Tag Archives: South-Texas

The Baylor Family Collection, no. 12 – Hunting Dove and Quail in South Texas, 1965

Among the Baylor family members are a number of avid huntsmen and women. Captured in this home movie are John and friends hunting for dove and quail in South Texas.

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. 6 – First Snow!

This home movie captures scenes of the Ayala family gleefully enjoying a rare snow in South Texas in their coats and pajamas. The family slides down the driveway and street in front of their home, then throws snowballs at each other and at other neighbors that have come outside to see the snow.

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 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.

The Avena-Wilson Collection, no. 6 – Senators Yarborough and Mondale Visit the Valley (1969)

This home movie captures scenes of a birthday party, followed by Senators Ralph Yarborough and Walter Mondale touring migrant labor camps in the Lower Rio Grande Valley in November of 1969. The two senators were acting as members of the Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, touring the Valley with members of the U.S.

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The Bentsen Film Collection, no. 5 – Citrus Queen Pageant and Parade

This home movie captures scenes of a 1940s Citrus Queen Pageant and parade, part of the Texas Citrus Fiesta in Mission, Texas. Pageant contestants and their escorts walk down the stage in their gowns in front of a large grapefruit backdrop. Brief scenes of the Parade of Oranges are also included.