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Recent Articles by Richard Gonzales

Baseball legend, Texas Rangers manager Ted Williams shunned this part of his heritage

At the home opener of the Texas Rangers ball club on April 21, 1972, in Arlington Stadium, 20,105 jubilant fans cheered the team’s first appearance in North Texas.

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This ‘home-grown educational maestro’ left her mark on bilingual education in Fort Worth

Jesse Martinez, former District 6 Fort Worth Independent School District Board member, recalled his joy to discover Alice Contreras was his second grade teacher at M. G. Ellis Elementary School.

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Fort Worth’s first Mexican American city councilman rose from El Pozo, or The Hole.

After 104 years of the city’s incorporation, Louis Zapata, the first Mexican American Fort Worth council representative, was sworn into office on April 19, 1977, before a crowd of jubilant Latinos.

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More Star-Telegram articles by Richard Gonzales

Fort Worth’s Wesley Community House Provided Help for Struggling Immigrants and Women

Immigrant Made a Good Life As Tailor in Arlington

WWII POW Raúl Manríquez Served His Country, The Air Force and Fort Worth

Aída Morossini: A Trailblazer in Spanish Radio in Fort Worth

Mexican Presbyterian Church Became Gethsemane

November 17, 2019—How the 1911 Mystery of Missing Fort Worth Boy Was Solved

Rose Marine Theater Filled a Void for Latino Entertainment

Texas Banned Spanish in Public Schools, But Fort Worth Broke Mold in 1969

Traqueros Laid Rail and Formed Fort Worth’s First Mexican Neighborhood

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