Gene Lyons

25 Articles

News & Politics|
January 20, 2013

Why Teachers Can’t Teach

Our system of training teachers is a crime that robs taxpayers of millions of dollars, robs potential teachers of competence and self-respect, and robs our kids of a decent education.

Politics & Policy|
July 31, 1981

Angry Men

Texas Fathers for Equal Rights joined divorced men from all over the country to protest family courts that have always favored mothers in child custody cases.

January 1, 1981

Grade F

The Texas education Agency’s recent report on teacher competency doesn’t make the grade.

November 1, 1980

Texas Monthly Reporter

Gas pipeline companies are devouring Lee County; border plasma clinics beckon poor Mexicans; oh, deer, what can the matter be?

August 31, 1980

Texas Monthly Reporter

A black Houstonian revised the Horatio Alger legend; making a racket in Mason; UT astronomers yearn to conquer the universe; requiem for a reef.

July 31, 1980

Texas Monthly Reporter

Yankee lawyers kick up dust in the Panhandle; maniacal marathon man runs for his life; the redfish that got away; are Dallas’s tax ills contagious?

May 31, 1980

Texas Monthly Reporter

Exploding the myth of the long-haul trucker; half a million Texas students get snookered; beating the IRS - maybe; praise the Lord and pass the ballot.

April 30, 1980

A Dog’s Life

Fighting over a black neighborhood in Austin; corralling the irascible Bull of the Brazos; fussing and feuding with the DAR; monkeying around with the San Antonio Zoo.

April 1, 1980

Texas Monthly Reporter

Rice University is up in arms; God is indicted for murder; Blackboard Jungle becomes a political thicket; the golden arm of Nolan Ryan.

March 1, 1980

Texas Monthly Reporter

Del Monte gets steamed up over spinach; an entrepreneur’s scheme goes up in flames; Marlin takes the geothermal plunge; football is hot stuff in Mexico.

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