March 1988

Features

Feature
Saturday Night Live

Mar 1, 1988 By Helen Thompson

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!

Mar 1, 1988 By dennisdarling

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.

Feature
Who Can Stop the Killer Bees?

Mar 1, 1988 By Joe Nick Patoski

Experts predict the first swarms could cross the border next year. What happens then to Texas’ multimillion-dollar honey industry is anybody’s guess.

Feature
Lifestyles of The Rich and Bankrupt

Mar 1, 1988 By Tom Curtis

Going broke is for poor people. Here’s a whole chapter of Texans who have found ways to clear the books without losing their ranches, Rolls, or Rolexes.

Columns

Architecture
Pleasant Under Glass

Mar 1, 1988 By Michael Ennis

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

Disorder in the Court

Mar 1, 1988 By Patricia Hart

An eleventh-hour filing by two candidates for the state Supreme Court has kicked off a season of judicial campaigning unprecedented in Texas history.

Books
The Soft Sell

Mar 1, 1988 By Jan Reid

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.

Miscellany

State Secrets
State Secrets

Mar 1, 1988 By Paul Burka

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.

Roar of the Crowd
Roar of the Crowd

Mar 1, 1988 By Texas Monthly

Perceptions of power; battling counselors; bum raps; good and evil and the church.

Reporter

Reporter
Texas Monthly Reporter

Mar 1, 1988 By Alison Cook

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.