April 1990 Issue

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Lady Bird

In this excerpt from Means of Ascent, the shy, withdrawn young wife of Lyndon Johnson reveals a presence and command that took everyone by surprise—including her husband.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

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




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.


State Secrets

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.

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