October 1989 Issue

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The Soul of East Texas

Reflections and recollections of life among the shadows of the Piney Woods.


The Day Leroy Died

When a small private bank was closed on August 7, depositors lost all of their money, a pillar of the community came tumbling down, and the town’s trusting way of life was shattered.



That Brainpower Guy

Incarnate Word was an obscure Catholic school before Lou Agnese launched his multimillion-dollar ad campaign. Now the college is booming, and Agnese is a local star.



Animal Fights

The Animal Liberation Front terrorizes Texas Tech: RVs lumber through the Big Bend drug net; eclectic eats served to a boogie beat in the Hill Country.


State Secrets

We Wuz Robbed

Water, water, everywhere—in New Mexico, but Texas can't have any; Mexico invades Texas; picking the winner in the race to succeed Mickey Leland.

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