July 1988

Features

One Tough Yankee Banker

Jun 30, 1988 By Texas Monthly

Deadlines came and deadlines went, and Bob Abboud still could not seal the deal to bail out First City. But with his ego and $1 billion plus on the line, he’d be damned if he’d back down first.

The Meanest River

Jun 30, 1988 By Jan Reid

Yes, it’s muddy, it’s treacherous, and it smells bad enough to gag a skunk; but it’s also the only thing between us and Oklahoma.

Bargains! Bargains! Bargains!

Jun 30, 1988 By Joe Nick Patoski

Attention, tightwads! Act now! Sits to nuts—the big bang for the little buck! Check out our super-savin’, dollar-bustin’ bible of buys! Everything must go! (Offer available in Texas only.)

Columns

Country Boys

Jun 30, 1988 By Patricia Hart

A battle over a vacant state Senate seat reveals that the scars from years of Democratic party infighting haven’t healed yet.

Button Pushers

Jun 30, 1988 By John Morthland

Dealing drugs along the border is a risky, illegal business—unless you happen to be one of the nine Texans licensed to sell peyote.

Miscellany

State Secrets

Jun 30, 1988 By Patricia Hart

Go to junior college and see the world; the U.S. Supreme Court looks askance on Texas’ legal bills; a Hispanic political institution at the crossroads; does George Bush have coattails?

Reporter

Domain Supplement

The Calypso Kitchen

Jan 20, 2013 By Barbara Rodriguez

Like the climate it comes from, Jamaican food is hot, bright, and unforgettable. Four Seasons chef Robert McGrath cooks to a Tex-reggae beat in an electrifying summer menu.