December 1978

Features

Feature
Hard Time

Dec 1, 1978 By brucejackson

Ellis prison houses 2400 dangerous criminals, and it’s the safest place to live in Texas.

Feature
The Chase

Dec 1, 1978 By John Davidson

Four wetbacks are trying to get to San Antonio. The Border Patrol is trying to stop them.

Miscellany

State Secrets
State Secrets

Dec 1, 1978 By Paul Burka

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

Columns

Theater
Blind Alley

Dec 1, 1978 By W. L. Taitte

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

Dining In
The Graining of America

Dec 1, 1978 By Martha Shulman

If Jesus had tried to feed the multitudes with today’s bread, he would have been drummed out of the miracle business.

Country Notes
Sacred Cows

Dec 1, 1978 By John Graves

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

Dec 1, 1978 By W. L. Taitte

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

Reporter

Reporter
Texas Monthly Reporter

Dec 1, 1978 By John Bloom

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

Dec 1, 1978 By John Bloom

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