April 1985



Apr 1, 1985 By Dick Reavis

He left his parents’ house in search of a world where things were black and white, where there were heroes and villains. What he found in the slums of Port Arthur was a world that would tolerate people like him—and take advantage of them.

Going Back For Seconds

Apr 1, 1985 By Alison Cook

Can there be too much of a good thing? Five of Texas’ favorite restaurants have duplicated themselves in other cities, and now they’re finding out.


State Secrets

Apr 1, 1985 By Paul Burka

If Lubbock gets a riverwalk, can a river be far behind?; previewing the mayors’ races; can Texas consultants make PAN dulce?; the Chronicle kills a story.


Birth of a Lobby

Apr 1, 1985 By John Schwartz

The computer industry in Texas has a new lobby organized by three lobbyists who were in the right place at the right time—and knew it.

Lingering Blues

Apr 1, 1985 By Doug Ramsey

John Hardee and Budd Johnson were two legendary Texas tenors who had their own ways of making peace with the rigors of the jazz life.