August 1991


Tex Zen

Jul 31, 1991 By Chester Rosson

When urban stress sets the nerves ajangle, it’s comforting to know there is a Japanese garden nearby.

A Guard In Gangland

Jul 31, 1991 By Robert Draper

Never before had a correctional officer been tried for the murder of an inmate—and never before had such chilling details been revealed about how our prisons really work.

Let Me Hear Silence

Jul 31, 1991 By Jan Jarboe Russell

Once part of a vast South Texas ranch, Lebh Shomea is a spiritual retreat where pilgrims listen to what absolute quiet has to say.


Jalapeño Dressing

Jul 31, 1991 By Texas Monthly

1/2 cup coarsely chopped onion 1/4 cup sugar 2 tablespoons dry mustard 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon coriander 1 cup lemon juice or vinegar 3 cups canola oil 1/4 cup minced jalapeño with some seeds 4 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro In food…

1015 Stuffed Onion

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

4 1015 onions (any large onion may be substituted) 2 cups chicken stock 4 cups bread crumbs 1 cup coarse cracker meal 1 cup flour 2 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons cracked black pepper 1/2 tablespoon cayenne 4 eggs 1/2 cup buttermilk…


State Wide Business
Radio Days

Jul 31, 1991 By John Anderson

Thirty-five years ago, a Harlingen publisher turned in to Hispanic radio, only to become Texas’ least-known media mogul.

State Wide Business
King of Aces

Jul 31, 1991 By John Anderson

A Dallas insurance firm’s big gamble—backing holes in one at golf tournaments—was right on the money.

State of the Art
Earl Campbell on Mount Bonnell, Austin

Jul 31, 1991 By Texas Monthly

Photograph by Michael O’Brien Michael O’Brien put the legendary Heisman trophy winner on the highest available pedestal for this shot. Campbell joins the trio of other famous Texans —Nolan Ryan, George Strait, and former Miss USA Gretchen Polhemus—who have posed looking spiffy for Wrangler’s “Western originals” advertising campaign, created…


Safety Last

Jul 31, 1991 By nonnydelapena

Deadly explosions at Texas petro-chemical plants have been linked to under-trained outside workers.

Getting My Kicks

Jul 31, 1991 By Paul Burka

How I learned that the toughest job in sports is umpiring girls’ kickball.

Sound and Fury

Jul 31, 1991 By Robert Draper

When a rare disorder damaged his voice, Johnny Bush had to decide between singing and speaking.


Pop Art

Jul 31, 1991 By Helen Thompson

An avid doodler puts a good face on his obsession with snack food.