February 1991 Issue



More Precious Than Oil

Pipeline leaks, unplugged wells, toxic drilling materials, and a virtually unregulated oil industry are leaving a legacy of polluted groundwater.



Portraits of the last of some exotic animals now sheltered in Texas.


State Fare

Dean Fearing, the guitar- strumming executive chef at Dallas’ swanky Mansion on Turtle Creek, hits all the right notes when he’s in the kitchen. The Eastern Kentucky native and graduate of New York’s Culinary Institute came to Texas in 1979 to explore new frontiers in cooking and ended up


Saving Face

Nearly two years after the Exxon Valdez relations gurus are busy telling industries how to avoid looking bad.



East Texas Onion Pudding

3 tablespoons peanut oil (or other light oil) 4 yellow Noonday onions, peeled and thinly sliced (yellow, red, or 1016 onions may be substituted) 6 Vidalia onions, peeled and thinly sliced 1 cup heavy cream 4 large eggs 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cayenne

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