September 1986

Features

Feature
Texas Primer: Ma Ferguson

Aug 31, 1986 By Jan Reid

She unmasked the Klan and worried about the role of women, but she listened more to her husband than to the suffragettes.

Feature
The Faulty Cure

Aug 31, 1986 By Dick Reavis

Houston is famous for medical cures. But when British rock star Ronnie Lane came to town with a crippling disease and $1 million for research, all he got was crippling legal problems.

Feature
Wide Open Spaces

Aug 31, 1986 By Stephen Harrigan

The Chihuahuan Desert is a place of extremes, where the visitor not only observes but participates in the struggle for life and death.

Web

Recipe
Barney McBee’s Texas Goat Sauce

Aug 31, 1986 By Texas Monthly

1/2 cup vegetable oil 2 onions, chopped 1 clove garlic, mashed 1 32-ounce bottle ketchup 3 tablespoons yellow mustard 2 cups black coffee 1 cup distilled vinegar 1 lemon, cut in half 6 tablespoons chili powder 3 good taps Worcestershire sauce…

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On the Menu: Cabrito

Aug 31, 1986 By Helen Thompson

For more than twenty years, the central Texas town of Brady has staged the World Championship Barbeque Goat Cook-off on Labor Day weekend. Cabrito is a delicacy that has its ardent admirers—and many detractors. To those who have failed to see the merit in a crunchy yet tender piece of…

Miscellany

The Quidnunc
The Quidnunc

Aug 31, 1986 By Mark Seal

Checking in with Corpus’ famous insurance writer; smelling celebrity flowers with Leonard Tharp; sharing some Jello-O with Dionne Warwick

State Secrets
State Secrets

Aug 31, 1986 By Paul Burka

Are the Elissa’s sails trimmed for good? The Chronicle finds a possible buyer close to home—very close; mashing the mass transit tax.

Downtown
Downtown

Aug 31, 1986 By Jim Atkinson

Bail bonding is one Texas business that’s recession proof.

Shopping
Shopping

Aug 31, 1986 By Mimi Swartz

From goggle that let you see in the dark to voice changers that you sound like Daffy Duck, the Counter Spy Store is stocked for the age of paranoia.

Post-Modern Times
Post-Modern Times

Aug 31, 1986 By Michael Ennis

Two gleaming office towers are going up face to face in downtown Austin. Now their marketing managers have to rent the town asunder.

Columns

Jazz
Midland’s Bebop Bash

Aug 31, 1986 By Doug Ramsey

What’s remarkable about this exclusive jazz party isn’t just that it’s in Midland. The biggest surprise comes when the music starts.

Reporter

Reporter
Texas Monthly Reporter

Aug 31, 1986 By kellyfero

Fashion shifts at Farah; Dave Pelz’s putter problems; will the Dallas establishment’s mayoral candidate please stand up?