August 1984 Issue



The Marfa Art War

Sculptor Donald Judd had the vision. The Dia Art Foundation had the money. Now they’ve had it with each other.


Little D

No one will ever hold a political convention in Dallas, Scotland. And that’s only one of the things that make it great.


The Way It’s Going to Be

Turn off the TV. Go fishing. Here’s the inside story of what will happen at the convention, complete with Nancy Reagan’s tacky visit to a bowling alley.


State Secrets

State Secrets

Aggies and UT play beach brawl; Valero’s gas pains; education bureaucracy shake-up; the truth about those Hines rumors.


Classical Music

A Flop

At this year’s dismal San Antonio Festival, the English National Opera and the Texas productions were the only shows worth seeing.


Dancing Up a Cliché

Jamboree, a new Joffrey ballet commissioned by the City of San Antonio, features prancing rhinestone cowboys and just plain silly choreography.


Getting Slimed

Ghostbusters is funny but flawed; Streets of Fire is not the place to spend a care-free afternoon; plus three films from abroad.



Texas Monthly Reporter

Is Texas shrinking? Are the Kimbell’s spirits sinking? Are Midland and Odessa really linking? Where are Houston’s sports fans drinking?…

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