One man. One way.
Patron politics would be the order of the day. That is until it all came crashing down, and Bill Moyers was there to tell it.
UPDATE: October 19, 2019 -- newspaper clipping from late 1978.
J.C. Martin apparently stole a ton of money from taxpayers. Justice for the public was never really served. As far as I know, the former disgraced mayor of Laredo never spent any considerable time in jail. And he has an elementary school named after him still.