March 1985


On Your Way Home, Dear…

Mar 1, 1985 By Texas Monthly

Tired and hungry, but not broke? A bevy of gourmet-to-go shops in Texas’ major cities provide a classy alternative to the TV dinner.

Looking for Trouble

Mar 1, 1985 By Stephen Harrigan

Fred Cuny, sixth-generation Texan and uncompromising disaster-relief consultant, takes his expertise to the ends of the earth.

Bring ‘Em Back Alive

Mar 1, 1985 By Jan Reid

In darkest South Texas roam two of the world’s most endangered species—the black rhino and the Great White Hunter.

Art & Sole

Mar 1, 1985 By Geof Kern

What your feet should be wearing when they kick up their heels.

The Bloody Billion

Jan 20, 2013 By Paul Burka

Oh, how our legislators are moaning and groaning as they try to cut the state budget. But we’ve slashed, chopped, trimmed, pared, and whittles our way through it—and save $1 billion. It wasn’t that hard. Really.


Persistent Vigor

Mar 1, 1985 By Michael Ennis

The impressive canvases that make up “Fresh Paint” at the Museum of Fine Arts prove that Houston has finally arrived as a significant art-making center.

Home Maker

Mar 1, 1985 By Lisa Germany

Many of the best modern homes in the fifties featured natural materials, interior courtyards, and built-in furniture—and architect Harwell Harris was the reason.

Popular Music
New Music Man

Mar 1, 1985 By Jody Denberg

A producing career, a hit video, a record company, successful sound tracks: Austin’s Patrick Keel is having it all.

Liquid Shimmer

Mar 1, 1985 By James Wolcott

In The Purple Rose of Cairo, Woody Allen takes a cold look at movie-fed dreams; the late, great Sam Peckinpah gave us an impassioned view of a violent world.


State Secrets
State Secrets

Mar 1, 1985 By Paul Burka

Coors and Hispanics make peace; Mexico’s flash in the pan; Gramm’s GOP crusade; Mayor Kathy emerges unscathed.

Roar of the Crowd
Roar of the Crowd

Mar 1, 1985 By Texas Monthly

Beating around the Bush; remembering an old friend; rethinking high school days.


Texas Monthly Reporter

Mar 1, 1985 By Gary Cartwright

Can gas become oil? Can a Lubbock institution become an Austin one? Can preservation become exploitation? Can Houston become Austinized? Can Amarillo escape Pottergate?