September 1993


The Texas 100

Aug 31, 1993 By Texas Monthly

We could show you pie charts or a thirty-minute infomercial, but take our word for it: Ross Perot is still the richest Texan.

Windy’s City

Aug 31, 1993 By Texas Monthly

Forget what you’ve heard about wacky Waco. In the fifties, as Windy Drum’s photographs demonstrate, the city was bustling, optimistic, and all-American.

The Comeback Kink

Aug 31, 1993 By Evan Smith

After ten low-key years, country singer turned mystery novelist Kinky Friedman is once again poised to hit the big time.

The Seduction of Cruiser and Bruiser

Aug 31, 1993 By Skip Hollandsworth

Police officers Randy Harris and Swany Davenport were called heroes for busting Dallas drug dealers. But when they broke the laws they had pledged to uphold, the dealers cried foul—and the heroes got busted.

True Fit

Jan 20, 2013 By Joe Nick Patoski

Comfort, style, and identity are a few of the reasons why Texans will be forever in blue jeans.


Pasta Primavera

Aug 31, 1993 By Texas Monthly

1/4 cup julienne red bell pepper 1/2 cup quartered roma tomatoes 1/3 cup each broccoli florets, 2-inch asparagus and green bean pieces, and julienne zucchini 1/3 cup fresh-cut corn 1/3 cup julienne carrots 1/3 cup quartered marinated artichoke hearts 1/3 cup quartered mushrooms…

Shrimp and Scallop Skewers with Avocado Sauce

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

Shrimp and Scallop Skewers 16 jumbo shrimp 16 large sea scallops 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil Salt and pepper to taste Devein and butterfly shrimp, leaving head and tail on. Wrap each shrimp around a scallop, 4 pairs to a skewer. Coat with oil, season, and…


The Natural

Aug 31, 1993 By Joe Nick Patoski

In his new release, Jimmie Dale Gilmore sings country music the way it’s supposed to be sung—pure and easy.

Altered State

Aug 31, 1993 By Jim Atkinson

A year after a grand mal seizure left me convulsing on the floor, I’m still finding my way back into everyday life.


State Fare
State Fare

Jan 20, 2013 By Patricia Sharpe

Think casual entertaining, and you think “grill.” This dish, from the New Southwestern bistro Third Coast Rotisserie and Grill in Houston, propels tradition up a notch. The shrimp and scallop skewers, a creation of executive chef Gary Tottis, take one of Texas’ great natural resources— seafood—and give it a distinctive…


Kid Heaven

Aug 31, 1993 By Mimi Swartz

One boy’s excellent adventure at the new playground of the nineties.

Joe v. Bob

Aug 31, 1993 By Paul Burka

American CEO Crandall and plaintiff’s lawyer Jamail waged the latest airline war in court.

Feats of Laredo

Aug 31, 1993 By Dana Rubin

Trade with Mexico has made this onetime border pit stop Texas’ fastest-growing city.