July 1986 Issue

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Man to Man

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

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




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

State Secrets

State Secrets

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.


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

Post-Modern Times

Post-Modern Times

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

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?


High and Dry

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

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

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