1977 – 1978
3 Legislation by Author; 18 February 1977 - 21 May 1977
4 Legislation Master List of Bills by Subject; 18 March 1977 – 21 May 1977
5 Legislation Status Information; 17 June 1977
6 Legislators & Legislation, Election Results, Mailing Lists; 1973 – 1976
7 Legislature, 64th; List of Members; Legislation; HB 130, 284, HSR #4; 1975
8 Liquor Regulation; Non-Returnable Bottles Sub-Committee; Statements, Testimony; 1977 - 1978
9 Liquor Regulation; Non-Returnable Bottles Sub-Committee; Brochures, Report of the Subcommittee; Findings and Recommendations; Statements; 1978
10 Liquor Regulations; Correspondence, Proposals; 1978
11 Magnolia Gas & 65 R 4596 – Reyes (S.B. 684 – C.S.S.B. 684); 1977
12 Magnolia Gas Company: Correspondence; Ordinance, Proposed, 1976 - 1977
13 Medical Care; Delivery Report, Medicare Handbook, Ripley Clinic Bylaws; 1973 - 1976
14 Mental Health & Mental Retardation; Correspondence, Report; Staff; 1965 - 1975
15 Mexican-American Affairs; Problems, Legal; Appointments, Opposition; 1973 – 1977
16 Mexican-American Chicano Handbooks of Affirmative Action Programs for Employers and Employees; 1973
17 Mexican-American Education Council; Correspondence, Newsletters; 1975
18 Mexican-American; Houston Economic Development Corporation; Priorities; 1976
19 Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDF); Correspondence, Court Ruling; 1975 – 1977
20 Mexican-American Legislative Caucus; Correspondence, Court Ruling; 1984, 1977 – 1978
21 Mexican-American Needs, Study; 1977
22 Mexican-American Scholarship Fund; Correspondence; 1974 – 1978
23 Mexican-American School Board Members Association; Bulletins, Correspondence; 1974 – 1975
24 Mexican-Americans of Texas, (From the Inside Looking Around, A Portrait), 1970
25 Mexican American Urban League (MAUL); Correspondence; 1974 – 1975
26 Migrant Health Referral System; Packet, Information; 1978
27 Misconduct, Police; Newspaper Clippings; 1978
28 Mixon, Clarence Duvall, Case; Accident, Industrial; Correspondence, Reports; 1976
29 Moody Park Riot; Articles, Editorial; 1978
Box Folder
6 1 Multimodal Transportation Planning for the Gulf Coast Sate Planning Region; Attendees, Bylaws, Minutes, Procedures; 1974 - 1975
2 National Council of La Raza; Policies & Procedures Manual; Presidential Hispanic Personnel Appointments & White House Staff; Board of Directors Meeting Minutes; Memoranda; 1977 – 1978
3 National Council of La Raza; Issues, Hispanic; Activities, Lobbying; 1977 – 1978
4 National Council of La Raza; Correspondence, Memoranda, News Reports; 1978
5 National Directory of Democratic Hispanic Sate and Federal Elected Officials; 1977
6 News Letters; 1975
7 Nursing Practice Act, Licensing and Regulation of Registered Nurses; Correspondence, Reports; n.d. 1976 – 1977,
8 Political Association of Spanish-speaking Organizations (P.A.S.O.); Correspondence, Election Results; n.d.
9 1980 Population Texas House Districts; 1981
10 Press Releases; 1975 – 1978
11 Prison; Correspondence, Reports, Legislation; 1975 – 1978
12 Pullman—Kellogg; Correspondence; 1976
13 Relations, Police, Community; Correspondence, Brochure; 1977 - 1978
14 Research; Texas Statistics, Government Reorganization, Foreign Trade, Others; 1973 – 1974
15 Reyes, Ben; Fundraiser; 1978 – 1981
16 Reyes’ Legislation; 63rd Legislature; Articles, Correspondence; 1973 – 1975
17 Rules Committee Correspondence, Standing Committees, and Info; HJR #1; H.S.R. #5; C.S.H.B. #57; 1977, 1978
Box Folder
7 1 [Restricted Access] Scholarship Applications; 1975 – 1976
2 School Finance; Brochures, Legislation, Newsletters, Reports; 1975 - 1978
3 SER – Jobs for Progreso of Houston, Inc.; Articles of Incorporation, Correspondence, Reports; 1978 - 1979
4 Social Indicators of Equality for Minorities and Women; August, 1978
5 Social Security Disability; Sources, Information; Petition, Interview Sheet; 1974
6 Southwest Voter Registration Education Project; Correspondence, Mailing List; 1974 - 1976
7 Southwest Women’s Center, Correspondence; 1977
8 Spring Creek Park Incident; Policy Guidelines, Press Release, Statement; 1974, n.d.
9 State Democratic Party; Finances; Revenues & Expenses; Correspondence; Membership Lists; 1977 – 1978
10 Tax Reform – 1977; Code, Tax, Property; Correspondence, Articles; 1977, n.d.
11 Texas Air Control Board; National Ambient Air Quality Standards, Non-compliant; 1977
12 Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission; Correspondence, Houston District Creation; 1977
13 Texas Employment Commission, Committee; Testimony, Legislation; 1976
14 Texas House of Representatives; 65th Legislature; Legislators’ Addresses; 1977
15 Texas House of Representatives; 65th Legislature; Committees, Standing; 1977
16 Texas House of Representatives; 65th Legislature; Committees, Standing; 1977
17 Texas House of Representatives; 65th Legislature; Committees, Standing; Alphabetical List; 1977
18 Texas House of Representatives; Calendar, Correspondence, Court Filing; 1977 - 1978
19 Texas House of Representatives; HB #1323, Changes in Beer Container Sizes; Correspondence, Articles, Reports, Court; 1974 - 1978
