Rumor has it that director Ron Howard and screenwriter John Sayles are coming to Austin this spring to make a $100 million movie about the Alamo. It may be too much to ask that they get Texas' defining battle right (since no one knows what really happened), but I've got my fingers crossedand a few friendly words of advice.
All over Texas, ranchers are putting up eight-foot fences to keep their deer from roaming so they can charge more for hunting leases. Purists say shooting such deer doesn't amount to "fair chase." Biologists say penning them in causes disease. I say it's the best thing that could happen to the land.
George Christian, one of a kind.
If you want the romance in your marriage to take flight, take a cue from the whooping cranes of the Texas coast.
The University of North Texas Mean Green Eagles had one of their most exciting football seasons ever last year. Too bad everyone was talking about UT.
If you think your flulike symptoms could be anthrax, don't call your HMOcall your doctor. And other advice the television "experts" should have told you.
Bitter ethnic rivalries. Fragmented musical styles. Who knew that polka fans could be so hard-core? Not Denton's Brave Combo.
Since September 11, Texas' big three airlinesAmerican, Continental, and Southwesthave struggled to survive. Here's their flight plan for the future.
Around the State
A GRAND AFFAIR During the Great Depression, a group of friends in Brownsville came up with the idea to boost morale by paying tribute to what their city and their Mexican sister city, Matamoros, had to offer. Sixty-five years later, Charro Days is still rockin’—and still celebrating border culture. Back…
Funny girl Janeane Garofalo, the actress and stand-up comedienne, plays the Empire Theatre in San Antonio on February 1 and the Paramount Theatre in Austin on February 2. You spent some time growing up in Houston, didn’t you? We were there on and off starting in the early seventies.
ARE YOU GONNA BE THERE (AT THE LOVE-IN)? We know, we know—despite your best intentions, you usually wait until midnight on February 13 to plan your Valentine’s Day, which means you’ll miss the Love Fest parade in Lovelady. If you simply can’t plan ahead, don’t fret: You’ll still have a…
SHE’S SO NINETIES Houston’s Menil Collection celebrates the ninetieth birthday of minimalist painter Agnes Martin this month with an exhibit of about 35 of her works, all created in the past nine years. Aptly titled “The Nineties and Beyond,” the installation, on view from February 1 through May 26, will…
How snake savvy are you? Find out with a roundup on Texas snakes that's sure to make you slither.
Stocking up on tradition in Fort Worth.
The Fort Davis area has a lot to offerlike the McDonald Observatory, the Davis Mountains State Park, and some peace and quiet.
September 11 changed the airline industry. It's a good thing that the state's top airlines each have the right guy calling the shots.
PITMASTER We weren’t even thinking about barbecue when we drove through Huntsville on a recent trip. But a whiff of smoke from Miss Charlotte’s Ribs and Thangs brought us to a screeching halt. Co-owner Vincent Williams immediately charmed us with his smile and hospitality and impressed us with his culinary…
Art director Scott Dadich talks about photographer Dan Winters and producing twelve pages of unforgettable images of politicians.
Senior executive editor Paul Burka tells the story behind this month's cover story, "Can Rick Perry Stand on His Own?"
SALAD DAYS For most of the past decade, Caesar has been the in salad. We think the Cobb salad is the new Caesar. Created in 1926 by Bob Cobb, the owner of the Brown Derby in Los Angeles, the salad began as a way to use up leftovers in the…
This fabulous dessert uses Meyer lemons and blood oranges, but regular lemons and oranges may be substituted.
Special Equipment 4 four-inch ring molds approximately 2 inches tall Champagne Vinaigrette 1/4 cup champagne vinegar 1 egg yolk 2 teaspoons creole mustard 2/3 cup canola oil salt and freshly ground pepper to taste In a bowl whisk together the vinegar, egg yolk, and mustard. Then…
York Street had me at hello. The minute my friend and I sat down, a waitress appeared bearing complimentary glasses of fino sherry and small bowls of almonds and herbed olives. In chef-owner Sharon Hage’s Dallas domain, “attention to detail” is the byword. The dining room sparkles in crisp grays…
When you tire of oatmeal and toast, head to Fort Worth for a special breakfast treat.
There are innumerable recipes for these baked pancakes, varying the ratio of eggs to flour and the cooking temperature and time, so feel free to experiment. The finished product is actually quite similar to Yorkshire pudding (minus the beef drippings) or to popovers. Besides the traditional topping of lemon juice…