June 1983 Issue

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Funky Riviera

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



The Sphinx Who Sings

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.



Texas Monthly Reporter

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.


State Secrets

State Secrets

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.

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