November 1985 Issue

Features

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Preacher’s Kids

My father had to have an answer for everything—adultery, spiritual crises, the pigeons defecating in the church gutter. No wonder I didn’t become a preacher. The miracle is that my sister did.

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The Hustlers

The genteel practice of law is dead. Nowadays lawyers fight for clients, raid each other’s firms, and bill, bill, bill.

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The Return of the Urban Cowboy

Five years ago, Hollywood took some cowboys and cowgirls and portrayed their lives as filled with romance, heartbreak, and country music. Since then, they’ve returned to reality. And their lives have been filled with romance, heartbreak, and country music.

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Johnny B’s Lime Rickey

Fast becoming a master soda jerk, Marilyn Shackelford, manager of Johnny B’s Old-Fashioned Soda Fountain, showed us how to make a fresh Lime Rickey at home. 1 juicy lime Crushed ice 1 1/2 oz. cherry syrup (Jubilee brand is good) Fill a pint glass with crushed ice. Squeeze in juice

On the Menu: Johnny B’s Old Fashioned Soda Fountain

IT WASN’T BECAUSE I was touring West Texas that I ate a cheeseburger for breakfast. It was after stumbling upon Johnny B’s for lunch the day before. Never mind the open sky and distant mesas, the cheeseburger at this inviting luncheonette was all I could envision. Open only since November

Miscellany

Touts

Touts

The sincerest form of plattery; imaginative new serving pieces for the holiday season.

Downtown

Downtown

You have to wonder if guys like San Antonio’s C. A. Stubbs aren’t the future of urban politics.

State Secrets

State Secrets

Fundamentalists lose ground in textbook war; White maneuvers to keep Hispanic support; round two for Crystal City.

Back Roads

Back Roads

They said it couldn’t be done, but Larry Brumfield built Texas’ largest indoor bass aquarium.

Post-Modern Times

Post-Modern Times

NorthPark Mall inaugurated an epoch twenty years ago. It’s still the standard for upscale shopping.

Columns

Movies

Missing the Pointe

White Nights is too much cold war, not enough Baryshnikov; After Hours is overwrought Scorcese; Mishima is a mishmash.

Reporter

Reporter

Texas Monthly Reporter

A turf battle over shrimp on the coast; a nominee for the meanest man in Houston; a former Cowboy’s reflections on why athletes go broke.

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