June 1995


Big Wheel

May 31, 1995 By Carol Chapman

Once he raced cars; now he builds them. Even at 72, it seems, Carroll Shelby can’t slow down.

Trip Tips

May 31, 1995 By Joe Nick Patoski

Travel Info Before you go, write or call the South Padre Island Convention and Visitors Bureau (Box 3500, South Padre Island 78597; 800-343-2368) and load up on the helpful brochures; or on your way in, stop at the Visitors Center at 600 Padre Boulevard. When to Go Depending on the…

Walk, Don’t Run

May 31, 1995 By Helen Thompson

After years of arguing that vigorous activity is a key to good health, Kenneth Cooper is exercising his right to change his mind.

Cheap Thrills

May 31, 1995 By Anne Dingus

From “Lone State Doom” to “Land of Violent Men,” a look back at Texas’ classic pulp fiction.

Four for Four

May 31, 1995 By Paul Burka

George W. Bush got elected governor by promising to focus on welfare, education, tort reform, and juvenile crime. After his first one hundred days, he’s batting a thousand.

The Beach Is Back…

May 31, 1995 By Gary Cartwright

… but can it last? That’s what Galveston officials are wondering as they put the finisheng touches on a nearly $6 million renourishment project—just in time for hurricane season.

The Shore Thing

May 31, 1995 By Joe Nick Patoski

Our complete guide to a great vacation on South Padre Island: the best spot for tanning, who serves the freshest seafood, how to rent scuba gear, where to see the prettiest sunset, and more.


Call Me Clevio

May 31, 1995 By clevehattersley

I had everything it took to win the Mr. Romance Cover Model pageant—except for the looks and the body.

Of Mats and Men

May 31, 1995 By dancichalski

At the 1995 state high school wrestling championships, pinning wasn’t everything. It was the only thing.

A Cracker’s Farewell

May 31, 1995 By Robert Draper

When Grover Lewis died on April 16, he left a legacy of unwashed greatness. That’s how he would have wanted it.

Hit Picker

May 31, 1995 By Joe Nick Patoski

Each week, record promoters flock to see Redbeard, the Dallas radio programmer with an ear for the best new music.


State Fare
State Fare: Picnic Special

Jan 20, 2013 By Patricia Sharpe

This alfresco feast from Eureka!, a Dallas restaurant and gourmet-to-go emporium (4011 Villanova), can turn a backyard cookout or tailgate picnic into a classy occasion. A grilled chicken breast marinated in lemon and garlic provides this custom menu’s mainstay, with assistance from an emphatic tomato-basil sauce touched with Parmesan.


Post Script

May 31, 1995 By Paul Burka

The only surprise about the closing of Houston’s oldest papers was that it took so long.

Sister Acts

May 31, 1995 By Jan Jarboe Russell

The daughters of San Antonio’s most conspicuous family star in their own how-to videos.

A Special Agent

May 31, 1995 By Jan Reid

The Secret Service lost a good man in the Oklahoma blast—and I lost an old friend.


Grilled Corn Salad

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

Recipe from Eureka!, 4011 Villanova, Dallas 8 ears of corn, shucked 2 red bell peppers Juice of 1 lime Juice of 1 1/2 oranges 1/3 cup finely chopped cilantro 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 teaspoon salt…

Meringue Clouds

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

Recipe from Eureka!, 4011 Villanova, Dallas 2 egg whites Pinch of salt 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 1/2 pints fresh mixed strawberries and raspberries Sugar to taste Hazelnut or almond flavoring Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Whip egg whites and salt until…

Lemon-Garlic Chicken With Tomato-Basil Sauce

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

Recipes from Eureka!, 4011 Villanova, Dallas 4 whole chicken breasts Juice of 1 lemon 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon zest 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce 2 teaspoons brown sugar 1 tablespoon minced garlic 3 tablespoons chopped parsley 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper…