March 1986


Turn It Up!

Mar 1, 1986 By Joe Nick Patoski

The rudest, crudest, and most obnoxious disc jockeys are on in the mornings. Here’s the best—or the worst—of the lot.

Bass’n Gal

Mar 1, 1986 By Skip Hollandsworth

There are bass in Sam Rayburn Reservoir, and the gals were out to hook ‘em. And Rhonda Wilcox hoped to hook the biggest one of all.

Doin’ the Social Climb

Mar 1, 1986 By Mark Seal

From the heights of the Dallas social heap, they leaped to the national celebrity circuit. Rich, young, and fashionable, Twinkle and Bradley Bayoud are a case study on how to rise to the top.


Post-Modern Times
Post-Modern Times

Mar 1, 1986 By Michael Ennis

At the singles bar of the eighties, is it’s not love, it could still be a good investment opportunity.


Mar 1, 1986 By Jim Atkinson

Look into the Houston sky—those helicopters are full of commuters who are having fun.

State Secrets
State Secrets

Mar 1, 1986 By Paul Burka

How much will $15 oil coast Mark White?; two new R’s for school districts: resistin’ reform; the truth about those bank rumors.

Back Roads
Back Roads

Mar 1, 1986 By Peter Applebone

Ted Krechel, honorary winter Texan mayor of Pharr, oversees a culture as arcane as a Melanesian cargo cult.


Dizzy Spin

Mar 1, 1986 By James Wolcott

Down and out in Beverly Hills is Mazursky magic; Clan of the Cave Bear is Sheena of the Stone Age; Trouble in Mind is—never mind.

Kwell or Be Kwelled

Mar 1, 1986 By Lawrence Wright

Cradle Cap was nothing, diaper rash was a breeze. But when my son brought home head lice—well, it made the plague look good.

Falling Star

Mar 1, 1986 By Joe Nick Patoski

T. R. Fehrenbach’s Lone Star is now a series on public television. Watch it and sleep.

Classical Music
Changing the Tune

Mar 1, 1986 By W. L. Taitte

Some new recordings of old symphonies reveal how the composers really wanted things to sound.