August 1987


What the Stranger Saw

Jul 31, 1987 By Texas Monthly

Nobody remembers his name, but the photographer who passed through Corpus Christi in 1934 left behind an unforgettable series of images.

Cities in Bondage

Jul 31, 1987 By Peter Elkind

When eighty-year-old Decker Jackson gives financial advice to Texas public officials, nothing in life is certain but debt and taxes.

The Sleaziest man in Texas

Jul 31, 1987 By Gary Cartwright

The rich and eccentric heir to a rich and Galveston family, Shearn Moody, Jr., craved an empire all his own. But his lack of self-restraint cost him his bank, his insurance company, his fortune, and now, perhaps, his freedom.


Subjects of the Realm

Jul 31, 1987 By Michael Ennis

Hans Holbein’s life drawings are a tantalizing glumpse into the lusty court of Henry VIII. And courtesy of HRH Queen Elizabeth II, they’re on view at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts.

Popular Music
Revenge of the Retrorockers

Jul 31, 1987 By Jody Denberg

The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Mason Ruffner, and Omar and the Howlers all got the same message from album-oriented-rock radio: Wrap it up, we’ll take it.


State Secrets
State Secrets

Jul 31, 1987 By Paul Burka

Playing fast and loose with the new speed limit; an oil drilling technique gets the shaft; dam builders strick back—with Authority; how the budget battle is changing the Legislature.

Roar of the Crowd
Roar of the Crowd

Jul 31, 1987 By Texas Monthly

Behaving yourself in the eighties; keeping the faith in the parish; winning Pulitzers with penguins.

The National Tour of Texas

Jul 31, 1987 By Dick Reavis

Passing (slowly) through Kendleton. Then on to Houston, where student murals record the march of time and Vietnam vets gather; to a meal so good it’s kept under lock and key; and finally to the (formerly) Golden Triangle.


Texas Monthly Reporter

Jul 31, 1987 By Alison Cook

Let’s play pretend by swapping out Houstonians for Dallasites. Plus: Battling books, good Mex-Mex where you’d least expect it, and our guide to the latest legislative phrases (use ‘em three times and they’re yours!)