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Sunday Brunch Dinner 5:30-10:00 Tues:-Sun Steaks, Spirits, wag:macs lf~ CC 11-11 o USE 502 Dawson Road Austin, Texas ti4e. -o o\( clad .6etvtekWi ck.0.5o -{“Ws rt. [ ;vktzt=ltaP iti,AZ kAeitc gAlit-mtkco 66vide Printers Stationers Mailers Typesetters High Speed Web Offset Publication Press Counseling Designing Copy Writing Editing Trade Computer Sales and Services Complete Computer Data Processing Services 512/442-7836 1714 South Congress P.O. Box 3485 Austin, Texas 78764 20 MAY 9, 1980 stolid Indian-American who was working as a high school guard at night, approached him with his hat off and said, “I want to help you.” “I don’t have any money,” Gonzalez said. “I want to help you.” Gonzalez sensed that people were establishing “a relation to me people didn’t know where the government was.” With no publicity or radio time, he finished in the runoff with the establishment’s Anglo choice, Stanley Banks, beating out another Anglo who finished third. Maury Maverick, Jr., the son of the former New Deal congressman from San Antonio, was in a runoff for another seat in the legislature, too, but had lost the West Side, and Gonzalez says Maverick, Sr., went to work to create a MaverickGonzalez partnership in the runoff. Gonzalez and the Mavericks agreed to cooperate there was a slate card that included Gonzalez and Maverick, Jr: Gonzalez lost by 2,000 votes out of 33,000 while Maverick, Jr., with the West Side going for him, won by 600. The day after the young Maury won, he said he owed his election to Gonzalez as much as to anyone. “I want to talk to you before you get bitter,” Maury, Sr., told Gonzalez. “I’m a bitter man, but I don’t want you to be bitter. You need a job. They need a man over at the Housing Authority.” The local agency was building public housing, but nothing protected the people who were being dispossessed from their slum homes. Gonzalez became the man for family relocation and says proudly he was responsible for relocating 453 families without one eviction suit and with every family relocated in .a better or standard place. City Council In 1953 leaders of a slate of challengers for the city council asked Gonzalez to run with them. This time his father became “terribly angry” with him for running. “iEstds perdiendo tiempo!” he told his son. “Eres un fracaso.” \(“You’re wasting your time! You’re a catastrophe, a failure.” Gonzalez and a former mayor won without a runoff; the rest of their slate won in the runoff. Though he was elected mayor protem, Gonzalez earned only $20 a meeting council. Local patricians could afford to serve, but he could not. He went on with some translating and received some assistance from his father and his brother Joaquin. If his running mates had expected him to be a tame Mexican, he soon showed them otherwise. When the mayor proposed to burn “communist-tinged