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Texas Tidbits

Jun 30, 2004 By Lori Fradkin

The Olympics bring fame to medal winners, but sometimes the luster fades and names are forgotten. Here's a list of a few Texas-born sports heroes who may not have made it on your radar screen.

Books That Cook

Jun 30, 2004 By Lori Fradkin

Members of the Houston Astros Wives Organization know that peanuts and Cracker Jacks are likely to strike out at the dinner table, so they’ve put together a playbook for cooking called From Home Plate to Your Plate! Even if you’re prone to major-league errors, you’ll be batting one thousand with…

07.2004

Jun 30, 2004 By Lori Fradkin

In 1960 four students from St. Mary’s University, in San Antonio, were caving in Comal County when one of the boys felt an unexpected draft. A crawl through a narrow corridor led them to a network of caverns filled with breathtaking formations, and four years later, NATURAL BRIDGE CAVERNS—named for…

Land Rover

Jun 30, 2004 By Lori Fradkin

Scott Cohen, the executive chef at La Mansion del Rio Hotel, in San Antonio, puts a Texas twist on Provençal cooking.

New School

Jun 30, 2004 By Lori Fradkin

Garza High School principal Vicki Baldwin talks about the daily assault on public education, President George W. Bush's No Child Left Behind policy, and what a non- traditional school like Garza has to offer kids.

Cave Clan

Jun 30, 2004 By Lori Fradkin

As Natural Bridge Caverns celebrates forty years since its dedication, its patron family looks back on three generations of cave life.

Going for the Gold

Jun 30, 2004 By Lori Fradkin

Photographer Michael O'Brien, who took portraits of Olympic hopefuls for "The Magnificent Seven," discusses how to get the perfect pose.

Great Divide

Jun 30, 2004 By Lori Fradkin

Executive editor S.C. Gwynne on the controversy among Episcopal leaders and the future of the Anglican Church.

Grieving Process

Jun 30, 2004 By Lori Fradkin

Writer-at-large Cecilia Ballí, who wrote this month’s feature “The Unknown Soldier”, discusses reporting a story about death and the need for media sensitivity.

Texas Tidbits

May 31, 2004 By Lori Fradkin

Over the years, filmmakers have tried to capture the essence of Texas athletics through comedy and drama. These movies tackle the deep-seated sports culture of the state.

Fast Times

May 31, 2004 By Lori Fradkin

Senior editor Pamela Colloff on methamphetamine's grip on East Texas, talking to addicts, and what it's like to follow around narcotics investigators.

Books That Cook

May 31, 2004 By Lori Fradkin

Americans devour about 38 billion burgers every year. Seymour, Wisconsin, hosts an annual Burger Fest with a bun toss, a ketchup slide, and a hamburger-eating contest. Daytona Beach, Florida, boasts the International Hamburger Hall of Fame. But these tidbits are merely condiments in The Great Big Burger Book, by Jane…

Gig ’em

Apr 30, 2004 By Lori Fradkin

Senior executive editor Paul Burka, who wrote this month's cover story, "Corps Values," talks about diversity at A&M, the future of the Corps of Cadets, and Aggie traditions.

Dingus Dishes

Apr 30, 2004 By Lori Fradkin

Just call her Super Texan. Lone Star guru and Texas Monthly senior editor Anne Dingus launches a new column this month. Here, she shares her thoughts on cacti, culture, and correcting misperceptions.

Yang Style

Apr 30, 2004 By Lori Fradkin

Photographer Peter Yang on getting Aggies to pose for their portrait and what makes a good picture.

War Torn

Apr 30, 2004 By Lori Fradkin

Senior editor Gary Cartwright on the battle between the evildoers and the whiners and the future of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.