November 1984

Features

Feature
Trashy Business

Nov 1, 1984 By Alison Cook

When Houston’s rich and powerful join forces with environmentalists to battle big corporations, they can be fighting over only one thing. Garbarge.

Feature
Little Baby Blue

Nov 1, 1984 By scottnelson

For the first few hours of life, our baby seemed fine. Then she started turning blue, and her two-year struggle to survive began.

Miscellany

State Secrets
State Secrets

Nov 1, 1984 By Paul Burka

No joy in Cubville; deregulation is a gas; two airline wars—one cold, one hot; are the politicians back in control at UT?

Columns

Books
Back in the Huddle Again

Nov 1, 1984 By James Whitaker

Dan Jenkins’ new football novel, Life Its Ownself, picks up where Semi-Tough left off; Heat from Another Sun, a dark detective novel, turns on the gore.

Popular Music
Lawrence Welk Meets The Doors

Nov 1, 1984 By Jody Denberg

Brave Combo’s World Dance Music brings wit and verve to an unlikely mix of sounds; the Sir Douglas Quartet is still recording after all these years.

Movies
Downer on the Farm

Nov 1, 1984 By James Wolcott

Country and Places in the Heart both heap on down-home moral uplift; Stop Making Sense is a joyous rockumentary; Amadeus spouts dingdong conceits.

Lifestyle
4 BR, 2 BA, Needs Work

Nov 1, 1984 By Dick Reavis

Why did I trade in my trouble-free condo for an aging country home with decrepit plumbing? I’m trying to figure that out myself.

Jazz
Teagarden of Delights

Nov 1, 1984 By Doug Ramsey

Tribute to Teagarden captures the fullness and humanity of the late Texas trombonist’s art; plus a roundup of recent jazz releases.

Reporter

Reporter
The Sheets of Laredo

Nov 1, 1984 By Paul Burka

Life after the oil bust is fair-to-Midland; bad News, hard Times in Laredo; I hear a timpani; a coach who believes winning is everything.