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Texas Primer: The Resistol Hat

Whether it’s made of straw or ermine, this is the cowboy hat.

Just Friends

The story of Lenell Geter’s release from prison is unfinished without the tale of the conservative engineers who stuck their necks out to help a friend in trouble.

Perfect Texas

There’s no point in grousing about Texas’ minor shortcomings. Why not just roll up our sleeves and make it perfect once and for all?

The America’s Team Caper

Someone had done in the Cowboys and I had to find the killer, but there were too many suspects.

Caravan of Pipe Dreams

From the city that brought you the Stockyards and Billy Bob’s Texas comes a bizarre nightclub run by the shock troops of the avant-garde.

Twofers

Texas: land of contrast. That’s why we have double-barreled businesses like a feedstore cum twirling school or a combo junkyard-wildlife preserve.

Catcher of the Awry

Frederick Barthelme’s Moon Deluxe is a collection of cockeyed tales about stucco camels, supermarket sec and other modern curiosities. In Short Circuit Michael Mewshaw finds fault with the nasty world of professional tennis. The urban vignettes of Laura Furman’s Watch Time Fly range from skillful to so-so.

Texas Monthly Reporter

A tale of tree cities in the Panhandle; upscale fitness at the new Dallas Y; a return to those thrilling days of yesteryear with Riders in the Sky; another new plan to unclog Houston’s arteries.

Texas Monthly Reporter

Saving the Fort Worth Stockyards; remembering the Hondo Hurrican; suing for peanuts’ rotting your brain on MTV.

Texas Monthly Reporter

Saving the Fort Worth Stockyards; remembering the Hondo Hurrican; suing for peanuts’ rotting your brain on MTV.

Texas Monthly Reporter

Hard times in Port Arthur; the lost art of nasty correspondence lives on in Big Spring; the woes of Kathy Whitmire; the Newlywed Game comes to Midland; gloves off in the book business.

Texas Monthly Reporter

Hard times in Port Arthur; the lost art of nasty correspondence lives on in Big Spring; the woes of Kathy Whitmire; the Newlywed Game comes to Midland; gloves off in the book business.

Texas Monthly Reporter

Taking stock of the Dallas mayoral election; defrocking the Legislature’s worst bills; buying stocks in the Trans-Pecos; unlocking the mysteries of the Arklatex; rocking the boat in Odessa.

Texas Monthly Reporter

Taking stock of the Dallas mayoral election; defrocking the Legislature’s worst bills; buying stocks in the Trans-Pecos; unlocking the mysteries of the Arklatex; rocking the boat in Odessa.

Texas Monthly Reporter

Times are tough in Laredo; specialty advertisers are unveiled in Dallas; some very old bones stir things up in Leander; a wild turkey comes back to West Texas; newspapers go wild in San Antonio.

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