20 Texas House of Representatives; Minutes, Harris County Delegation; 1977
21 Texas House of Representatives; Office Administration, Correspondence; 1974, n.d.
22 Texas House of Representatives, Rules; H.J.R. #1-19; 1979, n.d.
23 Texas Migrant Labor: A Special Report to the Governor and Legislature; 1977 Flood Plain Management; 1976
24 Torres, Joe Campos, Case; Articles, Newspaper; 1977 - 1978
25 Tracts, Census, 1970 Population, Harris County; H.I.S.D. Redistricting MAPS; March, 1971
Box Folder
8 1 Union y Progreso; Correspondence, Request, Grant, Reports; 1974 - 1979
2 Union & Progreso; Newsletter; 1975
3 United Farm Workers; Articles, Calendar, Correspondence, Newsletters; 1974
4 United Fund; Correspondence, By-laws, Minutes; 1977
5 United Fund and United Way; Correspondence, By-laws, Minutes; 1978
6 United States Commission on Civil Rights; Correspondence, Summaries of Minority Abuse, Project Proposal to Measure Civil Rights Progress; 1977, 1978
7 Utility Regulation; Memoranda, Petition, Public Utility Commission Rules; 1974, 1976
8 Varnell, Donald Eugene, Case; Treatment, Medical; 1975 - 1977
9 Voter Registration, Minority; 1975, 1978
10 Voting Rights Act; Articles, Correspondence, Press Release; 1975
11 Webster, Randall Alan, Case, Newspaper Clippings; 1978
12 Welfare, Child; Grants, Harris County Child Welfare Unit; 1976, 1977

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Series 2 – City Council Materials


Abstract The remainder of this collection is almost exclusively concerned with City Council issues as Ben Reyes served as a member of City Council, representing District I
Box Folder
8 13 Acknowledgements, responses, general; 1985 - 1987
14 Acknowledgements; 1986
15 Acknowledgements; 1987
16 Acknowledgements; 1988
17 Adult Book Store, 721 Telephone Road; Opposition; Proposed Ordinance; 1985
18 Affirmative Action; M/WBE Certification Application Form; New Hire/Rehire Report; 1982
19 Affirmative Action; Correspondence; 1983
21 Affirmative Action; Grievance, WBE Application, Workforce Data; 1984 - 1985
20 Affirmative Action; Correspondence, New Hire Reports; 1984
22 Affirmative Action; Correspondence, M/WBE Certification Applications; 1985
23 Affirmative Action; Correspondence, M/WBE Certification Applications; 1986
24 Affirmative Action; Correspondence, M/WBE Certification Applications, Reports; 1986
25 Affirmative Action; Annual Report; 1988
26 Agendas, City Council; 1983, n.d.
Box Folder
9 1 Agendas, City Council; 1987
2 AIDS, Texas Natural Death Act; 1988
3 Allen Parkway Village; Correspondence; 1988
4 Alonzo, Francisco; Report of Autopsy, Investigator and Medical Examiner; Civil Rights Concerns; 1987
5 American Leadership Forum; Correspondence, Class Lists, Funding; 1983 - 1987
6 American Leadership Forum; Committees, Correspondence; 1988
7 Annexation, Ordinances, Various; 1982 - 1983
8 Annexation Policy Group; 1984
9 1984 Proposed Annexation Area Tract #1; Census Tract Data, Data Package, Map, Service Plan; 1984
10 1984 Proposed Annexation Area Tract #2; Data Package, Map, Service Plan; 1984
11 1984 Proposed Annexation Area Tract #3; Data Package, Map, Service Plan; 1984
12 1984 Proposed Annexation Area Tract #4; Data Package, Map, Service Plan; 1984
13 1984 Proposed Annexation Area Tract #5; Data Package, Maps, Service Plan; 1984
14 1984 Proposed Annexation Area Tract #6; Data Package, Service Plan; 1984
15 1984 Proposed Annexation Area Tract #7; Data Package, Maps, Service Plan; 1984
16 1984 Proposed Annexation Area Tract #8; Data Package, Maps, Service Plan; 1984
17 Appointments – Mayor/City Council; 1982
18 Appointments – Mayor/City Council; 1983
19 Appointments – Mayor/City Council; 1984
20 Appointments – Mayor/City Council; 1985
21 Appointments – Mayor/City Council; 1986
22 Appointments – Mayor/City Council; 1987
23 Appointments; Resumes; 1988
24 Appointments – Mayor/City Council; n.d.
25 ARCO, Water Meter Fees; 1982 - 1983
26 Area Agency on Aging/Seniors; Correspondence, Funding; 1982
27 Area Agency on Aging/Seniors, n.d.; New York State Nutrition Standards, Center Addresses; 1982, n.d.
28 Area Agency on Aging/Seniors; Nutrition Site Relocation, Food Quality; 1983
29 Area Agency on Aging/Seniors; Nutrition Program Problems, Lease Space; 1984
30 Area Agency on Aging/Seniors; Texas Department on Aging, Policies and Procedures; Funding Cuts; 1985
31 Area Agency on Aging/Seniors; Meal Service, Resident Apartment Manager; 1986
32 Articles, LULAC Newsletter; 1983
33 Arts; Hispanic Arts Caucus, McKee Street Bridge Project, St. Joseph Multi-Ethnic Cultural Arts Program; 1983 - 1987
34 Artwork for: Brochure Bumper Sticker; n.d.
35 Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans (A.A.M.A.); Correspondence, George Sanchez Jr.- Sr. High School; 1985
36 Aviation Department; Correspondence, Bid; 1987
37 Aviation; Heliport; Ordinance, Applications, Correspondence; 1979 - 1984
38 Aviation; Proposed West Side Airport, Proposed Hobby Restaurant, Currency Exchange Service; 1983 - 1987
39 Aviation; Proposed West Side Airport, Hobby Restaurant Concession, Currency Exchange Service, Parking at Hobby; 1983 - 1987
40 Bank Charter Group, Joseph S. Bracewell, Bank Acquisition Attempts; 1981 - 1982
41 Bilingual Pay; 1987
42 Board of Education – Focus 1988-89 Recommended Budget and 1988-89 School Budget; 1988 - 1989
43 Board of Pardons and Parole; Correspondence; Assistance Requests; 1979 - 1987
44 Bonds; Issuance, Tax and Revenue; Official Statement, Correspondence; 1987
45 Broadmoor; Revitalization, Sidewalk Construction/Repair; 1985, 1987
Box Folder
10 1 Brochures; Reyes, Rodriguez; n.d.
