February 1990


The Codependency Conspiracy

Feb 1, 1990 By Skip Hollandsworth

Codependency leaders preach that we are the victims of a psychological plague. It remains to be seen whether they are selling us a valuable insight or merely a bill of goods.

The $76 Million Divorce

Feb 1, 1990 By Jan Jarboe Russell

The eldest son of Trammell Crow used his money for drugs, guns, and high living. His wife spent a fortune on personal trainers and self-promotion. Now they’re squaring off in an L.A. divorce court.

Lost in Space

Feb 1, 1990 By Al Reinert

Locked away in NASA’s storage vaults was some of the most glorious footage ever filmed. I thought turning it into a movie would be a snap. Ten years later I’ve revised my opinion.

The Price of Peace

Feb 1, 1990 By Lawrence Wright

With the cold war fading into history, Fort Worth’s General Dynamics now has to regard peace as not merely an ideal but an economic reality.

The Truth About Texas Beauty

Feb 1, 1990 By Mimi Swartz

She might have long legs, blond hair, and eyes as blue as a Panhandle sky. But a Texas woman isn’t really beautiful unless she works at it.


State Secrets
Darness at Noon

Feb 1, 1990 By Paul Burka

The day the lights (almost) went out in Texas; why Gib Lewis’ reelection is crucial for Democrats; more trouble in the supreme court.

Roar of the Crowd
Roar of the Crowd

Feb 1, 1990 By Texas Monthly

Mapping the desert grandeur of Big Bend, pondering the problems at a Dallas high school, tearing down for moving up in a Houston neighborhood.



Crispy Critters

Feb 1, 1990 By John Morthland

Carnivores have their steakhouses, herbivores their sprout spots. Now insectivores can munch their way through the Aztec menus in Mexico City.

Chalk Talk

Feb 1, 1990 By Will Harte

Horizontal drilling has not only hit pay dirt in South Texas-it has also revived oil-patch wheeling and dealing.