August 1979

Features

Feature
Ask Jett Rink

Jul 31, 1979 By Texas Monthly

Straight talk about gasoline supplies, prices, and profits from Texas’ most famous wildcatter.

Feature
Who to Pin It On

Jul 31, 1979 By Texas Monthly

If you’re sitting in a gas line and wondering who to blame for all this, here are some candidates.

Feature
The Throwdown

Jul 31, 1979 By Tom Curtis

Houston police said they shot Randy Webster because he pointed a gun at them. Randy’s father set out to prove they were lying.

Feature
Paradise Lost

Jul 31, 1979 By Richard West

The sand, the surf, the shorebirds, the dunes…everyone loves the beach at Port Aransas. We may just love it to death.

Miscellany

State Secrets
State Secrets

Jul 31, 1979 By Paul Burka

Crying over spilt oil, greedy doctors, and disappearing millionaires.

Columns

Sports
Pennant Fever

Jul 31, 1979 By Paul Burka

At midseason, long-suffering Astros and Rangers fans were having visions of grandeur. We hope they weren’t delusions.

Classical Music
Who Needs Nelson Eddy?

Jul 31, 1979 By W. L. Taitte

Houston Grand Opera’s spring festival of operettas proved that golden-voiced, handsome men aren’t out of style. Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s Mahler festival had its good days and its bad days.

Religion
Let My People Pray

Jul 31, 1979 By John Bloom

Were the words of Russian exile Georgi Vins heard over the din of the Southern Baptist Convention?

Reporter

Reporter
Texas Monthly Reporter

Jul 31, 1979 By John Bloom

Valley politicos block minority TV; Dairy Queens reign in small-town Texas; woman diver yearns for Acapulco cliffs; Houston takes its lumps.