March 1988 Issue

Features

Feature

Saturday Night Live

When it’s time to step out, real-life clotheshorses can always dig deep in their closets for something nervy and bold.

Feature

Texas In the Blood!

Descendants of famous Texas like Sam Houston and Davy Crockett don’t even try to fill their forefathers’ shoes. They just do their best to keep them polished.

Columns

The Soft Sell

Once, the term “paperback original” was reserved for second-rate work. Now, thanks to an innovative editor, two Texas novelists are proud to see their books in softcover.

Architecture

Pleasant Under Glass

The exuberant crystal towers above San Antonio’s botanical conservatory have captures everyone’s attention. Inside, it’s even better.

Miscellany

State Secrets

State Secrets

Bubba beats the new truck safety standards; O’Neill loses at Baylor—again; Bush’s loss is Gramm’s gain; Clements stays tough on spending.

Reporter

Reporter

Texas Monthly Reporter

Grazing cheap and chic in Houston, Austin, and Dallas; tire-kicking at the Fizzlick liquidation boutique; returning a piece of Janis’ heart to Port Arthur.

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