|Judge Neece Swears in Zavaleta|
|Nena, Visiting with Adela Garza|
Only a few in town will remember Bill Williams, carnival barker, world traveler, snappy dresser, but above all else, salesman. In December '66, Bill asked me to drive him into Matamoros to purchase some cookware, but suggested a stop at the Drive Inn first for libations. 4 or 5 of us, at the bar, got involved in this huge discussion, argument about the Viet Nam War. Bill had a tab at the Drive Inn and told the bartender to "keep them coming." Before morning, Bill was forced to empty his wallet to put "something" on the tab. I found one nickle on the floorboard of my '59 VW, just enough to get back across the B&M Bridge. Bill asked me a few days later: "How were you able to drive back?"
Zavaleta, in remarks after the swearing in, lamented that, unlike some other community colleges, TSC did not, as yet, offer a bachelor's degree.
"Make no mistake, we've lost our university." he observed, referring to the bulk of UT-RGV, along with the administration, being moved to Edinburg.
The old warhorse, describing himself as "a hard worker," vows to "bring TSC back." Actually, the test, issued years ago at Jacob Brown Auditorium, is ongoing.