June 1989 Issue

Newspaper illustration of Mark Kilroy kidnapping.
On the Cover

The Work of The Devil

The disappearance of a University of Texas student in Matamoros led police to the discovery of a drug-dealing cult whose rituals were not only unholy but unthinkable.



State Secrets

Sonny Disposition

A barbecue shrine is rescued from the pit of despair; Boone Pickens gets gasses in an Amarillo political war; Bill Clements blocks a wildlife refuge for Texas.

Roar of the Crowd

Fun Fare

Flying high on low tech; facing a painful but complex issue; waging war on pests.



Texas’ Nuclear Neighbor

Triple threat: Scientists fret that an underground nuclear dump will pollute the Pecos; surveyors set off a storm over the center of Texas; cities sweat safety risks from stolen aluminum.


Moving On

Dave Hickey’s fine short stories are enhanced by the scarcity; Texas expatriate William Humphrey takes on the Cherokees’ Trail of Tears.


Soviet Idealism

In a Fort Worth exhibit of Russian and American paintings, two groups of artists use the same vocabulary to express profoundly different views of life and art.

Explore the Archive

See all issues
Magazine Latest