All roads have to go somewhere; but it could be that roads in Texas are going the wrong way.
A Cityslicker's Guide to the Pits.
We started out bashing the worst Texas legislators. We ended up critiquing both the best and the worst.
In the hidden corners of Texas’ outback—in foresty swamp and shimmering desert—there are a few places that are still primeval.
It wasn’t business that drew the state’s top politicians to a Trans-Pecos ranch. Their mission: to mark the centennial of the train that linked Texas to the West.
Of canyons, creeks, and craters: the Big Bend as few have seen it.
Is it worth being a United States senator when you’re on the losing side all the time? Ask John Tower.
In San Antonio, some people feel that no News is good news.
Did you know there’s more difference between Fudgsicles and Popsicles than the taste? The taxman does.
The great Canadian railway bizarre.
Is one man one vote just another numbers racket?
Rating the Texas Congressmen from number one to, sigh, number twenty-two.
In which our author goes sour on new-fangled cream.
Why Texans don‘t get the parks they pay for.
The perfect European restaurant and some that come close.
Will there always be a Europe?
What Texas once was, so these wilderness areas still remain.
Killer bees, acid from the sky, and exploding railroad cars may all be in your future.
A grain of truth about the high cost of food.
Pray now, fly later.
Is the new Congress out to strip the Texas delegation of its power?
The war against pornography can get dirty.
Five states are better than one, when they’re all named Texas.
The sign that says “Welcome to Selma” may mean more than you think.
This is a free country. Isn’t it?
Austin is trading old houses for new offices. The City Council calls it progress.
Examining the Supreme Court’s decision on Nixon’s tapes.
While you’re waiting at the depot, Amtrak bickers with Washington, railway moguls, and itself.
Enthusiastic railway passengers maintain that fast is not necessarily the same as best.
Four seldom visited areas of Texas prove to be proudly beautiful and almost inaccessible.
Since our wearables often become unbearable, here’s a bold alternative.
One Dallas paper clings tightly to tradition while the other, with a new editor, looks for something to cling to of its own.
There are some restaurants in Austin that could coax wary gourmets out of their kitchens.
When we write a constitution for the first time in almost 100 years, everyone wants a piece of the pie. In spite of it all, the new draft turned out to be an improvement. Now it's the legislature's turn.
A law firm of almost 200 attorneys becomes an institution with massive power and life of its own. Three such firms are in Texas, including two of the four largest in the U.S. We open them, for the first time, to the public.
In which Texas comes into the 20th century, barely.
At last, two superb Chinese restaraunts in Texas.
Try one of these extended weekend trips. You'll know you've left home.
Cute Toot-TootAmtrak notwithstanding, countless unfulfilled railroad buffs still reside in Texas.For these unsatiated appetites, a genuine “little railroad that could” still makes daily runs in East Texas. The Moscow, Camden & San Augustine Railroad was begun in 1927 as passenger service between the sawmill town of Camden and the railroad
It's not easy these days to find a good wine selection at reasonable prices, but it can be done.
Comic Relief The 1970’s have Peanuts, the 1860’s had Dickens’ latest novel, but in the 1920’s and ’30’s nothing could quite match the goings-on in Krazy Kat, George Herriman’s celebrated comic strip. Millions of inveterate fans (including President Woodrow Wilson) followed the daily adventures of the noble-minded, simple-minded Kat, his cynical,
Hello, ColumbusTWO EGGS. A PATTIE OF HOMEMADE sausage as big as a hamburger. Three large homemade biscuits. Grits. All the butter and jelly you want. Coffee. Add up the bill for that breakfast, if you could even order it, at The Holiday Inn, Nickerson Farms or any of a hundred
Revolting FilmsIf you liked Che Guevara, you’ll love the Third World Film Series being shown at the University of Texas in Austin. There is nothing Hollywood about these films, and their technique leaves something to be desired; but if you want to know what filmmakers from the Third World are
THANKS FOR THE MEMORIESPERSONALS—SEVEN-STORY BUILDING ON well-traveled Dallas corner. Within easy walking distance of County Courthouse, John F. Kennedy Memorial, Dealey Plaza. Once used to store books; now empty. Has potential for use as historical museum, or can be torn down and land converted to other use. Need advice on