August 1990


A Soldier’s Secret

Jul 31, 1990 By Dana Rubin

In the farming town of Whitewright, stolen tenth-century illuminated manuscripts and ivory reliquaries weren’t all that Joe Meador had to hide.

The Big Blow

Jul 31, 1990 By Gary Cartwright

On September 8, 1900, a devastating hurricane blasted Galveston, changing life on the Island forever.



Jul 31, 1990 By Texas Monthly

See My Etchings; Quilt Complex; Sushi Summit; Rock-a-bye Baby.

State Fare
State Fare

Jan 20, 2013 By Patricia Sharpe

Chef Stephan Pyles grew up in the food business—his parents owned the Big Spring Truck Stop Cafe—and despite a degree in music and the best intentions, he’s still cooking. With two restaurants in Dallas and two in Minneapolis, Pyles and partner John Dayton have enthusiastically spread the word about Southwestern…


Venus Behind Bars

Jul 31, 1990 By Robert Draper

A new private prison brought a belated boom to tiny Venus, but the state contends that the jailhouse is a bust.

Popular Music
Squeeze Play

Jul 31, 1990 By Joe Nick Patoski

Three masters show why conjunto, the accordion music of the Tex-Mex border, is hotter thatn Lajitas in August.



Garlic Custard and Crabmeat

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

Roasted-Garlic Custard 1 tablespoon olive oil 6 large garlic cloves, peeled 2 cups heavy cream 4 egg yolks 1 whole egg Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Heat olive oil in small roasting pan over medium flame. Add garlic and bake 15 minutes, or until garlic turns…