June 1993

Features

Feature
Postage Due

May 31, 1993 By Anne Dingus

Who cares if Elvis was king? It’s time for stamps honoring Lyndon, Janis, and other Texas royalty.

Feature
You Lose!

May 31, 1993 By Robert Draper

Scratch the surface of the Texas Lottery and you’ll find political opportunism, a cynical marketing campaign, and endless hype.

Feature
Green Highways

May 31, 1993 By Joe Nick Patoski

If you want to see the real Texas, take a little extra time, turn off the interstates, and ride these alternate routes.

One Last Shot

Jan 20, 2013 By Gary Cartwright

Decades after his family controlled Galveston’s liquor and gambling, 89-year-old Vic Maceo is clinging to his gangster past—and to his pistol.

Feature
The Enemy Within

Jan 20, 2013 By Gary Cartwright

A blundered raid and a botched finale don’t change an essential fact about the Mount Carmel standoff: David Koresh is to blame.

Web

Recipe
Mango-Jicama Salsa

May 31, 1993 By Texas Monthly

1/2 cup shredded jicama 1/2 cup chopped mango 2 tablespoons lime juice 2 tablespoons fresh-squeezed orange juice 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro 1 jalapeño, seeded and finely chopped Salt to taste 1 tablespoon vegetable oil Mix ingredients in glass bowl with wooden spoon, adding…

Recipe
Adobo Sauce

May 31, 1993 By Texas Monthly

6 ancho chiles 10 pasilla chiles 2 cups hot water 1 1-inch cinnamon stick 5 whole cloves 6 black peppercorns 1/4 teaspoon thyme 1/4 teaspoon marjoram 1/4 teaspoon cumin 6 cloves garlic, peeled 2 tablespoons mild white vinegar 2…

Recipe
Little Boats de la Noche

May 31, 1993 By Texas Monthly

Little Boats 1 pound skinless snapper filet 2 cups adobo sauce (see recipe, below) 1/2 cup chopped cilantro 1/2 cup chopped onion 12 corn husks (tamale-style) Cut snapper filet into strips approximately 1/4 inch by 2 inches. Marinate strips in adobo sauce for 5 minutes. Remove…

Columns

Environment
Cat Fight

May 31, 1993 By Christine Carroll

When mountain lions started turning up, the Sierra Club said, “Save them!„ Ranchers said, “No way!„

Literature
Range Writer

May 31, 1993 By John Morthland

For years, no one took cowboy poetry seriously. But Buck Ramsey’s epic verse has taken the genre to new heights.

Miscellany

State Fare
Little Boats de la Noche

May 31, 1993 By Patricia Sharpe

For millennia, Mexican people have used corn husks as cooking vessels. Alan Mallett, the executive chef at Houston’s Cafe Noche, has adapted the technique for the restaurant’s signature Little Boats because, he says, the ingredients “steam in their own juices and retain all their flavor and texture.” Three variations on…

Reporter

Reporter
Free Weights

May 31, 1993 By Helen Thompson

A San Antonian is going out of business by giving away the store—literally.

Reporter
Water Foul

May 31, 1993 By Helen Thompson

As the Guadalupe overflows with tourists, locals battle over managing crowds.