March 1983

Features

Blood of the Lamb

Mar 1, 1983 By Jan Reid

A high school teacher shot up the First Baptist Church in the East Texas steel town of Daingerfield, and the agony has lasted longer than anyone could have imagined.

Columns

The Nerd Who Would Be King

Mar 1, 1983 By James Wolcott

Martin Scorcese’s The King of Comedy is about the stock-in-trade of comedians, but who’s the laughingstock? You’ll be smitten with Lovesick. The Year of Living Dangerously teeters precariously between metaphysics and lust.

Miscellany

State Secrets

Mar 1, 1983 By Paul Burka

Wright is wrong in the Houston mayor’s race; the medical establishment beats the state budget crunch; capital punishment faces death by bureaucracy; will defense put John Tower on the defensive?

Reporter

Texas Monthly Reporter

Mar 1, 1983 By Peter Applebome

Pecos bucks for the title of world’s oldest rodeo; medical students make us pay now so they can make us pay later; Ground Zero radiates good, atomic fun; Texas’ jails get slammed; Fort Worth’s namesake languishes among Yankees.