April 1988

Features

Miles and Miles of Texas

Apr 1, 1988 By Dick Reavis

The assignment was the chance of a lifetime to see the whole state once and for all. At times pure pleasure and at times a feat of will, it was always and foremost a writer’s dream come true.

Once Upon A River

Apr 1, 1988 By paulhorgan

Thirty-four years after his Pulitzer prize-winning Great River, historian Horgan publishes a moody sketchbook of his journey along the Rio Grande.

The Night Lyndon Quit

Apr 1, 1988 By george christian

For twenty years, the story behind President Johnson’s withdrawal has remained a mystery. Now, on the anniversary of his decision, his former secretary reveals the drama of LBJ’s biggest surprise.

Food Feud

Apr 1, 1988 By Patricia Sharpe

For years Jamail’s was the queen of Houston grocery stores. Now the Jamail family is at odds, and two rival chains are getting ready for a major food fight.

Wonder Plane

Apr 1, 1988 By Michael Ennis

Up in the sky, it’s a plan, it’s a helicopter—no it’s a tiltrotor, the Texas hybrid that will soon revolutionize air travel.

Reporter

Texas Monthly Reporter

Apr 1, 1988 By Alison Cook

Downtown San Antonio get a makeover; two for T-shirts; a spine-tingling story of a racehorse; the real winners at the Miss U.S.A. pageant; the Brownies go to marketing.

Columns

Best Enemies

Apr 1, 1988 By Jim Atkinson

Dallas lawyers Arlen Bynum and John Collins are personal friends and profession foes. They get a kick out of both roles.

Eat Crow

Apr 1, 1988 By William Adler

Megadeveloper Trammel Crow bought farmland in Louisiana, but can his company’s big-city savvy make it pay?

Juarez and Peace

Apr 1, 1988 By dagobertogilb

When the network canceled the Hispanic cop show Juarez before anyone had a chance to see it, all of El Paso was up in arms. Peace, El Paso, peace.

Miscellany

State Secrets

Apr 1, 1988 By Texas Monthly

You’ll never gas what the Sierra Club is up to now; impossible but true; the Austin American-Statesman descends to a new low; Jesse Jones may have a solution for Texas’ economic problems.

Domain Supplement

Spring Lamb Loin Medallions

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

Recipe from chef Jeff Blank, Hudson’s on the Bend. 1 12-ounce lamb loin filet 2 pounds lamb bones 2 medium onions 1 stalk celery 3 carrots 5 bay leaves 2 sprigs rosemary 1/2 cup whole mint and 2 teaspoons chopped mint 2…

Boneless Smoked Quail

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

Boneless Smoked Quail 6 boned quail, about 3 ounces each 2 teaspoons Lawry’s seasoning salt 2 teaspoons Ac’cent seasoning 1 teaspoon paprika 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper 3/4 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning Mix spices together, adding water (about 7 to 8 teaspoons) until an almost…

Shrimp-and-Goat-Cheese Quesadillas

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

4 ounces goat cheese, crumbled 4 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, grated 4 ounces sour cream 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste 1/4 teaspoon each of fresh or dried basil, oregano, and thyme Juice of 2 lemons 2 to 3…

Watercress-and-Dill Gazpacho

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

1 1/2 cups peeled, seeded cucumbers, diced into 1/4-inch cubes 1 cup 1/4-inch diced celery 1/2 cup 1/4-inch diced white onions 1 cup 1/4-inch diced carrots 1 1/2 cup 1/4-inch diced Roma tomatoes 1/2 cup 1/4-inch diced leeks 1/2 cup watercress, chopped 1/4…

White Satin Raspberry Tart

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

Recipe from Suzanne Makin, Petaluma Bakery, Dallas. Crust 3/4 cup vegetable shortening 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light…

Rhubarb-Berry Sorbet

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

1 pound fresh or frozen rhubarb, cut into 2-inch pieces 1 10-ounce bag frozen sweetened strawberries or raspberries (or 1 pound fresh berries, stemmed, with 1/2 cup sugar added) 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1/2 tablespoon minced candied ginger 2 tablespoons Chambord (black raspberry liqueur) or crème…

Veal Chops with Mushroom-Tarragon Cream

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

1 tablespoon sweet unsalted butter 2 veal loin chops, 1/2 pound each 1/4 pound large fresh button, shiitake, or oyster mushrooms, rinsed, patted dry, and quartered 1/2 cup dry white wine 1/2 cup veal or chicken stock (homemade or unsalted canned broth) 1/3 cup heavy…

Warm Asparagus-and-Pasta Salad

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

1/4 pound medium farfalle (bow-tie or butterfly) pasta, cooked, drained, and tossed with 1 tablespoon virgin olive oil 1 pound fresh asparagus, thick ends snapped off (peel if stalks are thick) 1 shallot, minced 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind 2 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar (best brands…