October 1994

Features

Politics
The Politics of Winning

Sep 30, 1994 By Paul Burka

In the final weeks, the governor’s race is too close to call. Here’s an analysis of what it will take to win.

Columns

Crime
Trial and Error

Sep 30, 1994 By Audrey Duff

Fred Zain was once a star witness for the prosecution, but his testimony may have sent innocent men to jail.

Behind the Lines
Shape Up

Sep 30, 1994 By Gregory Curtis

Edward Blum ran for Congress in 1992, lost, and then decided to change America. He has succeeded. He was one of six plaintiffs in a Texas case that, along with similar cases in North Carolina and Louisiana, will help reverse the racial separation and antagonism that infects our public life.

Books
Hot and Heavy

Sep 30, 1994 By Robert Draper

A saga of lust and revenge with a corpulent heroine establishes Carol Dawson as Texas' most promising new writer.

Religion
Sunday Best

Sep 30, 1994 By William Martin

With love, discipline, and old-time religion, Kirbyjon Caldwell has built one of Texas’ most vital churches.

Recordings
Tour de Folk

Sep 30, 1994 By Joe Nick Patoski

Diverse styles and a shared devotion to fold music mark new releases by Nanci Griffith and Robert Earl Keen.

Politics
Driven to It

Sep 30, 1994 By Paul Burka

The law says customers can file their own car papers and save fifty bucks. In practice, forget it.

Music
Lonely Song

Sep 30, 1994 By Jason Cohen

The troubled imagination that fuels Daniel Johnston's powerful new album could also prove his undoing.

Miscellany

State Fare
State Fare

Jan 20, 2013 By Patricia Sharpe

October in Texas doesn’t always mean cool weather, but it does mean the beginning of quail season. At Anthony’s in Houston, chef Bruce McMillian stuffs the small succulent birds with seasoned wild rice and couscous, roasts them to a turn, and finishes them with a garnet-hued blackberry sauce. Hunters may…

Reporter

Reporter
Holy Tomato

Sep 30, 1994 By David McCormick

Entrepreneurs in Donna are saving the good name of the real Texas tomatoes that come in a can.

Reporter
All Fired Up

Sep 30, 1994 By Evan Smith

A ban against hunting dogs is turning some East Texas hunters into backwoods pyros.

Web

Recipe
Stuffed Quail with Blackberry Essence

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

Stuffed Quail 1 tablespoon butter 1/4 cup diced celery 1/4 cup diced onion 1/4 cup diced carrots 1 cup cooked wild rice 1 cup cooked couscous 1 1/2 teaspoons rubbed sage Salt and pepper to taste 4 deboned quail 1/4 cup…