April 1978


Election Tip Sheet

Apr 1, 1978 By Paul Burka

The dark horses, heavy favorites, and close calls of this year’s big elections.

The Petrified Forest

Apr 1, 1978 By Richard West

Behind the pine curtain of deep East Texas is a world trapped in the past and hidden from the future: lush woods, poor whites, the descendants of slaves, and an aristocracy still breathing the rarefied air of the Old South.

Plastic Fantastic / Design

Apr 1, 1978 By Mike Hicks

“Plastics,” the man whispered to Dustin Hoffman in The Graduate, and plastics—transformed from junk into art—it is.



Texas Monthly Reporter

Apr 1, 1978 By Texas Monthly

On the road with Dolph and John; a fatal case of mistaken identity; butterflies on the rocks; Metroplex blood sport; and polled Herefords, polled Herefords, polled Herefords everywhere.


Country Notes
Stayin’ Alive

Apr 1, 1978 By John Graves

Varmints: we can’t live with ‘em and we can’t live without ‘em.