March 2000



Mar 1, 2000 By Joe Nick Patoski

At heart, Dewey Winburne was an educator, not an entrepreneur; he saw technology as a tool for doing good rather than doing well. Even so, he was able to survive in Austin’s heady new economy—until the pressure got to him.

Land That I Love

Mar 1, 2000 By Joe Nick Patoski

City folks with money to burn are driving up the cost of living in the Davis Mountains and the state’s other pretty places. What’s a rancher to do?

Mission Collectible

Mar 1, 2000 By Anne Dingus

Cuff links? A commemorative plate? For Alamo hobbyists like me, rule number one is, Never surrender or retreat from the chance to snag a few iconic tchotchkes.

Wayne’s World

Mar 1, 2000 By Don Graham

A flood, a fire, a car accident, a murder, and of course, a restaging of the battle for Texas’ independence: scenes from the making of The Alamo.

My Own Private Alamo

Jan 20, 2013 By Stephen Harrigan

After 164 years, what more is there to say about (or see at) the old mission church in downtown San Antonio? That depends on how you look at it.

Blood Will Sell

Jan 20, 2013 By Skip Hollandsworth

The richest man ever tried for murder has found the Lord, along with a new career peddling hand cream. Are you buying the latest incarnation of Cullen Davis?


Music Review

Mar 1, 2000 By Joe Nick Patoski

Clever lads, these Austin boys called Dynamite Hack. On their debut CD, Superfast, they lift the street thugga lyrics from Eazy-E and Ice Cube’s “Boyz-N-The Hood,” rework them with breathy, sensitive vocals and folk-rock instrumentation, and wrap the whole thing up with a musical nod to the Beatles’ “Blackbird.” Voila!…

Music Review
Robinson Ear’s Little Whirled of Sound

Mar 1, 2000 By Luann Williams

From the album title, one might assume this is the work of an eccentric yet likable wizard. That would be right. Part one-man band, part ringmaster commanding more than a dozen musicians, Halverson stirs up a concoction of blues, gospel, and psychedelia, all held together by his band, the Robinson…

Music Review
Sweet Inspiration

Mar 1, 2000 By John Morthland

There’s little about the Hollisters that’s truly original, but their smooth mix of classic country, rockabilly, southern rock, and a dash of folk-rock is indeed inspired. between Mike Barfield’s fluttering baritone vocals and Eric Danheim’s twanging, country-boogie guitar, the Houston quartet often sounds like a Johnny Cash tribute band, but…

Book Review
Interstate Dreams

Mar 1, 2000 By Mike Shea

Austinite Neal Barrett, Jr., sat down to write a crime novel and mayhem broke out. Interstate Dreams (Mojo Press) — a rollicking caper with a metaphysical twang — could use a little more starch, but it compensates with ace storytelling and charmingly oddball characters. Take Dreamer, the war vet with…

Book Review

Mar 1, 2000 By Mike Shea

A shallow grave on the outskirts of San Antonio yields the body of a fourteen-year-old girl — and Herbie, her beloved stuffed dog. What kind of killer buries his victim with her childhood play-pretty? Jay Brandon’s AfterImage stacks puzzle upon puzzle to build an expertly crafted thriller on the life…


Mar 1, 2000 By Pamela Colloff

Is the Department of Public Safety racist? Lets look under the hoods.

Music Review
and all the colors . . .

Mar 1, 2000 By Andy Langer

Over the past decade, Ian Moore has done everything a young Austin guitarist is supposed to do: he apprenticed in Joe Ely’s band, jammed at Antone’s with Double Trouble, toured with ZZ Top, and closed sets by showboating all over Freddie King’s “Me And My Guitar.” Now, like Charlie Sexton…


Saving Face

Mar 1, 2000 By Jim Atkinson

When a dog chewed off a toddler's nose, cheeks, and lips, the doctors at Dallas' Children's Medical Center sprang into action.

The Running Men

Mar 1, 2000 By Jordan Mackay

What two college track coaches in Houston are teaching speedsters there—and everywhere—about going for Olympic gold.

Spence for Hire

Mar 1, 2000 By Kathryn Jones

How is the president and co-founder of Austin ad agency GSD&M expanding his reach into the realm of entertainment? One account at a time.


Biz Miscellany

Mar 1, 2000 By Katy Vine

At Austin’s High-tech Happy Hour, the schmoozing and boozing is about finding your next job. And, maybe, landing a cute millionaire.

How I Made It
How I Made It

Mar 1, 2000 By bobbyrinman

When an entrepreneur approaches me to invest in a high-tech start-up, I ask lots of questions: What is the idea? What market is it aimed at? If I’m not interested, I say, “Thank you very much,” and think of other investors to send them to. If I’m interested, the…

Biz Management
Leadership to the Max

Mar 1, 2000 By Claire Poole

A company volleyball court, $1.7 billion in projected sales, and other ways Max Watson is transforming BMC Software.

Biz Feature
Tech of the Town

Mar 1, 2000 By Carol Chapman

How Sanderson, Hamilton, and other small communities are plugging into the high-tech boom.

Biz Feature
Gimme an e!

Mar 1, 2000 By Suzy Banks

Three cheers for twenty Texas Web sites where the buys are.

Biz Feature
Wired Guns

Mar 1, 2000 By Kathryn Jones

They do more than just build companies: Meet the power players of Texas high tech.


Around the State
Around the State

Mar 1, 2000 By Texas Monthly

The Houston Ballet presents a world premiere that gives audiences the royal treatment. Plus: The life of tejano singer Selena takes center stage in San Antonio and Dallas; a music festival that's sure to give you the blues comes to Dallas; Austin plugs into the South by Southwest Interactive Festival; and the Houston Symphony hones its newest Ax.

The Inside Story
Toney Curtis

Mar 1, 2000 By Evan Smith

In the January/February issue of the Columbia Journalism Review, Texas Monthly‘s editor, Gregory Curtis, was selected as one of the ten best editors in the magazine business, placing him in the illustrious company of such industry standard-bearers as Jann Wenner (Rolling Stone) and Graydon Carter (Vanity Fair). Around these parts,…

State Fare
State Fare

Jan 20, 2013 By Patricia Sharpe

Hungry for shrimp? Use your noodle—udon, preferably—and head for Citizen in Dallas.


Tempura-Crisped Shrimp Salad

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

Oriental Dressing 1/4 cup light vegetable oil 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon chopped garlic Mix ingredients together and set aside. Noodles 8 ounces udon noodles or linguine 1 tablespoon light vegetable oil Cook noodles according to…