March 1981

Features

Feature
Danger Zones

Mar 1, 1981 By Paul Burka

What they don’t teach you in defensive driving courses: the most dangerous highways in Texas.

Feature
Speed Demons

Mar 1, 1981 By Paul Burka

State highway patrolmen hate the 55 mph speed limit almost as much as other Texas motorists do, and for better reasons.

Feature
Going Under

Mar 1, 1981 By John Graves

For a man and his daughter out for a pleasant day’s fishing, the first sign of danger was a man’s hat floating silently down the stream.

Miscellany

State Secrets
State Secrets

Mar 1, 1981 By Paul Burka

Sex in the classifieds; looking out for farmer’s welfare; everybody wants to be land commissioner; what ever happened to the tax revolt?

Roar of the Crowd
Roar of the Crowd

Mar 1, 1981 By Texas Monthly

Aggies are more than the corps, fashion is more than couture, teaching is mostly a chore.

Columns

Dining Out
China Towns

Mar 1, 1981 By W. L. Taitte

In San Antonio, everything that glitters is in the Golden Palace, where the food is as gaudy as the décor. Austin’s OMei China gives you a zap on the mouth.

Crime
Sins of the Fathers

Mar 1, 1981 By Jim Atkinson

Violence within the family tends not to be taken too seriously by the courts. But eventually that violence will burst loose to threaten us all.

Sports
Cardinal Virtues

Mar 1, 1981 By Gene Lyons

Lamar University’s hotshot basketball team makes lost of hoops, little hoopla.

Books
Paper Cowboys

Mar 1, 1981 By Stephen Harrigan

Southwest Fiction might make you think that the region is mostly metropolis and no mesquite. The Guadalupe Mountains of Texas hits a lot of high spots.

Jazz
Ambassadors of Jazz

Mar 1, 1981 By Doug Ramsey

The late Lester Young is a past president of jazz, and his music still holds sway. Albums by other musicians get votes of confidence, too.

Reporter

Reporter
Texas Monthly Reporter

Mar 1, 1981 By Texas Monthly

Uncle Same wants Texas prison reform; Ma Bell wants your news dollar; Governor Bill wants Mexican workers; killer mosquitoes want you.