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Remember when children played dress-up in their own clothes? They still can.
On the Edge of Life
The Public Opera of Dallas aimed its first season at opera greenhorns and scored two bull’s-eyes.
UT reports on how well students from Texas schools do.
Prince’s Purple Rain is short on plot and dialogue but long on fancy anguish; The Bostonians is a namby-pamby treatment of Henry James’ biting novel.
A new Henry Lee Lucas mystery in Lubbock
It’s all here in black and white.
Great café meals, dubious political deals, Luckenbach’s ideals.
Trauma for Texas hospitals; more trouble (what else?) for Clinton Manges; why Doggett should win—but probably won’t; and real deals in Houston.