November 1993 Issue


Gila Hell

This will be our routine, I’m sorry to report. Very early every morning, at an hour when the Mogollon Mountains are still velvety silhouettes against the star-smeared sky and the predawn tranquility of the Gila Wilderness has swallowed us into the deepest valley of our dreams, we will be


Kings of the Road

Their surroundings may be impersonal and impermanent, but when it comes to their freedom, truckers are in the driver’s seat.

Home Movies

Hollywood on the Brazos? That’s how it seemed this year, when everyone from Clint Eastwood to Drew Barrymore set up shop in Texas.

Tuff Stuff

Tuff Hedeman was born in El Paso and raised on rodeo. Today he’s one the best bull riders in the world.


State Fare: Savory Roast Pheasant

The bird on your Thanksgiving table this year should be pheasant—specifically, the savory roast pheasant with garlicky sausage jambalaya dressing from Cheryl and Bill Jamison’s new cookbook, Texas Home Cooking (Harvard Common Press). Rubbed with a pungent Tabasco seasoning, this handsome variation on the holiday menu takes an excursion through



Spin Lawyer

High-powered Houston attorney david Berg dominates the court of public opinion.


Shock TV

An X-rated safe-sex video imperils public access telivision in Austin.

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