May 1986 Issue

Features

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How Bad Were They?

Larry Buchanan made movies that were so cheap, so incredibly flawed, and so dumb, they’re lovingly celebrated as the worst movies ever made. And he made them all in Dallas.

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UT Versus A&M

They’re the oldest foes and the biggest rivals. Now the contest has moved into the arena that really counts—the classroom.

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The Quest That Fizzled

Everyone agreed it was time for greatness at UT. But after a nationwide search for a new president, the only man the regents could agree on was a campus insider who professed no great vision at all.

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Summer’s First Stand

Yesterday those onions and carrots were in the ground. Today they’re on your table, thanks to Texas’ bountiful roadside fruit and vegetable stands.

Web

Miscellany

State Secrets

State Secrets

A boondoggle for coal means more trouble for natural gas; the Houston Chronicle doesn’t rate with HL&P; defense lawyers judge a judge.

Downtown

Downtown

The Dallas movie board is antiquated and eccentric, like a wacky uncle.

Reporter

Columns

Southern Discomfort

Bobby Jack Nelson—roughneck, cowhand, prospector, and Australian talk show host—is also a fine novelist; Larry L. King writes about writing.

Movies

Pokey Romance

A Room With a View takes in edifying sights; Gung Ho settles for schmaltz; Just Between Friends makes glib chat.

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