mayors

Alamodoomed

Apr 1, 1997 By Jan Jarboe Russell

San Antonio mayor Bill Thornton likes to talk about the future, but he’s still a politician of the past—and so is everyone who’s running against him.

Familia Feud

Dec 1, 1996 By Michael DiLeo

In Laredo, a conservative revolution is upending the city’s old patronage politics.

Affairs of State

Nov 1, 1996 By Michael DiLeo

Mónica García Velásquez, the first female mayor of Nuevo Laredo, is smart, poised, and articulate, especially when it comes to dismissing rumors about her love life.

Smelling Like a Rose

Nov 1, 1995 By Helen Thorpe

Critics complain about Houston’s rising debt, but Mayor Bob Lanier’s reputation is blooming, which is why he’ll win a third term this month.