November 1982


Easy Street

Nov 1, 1982 By Lawrence Wright

Houston’s black elite have come a very long way to live in MacGregor Way, the swankiest black neighborhood in Texas, but they still don’t feel safe.

Mr. Hannah’s Rocket

Nov 1, 1982 By Stephen Harrigan

His first spacecraft blew up on the pad and his primary investor died, but the first free enterprise rocket finally flew from Matagorda.

High School Band
Halftime Heroes

Nov 1, 1982 By W. L. Taitte

The bright-eyed, pink-cheeked cream of Texas youth aren’t scrambling on the football field. They’re playing in the high school band.

The Dinosaur Darwin Missed

Nov 1, 1982 By Dale S. Turner

Side by side near a Texas river are dinosaur tracks and what appear to be the marks of a human foot—proof, in the creationist mind, that evolution is bunk.


Your Flick of Flicks

Nov 1, 1982 By James Wolcott

Laughter, nostalgia, and a delightful performance by Peter O’Toole are brought to you by My Favorite Year, a tribute to the heyday of TV. Lookin’ to Get Out will have you doing the same. Yes, Giorgio is so-so. Texas has its moments.

Classical Music
From The Mouth Of Saints

Nov 1, 1982 By W. L. Taitte

Four Saints isn’t a solemn Gregorian chant but a lovable American opera. New LPs of Brahms, Shostakovich, and Bach are worth a second listen.


State Secrets
State Secrets

Nov 1, 1982 By Paul Burka

Making a mountain out of a Greenhill; Dallas versus Houston in the governor’s race; Post time at the Chronicle; the Yankees are after our oil money again.


Texas Monthly Reporter

Nov 1, 1982 By Peter Applebome

Texas’ greatest rural sheriff, oddest permutation of democracy, unlikeliest punk heroes, and hottest airline dogfight.