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July 1980


Profits? What Profits?

Jun 30, 1980 By John Bloom

Reading Big Oil’s annual reports for the truth about profits is a little like drilling for oil in the Baltimore Canyon: you know it’s there, but how deep will you have to go to find it?


State Secrets

Jun 30, 1980 By Paul Burka

Houston could forfeit the world’s largest convention; Mutscher loses—again; real estate empires totter; the growing ambitions of Bob Bullock.


Magic Wands

Jun 30, 1980 By W. L. Taitte

Two guest conductors in Texas are wizards at their work; three Houston Grand Opera productions are enchanting.

City Kicker

Jun 30, 1980 By George Morris

Urban Cowboy falls off its horse; The Shining is Stanley Kubrick’s horror odyssey; The Empire Strikes Back, but it’s no coup; Alfred Hitchcock takes the fortieth step.


Texas Monthly Reporter

Jun 30, 1980 By Texas Monthly

Weathering a year-long drouth in South Texas; Harlingen’s cute little, uh, body builder; adversaries in the bilingual education battle don’t speak the same language; Bastards from Hell terrorize Houston.