February 1986

Features

Feature
A Caribbean Escape

Feb 1, 1986 By Barbara Rodriguez

From luxury class to no-plumbing primitive, the Technicolor tropics of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula offer end-of-the-world delights. And it’s practically in our back yard.

Feature
A Trust Corrupted, A City Betrayed, Part One

Feb 1, 1986 By Harry Hurt III

The Hermann estate scandal exposed Houston’s most powerful deal makers, most respected philanthropists, and leading lawyers to the harsh glare of publicity. It was a shocking lesson in the abuses of power.

Feature
The 1986 Bum Steer Awards

Feb 1, 1986 By Texas Monthly

The 1986 Bum Steer Awards A year of altered antlers, bunkum bars, cloddish coaches, defoliant diets, enervated elephants, filched flamingos, gunshot guitarists, haywire holidays, intoxicants’ incentives, jejune judges, kissing K-9’s, lousy lobster, and misdirected Michener.

Feature
Making Peace With Grandfather

Feb 1, 1986 By Vance Muse

The man I knew as Bompie had been a public figure, but my father had always seemed ashamed of what he had done to achieve his fame. Finally I found out why.

Web

Recipe
BBQ Brisket with Goode’s Mop

Feb 1, 1986 By Texas Monthly

Although Jim Goode uses his BBQ Mop for basting smoked meat, it’s flavorful enough to use as a sauce for cooking brisket, and you’ll barely miss the smoky flavor.

Columns

Classical Music
No-shows and Great Shows

Feb 1, 1986 By W. L. Taitte

The only excitement of the Dallas Opera season came from a couple of fortunate gambles, while the Houston Grand Opera triumphed by bringing Faust alive for contemporary audiences.

Art
Rauschenberg Relics

Feb 1, 1986 By Michael Ennis

In the current Rauschenberg exhibit at Houston’s Contemporary Arts Museum the artist finds his first thirty years a tough act to follow.

Movies
Me Redford, You Streep

Feb 1, 1986 By James Wolcott

Out of Africa is lavishly done up but emotionally dehumidified; Young Sherlock Holmes is more Hardy Boys than Conan Doyle; Revolution is nothing but a megabucks disaster.

Miscellany

Downtown
Downtown

Feb 1, 1986 By Jim Atkinson

The Dallas Citizens Council has a new look, but it’s singing the same old tune.

Touts
Touts

Feb 1, 1986 By Patricia Sharpe

A few thoughts for Valentine’s—coming through soft and clear.

State Secrets
State Secrets

Feb 1, 1986 By Paul Burka

Mark White’s insurance policy; not all semiconductor dumpers are Japanese; betting on a lottery; Tom Loeffler’s odd ads.

Back Roads
Back Roads

Feb 1, 1986 By Peter Applebone

For a singing telegram with a little something extra, just call the Hip-O-Gram Girls.

Post-Modern Times
Post-Modern Times

Feb 1, 1986 By Michael Ennis

In a Twilight Zone-like pocket near UT there are some kids who aren’t ready to grow up.

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