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McAllen, Texas
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6B Sunday ebruary 6 1994 THE MONITOR McAllen Texas Canos Moreno The Monitor The Associated Press Elect Melchor ft Thirteenth Court of Appeals CHAVEZ Make more In one month than most make In one year BROWNWOOD Texas In vestigators in Brown County are turning to the public for help in the Si unsolved murder of a 13 year old Brownwood girl almost five years ago Law enforcement officials say they are no closer to solving the murder of Amanda Goodman than they were in 1989 Amanda's body was found in a ditch in the south part of town on May 16 1989 The cause of death was a single gunshot wound to the left side of the head below the ear lobe investigators said No evi dence of rape was found The last reported sighting of the girl was an hour earlier investiga tors said Investigators are for hoping that someone will come forward with information about the Brownwood Middle School death Brown County Sheriff Bill Donahoo said riday "I think this case has brought more concern and more tears to this community than any I can ever recall because it was a sensational type Donahoo said The sheriffs department Texas Pdfor by the Mtkhm Chivn Cunplip Gioril Cluvtt Treuurer 845 Hirriion Sired Browruvillc TX 78520 is a healthy In other races delegates en dorsed Marvin Gregory for agricul ture commissioner Robert Earley edged Jim Nugent for railroad commissioner Mary Scott Nabers to fulfill an unexpired railroad more of a key "We have a common goal in mind and that is to elect a Demo crat to the ticket in said Norberto Salinas president of MAD in South Texas "When the general elections come around we even think i have a split because we are very much US Rep Kika de la Garza Mission said squabbles among the group's leadership do not necessar ily reflect the attitudes of common Hispanics who push a common agenda with grassroots politics "There is some divisiveness in the management area of the organi zation but I don't think it goes down to the grassroots Hispanics" De la Garza said issues that affect all Hispanics do not go away The common party members know of the need for unity" Historically tapping into the Hispanic vote of South Texas has been the key to win ning a state election political ana lysts said Texas is where the popu lation said Hidalgo County Clerk Billy Leo where the heart of the Democratic Party However courting the Hispanic vote may soon not be as easy as making a last minute trip to the Rio Grande Valley especially if the two MAD factions grow farther apart in the coming years political analysts have said The ongoing struggle for power I within MAD began last summer i during a convention preceding the special election for the US Senate seat formerly held by Lloyd Bent sen During that meeting the del egates failed to produce the two thirds vote needed to endorse Bob 1 Kreuger Gov Ann Richards' hand picked candidate Only 60 percent of the MAD representatives voted to back Kreuger A few weeks later MAD Chair man Roberto Alonzo a state Rep resentative from Dallas announced his support for Jose Angel Gutier rez (he founder of La Raza Unida A core of traditional Hispanic leaders many of them from tne traditional South Texas power base chided Alonzo for making the unilateral endorsement and later splintered off electing Salinas of Mission as their chairman Although Salinas and Alonzo are reportedly working out the differ ences that have come between their groups the true affect of the split will not be seen until after the gen eral election results come down in May political analysts said But for many of the candidates on hand Saturday the ongoing rift represent a disintegrating power base Instead it provides an opportunity to reach more voters across the state with their political messages think going to be any different this said state Comptroller John Sharp "Diversity cESUSTEDUN EMPRESARIO? 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