Meet the people who keep Texas' trains on track.
Kenneth McDuff is just one among hundreds of violent criminals who never should have been paroled—but they were.
Who came first—Indiana Jones of Hollywood or Vendyl Jones of Arlington, the archaeologist who has spent years trying to dig up the fabled Ark of the Covenant?
Once, the State of Texas was going to put Kenneth McDuff to death as payment for his crimes. Instead, it set him free to murder again.
Republicans stew over Democrats at the GOP convention.
After a visit abroad in 1987, Sean Earley transformed his art. He returned steeped in Italy’s ubiquitous religious imagery, eager to paint the icons of his home state’s country and western myths (see “Earley Texas,” TM, December 1990). In this memorial scene, the Rodeo Queen presides over ascending contestants. Set…
I WISH TO THANK PAUL BURKA for his enlightening article “Perot in ’92?” [TM, June 1992]. Mr. Perot may capture enough votes to throw a monkey wrench into the political machine, thereby requiring an overhaul in both parties, but I doubt that too many informed voters will take…
Treebeards does lunch. Not the hasty post-modern “Let’s do lunch” but the leisurely traditional “Will you join me for lunch?” Inside the flagship Market Square location (315 Travis) in Houston, ceiling fans waft a breeze across baskets of fresh produce while customers queue up to peruse the possibilities: shrimp étouffée,…
Ross Perot is a candidate for president because a lot of people want him to be. He has acted in a very clever, innovative way to arouse and build that support, but the support truly did arise and grow. That means that Perot’s campaign is a pure expression of democracy.
Juan Espinoza’s classy cabrito puts Johnny’s restaurant in front of the herd.
Austin film-maker Robert Rodriguez has joined the growing list of up-and-coming minority directors.
Houston’s favorite bouncer keeps the peace with style and a smile.
Plainview became Rustwater, Kansas, for the shoot.
Agents target the flow of contraband on the border.
HIS HEAD IS A TOMATO CHUNK. HIS tortilla shell is surprisingly furry. His feet look like jalapeño peppers. And when kids tackle him during the sixth-inning footrace at the San Antonio Missions’ home games at V. J. Keefe Field, they sometimes send his shredded lettuce and grated cheese flying. What’s…
John L. Guldemann scorns claims that Longhorns damage the natural area.
Chicken-and-Sausage Gumbo 2/3 cup vegetable oil 2/3 cup flour 2 cups each chopped white onion and bell pepper 1 1⁄2 cups chopped celery 1/2 teaspoon each salt, red pepper, black pepper, and garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon each filé powder, poultry seasoning, and beef base (or…
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup vegetable oil 5 cups grated cheddar cheese (about 1 pound) 5 cups yellow cornmeal 1 1/2 cups creamed corn 1/2 cup chopped white onion 1/3 cup sliced jalapeño peppers 6 tablespoons sugar…