July 1986



Jun 30, 1986 By Jan Morris

To Texan’s, it’s the border. To Mexicans, it’s la frontera. It’s a hot, dazzling world where cultures clash and you’re never sure just where you stand.

Eat at Junior’s

Jun 30, 1986 By Alison Cook

Proprietors of some of Texas’ priciest restaurants are spinning off more-economical eateries that are giving the originals a run for their money.

Man to Man

Jun 30, 1986 By William Broyles

The son’s ultimate selfishness is to see his father only as his father—not as a man. But on our first fishing trip in 25 years, I began to see my father—and myself—as the grown men we’d become.


On the Menu: EatZi’s

Jun 30, 1986 By Texas Monthly

FOOD HAS PLAYED prominent role in some of history’s most momentous upheavals — mention tea and the American Revolution comes to mind. Or cake: Marie Antoinette’s snide directive, “Let them eat cake,” symbolizes the issue around which the French Revolution swirled. It may not be going too far to say…


State Secrets

Jun 30, 1986 By Paul Burka

Fighting and feuding in the Mexican Lions Club; HL&P loses a lawsuit, and everybody will pay for it; the new math of politics; where’s the beef? on a diet.

Jun 30, 1986 By Texas Monthly

We find a successful guy in Dallas who doesn’t dress like Ross Perot!


My Fair Editor

Jun 30, 1986 By Vance Muse

George Bernard Shaw wrote a quarter of a million pieces of correspondence and never mailed one to San Antonio. So where does his editor choose to live?

Showdown in Chihuahua

Jun 30, 1986 By Dick Reavis

Pancho Barrio, an ex-accountant, a charismatic Catholic, and the mayor of Juarez, hopes to topple the ruling party in a July governor’s race.

High and Dry

Jun 30, 1986 By James Wolcott

Top Gun is just a high-tech skeet shoot; Alan Alda shows a wet blanket over the fun in Sweet Liberty; Desert Bloom has a bittersweet significance; The Manhattan Project needs an attitude adjustment.