Abilene Christian College - Prickly Pear Yearbook (Abilene, TX)

 - Class of 1982

Page 214 of 424

 

Abilene Christian College - Prickly Pear Yearbook (Abilene, TX) online yearbook collection, 1982 Edition, Page 214
Page 214



Text from page 214:


Search for Classmates, Friends, and Family in one
of the Largest Collections of Online Yearbooks!



Your membership with E-Yearbook.com provides these benefits:
  • Instant Access to Millions of Yearbook Pictures Online
  • Full Access to High-Resolution, Full-Color Images
  • Search, Browse, Read, and Print Yearbook Pages
  • Access College, High School, and Military Yearbooks
  • Support the Schools in our Program by Subscribing

Pol it ick i I1 oney and media are both growing in im- portance in the political arenas of the country, not only on the national level, but - in statewide elections as well. The Texas political scene in the spring of 1982 conformed to this standard as campaigning for the Democratic and Republican primaries began the political jockeying for some important statewide seats. Money initially seemed to be the biggest considera- tion for the Democrats in choosing a candidate for Texas governor. Many political analysts believed the acid test for the Democrats would be: Who has the most money to mount an effective campaign against the Republican incumbent, millionaire Gov. Bill Clements? The most obvious answer didn't prove to be the right one, however. Railroad Commissioner Buddy Temple, while from a background of great personal wealth, couldn't summon the support needed to defeat Texas Attorney General Mark White in the Democratic primary for governor, and afterwards dropped out of the race. nother gubernatorial hopeful, Bob Arm- strong, who served competently as the state's land commissioner and was highly regarded by many Democrats, had neither the name recognition nor funds to defeat White. So while most ACU students were studying for finals or preparing for graduation, the Democrats turned out on the first Saturday in May to support Mark White as the No. 1 challenger to Gov. Clements 210 Texas Politics for the November general election. The primary race between White and Temple ended so closely that a June 12 run-off was announced. However, before the run-off election took place, Tem- ple withdrew from the race with little explanation. Some news media and other political observers speculated that Temple had never intended to win the race, that instead he sought only to increase his name recognition with Texas voters for a future race. hile much of the state's media attention was focused on the governor's race, Abilene and the ACU area were scenes of some significant political activity as well. ACU government professor and State Rep. Gary Thompson became involved in the redistricting con- troversy that plagued the state for much of the year. One redistricting plan in the fall of 1981 was drawn to pit Thompson against Walter Grubbs, another area representative to the state legislature. The two representatives, not wishing to oppose each other in the election, for political as well as personal reasons, solved their conflict in a quick move - literally. Grubbs, barely meeting the one-year residence re- quirement for state legislature candidates, moved his family home into the neighboring district to avoid a contest with Thompson. Although this solution seemed effective for the Abilene area representatives, the new redistricting plan met with opposition in many parts of the state. The new district lines rulings were eventually appealed

1985 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals 1970 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals 1972 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals 1965 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals 1983 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals 1983 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals
1981 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals 1976 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals 1976 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals 1976 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals 1981 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals 1983 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals
FIND FRIENDS AND CLASMATES GENEALOGY ARCHIVE REUNION PLANNING
Are you trying to find old school friends, old classmates, fellow servicemen or shipmates? Do you want to see past girlfriends or boyfriends? Relive homecoming, prom, graduation, and other moments on campus captured in yearbook pictures. Revisit your fraternity or sorority and see familiar places. See members of old school clubs and relive old times. Start your search today! Looking for old family members and relatives? Do you want to find pictures of parents or grandparents when they were in school? Want to find out what hairstyle was popular in the 1920s? E-Yearbook.com has a wealth of genealogy information spanning over a century for many schools with full text search. Use our online Genealogy Resource to uncover history quickly! Are you planning a reunion and need help? E-Yearbook.com can help you with scanning and providing access to yearbook images for promotional materials and activities. We can provide you with an electronic version of your yearbook that can assist you with reunion planning. E-Yearbook.com will also publish the yearbook images online for people to share and enjoy.
Join now to enjoy these benefits and more with your membership:
  • Instant Access to Millions of Yearbook Pictures Online
  • Full Access to High-Resolution, Full-Color Images
  • Search, Browse, Read, and Print Yearbook Pages
  • Access University, College and High School Yearbooks
  • View Military Yearbooks and Naval Cruise Books
  • Support the Schools in our Program by Subscribing
Sign Up Today!


E-Yearbook.com - Find and search online yearbooks today!