May 1989 Issue

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My Favorite Place

What do the city of Lubbock, a defunct restaurant, and a submerged neighborhood have in common? They’re all places in somebody’s heart.




A Terminal Case

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


Move Over, Mom

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

Domain Supplement

Reed Hearon’s Chocolate Sombrero

Chocolate Génoise4 large eggs, at room temperature1/2 cup each of sugar and flour1 tablespoon cocoa powder2 tablespoons unsalted butter, meltedMix eggs and sugar 1 minute in bowl set in warm water. Whip on high until fluffy. Combine flour and cocoa; fold in. Fold in butter. Pour into 14-inch circle on

Grilled Pork Loin in Apricot-and-Curry Marinade

Pork Loin12 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 4 bay leaves 15 white peppercorns, cracked 1/2 teaspoon

Victor Victorious

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.

Pan-Seared Salmon with Cabernet-Butter Sauce

Salmon2 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 oilCombine thyme, pepper, garlic, and basil. Rub mixture evenly into filets, and marinate overnight in refrigerator. Sauté filets in oil

Actuelle Lemon-Lime Tart

Crust2 cups all-purpose flour10 tablespoons unsalted butter1/4 cup sugar3 egg yolks1 tablepsoon cream3 drops vanilla extractFilling9 eggs1 1/2 cup sugar1 1/2 cup heavy creamJuice and zest of 2 lemons and 2 limesPowdered sugarTo make crust, place flour on work block. Make a well; add butter, sugar, and yolks, and knead

Wine-Cream Mousse with Champagne Sabayon

Mousse with Sponge CakeJuice 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 (or enough ladyfingers to line a large



Blast from the Past

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.


State Secrets

It Doesn’t Compute

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

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