January 1995


Breaking the Bank

Jan 1, 1995 By Alex Hecht

Gambling became a way of life for young Josh Levine. When he got in too deep, he came to believe that only a holdup could get him out.

Is MCC Obsolete?

Jan 1, 1995 By Helen Thorpe

Twelve years and hundreds of millions of dollars later, the vaunted Austin high-tech consortium is still struggling to find its purpose.

The 1995 Bum Steer Awards

Jan 1, 1995 By Texas Monthly

A year of amorous angels, bra buzzers, camouflaged Claytie, denied Davidians, escaped evangelists, faulty flags, gainful gangs, hefty hypnosis, inmate inedibles, jumbo jock-straps, kaput killdeers, lunching Lassie, mercurial mushrooms, nabbed ninjas, overhyped O.J., pumpkin purloiners, questionable quizzes, rap ruffians, sexy sprinters, tack taxis, unappreciated universities, videotaped villains, wayward Willie, X-sposing X-ministers, Yammering Yankees, and zero zippers.

Closing the Circle J

Jan 1, 1995 By Robert Draper

A final farewell to the Hill Country spread that for more than thirty years meant everything to me and my family.

Brush With Fame

Jan 1, 1995 By Anne Dingus

As a curator and in his own work as a painter, Jerry Bywaters left a lasting legacy of Texas art.


Critter Bidders

Jan 1, 1995 By Anne Dingus

High-tech meets down-home in Texas’ latest ranching trend: a video auction of emus, elk, and other exotic animals.

Big Talker

Jan 1, 1995 By Glenna Whitley

Jailed right-wing Dallas radio host Tom Donahue protests he’s a political prisoner. The IRS says he’s a crook.

Fast and Loose

Jan 1, 1995 By John Morthland

Bugs Henderson doesn’t lhave an “act” — he’s simply one of the best blues guitarists around.


State Fare
State Fare

Jan 20, 2013 By Patricia Sharpe

Paella—Spain’s saffron-hued rice and seafood dish—comes in infinite, subtle variations. Restaurant co-owner Veronica Prida keeps the recipe light for nineties tastes, concentrating on seafood and chicken and omitting the usual sausage. She suggests preparing the rice and chicken ahead of time; the shrimp, mussels, clams, and scallops can be quick-cooked…


Texas Crude

Jan 1, 1995 By Dan Michalski

A Dallas animation team creates caroons that would make even Beavis and Butt-head blush.

Straight Arrow

Jan 1, 1995 By Paul Burka

The new Ways and Means chairman, Bill Archer, takes aim at the federal budget.


Paella With Saffron Rice

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

Saffron Rice 2/3 cup uncooked rice 1/3 cup diced yellow onion 1 tablespoon safflower or other light oil 1 1/3 cup water 3 or 4 strands saffron 1/4 teaspoon salt Freshly ground white pepper to taste In a medium saucepan, sauteé rice and…