October 1981 Issue



Throw It to Me!

Drew Pearson, Tony Hill, and Butch Johnson are wide receivers for the Dallas Cowboys - in other words, they’re artists, egomaniacs, fierce competitors, and the heart of the team.


City of Destiny

An antinuclear neutralist, animal liberationist, Welsh nationalist, aspirant anarchist - and consummate travel writer - spends five full days in Houston, Texas.


Waste Makes Money

In With No Fear of Failure you’ll learn how you, too, can turn rags into riches. Daddy’s Girl knows Southern discomfort. Petroleum Politics and the Texas Railroad Commission is the history of our own little OPEC.


Smitten Kittens

The lovers in The French Lieutenant’s Woman are just this side of maudlin, but the movie itself is harder to take than they are.


State Secrets

State Secrets

Muse’s shaky takeoff; Mark White on the sport; Bob Bullock’s special grace; aging Texas money.



Texas Monthly Reporter

Raising cain over Sam Houston’s house; searching for the face that will sell a million blue jeans; going bust in the refinery business.

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