December 1994

Features

Feature
The Sheriff Who Went to Pot

Dec 1, 1994 By Robert Draper

Brig Marmolejo may have been convicted of bribery, but he is more than just another crooked cop in South Texas. His is the story of borders easily crossed—the ageless parable of the Rio Grande Valley.

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Recipe
Chocolate-Grand Marnier Truffles

Dec 1, 1994 By Texas Monthly

Forget the figgy pudding. The centerpiece of your party table for the holidays should be this voluptuous cheesecake from Houston’s Sierra Grill. For a chaser, set out a batch of Watkins’ Grand Marnier truffles rolled in Texas pecans. Your guests won’t go until they get some. 1 1/4 cups heavy…

Recipe
Citrus Cheesecake

Dec 1, 1994 By Texas Monthly

What raises this cheesecake above all others is the inspired addition of three ingredients: Bailey’s Irish Cream to impart a silky nip, and orange and lemon zest to lend a tang. Graham Cracker Crust 2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup butter (room temperature) Combine…

Columns

Business
Kings of Swing

Dec 1, 1994 By Turk Pipkin

Can a golfer change the bad habits of a lifetime? The academy at Golfsmith International made a believer out of me.

Law
Best-Case Scenario

Dec 1, 1994 By Helen Thompson

To win a high-profile these days, you need to hire a jury consultant. Galveston's Robert Hirschhorn is one of the best.

Health
Night Trippers

Dec 1, 1994 By Jim Atkinson

When Dallas sleep doctors cured Tommy Atkins’ snoring probelm, they probably saved his life.

Miscellany

State Fare
State Fare

Dec 1, 1994 By Patricia Sharpe

Forget the figgy pudding. The centerpiece of your party table for the holidays should be this voluptuous cheesecake from Houston’s Sierra Grill. Chef Charles Watkins has taken an everyday dessert and turned it into something special, its texture as lush as velvet, the density firm without being heavy. But…

Reporter

Reporter
Folk Lure

Dec 1, 1994 By Joe Nick Patoski

An Austin arts group is exposing the roots of Texas music to a younger audience.

Reporter
War Games

Dec 1, 1994 By Stephen Harrigan

Finally, a toymaker that isn’t just kidding around: A new Alamo playset gets things right.