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 Deadly DA

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

State Fare: Texas Creole Barbecued Shrimp, Texas Cornbread Pudding, and Jicama Salad

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 cornbread pudding



Iron Man

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

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.

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