Jose Antonio (Tony) Parra (1948 - 1995) of El Paso served in the 73rd Texas Legislature from January 1993 to January 1995 as a member of the Democratic Party before switching to the Republican Party in June 1994. He also worked in broadcast journalism, education, and public relations. The Antonio (Tony) Parra papers, MS374, date 1978 – 1995. They contain policy papers, policy studies, legislation, memorandums, committee reports, and correspondence between Parra and various other lawmakers or constituents. The majority of the collection is from Parra’s time in office.