The Stories

The Election

Manford stated that I had two strikes against me, one being my surname, Gallegos, in a county of over 75% Anglo names. The second was being a Catholic in a predominately protestant community. I told him, “Well, that leaves me one more strike left.”   … Continue readingThe Election

City Attorney

In 1932, my grandparents, Jake V. Gallegos and Mary Letcher, had been married for a couple of years. In February, they had a baby, my mom, Mary Louise. In his memoirs, grandpa writes about his start in public office, becoming a city attorney under J. … Continue readingCity Attorney