CITY OF LAREDO
                                M98-S-20
                              MAY 5, 1998

                                MINUTES



   I.  CALL TO ORDER

       With a quorum present Mayor Elizabeth G. Flores called the
       meeting to order.

  II.  PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

       Mayor Elizabeth G. Flores led in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 III.  ROLL CALL

       In Attendance:
       Elizabeth G. Flores,       Mayor
       Jose R. Perez, Jr.         Councilmember, District I
       Louis H. Bruni,            Councilmember, District II
       Joe A. Guerra,             Councilmember, District VI
       Consuelo "Chelo" Montalvo  Councilmember, District VIII
       Gustavo Guevara, Jr.       City Secretary
       Florencio Pena, III        City Manager
       Jaime Flores               City Attorney

       Motion to excuse Cw. Moreno, Cm. Casso, Cm. Valdez, and
       Cm.  Alvarado.

       Moved :  Cw. Montalvo
       Second:  Cm. Guerra
       For:  4                     Against:  0         Abstain:  0


  IV.  RESOLUTIONS

        2.  98-R-071  Canvassing the returns of the General Election
                      held on Saturday, May 2, 1998; approving the
                      results; and ordering a run-off election.

                      City Secretary Gustavo Guevara, Jr. publicly read
                      the elections results of the May 2, 1998 General
                      Election as follows:

        MAYOR                           TOTAL VOTES         MAJORITY
                                                          (Percentage)

        Poncho Casso                       4,761             30.27 %
        Felipe A. Castaneda, Sr.              49              0.31 %
        Betty G. Flores                    8,450             53.72 %
        John L. Cabello                       37              0.23 %
        Andres Rodriguez                     138              0.87 %
        Fausto Sosa                        2,188             13.91 %
        Ruben Aguirre                         41              0.26 %
        Carlos Salinas                        31              0.19 %
        Rico Flynn                            33              0.21 %

        MUNICIPAL COURT JUDGE

        George Victor Garcia               1,057              6.91 %
        Diana Navarro                      3,526             23.05 %
        Rosaura "Wawi" Tijerina            9,747             63.74 %
        Rene Cervantes                       961              6.28 %

        COUNCIL DISTRICT I

        Alfredo Agredano                     523             33.03 %
        Trinidad Silva                        46              2.90 %
        Robert Huber                         207             13.07 %
        Jesus "Chuy" Hinojosa, III           738             46.62 %
        Ruben Castillo                        69              4.35 %

        COUNCIL DISTRICT II

        Mercurio Martinez, III             1,133             48.60 %
        Louis H. Bruni                     1,198             51.39 %

        COUNCIL DISTRICT III

        Michael Landeck                      374             16.54 % *
        John C. Galo                         978             43.25 %
        Victor M. Schunior                   190              8.40 %
        Leroy Morin                          345             15.25 %
        Gerardo "Jerry" Vasquez              374             16.54 % *

        * Tied vote to be decided by drawing of lots as per section
          2.023(c) of the Texas Election Code.

        COUNCIL DISTRICT VI

        Jose Salvador Tellez                  404            12.84 %
        Alfredo "Fred" Santos, IV             664            21.10 %
        Joe A. Guerra                       2,078            66.05 %

        Motion to canvass the May 2, 1998 General Election results by
        accepting the results as presented by the City Secretary and
        approving Resolution 98-R-071.

        Moved :  Cm. Perez
        Second:  Cw. Montalvo
        For:  4                    Against:  0         Abstain:  0

        After the adoption of resolution 98-R-071 Mayor Flores
        proceeded to have the tied candidates in District III to draw
        lots which were Michael Landeck and Gerardo "Jerry" Vasquez.
        Mayor Flores called them to the front of the chambers for the
        purpose drawing lots to determine who would be in the run-off
        election of May 30, 1998 against John C. Galo.

        The City Secretary provided a bowl in which two pieces of paper
        were placed.  One piece of paper contained the words "in the
        run-off" and the other piece of paper contained the words "not
        in the run-off".  After a mutual agreement between the two
        candidates, it was decided that Mr. Landeck would draw first.

        Michael Landeck drew the words "in the run-off" and Gerardo
        "Jerry" Vasquez drew the words "not in the run-off".

        Motion to adjourn.

        Moved :  Cm. Perez
        Second:  Cw. Montalvo
        For:  4                    Against:  0         Abstain:  0

        Adjournment time:  5:35 p.m.

        I hereby certify that the above minutes contained in pages 01
        to 03 are true, complete, and correct proceedings of the City
        Council Meeting held on the 5th day of May, 1998.  A certified
        copy is on file at the City Secretary's Office.


                             ______________________________
                                   Gustavo Guevara, Jr.
                                     City Secretary