Peter Applebome


I Fathered a Yuppie

There he was in his high chair, drinking lemonade-flavored mineral water and watching LA Law.

Free Enterprise U.

Let’s hear it for Dallas’ Northwood Institute, where entrepreneurialism is second only to high society fundraising.

Back Roads

Next time you want to go from Wichita Falls to Paris, take the Red River Bus Line.

Nights of Figs and Other Mysteries

Charles Portis’ Masters of Atlantis is anything but believable and nothing if not enjoyable. A Small Town, Shelby Hearon’s ninth novel, is a hit-and-miss proposition.

Back Roads

They said it couldn’t be done, but Larry Brumfield built Texas’ largest indoor bass aquarium.

Back Roads

Robots in feedlots, Krishnas as cowboys, Nowhere but Texas.

The Chips Are Down

The real Texas technology picture is much more intricate than either the mad hype of two years ago or the dire headlines of today make it out to be.

The Texas Six-Pack

The six freshman Republican congressmen from Texas are young, angry, and energetic. The only question is, can they be effective too?

The Best of Texas

We’ve gone from one end of the state to the other to bring you the best-ever list of Texas Bests.

When Grandma Talks...

Rich old ladies who hoard their securities set the best example for managing your stocks.


Beauteous burgers in Bells and Springlake; tough times in Tyler; ringside raving in Fort Worth; avid aspirations in Lubbock.

Between Two Worlds

Jay Hamon spent much of his life caught between the Dallas society world of his parents and the world of the black woman with whom he fell in love. He dies without ever resolving his dilemma.

Is All This News Fit to Print?

Inspired by last summer’s media mania in Dallas, our expert offers a few suggestions for spicing up future nonevents.

Excuse Me, But Where Can a Free-Enterpriser Get a Drink in This Town

Where to find a life-size statue of businessmen shaking hands, the best right-wing burgers, and other landmarks of Republican life.

Little D

No one will ever hold a political convention in Dallas, Scotland. And that’s only one of the things that make it great.