Folder 23, Notes, 'El Norteno', undated.

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Bidal Aguero was born on July 23, 1949, and attended Texas Technological College (later Texas Tech University) in the fall of 1967. While there, he became active a Mexican American student organization called Los Tertullianos, becoming vice-president in 1970 and president in 1971. Los Tertullianos organized gatherings and seminars to encourage Mexican American students to be more politically active. Aguero graduated from Texas Tech in December 1972 with a B.A. in music education and after working for Learn-Education Talent Search for seven months, he helped found COMA (Commerciantes Organizacion Mexicano Americano), the Mexican-American Chamber of Commerce, in 1972.
He joined La Raza Unida Party, ran for local offices such as county commissioner, and participated in organizing protests for injustices done against Mexican Americans. Aguero was one of those who filed a lawsuit against the Lubbock Independent School District to change its method of electing school trustees. Aguero has worked in several local social service organizations such as Defensa, Inc., Chicanos Unidos-Campensions, and Llano Estacado Farmworkers of Tejas and government groups such as the South Plains Association of Governments, the State of Texas, and the City of Lubbock. Aguero is currently publisher of one of the two weekly Spanish newspapers in Lubbock, El Editor.
Aguero has worked in several local social service organizations such as Defensa, Inc., Chicanos Unidos-Campensions, and Llano Estacado Farmworkers of Tejas and government groups such as the South Plains Association of Governments, the State of Texas, and the City of Lubbock. Aguero is currently publisher of one of the two weekly Spanish newspapers in Lubbock, El Editor.
Full biography can be found at http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/ttusw/00042/tsw-00042.html
The collection consists of personal, financial and business records, civil rights and social service organizational materials, and government papers.
Bidal Aguero Papers, 1949-1988 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
Box 1, Folder 23

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Aguero, Bidal, 1949-, Aguero, Bidal, 1949--Archives, Amigo Publications (Lubbock, Tex.), Mexican American Chamber of Commerce (Lubbock, Tex.), Austin (Tex.)--Economic conditions, Lubbock (Tex.)--Economic conditions, Odessa (Tex.)--Economic conditions, Boards of trade--Texas--Lubbock, Civic leaders--Texas--Lubbock, Editor (Odessa, Tex.), Journalism--Texas--Lubbock, Mexican Americans--Texas--Lubbock, Mexican American newspapers--Texas--Lubbock, Small business--Texas--Lubbock, Spanish newspapers--Texas

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