June 1981

Features

Feature
And Jesus Said, “Mai Eeñeno”

May 31, 1981 By John Bloom

From its headquarters in the wilds of Dallas to remote jungle outposts all over the world, Wycliffe Bible Translators is defying bitter opposition and dedicating itself to speeding up the Second Coming.

Feature
The Coyote Wars

May 31, 1981 By Jan Reid

The stake is survival - for either the sheep and goat ranchers of West Texas or the smartest predator of all.

Columns

Classical Music
Mozart Is As Mozart Was

May 31, 1981 By W. L. Taitte

Conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart are two centuries apart, but their ideas about music are exactly the same.

Church
The Eve of Destruction

May 31, 1981 By William Martin

The millennium is nigh, according to some evangelists, and when Jesus returns, Texans will experience either rapture or hell and high water.

Books
A Crush on Love

May 31, 1981 By Dominique Browning

In Painted Dresses Shelby Hearon tries to plumb the depths of love, but her characters turn out to be too shallow.

Media
Shades of Gray

May 31, 1981 By Lawrence Wright

Thomas Thompson won his Blood and Money libel suit, but the trial left one question unanswered: how much of his imagination is a nonfiction writer allowed to use?

Film
Blood Buff

May 31, 1981 By C.W. Smith

The Fan is the story of a man whose adoration for an actress turns to hate, and the movie turns your stomach. Alan Alda takes a studiously liberated look at divorce among old married couples in The Four Seasons. Take This Job and Shove It is another workingman’s-hero movie; so far it’s the best of the bunch.

Crime
Lock ‘Em Up

May 31, 1981 By Jim Atkinson

Mandatory sentencing means every felon gets the same sentence for the same crime - and for the rest of us it means a lot of crimes that won’t happen.

Miscellany

State Secrets
State Secrets

May 31, 1981 By Paul Burka

Farmers and oilmen fight over water; a Houston gold rush for TV licenses; houses multiply faster than people; security for brokers.

Reporter

Reporter
Reporter

May 31, 1981 By Texas Monthly

Kirk Crocker’s radiation nightmare; Texas International tries to swallow Continental Air Lines - and chokes; Panhandle farmers confront the M-X missile folly; can Houston have its park and oil wells, too?