November 1995 Issue

Features

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.

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.

Web

Wilted Red Chard

2 to 3 bunches red chard 2 tablespoons mild vinegar 2 tablespoons butter salt and pepper to tasteRemove 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. Guacamole garnish

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 until

Grilled Pork in Cascabel Cream Sauce

Cascabel Chile Purée8 to 10 dried cascabel chiles 2 cups chicken stockSeed chiles and toast in a sauté pan. Put stock and chiles in a saucepan and simmer 15 minutes. Purée in a blender.Marinade for Pork1/2 cup chile purée (recipe above) 1 cup chicken stock 1/3 cup peanut oil 2

Columns

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.

Miscellany

State Secrets

Cop Crisis

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

Reporter

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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