April 1990


Save Our Schools

Apr 1, 1990 By Paul Burka

In education, Texas ranks below (gasp) Mississippi. Here’s how to turn the public schools around without throwing billions of dollars down the rathole.

Grande Dames

Apr 1, 1990 By Skip Hollandsworth

In her golden years, a lady is free to be imperious, incorrigible, impertinent, and altogether indispensable.

Trouble, Trash, and Texas

Apr 1, 1990 By Suzanne Winckler

Twenty years after the first Earth Day celebration, environmentalists are once again trying to get Texans interested in saving the planet. There are good reasons why they may once again fail.

Lady Bird

Jan 20, 2013 By robertcaro

In this excerpt from Means of Ascent, the shy, withdrawn young wife of Lyndon Johnson reveals a presence and command that took everyone by surprise—including her husband.


Bold Strokes

Apr 1, 1990 By Michael Ennis

Drawing from its extensive Texas art collection, Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts has assembled a concise survey of a vast subject.


State Secrets

Apr 1, 1990 By Texas Monthly

The battle over the best way to put the space station into orbit; how Oscar Wyatt plans to lower his electric bill (and raise yours); why we should control the lending, not the spending, in the governor’s race.



Apr 1, 1990 By Chester Rosson

Robert Bass goes after a Florida newspaper’s charitable trust; hikers and bikers go after each other on the fitness trail; a Metroplex entrepreneur goes in for class reunions.