January 1982

Features

Feature
Trust Me, Just Sign Here.

Jan 1, 1982 By Paul Burka

Whenever you buy or sell a house, hundreds of dollars of your money goes for something called title insurance. Title insurance is a great deal—for the title company.

Feature
The Saint of Falfurrias

Jan 1, 1982 By Dick Reavis

Supplicants in the Valley worship at the shrine of faith healer Don Pedrito Jaramillo, more powerful than he was in life.

Feature
The Lord’s Work

Jan 1, 1982 By Jim Atkinson

Rusty Hardin is a prosecutor. Most of the time, his job is to put people in jail. This time, he wants a man dead.

Feature
Bum Steer Awards 1982

Jan 1, 1982 By Texas Monthly

In which we salute the folks who made Texas the bizarre, flagrant, preposterous, funny, and endearing place it was last year.

Miscellany

State Secrets
State Secrets

Jan 1, 1982 By Paul Burka

Poor Bunker Hunt; hogging the airwaves; why the establishment likes Hightower; worries in the Hobby camp.

Columns

Movies
Big Frogs, Small Pond

Jan 1, 1982 By James Wolcott

Screen greats Henry Fonda and Katherine Hepburn embarrass themsevles in the namby-pamby On Golden Pond. Ragtime is a clinker. Absence of Malice has prescence--Paul Newman's.

Church
Stumpers in the Pulpit

Jan 1, 1982 By William Martin

Potlicking in Houston churches is nothing new for a lot of black Baptist preachers. It just comes with the territory.

Art
Miss Van Buren Comes To Texas

Jan 1, 1982 By Michael Ennis

An evocative American portrait is one of 75 masterpieces from the Phillips Collection now on display in Dallas. A photographic exhibit in Austin on family life covered just about everything but the family.

Reporter

Reporter
Texas Monthly Reporter

Jan 1, 1982 By Peter Applebome

Football fever in Wink; political prognostication in Houston; gustatory grotesquerie in Austin; building bonanza in Fort Worth.