Author

Emily Yoffe

Feature |
April 30, 1993

Act II

After years of being alternately judged a great playwright and a great disappointment, Edward Albee has found his footing in Houston, where he teaches, socializes, and gets star treatment.

Feature |
June 30, 1989

How Not to Rob a Bank

Two nice guys with financial troubles thought they found the perfect solution to the bust. Well, it seemed like a good idea at that time.

Feature |
March 1, 1989

The Bush League

In George Bush’s Cabinet, Texans are crawling out of the woodwork. Read about their pasts, their pets, their secret passions.

Business |
February 1, 1989

A Dirty, Rotten Mess

Every day each of us contributes five pounds to the growing mountain of garbage. Now the mountain looks like a volcano that’s threatening to erupt.

Lifestyle |
January 1, 1989

Onward Through the Fog

The plane was heading to Houston at dawn. Surely the pilot was kidding when he said we would be landing in Nashville.

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July 31, 1988

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.

Lovers |
February 1, 1988

The Seven-Year Hitch

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

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September 30, 1987

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.

True Crime |
April 1, 1987

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.

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December 1, 1986

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.

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December 1, 1986

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.

Feature |
December 1, 1986

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.

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December 1, 1986

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.

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May 31, 1986

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.