July 1985



Jun 30, 1985 By mksimqu

A photographic study gn beating the heat.

My Son the Biker

Jun 30, 1985 By Prudence Mackintosh

Is it any surprise that a toddler who goes to sleep clutching a screwdriver instead of a teddy bear grows into a fourteen-year-old with a passion for motorcycles?

The Legacy of Citizen Robert

Jun 30, 1985 By Peter Elkind

As an heir to the Dallas Morning News, Robert Decherd has vindicated his father’s name, waged and won a newspaper war, and emerged as the new leader of the Dealey dynasty.

Music to My Ears

Jun 30, 1985 By Skip Hollandsworth

The small-town orchestra has it all: performers who love the music passionately, audiences who lend their wholehearted support, and even occasional moments when all the instruments are playing the right note.


Char-Grilled Honey-Braised Chicken

Jun 30, 1985 By Texas Monthly

Recipe From Kim Son, Houston 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast 2 heaping tablespoons brown sugar 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder honey to taste 1 package rice vermicelli noodles garnish of mung bean sprouts, shredded green lettuce, chopped fresh mint,…

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On the Menu: Kim Son

Jun 30, 1985 By Patrick Earvolino

HANKERING FOR HONEY-ROASTED PIGEON? How about Vietnamese fajitas? With offerings ranging from the frighteningly authentic to the infinitely accessible, Kim Son has paced the Vietnamese food explosion in Houston. Owned and managed by war refugees Tri M. La and family, Kim Son has grown from a hole in a graffitied…


No Babies Here

Jun 30, 1985 By Lawrence Wright

When the time comes for the last child in the family to relinquish her tattered baby blanket, she’s not the only one who’s a little shaky about it.

Boffo Brits

Jun 30, 1985 By James Wolcott

The Shooting Party hits the bull’s-eye; Rambo: First Blood Part II makes Viet Nam the Club Med of mass death; A View to a Kill should have considered suicide.



Jun 30, 1985 By Patricia Sharpe

The stars (and stripes) at night are big and bright.

State Secrets
State Secrets

Jun 30, 1985 By Paul Burka

Singing the blues at the Fort Worth Opera; reversing the Texas Supreme Court; computing the damage at TI; cooking with gas at FERC.

Roar of the Crowd
Roar of the Crowd

Jun 30, 1985 By Texas Monthly

Having fun with Shaggy; just being neighborly; debating the problems of the prisons.