2 Budget Reduction Possibilities; School Crossing guards, Pension Contributions, Library; 1985 - 1986
3 Budget Changes, FY 1988; Correspondence, Reduction Possibilities; 1987
4 Budget, FY 1988; Forms, Manual, Programs; 1988
5 Budget, 1988 - 1989, City of Houston (Information received); 1988
6 Buffalo Bayou Transformation; Brochures, Correspondence; 1979 - 1980
7 Buildings, Unsafe, Demolition; Agendas, Motion, Newsletters; 1984 - 1985
8 Cable TV; Portland Budget, Municipal Uses, Programming; n.d., 1981 - 1982
9 Cable TV; Correspondence, FCC Reports, Financial Reports; 1983
10 Cable TV; Educational, Instructional and Public Access, Board of Directors; 1984
11 Cable TV; Council Cable T.V. Committee, Programming, Report; 1985
12 Cable TV; Cable TV Access/Production Facility Costs; 1986
13 Cable TV; Federal Grant Application; 1987
14 Campaign 79; Correspondence; 1979 - 1980
15 Campaign 81; Correspondence, Rodriguez Finance Statement; 1981
16 Campaign 83; Candidate Questionnaire, Notes, Political Funds Reporting Law; 1983
17 Campaign 83; Invoices; 1982 - 1983
18 Campaign 83; Newspaper Clippings; 1983
19 Campaign 85; Brochures, Correspondence, Donation Records; 1985
20 Campaign 85; Correspondence & Pamphlets; 1985
21 Campaign Material; Reelection Campaign; n.d.
22 Campaign Reporting; Election Code Changes, Statement; 1981 - 1982
23 Capital Improvement Programs; Proposals, Changes, Reports; 1985 - 1993
24 Capital Improvement Project List; Feasibility Study Report, Funding Reports, 1984 - 1987
25 Central Houston, Inc.; Proud Street Main Street Initiative; 1986 - 1987
26 Certificates of Appreciation; Various; 1977 - 1981
27 Channel 61 – UHF TV Station; Investor Group; Correspondence, FCC Form; 1982
28 Chicano Training Center; Financial Statements, Funding, Programs; 1981 - 1987
29 Chicano Training Center; Combined Prevention-Treatment Proposal; n.d..
30 Chicano Family Training Center, Rachel Lucas; Description, Purpose; n.d..
31 CIP; Sign-in List; n.d.
32 City Board & Commissions, Term Limits, Texas 1986 Sesquicentennial; 1983 - 1987
Box Folder
11 1 City Controller; Correspondence; Entitlement, Sewer and General Funds; 1983
2 City Controller; Correspondence, Responses; 1984
3 City Controller; Finance Department Issues, Contractor Abandonment; 1986
4 City Controller; City Financing Report, Revenue Report, FMS Software; 1987
5 City Controller; Correspondence, Plans, Reports; 1987 - 1988
6 City Council Redistricting; City Ordinance #79-1584, 79-1638, Census Tract Data; 1979 - 1981
7 City Council Redistricting; Census Data, Maps, Precinct Reassignments; 1981 - 1983
8 City Council Redistricting; Correspondence, Lawsuits; 1981 - 1985
9 City Council Redistricting; Population Estimate Methodology; 1985
10 City Employee Matters; Immigration, Beatriz De Angulo; 1985
11 City Employee Matters; Appeals, Layoffs, Retirement, Suspension; 1987
12 City of Houston General Election Ballots Cast for Mayor by Precinct; November 7, 1979
13 City of Houston Ordinances; No. 80-488, Garbage Collection; No. 86-1279, Restricting Business Between the City and South Africa and Nambia; 1980, 1986
14 City Planning Commission; Off-Street Parking, Platting Approval; 1988
15 City Services; Animal Control, Environmental Services, Food Ordinance, Health Services, Various, W.A.T.E.R. Fund, 1884 - 1988
16 CityNet (Telecommunications); Replacement Telephone System; 1986
17 Civic Center; Parking Garage Concerns; 1987
18 Civic Center Department Revenue Accounting Review; 1988
19 Civil Rights in Texas 1968-1978: Ten Years Later, Project Proposal; 1985
20 Civil Service; Report, “The State of Civil Service;” 1988
21 Coalition of Hispanic American Democrats; Bylaws, Membership; 1987
22 Community Development Projects; Correspondence; 1983
23 Community Development Projects; Applications, Inactive Accounts; 1984
24 Community Development Projects; Correspondence, Reports; 1985-1986
25 Community Development Projects; Eligible, Ineligible, Ordinance, Reports; 1987
26 Community Development Projects; Correspondence, Imperial Boxing Club Booklet, Reports; 1988
27 Community Development Projects; Correspondence, Expenditures, Funds, Projected Uses; 1988
28 Community Development Projects; Heavy Trash Pickup, Houston Housing Improvement Program; n.d.
29 Constituent Requests/Responses; Correspondence, Field Visits, Notes; 1986 - 1987
30 Constitutional Amendments; English Only vs. English Plus; 1987
31 Consul of Mexico; Donations, Pedestal for Busto of Benito Juarez; 1985 - 1987
Box Folder
12 1 Contributions & Check Receipts; Ben Reyes Campaign; 1981 - 1985
2 Contributions & Check Receipts; Ben Reyes Campaign; 1981 - 1986
3 Convention Center & Astrodome; Hotel Taxes; 1981
4 Convention Center; Need, Financing, Request for Proposals; 1983
5 Convention Center; Cost Control Services Agreement w/Gilbane Mayan Joint Venture; 1984
6 Convention Center; Financing, Land Purchase, Ground Breaking; 1985
7 Convention Center; Food & Beverage Contract; 1986
8 Convention Center; Vendors, Press Releases; 1987
9 Convention Center; Brochure, Justifications, Tax Debate; n.d.
10 Correspondence; 1979
11 Correspondence; 1980
12 Correspondence; 1981
13 Correspondence; 1982
14 Correspondence; 1983
15 Correspondence, Congressional; 1983 - 1988
