January 1974


We the People…

Jan 1, 1974 By Griffin Smith Jr.

When we write a constitution for the first time in almost 100 years, everyone wants a piece of the pie. In spite of it all, the new draft turned out to be an improvement. Now it's the legislature's turn.



Jan 1, 1974 By Texas Monthly

Modern Art In Houston Since its establishment in Dallas 6 years ago, the Janie C. Lee Gallery has been known for showing the most celebrated of contemporary American artists. In mid-December, they opened a Houston branch that promises more of the same. The initial show is a group exhibition…

Briar Patch

Jan 1, 1974 By Prudence Mackintosh, Wendy Meyer and Beverly Lowry

THE DECLINE AND FALL OF LUNAR ROYALTY IT WASN’T EXACTLY ONE GIANT step for womankind, but from all reports this was one exploration NASA’s Director Christopher Columbus Kraft found not worth smiling about. Odds are that 1973’s Lunar Landing Festival Beauty Contest was not only the first such endeavor by…


Behind the Lines

Jan 1, 1974 By Paul Burka

INMATES OF THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT of Corrections have made 181 new desks for about $34 a desk. Rockford Furniture Associates of Austin has fashioned matching chairs for $180 a chair. A new electronic voting board has been installed for $33,500 ($200 more than the total cost for the chairs). These…