September 1987 Issue

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The Time of His Life

Henry Cisneros has the vision and charisma of a born leader. Does it matter that he has the soul of an Aggie?



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?

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.


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.



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.


Southwestern Crab Cakes

From Cooking: “I, Piscivore” by Gary Cartwright, in the September 1987 issue of Texas Monthly.1 large egg2 tablespoons mayonnaise, crème fraîche, or sour cream2 teaspoons Dijon mustard or the hotter Louisiana Creole mustardPinch of cayenne pepper1/2 teaspoon freshly ground white pepperPinch of salt1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce1 pound

Oyster-Parmesan Popovers

From Cooking: “I, Piscivore” by Gary Cartwright, in the September 1987 issue of Texas Monthly.4 large eggs¾ cup whole milk¾ cup all-purpose flour, sifted¼ cup finely grated Italian Parmesan cheese¼ teaspoon salt2 tablespoons fresh snipped chives, chopped basil, or chopped parsley2 tablespoons unsalted sweet butter (for


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.

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