January 1981 Issue


Rags to Riches

When buyers and sellers converge on Dallas’s Apparel Mart for a week-long orgy of fashionable commerce, high style and discriminating taste confront the cold reality of the bottom line.



The Contender

Martin Scorsese’s Raging Bull is full of fancy footwork, but it doesn’t land many solid hits. Jack Lemmon deserves Tribute; The Competition is a winning film.


Grade F

The Texas education Agency’s recent report on teacher competency doesn’t make the grade.

Dining Out

High Texana

Alan’s Texas Cafe in Austin is good eats with Alan; Don’s in Houston has Cajun food worth ragin’ about.


State Secrets

State Secrets

Discount medicine needles doctors; open season on Democrats; meanwhile, back at Southfork; Dallas blacks are fed up—with busing.



Texas Monthly Reporter

Rounding up rustlers in North Texas; shaping up mind and body at the Houstonian; chalking up a victory against infant deaths in the Valley.

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