February 1994


The Guns Of Huejotzingo

Feb 1, 1994 By Geoff Winningham

On the three days before Lent, amid clouds of smoke and the sounds of musket fire, this tiny town is the site of Mexico’s most chaotic carnival.

The Crying Game

Feb 1, 1994 By Robert Draper

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.


Jicama Salad

Feb 1, 1994 By Texas Monthly

1 medium jicama, peeled and julienne cut Juice of one large lime Salt and pepper to taste Toss jicama with lime juice and salt and pepper. Chill until ready to serve.

Texas Creole Barbecued Shrimp

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

Barbecue Sauce Base 2 1/2 lemons, peeled and quartered 3 tablespoons coarse-ground black pepper 2 tablespoons seafood seasoning 1 cup Worcestershire sauce 1 cup water 6 cloves garlic In saucepan combine all ingredients and reduce liquid by half. Strain liquid through fine-mesh strainer and…

Texas Cornbread Pudding

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

Recipe from Brennan’s, Houston. 1/2 cup diced yellow onion 1 1/2 cups fresh cut corn, approximately 4 ears 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 4 eggs 2 cups whipping cream 6 cups crumbled cornbread (use your favorite recipe) 1 1/2 cups shredded jalapeño jack cheese…


Me, Myself, and I

Feb 1, 1994 By Louis Black

Once a wild child, now a suburban mom, Marion Winik could be Texas’ next big literary success.

Axes to Grind

Feb 1, 1994 By John Morthland

When Stevie Ray Vaughan died, Texas lost its premier guitarist. Can any of these ambitious young players fill his boots?

The Deadly DA

Feb 1, 1994 By Audrey Duff

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


State Fare
State Fare

Jan 20, 2013 By Patricia Sharpe

Some like it hot; Texans like it hotter. That’s why Carl Walker, the chef at Brennan’s in Houston (3300 Smith), branded his barbecued shrimp with black pepper and poblano chiles. Double-daring the Southwest palate, he paired the shrimp with his spicy version of a down-home favorite. “I wanted to make…


Iron Man

Feb 1, 1994 By Gary Cartwright

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

Waco Untold

Feb 1, 1994 By julianull

Four quickie Branch Davidian books reveal that the full story has yet to come out.

Back to Shul

Feb 1, 1994 By emilybenedek

A group of renowned rabbis teaches many Dallas Jews the deeper meanings of Judaism.

El Patriot

Feb 1, 1994 By Thad Deusherrick

Border chief Silvestre Reyes confronts illegal imigration—and his heritage.