September 1986 Issue

Features

Feature

Texas Primer: Ma Ferguson

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

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

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

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

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

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

State Secrets

State Secrets

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

Shopping

Shopping

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

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

Columns

Movies

Getting Even Gets Old

Revenge has seldom been so incendiary, but Heartburn fails to ignite; Blue Velvet is for the brave; Club Paradise is for the jolly.

Jazz

Midland’s Bebop Bash

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

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

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