January 1994 Issue



The Great Defenders

Who cares if they dress differently, act differently, and spell their names differently? Brother Dick DeGuerin and Mike DeGeurin are two of the best attorneys in Texas, and for that they can thank their mentor, legal legend Percy Foreman.


What I Learned in The Bubble

Until I house-sat there last year, I thought I knew rarefied Highland Park. To my surprise, it was much more fragile and defensive than it had seemed.


Nashville City Limits

Once, country acts made art in Austin and money in Nashville. Today each place is a lot like the other, which is why more Texas singers are heading east.


The 1994 Bum Steer Awards

A year of Arlington appellations, bedouined Bush, candied coiffures, detestable dinosaurs, effervescent executioners, fancy fertilizer, greedy Gorbachev, holy Halloweens, ignorant ichthyofauna, Japanese jokes, klipped Klingons, lottery lovebirds, medical margaritas, nude nuptials, overwhelmed ostriches, pugilistic pitchers, quashed quarterback, royal redialings, satanic Santas, titillating typos, UFO urgings, vindictive Vermonters, wanted: wives, X-citable



Homing Instinct

How a Texas oil company took a mountain of coastal muck and created a cozy abode for whooping cranes.



Herb Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette

Red Wine Vinaigrette 1 tablespoon minced shallots 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/4 cup olive oil 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves Salt and pepper to taste Bring red wine to a boil in small saucepan over medium-high heat. Then lower


Wild Mushroom and Leek Tart

Recipes from Conservatory at Dallas’ Hotel Crescent Court, Dallas. Tart Shells 2 frozen filo sheets (18 by 14 inches) Pam or other vegetable oil spray 4 tart pans (4 inches in diameter) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut each sheet of filo into six 6- by 7-inch pieces. Spray


State Fare

State Fare

Start your New Year’s Day dinner with ruffles and flourishes—specifically this flaky, frilly tart of filo leaves containing an earthy mix of exotic mushrooms and leeks, from the elegant Conservatory at Dallas’ Hotel Crescent Court. Says executive chef Jim Mills: “Our customers are always surprised by this dish. They tell




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