June 1999 Issue

Features

Feature

Madeleine in the Hill Country

As long as she spends most of her free time on a ranch outside Fredericksburg, Madeleine Stowe may never become, by Hollywood’s definition, a successful actress. And that’s fine with her.

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Recipe

Pear and Brie Quesadillas

6 teaspoons honey 3 medium pears 6 ounces Brie, sliced 1/8 inch thick 3 fresh jalapeños, seeded and minced several sprigs thyme and basil, chopped 6 eight-inch flour tortillas 6 ounces sour cream (optional) sprigs of cilantro (for garnish) Fill a saucepan with water, add honey, and bring to a

Recipe

Jicama and Cucumber Strips

2 medium cucumbers, peeled and seeded 1 small jícama, peeled 3 limes chile salt to taste (recipe above) 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro (for garnish) Cut cucumber and jícama into 1/4- by 2-inch strips. Sprinkle with lime juice and chile salt and garnish with cilantro.

Recipe

Roasted Corn on the Cob

Chile Salt 7 teaspoons ground cayenne 7 teaspoons ground red chile powder 3 teaspoons granulated garlic 2 tablespoons salt Mix all ingredients together. Roasted Corn on the Cob 6 ears of corn in their husks 3 tablespoons melted butter 1 1/2 teaspoons chile salt (recipe above) juice of 3 limes

Recipe

Antojitos

Chile Salt 7 teaspoons ground cayenne 7 teaspoons ground red chile powder 3 teaspoons granulated garlic 2 tablespoons salt Mix all ingredients together. Roasted Corn on the Cob 6 ears of corn in their husks 3 tablespoons melted butter 1 1/2 teaspoons chile salt (recipe above) juice of 3 limes

Biz

A Wild Ride

You’re a casual investor with a little money to burn. Should you spend it all on Vignette, pcOrder, or another Texas Internet stock? Not unless you have a strong stomach, and maybe not even then.

Heir Jordan

Among all athletes with endorsements, Michael Jordan is still king. But Sheryl Swoopes of the Houston Comets is scoring in her own way—and she's having a ball.

Columns

Texana

Hog Wild

They’re a major nuisance in rural Texas— but, boy, do they taste good.

Media

Lynch Mob

Like the coffee and pie in the fictional town of Twin Peaks, the Arlington-based fanzine Wrapped in Plastic is damn fine.

Crime

Case Open

Nearly three years after attorney Steve Davis’ body was found, his family still doesn’t know how he died. Thanks to an out-of-court settlement with Comanche County, they probably never will.

First Person

East Toward Home

The Town Lake soccer fields in Austin, shopping at Kathleen Sommers in San Antonio, sunsets in Big Bend: Good-bye to all that and (sniff) a whole lot more.

Reporter

A Census of Power

Twenty and a half million. That’s Texas’ projected population in 2000—an increase of more than 20 percent since 1990—and Republicans are salivating at the prospect of gaining seats in the mandatory 2001 redrawing of legislative and congressional districts. Any area that did not keep up with the state’s growth rate

Face

Brent and Brad Hauser

Twenty-two-year-old twins Brent and Brad Hauser have the kind of track record that makes their competitors weak in the knees. Now seniors at Stanford University, the former Kingwood residents have both set school records in the 10,000-meter, 5,000-meter (indoor and outdoor), and 3,000-meter events. At last year’s NCAA championships, Brad

The Ex Files

Rip Torn

Not too long after I graduated from UT, I went back to play the part of Macbeth at Hogg Auditorium. I wanted to see how somebody like that—a verified homicidal psychopathic murderer—behaved, so I went to the Austin State Hospital. The university set it up for me, and the warden

Miscellany

Roar of the Crowd

For the Children

I AM A CASEWORKER WITH CHILD Protective Services in Dallas. Yours was the first article I have seen that honestly described the work we do [“No One Knows What Could Be Happening to Those Kids,” April 1999]. Our days are endless and many of our nights are sleepless because

The Inside Story

Beating the Bushes

Who knew that it would be so hard to get pictures of George W. Bush as a child? Texas Monthly assistant art director Kathy Marcus surely didn’t, but she discovered the truth early on in the course of her photo research for this month’s special issue (see “Who Is George

Around the State

Around the State

Piano men—and women—play around at the Van Cliburn Foundation’s amateur night (Fort Worth). Plus: An aquarium you simply have to sea (Galveston); George Bush, the exhibit (Fredericksburg); Cowtown’s sesquicentennial (Fort Worth); and surf’s up…on the wall (Corpus Christi).

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