September 1979

Features

Easy Money

Aug 31, 1979 By Mike Hicks

Faster than a speeding Master Charge, funkier than a garage sale, able to leap bad credit ratings in a single bound. Look, up at the sign! It’s a bank! It’s a store! It’s Super Pawn!

Why Teachers Can’t Teach

Jan 20, 2013 By Gene Lyons

Our system of training teachers is a crime that robs taxpayers of millions of dollars, robs potential teachers of competence and self-respect, and robs our kids of a decent education.

Miscellany

State Secrets

Aug 31, 1979 By Paul Burka

Not-so-little leaguer finds fountain of youth; schools have to test and tell whether Johnny can’t read; Houston’s new shingle ordinance tries to lock the barn door.

Columns

Hearts and Minds

Aug 31, 1979 By William Martin

Welcome to Dallas’ first Baptist, the largest Baptist church in the world, with a pastor and a service to match; a more modest path to religious enlightenment leads you to Houston’s Emerson Unitarian.

Reporter

Texas Monthly Reporter

Aug 31, 1979 By John Bloom

B-a-a-d government meddling irks Texas goat and sheep raisers; something’s rotten in Rotterdam, and it’s driving up oil prices; and the world’s best gymnasts are coming to Cowtown.