March 1974


Leavin’ McMurtry

Feb 28, 1974 By Larry L. King

Leaving Cheyenne, which may be Larry McMurtry’s best novel, is made into a miserable movie. This is how it happened.

Abortion in Texas

Feb 28, 1974 By Martha Hume

“I was raped. I guess it was my own fault in a way, but I was passed out when it happened. It was my first time and I didn’t even know what was happening. I still feel bad about that. “I knew I was pregnant and I just couldn’t tell…



Feb 28, 1974 By Texas Monthly

DEGAS IN DALLAS Better known for his paintings, the French Impressionist artist Edgar Degas saw only one of his seventy-three sculptures exhibited in his own lifetime. Admirers of his work today are more fortunate. Seventy pieces, on loan for the first time from New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art,…

Texas Monthly Reporter

Feb 28, 1974 By Richard West

SCARIEST MOVIE EVER? Austin movie makers Tobe Hooper and Kim Henkel have made what they hope is the classic horror thriller. Truly terrifying movies are rare indeed. The trick is not merely to shock by using music, gore, or weird beings, but to create an atmosphere of fear, a much…


Up Against the Barre

Feb 28, 1974 By Suzanne Shelton

After an aggressive ad campaign, attendance was up at the Houston Ballet; the performances were also up... and down.

Dining In
Vonderful Vonderful

Feb 28, 1974 By Linda Eckhardt

You know about Tex-Mex cooking, but what about German-Tex? Its beauty lies in the stomach of the engulfer.

Behind the Lines
Behind the Lines

Feb 28, 1974 By William Broyles

Writing about Larry L. King is a difficult task that leaves me feeling like some sweating country jeweler stooped over a fine stone trying to fashion an appropriate setting out of tin. Some good writers have craft; others have soul and spirit. Larry has what great writers have: he has…