October 1986

Features

Beyond Halloween

Sep 30, 1986 By Geoff Winningham

On the Day of the Dead, Mexicans mock death with candy skulls and papier-mache coffins. But in the darkness of a graveside vigil, the mockery gives way to tears.

Going For Broke

Sep 30, 1986 By Peter Elkind

In boom times, John Connally and Ben Barnes used their political magic to build a sprawling real estate empire. Now they’re in a desperate struggle to keep themselves afloat.

Web

On the Menu – Cappyccino’s

Sep 30, 1986 By Helen Thompson

Cappyccino’s 10 Ideas To Improve Life Say please and thanks Avoid malls, discounters, and mass merchants Take Sundays off Plant seeds Enjoy sunrises and sunsets Make 100 year decisions Mass media only in moderation…

Miscellany

State Secrets

Sep 30, 1986 By Paul Burka

A price for peace on the Guadalupe River; favorites and long shots in the Texas racetrack derby; a key decision for Lloyd Bentsen.

Columns

For the Love of Bach

Sep 30, 1986 By W. L. Taitte

The Dallas Bach Society combines crackerjack musicians, a well-trained choir, and top-ranked vocal soloists—the result is a baroque-music lover’s dream.

Partners in Crime

Sep 30, 1986 By Jan Reid

David Lindsey stalks Houston cops, through the violence the violence and around the blood, in search of another mystery novel.

Reporter

Texas Monthly Reporter

Sep 30, 1986 By Joseph Nocera

The Harris Count Administration Building isn’t big enough for both Jon Lindsay and Mike Driscoll; Ray Perryman, a reporter’s best friend; a lucky accident brought Ethiopians—and Ethiopian restaurants—to Dallas.