September 1986


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.


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…

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…


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

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.


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.