December 1987


The Trip to Paradise

Dec 1, 1987 By hortonfoote

Small Texas towns live either in our memory or in our imagination. The ones with the storybook names live in both.

All Choked Up

Dec 1, 1987 By jeromegreerchandler

A ground war at the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport is turning innocent passengers into anxious bystanders.

Most Likely to Succeed

Dec 1, 1987 By Helen Thompson

Seven outstanding young Texas design students translate their visions of fairy tales, Greek goddesses, and Catholic rituals into fashion statements.


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.

Classical Music
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.

Go East, Young Man

Dec 1, 1987 By harryjaffe

Texas developers are snapping up land, putting together deals, and building like crazy—in Washington, D.C.

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.


Texas Monthly Reporter

Dec 1, 1987 By Alison Cook

A black and gamy Monday; Wick Allison as low-profile Buckley; heartthrobs Quaid and Swayze; fine food for feedlots; Augie’s Gringo Lingo.

Domain Supplement

Domain Recipe
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,…

Domain Story
What’s Good For the Goose

Jan 20, 2013 By Susan Chadwick

Most recipes for game birds amount to long, slow overkill. Only quick, hot cooking ensures that red-meat birds retain their rich flavor.

Domain Recipe
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…