February 1984


Bad News

Feb 1, 1984 By Gary Cartwright

Local TV news has as much to do with show biz as journalism. Unfortunately, most viewers take it seriously.

Come On, Walter—Smile!

Feb 1, 1984 By Paul Burka

Austin’s Roy Spence parlayed his success in Mark White’s campaign into a job selling Walter Mondale to the American people.

Lasting Love

Feb 1, 1984 By Texas Monthly

In honor of Valentine’s Day, a gallery of folks who found the real thing.

At the Scene

Feb 1, 1984 By Gary Cartwright

The best local news programs in Texas make big bucks for their stations, but so do the worst ones. Here’s how they stack up.


Venetian Finds

Feb 1, 1984 By Michael Ennis

Five Texas artists are among those selected for “Paradise Lost/Paradise Regained”, this year’s American entry into the Venice Biennale.

A Museum That Works

Feb 1, 1984 By eleniconstantine

Edward Larrabee Barnes’ quietly elegant new Dallas Museum of Art is a delight for museumgoers and curators alike.

Silkwood’s Blight

Feb 1, 1984 By James Wolcott

Dread is the main character in Silkwood; To Be or Not to Be can’t make up its mind; The Dresser is a fussy failure; The Man Who Loved Women doesn’t.


State Secrets

Feb 1, 1984 By Paul Burka

Mark White’s campaign promises come back to haunt him; Arthur Temple gets rich(er) off Time Inc.; who got burned when the torch was passed at First City; a Pyhrric victory for the oil industry.


Texas Monthly Reporter

Feb 1, 1984 By Harry Hurt III

Great expectations for oilmen; sartorial bargains for Brownsville; a medical controversy for Alpine; vexing questions for hunters; the ultimate who’s who for chickens.