April 1995 Issue

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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 a Texan and quite another to be one.


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.


State Fare: Warm Lobster Tacos

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. A signature dish of Dallas’ Mansion on Turtle Creek (2821 Turtle Creek Boulevard), these tony tacos are featured in De Gustibus Presents the Great Cooks’


Net Worker

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

Behind the Lines

A Case of Murder

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



Bad Air Days

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

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