June 1986 Issue



Hate Thy Neighbor

A look at Houston’s Meyerland, Dallas’ Munger Place, El Paso’s Sunset Heights, and Austin’s Hyde Park shows that few fights get the blood boiling like a good fight with a neighbor.



In the early journals of pioneers who described the prairie surrounding their new homesteads, the ocean was the most common metaphor—swells of grass set rippling by the wind.


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On the Menu: The Landmark Restaurant

The Warwick Melrose Hotel, Dallas is proud to showcase a culinary team led by Chef Jeff Moschetti. This creative team has been honored with the AAA Four Diamond award the prestigious DiRoNA award and the Wine Spectator award. In a city that boasts the highest number of restaurants per capita,…


State Secrets

State Secrets

Questioning the teachers’ sense—of humor; desperate times breed desperate ideas; a big step toward interstate banking.



Sure, a bride needs a groom, but the most important part of any wedding is the dress.


Nine Days of Solitude

The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor is more than just journalistic ghostwriting; I the Supreme is robbed of its punch; Bird of Life, Bird of Death peeks behind Central America’s dictators and dominoes.


Slow-motion Dilemma

Violets Are Blue is swimming in heavy conflict; Wise Guys is mostly slob humor, Absolute Beginners is an absolute mess; At Close Range is a violent ambush.


Treasure from the Vault

New releases of Duke Ellington’s work give us exquisite music from small bands, a dance band having fun, and stereo recording twenty years before its time.



Texas Monthly Reporter

The boom has quietly ended in Iran; fruitivores live longer, says T. C. Fry; a repo man nabs a truck and a sheriff nabs him.

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