February 1979

Features

Only the Strong Survive

Feb 1, 1979 By Richard West

“There are two things to remember about the ghetto that is Houston’s Fifth Ward. One, evil usually triumphs over good. Two, in spite of that, most of its residents retain a goodness that proves indestructible.”

Billy Lee

Feb 1, 1979 By Al Reinert

How a bountifully talented young Texas writer based a novel on Lyndon Johnson, won high praise, and then…

Columns

Miscellany

State Secrets

Feb 1, 1979 By Paul Burka

Working on the Railroad Commissioner; romance on the range; another guild nipped at the Post; should Bill Clements be for sale?

Web

The Best Little Margarita In Texas

Feb 1, 1979 By Mimi Swartz

From Requiem for a Margarita. 1/2 ounce of Triple Sec (1 tablespoon) 1 ounce of fresh lime juice 1 1/2 ounces of light tequila Making the best margarita in town—at home—is not a matter of money. It does not depend on buying the best tequila or…