January 1979


This is Woodrow Wilson: A School That Works

Jan 1, 1979 By Gene Lyons

It’s an inner-city school where discipline isn’t a problem and the students learn. It doesn’t have special programs, classes, or grants that set it apart from other schools. What makes the difference?

Six Crises

Jan 1, 1979 By Paul Burka

It will be up to the 66th Legislature to solve these problems, and we’ll have to live with the solutions.

In Search of La Salle

Jan 1, 1979 By Stephen Harrigan

The riddle of the French explorer lies buried beneath the Gulf of Mexico, but what is it, where is it, and why, oh why, are we looking for it?

1979 Bum Steer Awards

Jan 1, 1979 By Texas Monthly

A shameless selection of shames, shenanigans, subterfuges, spoofs, smokescreens, and saltimbancos Texans suffered through in ‘78.


Dining In
Coup de Foie Gras

Jan 1, 1979 By W. L. Taitte

French chefs are revolting against classical cuisine, and some of their new creations are definitely revolting.

Classical Music
Conductor Dating

Jan 1, 1979 By W. L. Taitte

San Antonio Symphony audiences are ready for another rendezvous with François Huybrechts.

The Joy of Six

Jan 1, 1979 By Giles Tippette

The difference between eleven-man and six-man football is a lot more than five men.

A Chance of Face

Jan 1, 1979 By Mimi Swartz

At last the truth about beauty salon make-overs: the new you may not be a change for the better.


State Secrets
State Secrets

Jan 1, 1979 By Paul Burka

Pop a cork for Château UT; Fort Worth wins American Airlines from New York and “loses” it to Dallas; will Dallas’ law firms catch Houstonitis?


Texas Monthly Reporter

Jan 1, 1979 By John Bloom

Taking it off at the last of the real burlesque joints; holy war on Austin’s Baptists; why Texas’ election system is stuck in the Dark Ages.