July 1994 Issue


The State


Blood Lines

With eight books in print, David Lindsey has established his own gory niche in the world of mystery writers.

Affirmative Reaction

The judge could surprise everyone, but it is no longer likely that the case of Hopwood, et al. v. Texas, et al., which concluded in Austin in late May, will change America by rewriting the law of affirmative action. For a while, the suit brought by four white applicants who


My Little Town

I went to Palacios to get away from city life, and I fell in love with the gracious but endangered ways of small-town living.

State Fare: Grilled Vegetable Sandwich

This creation mixes and matches ingredients from the countries of the Mediterranean: grilled portobello mushrooms from Italy, olive oil from France or Spain, hummus-tahini spread from the Middle East.“This sandwich was my wife’s idea,” says David Holben, the executive chef at Dallas’ Mediterraneo. “She’s a vegetarian and she asked me



Starting Over

The University of Texas at Dallas gets a new president—and a healthy does of controversy.


Hung Jurists

It’s up to the Texas Supreme Court to solve the school-finance mess. Guess what? They can’t.


Shallot-Mustard Vinaigrette

1/2 cup champagne vinegar 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 1/2 cups pure olive oil 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallots Salt and pepper to tasteMix vinegar and mustard in a stainless steel bowl. Add olive oil in a steady stream, beating with wire whisk until

Hummus-Tahini Spread

1 15- or 16-ounce can garbanzos (chick peas) 2 tablespoons tahini (sesame paste) 1 tablespoon pure olive oil 1 teaspoon fresh pressed garlic or prepared garlic paste 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice Salt and pepper to tasteDrain garbanzos, reserving liquid. Blend first 5 ingredients in food processor or blender, adding

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