January 1984


Gambling on the Gamblers

Jan 1, 1984 By Jan Reid

Jerry Argovitz made himself unpopular with NFL management as an abrasive player's agent. Now that he owns Houston's new football team, he finds himself on the other side of the table—and the issues.

1984 Bum Steer Awards

Jan 1, 1984 By Texas Monthly

Presenting Carolyn Farb, worthy to Dolph Briscoe, Farrah Fawcett, J. R. Ewing, Mike Martin, and Jackie Sherrill as Bum Steer of the Year—and 107 other fascinating foibles.


Caravan of Pipe Dreams

Jan 1, 1984 By Peter Applebome

From the city that brought you the Stockyards and Billy Bob's Texas comes a bizarre nightclub run by the shock troops of the avant-garde.

The Godfather Goes Slumming

Jan 1, 1984 By James Wolcott

Al Pacino carries on the gangster tradition in Scarface; the mystery in Gorky Park is not whodunit but who'll survive the investigation; Tentl is a Barbra Streisand tour de force.

Unabridged Webster

Jan 1, 1984 By Doug Ramsey

You may not have heard saxman Ben Webster when he was around, but his recordings with Duke Ellington, Benny Carter, and Gerry Mulligan are a treasure trove not to be missed.



Jan 1, 1984 By Patricia Sharpe

Have these glamorous goblets come to the aid of your New Year's Eve Party.

State Secrets
State Secrets

Jan 1, 1984 By Paul Burka

Storm damage from Alicia may include the public's right to use the beach; Texas pecan growers go nuts over the feds; Mexico's ruling party turns up the heat on the opposition; why there may be an NCAA football play-off sooner than you think.