November 1994 Issue

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The Sins of the Father

Is Charles Voyd Harrelson a natural-born killer? His movie star son, Woody, isn’t sure—but I am.


Sympathy for the Devils

Riding the rapids of Texas’ last major unpolluted river is dangerous enough. But trample the private property around it and you could really get hurt.



Sea Change

Unchecked growth of microscopic algae has muddied the water—and threatened the future—of Laguna Madre.


Stuck in the Middle

Shut out by the left, distrusted by the right, shunned by voters obsessed with change: What’s a conservative Democrat to do?

State Fare: Venison in Pistachio-Cranberry Sauce and Wild Rice With Pecans and Sun-dried Tomatoes

Venison is the name of the game in this stylish take on a Texas classic from Hunter’s Moon in Fredericksburg. Partners and chefs Cynthia Castleberry and Alan Hirsch embellish the lean meat with a lush demiglace-based sauce incorporating cranberries, pistachios, ginger, and sherry. The final kick comes from the judicious



Bud Wet

Now that his plan for a new domed stadium has been foiled, the testy Houston Oilers owner ponders his next move.


Tiny Matters

Dallas’ James Burnett is single-handedly resurrecting the fortunes of his has-been idol, Tiny Tim.


Pistachio-Cranberry Sauce

3/4 cup dried cranberries 2 cups white wine (such as Chardonnay) 2 shallots, roughly chopped 1/2 teaspoon roughly chopped garlic 1 1/8-inch slices ginger root 2 to 4 mesquite-smoked jalapeños, seeded, available from Stonewall Chili Pepper Company (800-232-2995) or in specialty stores; or canned chipotle chiles, rinsed and seeded 2


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