April 1995


Clowning Around

Apr 1, 1995 By bradholland

They crack wise while bulls charge them, and fans eat it up. A look at rodeo’s real ring leaders.

Drug War!

Apr 1, 1995 By Helen Thorpe

How a small Houston biotech company and a giant California-based rival are battling over who developed what may be a revolutionary cure for asthma and allergies.

Lonesome Cowboy

Apr 1, 1995 By Mimi Swartz

A year after Robert James Waller left Iowa for the quieter climes of Big Bend, the best-selling author is discovering that it’s one thing to live like Texan and quite another to be one.


Behind the Lines
A Case of Murder

Apr 1, 1995 By Gregory Curtis

More criminals are condemned to death in the Harris County courthouse than anywhere else in the world.

Net Worker

Apr 1, 1995 By Gary Chapman

When Susan Hadden was murdered, the country lost a visionary thinker on the information highway and the Internet.

Pop Culture
A Fan’s Notes

Apr 1, 1995 By Helen Thompson

For sixty years, Austinite Raymond Daum befriended Hollywood’s biggest stars. Now he’s selling off his memories.

Darkness Audible

Apr 1, 1995 By Helen Thorpe

Shawn Colvin, the latest pop émigré to land in Austin, sets the record straight on her long and difficult road to stardom.


State Fare
State Fare

Jan 20, 2013 By Patricia Sharpe

Tacos go uptown in the hands of Dean Fearing. All it takes is a little lobster, jalapeño-spiked cheese, fresh spinach, and Fearing’s snappy yellow-tomato salsa. This new, beautifully photographed compendium by Arlene Feltman-Sailhac focuses on nine masters of Southwestern cuisine. Other Texas chefs spotlighted are Robert Del Grande of…


Word of Mouth

Apr 1, 1995 By Jason Cohen

Never mind the bullocks, here’s Sincola: An Austin band tries to live up to the hype.

Bad Air Days

Apr 1, 1995 By Robert Bryce

Pollution from Mexico is already plaguing West Texas—and it's only going to get worse.


Warm Lobster Tacos

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

Recipe from Dean Fearing, Mansion on Turtle Creek, Dallas. Yellow-Tomato Salsa 1 pound yellow tomatoes or yellow cherry tomatoes, chopped 1 large shallot, minced 1 large clove garlic, minced 2 tablespoons finely minced cilantro 1 tablespoon champagne vinegar or white wine vinegar 2 serrano chiles,…