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August 2001

Release Date: August 30, 2001

Display at West Texas Collection to Focus on Hispanics of Ballinger

A display on the Hispanic community in Ballinger will be featured during a Monday, Sept. 10, reception at the Dr. Ralph R. Chase West Texas Collection as part of Angelo State University's celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

The reception is scheduled for 7 p.m. Sept. 10 in the West Texas Collection on the second floor of the Houston Harte University Center at 1910 Rosemont on the ASU campus.

Materials in the new display will include representations of pioneer Hispanic families in Ballinger with a special focus on Mrs. Eva. Camuñez Tucker who became the first Hispanic hired to teach in Ballinger schools when she went there in 1937 to work at the Mexican School.

The display will include photographs, stories, memorabilia and other items representing the lives of the Mexican community in Ballinger and the surrounding area.

The reception is open free to the public and is sponsored by Dr. Ralph R. Chase West Texas Collection and the ASU Development Office.

For additional information, contact the WTC at 942-2164.