Emily Yoffe

Stories

Texas Monthly Reporter

Rio Hondo’s Broadway producer; Boys’ Life’s ripe old age; etiquette’s ups and downs.

Hate Thy Neighbor

A look at Houston’s Meyerland, Dallas’ Munger Place, El Paso’s Sunset Heights, and Austin’s Hyde Park shows that few fights get the blood boiling like a good fight with a neighbor.

Mack Wallace, Railroad Commissioner, Wants to Save the World

Tapped by destiny, one man in Austin is forging an unlikely alliance between Texas oilmen and the friends of Israel.

Advice From the Experts

We gave a bunch of smart Texans $50,000. (Okay, we didn’t really, we just said we did.) The money comes with these strings attached: it has to be invested in Texas now, and the investments have to pay off by 1996.

Against the Grain

One school of though holds that when the economy is in a nosedive, that’s the time to go into business. At lease that’s what a farmer, an oilman, a developer, and a banker believe.

Famous Fixers

They have done it all: saved New York City and Massachusetts, written economic classics, created new companies, and turned old ones around. Now, at our request, they’re fixing Texas.

Making It In the Bust

At a time when Texas seems to have lost its gift for creating fortunes, there has emerged a group of entrepreneurs who are making money by catering to the needs of people who are going broke.

The Deadly Doctor

As a medical student, Deborah Spiva was at the top of her class. As a researcher, she did experiments that came out perfectly. As a physician, she was known for treating patients with rare diseases. She was too good to be true.

The Best and the Worst Legislators

We just rate them. You voted for them.

The Double Life of Finis Crutchfield

The bishop denied until the end that he got AIDS from homosexual contact. But the furor that resulted from his death has opened the door on his life as a gay man.

The Seven-Year Hitch

In 1981 these romances made the Dallas Morning News. We find out who’s loving happily every after.

The Desperate Man

Everyone knows a single man has it made. His one wishes the fun was over.

Boone Pickens and the Roach Motel

The controversial home of an embattled college president is a symbol of a Panhandle brawl full of conspiracies.

The Ants From Hell

Fire ants are on the relentless march across Texas, maiming, devouring, and stinging the living daylights out of everything in their path. We’ve tried to stop them, and it has only made them stronger.

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