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February 1989

Features

Chip Ahoy

Feb 1, 1989 By Joe Nick Patoski

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.

Miscellany

No TASP, No Play

Feb 1, 1989 By Paul Burka

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

Reporter

This is Now

Feb 1, 1989 By Alison Cook

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.

Columns

Jailhouse Hock

Feb 1, 1989 By Patricia Hart

Bill Clements’ ambitious—and expensive—prison-expansion plan is only a tiny first step toward escaping the overcrowding problem.