March 1982



Mar 1, 1982 By Anne Dingus

When liquor by the drink went into effect in 1971, Texas changed forever.


Mar 1, 1982 By John Graves

Saint Paul said that a little wine is a fine thing. He must have known something.


The Soaps Get Religion

Mar 1, 1982 By William Martin

Another Life, the Christian Broadcasting Network’s born-again soap, hasn’t discarded the essentials of the genre: sex, crime, and violence.

Making Hole

Mar 1, 1982 By Chuck Roach

Mudding up, twisting off, and other mysteries in the life of a roughneck.

The Writer Stumbles

Mar 1, 1982 By John Bloom

Celebrity is Thomas Thompson’s flawed venture into fiction; The Last Texas Hero deserves a twenty-yard penalty; Peeper is to be read only to find out who the real Tom is.

We Believe In You, Coach

Mar 1, 1982 By Dan Balz

In hiring football coach Jackie Sherrill, the A&M regents were acting life shrewd businessmen, but that may not be the best way to run a university.

Marriage In The Combat Zone

Mar 1, 1982 By James Wolcott

Shoot the Moon is about domestic warfare with tenderness and humor between the skirmishes; One From the Heart succeeds as art but fails as real life; Willie Nelson is just one of several good reasons to go see Barbarosa.

Dining Out
Hot Pasta

Mar 1, 1982 By W. L. Taitte

From their antipastos to their cannoli, three restaurants are leading Texans to the pure, simple pleasures of classical Italian cooking.

Classical Music
The Score In Houston

Mar 1, 1982 By W. L. Taitte

Two young conductors are rousing audiences in Houston and making motions toward becoming the country’s finest maestros.


State Secrets
State Secrets

Mar 1, 1982 By Paul Burka

Drilling for oil on hallowed ground; nannies invade Dallas; McKnight of the living dead; does the Voting Rights Act really help Mexican Americans?


Texas Monthly Reporter

Mar 1, 1982 By Peter Applebome

Private eyes are peeled for oil thieves; Lightnin’ Hopkin’s death left Houston singin’ the blues; Zenter’s steakhouses hoof it across Texas; folks are MADD as hell about DWI; Places Rated Almanac flunks the rating game.