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El Reporter Newspaper

Identifier: C-0110

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of issues of El Reporter dating from 1976-1978. The extent of the collection is 1 box (.5 linear feet).


  • 1976-1978


El Reporter was a monthly English/Spanish language newspaper published in Fort Worth from 1976 to 1978. The editor/publisher was Carlos Puente, who moved to Fort Worth in 1971 with his wife, Maria Esther and family. At the time of publication, he was a health planner and coordinator of Manpower Services for the North Central Texas Council of Governments in Arlington. In 1978 he successfully ran for the board of education for the Fort Worth Independent School District serving for six years. He was the first Latino elected to the School Board. In 1991 he became a member of the Fort City Council. After one term, he left public office but continued to be active in Republican Party politics and in organizations such as LULAC in Arlington. He later became a teacher with the Fort Worth public schools and then assistant principal in the Arlington public schools.


.5 Linear Feet (1 Box)

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Physical Location

Archives: 4A1
El Reporter Newspaper
Ken Hopkins
16 March 2003
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Repository Details

Part of the Fort Worth Public Library Archives Repository

500 West 3rd Street
Fort Worth Texas 76102