May 1995


Pump Fiction

Apr 30, 1995 By Skip Hollandsworth

Should Hollywood remake Giant? On the fortieeth anniversary of the filming of the Texas epic, we imagine Brad Pitt playing jett Rink’s grandson, Quentin Tarantino directing, and other scary scenarios.

Open Season

Apr 30, 1995 By Robert Draper

Are gun sellers responsible for gun deaths? Gun store owners and gun show promoters each say no, but that may be all they agree on.

Are Texans Gun Crazy?

Apr 30, 1995 By Gary Cartwright, Robert Draper and David McCormick

During the first week of April, as the Legislature considered the case for concealed weapons, Texas mourned the consequences of two gun-related tragedies in Corpus Christi: the murder of Tejano superstar Selena Quintanilla Perez and the shooting of five workers at a refinery inspection company by a…

The Queen Is Dead

Jan 20, 2013 By Joe Nick Patoski

When Selena Quintanilla Perez was killed on March 31, Texas mourned—and around the world, the veneration began.


Vegetable Stack

Apr 30, 1995 By Texas Monthly

Recipe from Boulevard Bistro, 4319 Montrose, Houston. Okinomi-yaki Pancake Batter 6 eggs 1 cup flour 1 cup water 2 tablespoons fines herbes 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/4 teaspoon fennel Pinch of cayenne Whisk ingredients together in a mixing bowl, let…


Davy Crock?

Apr 30, 1995 By Jan Reid

New York fireman Bill Groneman is disputing a critical piece of Alamo lore—and historians everywhere are burning mad.

Spooking the CIA

Apr 30, 1995 By Jan Reid

Jennifer Harbury’s career as a lawyer in Texas was the prelude to her front-page fight with the U.S. intelligence community.


State Fare
State Fare

Apr 30, 1995 By Patricia Sharpe

Vegetables of every shape, color, and texture are mixed and matched in chef Monica Pope’s innovative and healthy dish. A light but filling option from the menu at Boulevard Bistrot in Houston (4319 Montrose), the multilayered assemblage consists of a pancake of grated and sliced vegetables on the bottom and…


Refinery Woe

Apr 30, 1995 By Skip Hollandsworth

Citizens groups in Corpus Christi blame pollution for high cance rates—but they must prove it.