Articles by Texas Monthly

Why Dallas?

Dec 1, 1973 By Texas Monthly

When John Neely Bryan built his cabin he didn't know what would happen to Big D as it grew, or why it would happen. A. C. Greene searches through old photographs and records to give us the answer.

Touts

Jul 31, 1973 By Texas Monthly

The Real Thing While billows of smoke encircle the Holmes Road dump, the City of Houston atones somewhat for its ecological sins by its production of Hou-Actinite, a remarkable 100 per cent organic fertilizer which is recycled at the Northside Waste Water Control Facility from city waste water and raw…

Briar Patch

Jul 31, 1973 By Texas Monthly

THE SPACEMAN’S LAST GASP CRAIG RASPBERRY IS NINE YEARS OLD and strikingly reminiscent of Mr. Peabody’s pet boy Sherman on the old Bullwinkle show, down to an air of scientific detachment which seems to be a trait he shares with his fellow citizens of Aurora, Texas, of whom there are…

Touts

Jun 30, 1973 By Texas Monthly

Fiddle-Faddle Fiddler’s festival? A hillside field and a lake would be the perfect setting. But now they’ve covered it over with a shopping center and a parking lot. Seminary South isn’t country heaven, but it’s all right for a shopping center—it has lots of grass and flowers and trees…

Texas Music Source

Dec 31, 1969 By Texas Monthly

Texas music is as diverse as its people. Nineteenth-century immigrants to Texas from the American South, from Mexico, and Europe, shaped a variety of sounds unmatched anywhere else in the United States. Southern blues and ragtime, Mexican orquesta, the waltzes and polkas of Central Europe, all took root, thrived,…

Feature
Blood Simple (1984)

Dec 31, 1969 By Texas Monthly

Director: Joel and Ethan CoenPlot: Bar owner hires hit man to kill his wife and her lover. Double-crossing ensues. Excerpts from our roundtable discussion: BLOOM: I like Blood Simple too. But it’s very cinematic. It is based on images and ideas of Texas from film history and…