June 1986

Features

Feature
Root, Root, Root for the Home Team

May 31, 1986 By Texas Monthly

All there is to know about Texas baseball, including the best ballpark, the best team ever, why Yogi Berra thinks Houston is like New Jersey, and much, much more.

Feature
Hate Thy Neighbor

May 31, 1986 By Emily Yoffe

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.

Feature
The Snootiest Neighborhood in Texas

May 31, 1986 By Gary Cartwright

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.

Feature
Grasslands

May 31, 1986 By jimbones

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.

Web

Web Exclusive
On the Menu: The Landmark Restaurant

May 31, 1986 By Helen Thompson

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

May 31, 1986 By Paul Burka

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

Shopping
Shopping

May 31, 1986 By Mimi Swartz

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

Post-Modern Times
Post-Modern Times

May 31, 1986 By Michael Ennis

Houston’s upper crust and underclass mingle at Jo Abercrombie’s Wednesday night fights.

Columns

Books
Nine Days of Solitude

May 31, 1986 By Jan Reid

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

May 31, 1986 By James Wolcott

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

May 31, 1986 By Doug Ramsey

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

Reporter
Texas Monthly Reporter

May 31, 1986 By William Booth

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.