September 1989 Issue

On the Cover

“I Loved the Dapper Bandit”

She was a hooker. He was a race car driver. They fell in love. She moved in. He put on his three-piece suit and went to work. She was always on call. They fought. She moved out. Then she found out that his real job was bank jobs.



The Wolf Experiment

In a program that will serve as a model for saving other endangered animals, the red wolf has been rescued from extinction—but will it ever roam free in Texas again?


Domain Supplement

Pear and White Chocolate Mousse

3/4 cup sugarJuice of 1/2 lemon2 pears, peeled, seeded, and quartered2 packages gelatin powder, soaked in 1/2 cup cold water9 ounces white chocolate6 egg yolks3 ounces dark rum1 cup heavy cream4 egg whitesPinch cream of tartarBring sugar, juice, and 1/4 cup water to boil. Add pears; boil until very soft.

Specialty of the House

Our second annual peek into household recipe files across the state reveals a cornucopia of ethnic treats, including Creole-style oysters and a cheesy seafood staple from the isles of Greece.


3 pounds fresh Pacific whitefish, snapper, or speckled trout 6 limes 3 to 4 tomatoes, chopped 3 to 5 jalapeños, seeded and chopped 1 larger onion, chopped 1/4 to 1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped 1 garlic clove, chopped 2 tablespoons olive oil Salt and black pepper, to tasteCut fish into 1/2-inch

Thin Italian Pizza

DoughMakes 4 Twelve-Inch Pizzas1 package rapid-rise yeast 1 cup warm water 1/8 teaspoon salt 3 cups unbleached white flour 8 tablespoons olive oilDissolve yeast in water. Let proof a few minutes; then add salt. On smooth clean surface, make mound of flour with well in center. Pour yeast mixture into

Creole Oysters

1 quart oysters, drained2 cups Italian bread crumbs (Progresso)1 cup grated Parmesan cheese3 tablespoons chopped parsleyJuice of 2 lemons3/4 cup olive oil1 garlic clove, crushed1/2 to 1 tablespoon crushed red pepperSalt, to tastePut oysters in baking dish. Mix remaining ingredients together. Top oysters with mixture. Bake at 350 degrees until

Curried Broccoli Soup

2 pounds broccoli 2 medium onions 3 tablespoons butter or margarine 1 3/4 teaspoons curry powder 2 cans regular-strength chicken broth (14 ounces each) Sour cream (optional, for chilled soup)Trim tough stem ends from broccoli. Cut off 1 cup tiny florets from broccoli, steam separately until tender, and set aside

Spaghetti and Meatballs recipe

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Recipe from Rob Mosbacher, Jr.Meatballs3/4 pound ground beef 1/4 pound ground pork 1 cup fine dry Italian bread crumbs 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese (optional) 1 sprig parsley 1 garlic clove, minced 1/2 cup milk 2 eggs, beaten Salt and pepper, to taste 3 tablespoons vegetable oilSauce1 onion, chopped 1



State Secrets

Fire Alarm

Why the Houston fire department needs chauffeurs; a Colorado controversy pits the Basses against Coors; the ecstasy and the agony at Vinson and Elkins.

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