16 Correspondence; December, 1983
17 Correspondence, Applications; (Resumes Separated for Privacy); 1984 - 1987
18 Correspondence, District; 1983 - 1985
19 Correspondence, Non – District; 1984 - 1985
20 Correspondence, Out of District; 1984 - 1986
21 Correspondence, Precinct 1; 1983 - 1987
22 Correspondence, Precinct 2; 1983 - 1987
23 Correspondence, Precinct 3; 1983 - 1985
24 Correspondence, Precinct 4; 1984 - 1986
25 Correspondence, Precinct 9; 1982 - 1987
26 Correspondence, Precinct 10; 1983 - 1988
27 Correspondence, Precinct 11; 1983 - 1987
28 Correspondence, Precinct 16; 1984 - 1987
Box Folder
13 1 Correspondence, Precinct 19; 1983 - 1987
2 Correspondence, Precinct 23; 1983
3 Correspondence, Precinct 24; 1982 - 1988
4 Correspondence, Precinct 25; 1985 - 1987
5 Correspondence, Precinct 26; 1984 - 1987
6 Correspondence, Precinct 27; 1984 - 1987
7 Correspondence, Precinct 44; 1984 - 1985
8 Correspondence, Precinct 44; 1986 - 1988
9 Correspondence, Precinct 46; 1983 - 1985
10 Correspondence, Precinct 46; 1986 - 1988
11 Correspondence, Precinct 52; 1983 - 1986
12 Correspondence, Precinct 62; 1983 - 1986
13 Correspondence, Precinct 62; 1987
14 Correspondence, Precinct 64; 1983 - 1986
15 Correspondence, Precinct 65; 1983 - 1985
16 Correspondence, Precinct 65; 1986 - 1987
17 Correspondence, Precinct 66; 1982 - 1985
18 Correspondence, Precinct 66; 1986 - 1987
19 Correspondence, Precinct 67; 1984 - 1987
Box Folder
14 1 Correspondence, Precinct 69; 1983 - 1987
2 Correspondence, Precinct 72; 1983 - 1984
3 Correspondence, Precinct 72; 1985
4 Correspondence, Precinct 72; 1986 - 1988
5 Correspondence, Precinct 73; 1985
6 Correspondence, Precinct 77; 1983 - 1987
7 Correspondence, Precinct 78; 1984 - 1987
8 Correspondence, Precinct 79; 1984 - 1987
9 Correspondence, Precinct 94; 1985 - 1987
10 Correspondence, Precinct 154; 1982 - 1986
11 Correspondence, Precinct 154; 1987
12 Correspondence, Precinct 156; 1984 - 1987
13 Correspondence, Precinct 187; 1982 - 1987
14 Correspondence, Precinct 196; 1982 - 1987
15 Correspondence, Precinct 203; 1984 - 1986
16 Correspondence, Precinct 206; 1981 - 1988
17 Correspondence, Precinct 207; 1981 - 1985
18 Correspondence, Precinct 207; 1986 - 1987
19 Correspondence, Precinct 209; 1984 - 1987
20 Correspondence, Precinct 218; 1984- 1986
21 Correspondence, Precinct 226; 1983
22 Correspondence, Precinct 226; 1984 - 1985
23 Correspondence, Precinct 226; 1986 - 1987
24 Correspondence, Precinct 228; 1984 - 1988
25 Correspondence, Precinct 339; 1984 - 1987
26 Correspondence, Precinct 343; 1983 - 1987
27 Correspondence, Precinct 369; 1983 - 1987
Box Folder
15 1 Correspondence, Precinct 372; 1984 - 1987
2 Correspondence, Precinct 389; 1984 - 1987
3 Correspondence, Precinct 390; 1985 - 1987
4 Correspondence, Precinct 402; 1983 - 1987
5 Correspondence, Precinct 412; 1984 - 1987
6 Correspondence, Precinct 526; 1985 - 1987
7 Correspondence, Precinct 528; 1985
8 Correspondence, Precinct 529; 1985
9 Correspondence, Precinct 530; 1984 - 1987
10 Correspondence, Precinct 543; 1985 - 1987
11 Correspondence, Precinct 560; 1984 - 1987
12 Correspondence, Non - District; 1984 - 1986
13 Correspondence, Non-District; 1987 - 1988
14 Correspondence, Unknown Precinct; 1982 - 1987
15 Correspondence, Data Book, Denver Harbor; 1984 - 1988
16 Correspondence, North Side; 1984 - 1988
17 Correspondence, Eastwood; 1984 - 1988
18 Correspondence, Magnolia; 1984
19 Correspondence, Ordinance, McCarty Assessment; 1982 - 1983
20 Correspondence; January, 1984
21 Correspondence; February. 1984
22 Correspondence; March, 1984
23 Correspondence; April, 1984
24 Correspondence; May, 1984
25 Correspondence; June, 1984
26 Correspondence; July, 1984
27 Correspondence; August, 1984
28 Correspondence; September, 1984
29 Correspondence; October, 1984
30 Correspondence; November, 1984
31 Correspondence; December, 1984
32 Correspondence; January, 1985
33 Correspondence; February, 1985
34 Correspondence; March, 1985
35 Correspondence; April, 1985
36 Correspondence; May, 1985
37 Correspondence; June, 1985
38 Correspondence; July, 1985
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16 1 Correspondence; August, 1985
2 Correspondence; September, 1985
3 Correspondence; October, 1985
4 Correspondence; November, 1985
5 Correspondence; December, 1985
6 Correspondence; January, 1986
7 Correspondence; February, 1986
8 Correspondence; March, 1986
9 Correspondence; April, 1986
10 Correspondence; May, 1986
11 Correspondence; June, 1986
12 Correspondence; July, 1986
13 Correspondence; August, 1986
14 Correspondence; September, 1986
15 Correspondence; October, 1986
16 Correspondence; November, 1986
17 Correspondence; December, 1986
18 Correspondence; January, 1987
19 Correspondence; February, 1987
20 Correspondence; March, 1987
21 Correspondence; April, 1987
22 Correspondence; May, 1987
23 Correspondence; June, 1987
24 Correspondence; July, 1987
25 Correspondence; August, 1987
26 Correspondence; September, 1987
27 Correspondence; October, 1987
28 Correspondence; November, 1987
29 Correspondence; December, 1987
30 Correspondence, Thank You; n.d.
31 Correspondence; January, 1988
32 Correspondence; February, 1988
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17 1 Correspondence; March, 1988
