August 2002


Game Boys

Jul 31, 2002 By Brian D. Sweany

Staubach and Aikman, together at last. A Bum Phillips belly laugh. Jerry Levias, first and always. These and other heroes of Texas football, past and present, pose for a pigskin portfolio.

Family Circus

Jul 31, 2002 By Katy Vine

Children of all ages! Step right up and get to know a South Texas clan whose nomadic way of life is a link to the past.

Horns Aplenty

Jan 20, 2013 By Brian D. Sweany

Will this be the year that the University of Texas Longhorns—the most talented college football team in the country—win their first national title since 1970? Yes. Hook ’em.

Mr. Happy Man Goes to Washington

Jan 20, 2013 By Patricia Hart

Ron Kirk may be this year’s most jovial political candidate, but his bid for the U.S. Senate is as much about race as personality. He knows it. His fellow Democrats know it. And you’d better believe the Republicans know it.


On The Road

Jul 31, 2002 By Patricia Sharpe

GAZING AND GRAZING No one drives all the way up to the McDonald Observatory, on top of Mount Locke in far West Texas, just to eat. But astronomy buffs have a treat in store if they happen to wander into the StarDate Café. Not only is its menu of quesadillas,…

Tomato Aspic

Jul 31, 2002 By Texas Monthly

2 1/2 tablespoons unflavored gelatin 1 quart tomato juice (4 cups) 1 small can spicy tomato juice, such as V-8 or Bloody Mary mix 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1/4 teaspoon finely ground black pepper 6 whole cloves 2 bay leaves 1 tablespoon sugar…


Jul 31, 2002 By Patricia Sharpe

KEEPING UP APPEARANCES Like a jet-setter back from a vacation on the Côte d’Azur, the Riviera has reopened after an intensive two-week remodeling job looking not just rested but ten years younger. The exterior of the old-guard Dallas restaurant has been painted butter yellow, new fabrics brighten banquettes and chairs,…

Orange-Zest Biscuits

Jul 31, 2002 By Texas Monthly

2 cups flour 4 tablespoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 5 tablespoons vegetable shortening zest of 1 orange, grated or finely chopped 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup orange juice Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Sift dry ingredients together. Cut…

Texas History 101

Jul 31, 2002 By Stephanie DiCapua

UT spirit has been alive and kicking since the University of Texas was founded. Discover the colorful history behind some of the UT traditions, from Bevo to "The First Battle."

Best Fests

Jul 31, 2002 By Patricia Sharpe

RED ALL OVER Medina is minuscule—one main street, a couple hundred residents, a dozen or so stores—but during the International Apple Festival on Saturday, August 3, the town will be happily overrun by apple bobbers, bagpipers, balloon blowers, puppeteers, clowns, arts and crafts sellers, and 18,000 visitors. In midsummer, apples…

Strawberry-Cream Cheese Stars

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

8 ounces cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 quart fresh strawberries Using an electric mixer, combine first 4 ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat until smooth; cover and refrigerate. Clean and hull strawberries (holes should be…

Grilled Shrimp-Pasta Salad

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

Pasta With Vinaigrette 1/2 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon finely chopped assorted herbs (your choice of fresh basil, oregano, tarragon, rosemary, etc.) kosher salt and freshly ground…

Favorite Cookies

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

1 cup unsalted butter, softened 1 cup sugar 1 cup brown sugar 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups pecan pieces 4 cups flour Using an electric mixer, beat butter with sugar…

Governor’s Mansion Lemon Yogurt Cake

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

Cake 1 cup unsalted butter, softened 2 cups granulated sugar 6 eggs, separated 2 teaspoons lemon zest 1 teaspoon lemon extract 3 cups cake flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup plain yogurt, whole or lowfat Preheat oven to…

Around the State

On Screen

Jul 31, 2002 By Katy Vine

THE GREAT INDOORS Kids’ late-summer doldrums usually leave them particularly restless. They become prone to manic behavior—fads flourish, fixations blossom, expectations intensify. But as any well-informed individual between the ages of five and ten knows, nothing is more anticipated this month than the premiere of Spy Kids 2: The Island…


Jul 31, 2002 By Patricia McConnico

ANALYZE THIS Ever wonder how a rat can see in the dark? Well, this month you can attend some eye-popping exhibits around the state that will satisfy even the most inquisitive minds, and you don’t have to have a Ph.D. in biology to appreciate them. “Animal SuperSenses” at Galveston’s Moody…

Tune In

Jul 31, 2002 By Eileen Schwartz

LEAVE IT TO DIVA What do Cher and Dolly Parton, two of the most recognizable performers in the world—one for her outlandish outfits and the other for her, well, smile—have in common? Not much—on the surface, that is. Other than the obvious (they are both singers, actors, and blondes; yes,…


Jul 31, 2002 By Michael Hall

‘TIS THE SEASON As the World Cup reminded us, soccer, where you kick the ball up and down the field, is really football. But when Americans talk about football, we mean more than feet. We mean hands, arms, heads; we mean hard-hitting blocks, bubbly cheerleaders, marching bands. We mean spectacle.


A Wyly Strategy

Jul 31, 2002 By Kathryn Jones

Dallas billionaire Sam Wyly is gearing up for another battle in his war with Computer Associates. This time he may have the firepower to win.

The Buzz

Jul 31, 2002 By Mike Shea

Kathy Hepinstall is one of four underappreciated Texas writers you should be reading this summer.