October 1981


I Have a Scheme

Sep 30, 1981 By Harry Hurt III

Andrew Jefferson was on his way up in the judicial system. Larry Cager was a rising star in the Houston Area Urban League. Together they were giving the city’s black population the leadership it had always needed. And then along came trouble.


Sep 30, 1981 By Suzanne Winckler

They’re ugly little things, but you’ve got to respect them.

Losing Big

Sep 30, 1981 By Paul Burka

Everybody knows the story about the young Texan who goes into business, works hard, and makes millions. But what happens when his luck runs out?

Throw It to Me!

Sep 30, 1981 By Jan Reid

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

Sep 30, 1981 By Jan Morris

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


Waste Makes Money

Sep 30, 1981 By John Bloom

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

Sep 30, 1981 By James Wolcott

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.

The Minds of Babes

Sep 30, 1981 By Texas Monthly

With the Doman method of learning, your child may know as much as you do before he starts first grade.


State Secrets
State Secrets

Sep 30, 1981 By Paul Burka

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


Texas Monthly Reporter

Sep 30, 1981 By Texas Monthly

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