Olivia: A woman born ahead of her time who paved the way for today's Hispanic women.

Olivia: A woman born ahead of her time who paved the way for today's Hispanic women.

by Priscilla Kohutek

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781633632097
Publisher: White Bird Publications
Publication date: 12/13/2016
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Priscilla Kohutek is a native Texan, a prolific writer, and a published author. She holds degrees in History and Government and has a solid background in English, literature, and politics. Her life is rich with unusual experiences, having spent 25 years living and writing in the Far East where her nonfiction works appeared regularly in major magazines and leading newspapers. Priscilla also was the managing editor of an important cultural magazine, a radio talk show host, and a frequent guest on television shows. Her "Ask Priscilla" lifestyle and decorating column ran continuously for 20 years in magazines and newspapers in three countries until she shifted gears to focus exclusively on Olivia Garza's extraordinary story.

Priscilla and her husband, Ed, live in San Antonio and are involved in numerous local and national charitable organizations. When not writing, volunteering, or enjoying family time, they are probably at a cat show, exhibiting their two award-winning British Shorthairs, Professor Higgins and Lord Chesterfield. Otherwise, they're traveling the world in search of another adventure.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

DEDICATION
CONTENTS
PROLOGUE
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER 1
THE FAMILY
JESSE
LIBBY
CHAPTER 2
PEE WEE
HOLIDAYS TRADITIONS
MEMORIES
FAMILY LIFE
RAUL JIMENEZ
WOODLAWN ELEMENTARY
CHAPTER 3
THE WAR
THE SIBLINGS
CHAPTER 4
OLIVIA'S HIGH SCHOOL YEARS
AUNT HOPE
THE HIGH SCHOOL SCENE OF THE '40s
CHAPTER 5
A BOY NAMED GILBERT
"NO MEXICAN'S ALLOWED"
CHAPTER 6
THE NEWLYWEDS
THE G.I. BILL
THE YOUNG COUPLE
THE LITTLE NEIGHBOR GIRL
CHAPTER 7
THE EARLY YEARS
CHAPTER 8
HOW IT HAPPENED: MEXICAN IMMIGRANTS AND TEXAS
CHURCH VS. STATE
SEGREGATION AND EXCLUSION
CHAPTER 9
ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR ALL
CHAPTER 10
GILBERT'S RISE
THE PALACIO DEL RIO
CHAPTER 11
A FORCE TO RECKON WITH
GETTING IN DEEPER
AND DEEPER
THE LITTLE SCHOOL OF THE 400
CHAPTER 12
1960 NATIONAL ELECTIONS
OLIVIA VOLUNTEERS
RICHARD SANCHEZ
OLIVIA'S ELEPHANT
GILBERT AND LULAC
CHAPTER 13
SPREADING HIS WINGS .
A LEGEND: CONGRESSMAN HENRY B. GONZÁLEZ
RUNNING FAST AND HARD
CHAPTER 14
"GARZA COMPLETES GGL SWEEP"
COUNCILMAN GARZA
SCRAMBLE FOR MAYOR PRO TEMPORE POST
CHAPTER 15
MAYOR PRO TEMPORE GILBERT GARZA
STRAIGHT SHOOTERS
SECRETS
OLIVIA GETS CONSUMER POST
CHAPTER 16
A BRIGHT FUTURE
CHAPTER 17
GILBERT GARZA, DEAD AT 44!
THE LITTLE NEIGHBOR GIRL'S DREAM
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1972
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1972
TRIBUTES AND SYMPATHY
JOINT CATHOLIC-MASONIC RITES
IN HIS HONOR
GILBERT GARZA, A.I.A
CHAPTER 18
WHO WILL BE NEW MAYOR PRO TEM?
THE FACTIONS
WHICH SIDE WON?
THE NEXT BATTLE
CHAPTER 19
LIFE GOES ON
POLITICS NEVER SLEEP
CHAPTER 20
NEW CHALLENGES
CHAPTER 21
CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE
HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF-ALMOST
CHAPTER 22
STILL IN THE NEWS
THE PRIMARIES OF 1976
CHAPTER 23
ONE MORE TIME
CHAPTER 24
CARL
CHAPTER 25
HOUSTON
ON THE LOCAL SCENE
CHAPTER 26
PRIVATE LIVES, THE SIBLINGS
NORA
MARY LOU
LUIS
JESSE, JR
OLIVIA
LEGACY
EPILOGUE .

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