November 1995 Issue



Mrs. & Mrs. Bridge

Tobi Sokolow and Mildred Breed, two of the world’s expert cardplayers, have little in common—except a killer instinct.

Twelve Yards and a Cloud of Dust

The Tiny town of Mullin adopted its high school football heroes in more ways than one. These foster children and native sons had the time of their lives playing in the Super Bowl of six-man football.

Crude Awakening

There’s black gold in the South American rain forest—lots of it. Can the oil companies get it out without ruining the jungle and the way of life of the Indians who live there? The perils of drilling in the heart of darkness.

Hostile Makeover

Mary Kay Ash and Jinger Heath have made fortunes getting women to buy and sell their beauty products. But no lipstick or powder can conceal the ugliness between these Dallas cosmetics queens.



Wilted Red Chard

2 to 3 bunches red chard 2 tablespoons mild vinegar 2 tablespoons butter salt and pepper to taste Remove thick part of chard stems. Sauté leaves with remaining ingredients until just barely wilted. To serve, place grilled pork medallions on top of sauce, with chiles rellenos and chard to side.


Chiles Rellenos

4 medium ancho chiles 1 cup cooked and seasoned black beans, well drained 1/4 cup mild goat cheese 1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar, such as Vermont 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro 2 to 3 tablespoons sliced green onions, tips and stems beer batter (your favorite recipe) Steam chiles 10 minutes or


Grilled Pork in Cascabel Cream Sauce

Cascabel Chile Purée 8 to 10 dried cascabel chiles 2 cups chicken stock Seed chiles and toast in a sauté pan. Put stock and chiles in a saucepan and simmer 15 minutes. Purée in a blender. Marinade for Pork 1/2 cup chile purée (recipe above) 1 cup chicken stock 1/3


Time Marches On

Computer-aided choreography, professional composers to score the music, mammoth budgets: At high schools and colleges across Texas these days, marking bands are playing for keeps.

The Real Medical Crisis

For reformers of the nations health-care system, ground zero may be Dallas’ Parkland Memorial Hospital, where the crush of uninsured patients with non-urgent complaints is affecting everyone’s care.


State Secrets

Cop Crisis

Are Texas cops as bad as Mark Huhrman? Ples: Why your cara rental rates are being driven up.

State Fare

State Fare

In the hands of chefs Raymond Taum and Robert Mayberry at Austin’s Brio, pork is more than just the other white meat.


Hype or Hero?

He’s won the support o Mexican Americans in El Paso; now he wants to win a seat in Congress. Is Silvestre Reyes’ attack on illegal immigration heroism or hype?

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