September 1990 Issue



Mad at the World

It’s hard to be Mr. Nice Guy when your son has suffered brain damage, your insurance has been canceled, and your life is in an uproar.



Call Me

My phone habit saps my energy and drains my wallet. But wait—there’s my other line. Can you hold?


Devout Discord

A bishop and a believer challenge pro-choice Catholics—and force Corpus Christi into a crisis of conscience.



State Wide Reporter: Knife Fight

Is this the knife Jim Bowie took to the Alamo? Owner Bart Moore and Spirit of the Alamo founder John Stokes believe that the bladesmith’s stamp and Bowie’s name prove it is.


Soda Bread

4 cups all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons powdered sugar 1 tablespoon salt 2 teaspoons baking soda 1/2 cup shortening 2 cups buttermilk 1/4 cup caraway seeds 1 egg yolk 4 tablespoons milkPreheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix together flour, sugar, salt, and soda. Cut in shortening, add buttermilk, and mix until


State Fare: Neil Doherty’s Whiskey-Cured Salmon

Neil Doherty, the executive chef at the Marker in Houston’s Adam’s Mark Hotel (2900 Briarpark Drive) was something of a child prodigy. By 21, he was already a head chef in his native Ireland, where he learned the value of cooking with local ingredients such as seaweed and nettles. He



The Shining; Looming Large; Building a Better Cookie; Once Upon a Wall.

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