September 1987 Issue


A Texan Looks at Lyndon

On the eve of the 1964 national elections, Texas historian J. Evetts Haley published a scathing attack on President Lyndon B. Johnson. The book sold seven million copies, but Johnson still won the race.


Guilty Until Proven Innocent

In 1980 a white girl was raped and murdered at Conroe High School, and the police quickly arrested a black janitorial supervisor. Now it looks as if the case wasn’t so open and shut after all.



Three shark attacks on the Texas coast this summer are making swimmers edgy and chambers of commerce ask one question: what’s going on out there?…


The Book Stops Here

For 68 years, Rosengren’s Books in San Antonio gave personal service, sought out both arcane and popular titles, and fostered a love of reading. It wasn’t enough to keep the store in business.



Oyster-Parmesan Popovers

From Cooking: I, Piscivore by Gary Cartwright, in the September 1987 issue of Texas Monthly. 4 large eggs 3/4 cup whole milk 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, sifted 1/4 cup finely grated Italian Parmesan cheese 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons fresh…


Southwestern Crab Cakes

From Cooking: I, Piscivore by Gary Cartwright, in the September 1987 issue of Texas Monthly. 1 large egg 2 tablespoons mayonnaise, crème fraîche, or sour cream 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard or the hotter Louisiana Creole mustard Pinch of cayenne pepper 1/2 teaspoon…


State Secrets

State Secrets

The new tax bill kicks oil when it’s down; the Houston Chronicle is alive and kicking the Post); the premature end of TranStar: the premature beginning of Jim Mattox.



Texas Monthly Reporter

On the cutting edge with Ollie North; Donna Rice on the cutting room floor; cutting corners to find good Vietnamese restaurants; and the gig ‘em gourmet cookbook, the Aggies’ unkindest cut of all.

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