December 1977 Issue
King of the Catalogs
Who is Roger Horchow and why is he doing these terrible things to our Christmas budgets?
They Found It!
Charismatics start by losing their heads and end up with a new kind of religion.
The Second Battle of the Alamo
Texas’ oldest city is heading for a political showdown, thanks to some newcomers to the power game.
Living in Glass Houses
The world is full of monuments to art—but how many can you live in?
They’re Minding the Store
If you’re looking for Houston’s elite, forget the Petroleum Club; go to the produce center at Jamail’s.
We offer you a weekend in Mexico City you can’t refuse.
A good country dog is loyal, obedient, and knows the difference between a chicken and a possum.
Behind the Lines
This may be the Me Decade, but fortunately a great many people haven’t gotten the word.
If you think parenthood begins with dirty diapers and 2 a.m. feedings, you’re nine months off.
In the St. Nick of time.
Three patchwork quilts, two wine shops, and a pinata in a pear tree.
Roar of the Crowd
A flood of letters on a wave of immigrants.
Texas Monthly Review
Disco sounds you can live with; two new books from the trenches of Viet Nam; taking a swing at Alexander Calder; the Van Cilburn winner's circle; move over Austin, C&W reigns elsewhere.