August 1986


Free Enterprise U.

Jul 31, 1986 By Peter Applebome

Let’s hear it for Dallas’ Northwood Institute, where entrepreneurialism is second only to high society fundraising.

The Soul of a Huge Machine

Jan 20, 2013 By Paul Burka

TRAILER HITCH Another option that’s great for the ranch-style look, even if you don’t ever plan to haul anything. THE BACK DOOR The big debate: panel doors or a tailgate with a roll-down window? Panel doors are more functional (you don’t have to reach for groceries), but the…

Beating the Good Ol’ Boys

Jan 20, 2013 By Paul Burka

Sharon McCoy sells Suburbans. A lot of Suburbans. More Suburbans – and pickups and vans and Blazers – than anybody else. In 1984, working out of Lawrence, Marshall Chevrolet in Hempstead, she was number one in the country in truck sales. Six years before she became supreme in Suburbans, McCoy…

My Kind Of Car

Jan 20, 2013 By dianeduke

TOM LOEFFLER Congressman, Hunt “It’s the next best thing to liberty. It’s got a hat rack, a CB, a Long-horn sticker—I love it!” ALBERT BUSTAMENTE Congressman, San Antonio “I park it in the Longworth garage next to Tommy Loeffler’s. People in Washington think it’s a creature from…



Texas, In Short

Jul 31, 1986 By Jan Reid

The characters in Prize Stories and South by Southwest often dwell on the past while living out their lives in an anxious present.

Dagwood As D.A.

Jul 31, 1986 By James Wolcott

Legal Eagles is guilty of being humdrum and hokey; Mona Lisa has some fine, gracing touches; Vagabond finds purity within the dirtiest packaging.


The Quidnunc
The Quidnunc

Jul 31, 1986 By Mark Seal

Desperately seeking the Cadillac Couch; reading Carolyn Farb’s mail; cowboy cologne strikes again.

State Secrets
State Secrets

Jul 31, 1986 By Paul Burka

A cap for San Antonio that wouldn’t look good on Henry Cisneros; long-term pessimism hits the oil market; Texas cities finagle their way around the tax reform.


Jul 31, 1986 By Mimi Swartz

Elliott’s is the Louvre of hardware stores—it’s got flyshooters, fan blades, and three aisles of screws. In other words, it’s heaven.

Post-Modern Times
Post-Modern Times

Jul 31, 1986 By Michael Ennis

UT is testing this device that works like a BB gun, only it’s a little more powerful—it’ll be able to shatter a Soviet warhead speeding through space.


Texas Monthly Reporter

Jul 31, 1986 By Jan Jarboe Russell

Life after TECAT in North Forest; Joe Rinelli gives his beauties a shot at the crow; Kerrville residents have a winter’s worth of tall tales.