August 1988

Features

The Big Squeezy

Jul 31, 1988 By Joe Nick Patoski

Get hip to zydeco, the born-on-bayou sound with the accordion accent. Ready for it red hot? Check out a Saturday-night church dance in Houston.

Wright and Wrong

Jul 31, 1988 By Paul Burka

The congressional investigation that is focusing on Speaker Jim Wright’s ethics is missing the real problem—his judgment.

Full of Woe

Jul 31, 1988 By Jan Jarboe Russell

You see them on TV, adorable youngsters asking to be adopted, But the dreadful odyssey of the Wednesday’s Child rarely has a made-for-television happy ending.

The Ants From Hell

Jul 31, 1988 By Emily Yoffe

Fire ants are on the relentless march across Texas, maiming, devouring, and stinging the living daylights out of everything in their path. We’ve tried to stop them, and it has only made them stronger.

Columns

Long Live the Kink

Jul 31, 1988 By davidgaines

Kinky Friedman dropped out for a while, but it sure beat dropping dead. Now the warped warbler is back with a play, a movie deal, and murder mystery number three.

Miscellany

State Secrets

Jul 31, 1988 By Paul Burka

Looking for gas in all the wrong places; a casualty report from the Texas drought; an early look at redistricting.

Reporter