May 1988 Issue

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Dying for a Heart

For Ted Segal of Waco, the problem wasn’t getting a heart transplant; it was finding a donor. The delay was killing him.




Border Bandstand

Tex-Mex variety is the new spice of TV life, and Brownsville’s Johnny Canales Show has the red-hot ratings to prove it.


Paying the Price

When Decherd Turner took over the Humanities Research Center, UT’s big-budget rare-books library, he knew any changes he made would cost him. They did.



State Secrets

State Secrets

The hated mesquite tree finds a friend in South Texas; UT-San Antonio freshman got no learning of reading and writing; the sun shines on UT’s new basket ball coach; why banks are afraid to branch.

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