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December 1989

Features

Teardown

Dec 1, 1989 By Mimi Swartz

Houston’s West University area was just a quiet, unpretentious neighborhood until the bulldozers moved in. Now everyone’s trying to keep up with the Georgians.

The All-American Crooks

Dec 1, 1989 By Dana Rubin

Football players at Dallas’ Carter High had it all: god futures, a state championship, and the feeling that they could do no wrong. The trouble was, their favorite hobbies were guns and holdups.

Wild Forever

Dec 1, 1989 By Stephen Harrigan

Once the private preserve of an oil executive, the 300,000-acre Bid Bend Ranch, with all its desert grandeur, has now entered the public domain. Photography by Mark Klett

Miscellany

Courting Disaster

Dec 1, 1989 By Paul Burka

Bill Clements and the courts head for a showdown over school finance; the boom in engineering may be over; wisdom from the Whitmire win.

Reporter

Columns