January 1993



Jan 1, 1993 By Jan Reid

Not long after she made her trek from Texas to New York, Marla Hanson saw her modeling career end at the hands of a razor-wielding thug. Six years later, the cuts on her face have healed, but the emotional wounds remain.

The 1993 Bum Steer Awards

Jan 1, 1993 By Texas Monthly

It was a year of absent Alamos, buried Barbies, castrated calves, derriere drawings, errant escalators, filching frats, grid-iron graduates, hightailing hoopsters, income-tax immigrants, jailed joggers, Keating kudos, lascivious linksters, mercenary morticians, nonoffensive nachos, overdrawn officials, Perot pumpkins, querulous quackers, relaxed Rangers, safe-sex students, testosterone teeth, undersea upraisings, visionary vacuumers, wounded whinniers, X-iled X-pectorators, yielding York, and zealous zoners.

Clash of the Cyberpunks

Jan 1, 1993 By Gary Cartwright

When teens from Austin and New York started an electronic gang war, it seemed like another harmless computer game—until the FBI and the Secret Service stepped in.

Shooting Stars

Jan 1, 1993 By Mimi Swartz

With wit and grit, Amarillo-born photographer Mark Seliger persuades reluctant celebrities to show their true selves.


Grilled Eggplant

Jan 1, 1993 By Texas Monthly

2 large Roma tomatoes, halved, seeded, and thinly sliced 1/2 large red onion, halved and thinly sliced 1 bottle rice vinegar 1 large eggplant Olive oil 1 – 2 tablespoons grated mozzarella cheese (per serving) 1/2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar (per serving) 1/2 teaspoon…

Sesame-Crusted Scallops

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

3 tablespoons fresh grated ginger 8 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped 1/2 cup peanut oil 1/8 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup fresh lime juice 3 tablespoons honey 3 tablespoons sesame seed oil 1 egg 2 pounds fresh sea scallops 6 tablespoons…


Frozen Assets

Jan 1, 1993 By Christine Carroll

Amy Miller built an Austin ice cream empire based on equal parts business savvy and zaniness. But will her winning formula travel?

The Sound of Música

Jan 1, 1993 By Joe Nick Patoski

Texas’ tejano radio stations dish out a spicy mix of music and patter in English and Spanish, and the ratings are magnifico.

Border Bonanza

Jan 1, 1993 By Robert Barnstone

Look for Texas to win big with North American free trade, as U.S. exports boom and Mexican companies migrate north.

Water Babies

Jan 1, 1993 By Susan Chadwick

Deepwater Gulf shrimp get all the press, but the sweetest, most succulent shrimp in Texas come from the bays.


State Fare
State Fare

Jan 20, 2013 By Patricia Sharpe

In 1980, when Armando Miranda took his first job in America as a line cook, he barely knew a muffin from a mousse. That has changed. In his peregrinations through prominent Houston restaurants, including the River Cafe, he taught himself to cook. Even today he’s a free spirit. “I don’t…