Author

Peter Applebome

Feature |
July 31, 1986

Free Enterprise U.

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

Back Roads |
December 1, 1985

Back Roads

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

Back Roads |
November 1, 1985

Back Roads

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

Feature |
September 30, 1985

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.

Feature |
May 31, 1985

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?…

Reporter |
February 1, 1985

Reporter

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

Feature |
January 1, 1985

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.

Feature |
July 31, 1984

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.

Crime |
April 30, 1984

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.

Feature |
March 1, 1984

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?…

Theater |
January 1, 1984

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.

Feature |
November 1, 1983

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.

Books |
August 31, 1983

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.

Reporter |
July 31, 1983

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.

Reporter |
May 31, 1983

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.

Reporter |
April 30, 1983

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.

Reporter |
April 1, 1983

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.

Reporter |
March 1, 1983

Texas Monthly Reporter

Pecos bucks for the title of world’s oldest rodeo; medical students make us pay now so they can make us pay later; Ground Zero radiates good, atomic fun; Texas’ jails get slammed; Fort Worth’s namesake languishes among Yankees.

Reporter |
February 1, 1983

Texas Monthly Reporter

The unhealthy politics of emergency medicine; according an accordionist his due; sucking it up for Lite beer; the condo boom that went bust.

Reporter |
January 1, 1983

Texas Monthly Reporter

Two newspapers in search of nothing in particular; a fish story with a happy ending; an eleven-letter word for “crossword puzzle whiz”; the cutting edge of Corpus Christi’s minority politics.

Reporter |
December 1, 1982

Texas Monthly Reporter

Sundown’s up and Morton’s down: Dallas is Texas’ most mental city; the Spurs are Texas’ most schizophrenic team; the Aggies are ushering in brave new world; Fort Worth is fixing to challenge Detroit.

Reporter |
November 1, 1982

Texas Monthly Reporter

Texas’ greatest rural sheriff, oddest permutation of democracy, unlikeliest punk heroes, and hottest airline dogfight.

Reporter |
August 31, 1982

Texas Monthly Reporter

Dallas a haven for mystics and misfits? La Raza Unida just a memory? Plus: a real, live train robber reminisces; public TV fades in and out; C.A. Doerge gets all pumped up.

Reporter |
July 31, 1982

Texas Monthly Reporter

Austin’s Bourbon Street; San Antonio’s food fight; the governor’s mystery museum; Green Lizards in Concan; truffles in paradise.

Reporter |
June 30, 1982

Texas Monthly Reporter

A job crunch hits Odessa; an all-business mayor shakes up El Paso; the Rangers fold (again); a Houston homeowner wars with his neighborhood association; grads commemorate an all-black high school.

Reporter |
May 31, 1982

Texas Monthly Reporter

The secret of making money; the cutest vandals you ever saw; the lowdown on high tech; the little trains that couldn’t; the champ with shear magic.

Reporter |
April 30, 1982

Texas Monthly Reporter

A Texas farmer’s bitter harvest; a trucker’s paradise; Louisiana’s tastiest emigrant; NASA’s lunar fringe; the media’s favorite oilman.

Reporter |
April 1, 1982

Texas Monthly Reporter

The countdown begins in the Dallas newspaper fight; Victor Garza is going your way--if you’re going to Laredo; one of Houston’s legal monoliths cracks; Clements has a lukewarm record, but the Democratic challengers aren’t so hot, either.

Reporter |
March 1, 1982

Texas Monthly Reporter

Private eyes are peeled for oil thieves; Lightnin’ Hopkin’s death left Houston singin’ the blues; Zenter’s steakhouses hoof it across Texas; folks are MADD as hell about DWI; Places Rated Almanac flunks the rating game.

Reporter |
February 1, 1982

Texas Monthly Reporter

A lawyer takes aim at handgun makers; Texas journalism gets hugh on society; politicians see red over fire ants; Dallas tries to master its aversion to master plans.

Reporter |
January 1, 1982

Texas Monthly Reporter

Football fever in Wink; political prognostication in Houston; gustatory grotesquerie in Austin; building bonanza in Fort Worth.

Reporter |
December 1, 1981

Texas Monthly Reporter

Robots take over Dallas; sports talk shows take Houston by storm; border bridges take forever to get built; John Tower takes the lead in the defense debate; a Corsicana bakery takes the fruitcake.

Reporter |
November 1, 1981

Texas Monthly Reporter

Mercedes crisis looms; farm computer biz booms; Mavericks’ potential zooms. Plus, regional brokerages take stock; black colleges get a shock.