March 2002


Kid Gloves

Mar 1, 2002 By Jan Reid

Growing up in Wichita Falls, I was a skinny kid with buckteeth and a girl's name, so I got into my share of fights. To improve my odd's of winning-and turn my anger and fear into bravery and skill-I learned to box.


On The Road

Mar 1, 2002 By Patricia McConnico

NO FEAR OF FRYING In Texas, fried chicken and chicken-fried steak rule. That’s not to say that Texans don’t appreciate grilled seafood or al dente pasta. But you just can’t beat a juicy-on-the-inside, crispy-on-the-outside piece of chicken. At Babe’s Chicken Dinner House in the North Texas town of Roanoke, diners…

Primary Flavors

Mar 1, 2002 By Patricia Sharpe

IRISH AYES When it comes to celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Texas, most people don’t go much further than drinking way too much green beer or listening to some Celtic music. But there’s another way to get in touch with your inner leprechaun: Eat some Blarney cheese. No kidding. Blarney…

Flag Days

Mar 1, 2002 By Elisa Bock

In his book Texas Flags, Robert Maberry, Jr., proves that history and flags go hand in hand.


Mar 1, 2002 By Patricia Sharpe

WELL SEASONED Maybe it’s just me, but when I hear that a restaurant has spent $3 million on a face lift, I immediately whip out my magnifying glass. At Quattro, in Houston’s Four Seasons Hotel, the makeover and the menu can withstand the scrutiny. Not to be catty, but as…

Baked Red Snapper

Mar 1, 2002 By Patricia Sharpe

Baked Red Snapper With Niçoise Nage and Tapenade Accompanied With Broiled Tomatoes Snapper 4 red snapper fillets (6 to 7 ounces) 3 ounces extra-virgin olive oil freshly ground pepper kosher salt fines herbs 12 tomato halves (see recipe) 6 ounces tapenade (see recipe)…

Stanley Marcus Timeline

Mar 1, 2002 By Texas Monthly

April 20, 1905—Stanley Marcus is born in Dallas. He is the oldest of four boys. 1907—Neiman Marcus is founded in Dallas by his father, Herbert Marcus, Sr., his aunt, Carrie Marcus Neiman, and his uncle Al Neiman. 1926—He graduates from the Harvard Business School. He begins working at…

Sam the Man

Mar 1, 2002 By erinboyd

Author James L. Haley talks about his quest to find out what made Sam Houston tick as a human being.




Mar 1, 2002 By Mike Shea

When Matt Clark succumbed to cancer in 1998, the young writer left behind an inventive unpublished novel called Hook Man Speaks. Then his friends stepped in-and brought the book back from the dead.

The Franchise

Mar 1, 2002 By Brian D. Sweany

Is the Dallas Mavericks' Mark Cuban a pushy billionaire with a lust for publicity, or is he an energetic owner who has saved the team? Do we have to choose?

The Craddickal Right

Mar 1, 2002 By Patricia Hart

Tom Craddick of Midland wants to be the first Republican Speaker of the House in Texas since 1873. He may already have the votes, but his critics are questioning his tactics.


Mar 1, 2002 By S. C. Gwynne

If you're looking for endless stretches of pristine coastline, more birds than you can count, and the state's largest concentration of alligators, then Port Arthur is your gateway to an unexpected adventure.

Around the State

Get Out

Mar 1, 2002 By Patricia McConnico

JUST DO IT It’s springtime. Quit neglecting your New Year’s resolutions and get up off the couch. If it has been a while since you’ve gone out for a run (or taken the stairs), the following events should be a source of motivation to get your blood pumping, whether you…

Straight Talk

Mar 1, 2002 By Eileen Schwartz

HAIL TO THE DORF! If you thought your only hope of seeing the comedy duo of Tim Conway and Harvey Korman was by watching reruns of The Carol Burnett Show, you’re in for a treat. You can catch the veteran comedians live on tour this month in San Antonio and…

Fine Art

Mar 1, 2002 By Katy Vine

ABSTRACT IMPRESSIONS Some theatergoers, when ruminating on the plays of director Robert Wilson, sigh deeply, rub their eyes, and murmur comments like, “So the giant fish was really a time machine?” The Waco native’s work—such as the twelve-hour Life and Times of Joseph Stalin—usually elicits a strong reaction, and for…

Special Occasion

Mar 1, 2002 By Chester Rosson

TEXAS, OUR TEXAS On March 2, 1836, as Mexican president Santa Anna and his army prepared for their final assault on the Alamo, 59 Texian and Tejano representatives at Washington-on-the-Brazos boldly signed the Texas Declaration of Independence. Amateur historians can experience those epic events this year on March 2 and…