February 1982

Features

Feature
Waiting For Mommy

Feb 1, 1982 By Dominique Browning

If you leave your child at a day care center, you are hardly unique. If you know what your child does there all day, you are indeed unique.

Feature
The Book of the Century-And-A-Half

Feb 1, 1982 By Texas Monthly

Governor Bill Clements lassoed James Michener to write a tome about Texas. It’s due out in a couple of years. But that’s too long to wait, so we decided to write a version of our own.

Columns

Architecture
Burnet’s Milestone

Feb 1, 1982 By Lisa Germany

A winning design for the Burnet Civic Center shows why regionalist architecture is still going strong in rural Texas.

Little Oil

Feb 1, 1982 By Kaye Northcott

Big Oil no longer holds political sway in Washington, and wildcatters are celebrating a new Texas independents’ day.

Movies
The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of

Feb 1, 1982 By James Wolcott

In Pennies From Heaven Steve Martin gets serious, which is too bad--until he jumps into his dazzling dance numbers, which are too good to be true. Four Friends is about pals, and it palls. In Sharky’s Machine Burt Reynolds tries to mix gore with mush. Rollover defaults.

Church
The Lord Giveth And The Lord Giveth

Feb 1, 1982 By William Martin

Evangelist Kenneth Copeland has good news: the faithful don’t have to wait for heaven to reap their reward. An Eastern Orthodox congregation in Austin is strict about performance of the liturgy but lax about getting to the church on time.

Miscellany

State Secrets
State Secrets

Feb 1, 1982 By Paul Burka

Selling the streets of Laredo; the next big oil play; the bar breaks up over a Supreme Court race; it’s true what they say about office Christmas parties.

Reporter

Reporter
Texas Monthly Reporter

Feb 1, 1982 By Peter Applebome

A lawyer takes aim at handgun makers; Texas journalism gets hugh on society; politicians see red over fire ants; Dallas tries to master its aversion to master plans.