April 2001


History in the Making

Apr 1, 2001 By John Spong

Austin's new Bob Bullock museum sports six bas-reliefs that tell the story of Texas. Here's how a sculptor and a team of artisans made them, like the museum's namesake, larger than life.

The Battle for the Border

Apr 1, 2001 By Pamela Colloff

In Maverick County illegal immigrants are crossing in record numbers, creating a war zone. Mexicans have been shot and killed, houses robbed, cattle stolen. Some ranchers are fleeing. But others, like Dob Cunningham, have decided to stay and fight.

Round and Round

Jan 20, 2013 By Patricia Sharpe

Tortillas have been with us since the heyday of the Maya and the Aztecs. Now these simple small cakes are big business-but some are still made the old fashioned way. Includes extra tortilleria listings.

The Slow Life and Fast Death of DJ Screw

Jan 20, 2013 By Michael Hall

He was one of the most influential cultural figures in Texas—–a generous godfather to a generation of rappers, an entrepreneur of Houston's mean streets, the master of a scene fueled by codeine cough syrup and hip-hop beats. When he overdosed in November at the age of 29, it was easy to dismiss him as yet another musician who succumbed to his own success. But his story is more complicated than that.


On the Border

Apr 1, 2001 By Pamela Colloff

After spending a week at the busiest U.S. Border Patrol station in Texas, associate editor Pamela Colloff learned that there is more to an agent's job than helicopters and surveillance cameras.

Star Power

Apr 1, 2001 By Patricia Sharpe

Brandishing its tongue-in-chic Western style—cowboy hats are displayed like fine art—Star Canyon has hit Austin with a resounding bang. Diners there are embracing the food and the mood as wholeheartedly as those in Dallas and Las Vegas, particularly flashier dishes such as the Texas-size Cowboy Ribeye and the hot-pink prickly-pear…

Enchiladas De Chile Ancho

Apr 1, 2001 By Texas Monthly

Ancho Sauce 6 ancho chiles, core and seeds removed 1 clove garlic 1/4 small yellow or white onion, chopped 1/2 teaspoon dried Mexican oregano (1 teaspoon fresh) salt to taste Put first 4 ingredients in a pan, cover with water, and boil until the chiles…

Tortilla Turnovers

Apr 1, 2001 By Texas Monthly

Seasoned Crema Fresca 1 1/2 cups sour cream 1 1/2 tablespoons skim milk scant 1/4 teaspoon cayenne scant 1/4 teaspoon pure red chile powder scant 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic salt to taste Whisk all ingredients together and refrigerate. Salsa Fresca 2 serrano chiles, seeded and…



Imperfect 10

Apr 1, 2001 By Patricia Hart

The top 10 percent rule was supposed to solve the admissions problems at Texas' public universities, but it isn't making the grade.

The Hate Debate

Apr 1, 2001 By John Spong

The question about the James Byrd, Jr., Hate Crimes Act isn't whether it will pass. The question is, Is it good law?


Restaurant Guide

Apr 1, 2001 By Texas Monthly

Austin circles its wagons at a new Star Canyon. Plus: The secret at Clark's Outpost in Tioga and two wine and food festivals that offer their fill.