Party for the Mayor — ©Scott Sines — San Antonio Mayor Henry Cisneros was a political skyrocket in the 1980’s. He was very open with San Antonio Express-News staff and invited a few of us to one of his birthday parties. After the TV cameras left they broke out the funny hats and glasses. Cisneros went on to become HUD secretary in the first Clinton administration. He left the cabinet position amid controversy involving payments to a former mistress.