TEXAS: Mavericks' Maury

Mavericks are plentiful in Texas' Bexar County. They may—and do—fight among themselves. They may—and do—lambaste one another's politics. But when a Maverick gets in trouble, the Mavericks gather.

Two weeks ago, the Mavericks gathered in a San Antonio court. Albert Maverick's boy Maury was in trouble. Dr. George Maverick came all the way from New York, smoked his pipe with an air of "I'm here if needed." Pretty Maverick girls flashed hot glances at anti-Mavericks.

No one, least of all himself, need have been surprised that Maury was in trouble. Politics is a...

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