May 1980


The Beat

Apr 30, 1980 By Jan Reid

Two average, middle-class men risk injury and death patrolling the roughest streets in Dallas. Why do they do it? Because they love the job.

Hot Enough for You?

Apr 30, 1980 By Ed Ward

Fire up! Put some spice back in your life with the amazing chile pepper.


Classical Music
Chief of Staff

Apr 30, 1980 By W. L. Taitte

A Dallas composer is reviving medieval music in a modern context, while two new classical groups attempt a chamber music renaissance.

Foreign Service

Apr 30, 1980 By William Martin

In France you can commune with the angels at Chartres or mingle with the home folks at the American Church in Paris.

Striking the Set

Apr 30, 1980 By Texas Monthly

The Alley mourns the passing of Nina Vance; outlanders rustle a Texas-trained playwright; in Houston, Stages spends a Night on Bare Mountain and Hank Williams appears at the Tower.

Angle of Reflection

Apr 30, 1980 By Stephen Harrigan

Wallace Stegner’s love of the West and respect for its history make his works as distinctive as the region that inspired them.

Animal Magnetism

Apr 30, 1980 By Michael Ennis

Horses of different colors leapt from the bright, bold palette of German abstractionist Franz Marc.

Southern Discomfort

Apr 30, 1980 By George Morris

John Huston makes the sinners and saviors of Flannery O’Connor’s fiction eerily real in Wise Blood; Little Miss Marker falls short; Nijinsky falls flat.


State Secrets
State Secrets

Apr 30, 1980 By Paul Burka

Plaguing the Panhandle; rebuking the Washington Post; slaughtering the Beeferendum; lusting after the Speakership.


A Dog’s Life

Apr 30, 1980 By Gene Lyons

Fighting over a black neighborhood in Austin; corralling the irascible Bull of the Brazos; fussing and feuding with the DAR; monkeying around with the San Antonio Zoo.