Norma Chavez bit the dust. The outcome was a foregone conclusion after Chavez brought up Gonzalez’s sexual orientation and was condemned by most of her peers in local politics. She had just made too many folks mad over the years with her bellicosity and her boasts about her influence in Austin, and they were waiting to get even. She recruited Marisa Marquez to run against Paul Moreno, her colleague, and then, when Marquez won, Chavez turned on her. She couldn’t control her own temper. Chavez came out of a grass roots movement in which she mastered the art of streetfighting, but she never grew beyond it. Nobody is going to shed a tear over this outcome except Chavez herself.