2 Correspondence; April, 1988
3 Correspondence; May, 1988
4 Correspondence; June, 1988
5 Correspondence; July, 1988
6 Correspondence; August, 1988
7 Correspondence; September, 1988
8 Correspondence; October, 1988
9 Correspondence; November, 1988
10 Correspondence; December, 1988
11 Correspondence; n.d.
12 Council Agenda; Placing Items on It; 1983
13 Council Committee Members, Conflict of Interest Laws, Appointment Rules; n.d.
14 Council Committee Status Reports; 1984
15 Council Districts; Redistricting; Annexation; Court Documents, Population Estimates; 1981 - 1985
16 Council Districts; Redistricting Maps and Data for 1981
17 Council Rules for Council Appointments; 1982
18 Council Rules, Council Coordinator Pay Grade and Salary Range; 1985
19 Council; Revised Rules, Sister Cities Agreement; 1987
20 Cultural Arts Council of Houston & Hispanic Arts Council; Awards, Directory, Small Organizations; 1983
21 Cultural Arts Council of Houston & Hispanic Arts Council; Thank you Notes; 1984
22 Cultural Arts Council of Houston & Hispanic Arts Council; Financial Report, “State of the Arts,” 1985, 1986 - 1987;
23 Cultural Arts Council of Houston & Hispanic Arts Council; Awards, Reports; 1986
24 Cultural Arts Council of Houston & Hispanic Arts Council; Financial Report, Lawndale, Nutcracker Proposal; 1987
25 Cultural Arts Council of Houston; Financial Reports, Schedules; 1986 - 1988
26 Defensive Driving Classes (COH) Issue; 1987
27 Democratic National Committee; Hispanic Democrats; 1983
28 Democratic National Committee; 1988 Nominating Convention, Site Selection; 1986 - 1988
29 Directory of Texas City Officials; 1985 - 1986
30 Downtown Houston Association; Annual Report, Correspondence; 1987 1983 - 1984,
31 Downtown Street Committee; Members, Minutes, Recommendations; 1984 - 1986
32 East End Civic Association; Park Name Change Controversy, Repaving; 1983 - 1984
33 East End Civic Club; Pollution Concerns; 1986 - 1987
34 East End Progress Association; Revitalization Brochure and Plans; 1983 - 1986
35 East End Progress Association; Correspondence, Regional Mobility Transit Plan; 1988
Box Folder
18 1 Economic Development; Apartment Complex, Manufacturing Sites; 1985
2 Economic Development; Endowment Fund Formation, Various; 1986
3 Economic Development; Palm Center Shopping District Revitalization; 1985, 1987
4 Economic Development; Tax Abatement District Creation; 1987
5 Election; General and Special; Final Tabulations; 8 November 1973
6 Elections; Hypothetical Congressional Districts; n.d.
7 Emergency Medical Services; Contract, Billing and Collection; 1988
8 Emergency Network, 911; Budget, Correspondence, Fun Book, Report; 1988
9 Environment; Cottonwood Trees, Lake Houston Report; 1981 - 1984
10 Environment; Incinerator Problems, Pesticide Problems, Superfund Sites; 1985 - 1987
11 Environment; Lake Houston, Little White Oak Bayou, Superfund; 1987 - 1988
12 Entex; Rate Increase, Arkla Merger, Average Billing; 1982, 1986 - 1987
13 Ethics; Official Conduct Review Committee, Nominees, [Restricted] Resumes; 1982
14 Evergreen Cemetery; Correspondence, Maps, Tax Records; 1983 - 1986
15 Finance & Administration Department; Procedures, Council Resolution, City Controller Powers; 1983 - 1987
16 Finance & Administration Department; Layoffs, Projection, Proposals, Reports; 1988
17 Financial Advisors; Audit Report, Proposed Financial Management Policies; 1987
18 Financial Matters; Shortfall, Report; 1988
19 Fire Department/Firefighters; Citizen Praise, Promotion Eligibility; 1978 - 1984
20 Fire Department/Firefighters; Cadet Applicants, Recruiting, Safety; 1985
21 Fire Department/Firefighters; Correspondence, Position Additions/Deletions, Physical Requirements, Budget Proposals, Union Correspondence, Reassignment; 1986
22 Fire Department/Firefighters; Position Additions/Deletions, Paramedic Staffing/ Training/Wages, Union Correspondence; 1987
23 Fire Department/Firefighters; Attrition, Benefits, Budget; 1988
24 General; n.d.
25 Governor, Offices of the; Correspondence; 1983 - 1986
26 Greater Harris County 911 Emergency Network; Budget, Reports; 1983 - 1987
27 Gulf Coast Community Services Association; Board Meeting, Correspondence; 1984, 1986
28 Gulf Coast Community Services Association; Correspondence; 1988
29 Hardy Street Railroad Closing; Correspondence, Petitions; September, 1988
30 Hardy Street Railroad Closing; Correspondence; October, 1988
31 Harris County; Correspondence; 1985, 1987
32 Harris County Appraisal District; Appraisals, Budget, Process; 1983 - 1987
33 Harris County Democratic Party, Second Primary Election; Cumulative Report; 5 June 1982
34 Harris County Democratic Party; Correspondence; 1988
35 Harrisburg Southeast Civic Club; Correspondence; 1988
36 Health Department; Approved Bid, Correspondence; 1984 - 1985
37 Health Department; Casa de Amigos Health Center, Portable Waste Ordinance; 1984 - 1985
Box Folder
19 1 Health Department; Correspondence, Referral Guide; 1987 - 1988
2 Hermann Hospital; Consulting Arrangements with A-M Cargo International; 1982
3 Hester House; Correspondence, Policies, Reports; 1986 -1987
4 Hiring Statistics; 1984 - 1985
5 HISPAC (Hispanic Political Action Committee) Candidate’s Questionnaires; 1986
6 Hispanic Arts Caucus (Hispanic Organizations); 1987
7 Hispanic Boy Scouts of America, Sam Houston Council; Churches, Steering Committee; 1986
8 Hispanic Firefighters Organization, Local 341 I.A.F.F., Correspondence; 1984 - 1987
9 Hispanic Scholarship Fund; Non-Hispanic Sources; 1985
10 Homeless; Coalition for Homeless, Correspondence; 1987
11 Homeless; Correspondence, Reports; 1988
12 Hospitals; Correspondence, Lists; 1982 - 1986
13 Housing, General; Holiday Inn Memorial Plaza Act, Housing Code; n.d.
14 Houston Apartment Association; Garbage Service & Fees; 1988
15 Houston Chamber of Commerce; Correspondence, Drainage & Flood Control System Plan, Solid Waste Management Plan; 1980 - 1983
16 Houston Chamber of Commerce; Annexation Study, Correspondence, Wastewater Regionalization Plan, Economic Development Organizations; 1985 - 1987
17 Houston Committee for Private Sector Initiatives; Agendas, Annual Report, Correspondence, Minutes; 1986 - 1987
18 Houston Economic Development Council (H.E.D.C.); Correspondence, Reports; 1987
19 Houston Economic Development Council (H.E.D.C.); Correspondence, Press Releases, Reports; 1988
20 Houston Festivals; Brochure, Correspondence; 1984
21 The Houston Foundation for Vietnam Veterans; Welcome Home and March; 1987
22 Houston Gulf Coast Building and Construction Trades Council; 1987
23 Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Calendar; July, 1987
24 Houston Housing Authority; Allen Parkway Village, Correspondence; 1983 - 1987
25 Houston Housing Authority (H.H.A.); Personnel Issues; Allen Parkway Village; 1988
26 Houston Housing Finance Corporation; Annual Reports; 1984 - 1987
27 Houston Housing Finance Corporation; Correspondence, Financial Reports; 1988
28 Houston Independent School District (HISD); Correspondence; 1984
29 Houston Independent School District (HISD); Correspondence; 1985
30 Houston Independent School District (HISD); Correspondence, Valuation Procedures Review; 1986
31 Houston Independent School District (HISD); Administrative Organization, District Organization, Minority Firm Assignments; 1987
32 Houston Independent School District (H.I.S.D.); Correspondence, Reports; 1988
33 Houston (Hispanic) International University; Correspondence, Financial Statements; 1981
34 Houston International University; Correspondence, Trustees; 1984
35 Houston International University; Correspondence, Financial Statements, Policies, Reports; 1985
36 Houston International University; Correspondence, Trustee Nomination; 1986
37 Houston International University; Correspondence, Resignation; Trustees; 1987
38 Houston International University; Draft of Certification Application, Letterhead; n.d.
39 Houston Job Training Partnership Council; Summer Youth Employment & Training; 1985
40 Houston Job Training Partnership Council; Summer Youth Employment & Training; Correspondence, Report; 1986
41 Houston Job Training Partnership Council; Summer Youth Employment & Training; Correspondence, Report; January, 1987
42 Houston Job Training Partnership Council; Summer Youth Employment & Training; Correspondence, Monitoring, Responses; March - May, 1987
43 Houston Job Training Partnership Council Contract; Diversified Training Services, Inc, Correspondence, Problems; February - June, 1987
Box Folder
20 1 Houston Job Training Partnership Council; Texas Department of Community Affairs; Correspondence, On-site Review; July - September, 1987
2 Houston Job Training Partnership Council; Over the Hill Inc.; Correspondence, Report, Training Proposal; October - December, 1987
