May 1989


Talking Heads

Apr 30, 1989 By Jerry Jeanmard

In some Texas establishments it’s hard to tell the boys’ from the girls’.

Poisoned With Love

Apr 30, 1989 By Gary Cartwright

They were elderly people, flattered by the attention of a nice young man. But sometimes it’s a mistake to depend on the kindness of strangers.

Texas Primer
Texas Primer: The Runaway Scrape

Apr 30, 1989 By Jan Reid

In early 1836, after the fall of the Alamo, a small episode in Texas history revealed an aspect of our character we’d just as soon forget.


Masa Marketing

Apr 30, 1989 By Richard Zelade

In most Texas cities, tortilla making is an endangered family business; in Austin, it’s a thriving family rivalry.

Move Over, Mom

Apr 30, 1989 By chriskellyandrews

The ideal caretaker for your children is a warm, nurturing person who brings order to your chaotic life—and drives you up the wall.

A Terminal Case

Apr 30, 1989 By janiswilliam

Representative Mike McKinney, the only doctor in the House, is battling for legislation to keep country hospitals alive despite a poor prognosis.


State Secrets
It Doesn’t Compute

Apr 30, 1989 By Paul Burka

Why NASA uses old-fashioned computers; Exxon points the finger at the feds over the oil spill cleanup; Jim Wright’s real crime.

Roar of the Crowd
Genuine Fakes

Apr 30, 1989 By Texas Monthly

Rewriting history, bugging the big guys, acknowledging a threat.


Blast from the Past

Apr 30, 1989 By Tom Curtis

Houston mayoral candidate Fred Hofheinz has an incumbent and a rumor to defeat; Phil DeVries has a singing caterpillar to find; Zavala County must make a private prison pay its way; and Lori Johns is out to prove she’s the best woman on the drag strip.

Domain Supplement

Domain Recipe
Wine-Cream Mousse with Champagne Sabayon

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

Mousse with Sponge Cake Juice of 1/2 lemon 3/4 to 1 cup white wine 4 egg yolks 1/8 cup sugar 8 pieces gelatin leaves (or 2 packages gelatin), dissolved in 2 to 4 tablespoons warm water 1 quart heavy cream, whipped 1 sponge cake…

Domain Recipe
Actuelle Lemon-Lime Tart

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

Crust 2 cups all-purpose flour 10 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/4 cup sugar 3 egg yolks 1 tablepsoon cream 3 drops vanilla extract Filling 9 eggs 1 1/2 cup sugar 1 1/2 cup heavy cream Juice and zest of 2 lemons and 2…

Domain Recipe
Pan-Seared Salmon with Cabernet-Butter Sauce

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

Salmon 2 tablespoons lemon-thyme leaves 1 teaspoon freshly cracked white pepper 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tablespoon snipped basil 4 seven-ounce boneless salmon filets, 1 1/2 inches thick 2 tablespoons olive oil Combine thyme, pepper, garlic, and basil. Rub mixture evenly into filets, and marinate…

Victor Victorious

Jan 20, 2013 By Mary Malouf

Dutch-born Victor Gielisse experiments with a world of culinary influences in his Dallas restaurant, mixing in everything from Cajun and Italian classics to lessons learned at moeder’s knee.

Domain Recipe
Grilled Pork Loin in Apricot-and-Curry Marinade

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

Pork Loin 12 seven-ounce center cuts of fresh boneless pork loin 2 cups smooth apricot jam 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar 1/2 cup olive oil 1 heaping tablespoon brown sugar 4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 2 cups finely sliced onions 4 cloves garlic, minced…

Domain Recipe
Reed Hearon’s Chocolate Sombrero

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

Chocolate Génoise 4 large eggs, at room temperature 1/2 cup each of sugar and flour 1 tablespoon cocoa powder 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted Mix eggs and sugar 1 minute in bowl set in warm water. Whip on high until fluffy. Combine flour and cocoa; fold in.