April 1995 Issue



Clowning Around

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

Drug War!

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

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

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


Net Worker

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

Darkness Audible

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

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



Bad Air Days

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



Warm Lobster Tacos

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, seeded and minced 2 teaspoons

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