Hernandez, Aurora Chaides 1998-07-10

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Aurora Hernandez discusses her life in El Paso and Lubbock, Texas. She also discusses her college education and politics.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Aurora Chaides Hernandez

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Date: July 10, 1998

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Daniel Sanchez

Length: 1 hour, 15 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Aurora Chaides Hernandez, Born El Paso Texas (July 23 1962), Parents Father born May 8 1927, Mother born September 17 1934, Met in El Paso, Mother (again), The oldest of 5 girls, Father (again), Middle of three boys, Mother (again), Education, Father (again), Education, Siblings, The fifth of 8 children, Ages range from 27 to 46, Education, Childhood, Moving, Community involvement, Scholastic involvement, Memories of school, Education, Graduated in the to 2% of her high school class, College, University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), Married Victor Hernandez, Transferred to Texas Tech University, One of her brothers was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, Education (again), College (again), Decided to go to nursing school, Loved nursing school at Texas Tech, Community Service (again), Lubbock General (presently University Medical Center UMC), Job duties, Worked while attending school, Selected to go to Washington D. C. on a fellowship (1990-1991), Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Senator Lloyd Bentson, American Nurses Association, Lobbyist, Decided to attend law school, Received nursing and human development degree (1988), Victor (again), Law School Texas Tech University, Opinions, Had first child during first year of law school, Met with assistant dean of the law school about, postponing exams, Victor (again), Called to Desert Storm.

Tape 1, Side 2: Aurora Hernandez (again), Law School Texas Tech University (again), Thoughts of administrators, Minority professors, Professor Benson, Had second child in law school, Justice of the Peace, Elected after completing law school, Ran on the Democratic ticket, Differences between El Paso and Lubbock, Discrimination, Example, Cultures, Education, Parental involvement, Aurora Hernandez (again), Justice of the Peace, Rewarding experience, Judge, Dealing with attorneys, Lubbock politics, Votes follow party lines, Discrimination (again), Sheriff’s race (1998), Hispanics in politics.

Tape 2, Side 1: Hispanics becoming the majority in Texas, Higher education, Lubbock Independent School District, Aurora Hernandez (again), Community service (again), [ends after 15 minutes].

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1962-1998

Bulk Dates: 1970s-1998

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