March 1999


Small-Town Texas Directory

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

Abram Cemeteries Albany Museums Alpine Restaurants, Sports, Radio, Music Clubs Archer City Hotels Athens Folks Bandera Museums, Music Clubs, Radio, Folks Bay City Radio Big Spring Hotels Blanco Shops Blessing Hotels Boerne…


Jan 20, 2013 By Katy Vine

Bronzes by Remington and Russell in Orange, Quanah Parker’s trail bonnet in Canyon: Ten spaces that excel at the art of exhibition.


Jan 20, 2013 By Suzy Banks

Big, breezy porches in Port Aransas, the only heated pool for miles in Marathon: You’ll get more than just a bed and breakfast at these ten appealing places to stay.


Jan 20, 2013 By Paul Burka

A masterpiece of courthouse architecture in Waxahachie, a handsome jail of native stone in Marfa: Significant structures line the streets of five terrific town centers.


Jan 20, 2013 By Joe Nick Patoski

Play-by-play coverage of high school baseball in Alpine, polka and Pan-American music in El Campo: More than a dozen reasons not to touch that dial.


Wehani Rice

Mar 1, 1999 By Texas Monthly

1/2 yellow onion, finely diced vegetable oil for sautéing 1 cup uncooked Wehani brown rice, rinsed 2 cups water or chicken stock 3/4 teaspoon salt or to taste 1/2 cup shelled pistachios, roasted Sauté onion in oil over medium heat until tender. Add rice and…

Miso-Glazed Shrimp

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

Shrimp and Miso Glaze 1 yellow onion, sliced vegetable oil for sautéing 1 tablespoon miso paste (available at Asian markets) 1/2 tablespoon sambal chile paste 1 tablespoon oyster sauce 4 to 6 drops sesame oil 24 to 36 shrimp (16–20 per pound size), peeled,…


Hot Box
CD and Book Reviews

Mar 1, 1999 By Texas Monthly

Hot CDs Jon Dee Graham is a journeyman whose frontman role has eclipsed his hired guitarslinger reputation. The Quemado native’s second solo CD, Summerland (New West), features his gritty, growling rasp and his incisive, somewhat pensive musings, which approach a kind of brilliance on “At the Dance,” a moody slice…

This Year’s Remodel

Mar 1, 1999 By Evan Smith

After watching their business districts wither away as companies set up shop in the suburbs, Texas cities and towns are banding together to fight back.


Mar 1, 1999 By Joe Nick Patoski

One of college basketball’s great coaches finally gets his due.

Elisa Jimenez

Mar 1, 1999 By Katy Vine

Elisa Jimenez didn’t start out as a fashion designer. The 34-year-old El Paso native, who is the daughter of sculptor Luis Jimenez, set out for New York City in the early nineties to pursue her interest in sculpture and performance art. In 1995, she says, “I wore a dress I…

The Ex Files
Lucinda Williams

Jan 20, 2013 By Patricia McConnico

When I moved to Austin in 1974, I used to play on the Drag near the vendors. You’d go down there and people would be everywhere. There was a certain vibe in the air. I always thought it was like how it must have been in San Francisco in the…


Around the State
Around the State

Mar 1, 1999 By Texas Monthly

THE MAIN EVENT Texas Go Bragh In Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day is a subdued event. Many natives go to church instead of the pub, and they certainly don’t guzzle green beer. Texans, on the other hand, observe the holiday with great fanfare. Dallasites go to the Seventeenth Annual North Texas…

Steered Wrong

Mar 1, 1999 By Texas Monthly

WE, THE PRODUCERS OF BARNEY & FRIENDS, do have a sense of humor about how the big purple guy comes across to adults [“Bum Steer Awards,” January 1999]. However, the possibility that a person in a bogus Barney costume might harm a child is no laughing matter. That is…

The Inside Story
Let’s Get Small

Mar 1, 1999 By Eileen Schwartz

For this month’s special issue, twelve writers and five photographers took to the back roads of Texas in search of the things to do and places to go in the little towns of our vast state. All told, they covered more than 41,000 miles in 169 days, taking in everything…

Texas Primer
Bob Wills

Jan 20, 2013 By Anne Dingus

Which future Texas governor hired Bob Wills to play on his Fort Worth radio show?


Suburban Renewal

Mar 1, 1999 By howardwen

How three Dallas area developers are beating back the threat of soulless sprawl by restoring a sense of community.

Urban Cowboy

Mar 1, 1999 By meghandaum

Peter Jennings. Liz Smith. Barbara Walters. Joe Armstrong? You may not know the name, but New York publishing’s most famous ex-Abilenian is at home among the stars—and is a star in his own right.

Jim Dandy

Mar 1, 1999 By Anne Dingus

Call it A Simpler Plan: Austinite Jim Magnuson’s new novel is about the consequences of finding a lot of money—and it’s a good read.


Elementary Watson

Mar 1, 1999 By Robert Barnstone

After only two years on the job, he’s gotten Austin’s environmentalists and developers to work together. That’s why Kirk Watson is our first annual Best Mayor for Business.

Biz High-Tech

Mar 1, 1999 By Gary Chapman

The war between Compaq and Dell has gone online. Guess who’s winning?

Biz Feature
Rockonomics 101

Mar 1, 1999 By Andy Langer

Purely in terms of record sales, the Austin band Fastball hit a home run in 1998. But does that mean its members are going to get rich? Not necessarily.

Biz Feature
Inside Aggie Inc.

Mar 1, 1999 By Paul Burka

Which sports lose money, the economics of luxury suites, and other secrets of Texas A&M University’s athletic program.

Biz Science
Blood and Money

Mar 1, 1999 By Pamela Colloff

On the strength of a simple if indelicate question—“Who’s the Father?”—Houston’s Caroline Caskey has made a big splash in biotech.

Biz Feature
Generation Tech

Mar 1, 1999 By Patricia McConnico and Katy Vine

They’re intelligent, business-savvy, techno-friendly, and young—in some cases, very young. Meet thirty Texas multimedia whizzes under thirty and four who just missed the cut.

Biz Feature
Herb’s Flight Plan

Mar 1, 1999 By Kathryn Jones

For 28 years Herb Kelleher has run Southwest Airlines as a low-cost, short-haul carrier that’s fun to fly on and even more fun to work for. But there could be changes on the horizon.