3 Houston Job Training Partnership Council; Monitoring Report, Compliance Findings and Recommendations, Response; 1988
4 Houston Job Training Partnership Council; Proposed Changes; n.d.
5 Houston Job Training Partnership Council; Correspondence, Financial Reports, Houston City Council Approval Requests; 1987 - 1988
6 Houston (City of) Legislative Program, (HPPU), 70th Texas Legislature; 1986 - 1987
7 Houston (City of) Legislative Program, (HPPU) 70th Texas Legislature, Committees; n.d.
8 Houston Lighting & Power; Proposed Cancellation of the South Texas Nuclear Plant; 1983
9 Houston Lighting & Power; Reyes Investment, Conflict of Interest; 1984
10 Houston Lighting & Power; Correspondence, Rate Increase Impact; 1985
11 Houston Lighting & Power; Correspondence, Newsletter, Reactor Safety Features; 1986
12 Houston Lighting & Power (H.L.P.); Correspondence, Newsletter, Newspaper Articles; 1987
13 Houston Lighting & Power (H.L.P.); Correspondence, Newspaper Articles; 1988
14 Houston Lighting & Power; ASLB Phase II Decision; n.d.
15 Houston Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc.; Brochure, Correspondence, Newsletter, Newspaper Article; 1983 - 1986
16 Houston Park Police Officers Association; Correspondence, Survey; 1983 - 1987
17 Houston Police Officers Association (H.P.O.A.); Correspondence, Opposition to Lee Brown as Chief, Pay Issues; 1982 - 1987
18 Houston Police Patrolmen’s Union (H.P.P.U.); Correspondence, Sick Time Benefit, 1981 - 1987
19 Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association; Compensation Report, Hispanic Fighters Address List, Correspondence, Council Disagreements; 1984 - 1987
20 Houston Public Libraries; Correspondence, Operations; 1983 - 1986
21 Houston Residents Citizens Participation Commission; Correspondence, List; 1988
22 Houston Sign Ordinance, Billboard Industry; & Proposed Changes; 1982 - 1987, n.d.
23 Houston Sports Association; Correspondence, Mobility Plan; 1985, 1987
24 Human Services; Correspondence, Urban Affairs Corporation Brochure; 1987
25 Immaculate Conception TMO (The Metropolitan Organization), Parks, Street Lighting, Toll Roads; 1981 - 1983
26 Immigration; Brochures, Policies, Procedures; 1974 - 1986
27 Immigration; Application, Brochures, Correspondence, Petition; 1982 - 1987
28 Inaugural Ceremonies for the Mayor, City Council and City Controller of the City of Houston; Programs (3); 1980
29 Industrial Districts; Ship Channel Area Contracts; 1987
30 Inhalant Abuse; Correspondence, Legislation, Ordinance; 1978 - 1984
31 Insurance Plans; Health, Income Protection; 1987
32 Israel; Seminar, International Relations; 1986 - 1987
33 Labor; Prevailing Wage Rates, Court Papers, Labor Issues, 1983 - 1987
34 Lawsuit, Defamation, 78-18647; Morales, Travis vs. Reyes, Ben; 1978
35 Layoff Committee; Ordinance 86-614, Workforce Statistics and Analysis; 1986 - 1987
36 Layoff Committee; Positions, Vacant, Removal; 1988
37 League of United Latin American Citizens (L.U.L.A.C.); Brochure, Correspondence, Program; 1984 - 1986
38 Legal Department; Lawsuits, Various Legal Issues; 1983 - 1988
Box Folder
21 1 Letters of Recommendation; Visa Applications; 1981
2 Letters of Recommendation; Contracts, Employment; 1984
3 Restricted: Letters of Recommendation; Correspondence, Resumes; 1985
4 Restricted: Letters of Recommendation; Correspondence, Resumes; 1986
5 Restricted: Letters of Recommendation; Correspondence, Resumes; 1987
6 Restricted: Letters of Recommendation; Correspondence, Resumes; n.d.
7 Lindale Park Civic Club; Correspondence, Newsletter; 1986 - 1987
8 Liquor Regulation; Applications, Correspondence, Ordinance; 1983 - 1984
9 Liquor Regulation; Articles of Incorporation, Correspondence, Petition; 1985
10 Liquor Regulation; Correspondence, Court Order, Petition; 1985 - 1986
11 Liquor Regulation; Correspondence, Court Order, Ordinance Excerpts; 1986 - 1987
12 Liquor Regulation; Correspondence, Ordinance Excerpts, Petition; n.d.
13 Literary Task Forces; Bylaws, Correspondence, Minutes, Reports; 1986 - 1987
14 Little Havana Activities; Correspondence, Directors, Officers; 1983 - 1984
15 Lockwood/Leeland Parks; Development/Maintenance, Correspondence, Maps; 1980 - 1985
16 Magnolia Clean up; Agenda, Correspondence; 1984
17 Memorandum of Understanding for Purchase of Real Estate; Milby Project; 1987
18 Mental Health and Retardation Authority (M.H.M.R.A.); Homeless, Mentally Ill; 1988
19 El Mercado Project, Urban Development Action Grant, Application; 1981 - 1985
20 Mercado Mall; Correspondence; Financial Difficulties; 1986 - 1987
21 Metro; Affirmative Action, Insurance, Transit Street Projects; 1986
22 Metro; Annual Reports, Correspondence, Service Proposals; 1988
23 Metro; Budget, Correspondence, Revised Regional Transit Plan; 1985 - 1988
24 Metro; Correspondence, Public Relations; 1983 - 1985
25 The Metropolitan Organization; Houston Light & Power, Rate Increase Review Process; 1988
26 Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF); Proposed Regulation on LSC Procedures for Denial of Refunding; 1986
Box Folder
22 1 Minority Business Enterprise or Women Business Enterprise (MBE or WBE); Correspondence, Ordinance, Qualifications; 1980 - 1984
2 Minority Business Enterprise or Women Business Enterprise (MBE or WBE) cont’d; Correspondence, Reports, Vendor Lists; 1985
3 Minority Business Enterprise or Women Business Enterprise (MBE or WBE) cont’d; Correspondence, Minority Certification, Problems; 1986 - 1987
4 Minority Business Enterprises (M.B.E.); Applications, Rejections; 1984 - 1987
5 Minority Business Enterprise (M.B.E.); Construction Awards, Correspondence; 1987 - 1988
6 Minority Media; Personal Contacts; 1985
7 Miscellaneous Brochures, Correspondence; 1988
8 Miscellaneous, Newsletters, Press Releases; 1982 - 1985
9 Moody Property; Correspondence, Donation, Tax Issues; 1984 - 1985
10 Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (M.A.D.D.); Correspondence, Financial Statements, House Bill 1819, Ordinance, Photographs; 1985 - 1987
