February 1994 Issue

On the Cover

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.



Jicama Salad

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

Texas Creole Barbecued Shrimp

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 garlicIn saucepan combine all ingredients and reduce liquid by half. Strain liquid through fine-mesh strainer and reserve.Shrimp 1/3 cup julienne red bell pepper

Texas Cornbread Pudding

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 Salt and pepper to taste 1 jalapeño, slicedPreheat



The Deadly DA

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


State Fare

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

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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