CHEESECAKE ON THE RIVERWALK Serving sandwiches to seafood, from 11:30 until 11:30 every day of the week; open till midnight in the Metro Center, San Antonio, Texas with slate cards endorsing Binder, Deuser, Duncan, Marcos De Leon \(who lost Urdy or Means. Other groups such as the. Black Voters Action Project, the Mexican-American Democrats and East Town Lake Citizens endorsed slightly different slates, but they too put their people on the streets in the last frantic days before the election. Deuser’s win may also signify a reaction by Austin voters against the hardball politics practiced by his opponents. Duke, a business-person and paid lobbyist for savings and loan interests, accused Guerrero of mishandling grant funds awarded by the city to the Austin Community Economic Development Corporation; Guerrero labeled Duke a “loan shark lobbyist.” In any case, the margins for Duncan, Deuser, and Binder definitely show that SEND THE OBSERVER TO name address city state zip this subscription is for myself gift subscription send card in my name sample copy only you may use my name $18 enclosed for a one-year subscription bill me for $18 MY NAME & ADDRESS THE TEXAS OBSERVER 600 W. 7th, Austin, Texas 78701 ANDERSON & COMPANY COFFEE TEA SPICES TWO JEFFERSON SQUARE AUSTIN, TEXAS 78131 512 41531533 Send me your list. Name Street City Zip big money and business-developer support no longer assure one of a reservation for a city council seat in Austin.. And if the trend against STNP continues in the runoff, the Austin elections may well justify national attention like that attracted by the election of Henry Cisneros mayor of San Antonio. 0 STNP Divides Showdowners Austin STNP divides the runoff opponents in the Austin city election. Mayor Carole McClellan, Bob Duke \(Deuser’s runoff in summary effect oppose withdrawing from the project. McClellan emphasized to the Observer that she initiated the idea of Brownsville taking part of Austin’s 16% share, started four audits, and brought in two law firms to evaluate suing the contractors if the cost overruns are not defensible. “HL&P and Brown and Root have a lot to answer for,” she said. “I’m not gonna withdraw \(from Observer. She wants another referendum on the subject -and no more money committed until the vote. Of Urdy she said, “He’s for gettin’ out. I think mine is the more sound position.” Urdy is personally opposed to staying in and wants a straightforward city election, “get out of STNP or stay in.” Bob Binder, McClellan’s opponent, favors an election and says, “We need to get out of the STNP as soon as possible, and the sooner the better.” Deuser says, “We need to put this question to a vote of the people, and then sell our share of the nuke to the highest bidder.” Three of the four councilper’sons elected oppose STNP. “We simply must get out of the nuke,” Roger Duncan says. “I have voted against it since 1973,” says John Trevino. Also favoring another referendum, Richard Goodman says the original proposed cost of Austin’s share was $161 million, but is now $500 million, “and it won’t be on line for four or five years, if ever.” In Dallas the Establishment candidate, Dallas Citizens Council member Jack Evans, a businessman, trounced seven opponents for mayor. However, he is unusual for Dallas: He says he will listen to black and Hispanic council members, hold town hall meetings, and initiate a rail-based mass transit system. “He has even,” said Dallas Times-Herald columnist Bryan Woolley, “promised that his administration will try to help the poor.” M.B., R.D. 16 APRIL 17, 1981
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