February 1989 Issue



Chip Ahoy

A new gambling-cruise-ship enterprise out of Port Isabel makes it possible to spend an evening in a casino while going nowhere in the Gulf.


“I’m A Nazi Until Death”

Out of work, at loggerheads with their parents, and under constant police surveillance since they turned to an alien ideology, Dallas’ radical skinheads remain defiant.


The Wooing of Chairman Wang

The decision by a Chinese plastics company to build a billion-dollar plant in Texas proves that economic development works—but it comes at a high price.


State Secrets

No TASP, No Play

A competency test for colleges; gauging the governor’s race; hard times at Hermann Hospital; what on earth was George Bush thinking about?…


This is Now

Looking forward to Jerry Jeff Walker’s second Luckenbach, looking into a new way to settle feuds, and looking back over the career of Texas’ most prolific unknown author.



Spot Market

Ranchers hate bobcats. Trappers love their pelts. Both parties have found that there’s more than one reason to skin a cat.

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