October 1985


The Dream Lives On

Sep 30, 1985 By Byron Harris

Four of the many small high-tech companies betting that they have the excitement, momentum, market, and business savvy to succeed where others have failed.

The Kathy Ratings

Sep 30, 1985 By Susan Chadwick

Kathy Whitmire’s substantial achievements as mayor of Houston are overshadowed by her bad public image and political ineptitude—not a good situation for a candidate seeking a third term.


Wilted Salad

Sep 30, 1985 By Texas Monthly

Recipe From Josephine Street Cafe This recipe makes a lot, so plan to use it when you have your next barbecue—and invite a crowd! 9 heads of iceberg lettuce 4 cups diced tomatoes 2 1/2 cups sliced olives (ok, go ahead and use the pimiento-stuffed olives) 1/2…

On the Menu: Josephine St.

Sep 30, 1985 By Helen Thompson

JOSEPHINE STREET CAFE is a classic Texas roadhouse in an era where there are no more roads, just freeways. In fact, the freeway—Highway 281—roars over the patio, but that doesn’t seem to deter the loyal patrons of this popular neighborhood hangout. Nor did the recent collision of a truck with…


State Secrets

Sep 30, 1985 By Paul Burka

Rough sailing for the water plan; sore losers at MHMR; a free ride for Mattox; now a word on behalf of ambulance chasing.


Sep 30, 1985 By Jim Atkinson

The maddest crowd in town? The incensed citizens at the Dallas Auto Pound who have to shell out for the privilege of reclaiming their towed vehicles.



Waxy Buildup

Sep 30, 1985 By James Wolcott

Plenty isn’t enough; Year of the Dragon is a yellow-devil hysteria; uncompromised casting makes Compromising Positions click; Volunteers imposes eighties cynicism on sixties idealism.