11 Motion Picture Council Directory; 1987 - 1988
12 Motions No. 78 4169 – No. 87 0549; 1978 - 1987 n.d.
13 Motions No. 87 49 – No. 87 926; 1987
14 Motions No. 87 1000 – No. 87 1994; 1987
15 Motions No. 87 2029 – No. 87 2999; 1987
16 Motions No. 87 3000 – No. 87 3360; 1987
17 Motions No. 88 0026 – No. 88 0996; 1988
18 Motions No. 88 1072 – No. 88 1979; 1988
19 Motions No. 88 2024 – No. 88 2995; 1988
20 Motions No. 88 3014 – No. 88 3044; 1988
21 Municipal Courts; Budget, Reorganization, Tickets; 1985 - 1987
22 Municipal Employees Pension; Contributions, Elections; 1985
23 National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (N.A.L.E.O.); Correspondence, Newsletters; 1986 - 1987
24 National Guard, Annual Training, Orders; 1988
25 National Hispanic Democrats Formed; 1987
26 National League of Cities; Minority Caucus Coalition, Hispanic Local Elected Officials; Correspondence, Newsletters, Notes; 1981, 1985 - 1987
27 New Directions Symposium Summary; 1988
28 Newsletters, Various; 1982 - 1983
29 News Releases; 1973 - 1986
30 News Releases; 1988
31 North Area Chamber of Commerce; Presentation Directions; 1987
Box Folder
23 1 Officeholder Account Expenses; Receipts; 1984 - 1985
2 Officeholder Account Expenses; Receipts; 1985 - 1986
3 Officeholder Donation Requests; 1985
4 Restricted: Office Matters; Correspondence, Equipment, Resumes; 1979 - 1985
5 Restricted: Office Matters; Invoices, Ordinances, Pay Adjustment Program, Performance Review, Reports; 1986
6 Office Matters; Correspondence, Expenditure Reports; 1987 - 1988
7 Office Matters; Instructions, Manuals, Office Supplies Catalog; n.d.
8 Officials, Elected; List; n.d.
9 Omega House; Brochures, Correspondence, Newsletter; 1986 - 1988
10 Ordinance; Children, Unattended in a Motor Vehicle; 1983
11 Ordinances; Amendments, Correspondence, Motions; 1984 - 1988
12 Ordinances; Correspondence; July - September, 1988
13 Ordinances, Code of; Ordinance No. 87-1195, adopted July 8, 1987
14 Ordinance No. 88-689, adopted April 27, 1988
15 Ordinance No. 88-1313, adopted August 3, 1988
16 Organization of Spanish Speaking Officers (O.S.S.O.); Correspondence, Ordinance; 1987
17 Parks & Recreation; Correspondence, Ordinance, Project Lists; 1982 - 1984
18 Parks & Recreation; Buffalo Bayou Recommendations, Correspondence; 1985
19 Parks & Recreation; Correspondence, Finance Report, Ordinance, Petition; 1986
20 Parks & Recreation; Correspondence, Food Service Schedules, Layoffs; 1987
21 Parks, Naming; Castillo, Henderson; 1988
22 Department of Planning & Development; Lakeland Housing Development, Ordinances; 1984 - 1985
23 Department of Planning & Development; Planning Ordinance, Reorganization, Small Business Development Corporation Guidelines, HUD Forms; 1986
24 Department of Planning & Development; Correspondence, Planning Policy Manual, Rehab Ordinances, Sector Planning, Urban Homestead Winners; 1987
25 Police Department; Correspondence; Jurisdictional Boundary Map; 1982 - 1984
26 Police Department; Correspondence, Parity Issue, Personnel Recommendations; 1985
27 Police Department; Complaint, Correspondence, "The Effects of Police Fear Reduction Strategies," Injunction, Court Opinion, “Chicano Squad” article; 1986
28 Police Department; Complaints, Correspondence, Nomination, Reports; 1987
29 Police Department; Cadet Class Levels, Candidate Questionnaire, Commanders; n.d.
Box Folder
24 1 Political Association of Spanish-Speaking Organizations (P.A.S.O.); Constitution, Correspondence, Newsletter, Sublease, Executive Committee Members; 1978 - 1983
2 Political funds reporting and disclosure law and regulation of the ethical conduct of public servants; revision, penalty provision (H.B. No. 2154); 1983
3 Port of Houston; Annual Reports, Correspondence; 1984 - 1987
4 Prevailing Wage; City of Houston Policy, Correspondence; 1984 - 1986
5 "Product Information Network," Travel & Entertainment Expenses, Phones; 1987
6 Property Taxes; Correspondence, Delinquent Ad Valorem Taxes; 1983 - 1987
7 Protocol; Activities, Proclamations for Visitors, Sister Cities; 1984 - 1987
8 Public Interest Advocacy Center (P.I.A.C.) Contributions; 1986
9 Public Services; Community Cablevision and Storer Communications, Storage Lots, Wrecker Permits and Applications; 1981 - 1987
