December 1987



Jan 20, 2013 By Paul Burka

From H. Ross Perot to the people who will run Texas in the nineties, from couples with clout to the Brownwood Mafia, we present the most complete guide to power in Texas ever compiled.


State Secrets

Dec 1, 1987 By Paul Burka

Halloween handouts for a savings and loan; why the Texaco-Pennzoil decision was predictable; bad news for judicial reform; UT and A&M head south; the King Ranch contemplates a road.


One Man, One Oat

Dec 1, 1987 By Wally Stopher

Twenty years ago the Furry Freak Brothers, Dealer McDope, and Oat Willie were Austin’s underground heroes. A mild-mannered ex-hippie reveals how he lived the legend.

That’s Entertainment

Dec 1, 1987 By W. L. Taitte

The Houston Grand Opera was out to impress, with its new house and three ambitious productions in one week, but what it proved best was just how enjoyable this brand of theater can be.

Poison Pen

Dec 1, 1987 By Drew Jubera

Dallas’ drive-in film critic Joe Bob Briggs made us laugh at bad movies. When we became the butt of the joke, it wasn’t funny anymore.

Lost Horizons

Dec 1, 1987 By Michael Ennis

An exhibit at Fort Worth’s Amon Carter Museum contends that before the cowboy became America’s hero, Indians and mountain men were the icons of a vanishing frontier.


Domain Supplement

Whiskey Sauce

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

1 cup sugar 1 cup heavy cream 1 cinnamon stick of dash of ground cinnamon 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch 1/4 cup water 1 tablespoon bourbon Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In large bowl, cream sugar and butter. Mix in eggs, cream,…

Bread Pudding Souffle

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

Bread Pudding Soufflé With Whiskey sauce 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened 5 eggs, beaten 1 pint heavy cream Dash of cinnamon 1 tablespoon vanilla 1/4 cup raisins 12 slices fresh of stale French bread, each 1 inch thick Soufflé 6…