January 1990

Features

Feature
The Call of the Wildman

Jan 1, 1990 By Skip Hollandsworth

To find their true masculine selves, wildmen dance and sweat, bond and meditate, renounce their mothers and grunt, “Ho!” I thought, “Hmmm.”

Feature
The Bucks Stop Here

Jan 1, 1990 By Peter Elkind

The troubled Parks and Wildlife Department is supposed to protect the state’s natural resources. Instead, it protects its friends and, above all, itself.

Feature
The 1990 Bum Steer Awards

Jan 1, 1990 By Texas Monthly

A year of antagonistic attorneys, beleaguered Bushes, costumed cacti, dead dogs, espied Elvises, falling Fledermause, garbled grapes, hemline histrionics, imprudent impeachings, journalistic judges, kinky kindling, legislative largesse, mock McMurtrys, novelist’s nooks, overrated Odessas, phantom pharaohs, qualified quail, Ruby’s revolvers, spurious spies, tardy transcribers, U-charistic Uthanasians, vandalized vans, weird wienersm X-onerated X-ecutives, yapping Yankees, and zippered zoos.

Feature
Swamp Thing

Jan 1, 1990 By Stephen Harrigan

Snapping turtles are cantankerous, grotesque, and savage. And those are just a few of the reasons I like them.

Columns

Crime
Going By the Book

Jan 1, 1990 By clayreynolds

When his luck ran out, A.W. Gray ended up behind bars. Now he’s on a winning streak as a crime novelist.

Books
A Child’s Garden of Texas

Jan 1, 1990 By Anne Dingus

The young—and even the not-so-young-can travel back through the state’s glorious past simply by opening up any one of these fourteen children’s classics.

Miscellany

State Secrets
State Secrets

Jan 1, 1990 By Patricia Hart

The right angle for striking oil; making book on the Bush library; a roving eye for GOP money; reining in rogue cops.

Roar of the Crowd
Roar of the Crowd

Jan 1, 1990 By Texas Monthly

Discovering the hero in every person; getting off the ground without ever leaving the airport; paying our respects to an ancient tree.

Reporter

Reporter
Bon-Furor

Jan 1, 1990 By Skip Hollandsworth

Bonfire-crazed yell leaders Keving Fitzgerald and Brant Ince foresee defeat for fire’s foes.

Domain Supplement

Domain Story
Chefs on the Range

Jan 20, 2013 By Pat Hathcock

Most recipes for game birds amount to long, slow overkill. Only quick, hot cooking ensures that red-meat birds retain their rich flavor.

Domain Recipe
Venison Medallions

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

1 1/2 cups buttermilk 3/4 cup red wine 1 1/2 pounds of 1/2-inch medallions from backstrap of axis, sika, fallow, or whitetail deer 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 leeks, cut into 1/4-inch slices (discard dark-green part) 2 whole shallots, chopped 8 ounces mushrooms,…

Domain Recipe
Jalapeno Jack Spoon Bread

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

Jalapeño Jack Spoon Bread 2 cups whole milk 1 cup stone-ground cornmeal 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 teaspoons baking powder 4 whole eggs 1 large onion, diced 2 garlic cloves, diced 2 shallots, diced 2 fresh medium-sized jalapeños, diced 4 ounces…

Domain Recipe
Fresh-Peppermint Fudge Brownies

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

1 1/3 cups margarine 2 cups granulated sugar, sifted 4 large eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla 2 tablespoons honey 1 1/2 cups sifted flour 7/8 cup instant cocoa mix 1 teaspoon each salt and baking powder 2 cups coarsely chopped toasted pecans…