June 1988


Swimming to Oblivion

May 31, 1988 By Patricia Sharpe

Marine scientists have struggled for ten years to establish a new colony of ridley sea turtles on South Padre Islands. All their efforts may have been in vain.

Caught in the Middle

May 31, 1988 By Dick Reavis

On the eve of the Mexican elections, the country’s dwindling middle class prefers fatalism o Fabianism.


Character Flaw

May 31, 1988 By Jan Reid

A tour of the Texas psyche, with guides like Sam Houston, Katherine Anne Porter, and John Henry Faulk; a novel of adolescence addresses carnal knowledge and fundamentalist religion.


State Secrets
State Secrets

May 31, 1988 By Patricia Hart

Why Continental isn’t in Love (Field); Clinton Manges takes the horns by the Bullock; tort reform and the good bidness climate; logic in advertising.

Roar of the Crowd
Roar of the Crowd

May 31, 1988 By Texas Monthly

Ten years old and burning out; totally nice competition; a trip work taking—once.


Texas Monthly Reporter

May 31, 1988 By Alison Cook

The bash of the century in Austin; new heights for an Alamo author; slouching toward Jerusalem, Texas; plus designer tomatoes, East Texas ingenuity, and Amazing Car #8.