August 1982


The King of the Forest

Jul 31, 1982 By Paul Burka

He’s Arthur Temple, Jr., ruler of a million acres of East Texas and the last of the timber barons.

Growing Up Gringo

Jul 31, 1982 By Dick Reavis

In Dumas—and all over the state—Mexican Americans are leaving old ways behind and taking to Protestantism, capitalism, and disco.


State Secrets
State Secrets

Jul 31, 1982 By Paul Burka

Heads-up journalism; expensive mileage; the balkanization of the Sunbelt; wars in the oil patch.


Texas Monthly Reporter

Jul 31, 1982 By Peter Applebome

Austin’s Bourbon Street; San Antonio’s food fight; the governor’s mystery museum; Green Lizards in Concan; truffles in paradise.


Kirk And Spock And Scotty And Bones

Jul 31, 1982 By James Wolcott

Everybody’s favorite starshippers battle a bad guy and the bulge in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Author! Author! is nothing to write home about. The Thing is barely human. And there’s The World According to Garp, Firefox, and Blade Runner.

Classical Music
Ol’ Man Musical

Jul 31, 1982 By W. L. Taitte

Houston Grand Opera dedicated a lot of its budget and all of its heart to producing not an opera but an American musical—Show Boat.

The Tongue-Lashing

Jul 31, 1982 By William Martin

A host of Pentecostals gathered in Dallas to hug, kiss, sing, babble, and get the chewing-out of their lives.

The Elegiac Image

Jul 31, 1982 By Michael Ennis

Photographer George Krause draws the viewer into a twilight world where jocks, saints, and nudes seem almost mystical.

The Comeback Of The Column

Jul 31, 1982 By Lisa Germany

They haven’t designed any Parthenons or Colosseums yet, but architects like Robert Venturi and Michael Graves are bringing a touch of ancient Greece and Rome to Texas.