Related Program: Morning Edition At 94, Texas Mayor Decides To Step Down Related Program: Morning Edition TweetShareGoogle+Email Olive Stephens was elected mayor of Shady Shores, Texas, in 1972. Richard Nixon was president, and the TV show Dallas had yet to premiere. Thirty-nine years later, Mayor Stephens is preparing to retire this month. She is leaving office at age 94. TweetShareGoogle+EmailView the discussion thread.