August 1979 Issue

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Down to the Sea in Buses

Grab your beach towel and bathing suit, but leave your car in the garage.



Ask Jett Rink

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


Classical Music

Who Needs Nelson Eddy?

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.

Pennant Fever

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



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