Tx. Consumer Assn., 477-1882; Tx. Mobilization for Survival, Sun., wkly., 474-5877; Travis Audubon Scty., 3rd Thu., 447-7155 or 477-6282; Travis Cty. Demo. Women, every Fri., 453-3243; Travis Cty. YD’s, 453-3796; Univ. Mobilization for Survival, wkly., 476-4503; UT YD’s, 452-8516; West Aus. Demos., 2nd Thu., 454-1291; Zilker Park Posse, 472-1053. SAN ANTONIO ACLU, 224-6791; Amnesty Intl., U.S. Group 127, Julia Powell, 828-4141; Women’s Political Caucus, 2nd Tues., 655-3724; Civil Rights Litigation Center, 224-1061; Citizens Concerned About Nuclear Power, 1st & 3rd Weds., 655-0543; Com2nd Th., 222-2367; Demos for Action, Research & Wed., 674-0351; Latin-American Assistance, alternate Sats., 732-0960; Mxn.-Amn. Demos., 3rd Mon., Walter Martinez, 227-1341; NAACP, 4th Fri., 2247636; Organizations United for East Side Development, last Tue., 824-4422; People for Peace, 2nd Th., 822-3089; Physicians for Social Responsibility, 1st Mon., Dr. Martin Batiere, 691-0375; Poor People’s Coalition for Human Services, 923-3037; Residents Organized for Better and Beautiful Tue., 226-3973; S. A. Demo. League, 1st Thu., 344 1497; S. A. Gay Alliance, last Wed., Metropolitan Commnty. Church, 102 S. Pine; Sierra Club, 3rd Tue., 341-5990; United Citizens Project Planning 224-4278. DALLAS ACLU, 2001 McKinney, Suite 330; ACORN, 823-4580; Amn. Friends Service Cmte., 321-8643; Amnesty Intl., U.S. Group 189, Renee Berta, 915584-4869, and Group 205, William H. Winn, 214361-4690; Armadillo Coalition, 1st Wed., 349-1970; AMIGOS, 339-9461; Bois d’Arc Patriots, 827-2632; Brown Berets, 337-4135; Bread for the World, state, Joe Haag, 741-1991 x298, and 495-1494 \(Dist. 946-9446; Clean Air Coalition, 387-2785; Comanche Peak Life Force, Wed. wkly, 337-5885; Cmte in Solidarity with the People in El Sal2nd Mon., 528-4233; Fellowship of Reconciliation Mon., 827-1181; Frederick Douglass Voting League, 428-2407; Nghborhood Info. & Action No. Lake College Solar Club, 659-5254; Progressive Voters League, 372-8168; Sierra Club, 2nd Wed., 369-5543; Txns. for Handgun Control, 528-3985; Tx. Cmte. on Natural Resources, 352-8370; Tx. Tenants Union, 823-2733; Resisters League, 337-5885. We acknowledge with thanks the assistance of Cordye Hall and Teri Wiss in preparing this entry. FORT WORTH 924-1401, board meets mthly; Armadillo Coalition, 927-0808; Bread for the World, 924-1440 \(Dist. Regulation, 478-6372; Coalition of Labor Union Women, 469-1202. Dist. 10 Demos., 2nd Sat., 535-7803; First Friday, 1st Fri., 927-0808; F.W. Tenants’ Ccl., 923-5071; IMPACT, \(telephone chain, works largely through progressive Protestant Assn., 2nd & 4th Tue., 335-5405; NOW, 3rd Th., 336-3943; Precinct Workers Cl., 3rd Th., 429-2706; Senatorial Dist. 12 Demos., 2nd Sat. or 2nd Wed., 457-1560; Sierra Club, 3rd Wed., 923-9718; StuCty. Demo Women’s Club, 2nd Sat., 451-8133, 927-5169; Tx. Coalition of Black Demos \(F. W. Caucus, 1st Wed., 336-8700. THE ACLU American Civil Liberities Union chapters, not listed elsewhere: Denton, 387-5126; El Paso, Houston, 524-5925; Lubbock, 806-765-8393; Rio Grande Valley, Bill Fulcher, 541-4874 Waco; Prof. Frank Newton, 755-3611. \(At present there are no active chapters in Corpus Christi or LONE STAR ALLIANCE The Alliance is made up of member groups opposed to nuclear power. The groups, not listed elsewhere: Houston: Mockingbird Alliance, 747-1837. Bryan: Brazos Society for Alternatives to Nuclear Energy, 822-1882. Nacogdoches: Pineywoods Coalition, 218 W. Austin St. AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL Contact persons for Amnesty International in Texas, not elsewhere listed: Beaumont, Group 221, Karen Dweyer, 420 Longmeadow, Beaumont 77707; Regional membership coordinator, Rita Williamson, 512-441-8078 ginnys ‘ COPYING SERVICE Copying Binding Printing Color Copying Graphics Word Processing Austin Lubbock Son Marcos EAT DOWNTOWN! BREAKFAST AND LUNCH OPEN 7:30 AM ’til 4 PM Across from the Alamo National Bank 135 East Commerce, San Antonio 225-0231 \(I he has never seen, stayed in the ranch house before it was sold has sat in the chairs that Gram and Grandpa sat in, has eaten at their dining table but it is as though The Ranch was a half-centurylong parade that he just barely missed seeing. It’s as if there had once been a family mirror that if he could have looked into it would have shown him the fullest possible picture of himself, but now it is broken. So I talk awhile about what the ranch was like when I was growing up. I tell him that those barren, rocky fields he and I once walked across, full of horehound, had been corn fields with stalks higher than Grandpa’s head. I tell him about Gram in her bonnet making lye soap in the wash pot on summer mornings and the clean smell of the laundry flapping on the line. My best moment to remember? Well, I tell him, maybe it was waking up in the feather bed in the west room, next to the garden, and hearing Grandpa’s boots clumping and scuffing on the sidewalk and then the gate creaking and slamming as he went into the back lot, and the sound of the windmill turning slowly, easily, as if it would keep on turning forever and the lambs bleating up by the water tank, and Gram, with her hair in braids across her head and wearing her apron, coming across the linoleum floor in her worn canvas shoes, saying goodmorning and asking if I was ready for breakfast, and my saying yes, and stretching and turning beneath the covers, and then lying there, feeling perfect, smelling the biscuits through the bedroom door. WE let the fire die down after a while and look up at the stars. It has been a long time since either of us has seen the sky at night in such an isolated country place. We stare, properly impressed wanting to talk about what we see but knowing there isn’t really much that can be said. The stars. They’re there . . . my God, they’re there. Byron knows about starlight that what we think we see is really light that started out billions or trillions or quadrillions of years ago. . . . We find the Big Dipper. Duchess begins barking far off in the valley, and we suddenly remember her. Byron first calls her, then he gives a whistle an astonishingly shrill, penetrating two-fingered blast of sound I didn’t know he had mastered and we hear her coming. We decide she had found an armadillo . “Want to go up to Harper?” I ask. It is nearly ten o’clock. We ought to go crawl THE TEXAS OBSERVER 21
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