February 1994 Issue

Silhouette of a cowboy on a horse.
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The Twilight of the Texas Rangers

Are the legendary lawmen necessary? Yes, but their inability to grapple with the modern world threatens to make them irrelevant.


The State

The Crying Game

When Houston’s pro sports teams collapse late in the season—as they may do this year—faithful fans like me are never surprised. We’ve almost come to expect it.



The Deadly DA

Without regrets, Harris County district attorney Johnny Holmes puts more criminals on death row than any U.S. lawman.



Iron Man

The quietest member of the governor’s fitness panel throws his weight around—at last.

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