August 1981 Issue

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Country Boy

Texas cities are full of people who grew up in the country—and want everybody they meet to know it.


Trial by Piano

Why knock yourself out for two grueling weeks at a piano competition in Fort Worth? For $12,000—and a string of concert bookings money can’t buy.


State Secrets

State Secrets

Bombs away on the Franklin Mountains; why pro-nukes belong in the Nutt House; the Dallas News goes public; sportfishermen change their minds about redfish.




Mr. Boll Weevil goes to Washington; Dallas scholars go to the Sunbelt’s defense; Houston’s public abortion clinic goes down the drain.


Angry Men

Texas Fathers for Equal Rights joined divorced men from all over the country to protest family courts that have always favored mothers in child custody cases.


Artists and art organizations are getting cut off from the federal dole - and maybe that’s not such a bad thing.

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