November 1980 Issue

Magazine spread of boy scouts hiking up a grassy hill, titled
On the Cover

Can the Boy Scouts Save America?

Perhaps. At least they’re on the right track and trying hard.




Putting on Heirs

The story of Howard Hughes and the discredited “Mormon will” is the unlikely subject of a quirky film about rags and out-of-reach riches. Ordinary People is full of woe; Stardust Memories has far to go.


Free Agent

Nostalgic daddies think of schoolboy football as good, clean fun. But kids soon realize it’s more like corporal punishment.

On the Rebound

After a sloppy 1979-80 season, the San Antonio Spurs had no coach, no center, and no end to their problems. But all that has changed.



Texas Monthly Reporter

Gas pipeline companies are devouring Lee County; border plasma clinics beckon poor Mexicans; oh, deer, what can the matter be?


State Secrets

State Secrets

A ground swell of support for booting Howard Cosell; here come the judges; who will fill the UT power vacuum.

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