December 1978 Issue

On the Cover

So You Want to Be Chairman of Exxon?

How the world’s largest corporation decides who will make it too the top—and who won’t.

Features


Columns


Country Notes

Sacred Cows

Cows are dumb, they eat a lot, and they cost more to raise than they’re worth. Still, you can’t help loving ’em.

Classical Music

Bella Norma

Now you like it, now you don’t, now you like it again—Houston Grand Opera’s Norma.

Theater

Blind Alley

Alley Theater’s season opener, Scream, was about Jews and Nazis. It was also about how not to run a regional theater.

Miscellany


State Secrets

State Secrets

Will somebody write the Great American LBJ biography? Is Billy Clayton Texas’ Earl Butz? Will Dolph take care of his flock?

Reporter


Reporter

Texas Monthly Reporter

The dark side of doing business in Saudi Arabia; an endangered mountain in El Paso; and big profits with small airplanes.

Reporter

Texas Monthly Reporter

The dark side of doing business in Saudi Arabia; an endangered mountain in El Paso; and big profits with small airplanes.

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