Oral History Collection

MAIN ENTRY: HERNANDEZ, VICTOR
DATE OF INTERVIEW: April 2, 1998
LOCATION OF INTERVIEW: Lubbock, Texas
INTERVIEWER: Daniel Sanchez
LENGTH OF INTERVIEW: 1:10
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE: Victor Hernandez discusses his life, career and involvement on the city council.
TAPE ONE Hernandez, Victor
Attorney
b. August 27, 1961 in El Paso, Texas
Parents
Names and birthplaces
Mother
Housewife
Father
Crane operator
Siblings
Married
Aurora Chaides
b. in El Paso, Texas
Children
Aurora (again)
Justice of the Peace
Three degrees from Texas Tech University
Nursing, Human Development and Family Studies, Law
Childhood
Father (again)
Animals
Farm life in the middle of the city
Father (again)
Mother (again)
Customs and traditions
Easter
Christmas
Midnight Mass
Religious
Siblings (again)
Education
Integrated schools
School activities
University of Texas at El Paso
B. B. A. in management
Activities
Parental influence
Texas Tech University School of Law
Hispanic Community
Differences between Lubbock and El Paso
City council member
Personality
Gone full circle
Discrimination
Over stepping authority
City council member (again) – 1993
Opening up opportunities
For Hispanics
For everybody
City’s television broadcasting station
Problems
Indiana Avenue
Issues
Relationship with Chancellor John Montford
Minorities on the city council
Patterson, T. J.
Mayor
Sitton, Windy
Re-election campaign
Contributions/finances
Issues/stands
Sitton, Windy (again)
Representation
Career choices
Law profession
Opinions
Independence
Community involvement
RANGE DATES: 1961 – 1998
BULK DATES: 1961 – 1998