July 1986


Mining the Moon, Selling the Stars

Jun 30, 1986 By William Booth

Their business may read like a sci-fi script, but these aging astronauts, former NASA engineers, technocrats, and high-risk junkies are serious about selling space.


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.

Primary Lesson

Jun 30, 1986 By Paul Burka

Subtract Democratic voters, add new Republicans, and it equals realignment.

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.


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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…



Jun 30, 1986 By Patricia Sharpe

Perk up your bath hour with these liquid refreshments.

State Secrets
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 Jim Atkinson

The cure for San Antonio’s inner-city malaise may be worse than the disease.


Jun 30, 1986 By Texas Monthly

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

Post-Modern Times
Post-Modern Times

Jun 30, 1986 By Michael Ennis

A Texas lab that look s like the set for a Buck Rogers movie is actually the frontier of the Star Wars weapons research effort.


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.


Texas Monthly Reporter

Jun 30, 1986 By Jan Reid

Wild mustangs roam home; attorney race to Houston’s bankruptcy court; UT students get rich.