May 1987

Features

Feature
All Aboard for Copper Canyon

Apr 30, 1987 By Barbara Rodriguez

Try North America’s best travel bargain—the Copper Canyon train ride. For $9 you can see Indians who run down deer on foot, Mennonites who speak German, and the most spectacular scenery in Mexico.

Feature
Blind Justice

Apr 30, 1987 By kencase

Should a judge’s friendships survive his election to the Supreme Court of Texas?

Feature
Coots: A Field Guide

Apr 30, 1987 By Jim Atkinson

A crusty, cranky, curmudgeonly species of bird is proliferating within our borders. And maybe that’s good.

Feature
Every Good Boy Does Fine

Apr 30, 1987 By John Davidson

In the late seventies, celebrated pianist Val Cliburn inexplicably disappeared from public life. No tortured artist in hiding, Cliburn is having the time of his life sitting around his Fort Worth mansion in his bathrobe.

Columns

Art
Romancing the Stone

Apr 30, 1987 By Michael Ennis

Using a circular saw and a shrewd commercial sense, Plano housewife Sandy Stein chiseled a new life for herself as a sculptor.

Movies
Trailer Trash

Apr 30, 1987 By James Wolcott

Everyone in Raising Arizona has a libido for the ugly, and the guys in Tin Men can’t see past their hood ornaments; Hollywood Shuffle loses its hip mind; Street Smart has a crazed, electric menace.

Miscellany

State Secrets

Apr 30, 1987 By Patricia Hart

Hobby may be a Hartbeat from the president; the feds dump nuclear-waste workers on the Panhandle; Cisneros’ future remains rosy; Kath Whitmire’s doesn’t.

Roar of the Crowd

Apr 30, 1987 By Texas Monthly

Getting an airline off the ground; achieving your children’s education; cruising through adolescence; rambling through the Valley.

Apr 30, 1987 By Dick Reavis

Travels through the Trans-Pecos—splendor in the Big Bend, the greening of the Alpine grasslands, today’s version of profitable ranching, escape from the rat race in South Brewster County, innkeeping Indians in Van Horn—to El Paso, way out on the edge of Texas.

Reporter

Reporter
Texas Monthly Reporter

Apr 30, 1987 By Alison Cook

Houston ignores its AIDS crisis, Dallas restaurant gossips chew over hard times, San Antonio headline writers get their due. Plus: Chuck Robb’s blooper, Larry McMurtry’s sniffles, and Shearn Moody’s new taste in nightlife.