October 1993


The Last Dance

Sep 30, 1993 By Kathy Lowry

Fire may have destroyed the oak tree at Crider’s Hill Country dance hall, but our fond memories of it will always live on.

Manhunt at Menard Creek

Sep 30, 1993 By Robert Draper

The death of a thief in the Big Thicket has federal officials probing the conduct of local lawmen—and local lawmen complaining about a federal vendetta against the Texas prison system.


Plantain Chips

Sep 30, 1993 By Texas Monthly

4 large green plantains Canola oil Salt to taste Peel plantains under running water (to avoid staining hands) and slice thinly. In large cast-iron skillet, heat 11/2 to 2 inches oil. Fry plantain slices in 2 or 3 batches until browned. Drain on paper towels, place in paper…

Mango-Fig Chutney

Sep 30, 1993 By Texas Monthly

1/4 teaspoon whole peppercorns 1 teaspoon roughly chopped ginger root 1/2 tablespoon orange zest 1/4 teaspoon cardamom seeds 1 jalapeño, roughly chopped 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/2 cup brown sugar Juice of one orange and one lime 1 26-ounce jar mango slices…

Hickory-Smoked-Chicken Chile Relleno

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

6 large whole poblano chiles 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 2 1/2-pound hickory-smoked chicken 2 celery stalks, finely chopped 1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onion 1/2 cup pecan pieces 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 2 small pears, thinly sliced 1/4 cup Riesling wine…


Hoof in Mouth

Sep 30, 1993 By Dana Rubin

The biggest brouhaha in Dallas isn’t about taxes, potholes, or garbage collection. It’s about seventy bronze steers.

Never Say Die

Sep 30, 1993 By Audrey Duff

The Texas Resource Center’s aggressive defense of death row inmates has its critics screaming bloody murder.


State Fare

Jan 20, 2013 By Patricia Sharpe

Autumn along San Antonio’s Paseo del Rio is truly a season of change—especially at the Zuni Grill (511 River Walk), where chef David James’s revamped menu creates a casual and innovative bill of fare with an intentional nod to the Southwest. But don’t expect a run-of-the-mill chile relleno at Zuni.