Tag Archives: Rio-Grande-Valley

The Figueroa Family Collection – Wedding Ceremony

This home movie from the Figueroa family captures scenes of a bride being assisted in attaching her veil before her wedding ceremony. The small ceremony takes place, then the newlyweds are congratulated by the gathered friends and family before posing for the camera outside.

The Figueroa Family Collection – Wedding Reception and a Veil in the Wind

This home movie from the Figueroa family captures scenes of a bride and groom dancing at their wedding reception as a live band plays and friends and family look on. Also included are images of the bride in her gown, her veil contending with the wind, as well as images of the family in their

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The E.B. Hopkins Collection, no. 15 – Texas Oil Fields (1937)

This home movie from the 1930s captures scenes of various Texas oil fields. The film begins with a look at the Panhandle field, as oilman E.B. Hopkins checks out a number of wells. Next, he visits the Sam Fordyce oil and gas field in Hidalgo County. While in nearby McAllen, Hopkins stays at the Casa

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The Avena-Wilson Collection, no. 7 – Senators Yarborough and Mondale, Cesar Chavez (1969)

This home movie captures scenes of United States Senators Ralph Yarborough and Walter Mondale conducting a senate committee hearing in Edinburg, Texas, followed by scenes of labor leader and civil rights activist Cesar Chavez. On November 24, 1969, after touring migrant labor camps throughout the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Senators Yarborough and Mondale held a

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The Bentsen Film Collection, no. 6 – Family Garden and Texas Citrus Fiesta Parade

This home movie captures scenes of the Bentsen family posing in a thriving flower garden among rose bushes and papaya trees. Views of the house and grounds are also recorded, as well as footage of the children on horseback. Scenes of floats lining up for the Texas Citrus Fiesta parade are later included.

The David Ayala Collection, no. 9 – The Brownsville-Matamoros Border

This home movie captures scenes of the Ayala family in Brownsville, where they visit Matamoros, Mexico, then cross back over the Rio Grande River into Texas. The family then visits the Commemorative Air Force’s Rio Grande Valley Museum.

The Bentsen Film Collection, no. 8 – Reception at Family Home

This home movie captures scenes of a picturesque house and its landscaped grounds, followed by a family gathering at the home for a wedding reception.

The Bentsen Film Collection, no. 7 – Edcouch, Texas Parade and Dam

This home movie captures scenes of a parade in Edcouch, Texas where fire engines, men on horseback, floats, and citizens in costume parade through the streets. Scenes of the Bentsen family visiting the Edcouch Dam are also included.

The Figueroa Family Collection – Family Wedding and Celebrations

This home movie captures scenes of a Figueroa family wedding in the 1960s, complete with enthusiastic dancing, a live band, and the groom throwing the garter. Also included are images of the family at home with a new baby and Ruben getting a shiny, new bike for his birthday.

The Bentsen Film Collection no. 10 – Citrus Orchard and Fields

This home movie captures scenes of a citrus orchard in the Rio Grande Valley. Scenes of row crops and farm workers are also included.