October 1981 Issue
The Failures That Made Texas
When it comes to flops and fiascos, Texans can outdo anyone.
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?
All about the bird and the beasts.
Muse’s shaky takeoff; Mark White on the sport; Bob Bullock’s special grace; aging Texas money.
Roar of the Crowd
The plights of rivers, writers, and children.
Airs above the ground.
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.
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
With the Doman method of learning, your child may know as much as you do before he starts first grade.
A Fan in Exile
One man’s long-distance love affair with the New York City Ballet.
A Little Bit of Heaven
Once the Hill Country meant small towns and Spartan values; now it’s ranchettes and easy living.
Behind the Lines
In defense of failure—and success.
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.
Around the State
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.