July 1979


Counter Culture

Jun 30, 1979 By W. L. Taitte

Strawberry sodas, vanilla Cokes, grilled cheese sandwiches. That’s what we love about soda fountains.

To Each His Own

Jun 30, 1979 By Victoria Loe

Famous people, obscure people, fat people, skinny people all have to eat. That’s what we love about people.

Speed Freak

Jun 30, 1979 By Stephen Harrigan

A MacDonald’s is a Macdonald’s is a MacDonald’s. That’s what we love about fast food.

Moon Struck

Jun 30, 1979 By Al Reinert

Ten years ago the Apollo astronauts, technicians and scientists all, landed on the Moon and touched what poets only dreamed. But that touch changed their lives.


Type Caste

Jun 30, 1979 By Pat Hathcock

Staying up all night setting type may not sound like the good life, but it is.

Classical Music
Talent Clout

Jun 30, 1979 By W. L. Taitte

Houston Opera Studio’s students learn their way into the limelight.

The Lord is in His Temple

Jun 30, 1979 By William Martin

Congregation Beth Israel in Houston remembers the Holocaust quietly; Allandale Baptist Church in Austin isn’t quiet about anything.

Popular Music
For the Good of the Country

Jun 30, 1979 By Joe Nick Patoski

Neither the Lone Star Café nor Debby Boone is what country music is all about, and a few Texas citizens are trying to set the record straight.

Breeden Ground

Jun 30, 1979 By Doug Ramsey

Leon Breeden’s jazz students at North Texas State University are already pros, and they have recorded two new albums to prove it.

The Collector

Jun 30, 1979 By Michael Ennis

Did Helmut Gernsheim make a mistake when he sold his priceless photography collection to UT?

Baby and Me and DDT

Jun 30, 1979 By Judy Benson

Experts say that the chemical residues in mother’s milk aren’t enough o harm a nursing baby, but how much poison is too much?

Eagle’s Eye

Jun 30, 1979 By George Morris

The Whole Shootin’ Match is a Texas film with Texas actors that took a year to get shown in Texas.


State Secrets
State Secrets

Jun 30, 1979 By Paul Burka

Texas real estate up for grabs; will Houston get a third daily newspaper?


Texas Monthly Reporter

Jun 30, 1979 By John Bloom

Suffering the lines at the gas pump; gambling in the magazine business; a dragnet for the Southwest’s sneakiest thief; what’s Dallas’ secret?

The State