July 1981

Features

Feature
A Simple Man

Jun 30, 1981 By John Davidson

Archbishop Patrick Flores acts like a country priest, but he has a tough job: he is the most powerful Catholic clergyman in Texas, and perhaps the most powerful Mexican American as well.

Feature
Space Cadet

Jun 30, 1981 By Lawrence Wright

Astronauts used to be dashing pilots. Now they’re doctors, scientists, and...sanitary engineers.

Columns

Health
Fangs

Jun 30, 1981 By Alan Tennant

Now is the time to unlearn everything you’ve ever heard about snakebite.

Church
Tell It, Brother Hill!

Jun 30, 1981 By William Martin

A visiting revivalist lays some eloquent preaching on Pasadena Baptists. Nearby in Houston, the festival of Purim gives templegoers good reason to dress up, drink up, and raise a ruckus.

Miscellany

State Secrets
State Secrets

Jun 30, 1981 By Paul Burka

A deal that failed; macho political ads, the unhappiest man in Texas; a big time legal goof.

Reporter

Reporter
Reporter

Jun 30, 1981 By Susan Duffy

McAllen mayor Othal Brand fights for his political life; a killer storm ravages Austin; a Highland Park matron trades fancy parties for farming.