June 1986 Issue

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The Snootiest Neighborhood in Texas

The residents of San Antonio’s King William Historic District saved their neighborhood from bums, bulldozers, and bogus bay windows. Now, if they can only save it from themselves.

Features


Texas Primer: The Fire Ant

Baby Calves, children, even the agriculture commissioner: no one is safe from this tiny deamon.

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.

Unionbusters

Hank Milam was a businessman with $20,000 in equipment and a firm faith in the rules of the game.He took on the union that had ruled the Houston docks for fifty years and beat it on its own turf.

Web


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,

Miscellany


State Secrets

State Secrets

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

Columns


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.

Movies

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.

Jazz

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.

Reporter


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