June 1983


The Long Boyhood of George H.W. Bush

May 31, 1983 By Harry Hurt III

Like the hero of a boys’ novel, George Bush moved from the East to the wild and woolly West. He wanted to prove himself, by golly, to Yale, Procter & Gamble, and the old man.

Funky Riviera

May 31, 1983 By Alison Cook

Discover another side of the Texas coast - its peerless beachcombing, legendary beer joints, odd birds (feathered and otherwise), and lovable year-round scruffiness.


Classical Music
Midland on a String

May 31, 1983 By W. L. Taitte

From out of the West Texas plains comes the rich, beautiful sound of the Thouvenel String Quartet.

Popular Music
The Sphinx Who Sings

May 31, 1983 By Pepi Plowman

Austin blueswoman Angela Strehli is an enigma, but there’s no secret to her success: she writes great material and sings it with unbeatable style.


State Secrets
State Secrets

May 31, 1983 By Paul Burka

Big banks have interest in Delaware - but so far no principle; a price-fixing suit puts realtors out of commission; why some teachers don’t deserve a pay raise; a new kingmaker emerges in South Texas.


Texas Monthly Reporter

May 31, 1983 By Peter Applebome

Hard times in Port Arthur; the lost art of nasty correspondence lives on in Big Spring; the woes of Kathy Whitmire; the Newlywed Game comes to Midland; gloves off in the book business.