10 Public Works Permits; Applications, Correspondence; 1981 - 1984
11 Public Works; Dangerous Buildings, Correspondence, Lists; 1982 - 1984
12 Public Works; Wastewater Projects, Applications, Ordinance, Personnel Issue; 1983
13 Public Works; Assessments, Bids, Street Improvements, Water Billing; 1983 - 1984
14 Public Works; Projects, Wastewater; Ordinance; Budgets, Roster; 1983 - 1987
15 Public Works; Correspondence; 1984
16 Public Works; Wastewater Budgets, Expenses, and Plants; 1984 - 1987
17 Public Works; Building Code; 1985
18 Public Works; Jersey Village Pump Station, S & V Surveying, Inc.; 1985
19 Public Works; Street Repairs, Water Mains, Water Service Charge Rates; 1986
20 Public Works; Water Main Construction and Other Projects; 1986
21 Public Works; Correspondence, “Users Guide to Building Permits,” Wastewater Rates, Westside Command Station; 1987
22 Public Works; Wastewater; Pamphlets, Personnel Transfers, Pumpage; 1987, n.d.
23 Public Works – Dairy Ashford Police Area Command Station, Non Payment; 1987
24 Public Works; Project List, Sharpstown Park Clubhouse; 1988
25 Puerto Rican Association and Culture Week; 1982 - 1987
26 Purchasing Department; Products; 1983 - 1986
27 Radio Transmission Project; Correspondence, Report, Summary; 1983 - 1984
28 Rate Committee/HL&P, Cogeneration, Projections; 1981 - 1982
29 Real Estate; Abandonments, Appraisals, Appraisers; 1983 - 1988
30 Reimbursements, Original Sales Slips; 1982 - 1986
31 Reyes, Ben; Financial Statement, State of Texas; 1975
32 Reyes, Ben; Fundraiser; 1978
33 Reyes, Ben; Fundraiser, Brady’s Landing, 1 August 1985
34 Reyes, Ben; Fundraiser, Tequilas; 28 August 1985
35 Reyes, Ben; Invitations; 1979 - 1985
36 Reyes, Ben; Invitations and Greeting Cards; 1977 - 1984
37 Reyes, Ben; Legal Defense Fund; Contributions, Statements; 1986
38 Reyes, Ben; Passport and Photographs; 1984
39 Reyes, Ben; Personal; Correspondence, Joint Venture, Other; 1976 - 1986
40 Reyes, Ben; Resumes; n.d.
Box Folder
25 1 Rising Star Club; Citizens’ Complaints; 1981
2 Rising Star Club; Opposition to Bar License Renewal; 1982
3 Rising Star Club; Opposition to Bar License Renewal; 1982, n.d.
4 Ryon Parks/Yellow Cab; Land Acquisition; 1982 - 1983
5 St. Joseph Hospital System; Pension Issue, Security, Walkways; 1981 - 1983
6 St. Joseph’s TMO (The Metropolitan Organization), Church Festival; 1983 - 1984
7 Salvage Yards, Towing, Correspondence; 1988
8 Sample Councilmatic Districts for the City of Houston, Texas Plan A; Vote of 1979
9 San Jacinto River Authority, Lake Conroe Division, Budget; 1983
10 Santa Maria Hostel, Inc.; Correspondence, Newsletter; 1987
11 Secretary of State, Office of the; Election Code, Political Funds Reporting; 1983
12 Senate Districts, Proposed Redistrict; Census and 1980 Election Data, Current Districts; 1983
13 Senate Redistricting; Census Data, Maps; 1983
14 SER – Jobs for Progress, Inc.; Correspondence, Reports; 1981 - 1987
15 Sister Cities Program – Guayaquil/Houston; Correspondence; 1987
16 Small Business Development Corporation; Correspondence, Policies, Procedures, Reports; 1985 - 1987
17 Small Business Development Corporation, Nomination; Correspondence; 1987
18 Small Business Revolving Loan Fund; Correspondence, Reports; 1987
19 Smoking Ordnance; 1986
20 Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers SHPE (Hispanic Organizations); 1987
21 Restricted: Solar, John Michael; Resume; 1988
22 Solid Waste/Resource Recovery; Brochures, Correspondence, Reports; 1978 - 1982
23 Solid Waste; Heavy Trash Program and Four Ten – Hour Days; 1984
24 Solid Waste; Correspondence, Cost Allocations, Working Conditions; 1984 - 1986
25 Solid Waste; Velasco Street Trench Burner Facility; Correspondence, Engineering Report, Provisions; 1986 - 1987
26 Solid Waste; Heavy Trash Program, Specifications; 1987
27 Solid Waste; Ordinances, Chapter 39, Revisions; 1987- 1989
28 Southwest Voter Registration Project; Correspondence; 1975
29 Southwest Voter Registration Project; Correspondence; 1976
30 Southwest Voter Registration Project; Report on Mexican-American Voting; 1978
31 Southwest Voter Registration Project; Correspondence, Proposal, Reports; 1979
32 Southwest Voter Registration Project; Board Members, Correspondence, Reports; 1980
33 Southwest Voter Registration Project; Correspondence; 1981
34 Southwest Voter Registration Project; Correspondence; 1984
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25 35 Southwestern Bell Telephone Co.; Hispanic Relations; 1985
Box Folder
25 36 Statute 1269 M; Civil Service Reform, Police Department Appointments; 1982 - 1986
37 Tax Research Association; Commentaries on Budgets, Taxes; 1986 - 1987
38 Taxes; Sales Taxes on Electricity and Natural Gas, Repeal of Exemptions; 1987
39 Telecommunications; City Net Project; Correspondence, Directory; 1986 - 1988
40 Texas Air Control Board; Gulf States Asphalt Company Permit Application S-17623; 1987
41 Texas Cities Legislative Coalition; Reports, Photograph; 1987
42 Texas Democratic Party; Correspondence, Newsletters, Reports, Rules; 1978 - 1987
Box Folder
26 1 Texas Municipal League; Conflict of Interest Law, Resolutions; 1983 - 1984
2 Texas Rural Legal Foundation, Awards Dinner, Financial Statements; 1986 - 1988
3 Texas, State of, vs. Ben T. Reyes; DWI Charge, Case #848643 Reset Form; 1985
4 Texas, State of; Correspondence, Various Issues; 1981 - 1987
5 Texas, State of; "Official Vehicle Inspection Station Manual," 1983; 67th Texas Legislature by Districts-Counties; Proposed Rapid Transit Legislation; n.d.
6 Texas; Open Bottle Container Legislation; 1985 - 1986
7 Traffic & Transportation; Correspondence; 1984 - 1987
8 Transportation; Correspondence, Plans, Studies; 1982 - 1987
9 Transportation Department, City of Houston; Annual Report, Maps, Programs; 1987 - 1988
10 Transportation Reform; Taxicab Deregulation; 1983 - 1988
11 University of Houston; Correspondence, Publications; 1981 - 1987
12 United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Convention Registrations, Newsletters; 1983
13 U.S. Navy; Recruiting, USS "Valdez" Visit; 1980
14 U.S. Commission on Civil Rights; Block Grant Handbook, Project Concepts; 1983
15 U.S. Senate; Correspondence, Federal Issues; 1980 - 1987
16 United Way; Correspondence; Homeless, Immigration; 1987
17 Urban Homesteading Program; Lottery Application; 1987
18 Veterans; March, Monument; 1983 - 1987
19 Video Games; Correspondence, Mesquite, TX, Ordinances 1410, 1707, 1735; 1982
20 Visions for Greater Houston; Public Planning Process, Task Force; 1987
21 Voting Rights Act, Redistricting; Legal Opinions, Reapportionment Guide; 1973 - 1979
22 Voting Rights Act, Redistricting; Correspondence, Redistricting Plans; 1980 - 1981
23 Voting Rights Act, Redistricting; Process, Recommendations, Resolutions; 1987
24 Waste Water Capacity Reservation Review Board; Ordinance 83-650, Sewer Financing; Wastewater Capacity Application; 1983 - 1986
25 Wastewater Fine, Texas Water Commission Penalties, Directives; 1987
26 Wastewater Treatment Plant Construction; Capital Recovery Charges; Ordinance 83-650; 1979 - 1984
27 Wastewater Treatment Plant; PAM Enterprises, Inc.; Claim for Non-Payment; Sewer Rehabilitation; 1988
28 Water Conservation, Rate Plans, and Policy Reports; 1972, 1976
29 Water; Conservation, Rates, Usage; 1979 - 1987
30 White House Correspondence; 1978 - 1981
31 Woodland Civic/Club White Oak Parkway, Volunteer Address List; n.d.
32 Word Processing Integrations, Inc. (WPI) Expenses/Payments; 1984
33 Wortham Theatre; Motion 80-772, Land Commitments, Exterior Design Concerns; 1983 - 1987
34 Wortham Theater Foundation – Financial Statements; 30 April 1988
35 Epilogue; Newspaper Article with Timeline; 2006

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Series 3 - Photographs

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27 Document Storage Box; Photographs, #1 – 306
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28 Document Storage Box; Photographs, #307 – 493

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