Val Verde County Historical Commission


Val Verde County Historical Commission

 

My History/My Story

This page of the website is for your history and your stories about living in Val Verde County. Write up your story about living during the Second World War or working for the railroad. Write up your story about growing up in Comstock, or Langtry, or Pandale, or Double Tanks.

You might not think your experiences are "history," but they are. Your experiences and your lives are part of our community, and the VVCHC would like to help you share them with the community. Write them down and email them to the VVCHC at chair@vvchc.net . We will post your history stories on this page.

 

 

 

Between 2002 and 2008 some American History students at Southwest Texas Junior College interviewed Del Rioans about the Flood of 1998. Click here to read about 1998's Tropical Storm Charlie from the Flood Interviews.

 

 

 

Flor Longoria interviewed Judy Alexaitis in 2004. Included in the interview is information about Judy Alexaitis' service in the Air Force, included during Desert Storm.

 

Chelsea Vaughan interviewed Howard Baughman in 2004. Included in the interview is information about Howard Baughman's service in the Marine Corps during the Korean War.

 

Christopher Wood interviewed Sarah Boston in 2008. Included in the interview is information about Sarah Boston growing up in Del Rio and rural Val Verde County.

 

Julie Broyles interviewed Jesse Cardenas in 2005. Included in the interview is information about San Felipe Cemetery.

 

Bonnie Vasquez interviewed Luis De Anda in 2003. Included in the interview is information about Luis De Anda's service in the Air Force during the Korean War.

 

Elias Varela interviewed Jose Diaz in 2007. Included in the interview is information about Jose Diaz growing up in San Felipe neighborhood.

 

Michael Evans II interviewed Pat Dugan in 2005. Included in the interview is information about Pat Dugan growing up in Del Rio and his service in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.

 

Jose Briones interviewed Price Esquivel in 2005. Included in the interview is information about Price Esquivel's service in the Air Force.

 

Heather Williams interviewed Michael Evans in 2006. Included in the interview is information about Michael Evans' service in the Air Force, including the U-2 aircraft once stationed at Laughlin Air Force Base.

 

Eduardo Hernandez interviewed Jose Frausto in 2005. Included in the interview is information about Jose Frausto's service in the Army during the Second World War, including combat in the Philippines.

 

Elisa Fernandez interviewed Isaida Garza in 2005. Included in the interview is information about Isaida Garza growing up in Del Rio and San Felipe neighborhood.

 

Sandra Shipp interviewed Arturo Gonzalez in 2005. Included in the interview is information about Arturo Gonzalez growing up in Del Rio and his desire to become an attorney.

 

Sandra Shipp interviewed Judge Sergio Gonzalez in 2004. Included in the interview is information about Sergio Gonzalez growing up in Del Rio and becoming Val Verde County's county court-at-law judge.

 

Alfred Jones interviewed Ronnie and Sherry Hall in 2007. Included in the interview is information about Sherry hall growing up in Sanderson and Ronnie Hall working for the Southern Pacific Railroad across West Texas.

 

Angela Munden-Johnson interviewed Lonia Haynes in 2005. Included in the interview is information about race relations and public school policies in Del Rio.

 

Gabino Barrera interviewed Garland Hill in 2004. Included in the interview is information about Garland Hill's service in the Army during the Second World War.

 

Eric Snider interviewed Jerry Holt in 2004. Included in the interview is information about Jerry Holt's service in the Air Force during the Vietnam War.

 

Genovevo Robles interviewed Wade Kaleikini in 2005. Included in the interview is information about Wade Kaleikini's service in the Air Force, including his service during the Vietnam War.

 

Monica Nieto interviewed Cynthia Limones in 2006. Included in the interview is information about Cynthia Limoness career with Customs at the Del Rio port of entry.

 

Fernando Lopez interviewed Lazaro Lopez in 2005. Included in the interview is information about Lazaro Lopez's service in the Army during the Second World War.

 

Jesse Perry interviewed Feliciano Lucio in 2006. Included in the interview is information about Feliciano Lucio's service in the Army, including during the Vietnam War.

 

Sarah Darley interviewed Patricia McCormick in 2006. Included in the interview is information about Patricia McCormick's career as the Lady Bullfighter.

 

Ebdawna Jo Musquiz interviewed Lou Edna Musquiz in 2004. Included in the interview is information about Lou Edna Musquiz growing up in Del Rio and attending school during the consolidation of San Felipe I.S.D. and Del Rio I.S.D. in 1971-1972.

 

Megan Ramirez interviewed Paul Ramirez in 2005. Included in the interview is information about Paul Ramirez's military service during Desert Storm and his service with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

 

Michelle Reyna interviewed Robert Reyna in 2004. Included in the interview is information about Robert Reyna growing up in Del Rio.

 

Adam Powell interviewed Susan Ridgeway in 2005. Included in the interview is information about the tornados that struck Del Rio in 1988.

 

Jesse Diaz interviewed Thomas Riggle in 2007. Included in the interview is information about German and American culture.

 

Dustin Rowe interviewed David Rowe in 2005. Included in the interview is information about David Rowe's service in the Border Patrol.

 

Anabelia Castillo interviewed Chester Rutigliano in 2004. Included in the interview is information about Chester Rutigliano's service in the Army during the Second World War.

 

Jose Lozano interviewed Alfredo Escobar Salgado in 2006. Included in the interview is information about the history of Ciudad Acuna.

 

Fidel Morales interviewed Oscar San Miguel in 2006. Included in the interview is information about Oscar San Miguel's service in the military during the Vietnam War.

 

Eduardo Hernandez interviewed Jack Sanchez in 2005. Included in the interview is information about Jack Sanchez's service in the military during the Second World War.

 

Julie Broyles interviewed Jim Sanders in 2004. Included in the interview is information about Jim Sanders opening a the Emporium in the old Ross Building, a building once owned by his grandfather.

 

Lucinda Robles interviewed Francisco Sandoval in 2004. Included in the interview is information about Francisco Sandoval's service in the Marine Corps and the Iraqi War.

 

James Ponce interviewed Jesse Sandoval in 2006. Included in the interview is information about Jesse Sandoval's service in the Navy.

 

LuzElena Hernandez interviewed Soyla Velasquez in 2005. Included in the interview is information about growing up in San Felipe neighborhood, the rivalry between the Mustangs and the Wildcats, and the 1971 school district consolidation.

 

Dustin Rowe interviewed Tommy Vick in 2004. Included in the interview is information about Tommy Vick's career working for the railroad.

 

Jennifer Kuaea interviewed Sharon Walker in 2005. Included in the interview is information about Sharon Walker's service in the Air Force.

 

Chelsea Vaughan interviewed David Wharton in 2005. Included in the interview is information about David Wharton's career with the Customs Service.

 

Jessica Chavez interviewed Sara Fawcett Winters in 2005. Included in the interview is information about Sara Winters' family settling along the Devil's River in the 1880s.

 

Wendy Garcia interviewed Royce Zvorak in 2006. Included in the interview is information about Royce Zvorak's service in the Air Force during the Vietnam War.

 

Courtney Broadbent interviewed Louis Franklin Zylka in 2007. Included in the interview is information about Louis Franklin Zylka's service in the Air Force during the Vietnam War.